Stay With Me Baby – Original Poem

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Stay with me baby
Stay with me

I know I have been drunk behind the wheel of life one too many times

Too many times for forgiveness
Too many for redemption
No matter what words come out, they are crushed by the actions of self-inflicted wounds

I never meant to pull you into this tornado
With intense winds, I heard your screams
I tried to stop the path of destruction

From town to town, I settled for new faces and places; same mayhem

I swore this was different
I pleaded for a chance

With all the intensity of our passion, I couldn’t hold the grip
So slippery; so wet; the fall to far

You saw, in my eyes, the fight I have been battling
You ignored the red light and drove your heart into mine

Never knowing why, I accepted you on this runaway train
What a ride we had
Carnal intensity
A pain so good

Now I want to brake; To stop and be still for once
I ask you now, to believe that I am stopping the chase and now indulging the dream

It will only give sweet nectar and quench my thirst with you by my side
Look into the weakness of these eyes and accept my unspoken word

I need you to stay with me baby

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The Purpose is You – Original Poem

I love you
Every part of you

Each place I visit, I see the laughter, the tears, the heartbreak
On this bench I sit
I see a magical journey of memories played in sequence on this grassy stage

You thought I was searching for an ideal; a perfect mold of love, both spiritual and physical
It was a manifestation of a child’s dream and a romantic storyline
It clashed with a harsh reality

I held those ideals close

Love is everything
Over and over I repeat those words

We are born to love one another
Fate, signs all pulling us closer like gravity

Compassion for one another is the center of existence
The birth; the foundation; the purpose

It is the beliefs we hold so dear; the truths evident only from the heart; the actions that take us from imagination a world of possibility

You are that dream, written by a young boy
Now grown up, seeing a world before him and knowing his path

I need to be with you
Right now
If not now, I don’t know when

We let life cut us
We bled
We bled together

Now it is our time to heal
I need you

There is No Tomorrow – Original Poem

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I should have told you that night
Under the sky
Beneath the pale moonlight
I hid behind the words
Behind the cold rain

I hinted with a kiss
Yet did not provide the answer you sought

I should have opened my heart and bled out the passion I felt inside

It fleeted away as you drove into the darkness

The speech still being recited over and over in infinite repeat

You are the one that heals my pain
The one that brings hope to my dreams
Brightens the dimly lit path of my future

You were sent to me by a force greater than I

I drink your lust
I cradle your humble comfort
I draw warmth from the kindness you wear so well

We dreamed together one night
Two minds lost in a surreal sea, together lost on this boat
Our minds found their way to each other
Fantasy met reality and we willed ourselves to a land of wonder and destiny

That night
That one fated night

We knew of a love so powerful we could not speak of it
We experienced a force so fierce, our fear held us back
We were comforted to an absolute peace

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I should have told you
Not once
Not twice
But every moment you breathe this Earth

I should have told you

She is the blessing the prophets penned
The tranquility where life and death meet

The perfect storm
The perfect love
The imperfect heartbreak

I should have told you
I love you

A Compassionate Journey with Priscilla – Original Poem

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I held you close that cold November evening.

Alone in the country with nothing but the sound of your heart comforting me.

Stillness in the air; darkness all around

I was at peace with you and  myself

You awaken me after a long restless sleep

A long journey through the chamber of lost opportunity, romantic plot lines dancing through my head and the hope of falling in the field, looking up and seeing a love before my eyes.

 

It was you that defined these words of love and forever changed me

A nurturer; a mother; a passionate breath of air

In your eyes, the laughter of children filled the days

In your heart a sensual serenity filled the nights

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It was you that unlocked the key to a heart that forgot to feel; forgot to yearn; forgot to savor the feeling that words or actions cannot comprehend

Earth had an angel for me and she slipped through this fragile grasp

I held on too hard; I let go too soon

Forever I am changed

Forever I will love her

Forever I will remember that tiny path of time on the course of life’s journey where I found a girl, she smiled, I fell in love  and held her alone in the fields of cotton watching the stars spell out our story

For this is a story of love gained and lost; yet never forgotten

 

 

True Companion – Original Poem

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Will you be my true companion?
Will you grow old with me and more beautiful with each passing day?
Will you let me discover you with each new sunrise?

You are the blessing hidden deep in my prayers
The person I want to become
The angel from high above

Will you be my true companion?

Words cannot express my love
Songs cannot translate the music in my head

In an instant a world changed
One glimmer of light and you appeared
From the darkness to enlightenment you found me

A lost puppy in a sea of flowers I wandered
Smelling the sweet nectar of a perfect world
A perfect world without meaning; without promise; without direction

Then there was you in the distance

Will you be my true companion?

