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Dec 2019 · 142
GIFTED
Desire Dec 2019
You have been gifted with life ❣️
Live and learn, but love (ahava), always ...

@Desire.Is.Dope
20191224
Aug 2019 · 532
MAJOR MOM
Desire Aug 2019
16 and pregnant, 17 with triplets,
19 with 4 kids, I don't know how you did it.

School, work, motherhood.
Way back then, we had it good.
Mind of a child, I misunderstood
what it took to raise us - but be
reassured:

You did the best you could and we know it.
Times got hard and we couldn't really show it.
You stood strong as you tried to keep focus;
Hid your pain and tears just so we wouldn't notice

all the mental battles you were going through.
I wish I manned up better to look after you.
Blind to the darkness that tried to dazzle you.
Didnt realize you was only tryna make it through

to the next day, you tried to pave a way,
for us to make it out them trenches and see brighter days,
Major struggles in the slums taught us major lessons,
To keep strong and move on, for that, you’re a major blessing

15 and stubborn was when I walked away
17, I signed them papers, 18, I left to train
19, & on my own, yet the thought
hadn’t hit my brain
It was at this stage of your life where things began to change. It was at this age...

School, work, motherhood.
Way back then, we had it good.
Mind of a child, I misunderstood
what it took to raise us - but be
reassured:

You did the best you could and we know it.

@desire.is.dope
20190822
2045HRS
Aug 2019 · 424
ONE THOUSAND
Desire Aug 2019
One day feels like one thousand years,
one thousand years feels like one day,
doesn’t matter -- either way, I’ll spend,
a thousand more with you.

One day feels like one thousand years,
one thousand years feels like one day,
I meant it when I said, “I do”
I’ll spend, a thousand more with you.

One thousand days, months, years to come,
one thousand tears to wipe when they run,
one thousand rainbow smiles will shine,
through thick and thin, we’ll be just fine.

One thousand sunsets, stars, night skies,
one thousand hugs, high fives, goodbyes,
one thousand phone calls when I fly,
some thousand miles -- keep your head high.

One thousand thoughts clouding your head,
one thousand lonely nights in bed,
I meant it when I said “I do”
I’ll spend, a thousand more with you…

A day will come for our time to end,
one thousand memories will begin,
for every day we got to spend;
it’ll be the longest day in Heaven.

One day feels like one thousand years,
one thousand years feels like one day,
I meant it when I said “I do”
I’ll spend, a thousand more with you.

@desire.is.dope
20190818
0140HRS
Today, 8/18/19, makes 1,400 days of dating my wife. We were friends as teens, but our relationship began when I was in the military. After getting married, I was stationed overseas for 13 months. Randomly realizing I’ve been dating my wife for over a thousand days now, and have been married for almost a thousand (828), I was inspired to write this little poem/song.
Jul 2019 · 463
SUMMER LOVE 2019
Desire Jul 2019
Love isnt perfect meeting perfect.
Its a covenant taken in hand: promising
to push through floods and flaws
despite our own imperfections...
-
We're all human, knowing
darkness and what its like to be broken.
Let love be your light, mending your
broken p i e c e s...
-
I'm an imperfect man,
but I'm a man to say the least,
and I will continue to push so that
love may continue to increase‼️
-
@desire.is.dope
20190704
2354HRS
SUMMER LOVE 2019
-
@desire.is.dope
20190704
2354HRS
Jun 2019 · 353
THE STRONG HAVE SCARS
Desire Jun 2019
16 years behind prison bars -- you came home
and not once did you show your scars...
from the fights and sleepless nights, man
it must be hard, to survive a system so inhumane, so corrupt, and flawed...

Barely 20 back in '98 -- you ever wish
you can go back and take that day away? Wondering what life would be like if, at home, you stayed? Now pain echos in your brain since the past can't be changed... (but its ok)

You're a son - you sat in a cage
while your 3 year old son was home getting ***** trained; missed out on ceremonies, birthdays, and holidays. Relationships with friends and family faded as you aged - it
gave you lonely days...

But I remember the joy that overcame you
when we went up to visit - those days were our fave too -- We couldn't hug but you expressed your never-ending love, with 22 inch biceps, telling us to read books and stay tough...
(for that we thank you...)

We longed for the day you'd be free.
But we never understood or considered  the damage done underneath. 16 years of pain, struggle, and suffering. Yet, your story doesn't end with you drowning in defeat.

Certificates and college degrees.
Clinical Social Work and counselor for psychology. Leader, influencer, mentor, husband, and father of three.
I can't be any more proud of you, your healing, and the people you impact and reach (like me).

