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Ben Estrada Sep 2018
Right on the edge of disconnection,
even though it's for our protection.
This has been my recollection,
to help aid our true connection.
This slot of time, such small a section,
is when imagination reaches true perfection.

tired y'all
Ben Estrada Sep 2018
Usually, the time that people are most scared

is when their primary sense of vision's impaired

True, other senses could guide us along

but wouldn't be able to let us be strong

Even though there may not be any light

we walk by faith and not by sight

For anything less than 20/20

faith will always be more than plenty

See what I did there?
Ben Estrada Jun 2018
When your eyelids are heavy, as heavy as lead,
when you're eyes can't keep open, all bloodshot red,
what you need most to lie down your head,
is a place to call home, a nice comfy bed.

Life's biggest blessings are what we take for granted.
Ben Estrada Nov 2018
When I was younger I actually wanted to act,
I liked the idea and I was good as a matter of fact.

Yes there is fortune, but that wasn't my first desire,
theatre is an art, which stirs emotional fire.

If it's 100 lines from a previous age,
or simply looking dead, pacing the stage.

Acting is awesome, and I'm sure most agree,
that is what theatre is to me.
Ben Estrada Sep 2018
No amount of guilt
can change the past

And no amount of anxiety
can change the future
Ben Estrada Jan 2019
If only this alien device did what it did.
Attach itself upon my wrist, show the secrets that it hid.
Give me superpowers, make me no ordinary kid.

Sometimes I'd like to run faster than sound,
or have an extra set of arms.
I'd like an IQ of 500,
or rock hard muscles.
I'd like to have animal instincts,
or a smoking hot ***.

My DNA doesn't hold anything special.
I still bleed when I fall down.
I may not be super by any means,
but I can still be someone's hero someday.
Because being only human may be my greatest weakness,
It's also my greatest strength.
I'm only human.
Ben Estrada Sep 2019
Subatomic sweet nothings
Gullible, easy, Earthlings
Dates way up above
Proton laser love
Watch the passing UFO
Don't the stars look beautiful?
Embarrassed by the way I acted
Whenever I whisper [REDACTED]
Do you like me for who I am?
Or do you want to put my brain in a can?
You can have it because I never want to be apart,
From your alien heart...
Watch, it's in my DNA.
Ben Estrada Sep 2018
Somewhere in the span of a blink of an eye,
is a place where I stop, under an oak tree I lie.
10 billion thoughts rush by in a flash,
some of them lovely, others quite brash.
When three weeks fly by but every moment is a million,
and the 100 mile journey is like the road to vermillion.
I observe the time around me the most enigmatic of streams,
and imagining its nature only rests in my dreams.
Some seconds feel like eternity, and others rush by,
so when trying to count them, I won't even try.
I'll savor each moment which were, are, and to come,
and I'll just enjoy my time with the Sun.
Because it passes by like the tinkling bell's chime.
These are what I consider, all of the time.

How could one appreciate what they don't have if they can't appreciate what they do have?
Ben Estrada Sep 2018
Where did you go? I can't see your footprints.

When did you leave? I can't hear your voice.

How could you do this? None of it fits.

What did I do wrong? It wasn't my choice.

Who do I turn to now? Should I reach for the phone?

Why would you do this? Why am I so alone?


You haven't gone anywhere! You've been carrying me every day.

You never left me, you always guiding my way.

You could never leave me, you love me way too much.

No matter what I do wrong, I'll always feel your touch.

You are who I can turn to, you'll always be my own.

Why you love me I'll never know...

but what I do know is...

I'll never be alone

more than a friend
Ben Estrada Sep 2019
You taught me there are no accidents.
You taught me to keep a cool head.
You taught me to defend my friends.
You taught me to just keep swimming.
You taught me to trust my instincts.
You taught me run to danger, not away.
You taught me that knowledge isn't wisdom.
You taught me to believe in ghosts.
you taught me not to judge appearence.
You taught me to stand up for the weak.
You taught me that I can make things better.