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Destiny is written in the stars
Your soul next to mine high in the cosmos
In that field filled with the fruits of temptation I am grounded by you

A presence so powerful, yet so quiet and subtle
You awakened a sense left dormant by denial
An energy flourishing in the midst of your perfection

Will you be my true companion?

In you, I have found myself
In you, I will forever love

Invest in yourself…The Rewards will follow

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How do I define the complete me? I think in order to do that, I need to break down the components of myself.

Let’s start there.

I am:

  • Family centric
  • Balance work, exercise and diet
  • Passionate about writing and my career
  • Believe in equality, individual choice and dreams
  • Focused on travel, understanding other cultures, books and films that make me think, black and white photography, unconditional friendship and creativity
  • Devoted to pursuing a life of happiness
  • Proud of my heritage
  • Love music

Now that we finished my dating profile, let us look at what I have done to invest in myself:

  • Published two complete collections of poetry, have a third on the way, five screenplays and a novel in the works
  • Continually looking at new trends and changes in my industry and how to evolve and growth with them
  • Never putting my friends or family second to anyone
  • Using the resources I have to help others when I can
  • Developing a strong brand to share my written and visual messages with others

Am I doing everything I can to reach my goal of happiness?

That is quite a question.  One that truly may take a lifetime to answer.

Let me see if I can outline some areas I am not:

  • I don’t expose myself enough.  I can go to book readings, writing groups, enter more competitions and send my works to agents to try and get more exposure
  • I can take more risks in my career.  Sometimes fear whether we see it or not plays a role in the choices or lack of choices we make
  • I can travel more.  I have been to Europe, Mexico, Alaska and most of the continental US and I have the resources to see so much more.  I need to do that.
  • I can spend more time talking to my family and spending good quality time
  • I can spend less time writing about dreams and more pursuing them
  • I can love more
  • I can find more balance with yoga, mental and physical exercise and learning things outside of my comfort zone

That was refreshing.

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I love who I am and that is a person who is flawed with a good heart, devotion to friends, families and strangers and someone that is looking to always think positive and continue to grow.

I have visibility but am I hiding behind it?:

Is that the best we can do?

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I think the bottom line is, I need to invest less in the laptop and more time to myself and the 26,000 amazing miles of frontier at my fingertips.  It all has to start with one simple step.

Why do we accept the love we think we deserve…

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Do you want to be loved or do you want others around you to find happiness at your expense?
Do you want to settle or define of a life of happiness?

These are loaded questions filled with many options.

The pursuit of love is a passionate ride filled with bumps, obstacles and for some devastation. Too take another life and grant it permission to your heart, the most fragile thing in all existence is one so many of us are hesitant to do. You never want to willingly put yourself in a bad place and if you isolate yourself from emotional vulnerability, you won’t get hurt.

But if you do not live these moments, embrace the beauty in front of your eyes and realize that life is not about infinite happiness, but about individual moments that collectively make us infinite, then you are missing out.

What is it about our inalienable unconscious decision to settle that makes us so damn cliche in our pursuit of unhappiness and boredom that sets in and manifests itself into a slow journey to death?

Do we wake up one day and decide we no longer want to try?
Do we look in the mirror and realize this is the best we will ever be?
Do we accept that time is our deep rooted enemy and no matter how hard we try, they will win?
Do we just say, screw it. You like me, so why not.

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We all deserve better
We all earned better

We are all kings and queens. That doesn’t stop when you turn six and start seeing the harsh realities of life. That little boy and girl on top of the snow hill with the whole world in front of them needs to be you, always.

Ask yourself this: What moments defined you?

  • Was it a song?
  • Was it an event?
  • Was it a movie?
  • Was it a kiss?
  • Was it a tragedy?
  • Was it a success?
  • Was it the first time you felt scared?
  • Was it a quiet moment alone in reflection?
  • Was it when you looked in her eyes?
  • Was it the first touch?
  • Was it a line in a book?

Think very hard and don’t just remember the moment; remember the feelings you had and the thoughts running through your head.  You know what those thoughts were.

They were dreams, ambitions, ideas.  All things that make us great.  You wanted to run through the fields screaming in joy.   You know this.  You can feeling it all rushing back now.

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Find that again.

  • Find the first record that made you cry and cry all over again
  • Find the first boy or girl that helped you discover love and thank them
  • Remember your greatest accomplishment and then make a list of five more better than that and achieve them
  • Make a better tomorrow for yourself
  • Find love; true love; great love; infinite love

That is when you will stop accepting the love you think you deserve and starting loving the way you are meant to.