This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
ISBN: 1456595490 ISBN-13: 978-1456595494 E-Book ISBN: 978-1-4392-8316-5 First Edition .Copyright © 2011 Kimberly LaRocca All rights reserved.
Blake. The world is yours. Make your mark. Brandon. and Jaden.For my boys. I love you. Devante. Mom .
CONTENTS Title Page Copyright Page LOVE Loving You Thanks to You Without Words Why Don’t You See Me Seasons of Love Broken My Last Day I Will Show Up What I Need Love All Over Me Hypnotized Setting You Free Hell and Back Searching Love’s Surprise We Lift Each Other The Warning Missing You You Wear it Well Not Alone .
The Best of Me Trust Shades of Me Love’s Escape The Choice Don’t Forget Yesterday What We Deserve The Truth A Perfect World Your Everything Falling for You We Belong Lying in Wait Moving On Not Your Forte Can’t See Beyond What I Wanted A Love like Mine Terminal Love The Little Things Loving Me A Fan of Love A Different Cloth Promises Not Taking it Anymore Winning the Race Power Sing for You .
LOVE Remembering Love Lost Lives My Wife Killing Me with Your Words The Man I Make for Me LIFE I Put You First FAITH Lies and Truth Realization Ending the Pain Changing Me Breaking Free My Son Shines Knowing Me Dance with Me Tonight Too Soon The Brown Widow The Time Is Now Inner Superstar Life Takes the Wheel Too Late Aha Moment Colors of Me A Poet’s Song .
Bright Lights Underneath Poetry Lives Here Knowing My Worth Of All Beings The Long Road Home The Sound of Signs A Call to Arms Home The Better Prize Relaxing My Mind Trouble’s Got a Hold on Me The Greatest Escape The Fall Making Moves Winning the Race True Friends Keeping Secrets Without Doubts Anger My Moves Follow Me as I Change the World When You Come for Me A Mere Smudge A Prisoner’s Life At a Crossroads Driving the Blues Away How .
It. Shall Pass Holding onto My Pride Our Downfall Being Free My World My Perfect Ray of Sunshine Nearly Broken My Friend The Smile and the Frown Remaining Lonely Fear Inside Emma Lee Freedom Today Waiting Singing Today for You Not Listening Window to My Soul Pretty for a Black Girl For My Sisters The Time Is Now . too.
As you breathe. Clean the floors. Handle with care. Be your lover and more. I leave my mark. By loving you. Giving you more than my last. I do it all. I live for you At your command. . My world expands. I smile for you. I make your food. You are my light Through the dark. Wash your clothes.LOVING YOU As you awake. Bake your bread. What lovers do. For you. All you have to do is ask.
All thanks to you. Guess it’s time for you to face The ugliness and its truth. Bitter through and through.THANKS TO YOU Cold. My evil eyes are full of spite. heartless. Rotten to the very core. The monster made. All thanks to you. Only anger in this place. Blacker than the darkest night. .
My chest. Licking your lips. you lift your hand. . Now face-to-face. Your gaze has only reached my thighs. I see your eyes start at my feet. Don’t have to say a word. I feel your hands all over me. it heaves to my surprise. You didn’t have to say a word. Caress my cheek from where you stand. And you haven’t said a word. And still not a word. I kiss your lips. Felling the heat between you and me. My hips move to your beat. I quench your thirst.WITHOUT WORDS I know you like what you see. I see the way you look at me. woman and man.
I shed my skin.WHY DON’T YOU SEE ME Here I stand out in front. The foolishness I left behind. Bare for all to see. The rest gone down the drain. I gave my all for you to live. . just wasted time. You’ve taken all I have to give. And now my shell is all I have. It’s over now. My end is here. The years I lost. My one and only life I had Has disappeared in vain. Emptied my soul. Requesting more so you can live. And you never saw me. But you don’t see me. Still shaded by your tree.
You are my winter. Please stay a while. We bring forth our new ecstasy. In the end it was always us.SEASONS OF LOVE A light is shining bright. We have grown together. You are my fall. Existing even after the end. built-in trust. Protecting me with strength that’s harsh. We from the start. living long it must. Our love is blossoming for all to see. . A love so grand. it’s just you and me. The heat I crave to feel at night. A smile that warms the coldest night. All is still. A constant cold stuns my heart. You are my spring. No you and I. You are my summer.
please. I need to feel the pain inside of me. my worst fear. I need the anger. oh please. So.BROKEN Please. I want to cry. I killed your love for me. Just let this pain pierce my skin. Not bottle it up inside of me. I’ve got to let the burn roam free. The damage done won’t disappear. Don’t want happiness here again. . just let me be. Don’t want you to dry my eyes. You must understand my need to be here. Just let me be.
Make love to you without saying a word. Take a walk on the beach Or by the bay. I would call in sick. You on my mind. Hold your hand. Open my eyes. Wash your feet Late that night. No worry about what could be heard. Silently gazing In your eyes. That I’d never leave. I would make a meal For you and me. It would always be this way. gazing upon your face. Feed you by hand. I’d say. . Enjoy the day. Our fingers intertwined. I would promise you. My love always.MY LAST DAY I would wake up a little late. Me in your heart. Sitting by your side. Forever stay.