Thanks guys...
Ben Estrada Sep 2018



Two out of three isn't bad.
Ben Estrada Jun 2018
Some people want fame and others want money.
Some want a life flowing with milk and with honey.
I don't want recognition, and I don't need glory.
I just need one thing: to have a good story.

Maybe two
Ben Estrada Aug 2019
It's been a minute. Have you missed me?
I'm jumping back in it, as you can see.
I thought poetry was dumb, kinda still do,
but ya boy is back, and I'm starting a new.
Happy, sad, outrageous, you name it, I'm picking up slack.
Straight out of hiding, the Chameleon King is Back.
and ready for more
Ben Estrada Sep 2018
God is all good

God is all fair

To some he gave brains

To the rest he gave hair
One of my professors said this and
I can't help but feel like this is some kind
of natural law XD
Ben Estrada Sep 2018
To be prepared for anything you must prepare for everything.
This mindset among many makes the "Caped Crusader" king.
Trust no one, not even yourself may have kept the Bat alive,
but learning to trust your comrades makes the justice league thrive.
superheroes save the day and it may sometimes lead to pride,
but Batman couldn't save the day without Robin by his side.
Sometimes I feel like Batman, the weight of Gotham on my shoulders,
but to be a piece of a team means I can help save the world.
A life of "healthy" paranoia only leads to great pain.
So I'll be content just being Bruce Wayne.

When you fight to protect a city of night,
you need to be able to make your own light.
Ben Estrada Mar 2019
There are many places in need,
places where sin and malice feed.
Will I sit and fret in selfish greed,
or not take any rest until all are freed?
Those before me have sowed the seed,
now I am what those people need.

I'll bless the rains down in Africa...
Ben Estrada Feb 2019
I'm not a morning person by any means,
but anything can be done with the right motivation.
It's rough but I can handle it,
5:00 isn't "too" early.
I'll tell you what, it's amazing the human conscience,
left in autopilot it can shower, brush teeth, and even get dressed.
It snowed this morning, well, there was like 3 flakes but it counts.
Why do I do this to myself? I could do literally anything else...
like sleep...
I don't even eat, curse this body and it's intolerance,
I just drink apple juice and eat a kiwi.
But I guess it could be worse,
some people put yogurt in their cheerios.

"Why do you even go to breakfast?" you ask...

...I don't know
Ben Estrada Jul 2018
When the world was not formed, God looked down with pause.
In the dark empty void, He decided He'd draw.
He considered His instruments and what He would use,
and then knew exactly what He would do.
He first grabbed a pen, then you, His highlighter.
He first drew the world, then you made it brighter.
Ben Estrada Mar 2019
What do you do when she's all you've ever wanted,
When her hair shines like the sun,
When you can't look her in the eyes
because you might not be able to ever look away,
When she cares so much for anyone she meets,
When she can make a comedian laugh,
When she is the Lucy to my Ricky,
The Lois to my Clark,
When she's the spitfire that won't let me get away with anything,
When you feel like every time she smiles...
Everything is ok..?

What do you do...
When the girl of your dreams is dating someone else?
the night that brought Superman to his knees...
Ben Estrada Dec 2018
Never have I went to school voluntarily,
it was always out of necessity and duty that I'd get an education.
I know that sounds bad but last night I attended a class I wasn't registered for and I genuinely enjoyed it.
Granted it was an elective, but I loved it nonetheless.
It's amazing how much fun school can be with an energetic instructor and some amazing friends.

thanks guys
Ben Estrada Oct 2018
High over the misty towers cold,
to dungeons deep and caverns old.
Floating mountains drift gently by,
gracefully lingering across the sky.
Seas of water rest over our heads,
and yet we have no thing to dread.
Although these beauties may bring lightning storms,
it's just one more reason to sit by fire so warm.
Hurling rain and rolling thunder,
cannot dismiss this awesome wonder.
When the day is dark, and the sky is gray,
there's always a silver lining to show the way.
Not many sights are held so proud,
few things are as pretty as pearly clouds.

