Frozen Roses

It can be a cold world.
I don’t have to tell you
that. We know this.
Events, people, places
can stop us in our tracks.
It can get chilly. Life can
freeze almost all things:
just not time. Not this
time. We must carry
the warmth needed
to keep us heated.
We must survive this
snowstorm that keeps
most frozen. Pedals
from your frozen roses
remind me to find truth –
to remain warm: alive.
Your frozen roses remind
me to search and find
love I have left behind.

All Things Considered

With all things considered,
my mind remains littered.
I try to take out the trash
to finally free up my mind.
At times, I think I live too fast;
I seem to always turn out fine.
With all things considered,
my mind remains filtered.
I attempt to block out past pain;
I’m not afraid to dance in the rain.
I have survived to feel alive –
I seem to always find the light.
With all things considered,
my mind is starting to feel better.
I possess the strength and power
to keep my riddled mind safe.
In this life, I will not cower
to the hate that others make.

The Deep End

I’ll never forget how to swim.

I’ll never forget this water I’m in.

Drifting away, I lost sight of the shore.

All night and day, I swim some more.

Powerful waves push me around.

I’ll do anything to not sink down.

As a kid, my feet touched the ground.

As an adult, I hear a different sound.

Bobbing up and down, I drift away.

Impossible to be found, I swim all day.

In a matter of years, this water got deeper.

This open water is a natural peace keeper.

I paddle through wakes for my own sake

as I swim to the deep end to meet my fate.