That’s how I would spend My last day. .
just know I won’t be walking out the door. Till this life ends.I WILL SHOW UP If I yell. Face so mean. You hang up the phone Or don’t answer at all. I’ll show up. . Through thick and thin when times are hard. I will show up. I vowed to be the one He’d trust for you. if you yell. You spit my name With twisted face. it will be us. I’ll show up. I’ll show up. And I will always show up. The very last one to show up. You see I gave my word in front of God. You curse and scream. So when you’re mad as hell.
No. Not here to be your girl tonight. Cover me with ecstasy. You can find someone else to fill those shoes. Just here for me to feel alright. Lie down with me in this moment. So close your lips and take my hand. It’s not my place to be her for you. And give me what I need.WHAT I NEED No. . Just take me on into the room. Don’t want to chill or hang with you. we don’t have to talk or say a word. it’s what you heard. Holding hands is Not what I’m here to do. I’m telling you. And give me what I need. Yeah. I don’t want to be your girl.
My glow shines through the darkness. I am the Milky Way. After the end. Cannot be dimmed. . Brighter than the night’s sky. I color the winter’s night. And I will forge ahead. I am love. I will remain.LOVE ALL OVER ME Smiling all twenty four. Brightness everlasting. Sunshine fades in comparison To what’s all over me.
.HYPNOTIZED Fine As the darkest wine. Intoxicating. I am happy to be Drunken within your eyes Can’t you see what you’ve done to me? I am hypnotized.
Don’t sell away your half from me. A dozen women for a dime. I know my needs fall on deaf ears. God. as well. Can’t compete with street life. why don’t you call? I need the day-time man. Like it was your whore? What does it hold that I don’t have? Is it drugs or alcohol. Not just the night-time one you sell. I’ll hold it down and set you free. I fear. . Just like the day before. Why do I compete With the streets. A part-time love is not enough.SETTING YOU FREE Here I wait Today for you. Love shouldn’t have to be this rough.
. I’m coming back. I hold on tight for the ride. Say forgive me this time. hell begins. nasty at 10. And try to make it back from hell again. Nice at 8. Time to put me back on track. I hold on tight for the ride And pray to God that I don’t cry. But it’s 1. time for hell again. and I love you more than anything. You say you’re sorry all the time. Maybe this time is the last time.HELL AND BACK I go through hell to be with you. Pray to God that I don’t cry. Swinging and swaying to your moods. Although the truth lies elsewhere. At 10:30. I hold on tight for the ride And pray to God I don’t cry. At 11:30.
too. Even met some dogs. I wonder if you’re like me. still searching.SEARCHING Where are you? Are you searching for me. I pray that you’re still looking. . If the perfect one waits somewhere for you. Not giving up. Kissed so many frogs. Out there trying to see. And also trying to find me. too? I’ve been waiting oh so long. But my conviction still remains strong.
And surprises you with no regrets. It grows with you and holds you tight And comforts you late at night It finds you when you least expect. . It can start as just a fling And then turn into everything.LOVE’S SURPRISE Sometimes love throws you a curve. Enjoy the ride. But love can also be so sweet. So hold on tight. Love pulls you in. It takes you up. Can pick you up and be complete. It flows outside the lines. Pretends to stay. Refuses to be confined. And just await your love’s surprise. then drops you down. Sometimes love takes broader shape. It smiles at you and then frowns. and Evaporates to your dismay.
Give me the world. It means the world to me: Loving the way Our lives are intertwined. The queen I’m meant to be.WE LIFT EACH OTHER You lift me up For the world to see. You tell me I’m beautiful all the time. Standing tall. Saying you’re doing what you’re meant to do. So glad to have you In my life. You show me how Real love should be with you. Tell me it’s all mine. Just what I’m meant to do. by my side. I tell you you’re The best at what you do. I lift you up Because I need you to see All that you do. And I rule the roost. .
. All others be damned. Curse my name. Because your plan is number one. But evil does as evil sees Wait for my plan It’s a doozy. Say some words. Your squinty eyes and sneaky smile. You had a plan all the while.THE WARNING It’s funny now to know the truth That all you care about is you. You pile it on Because I can take it. And try to break me. You’re having fun. And then not care Who you hurt. Pretend to care.
The joy and laughter every night. I’d miss everything. “Will you reminisce and close your eyes And think about our days?” “Will you remember all the nights and days you were away? “Will you wish you’d been here with me “And not some other place?” I say that I will surely miss the times that we had shared. “My darling. About you. The happiness I felt inside. The days and nights spent by your side While showing me you cared. I’d say to you.” .MISSING YOU “What will you miss after I’m gone?” You look to me and say.
And you wear it well. It’s not cologne or soap. An aroma only you possess. Separating you from the rest.YOU WEAR IT WELL I wear you on my sleeve. Not Ivory or Irish Spring. You’re with me On my way. That essence that I smell. . your scent. Take you when I leave. So distinct. You follow me Through the day. That fragrence I know so well. you know. I inhale you on my shirt. Whether at work or at play. You line the pleats of my skirt. Whether night or day.
Like children Not yet grown. Realizing It won’t work apart.NOT ALONE The games we play. We hurt. . We laugh. Alone is not what we do. Yet we try Each day and night Just to make it through. And then we pray. The shit we say. Can’t make it on our own.
