Take This Fool – Original Poem


Agree to spend the rest of your life with this fool and this fool will spend every breathing day ensuring you will not live in regret
Swimming in a pool of my own mistakes, I see faces on the ledge laughing as the misfortune that has guided my life

In time, my life for you with pass the test

It is in you, I have always loved
It is your voice that soothed me before you uttered a word

Every dream ends in your arms
Acts deemed ludicrous were absurdly ridiculous enough for you to understand
My call for love screamed inside my body and you finally released it

My crime of fueling the world with happiness and rare glimpses of love is my fatality
Crashing on the bottle
Waking each sunrise with the promise of change

New cities
New faces
Mission remains

You entered my temple; destroyed and withered
Clearing the debris to find my frail body
Cut and scratched from the emotional scars


Lifting me until our eyes met
Heat exchanged
Energy flow through our bodies

It was you
It was always you

This, my letter to you is simple
Take this fool
Damaged from a life on the road
Settled now, nestled safely in your womb


Gravity – Original Poem


Pulling us down
Faster than the speed of light
Stronger than our will can withhold

Forces stronger than the air we breathe
Pulling us from the sky
Our weakness, its strength
Against all odds, I weep

I tried to forget
I tried to hold on
I tried; I tried

With the power of my words
Further away you are
With my all my might, I break down
My calls echo back
My prayers unanswered


Reaching for the clouds, I have admitted my place in this world
Hesitant to accept this future alone

To the ground I fall

Pure Bay – Original Poem


Buried under our sins is a path to forgiveness
Someday we must go to a place basked in the unknown
I am not afraid
Fear has left me

I studied every line of your face
Now I am safe

I know when I pen my final word, I gave all the love I had for you
You blessed my world with laughter
Enriched my being with unconditional acceptance

Braved life’s storm so I may remain safe
Inside this womb, I smell your scent

Rhythms of life’s wonder beat all around
Running toward you as the clock ticks in my head
Stumbling along the way
Screams from my past on each side
Keep moving
Don’t look back
The pendant falls; your smile looking up at me
I kneel down; pick you up and press you against my heart
Destination clear


One last time to touch you
Run my fingers through your silky hair
Wake me from this trance before I pass into the night leaving nothing but a shadow

What Kind of Friend Are You? Lets Find Out


A few of you are beginning to read this while posing the question in your head, “Are there really different types of friends? There are a remarkable number of friend categories and consciously or sub-consciously, most of us fit into one of these bucket. Let us take a few moments to describe each of the friend types and see where you fall.  This is an eye opening exercise.  Some will laugh, some will roll their eyes, but we will all agree we know “That Friend” and most of us will say we are “That Friend”.

Friend Categories:

  • Text Friend – This is the friend that consistently text communicates with you.  Whether it is just to say hi, a deep emotional exchange or a bored conversation exchange, this person chooses text over any other form of communication.  When you call them, they will not answer, but rest assured, you will get a text back very quickly saying “What’s up”.  This person will spend time with you in reality, but it is few and far between.  You need unlimited texting and a lot of extra time to meet the needs of the text friends.
  • Facebook Friend – The Facebook friend is very similar to the text friend, but much more visual.  They provide more visual aides around their life including video and pictures of their daily escapades.  You most likely will only be included in these pictures on big group special events.  If you are lucky, they may also include you in Vine, Instagram and SnapChat.  You could get a little overwhelmed in the social world with this friend.  This individual will also “like” and “comment” often on your page.
  • Respectful Friend – The respectful friend is one of the worst kind.  Whenever you call, text or message, they will always respond to you quickly.  They are genuinely nice people, but they always put the catalyst on you.  This person will never initiate a conversation or try to make plans with you.  Any time you want to talk or hang out, you have to contact them first.  This can get frustrating at times because the relationship can feel very one-sided.
  • Social Friend – This friend is always on the go.  If there is an event, festival, happy hour, concert or flash mob, you will most likely see them there are very nearby.  This person will send a mass text invite or online invite to come and party.  One thing to know about the social friend:  They do not have a concept of calendars or planning.  Most of their outreach is very last minute.  Be prepared to jump in your car or hop on your bike at the last minute to spend time with this friend.
  • Clingy Friend – The clingy friend does not have a lot of close friends to call their own and many do not have busy professional and social lives.  They cling onto anyone that gives them much needed attention.  They are very flexible and accommodating as they don’t want to risk losing you, so they will do whatever you want to do and compromise their own interests.  They thrive around others and do not do well alone.  These friends require patience, because often times you have to push back on them for your own needs.
  • Emotional Rock – Most people have only only one or two friends that fall into this category.  This is the go to person during confusing or difficult emotional times.  If you have a bad break up, learn of an unexpected death or have an unsettling feeling, this friend will drop everything and meet you at the bar at midnight to talk to you and listen.  They never judge no matter how neurotic or irrational you get.  They are a vital part of your life and should never be taken for granted.
  • BFF – The BFF is the cool friend.  You rarely go a full day without talking.  The BFF will go to a rock festival and dance in mud with you, run through a fountain, ask someone out at a bar for you or sit up all night drinking on the porch.  You can take to them about anything, but most of the time, they are the happy friends that you don’t get too deep with.  They make life more fun.
  • Mutual Friend – This is a friend that values respect and mutual exchange.  They call you as often as you call them.  You make plans together to have dinner or lunch and catch up.  They call once a week to let you know what is going on in their lives and they attend all your special events.  This is a good reliable and trusting person to have in your life.  You don’t see them everyday, but you never go a long amount of time without talking to one another.
  • Professional Friend – These are friends you met in college or professional networking circles.  You tend to share similar skills, backgrounds and industry experience.  They are great contacts and usually good for a coffee or lunch when you are in town.  If you hit a milestone and it is witnessed online, they will congratulate you.  Unless you are in the same town at the same time or one is in need of a favor, they are normally in the distance and do not surface.
  • Gaming Friend – Whether it is Call of Duty or Words With Friends, this friend is always good for a game or a thousand.  They are obsessed with online gaming.  Sometimes they will stay up until 4 AM so they don’t miss a game in China.  They develop relationships through their games and often will exchange small talk in chat areas to strengthen and develop the gaming relationship.  Once a gaming friend, always.


