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Friday, January 13, 2012


This is a poem I wrote recently that i've been feeling compelled to write for some time. It's only a rough draft at the moment, but I still felt like sharing, so enjoy:

There is little as divine and familiar to me as her name.
It belongs to the one girl who lights my inner flame.
Yours is the voice of reason when lack of sense shrouds my mind.
And through years of struggling and growth, in our souls we now bind.
I realize now a life without you is a nightmare so bleak.
Wrapped up in unceratinty, it's your love I only seek.
You are the dream I will fight for forever.
And only within your eyes will my aching ever sever.
I will always value the promises I've made.
If this love is true, it shall never fade.
With every laugh, smile, and touch, I am inspired to see my goals through.
I want to build you a life of joy, trust, and love, because I see my future in you.
I still remember the first time I saw that beautiful face.
If you should ever leave, my heart's still yours in case.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


This has been a very insightful holiday season for me. I recently pondered the notion of what the source of my determination is. What keeps me fighting for what matters most, even when facing uncertainty? I immediately knew the answer. As soon as I asked, I knew it. The element present in every poem, lyric, or story I write. The source of my resolve and inspiration is love. Whether it be love for family, love for friends, love for that special someone, or all of the above, love brings out a strength within that can be unrelenting.

When a person chases their dreams, or a goal, or even the one that got away, there has to be some notion or feeling that drives them to not quit. Otherwise, fear of failure or the first great obstacle would break a person into surrender. Many of the great icons we all admire have faced obstacles that cause a shudder to run through most people, yet they pressed on and refused to accept defeat. It's those people that now inspire others to do the same.

All of these thoughts remind me of why i've gotten this far and why I will still press on with my head held high. We only live once. We all have that one dream we chase even in the midst of the darkest days. Why not give it your all? Just remind yourself of the source of your determination and your reason for pursuing the aspiration. What drives you? What inspires you? What makes you feel like you can't afford to give in to defeat?