With me.THE BEST OF ME I make up the best of you. This much I truly know. And I know I make up the best of you. A freshness for our start. I’m proud to see what you’ve become. A prize for all to see. You don’t need to say it. Because you are the best of me. . The light replaced the dark. Order lives where chaos dwelled. I brought a new place for you. Your life tells me so.
you still see that link. The chain contains a kink. Thinking that you’re done. Looking okay. you see. Hoping things are as good as new. Will forever change the way I now look at you.TRUST It’s like a broken fence: When mended. Although repaired. You try to move along. But that kink. .
I fear you love yourself More than you love me. Lips of warm caramel? Every part of me was made for you to love. . With eyes of auburn. You don’t even see. Skin of chocolate. For the chocolate and the caramel.SHADES OF ME How can you not love me.
And I wait With your love’s escape. A world that rivals Disneyland.LOVE’S ESCAPE I know where your happiness lies. It’s embedded between my thighs. Powder-white sand. I’m ready now. I take you to another place. . A world where only you escape: A world of beaches.
THE CHOICE The choice I have— To stay or to go— Simple as it seems. Is not simple In my eyes. A simple choice It may seem. Though simple it may be. Not so simple to me. . To live in hell Or go be free. A place Finally to be me.
Yesterday. Don’t forget yesterday. Face twisted mean. Although you’re okay today. That voice appears and says. . I truly thought you understood. an enemy. No matter what a friend may say. Did you forget yesterday? A friend today.DON’T FORGET YESTERDAY Every time it’s going good. Did you forget yesterday? The screaming and the yelling. So it may seem.
Share the life I live? Do you deserve The love I possess. Everything I have to give? Do you deserve To be with me. to be with you? I can’t say no.WHAT WE DESERVE Do you deserve All that I do. You can’t say yes. Which do you prefer? Neither of us Can really say What we both deserve. . Have saved up just for you? Do you deserve to be with me And I.
Truth is you’re not the one for me. Another smiling face. Fully awake. Because I see the truth. So. But happiness lies Within the eyes Of the one that’s meant for you. It may just be Around the corner. You need to find your perfect match And finally set me free. dry your eyes.THE TRUTH I’m sad today. . And I’m not the one for you. No time to cry. I fear. But. Your true love awaits. Life alone brings doubts and fears. it’s not meant to be. I know it’s not what you want to hear. We tried to make it work.
It’d be you and I. Unfortunately things will never be As perfect as they seem. Your love to give For me always. You’d agree with me. We’d never fight. You’d only have eyes for me. In a perfect world. And I can only dream. today it’s not that way. There would be no other for you. In a perfect world. You’d forever stay. .A PERFECT WORLD In a perfect world. Sadly. And sit by my side. You’d hold me tight. I’d always be right. I’d be all you see. In a perfect world.
I’m here for you to use. Consume all of me. I am your tool. No need to pay. I give for free. Ask for it when you please. Just show up. Knock at my door. I have much to give and more. A puppet on Your endless string, To be your everything.
FALLING FOR YOU
The funny games you play, Trying to make me stay, All because you can’t be alone. You brighten up the room, To make it look like you, And not the shack you call home. You try to make me not think, To believe it’s all in sync, But orderly has no place with you. I was the fool, The exception to the rule, Because I was the one Who fell for you.
Walk with me In the sun, Feel the breeze. Come be free. Leave it all Behind today. I’ll help you push It all away. Come sing with me. Take my hand. We belong, Woman and man.
Believed that when you closed the door. You should have never estimated The power of my mind. For the right time. Women are cunning creatures you know.LYING IN WAIT I see you thought I didn’t know All about your lies. We plot our moves From the go. It was fine to say goodbye. Pretend I’m okay inside. The perfect moment to strike. We lie in wait. It is so easy for me to smile. .
You’re moving on because it’s too tough To fight for what we once had. Because it’s all I know.MOVING ON I wait for you in the lot. It hurts to be in this spot. That’s too damn bad. Hoping to put off what you said You’d do until another day. Thought the day would never come. When you would let me go. . Because you set me free. I can’t forget what we had. Where I said I’d be. Hoping it’s not too late. But I fear your mind’s made up. Now I sit and wait for you.
But I don’t think It will ever be. It’s not enough for me. I ask you all the time To treat me like I need.NOT YOUR FORTE I tell you I need more. And sleep. You look into my eyes. . Why do I continue To hold onto a love That runs only one way? I think it may be time For me to realize Changing for me Is not your forte. Give me no reply.
For the real you can never love me. But … I wanted you. What I see Is not really you. Although I know the truth.CAN’T SEE BEYOND WHAT I WANTED One-track mind My eyes see only What I want you to be. so I couldn’t see beyond What I wanted you to show. How could I have loved you? I didn’t know you at all. . Alone with the truth after the fall. And now I sit.
A LOVE LIKE MINE You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone. Go ahead. So you can finally see. And please. Yeah. That there are many more like me. You’re gonna miss me so damn bad. The way I kissed you late at night. And your heart will know She and I aren’t the same. Miss what we had. Make your move. hold your breath Until she loves you like I do. But time will tell. . you think you know it all. Think it’s all a big game. I really hope you find her soon. You say you don’t care.
If I let it be. If I let it inside. . Your love will make Me lose my mind. Terminal: The definition of The love between You and me. too. If that’s what I let it do.TERMINAL LOVE Your love will be The end of me. Your love will kill My spirit.
