Inhale the good & exhale the bad
Inhale the good & exhale the bad
Walk away from anything not giving you the energy you deserve.
Walk away from connections that drain you. Your energy is sacred and meant to be protected.
Leave in the shadows the empty hearts, minds, and conversations. You have too much depth in your soul to entertain shallow waters.
Leave in the shadows the people pleasers who never choose to acknowledge your worth.
Leave in the shadows connections that steal your peace of mind with their incessant worries or tailspin’s that are unimportant to your life’s purpose.
Walk away from it all and leave it in the shadows.
Don’t wait for anyone to love you
You’re beautiful no matter what anyone thinks about you
But I’m convinced you don’t even know you
Too eager for anyone to love you
When you don’t even love you
Don’t wait for that woman and forget that man
Live your truth
Focus on you
Sometimes I think it isn’t for me
See it comes in many forms and you should aim for them all
Not just the kind you get with your spouse
I get it
It makes you feel proud and it can
make you stand tall
But why when you get it you act like that’s all?
I’ve lived those type of moments hold them close cuz they’re special
The devil will wrestle over
Our hearts they’re a vessel
Too much of it to give or maybe not enough
If you’re out there then come and call my bluff
What is this stuff?
A worthless piece of rock to tell you how much you mean
Stronger than nicotine
Take it from me
it’s a hell of a drug
Have you doing stuff you never thought or dreamed of
And that’s not all bad
because i promote growth
I can’t say that none of you do
You both took that oath
It can cut you deep like a knife
Or raise you as high as a kite
Either way you slice it I’m glad it’s in my life
Yes I write these myself
You may not understand what it’s like to give all of yourself
To get inspired in that moment and let it out in that moment
She said, please don’t get offended, I just think you’re an interesting person
We are what we’ve seen and I’ve seen a couple things
So if you tell me something weak I’ll try my best not to judge
What ever happened to being tough?
When did we change our mentality and lose sight of resiliency?
Understand we’re all people and none of us are special
If I lost you with that one you need to widen your vision
It’s a little fucked up to think about I know
but take a moment
And do your best to disconnect and then connect in the moment.
This particular piece was inspired by numerous things. When I first started sharing my poetry some of audience would me if I wrote these myself, which is a valid question because you never know nowadays. So I thought I would clear the doubt. As many writers can attest, inspiration comes in many forms and at random moments. When inspiration presents itself I literally have to stop what I’m doing and jot down the idea or few lines that came to mind, otherwise it’s gone, and that’s not good for anyone.
This poem jumps around a few ideas because it was very much a venting poem to me. I was reflecting on what a couple women had told me, the comments some weak minded men had stated, the lack of “toughness” and resiliencey in this age where everyone’s offended, but also expressing that those who are, aren’t special and we’re all small in the grand picture that is the universe. All we can do is disconnect from what distracts us from being present and reconnect with our present moments.