First time I saw clouds in a month.
Ben Estrada Nov 2018
I've always been good at my own craft,
the ability to always make others laugh.
Whether goofing around or a well placed pun,
the word they'd assign me would always be "fun".
But what some don't realize is under comedy's mask,
keeping yourself laughing is no easy task.
Seeing that smile makes me the happiest guy,
so try not to let them see you cry.
Honestly, this burden isn't too much to bear,
because what keeps me going is showing I care.
So the show must go on, all mirrors and smoke.
It's all in good conscience, all part of the joke.
Ben Estrada Oct 2018
Once I met a great wizard who had a bag full of gifts,
some would make people strong, some would make others swift.

I asked what he'd give me, if it be a heart, a brain, or some dough,
but he simply smiled and said to me "Here's what you need to grow".

"I have a heart but you don't need that, I gave it long ago,
you may not see but it glows with me, and it always greatly shows."

"I'd grant a brain to ask the rain why it gently flows,
but you have a pain that itching stain that can't be fixed with know."

"All the riches in the world wouldn't help with this disdain,
and fame beyond all measure is only but in vain."

"I have exactly what you need, oh kitten, to replace your flimsy mask,
the roaring courage of the lion is yours, all you have to do is ask."

Yes it's sad believe me missy,
when you're born to be a *****,
without the vim or verve
but I could change all my habits,
never more be scared of rabbits
if I only had the nerve.
Ben Estrada Sep 2018
Whenever you want to shed a tear

and everything you've come to fear

is beginning to come o' so near

just remember that someone holds you dear

and everything becomes crystal clear

someone cares
Ben Estrada Aug 2018
La vida sigue siendo el mayor de los enigmas,
elegimos caliente o frío, sin ningún medio.
La pregunta nunca fue cómo, quién o por qué
para las respuestas a esas preguntas, veo en tus ojos.
Si cedemos puntos de vista finitos, solo entonces,
nos encontramos con la verdadera pregunta, que es "¿Cuándo?".
Ben Estrada Jan 2019
Laws are made and wars are lost,
peace is kept but at what cost?
Titans fall and gods rise up,
kingdoms collapse under that cup.
Valleys are discovered and mountains high.
Good times pass and people die.
What did I miss, what can't I prove?
How can I be so far when I didn't move?
How it became like this is a mystery,
but one thing's for sure... It's history.
Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Ben Estrada Oct 2018
Conditions conditions, it's what we always say,
Predictions commissions,  leading every which way.
Positions positions, we strategically set,
Additions additions, to see what we get.
Physicians musicians, we all strive to be,
Tacticians musicians, the world will all see.
Traditions ambitions, effects all we will do,
Decisions decisions, what will you choose?

The worst choices in Life are the ones we don't make.
Ben Estrada Sep 2018
There comes a time one makes provisions
for the choices he makes, avoiding collisions.
To keep all his thoughts away from divisions,
to carefully orchestrate every incision.
Keeping away from all tunnel vision,
yet aiming for the most precise concision.
In this story there is no room for revisions,
so now I have to make decisions decisions.
"Another choice! Make it count. Or don't. It's all the same to me. All a part of the joke."      -The Narrator
Ben Estrada Dec 2018
Dread it,

Run from it,

Destiny still arrives,

but destiny is not here to conquer, but to comfort.

Not to hinder, but to highlight.

Not to ground, but to glorify.

All life is equal, but not identical.

I have found my path, I know not what may come
nor who may join me...

But one thing I know is...
whatever is in the envelope

Is my Destiny.
Ben Estrada Jun 2018
Some regard distance as some sort of curse,

How it breaks relationships, making them worse,

But consider the stars and the way they appear,

Shining without a care, worry, or fear.

