A Thoughtful Marathon

I think back to the times we had
Finding the source of what makes me sad.
I remember bits and pieces of us:
Memories I can’t completely trust.
I feel this pain cut so deep:
Haunting memories that won’t let me sleep.
I forget some things, but I remember most.
I still remember… that’s why I coast.
I can’t seem to break this thought
And what we had can’t be taught.
Your shadow casts as this pain lasts.
I run away to only see you;
I can’t escape no matter what I do.
I keep on running until I’m free
knowing these thoughts will never leave.

Note to Self

Life vs. Death,
Light vs. Dark.
Up vs. Down,
Never vs. Now.
Pain vs. Joy,
When vs. How.
So much weight
must be balanced.
Life as we know it
So much to consider
in all our years.
So much to learn.
So little time.
I get so lost
between each rhyme.
I must find a way
and make it mine.
Before we depart,
just know I’m fine.

Life, Love, and All Of The Above

Love life and its light.
Love life alright.
Live, laugh, and love.
Leave nothing.
Be something.
All the Above.
Be alive,
don’t break stride.
Push through.
You never knew
 you could do.
Smile, cry, and love.
Practice all of the above.
Be what you weren’t
Don’t forget to love.
Enjoy life.
Enjoy the journey.
Start your fire
And watch it burn.
Enjoy the flame.
Be glad you came.
Live, Live, and Live.
Be happy.
Love from the core.
Do all of the above
And nothing more.

The Zoo in You

We are boxed in from the day we begin.
Living in exhibits created by others.
We are boxed in, both ladies and men.
It is the same for both fathers and mothers.
The one track mind stays on repeat
and no one seems to change the song.
We tried so hard to move our feet
but we failed to leave our seat.

Self Love

Do you love yourself
the way I love you?
Do you need help
to love yourself too?

I battle to become loved:
a battle I often lose.
I trust myself – it is tough;
I’m the one in my shoes.
I’ve loved and laughed
but I’ve lost myself.
I’ve thought and sat
as I’ve barely felt.

I’ve been lost and now I’m here
and now I can see I’m in the clear.
I’ve found love and looked within;
I’ve found love in places I been.
Let me ask, is life a task?
Please take off any masks.

Life is life. I don’t know much.
All I know is I lost my touch.
I’ve ran out of love. It’s what I need.
Teach me to love, that’s what I plead.
Life is hard, but I must succeed –
Show me how to plant this very seed.

First, you will learn to accept,
Move on, and know what’s left.
Find love and give it to yourself
before you need someone else.
Smile… it may take awhile –
Continue to love for every mile.
I love myself and you should too.
before the wrong people do.

I Love You and Always Love Yourself


Lost in Thought (L.I.T)

I swim freely in the ocean
derived from my thoughts.
Blue, vast, and open…
Just picture me floatin’.
I swim circles
in my thoughts.
The Waters have no end
and it doesn’t mend.
Afraid to drown,
I look for help – I cry out.
I don’t pretend.
Little did I know; I was alone.
My swim turns into a float
on my back,
I face the angry sun.
This was before
I bumped your boat.
That’s when my life begun.
My cry for help
echoed and carried
to another swimmer
I’m no longer afraid.
Above the water
is where we’ll stay.