The Nature of It

tears cascade
like a waterfall
down rosy cheeks
into saltwater pools
that moisten the ground
where hopes, dreams, flowers grow
for love and lost
has never been so


Being Human

one heart
dances rhythmically
in our chest
pumping blood
through a series of canals
pulse with life
hearts may break
dreams may shatter
may flood our eyes
is patient
becoming the past
as we march on
we rise and fall
and rise again
like a Phoenix from the ashes
we are

Rise and Fall

all shooting stars fall to earth
most angels fall from grace
all leaves fall with changing seasons
most sinners fall at the end of their days

there’s heaven in your eyes
and pleasure on your face
the devil lives inside
these twisted games you play

memories arise
some things can’t be erased
the past is left in dust
some things can’t be changed

broken wings can’t fly
and broken words falter
mind and soul contradict
our heart’s true desire

A Way Back

words unsaid
actions undone
leaves a bad taste
on the tip of the tongue

missteps taken
opportunities lost
moments become the past
and turn to dust

frustrations mount
confusion swarms
as the heart still swoons
and hopes for more

a casual talk
a warm embrace
leads to heated thoughts
while the heart and mind race

secrets abound
hesitation exists
time is fleeting
yet there’s restrained feelings

soulful look
captures a gaze
but words still hide
behind soft lips for day

dangerous risk
loving touch
a kiss on the cheek
says so much

broken dam
words flood the air
captures back an honest stare
as the truth is told once more


the risen specters
once buried
in the graveyard of memories
now haunt my every step
make my heart race
pull me in
embrace me
with beautiful dreams
as tears cascade
you run through my veins
a toxic chemical
a drug
a touch
a feeling
as memories are seared
to my skin
my mind
my heart
like tattoo ink
forever carried
shall slowly return
to the earth
while spirits are laid to rest
in the graveyard of memories

Two Year Anniversary

When I started this blog two years ago it was for the joy of writing.

I love words, stories, as well as the lessons and stories that life teaches us. I didn’t want to be told what to write. I wanted to write about the things that I’m passionate about, and, maybe even more importantly, I wanted to write about things that mattered, or I thought mattered, and maybe even things that inspired and helped others. I wanted to write about life, people and all the things in-between.

In the time I’ve had this blog its transformed and grown into more then I could’ve imagined. I’ve written more life narratives and added poems, posts about traveling and much more.

I want to thank all of my followers. I want to thank those of you who have been with me since the very first post and to those who have just recently joined in on this journey. You are as much a part of this blog as I am. Thank you for your support over the last two years. I look forward to the future and the future of this blog.

Here’s to another year!

Thank you all!