Mar 16

SHE SEES YOU

She sees you 
As you burn secrets into her skin
Searing her with your sins and
Sorrows
The scars will never fade.

She sees you 
As you rip the flesh from her 
Bones 
Destroying the very essence
That keeps you alive.

She sees you
As you tear down the memories
Of her most ancient 
Children
She has suffered so much 
And it is your fault.

She sees you 
Through her tears
She sees the 
Wounds
You inflict upon her body 
And her soul.

She sees you 
She counts the hours 
Until she can 
Destroy you
Her patience is unending 
But she has waited too long
She is weary of your greed 
And your ignorance.

She sees you 
She looks past the pain 
Broken promises
Crimes
Bloodshed
Heartbreak
She sees you.
Mother Earth sees all.


 



 
Mar 04

WHY CAN’T YOU SEE

You are strong 
You are smart, thoughtful, beautiful.
But you are blind.

Why can't you see the way
They look at you
They're so jealous 
Of your wisdom, your kindness,  
Your beauty, your power
So why do you hide?

Why can't you see the way 
That I look at you 
My admiration turns me
Into a puddle on the floor
I feel so helpless 
Beside your talent
But you are blind.

If only one day you could wake up
And see yourself
The way they see you 
The way I see you
You'd be so confident
You wouldn't try to hide 
You'd change the world
I know you can. 
So why can't you see?


 
 

Mar 03

Promises

Dear friends,
I promise to listen 
Even when I disagree.

Dear parents,
I promise to never forget 
What you have given me.

Dear siblings,
I promise to love you 
And always forgive.

Dear animals,
I promise to try to undo the damage 
That humans have done. 

Dear sickness,
I promise to fight for your victims 
And never give in to your cruelty.

Dear power,
I promise to never let you 
Get the best of me.

Dear poets,
I promise to honor your words 
And your opinions.

Dear life,
I promise to change  the world 
With kindness and wisdom.

Dear world,
I promise to be me.
Mar 03

PROMISES

Dear friends,
I promise to listen 
Even when I disagree.

Dear Parents,
I promise to never forget 
What you have given me.

Dear siblings,
I promise to love you 
And always forgive.

Dear animals,
I promise to try to undo the damage 
That humans have done. 

Dear sickness,
I promise to fight for your victims 
And never give in to your cruelty.

Dear power,
I promise to never let you 
Get the best of me.

Dear poets,
I promise to honor your words 
And your opinions.

Dear life,
I promise to change  the world 
With kindness and wisdom.

Dear world,
I promise to be me.

 
Jan 29

A NORMAL DAY AT THE OCEAN

The waves come roaring
To bury me in swirling seawater
Covering my head, arms, feet
Then suddenly retreating 
As if guilty for dowsing me so thoroughly.
I stand up 
Mentally shaking myself
I had only meant to get my feet wet 
But the tide swept in instantly 
And I am no match for the sea
I'd like to stay for hours
But I know it will be back
The water ALWAYS comes back 
Again, and again, and again.
 
Jan 20

The strength to cry

Who are you to tell me
That crying makes me look weak?
That's a lie.
Who are you to judge my emotions?
You have them too.
You're not Superman, after all.
Or maybe you don't feel 
Like I do,
Like everyone does,
Because you don't seem 
To understand that crying 
Is a source of immense strength.
The courage that it takes 
To allow yourself to be hurt,
To experience pain
And sorrow
And to learn how to move on,
That is the truth.
You just haven't yet found
The strength to cry.
Jan 18

WE WON ANYWAY

Sure, we're not the best team.
In fact, this was our first win this season
But we won anyway.
That was us 
WE scored those points
WE made those awesome plays
WE worked our butts off. 
Yeah, that was US!
WE had the confidence 
WE worked perfectly together 
WE had the strength to go for it.
We won anyway.
SO WHAT if we aren't perfect 
SO WHAT if we weren't right every time 
SO WHAT if the odds were against us.
That was us.
We won anyway. 


 

Jan 11

AFTER THE PARTY

After the party
I walk slowly around 
And pick up the objects
We tossed on the ground.
I dance to the music 
That someone left on 
But it's not as much fun 
Now that everyone's gone.
I pile up the tablecloths
Straighten the chairs
Dust off the surfaces 
Freshen the air.
Dad shows me the photos
That somebody took
My face, and my friends' 
Smile back as I look.
Though it's good to remember 
The great time we had
It still doesn't help me 
From feeling so sad.
I picture us laughing 
At jokes that we told
I remember the dancing
The moves we thought bold.
After the party 
I try to move on 
But nothing's much fun
Now that everyone's gone.
 

Jan 05

RAPUNZEL

Rapunzel
Is a legend 
A mystical work of art
The lonely, lovely lady
With the long, long hair
And that is all
Rapunzel is nothing 
Without her hair.

Rapunzel 
Is possibly the most sought after woman
In fairytale history
The -highly available- beauty 
With the long, long hair
But that is all.

Rapunzel 
Was supposed to be perfect
The charming piece of divinity 
The ever-loyal mistress of men 
Sitting patiently at the top of her tower
Combing her long, long hair
But truly, that is all.

Now let me ask you this 
What is Rapunzel 
Without her hair?
And the answer
Is that Rapunzel is nothing 
But a mask of fake femininity
The lonely, lovely lady
With the long, long hair.


 
Dec 23

WHEN I SING

When I sing
nothing seems important any more 
no problem is too trying 
no challenge too great 
when I sing
I can do anything.
 When I sing
I instantly start to smile 
I cannot help but find joy
in the wonderful music
when I sing 
my life becomes perfection.
When I sing
people pause and smile
”what a beautiful voice you have, honey”
they say
and I thank them
chuckling privately at how little they understand 
about the true beauty that occurs 
when I sing.

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