There are unknown scars that may never heal;
Holes in your soul that are ever real,
16 years behind prison bars -- you came home
and not once did you show your scars...
Instead, you showed the world how to
stay strong and be successful,
and for that, I am ever grateful.
Love you, tio.

@desire.is.dope
20190619
0316HRS
THE STRONG HAVE SCARS

FROM INMATE TO IMPACT
SERVED, SUFFERED, SURVIVED, SCARRED
SUCCEEDING AND ACHIEVING
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MAKING BETTER DECISIONS
MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
Jun 2019 · 356
When They See Us
Desire Jun 2019
Wow! This. So. Unveiling.

Up, Speak. Truth. Wins.

Wins Truth. Speak Up.

Unveiling So This - Wow!

When They See Us

now ... | ... won!

@desire.is.dope
20190618
0423HRS
WATCH "When They See Us" now on Netflix

When They See Us
@desire.is.dope
20190618
0423HRS
May 2019 · 932
ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY
Desire May 2019
Married young with lots to learn.
The journey's been both hard and fun.
Spent seasons apart by earthly seas, and
time together, accordingly - in/as one accord
- the ups and downs have pushed us toward,
growth and strength as we move forward;
a blessing its been, we thank you, Lord!
This date has weight. Lets celebrate‼️
Happy Anniversary ❣️

@desire.is.dope
20190512
ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY
@desire.is.dope
20190512
Apr 2019 · 234
LOVE IS WAR: CHOOSE
Desire Apr 2019
"LOVE is a choice
and i choose YOU,
everyday!"

[love you]

@desire.is.dope
20190428
1700HRS
LOVE IS WAR
@desire.is.dope
20190428
1700HRS
Desire Apr 2019
Its one of those forever things,
my crown, when you smile
Committed despite the distance
It was worth every mile

With God, all things are possible
We became lawfully wedded
Vows and promises made
Meant to never forget them

I held fast, you stayed by
my side, for better or worse
Making dreams a reality
Dusting off all of the dirt

A new year means more life
Its worth the celebration
Every day's a new day
For heartfelt rededication

Tobe said, "this love thing
just aint no grab and go...
You have to pour everything inside out
Pray it dont hit the floor"

We just imperfect people
Choosing to share life together
Becoming one through the process
Because its now 'til forever

[pushing through together for better or worse]

@desire.is.dope
20180428
1654HRS
THROUGH TOGETHER
@desire.is.dope
20190428
1654HRS
Apr 2019 · 462
LOVE IS WAR: LONG DISTANCE
Desire Apr 2019
Long distance is hard
Hate sleeping alone
Awake throughout the night
Not holding your own

Overthink, toss, and turn
Tomorrow is here
How the rising sun beams
But your conscious aint clear

Cloudy and foggy
Full of emotions and memory
Missing the ones you love
Longing for their presence and energy

Expecting for the time
That you could unite
Unsettled until then
Trying so hard to fight

For that day to come
Close, in each other's arms
At last, the distance
Doesnt feel like fatal thorns

The truth is, of long distance,
Long distance is hard

@desire.is.dope
20190428
1616HRS
LONG DISTANCE
@desire.is.dope
20180428
Apr 2019 · 1.6k
LOVE IS WAR: TRUST ISSUES
Desire Apr 2019
I wonder what you think about when you lay down next to me... When I sleep, do you sleep, or internally question me?

How quick do you jump when Im up and you see the phone was right next to me? You scroll and search, hope to find dirt, and continue second guessing me...

Sweatin me, when you taking certain things out of context, stressin me, when I tell you how Im tryna be honest, selling me, tellin me how you respecting my process, only to continue to do the same thing again and again like you obsessed...

Its not a sport, nor is it fun, when it feels like there's a gun, behind my back and at my head, wishing what we had was dead...

But you still not using words to talk to me or ask me first, to let me know what thoughts still linger, what doubts you have or your distrust...
You tell me all is fine; that you have nothing to say, then we go to bed at the end of the day

But still, I wonder what you think about when you lay down next to me...

@desire.is.dope
20190428
1249HRS
TRUST ISSUES
@desire.is.dope
20190428
1249HRS
Apr 2019 · 383
SUFFICIENT
Desire Apr 2019
self so sophisticated
seeking soul-satisfaction,
showers soaking seeds sown
shining sun stimulating senses,
sending surreal, significant signals,
saying: "see...

... you are more than enough!"



