The Untitled Journey

I’ve always admired poets who could rhyme because I’ve always found it so difficult. Taking the time out to think of rhyming words to me disrupted the flow as the words left my mind and went onto the page. Well today I wrote a poem that rhymes, I still find it difficult but I’m proud of myself for actually completing one. Its also the longest poem I’ve ever written. Well here it is, I haven’t thought of a title just quite yet, but it was inspired by the word “Journey.”

When new challenges loom, you’ve got to leap.

How else can you accomplish any feat?

Just beyond that fear is your dream.

No matter how bad things may seem.

Continue to sow and you will reap.

 

It’s in the trouble that we are transformed.

It’s in the struggle that we are reborn.

This is when our strength grows.

So we can endure the coming lows.

 

Don’t you be sad, and don’t you have sorrow.

This isn’t the promise for all the tomorrow’s.

There’s still love and there’s still laughter.

That is what we should be after.

 

How sweet is the calm after the conflict?

How sweet is the freedom after the restrict?

Revel in your highs.

But don’t forget your cries.

And all the triumphs that you’ve gripped.

 

Take heart and take heed!

For it has been decreed!

Trouble may be with you at night.

But will be gone at first light!

Claim victory and be freed!

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What if Loving You Is Wrong?

I’m afraid to fall in love with you.

I’m afraid to write poems about you,

I am afraid to let you occupy my mind.

What if we’re not meant to be together?

I’m afraid to give my heart to something fruitless.

We walk very different paths, what if they were never meant to join?

The vulnerability of your heart draws me in.

You are so mysterious in your ways, I can never figure you out.

But I’m afraid to look deeper, what if loving you is wrong?

Love Song of the Week

For this weeks song I’m taking you all way back to 1978, the song is La-la means I love you by the Delfonics. I love the oldies because of their simplicity and sincerity. There’s not a lot of bells and whistles just the lyrics. This particular song I first heard on the oldies station Magic 92.5 as a kid. My parents radios very rarely strayed from 92.5, so now these songs that came out long before I was born bring back so many memories. This song was one of my favorites as a kid because of the chorus, but now I love it because the lyrics are so sweet. A man is telling a woman he knows other men have tried to impress her with lines, and she hasn’t given them a shot, but he’s different from them. He actually loves her, he may not be a lot on the surface but he loves her. He’s very sincere in his declaration and I love that.

You

What’s hidden between us? Nothing. There is not a detail of my soul that is unknown to you. Or a dream in my heart that hasn’t been revealed to you. You know the true meaning behind all of my expressions. All the different versions of my laughs. You know what scares me the most, and what makes me ecstatic. Even in silence we speak to each other in a million little ways. The looks and the smiles saying what words cannot.

Love Song Of The Week

At the suggestion of blogging 101 I have decided to start a feature on my blog. A feature is basically a reoccurring posts that are about the same topic. I pondered this for a long time. I figured my feature should be on something that I could talk about at length. Well there’s a few topics I could do that with. One would be the goodness of God, second would be music. I absolutely love music, but who doesn’t right? To be more specific I love lyrics especially the lyrics of love songs. I’m a romantic, can’t help it. Also I’m a writer so I love words. Most of the time if a song is a favorite of mine it’s because the lyrics spoke to me in some way. Either I’ve experienced what the lyrics are saying or it’s just so beautifully expressed that I want to experience it. Hence the love song of the week. I promise I won’t post anything too cheesy, I like raw emotion, love isn’t always pretty. I want to hear about everything from the break up to the make up and all that’s in between.


My first song is probably my favorite song ever. It’s called “Crystal” by Stevie Nicks. I love Stevie, I love her whole hippie vibe and of course her unique voice. I don’t believe there’s anyone who sounds quite like her. I first heard this song about 17 years ago on the soundtrack of the Sandra Bullock movie “Practical Magic.” Good chick flick if you haven’t seen it. I rediscovered the song some years later and I just fell in love with it. The lyrics described a situation I want to be in someday, which is finding love. The song uses a metaphor of water to describe how love has found her at last. She sings next of how she just “knew” that this love was the real thing. This song isn’t well known so it’s almost like she wrote it just for me. So here’s the video for this song. Let Stevie’s voice take you away.

How do you feel about love these days?

This past Christmas I was given a gift by a dear friend. It was a book called “642 things to write about” by the San Francisco Writers Group. And just like the title says there is 642 writing prompts inside. I highly recommend it to the writers out there. A lot of the prompts are very thought provoking. I thought I’d share my response to one of them.

“How do you feel about love these days?”

I assume that the prompt is referring to romantic love. Truthfully my attitude on romantic love is a little somber. Love to me is like a palm tree in a vast desert. And I’m a weary traveler whose been walking the desert for many miles. I see the palm tree in a distance and I think to myself “There’s a chance that the palm tree could actually be real and not a mirage.” But I’m afraid to run towards it for fear that it is just a mirage. In other words I know that love is real a thing but it seems so far off that I wonder if it will ever be a reality for me. My rational brain knows God put this desire in me to be in love and to get married and He always delivers on his promises. But sometimes my irrational heart thinks otherwise.  Sometimes I say to myself “I’m not ready to be married right now so why does it matter? I’m still young, I have plenty of baby bearing years ahead of me.” Yes that’s true but then why do I think about it almost everyday? Perhaps it’s because I have never really been in love. Yes I’ve uttered those 3 words to someone but I did not mean them. I’ve trusted and deeply cared for but never truly loved. It’s everywhere you look, in the movies and on the radio, somebody is either falling in or out of love. I can’t help but be curious about this powerful thing that has such an affect on life.

So how do I feel about love these days? Conflicted, because my head says “Be patient it, will happen”. But my heart says “Hurry up and find me someone to love.”