You’re blind to all that temptation outside. Showing me the man That you’re proud to be. . Ignoring all the rest. To live this life with you. They don’t have to cost a thing. You tell me that I’m beautiful. Holding my hand.THE LITTLE THINGS It’s the little things I appreciate. And that I deserve the best. I just wanted you to know I appreciate the little things you do. It’s great to be by your side.
My spirit knows It’s your fault. You don’t encourage me. I’m the one who made you into you. Because you need to be first. Because all you thought about was you. I finally love me more that you do.LOVING ME My anger grows. And it’s your fault. Don’t want to hear my words. . My anger knows It’s my fault. You discourage me. I let you do what you want to. My spirit grows. And it’s my fault.
.A FAN OF LOVE I am a fan of love. I still believe in love. I will wait for love. Though it doesn’t live here no more. I lay out the welcome mat for love. Although it doesn’t live here. But it won’t knock at my door. I lay out the welcome mat for love. I will wait for love. Because I see it all the time. Because someday love will set me free. I’m a fan of love. Because it waits somewhere for me. Although it’s not yet mine. I still believe in love. I’d sit in the stands and cheer.
A DIFFERENT CLOTH Cut from a different cloth. A visitor from another place. You try to live in my realty. If only in our eyes. When I don’t even know your name. I wish you’d thought more of this Before deciding to come. Yet you came. But we’re not meant to be. and you try To become you and I. But you won’t show your face. You and I are not the same. Your world is nothing like The one I’m from. . Maybe that cloth Really is the same. Tell me why you’re in my space.
Honesty is within your reach. I don’t know why I ask for truth. . Though the shitty lies you grab. To do what I have to do. It’s nowhere inside of you. So glad to have this new breakthrough.PROMISES Promises you fail to keep Are all I have.
twisted game. I try and try to be What you want from me. I’m sick to hell of being under your spell.NOT TAKING IT ANYMORE You can’t see me Past your superiority. It’s your way or the door. I’m like a moth to your flame. There’s no you and me in us for you. But I’m tired of playing Your sick. . Not taking your shit any more.
Because you have to be first. Two peas of a different pod. . now by my side. Because we both want to win the race. Ain’t it odd That we both think we’re right? I run ahead to catch my breath. Trying to keep up. First place is a space we both want. You sprint along.WINNING THE RACE I understand a time won’t come When you and I won’t fight. We’ll never be face-to-face. Can’t let me be in front.
Co-existence is the only power You hold over me. . I see you are the one Allowing me to see Beyond your imperfections. I’m blinded by my vicious need Not to be lonely.POWER Looking through rose-colored glasses.
SING FOR YOU Why don’t I sing for you? A good question. Every talent I have? Why don’t I sing for you? Maybe because I know You’re not the one I should sing for. but the one I should let go. Showing you the real me? Shouldn’t I want you to see Who I truly am? Why can’t I share all my gifts. . Why don’t I feel comfortable. indeed.
Love. Love. Why do you laugh at me? Why do you hold me hostage? Why not set me free? Love. Why do you pretend to be a friend of mine? Oh. Just break your chains. . how you love to tell your lovely lies. What a sense of humor you have! I hear your sadistic laugh. And set me free.LOVE Love. I laugh along in my defense. The jokes are all at my expense. Let loose your hold of me.
A time of unrivaled bliss. Surviving by itself. With nothing else.REMEMBERING LOVE Remember when Love was enough. Family meant we were whole. Even when times were tough? It got you through. . When unity was a goal. A time I surely miss.
And here we are In elder years. Just like the day before. We drift together. you grin. And we’ve both paid the cost. . So much to say. Because we never speak. Yet nothing was said. I smile.LOST LIVES Here we go again. So much to say. hours. Our whole lives lost. I look elsewhere instead. I hold my breath. You try to read my face. You stare at the floor. minutes. The seconds. days. But nothing’s said. Still alone. Turning into weeks.
I think of you before I rest. I try my best. pink and red. My wife. Although I seldom tell you so. With you is where my heart lies. You are the reason why I work so hard.MY WIFE You bought me flowers today: Roses. Included a heart-shaped card This is what it said: I can’t live my life without Having you by my side. . How I cherish you.
Call her a bitch. I disappear with every word you say. How much can they hurt? I don’t hit her. . Curse her name. But twisted faces and angry eyes Still kill me Inside. And you think they’re just words.KILLING ME WITH YOUR WORDS I lose a piece of me every day. Or use my fists.
He’d cherish them because they were mine. He’d love every part of me. And even love my kids. He’d cherish the ground I walked on. . No one else would matter. That man I made for me. He’d always take care of me. how I wish I could make The perfect man for me! We’d love and kiss each other often. He wouldn’t see anyone else. I wouldn’t want for anything.THE MAN I MAKE FOR ME Oh. It wouldn’t matter if they were his. A perfect world For him and me. Live together happily. Put me before himself.
What a miracle to come! Been there through the night and day.I PUT YOU FIRST You’ve been there Since day one. You let me fall. Bring me light after the dark. so I may rise. I put you first. You’re by my side. . I put your first. I have a faithful friend. Guiding me along the way. Supporting me until the end. And so. Let me laugh after I’ve cried. Whether I am right or wrong. this is why I will believe With Your Word. And I’ll always put you first. that’s the way it will be. Get me through to a new start. And so. In you. as I carry on. I lead My life in Your hands. Lord. You guide. I put you first. And so.
