Nov 01

Marianne Williamson

We need Marianne Williamson to be the next president of the United States. 

Marianne not only knows what she's doing but she also knows what to say. She's talking about love and peace and harmony where other people are just digging us into a hole or talking about the problems instead of the solutions.
If you don't know who Marianne is, look her up. Watch her talk. Listen to her ideas. Some of it might sound really radical but that's the point. Love is radical nowadays. 
I got the chance to meet her this summer and talk to her. You know how some adults like listen to you then brush you aside? She looked in my eyes the entire time and talked to me like she would have any other person with a vote. 

Her favorite idea of mine is her plan for the Department of Children and Youth. We are being left behind and Marianne knows it. 
She's willing to fight for us and everyone across the world.
Oct 27

Autumn reflections

of broken bones
both young and old
and fall leaves dusty breath
atop the plain
of earthy face
lanterns light to catch
of shadows revealed
and creepy sounds
that houses play in the night
The autumn waits
while winter steals
the rest of her soft bright.
a darkness falls
that none can hear
but oh how they miss the light

 
Oct 23

Things to say

I am not one for secrets
a love of life with lies
is a lonely game
of fraying string
and dusty blue eyes
Scissors are for construction paper rockets
shatter glassy faced ceilings
burning buildings
ash drifting slowly to the ground
somedays the sun
green and black
against the slippery earth
falls upward and
tangos with stars
I am not one for silence
I am boiling ink and paper
I am strong
I am reslilient
I am here

 
Sep 27

I think you forget

I think you forget that we are listening.
I think you forget that we wake up and see the same news as you do.
We hear about the shootings,
The violence and the poverty,
The horrible, awful things in the world, too.
But the difference is we care.
We are taking steps to fix mistakes.
We are crowding our government buildings with signs.
We are posting social media messages of support and love for those who need it.
Every one of us wants to help.
We may be sitting at our breakfast table dreaming up ideas for change
Or we may be on the frontlines of this battle for social justice.
No matter where we are or where we come from
We demand change.
We wave the American flag in your faces because you have forgotten that you are not the only Americans.
Pride flags fly across our country but somehow we are still fighting for our rights.
You made mistakes and we are cleaning them up.
Aug 31

Introspective

Alone but not lonely

The world’s mine for the taking

I wonder how

To pretend I’m not breaking

I used to dream in colors

But they’ve faded away

I stand at imagination’s gates

The only color in my grey

My movie is ending

The stars share one last kiss

Popcorn thrown on the floor

Each kernel, a wish.

In my head I’m falling

I speak in rose petals

My smile’s full of sunshine

But encased in cold metal.

The future, the past

It’s all a big blur

I want things as they will be

Not as they were.

In silence, I’m scared

But words make me stronger

If letters were currency

Then I would finally prosper

But the spotlight is on me

My eyes are beaming with pride

 I’m starting to look for myself
Aug 22

August 22

Today I am special
Today I am funny
Today I cross fingers 
 that it will be sunny
Today I am thanked 
Today I am unique 
Today I am
The only person they need
Today I am happy
On the day of my creation 
When I stand on the stage 
I get a standing ovation 
Tomorrow I am ordinary 
Or so they all say
But right now
Today is my day.
Today I am the best 
Today I am free
Today is my birthday 
Happy Birthday to me

 
Jul 29

Free?

Dreams
Dark 
Broken
Listen
Falling
Dust
Sunset
Ending

tick tick tick tick

Stopwatch
Race
Glory
Fame
Empty
Silent

tick tick
we are all running 
it can't find us here


Tangled
Hands
Heart 
Mind
Life
Death
Fear

can we stop the world can turning?
can we stay here for a second
trapped in this one moment?


Ice
Cold
Night
Breath
Look
Inward

folding into themselves
these people
are they your puppets?
who are you to tell them to live?


Tell
Speak
Change
Affect

I'm scared here in the dark.
It's coming 
I can't stop it


Brave
Courage
Think
Special
Believe
Imagine

light is but a shadows reflection
come 
step forward
Jul 26

Beach

Jul 22

Light

light is a tricky thing
you see it in different shades
but it's always there
it's funny how sometimes i worry
but i somehow can't imagine the absense of light
the absence of you
it's like imagining nothingness
impossible
stars fill our eyes with hopes and dreams
for who knows what will happen
take a breath
and wish
a wish for me
a wish for you
a wish for us

 
Jul 18
poem 2 comments challenge: Hungry

Masked

This mask I wear
Firmly in place
Slips side to side 
On the plane of my face
Sometimes a brilliant brown eye
Peeks through
A worn ratty string
The only clue
That maybe I'm human
Behind this guise
I might be scared
But at least I'm alive
The earth looks strange 
Like it's inside-out
It sounds like a whisper
When I try to shout
Someday I hope
This mask will set me free
When I know
The right words for me.
 

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