The Phoenix

Phoenix

When you feel that you have given your all,
When you feel that you’re deteriorating and ready to fall..

When you feel that you have nothing left,
When you feel that you are better off dead..

Close your eyes and take a deep breath,
Affirm to your self that you have been blessed.
You are given a mind and you are given a soul,
Believe that you are and you will make yourself whole.

What happened yesterday can no longer be changed.
Move forward and embrace the new day.
Become like the Phoenix and burst into flames,
burn your old memories and cast them away.

Ignore the people who say you cannot change,
the longer you listen the more you’ll go astray.
It is not about them, it is about you..
Rise from the ashes and become anew.

It takes great strength to continue on,
But the strength is in the mind and not measured in brawn.
Take one day at a time and always remember,

The fire is within you and it will always be,
Rise like the Phoenix and shine in all your glory.

Within

The sun begins to set
the light begins to fade
and darkness starts to fill the skies.

She stands there overlooking the horizon
wondering as to how she believed her own lies.

She drops to her knees and looks up at the heavens
it is now dark, like the veil over her eyes.
Temporarily blind and desperately seeking the light.

Her hands dig into the ground in attempt to gather strength
but the dirt sifts through her fingers and back onto the earth again.
She cries out in desperation, in hopes of receiving an answer
She hears nothing but her own whisper, “All I want is love”.

Her mind tells her she isn’t ready but she insists she is.

Her mind replies with this:

“Look at yourself and tell me what do you see.
Look at yourself and see how you’re crumbling.
Desperate for love but failing to see..
that the one who needs love, is your own body.
It’s not that you need anyone else,
what you need is to focus on yourself.

Become the word that you breathe,
Become the vision that you see.
Nobody can lift the veil from your eyes
besides the will that you have inside.
A solid foundation must be layed before anything can be built,
cracks and broken pieces will only cause you to wilt.

As your mind, I can guide you and make you see
but I can’t make you take the step, if you are not willing.
We are all one, yet we are three…
Your body, your mind, and your soul were all crafted so perfectly.
We all work together yet we are all moving parts
a beautiful masterpiece, surely a work of art
You can’t take care of one without minding the other,
the key is to balance each other.
Love yourself and all that you are,
when Life feels you are ready you will be amongst the stars.
Your soul will not leave you until your mind and body have learned,
their lesson on this beautiful earth.

Look for strength within and you will then realize,
that love has always been there.. waiting for you to find.”

She stands up and sees the sun starting to rise,
slowly she begins to see the light.

She whispers to herself, “There you are, I can finally see.
I’ve looked everywhere for you, besides inside of me.”

Into the Night

She looks out of her window and into the starry night.
Millions of fireballs burn with an effervescent light.
She walks into the darkness, yet her face is illuminated.
Marveling at the sight before her that was magically created.
The wind caressed her skin and glided through her hair,
She danced to the sound of the night without a care.

As she spun and twirled she noticed someone standing there.
A face unbeknownst to her, she couldn’t help but glare.
Handsomely rugged and with piercing eyes,
Her heart started beating rapidly to her surprise.
Unsure of what was occurring she starts to walk closer,
getting a better look of the man that chose her.

He extends his hand and asks for a dance.
She hesitated nervously but took the chance.
He pulled her close and held her tight,
They waltzed to the music of their hearts until the morning light.

intoxicated

I see your lips moving but hear nothing you say,
entranced by your charm and mysterious ways.
I wait for your cues and for you to lead the way,
but I grow impatient each and every day.

When I sit beside you I start to sweat,
My temperature rises and soon my skin becomes wet.
I can barely hold back from leaning in,
my knees buckle under me and i’m swallowed with sin.

The way you caress me and run your fingers down my skin,
Sends shivers down my spine and engulfs me within.
I can’t help but feel out of breath when you hold me,
We lay there in silence but yet it’s so consoling.

I bite my lip to keep me from moaning,
my body starts shaking as you navigate slowly..
Both filled with adrenaline we continue to see,
how far the limits can be pushed without suffocating.

Community

*entry into RhymeZone’s 2016 contest

As we look around us, what do we see?
A group of people who call themselves a community.
But lets look deeper and past the labels we set,
are we what we say we are or just trying to pretend..

Trying to pretend something we are not
Trying to act like nothing is wrong.
We are forgetting the most important thing,
which is coming together in unity.

It doesn’t matter whether we are rich or poor,
nor the color of our skin, race, or culture into which we were born.
It is important to understand that not everyone is alike,
we all have our own personalities and see life through our own eyes.

We might not share the same beliefs or traditions,
But what is important to note are our differences.
If we take a moment to listen instead of trying to be heard,
perhaps we can place ourselves in another persons shoes.

See what they see and feel what they feel,
realize that life doesn’t have to be so surreal.

But why must we act like entitled fools?
It almost seems like we weren’t taught any manners at home or in school.
Have we lost all compassion towards one another?
We even act like savages towards our own sisters and brothers.

We need to look past the superficial and past our current beliefs.
We need to look with a brand new set of eyes accompanied with empathy.
Because if there is one thing that should be considered,
is that we are all filled with resilience and vigor.

We are all parts that make up a whole.
Our individuality is unique and makes up our heart and soul.
If we take a moment to observe our surroundings,
we can look past the surface and see that people are hurting.
Misunderstood, judged, and bullied..

People think there is no other way.
Little do they know that every day is a new day.
An opportunity to change and reunite,
not only with ourselves but with mankind.

It only takes some thought to see,
That what everybody really wants is love and harmony.
We need to embrace the hardened and the weak,
the people that think their life is obsolete.

Lift each other up and focus on the positive,
Don’t expect things or make empty promises.
Stand side by side and stand up for humanity.
With genuine love and respect can we again be a community.

Don’t wait for tomorrow because tomorrow’s never come,
start today and embrace each other like we have never done.
Change the thought that resides inside,
Come together and let us change our lives.