Although there is distance, being lightyears apart,

if they can still see each other, they have a full heart.
Ben Estrada Feb 2019
"Find your own little spitfire,
one who won't let you get away with nothin"
                                                     ­                         - Kent Nelson
Ben Estrada Dec 2018
So many things I decided on my own,
foolishly thinking my mind had fully grown.

It wasn't meant to be, it's out of my hands.
I've learned to just accept the fault in my plans.

The dawn still comes, there's still blessed hope,
ever since I accepted what was in the envelope.

Please I'm begging you
Ben Estrada Nov 2018
That's it, I'm done, I can't take it anymore.
I still don't see what I'm always fighting for.

I quit, I'm through, I'm tired of working alone.
I'm letting go, I won't stay in this twilight zone.

It's yours, you can have it, I can't reach the top shelf.
You'll have to make it work, I can't do it myself.

everything I try falls short, no matter what I do.
If anyone can make this work, I'll bet it all on you.

So here it is, take it all, this madness has to stop.
It's all yours now, no holding back, every...last...drop.
Ben Estrada Feb 2019
It hurts so much not knowing what to do.
That's why I just decided to ask you.
You've seen so much, and though most was all bad,
You were willing to give the advice that you had.
I told you my story, then you told me yours.
We talked for a while, of the ones we adored.
But through all my confusion, through all my fear,
You gave me exactly what I needed to hear.

Thanks Bestie
Ben Estrada Jun 2018
In restless day, in tranquil night,
let not your fears shadow your sight.
When the earth seems dark, no sign of light,
look to the stars, for faith burns bright.

Even if you only have a little faith,
that's all it takes to move a mountain.
Ben Estrada Oct 2018
He was without, but gained,
he became, but was feined,
he was, and endured,
he kept, and was assured,
he believed, and looked on,
he held hope, never gone,
he gave in, and was true
in all he would do,
He loved me,
and so did he,
when I see the man, and the tree,
that's the "he" I want to be.

Thanks Dad
Ben Estrada Feb 2019
I was made to serve.
That is the duty of angels,
And you better believe the job isn't easy.
we fight, protect, direct, but most of all we sing.
I know that comes as a surprise, heaven's warriors greatest responsibility is making melody,
but it is what I love most about my job.
When the hosts lift our voices, it sounds of mighty trumpets and sweet bells all at once, it's beautiful.
Ours is certainly a great honor as well as responsibility
and I wouldn't trade it for the heavens,
but like I said, it's not easy.
Angels have quite a few things we must consider lest we fail,
demons, evil men, and the tremendous pressure are all things we struggle with, just like men, it is possible for us to fall.
Many of my brothers suffered the fate worse than death, so many deceived or tempted. I miss them.
Micheal tells us we must stay strong, he is truly a great leader,
but often times I am troubled by a certain dilemma on creation.
We angels are sent to protect mankind, from supernatural terrors that might try and attack them.
One certain kind of terror has been giving me problems for the past thousand years... Sirens.
Cunning, deceptive, alluring scales that tempt mankind to a watery death at sea, thriving on man's two greatest weaknesses, lust and loneliness.
They bat their eyelids and before you know it you're drowning.
Micheal sent personal orders to me to deal with this situation.
Evidently, I have been ordered to visit creation and descend into the deep, the home of the sirens, and stop their acts by any means necessary.
Now not many people are aware that angels can be tempted as well and so I must be careful descending into what could mean my end.
Wish me luck.
Ben Estrada Sep 2018
Whether cold as a                                Or uncontrollable feeling          
glacier so mighty yet tame                            like the unyielding flame    

Mysterious frost                                          Or destructive inferno
which chills to the bone                              is all that you've known

          Calm, cool, collected                                Or exploding red embers
temperature never getting higher                       in this glowing pyre

Dueling ideas the body does splice
harmony and discord...

Fire & Ice

A Jekyll and Hyde story
Ben Estrada Oct 2018
Ignorant of the inherent tug,
the hidden magnet, some sort of drug,
when someone feels you like a pug,
and begin to act like a little bug.
I guess they like the feeling of being in a rug,
but who wouldn't like the feeling of being oh so snug?