@desire.is.dope
20150415
1217HRS
SUFFICIENT
@desire.is.dope
20150415
1217HRS
Apr 2019 · 808
OVERCOMING
Desire Apr 2019
There is purpose for your pain,
and progression after perseverance.
You need only to be patient and
keep pushing through the process...

endure | persevere | conquer

"you are more than a conqueror"

@desire.is.dope
20190415
1129HRS
OVERCOMING
@desire.is.dope
20190415
1129HRS
Apr 2019 · 177
TOMORROW STARTED YESTERDAY
Desire Apr 2019
The past and present, before and after,
lows and highs, are no disguise.
Yet to my surprise, the bad and good,
they build us up, as life should.

To persevere is to prepare
for the battles that are to come.
If you fail, just try again
to prevail and say you won.

Not to brag, but to be a winner,
learn from the losses; with it comes wisdom.
A smarter self, a stronger soul;
Those who never try will never know.

Dig your feet deep in the dirt.
Don't be afraid to put in work.
Do your best as if it today
did not promise you a tomorrow.
[ TODAY IS A NEW DAY ]

@desire.is.dope
20190415
1120HRS
TOMORROW STARTED YESTERDAY
@desire.is.dope
20190415
1120HRS
Mar 2019 · 236
You Are
Desire Mar 2019
You are my bone and my flesh
My hands and my feet
My servant and my friend
My people and my sheep

My sons and my daughters
My siblings and my offspring
My disciples and my witnesses
You are all of these things
You are mine ...
- Jesus

[Saved for a purpose]

@desire.is.dope
20190325
1331HRS
You Are
@desire.is.dope
20190325
1331HRS
Mar 2019 · 328
BETTER, BE
Desire Mar 2019
Be  —>    Become  —>    Becoming  —>   Became  
(is/was)        (will be)        (working to be)      (is/was)

Even progress has a past that isn't permanent;
Challenge your character for constant change...
[be better]

@desire.is.dope
20190325
1331HRS
BETTER, BE
@desire.is.dope
20190325
1331
Mar 2019 · 216
FOLLOWERS AND DOERS
Desire Mar 2019
If you never try at all,
it does no one any good.

If you try just once,
you’ll probably fail.

If you try 100 times,
    you might see victory just once.

Its not about the amount of failed attempts or victories,
Its about your willingness to do [obey] and participate,
every single time…


@desire.is.dope
20190325
1352HRS
FOLLOWERS AND DOERS
@desire.is.dope
20190325
1352HRS
Mar 2019 · 247
P.R.A.Y.
Desire Mar 2019
P lease
R emove
A ny
Y uck

Hope for healing.
Encourage those around you.
Pray, and let God...


@desire.is.dope
20190325
1352HRS
P.R.A.Y
@desire.is.dope
20190325
1352HRS
Mar 2019 · 390
Pray for Everyone
Desire Mar 2019
“When we prayed for no one,
no one got healed…
Now we pray for everyone,
and some get healed…”
- John Wimber
Wellspring Church Service (5pm)
Pastor Seth Bazacas
20190324

@desire.is.dope
Mar 2019 · 386
MARRIAGE
Desire Mar 2019
Mates mingle, mash, and match,
a mystery so miraculous.
A magical manifest of our
majestic and marvelous Maker.
Magnetize and magnify,
making it magnificent,
modest, meticulous,
measuring each minute's bliss.
Movies and moonlight,
moments made to memorize.
Memories that mesmerize,
meant to last a millennium.
[Lifetime]

matches-made-in-Heaven

@desire.is.dope­
20190323
0542HRS
MARRIAGE
@desire.is.dope
20190323
0542HRS

Inspired by: the Hewitts
Mar 2019 · 693
DELIVERY
Desire Mar 2019
Deliverance is not delusional.   No duhh!
Its definite, deliberate, and distinct,
and yours is long overdue!
Boo the damns and dooms.
Fight despite defeat.
Dance with victory.
Finally be free.

I dare you.
Discover divine deliverance
from within, down and deep...

[redeemed]

@desire.is.dope
20190318
0045HRS
DELIVERY
@desire.is.dope
Mar 2019 · 216
UNEARNED | UNDESERVED
Desire Mar 2019
GRACE | MERCY | LOVE | RIGHTEOUSNESS

"YOU DON'T NEED TO EARN IT...
STOP TRYING...
AMEN"

[DCNYC]

@desire.is.dope
20190317
2300HRS
UNEARNED | UNDESERVED
Dominion City NYC
20190317
@desire.is.dope
Mar 2019 · 449
SYSTEMATIC SERVICE
Desire Mar 2019
LEARN THE SYSTEM.
OBEY THE SYSTEM.
BEAT THE SYSTEM.
OVERRIDE THE SYSTEM.
SUPERSEDE THE SYSTEM.
RESHAPE THE SYSTEM.
THEN SHARE WITH
AND SERVE OTHERS.
IT CREATES A
WHOLE NEW SYSTEM.
[DO FOR OTHERS]

@desire.is.dope
20190308
2340HRS
SYSTEMATIC SERVICE
DO FOR OTHERS
-
Inspired by: @ocasio2018 - "But our job is to serve, not rule."
-
@desire.is.dope
20190308
2340HRS
Mar 2019 · 169
OPPOSITE
Desire Mar 2019
Roses are blue.
Violets are red.
If opposites are true,
Love and poetry are dead!

