Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I used to second guess my nature and at times I still do
but one thing I realized is how near sighted the world perceives things
as I open up, love, and embrace I may look overemotional too sensitive naive
& there is truth in it because I hurt and get burned
however, the fire purifies me...makes me STRONGer
does not kill me
so while love hurts as I learn to be it
nothing compares to the lives i see lost from living without
love is all we have
so i will fight with it for it as long as i am

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Unfinished Autobiographical Poem

I've seen waters rushing
pacing and made me realize
how quickly i'll come and go
waters never stop vibrating
so I must never cease living

there is a hum beneath the surface
no sonar can detect it
& no i'm not different
i've just reflected

i've seen waters rushing
pressing IN to the springs where its warmest
away from the bitter cold of your winter
that threatened to stagnate
to place liberty in a freeze
denying us living water by refusing to let it leave...

Monday, October 3, 2011


God's glory is colorful and breath LIFE
Because He's given you his Spirit
and my Spirit
Couldn't be more excited
Just to share
Your autumn air

Thursday, September 29, 2011

No Other Kind of Light--Hafiz

Find that flame, that existence,

That Wonderful Man

Who can burn beneath the water.

No other kind of light

Will cook the food you


Monday, September 26, 2011


don't eat seeds, SEEDS are bitter

WAIT for the FRUIT, it's sooo SWEET :-)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Back to the basics

Hallelujah! Praise be to God first and foremost. Now let's get into it:

We shall never cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

T.S. Elliot

Let's reflect on a journey while we're on the present one, shall we...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Protest, Progress, and Publicity: A Love Story

In the final days of the first month of this new year & decade, I find myself reflecting on 2009/2010. I have traveled half of the world, lived in a different language, and met so many different people and done so much. Which leads me into a discussion I had with my friend from Turkey:

She believes that America puts too much emphasis on "changing the world" & "doing" something at all times. In her country, it is more centered around self-reflection as opposed to this ideology of being selfless that she believes we subscribe to. I have to agree with her perception of America because we shun people not just if they don't vote but if they haven't said "YES WE CAN" whenever appropriate or joined 1,000,000 Strong for Obama on Facebook as well. There's idea that if you believe in something you have to PROVE it through ACTION. Personally, I agree with this mindset but to a certain extent, for example I am pro LGBTQ rights yet I don't have a rainbow stickers everywhere nor do my LGBTQ friends. Is this absurd? Maybe for some. If you didn't spot me in Grant Park or D.C. among the multitudes in support of the last presidential election am I an undeserving and ungrateful American. An even better question, if you were there does the indefinitely classify you as an upstanding citizen and a role model of all American ideals? If you answer yes, I beg to differ. Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson were all over the screens in tears and all; do I look to them on how to be a black American? Absolutely not.

I think that more so than face time and overt exhibition of what you do for the world is genuine and consistent contributions to first yourself and your family, your local community, and then the world at large. Don't break your back to prove you're contributing to progress in the world and lose sight of your ten mile radius. Get out and live your life in (insert adjective) whether it be in COLOR, CHAOS, or it in all angles, distances, and as many lengths as possible and always with purpose. Also, don't forget to step back and reflect on that purpose because life is dynamic, forever changing so it calls for us to remind ourselves of what we're doing things for. Take your time.