Learn to Live

I have learned how to live –
I have so much that I can give.
I value each minute I am here;
I make decisions without fear.
I have learned about my life,
now I know how to live it right.
Problems I have come and go,
but not the wisdom I now know.
Every lesson, I take with me
on my quest to travel with ease.
My eyes have grown wider,
making me a better fighter.
I walk around and I feel proud
that I can move without a sound.
I’m learning what it means to be
a steady boat sailing the sea.
Some waves don’t seem to break,
yet I love the way my boat shakes.

To Be Determined

I search for answers
to questions unknown.
I search for answers
not clearly shown.

I repeat this process
that leaves me weak.
Too tired to rest:
too worried to sleep.

I sit back and prepare
for surprises to come.
I am sure to care
for the place I’m from.

This life of mine
is to be determined.
I continue to shine
when darkness is certain.

I can’t lose track
of my progress.
I take a step.
I don’t look back.

I know my purpose
leaves me searching.
I know my life
is to be determined.

No Harm No Foul

Why mess with something

that minds its own?

Don’t call someone

who hates the phone.

Receive harm

and stop

before giving it back.

Avoid the top

and stay on track.

See the pain

before it’s shown.

Fan the flame

away from home.

Please Don’t

Harm others;

Focus and breathe.

Inhale and smile:

Feel

LOVE.

Exhale

PAIN.

Enough is Enough.

Don’t curse the rain!

No Harm. No Foul.

Live and Learn.

Appreciate the candle

as it burns.

A Hollow Tomorrow

I will live today with thoughts of tomorrow;
How I am feeling can change in a minute.
I continue to walk as my memories follow
and they will not stop until I am finished.

I push on as I fight these demons-
I do not show the scars I have.
Tired and confused, I find the reasons
for why I let these feelings pass.

Today is the day: Yesterday was too.
I waited and waited to see the sun.
Blinded by the light in a sky so blue,
I close my eyes before the day is done.

I have 24 hours before my body reboots,
before I have to start anew.
I see growing flowers and hanging fruits,
reminding me of the things I can do.

I feel so strange, I must accept it.
There is nothing I can do but let it be.
I wander for hours to a place I fit:
to a place where my worries run free.

Today I am feeling the way I should
and I must take it for what it is.
I would not change it if I could
because what I am feeling might be missed.

It is a new day:Time passed on
and how I was completeley went.
I accept these feelings before they're gone;
I value the day with no money spent.

What I am feeling will go away -
I must not dwell all that long.
These feelings of mine do not stay
as tomorrow plays a different song.

Heavy Heart Rd.

My heart weighs heavy

As these tears start flowing.

You and I were not ready

For the day now showing.

Heavy and full,

my heart pumps faster-

And fills my soul

With thoughts of disaster.

The sun showed up

not casting your shadow

as if that wasn’t enough

my waters became shallow.

“Why?” I ask. “Why me?”

The only words coming out.

For without you, I couldn’t be

And I say that with zero doubt.

Hard to swallow, I lift my heart

To relieve myself of this heavy load

And spread my arms out so far

Welcoming others driving this road.