It only depends on what I might wear,
for them to discern between a meme, or teddy bear
Ben Estrada Oct 2018
Late play...or... a "No", Miss?

Alert, nectar!
it's a dip!

Are bees idle?
If not, lover, flee!

Not a tone,
elf-revolt on field, I see.

Be rapid.
A stir at centre.

Lass, I'm on a royal petal.

N e v e r  o d d  o r  e v e N
Ben Estrada Jan 2019
In seas of sand, never to thirst,
in the age-old war forever cursed,
sounds of wind and sea eternally burst.

Forever watching that setting sun,
never more to be found, discovered, or won,
but will always be near the fun.

All he'll see is sky for forever,
let the world pass by for forever,
he'll go on for forever this way,
to remember that perfect day.
memories amirite?
Ben Estrada Sep 2018
Never before have I just stopped to think
about the world that flies by, faster than a blink.
All these ideas that come and go,
to reveal what I'm thinking in the status quo.
These thoughts that I'd rather not share with the world,
but using this outlet, they may be unfurled.
Some hidden messages, sometimes word games,
is my way of letting go without giving names.
My work is not all subliminal, not all laced with small hints.
It is the work of my mind, showing my heart's fingerprints.
When I write I accept what my mind may bring.
This is the way of the Chameleon King.

The dangerous thing about searching one's mind,
is the deeper you look you never know what you'll find.
Ben Estrada Oct 2018
Breathing rough, legs are heavy,
clock is ticking, temples sweaty,
homework due, not even ready,
not copying eminem, dorm spaghetti,
sitting tight on my bedy,
MOUNCHING on some garlic bready!

I... yup
Ben Estrada Aug 2018
Like the first step of a lifelong quest
all we can give is all of our best
And just like you promised you'd stay by my side
regardless of my failures, offenses, and pride
You see something in me that I never saw
but when you show me your love it leaves me in awe
I'll try to be patient it's all I can do
to do what I can and to do it with you
I'll give what I have all of my heart
the path is before me I just have to start.

To know the end from the beginning, one must have a weird effect on time.

G e n I s i s
Ben Estrada Jul 2018
There is no greater sin or vice,
than when we try to give everything around us a price.
How can one determine what's sad or what's funny,
when all we can see is piles of money.
We have priceless memories to have and to hold,
to value something more than the silver and gold
Ben Estrada Mar 2019
Thoughts that aide me, thoughts that plague me.
When foes assail me and friends betray me.
Have no thought on what has been,
what will come,
or what your life is.

Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is a mystery,
But Today is a gift...

That's why it's called the present.

Ben Estrada Oct 2018
Some fear, others tremble
Some leer, others assemble
Some look, others climb
Some hook, others rhyme
Some want, others take
Some taunt, others fake
Some cower, others fright

But with your help, I will fight
Ben Estrada Nov 2018
Some of you just cringed when you read those words,
you think those awkward days are only for the birds.

Ballistic emotions and stupid trends seem to mar the past,
  but part of me never wanted it to end, I wanted to make it last.

Yes High School can ****, and life can seem really hard,
but I learned I could enjoy it, leaving my eyes all starred.

The friends and memories that you make, is of all things the best,
cuz when I look back at High School, I see how I was blessed.
Ben Estrada Jun 2018
In a sky full of stars, one always stood out.
She would always shine brightest, never a doubt.
Being a man, I could only stare,
Just taking in the sight so rare.
One night, I asked her if she could come down,
And when she did, she carried a crown.
I consider myself lucky more than most men are,
Because, on that night, I held a star.
Ben Estrada Nov 2018
Here, there, could be anywhere.

There, here, I couldn't really care.

Because I know something about home most people don't.

It's something I've learned that most people won't.

Home isn't a place, near or far,

Home is simply where you are.

I'm Coming Home
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