Watch me, make me happen!

I will not let you walk through my mind with your dirty feet!

You won’t corrupt my thoughts against my ideas!

I will not let you open windows in my head to let in dirty air

To stain the positives I have built my brain on

You will not ruin what I built

I am the only one allowed to stand in my way, and even I won’t let myself stop me!

Little black bird

Who told this little black bird that she couldn’t sing?

Her lyrics tell tales of a broken heart searching for a home

That to me is a tune we all can relate

So who told this little black bird she couldn’t sing?

Who told this little black bird she couldn’t fly?

Her wings were made to rise like a phoenix

From the ashes of pain, poverty and her past

That to me is a journey we all walk

So who told this little black bird she couldn’t fly?

Who told this little black bird she couldn’t?

This little black bird sings through poetry, she flies in her imagination, a journey with no limits

So who told this little black bird she couldn’t?

Because this little black bird lives.

…………………………………………….for all birds

All in

It’s not a one foot in, one foot out thing

I’m all in

The good times, we sure have some, but the bad ones too

Lord knows how many times I’ve wanted to slap, shout and run out on you

But reality is, it lasts for just some minutes, because I look at you and I see more than one reason to be happy

Something about you fills up the room even when it is empty

You make rainy times feel like a cloudy day and my whole heart crumbles if you are not happy

But I am all in, no holding back of emotions of jealousy or anger or silent treatments

I’ll toss my heart in with no regrets, doubts or back up plan

I am loving you with all of me, in me, about me, me

Because you are a part of me now, I run on your energy

Rose petals for Judith

I’ll scatter rose petals in the wind for you to find me

For in your very thoughts I live

I smile each day when your heart embraces me

and from your side I will never leave

I’ll scatter rose petals in your dreams for you to see me

Whisper my name and I’ll be there

For even in times when you thought I was missing

Right beside you, I was always here

For :Judith Allen in memory of her mother

Wake up!

Wake up!

I dare you!

I dare you to open your lungs and embrace the fresh air sparking a new day!

Spread your arms like an eagle taking flight

I dare you to scream out loud, regardless of who is listening because you know how truly blessed you are

I dare you, no double dare you-triple dare you to wake and accept LIFE!

Resilience

If they choose to be rocks then become water

If they choose to be the sand in your eyes then become wind

If they choose to be defiant then become persistent

You can always choose resilience at a crossroad.

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resilience

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noun
 1.the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.”nylon is excellent in wearability, abrasion resistance and resilience”
  1. synonyms: flexibility, pliability, suppleness, plasticity, elasticity, springiness,spring, give; M

     2.the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.”the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions

Stand

Sometimes the right thing to do is to get up

Literally standing up is what makes sense

Words are as physical as we make them to be

Words can trigger tears, trigger joy, trigger justice and even trigger the trigger

In my history, some persons stood up just so that I can now sit with who I want, where I want and as long as I want.

Some persons stood, spoke, fight and marched for me.

Today let us remember that we too can stand, at any time for what’s right!

#HappyMLKday

Replant

Someone forgot to tell you that you are a seed

Sometimes things will go off balance and in the midst of your growth you lose a few leaves here and there

Maybe your root is tampered with a little and you wither down somewhat

But then the universe grants you showers of rain and ray of sunshine

and before you know it, you are blossoming again

Someone forgot to tell you, that you are a seed.

Written in the stars : Ricardo & Erica

Imagine waking up beside your best friend every day

Sharing smiles, memories, struggles and joys with the same heart for years

Being able to read their emotion without a single word

Being able to predict a reaction without any subtle hints

You know them, like you know yourself, maybe even more than

Watching your children grow before you as testimony of the years of your love-

the fruits of that special bond-

and then to be asked a question that will, before God and all loved ones, formally testify how true this love this

Imagine your name written in the stars before you knew it

Imagine love

erica

For: Erica and Nardo : Congratulations on your engagement!