WE ARE HERE NOW

It does not matter

What we’ve had done
Or who we were
Or what we used to be on
Today we stand together
And I don’t care how
We came to this point
But we are here now
I’ll never let us go
Never forget you
Unless you say so
But I can never do
You’re my other half
(Without you, I’ll still breathe)
You are the smile to my laugh
(But I’ll always feel incomplete)
Look at how many miles
We’ve driven together
So many days and nights
Inside a blue explorer
We had made memories
I’d never trade
And the photos we took
Will never fade
It does not matter
What we have had done
Or who we were
Or what we used to be on
Today we stand together
And I don’t care how
We came to this point
But we are here now

Tell Me Now, Does It Hurt?

Let me rip out your heart
hide your children, crash your prized car
and burn up your favorite shirt
Tell me now, does it hurt?
Does your eyes itch with an urge to cry?
Deep inside, do you feel that knife?
Let me tear up your family picture
Sell you lies leaving you unsure
Haunt you to keep you alert
Tell me now, does it hurt?
Do you feel your soul breaking down?
Do you want to just lay on the ground?
Let me show you Love then show you Hate
Show you the happy then show you the pain
There are no breaks, no ways for you to avert
Tell me now, does it f*cking hurt?

INVISIBLE

I am invisible, invisible –
Cannot be seen if it was able.
So, I tried to not care,
Yet, I’m standing here,
And they’re all passing me by.
Under the sun and bluebird sky,
I’m a flower trying to keep warm,
In the middle of the snow storm.
I would bloom in the sunshine,
Just to have their eyes meet mine.
I am like an old, forgotten poster,
That had faded away as time slither..
Oh, I, I, I…
I am a red rose,
on the side of the road,
People forgot to stop and smell,
and reminisce on what makes Life swell.
So, go on, go on, go on please –
Walk on by, don’t notice me.
Don’t wave, don’t shake,
Whatever they do, I will take.
Step on me, to get to the next level,
Rain on me like the month of April.
Oh, I, I, I…
I don’t care, I’ll endure it all!
Why would they care? I’m invisible!
There are countless billions of souls on this planet,
More are born & more dies every minute!
Why have I never had ever thunk,
That I’d mean the world to someone?
I’m but a tiny, tiny firefly’s light,
In this vast reality, locked in flight
Whenever and wherever I land in the end
I hope this to be seen, what I had penned

– N. K. 13

Yesterday, Today, + Tomorrow

I am me – yesterday, today, & tomorrow

Just like I was so many years ago

I was born as a crack baby

When my mama was less a lady

Left me behind at Grandma’s home

Years later, mama passed away alone

She was never around

Nor is she in the ground

She sits on my sister’s mantle in a vase

Simple and plain with a bow of lace

I would say that was the perfect way

Since she’s been gone, I had more sunny days

I never really knew my father or his side

but I have the color of my father’s eyes

I have had loved a woman then a man

I had loved all those that I can

I am me – yesterday, today, & tomorrow

Just like I was so many years ago

I grew up and had my children

By then, my life finally begun

I felt like it’s the month of May

Sunny and warm, everyday

I never knew what being called “Mommy” could do

To my  heart, it melts me down to my shoes

I learned from their love

They had lifted me up

And I shall do the same

Give all of me back to them

I am me – yesterday, today, & tomorrow

Just like I was many years ago

I’m just updated, a better version

More wholesome as a person

I am just like fine wine

I “taste” better with time

Age is just a number to me

Life is a bottomless pit so deep

That no diver and machine can ever

Discover those exclusive Life’s answers

I see now I have been blessed

I can now write my own ballad

I am me – yesterday, today, & tomorrow..

Just like I was so many years ago..

I’m just updated, a better version..

More wholesome as a person…

Mile After Mile

It’s raining in the dark outside
We’ve been at this a little too long
Let us make peace and play nice
And maybe we could all get along

It’s still raining as the sun shine
I’ve been kicked to the curb
Taken away from what once was mine
Could any of this get any worse?

Shelter me, o’ weeping tree
From the heavy raindrops falling
Down, down, down like misery
I’m desperate to hear my calling

A bird flies overhead, I look up
Suddenly, it seems as if it speaks
Telling me to awaken and to stand up
“You need to believe you are not weak”

Keep on walking in the word of truth
your knees may get tired after a while
But they are never going to fail you
If you keep the belief in faith, mile after mile

Come Sit By Me

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Come sit by me on this mountain here

See the majesty of Mother Nature at her boldest

It feels different with the wilderness lurking near

Get warm before nightfall, she can be at her coldest

Sit by me by this fire here

Believe I will keep you warm

Don’t you worry, dear

I will chase away any harm

Wherever you may be, here or there

At any times, I will cross the world

At your call or just to be near

Always know you’re my special

Outside, amongst the trees

I find myself right at home

I feel, almost entirely free

And never, ever alone

Come sit by me, open your eyes

Breathe in the fresh, cool pine

See the eagles diving in the skies

Lay down in meadows in warm sunshine

Can’t you see, this was meant to be

I was given signs that led me to you

You were right there, just made for me

That was when I knew

Oh, yes…  I knew

Battle Up

To where, to where do I go?

Once was I lost among the shadows

I’d tried to walk in over-sized shoes

Tried to live the life just like you

But you know what I realize?

By being me, I am perfectly fine

The expensive brands that I don’t wear

and the salons I don’t go to do my hair

Shouldn’t at all

define me ’cause

I’m much more than what you see

the question is: can you handle me?

I’m the power of the sun bottled up

fully charged and ready to battle up

Keeping steady, my mind on ready

Think like a man, act like a lady

Just because I can kick some ass

Does not mean I do not have class

I have love in my life for which I am grateful

I have family and friends for which I am thankful

My heart has the words – I only lend it my voice

You can’t change the world without making noise