Happiness, Heartaches, and Everything in between

Words are my weapons of choice to fight the demons of life.

Appearance Never Triumphed over Intelligence.



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If you would have told me a year ago that my life would be like this, I would’ve called your bluff. I never knew I could smile so big, laugh so hard, or be so happy.

V.

We will pave
Milky Ways
with our love.

IV.

I fell in love at a very young age
and I fell hard
I even brought you home to Mommy
I wanted to know everything there was to know about you
Everything about anyone who ever knew you
I did whatever I could to find a way to your house
to be engulfed in your love
I wanted to be wherever you were,
Even though it felt like you were everywhere I went
It was a young love,
but it was deeper than any love I had ever come into contact with

But somewhere along the way,
I lost sight of you
I found myself in the fast lane of life and you fell to the wayside
I allowed myself to reprioritize you into the depths of my life
I still spoke to you,
but not as often
Usually just to beg and plead,
then later again to thank you

Times changed
I changed
Found out things about myself that people told me you wouldn’t like
They told me I had to change in order to be loved
That the love I “chose” wasn’t worthy of you
Angry and hurt,
I turned my back on you,
Just as I felt you did to me
I let shared acquaintances get in between us
Let others get in the way of our love
I misplaced my faith
and had no intentions of relocating it

But I stand here to say
God, I am sorry.
I regret ever letting you go
I know this goes without saying because you know my heart but,
I know it might be awhile before the love is as strong as it was at first but will try
I will do what I can to find my way back to you,
To your kingdom

Because I think I still love you,
and I think you still love me too

III. To anyone who has ever questioned why I do this… Happy #NationalPoetryMonth

II.

She looks at me like her favorite piece of artwork.
Sometimes from behind the velvet rope,
and sometimes up close.
She stares,
Even though she’s seen me many times,
in many lights
She marvels like she did on first glance

She listens to me like her favorite album.
Closely for anything she’s never heard before,
Careful not to ruin the nostalgia of every beat.
All while loving me like it’s her first time.

She reads me cover to cover like her favorite book.
Memorizing every line,
Every keystroke that got me here.

She loves me like her favorite childhood stuffed animal,
Takes me everywhere she goes,
Holds me tight,
Careful not to lose me.

She loves me.
She loves me,
lets me know everyday without a word.
She loves me
… and I love her just the same.

I.

I will catch your tears.
I’ll mop your messes. 
I will levy your love. 
I will let your fears leak through the cracks left by past lovers. 
We’ll celebrate the tearing down of your Berlin walls. 
I’ll build you up. 
I’ll hug away the hurt. 
I will hold you until the harsh sun falls, and then some.

I will love every inch of you; 
of your battered being, 
of the perfect that God so gracefully sewed into your soul. 
I will love you. 
I will love you until I can’t anymore, 
and then I will find a way to fall in love all over again.

It’s seldom that I make a promise but,

I promise.

I will be participating in National Poetry Month.

By the end of the month, there will be a poem (or prose) for every day.

Just give me a few days to catch up.

Had the urge to record, so I did… in one take and left it completely unedited.

"This feels like falling in love…"

Patiently waiting for the day distance doesn’t invite itself into my love.

3 months ago I took a leap of faith out of my comfort zone and into the seemingly unknown. I packed my bags and left just about everything I knew in my rear view. I was hopeful yet afraid of where my journey would take me, but everyday has served as a reminder that I made the right choice. In these past months I’ve faced my share of changes and hardships but I made it out alive and unscathed. Honestly, I feel more than alive, I feel accomplished. I know that could not have done any of this on my own. So, I would like to express my gratitude to any and everyone who helped me as well as every single person who threw obstacles my way. I am stronger, happier, wiser, and more confident in myself than ever before. I have become a better person because of it, because of your immense support.

Thank you and God Bless.

I don’t get waves of missing you anymore, they’re more like tsunami tides in my eyes.

Ed Sheeran

People leave, and some never return… And the rest? The rest walk in and never walk away.

Every moment is one closer to love.

Nothing exceptional ever comes easy.

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