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Soul of My Words

A video poem about the very things that inspire me to write. Each little object in my life serves its purpose, each person I meet impacts me, each stroke on my keyboard fulfills my destiny.

Words That Kill

A poem that explores how lethal words can be. Inspired by Twitter trending topics like palabras que matan and Forrest Gump.

Childhood Retreat

A poem about the lazy days of childhood scraping your knee against the blacktop. Inspired by Twitter trending topics like Seventeen Again and Nigel Thornberry.

End Times of Ignorance

A poem about hope for humanity residing in the pursuit of knowledge rather than false prophets. Inspired by Twitter trending topics like Harold Camping and the rapture.

Mama, Your Love Says...

A poem about how the love of a mother speaks until the end of time. Inspired by Twitter trending topics like Mother's Day and #sotellmewhy.

Childhood Retreat

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TRENDING TOPICS
JUNE 27, 2011 11:38 AM PDT

Whether 22 or at the prime
of age ‒

The lazy days
are missed when
life

was less about
being a pageant but
playing on a stage ‒

A stage in which there
was no need to stop,

Caught in the thrill
of newly discovered
roads or

scraping your knee
against the
blacktop.

Stuffy newsrooms
appearing to be as
far off as Saturn,

Your palms gripping
a prized trading
card ‒

That’s all that
mattered.

To be
Seventeen Again,

To find ways
to irritate your
carefree friends,

Much of it as
prickly as
rose thorns ‒

But sweeter than
berries and over
ripe dates ‒

Dates hanging heavy
on the limbs of each
synapse,

Branching from one
year to another of
sheer reverie,

Despite the pits of
pain lodged

within the deep
recesses

Of the mind’s
memory.

Still the siren’s
call of

Childhood Retreat

Is a song that does
not need to trend
on Itunes for us to
see

What the birds and
the bees use to mean ‒

In a world
that never
seemed,

Incomplete.


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Fondly For You Dad

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TRENDING TOPICS
JUNE 17, 2011 12:53 PM PDT
Somebody tell me why
through divination
or astrology,

How life granted
the sweet
of you to me ‒

Simply c'est magnifique.

For you make my
world

a little less
sicker,

a little less
sadder,

Being there for me
Dad when it truly
mattered.

Defending me with
the heart of Rocky,

You’re gaga enough
to keep swinging

when there is no
hope to foresee.

Until the
very end,

Be my kin,
my friend ‒

The gust that lifts
me above billowing
waves and rough winds.



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Profess a False Pen

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TRENDING TOPICS
JUNE 07, 2011 5:30 PM PDT
Run to the confessional
if you so dare –

Belt Hail Mary’s
upon unlistening ears!

You steal the
sweet soul of
painstaking
thought ‒

That artists
on the fiery
forge of creation

So skillfully in
ink, wrought ‒

It does not take
a referee to
cry foul

On your
ill-gotten
goal!

Play the pet to
a master’s
hand ‒

You are no man’s
best friend.

An actor, a pretender –
labels are too kind,
to a fool whose dim
head

Glows
falsely in
spotlight.

Such a halo will
turn into a tightly
woven noose,

Constricting your fa├žade
as the screws start
to loose.

Oh sure ‒

Just try to find
solace in stolen
headlines,

As the journalist
eating up your words ‒

Will be cut short
by the red flashing light.

Time’s up! Your exposure
their next feast on

Which to dine.


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