@desire.is.dope
20190308
1912HRS

#LoveIsAlive
#PoetryIsNo­tDead
OPPOSITE
@desire.is.dope
20190308
1912HRS
Mar 2019 · 2.0k
SUPREME
Desire Mar 2019
Our oppositions are subjective, yet
we're subject to our opinions
but differences deepened by
developing diversity is false dominion,
proving one thing to be true:
Neither of us get the final rule.
Human supremacy is a construct,
freeing me to believe in a higher power
outside of me and you...

If neither of us are supreme, then who?

@desire.is.dope
20190308
1712HRS
SUPREME
@desire.is.dope
20190308
1712HRS
Mar 2019 · 374
ALL WE SINNERS
Desire Mar 2019
Help me
to obey
You more
and share
Your word
with others.
May what I say mentor to them and reveal Your many wonders.
Give them faith to trust in You as You reveal Your many truths. Transform our hearts to love all others the way love was shown by You... All
have
sinned,
but God
demonstrates
his own
love for
us in this:
while we
were still
sinners,
Christ died
for us.

@desire.is.dope
20170308
0834HRS

[Romans 3:23... Romans 5:8]
ALL WE SINNERS

@desire.is.dope
20170308
0834HRS
Mar 2019 · 229
SMALL CIRCLES
Desire Mar 2019
I keep my mouth shut and my mind wide awake.
I keep my feelings bottled up and my heart in a cage.
You think you really know me; you only know what I display.
You don't even know the half of me, but I'll keep it that way...
& no, I'm not a fake. Im faithfully tryna make it.
But life's spinning so much, there are times I wanna break it...
Im pushing through it all though, cause one day Ima make it.
But not all of you were there for me, so don't try to partake in it...
Only a few will...

@desire.is.dope
20140308
1130HRS
SMALL CIRCLES


@desire.is.dope
20140308
1130HRS
Mar 2019 · 256
MISFIT
Desire Mar 2019
I have learned to forgive, but how can I forget?
The memories are there, stabbing me like a bayonet.
I heard them say, "we were called not to live in any fear."
But so many fear to live the life they're called to - this is weird.
So much for being different. So much for being you.
Good luck following the trend & doing what they tell you to.
But I'm not gonna bash or talk trash or even laugh.
I'll be the first to admit, I've chased acceptance in my past,
but conviction made me sleepless. Something shook my spirit.
So I walked out of my comfort zone; a misfit on a mission...
[Messiah's Misfits]
--
@desire.is.dope
20140308
1150HRS
--
1 Corinthians 4
MISFIT
-
1 Corinthians 4
-
@desire.is.dope
20140308
1130HRS
--
1 Corinthians 4
Mar 2019 · 244
WINNING ISN'T EASY
Desire Mar 2019
Sail over salty seas full of sorrows.
Soar above crying clouds full of pain.
Swim under dark depths of unseen tomorrows.
Still, somehow, a victory you may obtain.
So persevere.

@desire.is.dope
2-28-19
0022HRS
WINNING ISNT EASY
PERSEVERE through storms, trials, and sufferings...
@desire.is.dope
2-28-19
0022HRS
Mar 2019 · 183
CAN'T SLEEP
Desire Mar 2019
Sleep?!
I wouldn't... I shouldn't... I couldn't....
I wasn't... I musn't... I can't...
At least not while words worth writing
suddenly appear - I must write them while I can

wakes up

Oh... it was only a dream...