There you have it, the 21st Century version of the “Friend”.

Some make fall into more than one category, so don’t feel you are pigeon-holed.

What kind of friend are you?  We would love to know….

Friendship Application – Test of True Friendship

Born to Love You – Original Poem


Flesh to flesh
Bone to bone
You strip me down to my most vulnerable
My words are weak in your presence
To stay the night is the greatest reward, yet we have touched all my life

You raise my hopes with your careless whispers
Innocent and sweet
Filling the pool with insight
Swimming for the ledge, I absorb your wisdom

Every breath from your mouth reminds me I cannot fail
Ambition and love find a home in your nest
Fulfilling your fantasy is my destiny
A mission; a promise
Together we will see the world through the eyes of our childhood dreams

I have never been alone
I have known you were there
Sensing your footsteps in the distance
Waiting for a moment of perfect fate
Scripted by angels long ago
Waiting on a shelf until our chapter is called


I was born to love you
Our hearts beating as one
When you cried, I cried
When you smiled, I rejoiced
When you imagined under the dark sky, you were not without companion

Each day one step closer to you
In an explosion of big bang proportions, two bubbles burst to form one eternal embrace

Another’s Arms – Original Poem


In another’s arms you rest
His chest a pillow
Mind racing with thoughts of a happiness beyond your reach
He whispers in your ear, but you here nothing

This romantic cinema projecting in your thoughts takes you away to a fantasy

Soul to soul
Lips to lips
Fate hands you the card of lovers destined to a journey together


Under the silk sheets
Skin touches
Body heat exchanges
Emotional numbness dominates

You are here
Invisible to human connection
A shell of a body
A core of uncertainty

Surrounded by the unknown darkness, only one absolute exists
Love of another
Love so profound; so defined by unquestionable perfection
Destiny and fate intertwined

You close your eyes and dream
Tomorrow will bring a new sunrise

Snapshots in Time – Original Poem


Are these times contagious?
Is this what we are waiting for or an addiction growing like an infectious virus
Spreading through the air with each spoken word

If we try to forget, we will only remember in regret
But now, in the grandness of life, we must break the barriers of conformity
Society is stunted by ants marching; one direction, no destination

Behind the stories
Hidden in the milestones
There are snapshots in time
Moments defined by simplicity and love

Within each of us rests a treasure
Not of coins and wealth
But inspiration, hope, faith, compassion and kindness

That cry as we say goodbye
That embrace when love finds a second chance
The night under the stars with only the sound of waves crashing and our beating hearts as one

These moments
Each one permanently stored until we are in need of the spirit to forge ahead

Sometimes we collide and harmoniously express a feeling shared
In one serendipitous chain of events, our lives change forever

Blessed and cursed with decisions that will affect the course of life


Each one singular
Vital to a foundation that continues to grow

Our being is magical
Our existence a gift

A gift to be cherished and used for a greater good
Look not to the devil inside
He is powerful; he is respected
He is in his place
The force that is compelling and holds the key for emotional fortitude is the conviction of hope

Embrace with all your might these few seconds that you know will define you for all time

Listen and you will hear the answers echo in the wind