Speak Kindly

The lie we’re taught when we were young:
words hurt less than sticks and stones;
but words slung at the right velocity
will resonate through our history
while bruises and bones mend
words from either enemy or friend
like seeds planted within our soul
tear us down or help us grow

so speak kindly today. grow something beautiful. 🙂

Being Revolutionary

Being revolutionary
standing up for the empowerment of others through the talents you possess and do so with such passion and intensity it can’t help but be noticed.

Being Revolutionary
changing the status-quo, which does not move, is unchanged, remains behind.

Being Revolutionary
a voice lifting up out of stifle to paint the sky with the color of a truth.

#BeRevolutionary

Wade into shadow

I want to wade into your shadow
waist high and soak to my soul
in the part of you no one pays attention to
and everyone dismisses as irrelevant.
I want to trace the edges with my fingers
make ripples rivet across the surface
until where I end and you begin
is blurred in affections.
I want to wade into your shadow
waist high and soak to my soul

Sometimes

Sometimes

Sometimes the rain
lingers slowly on the frame of my
vision
Sometimes the clouds
stall long on the horizon of my
living
and Sometimes lightening
seems the only light on my
way
Sometimes

Sometimes the night
lowers her life on the edge as my
only lover
sometimes the haunting breeze
smothers against the thrill of breath as my
only dream
and Sometimes the midnight scream
of the raven on the sill is my
only sound
Sometimes

Sometimes
she is my only
sound.

Sometimes.

For the want of it

For the want of it – you spit
for the taste of it – you spit
for the gain, drain, fame of it – you spit
for the spot, the light, the silver coated mic – you spit
for the shock of it – you spit
for the hurt of it – you spit
for the heal, feel, drill of it – you spit
for the stage, the fright, the blaze mastered fight – you spit
but do you spit – for the real of it
do you spit – for the meal of it
do you spit – for the reach down into your soul and
deal with it
do you spit – with reason, season, wisdom and seed
do you spit – with fortune or greed
don’t tell me – tell it to your reflection
get it write and sell perfection
for the want of it
spit.