Quicksand – Original Poem


Your love is like quicksand
Slowly I sink into you
Deeper and deeper
As I take my final breath above these organic grains, I pray
Transcendence to another world
A great unknown
A magnificent sensation of fear

The quicksand covers my skin
Suffocating my pores; releasing my restriction

I can taste you
A nectar of honey coats my lips
A wild awareness of conscious sustainability

I can hear you speak of forever as the quicksand enters my ears with echos
Deeper I slip away from this world
Closer to this unexplored terrain

Your body, a beach
Your soul, heaven
Your promise, an emancipation

I cannot breathe now
Quicksand above my head


I am comforted
Relaxed in a peaceful state of solitary warmth
The aura of your arms wrapped around me
Like no other
A tingling
A pleasure

My world is gone now
No trees, no flowers, no birds
No air

Eyes closed
I dream

A flame ignites
I awaken to your smile
I am safe
I have found my love


Letter to the Sea – Original Poem

dry rose and old letters. vintage postcards

Out to sea we will meet
Distant strangers together under a starry sky

In our differences, we see the world through a spectrum of colors
Different languages, looks, beliefs, morals and relationships; yet one unified bond
The pursuit of meaning and love

Each moment an explosion of millions of actions pulsating in a thunderstorm of emotion causing a chain reaction so raw with intensity we can only respect its being

Each one of us a gift
Each moment a mother touches her newborn for the first time, a legacy
Babies first steps, a dream becomes reality
A first kiss, fear is shed and enlightenment found
A vow of love, the ultimate promise
A reflection of life, the soundtrack of the harmonies of our days

Close your eyes to hate
Shed away the fear
Find comfort in the love that surrounds
Have faith in the hands that created you
Take shelter in the relationships that protect

Let this message be a guide to your continued journey
Look back on your footprints in the sand; soon to be washed away but forever secured safely in your lock box of life’s precious times

Each step a new beginning toward your destiny
One filled with conviction


Make these words a pledge to find inner peace and live with passion
Leap in the air and let gravity take hold
It is in this moment, new and fresh, you will become wonderful


Crying – Original Poem with Audio


I’ve been crying lately
Over the senseless deaths
Screaming for peace and only finding war
The blue eyes of babies never to see again
The nourishing milk of mothers runs dry
The well of water frozen
The dreams of a future black

Minds erased by impossibility

Why am I crying?
So far away, their ruins remain

Never spoke a word
Never shared a smile
Never showed compassion for their breath
Now they breathe no more

Victims of another man’s war
Can a compassionate omnipotent father allow this piercing pain?
Hundreds of our Earth’s children silenced in an instant

Why am I crying?
Can this be tears of hope or acceptance of defeat


Shattered and broken
As the smoke clears, questions answered
Fingers pointed
Lives lost
Sharp edges remain; blood dripping from the ashes

A sight not to be witnessed; yet we cannot turn away

Why am I crying?
I cry, because they no longer can

Audio – http://www.spreaker.com/user/7504265/crying-original-poem

Jump – Original Poem by Raquel Avila with Audio


I haven’t landed yet
I am still in the air, actually
Holding on to thin air

Behind me are the walls of fear I built up for four decades
Do I turn around and relive the pain?

In air, I have time to choose
In front of me, there is a lawn of purity
An endless sunshine that makes me squint with joy

I hear dove wings flutter as they break clouds with their wings
A breeze gathers momentum
It pushes me slightly

I sense an ocean tide has pulled within the landscape
Becomes my own

I have chosen not to land
I have chosen to stay in mid air where the butterflies loop in semi-circles around my face
To land is to face fears


I go down one step at a time
I go down now and feel the ground

On sturdy feet, I can whisper to hear where I’ve been

This journey
This Life, I take not for granted

Audio – http://www.spreaker.com/user/7504265/jump-original-poem-by-raquel-avila

You Will Never Be On Your Own – Original Poem with Audio


As long as the water crashes on the shore, I will be there for you
From the highest mountain, I will reach to Heaven and pray for your safety
In the depths of the ocean bottom, the chains will not keep me down
The power of your love will lead me into your arms

Wherever you lie your head, home you will be
No walls
No roof
Just the protection of the Earth and my promise

You will never be lost again
Without direction
Without the light of the harbor tower

I can hear your heart so clearly in the darkness
Each beat, a symbol of life and its needs for compassion

Fueled by the pause in time when our minds reach infinite clarity

Waking up
Waking up


With these wings, I will take you away
Above the clouds
Away from the chaos
Pouring rain below
Sun above
Perfection in purgatory
Far away we will go
Around the world, seeing all the magic
We will be one exploring the world like voyagers of yesteryear

One mile
One hundred miles
The further we will go, with only the shirts on our back, home we will be

Each night, one sky
Away we go
Never on your own

Forever you will remain with me

Audio – http://www.spreaker.com/user/7504265/you-will-never-be-in-your-own

Fried Chicken – Original Poem with Audio – Happy National Fried Chicken Day


In Honor of National Fried Chicken Day:

Fried Chicken – Original Poem

I love your thighs
I love your wings

I wanna dip you in oil
And all of those pretty things

I want your white meat and your dark too
I wanna peel off your skin and bite into you

You are the one that whets my appetite
As you crunch down my palate tonight

I wanna swallow you whole, bones and all
With a side of fries, dressed up in slaw

I can smell you from a mile away
Tasting your southern deliciousness is all I can say

Licking my lips, and fingertips too
I eat you up, nothing you can do

Now I am done, full and complete
My how I have adored your mouth watering meat

Audio – http://www.spreaker.com/user/7504265/fried-chicken-original-poem

The Story of Us – Original Poem with Audio


As a writer, we pen the perfect story.
Boy meets girl, they fall in love and ride off into the sunset.
It is magical.
Each breath a hymn of absolute romance.
We all want that.

We write the story over and over again in our heads; on the paper, but in execution we are flawed.
Flawed by our own insecurities and idealism of a world untainted by the mistakes we make.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes and will continue to make them each and every day.
But I found you and you me.
Together we have begun to write the story of us.

I am not perfect.
I am going to try each day to be and I assure you I will not.
I want you to keep coming back.

Lay by my side
Kiss away the misfortunes of the day and reflect on the the moments of lasting memory

Our life together, more powerful than words, actions or emotions.

At the end of the day, it is always about you.
It always has to be about you.

My fortune was written before I met you.
It pointed to you.

From my first words to my last, my inspiration remains with me where ever I go.
She is you.


This is the story of us.
Each moment, a new chapter.
Each step a new adventure.

I am a better person now.
I see the world, in all its fuck up madness, from a colorful lens now.

Your glow, your shine, so refreshing.
So warm.
So comforting.

This is love.
This is the culmination of all my words.

It is you.

I will wake up each morning knowing we are writing this story together.

Audio – http://www.spreaker.com/user/7504265/the-story-of-us-original-poem