A Year Ago

(On August 1st, 2019, my prayer from the night before was answered) A year ago I didn’t know the journey I was about to embark on. A year ago I woke up with a completely new mindset. To let go of all the stuff from the past that hurt me. That stuff I always carried…

Picture Perfect

He was walking around outside with his hands framing different stuff when she approached him. What are you doing? She asks. I’m looking for a beautiful image to inspire my next poem, he says. How about the blue sky? It’s so pretty. she recommends. No. I don’t want pretty, he says as he continues to…

It’s True

I like you. It’s true. It’s true. Not for those curls. Though you have them a plenty. Not for that smile. Though it’s as gorgeous as any. Not for those eyes. Though I could stare at them all night. Not for your beauty. Though looking away is always a fight. I like you for all…

Hope to Only Contain It

Every glance breaks me down that much more. Losing sleep throughout the night. Thinking about you and not much more. Trying to prevent myself from starting a fight. Can’t stop it, can hope to only contain it. I see your eyes and I see my dreams. Beauty unmatched; tearing my heart at the seams. I…

How You Inspired Me

A beauty that is as mesmerizing as fine art. Always managing to rush the beats of my heart. First, those eyes just can’t be, no way those are true. How in the world can anybody see them and not fall for you? Next, that smile, with the ability to bring up anybody who's feeling down.…

My Beautiful Inspiration

Sitting down for a Q & A. “So, what inspires you in life?” They ask. “Simple.” “Her.” He says as he points to his love. “That’s sweet.” One says. “Yeah.” “One look at her, and I’m inspired regardless of what I’m facing.” He responds. “Care to give an example?” They ask. “Well, her eyes are…

Beautiful Moment 3

There I was sitting at my desk doing my daily word search when my oldest daughter, Alyssa, came up to me and told me the great news. “Dad, I got accepted into Tennessee!” “UT?, Oh my God, that’s great honey.” I told her as I got up and hugged her. She worked so hard to…

Beautiful Moment 2

“Seek first his kingdom and righteousness.”, You see Hoppy, if you ask God, he’ll help you find carrots.” That’s what Cameron was telling his pet bunny one time when I saw him in the patio reading. He’s very much into the Bible, and he wants Hoppy to go to heaven and meet all of his…

Truth of Life

A beating heart, a soul in pursuit keeping us alive, trying to find its pieces. A wandering mind, a body in pain thinking about the future, from all the trials. It’s the truth, the truth of life. A memory fading, a temper jaded into obscurity, by all the troubles. A history rewritten, a love reborn…