I will fight for you

I would fight for you with everything I’ve got With tooth and with nail, shed blood, sweat and tears With every ounce of muscle, get stabbed, get shot To protect you from every one of your fears I’d be your knight, your champion, your hero And protect you from every evil. In burning sun, drenching […]

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Life is Short

Life is short. I learned that from you. Well, I guess I already knew in my head but you made it real. Visceral. You were 100% here and then you were gone. A light that shone too bright to last long.   I feel it in my bones now When I think about you And […]

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Loss

I sit on the hard-packed earth, feeling the chill of the frozen ground, my warmth seeping out into the air. A slight pain when my lungs fill Before smoke billows forward, a silent shout. There’s a chill in my heart, an empty space. You were there. You were sick. Now you are gone. I won’t […]

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Thoughts on Hate

They say that anger is what pain and fear look like when they show themselves in public. An animal threatened, lashing out to intimidate and diffuse the threat. A preemptive strike. Protecting self, covering insecurities that whisper “they will win, we will lose.” Coming from a mindset of scarcity. This country belongs to me and […]

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Gods

I guess the difference is that we used to worship gods that created us. Our Father. Our mothers, aunts, and uncles. Sometimes disappointed (rightfully so.) Sometimes capricious, sometimes wrathful, sometimes proud. Not always good parents, sometimes absent, sometimes selfish. But parents. Parents who created us and felt responsible for us. Parents who maybe sometimes hated […]

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Old

This land is old and worn smoothed by innumerable years Mountains that once reached for the heavens Are now brought down to earth.   A shroud of live covers the low hills Blanketing the earth in soft green Rivers broad and deep Many paths explored, now set.   Settling down to sleep, How long will […]

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Young

This land is young and so are we Jagged mountains reaching for the moon Rushing rivers cutting new paths Carrying away soft stone.   Constantly shifting earth A state of constant flux The sun rises on a new world each day Still experiencing growing pains.   This land was made for giants. Will we expand […]

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