Caged 

Caged

I am tired of this cage that I live in.
The cage has a worn, deep entrenched path the traces my
monotonous life. 

The steel, cold bars drive me mad
just thinking that it’s very existence is a reminder that I
cannot escape. 

What I wonder at is that I – I chose it!
Why did I not flee as the others did? I cry insanity.
Why did I accept it’s drab, dull, limiting, hostel
I believe I was too much the mouse and not the lion
the wild lion.

Sometimes my former mates visit, only to serve as a
reminder of why they left. 

They don’t visit for long;it  is the cage. They only want to see the monstrosity
so they might appreciate the freedom much more
I long to release my latent fury. 

To break-even dent the
uniform bars. But no-I must bid my time. I have played the
role of the lamb much too long to suddenly become…
the hawk! So I might soar. 

I am restless, I want hope. A
caretaker peers at me: “You have but a few years, until then
won’t this do.” He turns on a lamp.
Not it won’t; for I want the sun.

Adore

 

Undulating waves
crashing, churning
life’s burning desire
full of passion
leading reason
to naught.
Where’s the sea
between you and me
to come rushing
to the shore of
unchartered waters?
Pounding surf,
hearts aflame
seem to cry
adore…adore.

Strength

Strength

When problems in life make you seem weak
That’s when you are most likely defeated.
But once you realize, there is a strength
In you that can not be weakened, that’s when
You see clearly and your path in life is deepened.
Don’t let any one or any thing choose your destiny,
Just trust in who you are and proceed accordingly.
You are strongest in your darkest hour,
So hang tough and believe in your power.
Power to control your own destiny and not settle for
Anything less than what you want your life to be.
Yes, this strength lies deep
Inside us all.
So, when you’re about to fall, take a step back,
Reflect on who you are and answer the call.