A Ride to the Other Side

Because I have wrapped up my first chapbook collection, I am starting a new one. Below you will find a link to the first chapbook of the new series. Enjoy!

Without further ado, I present you, A Ride to the Other Side

Physical copies coming soon…

Born to Ride

I fell like I was born to ride –
to never hide. I have this feeling
that removes all ceilings.
The sky is the limit and this ride
is not finished. I was born to ride-
to travel with pride – to be outside.
Although bumpy at times,
the rocky road will decompose.
This ride can’t be loathed.
I explore and try to see
more. I plea to be free.
I can’t complain about this;
I endure pain others dismiss.
I was born to ride on any bad day;
I was born to praise the road’s groove.
This worn-down road isn’t for play,
so I ride into the night with nothing
to prove and nothing to lose.

Waves Goodbye

Ocean waves behave irresponsibly, splashing away,
Not being afraid of the damage its causing.
Big and blue, the waves have lots to say
And what’ll you hear might be appalling
Not afraid, I confront the superior waves
And ask the questions that come to mind:
What will happen in the coming days?
“Depends on your attitude” The waves replied.
Back and forth, waves rolled in and rolled out,
Bringing lost items to the people on shore.
By the time it was over, I released all doubt
And appreciated the waves that much more.
I now wait for the waves to come back
But all I can see is undisturbed water.
Waiting all day until the night turns black
To wait more time as days grow harder.
“Where did the waves go?” I ask myself
As I sit alone on this empty beach.
“I have more questions...I need help”
I search for answers out of my reach.
After days alone, the waves reappear
And I listen to the waves as they meet my feet.
I slowly walk in the waters I feared
As I wave goodbye to the problems I beat.

The Ride

I ride out the day with a big smile

In hopes that you will stay awhile.

I ride to coast through the pain I have,

Pain that would drive others mad.

I wish I could drive life’s rocky road

And relieve myself of this heavy load.

I exist in a body that moves around

a space and time yet to be found.

I was asked to be normal but I refused

Because some things I just can’t lose.

I strive to be well but look at this weather,

What a terrible day to try to get better.