Friday, November 23, 2018

Stepping Up



Stepping Up


I

stepping up to the plate
is the most exciting thing ever
you never know what will happen
you could get a hit
get on base
help the team
or you could get out


II

a team doesn’t take just one person
to keep moving
it takes all of the players
to move the team on
like Mookie Betts
if he hits well
his team does well
if he strikes out
the team struggles
may even lose the game


III

I want to be known
for the positives in my life
as someone who is smart
and has good things in my life
like hitting the walk-off home run

Instead of the negatives
being known as a liar, a sneak, a fake
striking out with the bases loaded

I’m going to the playoffs
using all I’ve learned for this moment
bringing my team the treasure, most dear



Baseball Haiku


Big game
teams feel the tension
fans waiting


Home run
one for the home team
father gives ball to son


Strike three
game is all over
players get to rest

Storms




Storms


News said it would be clear
But only storms come my way
Trying to speak
But I can’t find the words to say
I can’t move much
So I guess this is where I’ll stay
How can I go out like this
It’s such a stormy day
You left me heartbroken
And I turned into the storm
Why did you leave?
I need someone to keep me warm
Losing my breath
The storm takes me away
I finally release my pain
And like the news said
Today would be clear

My Walk




My Walk


Everyone says they like the way I talk
But no one seems to notice the way I walk.
I don’t walk too straight to show my pride
But I don’t slouch over to show sadness is on my mind.
I walk with an attitude that has a secret touch
Then I whip my hair a little but not too much.
I walk slow enough for everyone to know I’m there
But then speed up so they don’t stare.
I walk with color showing in my shoes
And flashy colors in my shirt matching my Jimmy Choos.
Yes I also like the way I talk
But I love the way I walk.


My Hope


My Hope


The end of the night I hope to see the next day
The end of every month I hope to see the next month
The end of every year I hope to see the ball drop

The end of fire I miss the heat
The end of every storm I see the rainbow
The end of every story I wish to read it again

The end of every movie I wish it wasn’t over
The end of every life I hope they had a good one
The end of every room I hope some one is there



Opening Up



Opening Up


opening up to people
it’s not the easy thing to do
you just want to keep those doors closed
you’re scared to let people in
you just want to cry in a corner
you’re not sure if you will scare people away
those doors you keep locked and chained
looked scary with the dark colors surrounding them
you want to let people in
but you have that demon
you know that if you open those doors
pain will come shooting back at you
memories will surround you
some hurting and burning you
you feel the flame on your skin
burning off your flesh
you want the red, blue, purple flames to stop
but they don’t stop and keep burning
you try to close the door
but the demon is out
it’s out and free to scare
you know that he’ll come at night
during the day you hope and pray
but when you lay your head down
and close your eyes he’s there
screaming, laughing, and smiling at you
you cry and cry for someone
but no one comes
you wrap your body around a blanket
you sing the song that
your grandmother sang to you

Rock a by my baby
Don’t you cry
Mama’s gonna buy
You a mockingbird
If that mockingbird
Doesn’t mock then
Moma’s gonna buy
You a diamond ring
If that diamond ring don’t shine...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Same Old Song

Same Old Song

My heart is breaking
Things I love are taken
Endless time, I’m wasting
Fake words is what I’m saying
I’m not religious
But I’m over here praying
Funny how it ends like that
Only when times are tough
That’s when we wanna go back
My mind is clouded
My mouth is stitched
My limbs are stiff

I’m always feeling like I can’t move on
Stuck in a life-long loop
Playing the same old song

Trying to take things in
Breath by breath
But it’s hard to breathe
The atmosphere is filled with
Hate, disgust, liars and thieves
I feel all alone
You only know you’re lost
When you’re missing home
You only know the cost
When you’re dry to the bone
Trying to hide the pain
Deep down so it doesn’t hurt
But nothing is what I gain
In the end it never works

I’m always feeling like I can’t move on
Stuck in a life-long loop
Playing the same old song

Misery is my melody
Misery also loves company
But it seems the only one singing
Is me
I’m losing tears
Over hidden fears
That come to light
Who knew that the dark
Could be so bright
The beginning is always the darkest of days
Can’t seem to find my way
Just trying to stay strong
Just trying to hold on
But I’m stuck in a life-long loop
Playing the same old song

I’m always feeling like I can’t move on
Stuck in a life-long loop

Playing the same old song