That is my vow

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Collectively, Respectfully, Introspectively
You have to live it boldly
You have to live with vigorous reckless abandon
You have to tirelessly spin
In order to win
Win the race
Take first place
Because nobody knows
What’s gonna happen tomorrow
It may be joy and it may be sorrow
So I will borrow a phrase
From my mind
And remind myself and all of you
That here’s what I’ll do
I will rise up
I will rise like like a wave
I will rise up
In spite of the fear in my heart
I will understand
That what’s at stake is in the palm of my hand
So with vigorous reckless abandon
And deathly precision
I pursue my vision
To be, to live, to love
To be unapologetically whoever I want
And flaunt that I choose
To be happy and to heal that bruise
Of not knowing, I want to live for now
That is my vow

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Because I have you

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I could use some loving

The kind that is real and true

I could use some loving

Will it be from you?

I could use some loving and I don’t know what I’ll do

Because I’m fading fast

From that love him once gave me that wasn’t true

There was no love only poison which I drank

I drank down his words

So the lower I sank

Now my mind is blank

Except for thoughts that were untrue

Now I’m a little blue

But I’ll get over him too

I could use some loving

From someone who actually means it

Someone who isn’t just a good fit

Someone who really cares and understands

Someone to hold my face in their hands

And show me real love

Not falsehoods and ulterior motives

Just be gentle and genuine

Be my lover but also my best friend

Only then can we have no end

And withstand any storm

Because our fierce love will keep us warm

Keep us safe from harm

Because it was you that did charm me

Because I could use some loving

And you knew

So you held on tightly and stuck like glue

After all that you are, all that you do

I no longer need anything

Because I have you

Ode to quiet mornings

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I quickly awake
My glasses I take
From a large stack of books
As I take a long look
And the current time
And I feel sublime
I leap out of bed and turn on my lamp near my head
I proceed to think of what to wear while I make my bed
Yes, I make it every single day
Because I prefer it that way
I organize clothes and clutter
Whatever tune I want, I quietly mutter
No one else is even awake
So full advantage of that, I take
I go and recognize the quiet I have for hours
Summoning my greatest powers
I take a quick shower
I make delicious coffee
I begin listening to music
And writing some new poetry
Whatever comes to me
In the corners of my mind
I find peace and calm
I do not have a single qualm
About how long it took
To read that book
Okay, it was only 3 or 4 days
I like to read faster anyways
I manage my pace
As I embrace
This truly serene space
I think about all things
That can, are, or may be happening
This is how I prepare for my day
Ode to quiet mornings
May you forever in my heart and mind stay
You bring forth a serene and joyous, boundless, happy new day

Happy

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Dust off the old photos I found
Recognize the essence of my soul in every frame
Recognize these photos are my reality
They are moments when I was truly happy
Remember the old me
I forgot how many times I was happy
Lately I’ve been quite sick
And been quick
To accept my misery
However
Going through all the poems
All the pictures
I remember
Beauty
Joy
Love
Happiness
Family
Warmth
Nature
Wonder
I’ve been forgetting that happiness
Is right there
I can reach out and touch it
I decide I will
I decide there’s no more time to kill
And what a thrill
These old memories
Have brought to mind
That I was, am, and can be
Happy

The Rush

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I loved that day
That particular moment
Ponytail blowing in the wind
The sun warming my skin
Shorts and my favorite aqua shirt
And your giggling and screaming
Your begging to slow down
But I just speed up, legs feeling so free
In the woods, fresh air through my lungs
Running so fast
I washed it out
Because you said it was to dirty
So I used the hose
To wash the dirt and grim
I dried it
And you jumped in
I took you for a spin
Around grandma’s house
All I recall
Is the smile on your face
Us bonding as twins
And above all
I remember
The Rush