@desire.is.dope
20190303
0234HRS
CAN'T SLEEP
(DayDreams)

@desire.is.dope
20190303
0234HRS
Mar 2019 · 170
DAILY BREAD
Desire Mar 2019
If you’re hungry, you can’t be lazy.
You must listen, learn, work, and read
in order to make the means to eat, and feed,
your appetite of aspiration and opportunity.
Satisfy both your stomach and soul.
feed me more

@desire.is.dope
0116HRS
20190303
DAILY BREAD
@desire.is.dope
0116HRS
20190303
Mar 2019 · 247
DRIVING WITH(OUT) A LICENSE
Desire Mar 2019
You need some gas in the tank
in order to get to the gas station...
Sometimes you have to burn fuel to get more fuel... Just don't burn through it all
before refilling, and don't refill
without using some... You dont want to
burn out empty or blow up and explode...
Dont worry about speed, as its limits vary,
but finding balance over the
bumpy roads of life - the ups and downs -
thats where the best moments are made.
The bumps, holes, and uneven streets
are part of the route to your destination, racetrack, and life journey...
So if all you have
is a little bit of gas, just above the "E,"
its all you need to get from Point A to Point B.
(even flat tires are temporary)
(you dont need a license to live)
(yes, I dragged this)
(catch my drift?)
(just drive)

@desire.is.dope
20190303
0050HRS
DRIVING WITH(OUT) A LICENSE
@desire.is.dope
20190303
0050HRS
Mar 2019 · 974
WITH EVERYTHING
Desire Mar 2019
If its worth it, well...
You will feel tired... You will feel sick...
You'll feel like there's nothing left to give...
Then, you'll have to do it all again tomorrow...
With everything, give it all you got,
and then some...
If its worth it

@desire.is.dope
2306HRS
20190302
WITH EVERYTHING
@desire.is.dope
2306HRS
20190302
Desire Feb 2019
stay woke
keep dreaming
in your dreams
reality
-
@desire.is.dope
2-28-19
0055HRS
STAY WOKE

KEEP DREAMING

IN YOUR DREAMS

REALITY

@desire.is.dope
2-27-19
1917HRS
Feb 2019 · 135
STAY WOKE [KEEP DREAMING]
Desire Feb 2019
sometimes we focus so
much on making
dreams a reality,
we forget the
reality of dreaming

@desire.is.dope
2-27-19
1917HRS
STAY WOKE

KEEP DREAMING

IN YOUR DREAMS

@desire.is.dope
2-27-19
1917HRS
Desire Feb 2019
"A, B, C, D, 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6, 7, E, F, M
G, L, N, Q, AND R
TRAINS ARE NOT RUNNING.
WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE
INCONVENIENCE..."

@desire.is.dope
2-26-19
0838
Desire Feb 2019
"Excuse me ladies
and gentlemen, sorry
for the interruption..."

@desire.is.dope
2-26-19
0838
Feb 2019 · 184
NEW YORKERS BE LIKE: TBH
Feb 2019 · 161
NEW YORKERS BE LIKE: COFFEE
Feb 2019 · 135
NEW YORKERS BE LIKE: HI
Feb 2019 · 137
GOSH
Desire Feb 2019
GET OVER
STUPID HABITS
... GOSH!

@desire.is.dope
2-25-19
1744HRS
GOSH
-
@desire.is.dope
2-25-19
1744HRS
Feb 2019 · 151
TRUTH BE TOLD
Desire Feb 2019
You can forgive a liar,
but lies are poison to the vein.
Hard truths may hurt, but
the pain fades and trust will remain...
Lies are deadly, especially the ones
you try to take to the grave.
Just be honest and tell the whole truth;
don't add or take a thing away...
Truth be told...

@desire.is.dope
2-25-19
1720HRS
TRUTH BE TOLD
@desire.is.dope
2-25-19
1720HRS
Feb 2019 · 119
NOW
Desire Feb 2019
NOW
"Get up and go!"
-
@desire.is.dope
2-25-19
1456HRS
NOW
@desire.is.dope
2-25-19
1456HRS
Feb 2019 · 136
TICTOC
Desire Feb 2019
"Your time will come"
-
@desire.is.dope
2-25-19
1441HRS
TICTOC
@desire.is.dope
1441HRS
Feb 2019 · 311
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR
Desire Feb 2019
When I reach my end-state,
I hope to see the pearly gate
and see them streets of gold
in a place deemed celestial
                   a place of eternal beings
                   in harmony worshipping
                   the King of kings, by his grace,
                   may we get through,
to, or near the throne,
killed off my flesh and bone,
but spared my soul, so
ever thankful, eternally grateful
                  when I see the cloud descend
                  and hear them trumpets play
                  on the Great and Magnificant day
                  off we go to see this heavenly place
but until then, I'll live
in love and loyalty, hum-b-ly,
as I leave behind a harvest
for our children to reap
                 unearned and undeserving
                 forgiveness was freely given to we
                 making it my duty to live
                 a life that honors He
despite my own imperfect way of living
live honestly; despite your theology
live a life deemed honorably

                  @desire.is.dope
                    ­ 2-24-19
                     1650HRS
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR
@desire.is.dope
2-24-19,  1650HRS
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