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

Writing

My Poem Is Being Published

I couldn’t be more excited. It’s been a hard year in many ways. So this achievement feels even more meaningful to me.

Every success reminds me of why I started. Why I haven’t given up. I want to continue. I don’t want to quit.

My poem is being published in an anthology. Funny story that isn’t funny. I thought I wouldn’t hear back, so I made a few edits and published the poem on my blog. But then I got a letter saying they wanted to publish it. As a result, I had to make the post private.

That story says a lot about me. But it also goes to show you just how long the publishing process takes.

I first had to sign a release form. Then I approved the proof for print. Now, everything is out of my hands.

I wrote this poem in 2016. It’ll be published at the end of 2018. That’s crazy to me.

I’m so grateful for all your support. I don’t have many writer friends in real life. Which is why I often don’t share this kind of stuff with them. Thanks for listening to me through thick and thin.

To be honest, I try to blog every day because I want to document the good as well as the bad. Not just the highs or the highlights. I want to récord the beautiful and ugly moments in my life.

I hope I can inspire others. At the very least, I hope you know you’re not alone.

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.

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