Battle For Keeps

Photo by Julia Larson on Pexels.com Fight Bloody knuckles Pushing back tears Clinching teeth Balled up fist Greased up face Cornrows to the back Passionate eyes Steady gaze Eager, light, prancing feet A song in your heart Defeat far from your mind Time burns away Minutes turn into seconds Low grunts from aching ribs And … Continue reading Battle For Keeps

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What you know about that Michigan?

Pic by Isom Jacobs What you know about that Michigan? Take me to the waterAlongside the pierWhere I can see the city lightsNo need to worryNo room to fightJust the feel of ripplesHitting the fingertipsOf my willing handThe glow of the unknownDances off my skinI am hopefulMy heart prays for new dreams againThe darkness goes … Continue reading What you know about that Michigan?

Hard Path

Photo by James Wheeler on Pexels.com The path that led me here was filled with bristles, bounders and uncertainty I walked it alone Far from familiar surroundings with no place to call home But kept moving none the less There are days when I wonder why the sun beats down? Pressuring me with it's bright … Continue reading Hard Path

Mine

Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels.com Sorry I've been gone for awhile┬á I've been working, praying, staying focused  Driving quickly to the next place  Getting over the traumas of yesterday  While utilizing every second that leads to a new tomorrow  Preparing for the unseen blessings  And challenges that set my heart ablaze  Building the bricks … Continue reading Mine

Love in a Place Full of Liars

Photo by Oussama Elhaidi on Pexels.com Baby you have no name. But I know you're the kettle to my flame. Sitting ring side when I fight. Cheering me on when I'm at my wits end. Serving as my confidant and best friend. You show me what it means to love someone. Even if I can't … Continue reading Love in a Place Full of Liars