Category Archives: life

Tired and Hungry and Poor

We all came here tired and hungry and poor we spent lifetimes in the factories but dreamed of so much more now the only jobs are in Afghanistan fighting in this endless war and America is tired, and hungry, and poor … Continue reading

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A sky full of shooting stars

You are life itself you are air, fire, water, the earth, moon, and mars you’re a sky full of shooting stars and you’re my only wish.

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Photosynthesize

You’re the sun, shining and you’re the forest. As you photosynthesize I realize you’re oxygen, I need to breathe you to live.  

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Standing By The Ruins

Let them hold the pen and write their own destiny rewrite all our wrongs write away the suffering write verses about springtime   instead of winter, write verses about laughing instead of crying, dancing instead of dying let them write … Continue reading

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Life & Death: An Ode To Water

  It’s finding a spring just when you’re dying of thirst, hope amidst despair   though it’s a false hope just as you’re quenching your thirst you taste the poison   you lay by the spring hoping for an antidote, … Continue reading

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Choices

Life isn’t scripted things don’t have to be this way we all have choices

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Same Moon

When I was a kid, I used to stare up at the moon and my grandma told me that my cousins in Florida would stare up at the moon too and that it was the same moon and we were … Continue reading

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