Regrets and Learning to Let go

Regret is a bitter pill to swallow

and even worse

It refuses to go away and stays hidden in the background

only coming out to the surface when it seems you’ve forgotten about it.

Regret, Anger, Joy and Relief are different colors of our emotional rainbow

and with the ups and downs of life.

We are bound to experience all kinds of emotions,

but we must remember that it is not permanent

and just as quickly as things look dark and bleak,

Here comes the Sun and our moods starts to change again.

 

Tribe

In love we seek in others

what we hold dear inside

in order to convey the wishes and hopes that shape our mind.

We all express our feelings and hopes differently,

but yearn to find someone who shares similar hopes and dreams.

It’s the one thing throughout our collective history that has never changed,

which is the desire to dream and to be anything or anyone,

and to find in others, what see in ourselves

and the realization that you finally belong.

Trading Places

Life can be many things

it can be exciting, jovial, frightening , worrisome and many more.

Yet one thing we all share in common

is that we all feel and experience these range of emotions,

but react to each of them in our own unique way.

Today, someone is celebrating the sweet joy of becoming a parent,

as another parent lives to mourn the loss of their child.

I often think if life is a cruel joke,

and I’m waiting for a punchline that will never come.

Life can be many things,

and even though I can’t walk in your shoes or trade places,

but I can try to understand,

and be a willing ear to listen and learn.

We all have a journey that we take,

that takes us places and situations, and meet people

that in some near future

it will all hopefully make sense.

Gratitude

As I head towards the front door on my way to work

I glanced back to say goodbye

but I saw your eyes were shut and hands clasped together as if in prayer.

I wondered why but stopped in my tracks.

I should be glad and feel lucky right,

but I was too selfish to see things from your point of view.

Life is the one constant variable we all share,

but death isn’t one we should willfully ignore.

We come and go in life and hope the steps we are taking

are steps towards something better, joyful and successful.

Yet as I walk out the door

I feel a deep sense of gratitude

because if I learned anything from life is that take nothing for granted.

Through the Looking Glass

In search of truth

I swim through lies, deceit and skepticism.

I walk through streets paved with the broken promises of parents, lovers

and anyone you can trust.

I remember a time when ‘I love you’ had substance,

and now as I grow older those words have become hollow and insincere.

I look inwards and wonder

if the world outside is a reflection of what’s going on within.

am I the person I aspire to be?

am I the kind of lover, friend, co-worker that I can be?

maybe changing the world is impossible,

but I do have the power to change myself.

The Unknown

It’s often been said that Life mirrors Art and vice versa,

but who could figure that the world we all share would turn out this way.

Is this the curtain call or the opening of a new act?

Are we witnesses to something that will unify us and live in a world of limitless possibilities and freedom.

Or will we repeat the cycles of division and sleep our way to a world still controlled by the few and who have no love or care for any of us.

I guess at the end of the day

we all have our own reasons and choices,

and our point of view on how we see the world.

My wish is to see a world that’s understanding and has more empathy and compassion for all,

and to see a world where like seeds being planted in a rich fertile soil

one can grow and blossom to their full potential.

Peace

 

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Any kind of peace

whether it’s physical, emotional or mental

 is a treasure that one cannot lose so easily.

After all,

remember all your trials and tribulations

that you had to face that made you who you are today.

You overcame,

You earned your peace,

something you can’t measure or explain to anyone

they just have to experience it for themselves to understand.

For the Love of Money

 

I love money

but our relationship is one-sided.

I love her so much

that I put her over my family, friends and even God.

 

I give her my time and health,

and my body can definitely prove my loyalty

with my receding hairline and grey beard.

 

Yet after all that,

she ignores me.

When we first met at 16

I thought if I made enough

I would be happy

and I was,

but that didn’t last.

I chased and chased,

but the game isn’t the same anymore.

Besides I think she’s cheating on me

with someone younger

probably a young guy with hopes and dreams

someone who use to be like me.

My Name is…

I hold no shape

but I occupy your mind,body and soul.

I conjure up imagery

that make you stop and shiver.

I protect you

even if it doesn’t appear that way.

You hate me,

but you can’t do without me.

I can be tamed.

I can be your friend,

but since life doesn’t come with instructions

you do not know that.

To know my name

is to know yourself.

I hope you realize it now,

because I am always near

Since my name is Fear.

My Kind of Blues

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I heard her play the saxophone

outside the jazz club

oblivious to her surroundings

she seemed focused only on her music

I felt captivated and enraptured by her blues

I wondered what kind of life she lived

to play such music

that was soft and kind

yet penetrated my soul