He’s got my map. He is the Lord above. I don’t know nothing anymore. the path I walk. He knows the goings on inside of me. .FAITH He came today and shook my soul. Mouths the words before I talk. I think he’s psychic see. My whole world. Says what I think before I do. He’s counted every breath I take And knows how far I’ll bend before I break. With me is where he always stays All through the night until the day. And I thought I knew it all. He has my unwavering faith. he’s taken hold. predicts my moves. He knows my mind.
Rains down on me. you know. If asked. You can’t contain What will remain.LIES AND TRUTH The truth is the light. Won’t stay inside. It’s impossible to hide a lie. A lie won’t hide. Sets me free. No matter how hard you try. A cover will not work. I would have told you so. It shines so bright. .
Realizing who I am. The chains are gone. Has built a wall that can’t be broken. Screaming to me in my own song. Took years to find. Can’t keep me down no more. Now I’m free. The square peg now fits the hole. ma’am! My life’s where it’s supposed to be. For the entire world to see. powering my soul. but now I see The truth I bought now sold. Was in a fog. Yes.REALIZATION The beauty of it all. So that confidence. Flipping a script You no longer own. Who I am inside. I got it now. I can’t lie low. .
Like the way That evil does. I try to fight.ENDING THE PAIN This world of pain. breathlessly. Stealing my light. Staining the air. Everywhere. The pain will end. A better place awaits me. But. It’s all around. All consuming. So much to bear. And I cannot escape. I’ll be with you forever now. So I say my last goodbye. finally. too. Won’t let me see a day Beyond today. Now is the end for me. through the fog I can’t see. . Killing my mind And spirit.
So I block it and stay inside. Enough to drive the sane insane. I have to block the energy That tries to draw me in. I vow to do the best I can. Everyone’s fighting or arguing. But radio’s no better. It calls to me and screams my name. Start my task with one woman. Or found dead. same old thing. For fear of what it might say.CHANGING ME I couldn’t watch the news today. Can’t let this dark swallow my light. I’ll start my fight by changing me. Guess I’ll listen to radio instead. . Live by his word and let him see. Someone’s missing.
Now I’m gone. I took the pain away with me. . I couldn’t cry. After all the blood had dried.BREAKING FREE I try to cut the pain away. But blood is not enough. I hoped the damage that I did Would make me feel okay. Cutting deeper still. I’m the one it killed. Finally free. The pain inside just wouldn’t die. Now my pain has gone away. The pain still wouldn’t go away. Although it hurt. I had to go because it stayed. The one underneath’s too tough. I pierce the layer that I see.
But through it all. For the other half of you. The love I thought I had to have. . I held you tight and kissed your cheek. Before you were inside. You gave me hell From early on And made me pay my dues. I stood tall. I feared it was not true. Although you were not yet mine.MY SON SHINES Long ago I dreamt of you. A battle I couldn’t lose. By your side I’ll stay To guide you through the days ahead And never go away. Here I stand forever. Only the mixture that I needed.
Or do you only know what you see? Do you know what makes me tick Or what really makes me. me? Do you know why I am here Or what I’m here to do? Do you know how I see me. Or how that me see’s you? Do you know where I came from Or where I want to go? Do you know where my happiness lies Or how to touch my soul? Do you know what makes me sing Or inspires me to grow? What makes up all of Kimberly? Please tell me what you know. .KNOWING ME Do you really know who I am.
DANCE WITH ME TONIGHT I feel the music From deep within. The rhythm stirs Inside my head. It moves my hips. I feel the beat. Please play for me. Dance with me tonight. Your song instead. My arms they sway That away. Dance with me tonight. Made for sin. . Dance with me tonight. It moves my feet.
We didn’t have you long. They’ll wish we stopped you just in time. Sometimes too much to bare. So here is where they’ll stay. It’s sad to know your time is done. Help them push the pain aside. What younger ones can’t fare. Pain can be an awful thing. Though your beauty will last always. So hold them tight. But many will always care. And let them know An early end’s no way to go. We older folks can tolerate. Your will was not as strong. To make sure you were still here. .TOO SOON Gone too soon.
You strike so fast. I hold my breath. . Too many eyes Cover me. But you’re too quick.THE BROWN WIDOW You wait for me In the dark. Hoping you’re asleep. Hoping you snoozed. Await my move. Why did I go? I should have paused. I wait till day To go your way. You’re poisonous. I knew you were there After all. I approach. You lay still.
Live your best life now.THE TIME IS NOW Slow down. DON’T WAIT! Make it count tonight. It will be just right. Take your time. .
Where it shines the best. It differs from the rest. . And then peaked out often. it lies inside. Remembering where it first shined. Waiting patiently For a time to no longer hide.INNER SUPERSTAR We possess it early on. Our inner superstar Was always there inside. After we have forgotten. We get a glimpse. Dormant. Specific to each owner. But often forget where it lies. Years later we get another glimpse. Residing where it’s meant to be. take a peak.
Be patient. But then we find courage inside And turn it all around. Life often hides its purpose From those who seek its truth. But we get in the way. Its view widens so we may see. Life’s not all a mystery. Listen for what life has in store. We make a turn on our own. Without listening to what it has to say. While hiding in our youth. . It shows its face in elder years.LIFE TAKES THE WHEEL Life tries to take the wheel. Life sometimes gets the best of us And tries to keep us down.
