The Color of My Words

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Do the color of my words matter? Would you read them better if I dressed them in white or black? Combining the passion of the moment with the honesty of my pen. I color my words blindly just as I color all of you. Do you appreciate my attempt? Or instead do you hate the shade that I chose. I […]

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Shattered Glass

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Shards of a broken heart create stepping stones from Eastern coast. They create a path that leads back home, but where is home to those that were abandoned? As I tenderly step across the white tipped waves I see myself reflected in cacophonous imagery. I am overwhelmed by each step as I live a lifetime in each moment. What could […]

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Frozen tears

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Frozen tears, I will not cry. Instead I’ll smile as I watch you die. Parting clouds I see them not. Warm hole instead, I hope you rot. Hate saved for a better cause. Smiling as I watch you fall. Taking pleasure in another’s pain. How I love the falling rain. Melt my frozen tears today. Let them fall on their […]

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Perfect Imperfections

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I love your perfect imperfections. How easily you stand out against the normal black and white of beauty. I love even more how you seem to love yourself. How your self-love is not anchored to anyone else’s approval. Instead you approve yourself each morning and that confidence shows. How it shows. Love your perfect imperfections. They are uniquely yours. They […]

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The Killing Field

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The children run and play amongst the broken bones. Roses grow and butterflies fly above our fallen foes. We cannot escape as much as we turn from the past. Our feet shuffle and toes squish amongst the fallen ash. Tears of the dead have watered those many oaks. They pull in each drop as the rag does soak. And with each […]

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I stopped by your blog today…

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I stopped by your blog today and noticed something off. Curtains hung that matched a different season as snow piled high around the blog you once loved. I thought at first you had built an igloo to comfort yourself while creating word strings in the night. But it was not so. Instead I heard with alarming clarity my own voice […]

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A Story of Two Rings

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I have been asked only three times the story behind my two rings. Most males, obviously, wear only one ring. The second ring is not an engagement ring; it is actually a second wedding ring. I have lost 2 wedding rings in my life. One was due to… circumstance. The other fell off my finger at my old job. I […]

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How the Bottle Drank Me

There was a time in my life when I was an alcoholic. Generally when I share this information people look at me and my youth and instantly shake their head. How can someone so young have ever had a disease that is always given a face of age, grief, and shame? What they see are the walls I have always […]

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Which way to America?

Thirty years ago a Korean boy stepped off a plane accompanied by a translating chaperone. He was two and a half years old, he was most likely scared, and he was about to step off the plane into a very foreign white and black world. I remember a few things from my early childhood, but the one thing I really […]

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The Day We Killed Jesus

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As I grow older I sometimes catch myself lost in reflection upon specific times of my life. Usually when this happens it is a pain point I am revisiting as I ponder a decision or lack thereof I have made during situations in my past. His name was Josiah. We laughingly called him Messiah because that is funny right? Well […]

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The Beautiful Weed

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Someone said you were bad, not worth keeping around. Your single flower droops, letting me know that you heard their unkind words. They were jealous, do not mind them, they tried to grow a cactus and thought there would be flowers. They are ashamed that something that is free, such as yourself, could possibly outshine a forty dollar rose. And […]

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For Males Only – 10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Every year I try to cater to my few male followers and write an opinionated article for Valentine’s day. This is a long standing tradition running a year now. I couldn’t think of anything witty to write this year other than my previous post “Why you are alone on Valentine’s Day” so I decided I would write a list of […]

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Windows and Mirrors

I see a social media of hanging windows and mirrors. Brief glimpses into the lives of some, reflections of the moment from others. Represented by cookie cut square images, we are how we portray ourselves to the world. Photos spinning in the wind chased by the concerns of the daily. We present dots waiting to be connected, tiny bubbles of light that represent […]

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