I hope you live life to fullest The image you've always dreamed Want your plans to work out for the best If they differ from how you schemed I pray you realize power you hold Could fell mountains with one hand When it counts the most Do not hesitate to take a stand I hope you find tranquility Joy that you deserve Sure your resilience will get you by Each time world throws you a curve If finding yourself in a state of frustration Take moment to breathe and clear your head Patience an essential component Navigating the road ahead You have integrity and a heart of gold Two things will take you far Don't ever doubt that you have the strength To bounce back from even the deepest scar If trying your hardest I know you'll triumph Achieving the peace you desire Remember when you're feeling your lowest Forever you'll be someone I admire Like how you surely speak your mind If it's not what I want to hear The way you never fail to strive for excellence At home as well as in your career It's time I tell you I am grateful For constantly being there From the bottom of my heart Thanks for showing you care I am happy for you and Cheyenne Should be proud as hell Having a woman who is not only beautiful Intelligent as well You both are lucky to have each other Lean on through thick and thin To each have an equal partner Sees beneath surface of skin I am certain you treat her right Never let her go It's rare to find your soul mate If and when you do you know So congratulations you lovebirds Finally tying the knot In the future if nothing else At least you cherish each other a lot So raise our glasses together I declare another toast Honor and celebrate Cheyenne and Michael Couple we all love the most!
He: not in the looks; inner or outwards, neither words said or held out, Seldom the blemishes or dimples, make-up coverings; shades of red, purple, often blue, The actions you take in response to adversary, the seconds lost in the eyes of time—no.
You're beautiful for being you... and the above are just accruing.
So the next day I turned to them, vulnerable Stripped from my veiled self, humbled my eyes, shared the sweetness of my speech as if we have shared the same womb
In exchange, I obtained angry faces, eyes heavy on madness, deaf by the screaming of their own cries In the raw I stood there, thunderstruck Reckless tongues spitting words as if destruction lit itself on fire Now I realize, perhaps it was not the soul but the body they desire
Why do we worship superheroes so much? It's reasonable to hope someone cares about us. Is it because all the good men have gone? They were gentle and strong When they spoke, we felt hope. Their truth could move millions, Ignite a moment of brilliance. Unite every color and creed and ignorance That history itself couldn't bury resilience
But the moment is lost, A match struck in a wave, a nation of hate, and the youth in a daze, And all I can think is we made it this way We stopped exposing our kids to the truth of the matter and so they got lost in a culture that says they don't matter.
When a fight for a vote became a fight for a like, We can't act surprised when kids fight for a fight Entire religions preach having a purpose And still replaced values with things that are worthless. A society so numb to the progress they've won Find a perverse pleasure to see it undone.
When a company is allowed to sell plots of land on the moon, When a leader of freedom commits treason against truth, Is a sure sign that we the people, have given up, too. The allowance of absurdity into our lives Little by little, it rots from inside Until we cannot admit that we have allowed this. Now the roaring crescendo of human triumph is silent. Is it better to admit that we're dying contrived? Or is it easier to shut up and eat their lies?
Internalized mayhem stirs within your being, Storm clouds brewing in your mind's horizon, A scatter of recollections and discoveries surface in your conscious, You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts, This banter hangs in the foreground of action as you contemplate your next steps, Treacherous thoughts, Disconnected mind, Heart aflutter.
Inspired by Kahlil Gibran, this poem explores thought to speech