At least. And you’re gone. Too late for me To let you know That I loved you so. until tomorrow.TOO LATE You were mine On borrowed time. This I didn’t know. . I took for granted you’d be here. I’m so sorry I was wrong. Now tomorrow’s here.
spark that inspiration in your eyes? Did you find what’s meant for you? Share with me what you must do.AHA MOMENT Did you have your aha moment today? How loud was it? What did it say? Did it reveal your life’s surprise. .
I’m an aubergine. a light yellow. A softer shade. When ready. I can be any hue I want to be. Relaxed for when I sleep. A darker color when we fight. Neon bright. They cover you And color me. When wide awake. I shine brightly for all to see. A blue for when I’m feeling low. you know. A range of shades for everything.COLORS OF ME There are many Shades of me. I change from day-to-day. Black or white. . Like many colors of the rainbow. Growing daily like the evergreen.
Is all poetry to me. I think in rhyme. breathing poetry . It sings to me from deep inside. The happiness you’re feeling now Turns into rhyme for me somehow. I don’t know how Or even why. rhyming All the time. The sadness that you may see.A POET’S SONG I live in verse. Living. Thinking. And it makes up The best of me.
barely there? Can I see it anywhere? Does it shine All the time Or only when you’re feeling fine? Is it obscured by others’ shades Or can it flaunt its own array? Adjust it now so we can see Your bright light underneath. The one we all see? Does it make your surface glow.BRIGHT LIGHTS UNDERNEATH Just how bright Is your light. . Shine from underneath? Is it dim.
. Encourages me With its warm smile. It embraces me. It invites me in.POETRY LIVES HERE A door has opened up for me. And says Please come back any day. I open up. It offers me a place to stay. It comforts me. Then takes my coat. It sets me free. Then sings to me In special notes. Says stay awhile. Says take a seat. Inside that room lives poetry. I am your friend. And offers me its words to eat. It says to me.
offend. And I know my worth. I am life. Knowing that your fears. The wisdom I possess. Curve of my waist.KNOWING MY WORTH Does the strength of my words offend you? Or is it … The tone of my voice. I am woman. The pleasures I possess. Shape of my thighs. I can erase? If I frighten. The air in my chest? Does knowing my worth frighten you? Or is it … The arch in my back. It’s because I am beauty. The knowledge I give. The comfort of my embrace. That smile on my face? Does the fierceness of my love shock you? Or is it … The hunger of my kiss. or shock you. .
We are the best of all beings. One that’s even sold? Bringing life and pleasure forth. you should abhor. . Do you know the power that you hold? A power sought by every man. Forgetting it. Rewarded with so many qualities.OF ALL BEINGS Fellow women of today.
I can’t wait for mine.THE LONG ROAD HOME I’ve walked on hands and knees Down the long road ahead. Held some hands along the way. Every road must come to an end. I smile and hold it inside. . Did mostly as I pleased. Thinking of how it will be. Should I sprint to the finish Or take my time instead? I’ve carried others on my back And sometimes they’ve carried me. What a lovely ride. Happiness and long-lost friends. My destination is on my mind. A sight I almost see.
Close your eyes.THE SOUND OF SIGNS I hear the birds chirping. The signs are there For you to see. Giving the breeze What it needs. . As if saying to me. “Your time is here. As if to say. Sounds fully. Listen closely.” The willow weeps.” The tree breaths. It is today. “The time has come For you to leave.
This is not a test. It’s not too late. I’ve grabbed my pen.A CALL TO ARMS *STOP* Turn off your television set. What have you done until today to better our existence? What do you have to say? Have you really done your part Or have you yet to start? Time waits for no man. Or we all lose. What weapon will you choose? PLEASE Take your shot. .
Where happiness lives Indefinitely. My home can be one place or a few. My home is where I leave my heart.HOME My home is where I lay my head And pray at night. My home may just be with you. Though we’re apart. . Where true love lives. Beside the bed. My home is where I chose to be.
Although it seems quite odd. We tend to judge Those whom we see On outer beauty alone. So easy to believe a lie. Should crown our lover’s throne.THE BETTER PRIZE The outer beauty that we see Is only a façade. Ignorant to what’s inside. And in our haste. A trick used to confuse the mind. It passes instantly. We turn away. And miss out on the better prize. This mortal life we live Can be so short and sweet. The better prize. Open your foolish eyes. . But what lies inside.
too. add some play. Save some work. Try to balance both and remain whole.RELAXING MY MIND Been a long day. I’ve seen this day before. Unfortunately. that’s the way life goes. And I know more will surely come. But I know things will be fine. . My body’s weary. Time to sit and rest my mind. I remember to relax today. Spirit. I’m tired already.
Where all is calm. It should be tired of me. And I know nothing else. I often dream of a better place Where trouble hasn’t been. It must lie somewhere else. And pray trouble runs out of time. Surrounded by my friends. Why won’t it set me free? . So I continue to Keep hope alive. Blinded by the darkness inside Too black to set me free. I’ve given up on happiness. Accustomed to the worst of what Life has in store for me. and I stay safe.TROUBLE’S GOT A HOLD ON ME Trouble road begins at my door.
