Creative Writing

Love Each Other | A Poem

we take our losses in stride

can’t win every time

after all we know what it’s like

to be the underdog

with nothing to lose

but a lot to prove

there’s nothing we can’t do

because our love for each other

is all that matters

Creative Writing

My Hope | A Poem

Thank you

for being

an escape

even on days

I needed space

Thank you

for being

my hope

even on days

I wanted to let go

Creative Writing

A Day | A Poem

Waking up, getting ready, eating breakfast, opening and closing the door, putting the key in the lock, stepping out, jumping into a vehicle, climbing stairs, saying good morning, asking how are you, working, watching the clock, waiting for your break, wishing it was lunch, thinking about the ones you love, wondering about them, worrying if they’re all right, planning for the night, speaking to yourself, checking your makeup in the mirror, fixing your hair with bare hands, sighing at the end, calling it a day when your job’s done.

Writing

I’m Submitting My Writing Again

It’s about time.

As a 21-year-old, I’m not a teenager anymore. So I’ve become ineligible for a lot of contests I’ve submitted to before. But I don’t feel like an adult either. I’m not a professional writer.

I have a ton of poems I’d like to get published somewhere. Hopefully, something works out.

In addition to my creative writing, I’ll try to write an essay every now and then for scholarships. I’m still a student. I graduate next year though, which kind of freaks me out.

I love but also hate not knowing what tomorrow will bring. Nevertheless, I’m excited to see what’s in store.

These days, I feel more motivated. I want to do more and do better.

If I want to have something to show the world, first I need to show up.

Creative Writing

Your Voice In The Noise | A Poem

I’m here today

Because of you

I wouldn’t be the same

Don’t know what I would’ve done

I heard your voice

When I drowned in the noise

Creative Writing

Learned To Disregard | A Poem

I want

the world

to understand.

This is

who I am.

I’m a

different person

than I was

yesterday.

You dismiss

what your eyes see

since you have

some preconceived belief

of how people

like me

are supposed

to love.

You have

to do better

because

I’ve already

learned to disregard.

Creative Writing

Words To Maim | A Poem

Words to maim

What good are they

Dirty mouths

Half a brain

Shout slurs

No respect

Sharpen blades

Don’t deserve

Time dulls

Never earn

Power fades

The joke’s on you

Your ego inflates

Creative Writing

Something More | A Poem

I used to wonder

if I was a thorn

in your side

that you wished

you could pick

then throw away

but you can’t fake

that light

the radiating glow

from your eyes

the curl of your lips

a flash of teeth

the tilt of your head

a familiar mouth

questions tumbling out

a greeting

an address

you laugh

like you’ve never lost

you’re strong

yet vulnerable

I love your ability

to let go

let nature run its course

but I think I detect

an invite for

something more