. Without your brakes. Away I go To a better place. You smile at me And hit the gas. Look to the sky. Nothing to fear Of the greatest escape. How can we be Or even last? We can’t go on. You’re speeding now. No space for me.THE GREATEST ESCAPE Slow down for me. Even the belt Won’t keep me safe. I close my eyes. And then thank God I learned to fly. You’re driving too fast. To ride with you. There is no room. As I brace For the crash.
afterall. The snipers waiting for that clear shot. Hoping that you’re not The smartest of us two. Covering your insides. Worried I’ll be found. everything I’ve got. Premeditated steps I take with no regrets. . Worried about the fall. Can never take the leap.THE FALL Land mines. I wait until it’s dark. So much to lose. Afraid to make a sound.
Hope our move won’t make a mess. Scared to make a move. We find ourselves in A situation where we can’t let go. Then we realize The move was just right. Don’t be scared to let go. You’re right where you need to be. . Afraid that what we chose Would set us back further than we know. Take a step and not look back. And we’re finally on track. Don’t be afraid. Do what you say. That moment is meant just for you To make your move.MAKING MOVES Every now and then. We wish for the best. Make your move.
I never saw the signs. And now the time is here For me to finally shine. . It’s time to take my rightful place. Although my mouth is closed. The final bell has rung. My eyes are opened wide. And now half my life’s Just floated away. Light miles ahead.WINNING THE RACE I’ve wasted too much time. Or what they tried to say. Life just passes by. Focused on today. I’ve already won the race. It never waits.
You know I’m really into it. I need you to show me Just how I should be. indeed. Because when I need someone to vent to. I’m glad I have you in my life. The times we share. . Even when I want to vent About nothing at all.TRUE FRIENDS I call you. You listen when I talk. And I need you there. It’s so innocent. You call me. Taking it all in. But we’re just friends. You always take my call. A true friend.
And what things we should keep. There are times When we may find Some things troubling.KEEPING SECRETS Sometimes it’s not good to share Every little thing. Often times Those little things Should remain a secret. . We need to learn What to say.
The time has finally come For me to move on From this dark and pitiful place. Time to be happy again, For me to finally smile, Change that ugly expression on my face. Time to realize That this isn’t right. It’s not what life is really about. Time to forgive, So I can move on and live The life I’m meant to have without doubts.
I’ve just realized I have to let go of the anger inside. It’s eating me alive. I’m ignorant to let it survive. I’ve got to let it die. I can’t continue to let it control my life. It’s too much, and it won’t hide. I’m letting go to save my life.
“Where have you been?” You say to me. “Thought you were long gone, Maybe dead.” I say, “I was where I was meant to be. Had some things to work out instead.” You say, “It’s too late For me to play today.” I say, “Yeah, right. Move out of my way.” It’s time for me to blind you with my moves. So don’t forget your shades.
Ready for me to begin. Hold the door. So little time. No more sitting still for me today. I’m coming in! . So much to do. Too much for me to hold inside.FOLLOW ME AS I CHANGE THE WORLD Listen up! I got lots to say.
I will be ready. When you come for me. Waiting for you to take me to some other place. I’m looking forward to the trip ahead. This life has gotten really bad. I pray that those Who love me won’t be sad when I go. I won’t be sad. I’m tired today. When you come for me. In the end I’ll be happy for the chance To begin again. . When you come for me.WHEN YOU COME FOR ME When you come for me.
Guess I’m in too deep. Just how a smudge succeeds. Desire being my excuse.A MERE SMUDGE I’m a smudge on your window pane. Can’t get rid of me. Loving the way That I confuse. Giving in to your every want and need. but don’t know what to say. . You open up.
That I can’t survive on my own. Locked away indefinitely.” I take a sip. Awaiting that fateful day When I can escape. A prisoner’s life is what I lead. accept your smile. You say. You say it’ll never be. . “Celebrate with me. Drink my wine. Not knowing poison’s inside. But I’m the one that pays the toll. I try and try To live your life.A PRISONER’S LIFE I want to be free.
Make your move. All at once. Close your eyes. A choice to make: Where do I drive? Should I turn left or right? I must decide Which way to go. it’ll be done. No one to help me with this one. Sitting still In a spot I’d never thought I’d be. Decision time tonight. And That’s just what I’ll do. . Either way.AT A CROSSROADS Here I am. And I finally see. I’ll guide you. It hit me hard. I hear.
. I can’t always be afraid. They silenced all the tears. So they don’t live here no more. Mainly out of fear. I’ve got to drive those blues away.DRIVING THE BLUES AWAY Sad songs are all I heard. Arguments. Too scared to move. Awkward distance. And I held on. Year after year. They didn’t live here. From this life I need more. Happiness and joyful days.
HOW How can I tell you What it is When you don’t know what it means? How can I show you What is lost When you can’t even see? How do I explain How I feel When you can’t hear me? How do I fight For what we have When we have no meaning? .
That bell it rings. Till only it survives. Because nothing ever lasts Of pain. It’s got places to go. SHALL PASS Pain can’t last forever. Taking over everything. too. It. Making you believe you died. .IT. TOO. shall pass. But … It. shall pass. too. Consuming who it occupies. And pain’s waiting At another’s door.
Fight to keep it all in order.HOLDING ONTO MY PRIDE I try to hold my head above water. But the price I pay is worth being free. . Holding onto my pride. Every day is a fight for me. Try to turn it all around. And I fight with my head high. For the misery in store. I suit up for the war. Try not to let the weight get me down.
So afraid of being called out our name.OUR DOWNFALL We are a sad society: So quick to judge. We don’t see What lies within. Mistakes that others seem to make. It’s become customary To point out all the flaws. . Believing those wicked smiles. Point fingers. Skirt the blame. All the while hiding ours. Although we are among friends. Such a wicked game to play. Our downfall in the end.
. The only way truly to be free. Why change for someone who doesn’t give a damn? I will be who I’m meant to be.BEING FREE I won’t let you change who I am.
I gave so much to others And put their needs before mine.MY WORLD Sometime ago I lost myself. Just the way a record does. My world finally mine. My eyes are open now. It’s how I lived my life. Picked up where I had left off. Forgot who I was inside. . Now it’s time for me to grow. What treasures lied within. This thought had become commonplace. Remembering who I was. Time for me to shine. Concentrating on what I’m meant to do. Don’t know how long it’s been.
Although it tries to hide.MY PERFECT RAY OF SUNSHINE Somewhere out there lies The perfect ray of sunshine. . Something I must find: My perfect ray of sunshine. I know. It’s there. See … I’m making it my goal.
But the voice inside Said I would rise And would not concede defeat. . My mind said all was lost. Hope not within my reach.NEARLY BROKEN Thought it was the end of me. So glad that I had faith. Thought there was no escape. My spirit nearly broken. I begin again. Nearly broken. As the pieces began to mend. But I’m on the mend.
She’s happy.MY FRIEND Oh. That friend I’ve found is me. She loves me more than anything. daughter. A mother. She’s beautiful And full of life. and a wife. the freedom I have now! I have finally found A friend I haven’t seen for a while. She knows how much I meant to her. . Because she knows her worth.
THE SMILE AND THE FROWN Neighboring emotions: The smile and the frown. . One right-side up. Saying everything With just a smirk. The stories they tell Without saying a word. The other upside down.
. Grant me the pity I deserve From this endless trip. I’d rather have my love with me.REMAINING LONELY Loneliness. Loosen your lover’s grip. I’ll forever mourn. The love I lost. Instead. Memories barely keep me warm. have mercy on me. I remain lonely.
FEAR INSIDE I challenge you To sit in silence. Take a sigh. What will you do? Will you run and hide? Will you take flight or stand and fight Your worse fear from inside? . Imagine your worst fear. Visualize it’s there In front of you. Close your eyes.
A warm embrace, Holding me always. A wise woman’s face Embedded in my brain. A sweet smile, Welcoming me home. A feeling of togetherness. I never felt alone. You were everything to me. I miss you so, Emma Lee.
And I’m free today! I don’t care about what you say. Throwing caution to the wind, Letting no more darkness in, I knew this day would finally come, And I would have my freedom.
Well, I don’t give a damn anymore. Sorry, I gotta say I’m tired and I want to go. Too bad I can’t stay. I’m tired and you made me Into what I am. I cared and cared till I was bare, And now I don’t give a damn. I should be sad, But I am not. And I know I’ll be okay, And I will be just fine alone, Starting with today.
My time no longer mine. Waiting once more. I’m the fool Because I allow you To dictate how I spend my time. I should say How I feel. feelings are no big deal.WAITING All I do Is wait around for you. So here I sit. . But to you. Until you walk through my door.
Because this I’m thankful for. . you know. So I sing today for you.SINGING TODAY FOR YOU Are you free to sing At any given time? Do you take for granted This simple given right? We weren’t always free To sing any time.
I’m not listening anyway. Though I don’t listen any more. I don’t care what you have to say. Why don’t you please Close your mouth? Stop those words from tumbling out.NOT LISTENING Why don’t you please stop talking to me? I stopped listening long ago. Yet your mouth moves constantly. .
And what I’m meant to be.WINDOW TO MY SOUL I see you Through the window to my soul. You know me Better Than I ever could know. Loving everything I am. Looking through The window to my soul. Taking in all you see. . You watch and study me.
Too bad you don’t recognize That I am so much more. Am I supposed to smile. What does that mean? Can being pretty and black Co-exist for me? You’re pretty for a black girl. . Thank you for letting me know. Ignore the ignorance of your statement? Should I really be proud? You’re pretty for a black girl. You’re pretty for a black girl. Such condescending words! As if the fact that I am black Lessens my worth.PRETTY FOR A BLACK GIRL You’re pretty for a black girl.
.FOR MY SISTERS My sister. Thought I should let you know. you know. Has anyone told you so? Do you walk with your head held high? Take every step you make with pride? You are a queen. Thought I should tell you so. you are beautiful. Beauty lying inside and out.
This place we’ve gotten to somehow. To show each other why we’re here. The time we have is now. Even if we’ve forgotten. To feel how it should be. To share all we’ve got. . Seeing all we’re meant to see.THE TIME IS NOW The only time we have is now.
Her first publication was a short story entitled. . Glonka. short stories.” for which she won the Pride award for writing at age ten. She lives in sunny Florida with her husband and four sons.BIO Kimberly LaRocca has been writing since elementary school. She writes poetry. and songs. “The Amazing Mr.
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
We've moved you to where you read on your other device.
Get the full title to continue reading from where you left off, or restart the preview.