All memories thundered on me.


Breathless to  bear the pain


How you showered the love and joy


As father and friend.




Tit-bit talks of hot and cold


Will remain as eternal joy


How crazy you were at times


Merciless for poor grades


And Santa Claus for other tears.




Too many hardships


As no one ever seen


But you held your pride


By touching the crown of town


You were minimal on talk


But your actions had spoken louder.




Still people talk your bravery


A man of great conviction


A soul of angel and so on


What not all, fall short of words


But for me....I miss you Dad.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

Remembering Dad

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Looking Back (For Gina)

Looking Back

          (For Gina)


You have a halo around your head.

Did you know that? I’ve always been jealous

of the way it bounced after you like

the smiles you threw over your shoulder

back in Georgetown. Do you remember

when you knelt by the stream bisecting the town to feel the water

against your skin?

You pulled your hand back,

fingertips numb, and graced me

with dimples splashed into that teardrop of your face of yours.

It was there that you collected pebbles like hope

you could take home in your pocket

and on the bridge joining west to east you snapped pictures

with a real camera because

this trip is special. It was our first trip together

where we didn’t keep a Pez dispenser stashed in one of our purses

and I loved you

for it. How many times had I been on the back of your motorcycle

with cotton in my stomach, the world blurring inside my helmet?

Everything was harsher,

back then; all razor blades on glass, drifting sharp turns at 3am,

Dolly wrapping bones around your sternum. Years ago. A lifetime.

But that day –

that day the world was soft with the protection of the mountains

rising above our heads

and river rocks stuffed deep in our pockets to keep us from drifting

back the way we came.


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Farm Fresh

Farm fresh


and only slightly frozen

you had rain dripping from your eyelashes
and every word you said ended in a promise
even I knew you couldn't keep.
But I remember.
I remember when evening fell on our shoulders
like ice in a scotch glass
and the nicotine stains on your fingers looked like bruises
from trying to hold time too tightly. My hands are bruised.
My shoulders. My back. My thighs. All
blotched with purple-yellow petals from a field

filled with the growing shadow of the mountain where

you stood,
shadows stretching from beneath your toes in my direction.
When you reached your hand towards mine

I knew I would fall into that darkness.

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The world is filled with famous people, they are everywhere we look:

in our movies, on TV, in our newspapers and books


And though we’ve probably never met them, when adieu this world they bid

we’ll remember words they said and we’ll remember things they did.


We’ll remember if they were filled with love…or if hate made their vision blind

We’ll remember if they were compassionate, honest, generous and kind.


We'll remember if they made us smile or if as a rule

they were mean, indifferent, unfair, prejudiced or cruel.


Most of us, however, aren’t famous to the world…

but we are famous to a few…

and so we need to ask:

How do I want to be remembered by the people I’m famous to?


What will they treasure most when I am gone…

when I no longer cease to be?

Will they wear a smile or a frown

when the remember me?

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I have so many memories that I could carry through my life.

Some great ones that would keep me entertained for a while.

But the ones that I carry close to my heart are the ones that I spent

with you.

From the moment we met on WWF, our first text message, our first

time talking on the phone, our first time Facetiming, the nights we would

talk on the phone while I was at work, and the moment I got in your car

at the airport.

Do you remember those times?

Those are my happiest memories of my life. 

I can still hear your voice telling me you loved me that night.

I remember what you were doing when you told me that. 

I say those are happy memories but fuck, I am sitting here

crying with sadness.

Not just because I miss you its also because you are the love of my life

and you don't love me anymore.

And I fear you will never love again or that you never love me the way you did back then.

I would give  my life to go back to that time I spent with you and tell you I will come back to you I promise.

That I have seen my future without you and it's dark and gloomy.

And it fucking sucks and its no future. 

Because you are the one I want.

I knew it then and I know it now.

I will always know it.

You are the one I love more than I could ever fucking imagine.

So please know I will be back.

And I would fucking move heaven and hell and come back to you.

I would do everything to be with you.

I wish to God you would see that everyday I live with this regret.

This self hate.

Yes these memories make me happy because I see you beautiful smiling face and those

soft brown eyes that dance when you smile and talk.

Your smile lights up a room and it fills my heart with such love for you.

But it's also bittersweet because you and I were together when I think of those times.

Then reality hits.

And it fucking hits hard.

You are there and I am here.

And you don't love me anymore.

And yet I am still loving you as much as I did then if not more.

Once more your memory comes back and lets me know what a fool I am. 


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Frivolity in the Midst of Danger

Come on, take my hand.

There’s a stunning carnival

Right in front of us.


It lights up the night

Like a group of fireflies.


Don’t you see that we have

A chance to rule the night?


So what are you waiting for?


There’s lots to do.

So much to see.

Our hearts will guide us.

No point in holding back now.


We only live once.

We can’t waste this time away.

The night is so young,

But baby, so are we at heart.


The park is stunning.

It’s everything that

I dreamed of.

Why did I delay before?


Now that I’m grown up,

There’s no chains to hold me down.


Come on, take my hand.

The rest of our lives await!


Why are you so scared?

Is the rotating wheel barrel blocking our path?

Did the power outage cause your heart to beat so loud?


Intensive moments build up character and bravery.

Your fears are below you now.


The storm may have

Crashed the party,


But that’s not how I see it.

Being so close to danger


Puts what we’ve learned to the test.

So let’s stand our ground.

And not wait until tomorrow.


The park is stunning.

It’s everything that

I dreamed of.

Why did I delay before?


Now that I’m grown up,

There’s no chains to hold me down.


Come on, take my hand.

The rest of our lives await!

Memories of Love Lost

When I was older, I buried my friend.

When I was older, I had to pretend.

When I was older, I thought about the end.


When we were young, songs were sung!

When we were young, we ran from bees that stung!

When we were young, we played on swings and swung!


When I was older, I had to change. 

When I was older, life became strange.

When I was older, love was unrequited.

When we were young, was when love was first invited


Now I’m old, and wishing I were young. But you’re gone, my soul is sold, and my heart is now wrung.





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Buzzcut Boy


It's not you,

It's not me,

It's not him

It's the world that has been

sucking us back in

to the dark void it's yet to fill

devouring our rainbows and

any shade and trace of light

and everything we hold dear


It's not you

It's not me

It might be

the words of a madman that

have devoured me piece by piece

ever since

until I suffocate and dissolve

into the nothingness I feel

at 3 a.m.


And I'm sorry if you knew this only now.


It's not you

It's not him

It's the constant fear

that has built a home

out of the shanties of my heart

Pulling the strings,

the triggers

on its whim


And I'm sorry but it's already won the war, I believe


It's not you

It's not me

It's not him

It's the inevitability I cannot escape

And so in silence, I shall

roam this world and carry

the memories of us,

your buzzcut and my smile,

and the glow I basked on with

in that April afternoon.


Forget about me.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

A poem about how depression affects love.

Trying to put the past behind

Trying to put the past behind!!!   

My past has always been here in the front of me

Always first never last ever vigil never free

It stays within my sights taunting me always unkind

With every breath I take im trying to put the past behind

Some days are easier and some are impossible to do

But I keep going one step maybe two I haven’t a clue

Maybe I will reach the other side of my past in my mind

With every beat of my heart im trying to put the past behind

I plead to God to take the painful memories far far away

But I think Im cursed because here they are and here they stay

But maybe there just a reminder of who I was back then

Maybe they remain to remind me to never go back there again

Going back would mean ive failed to have my past confined

So with every part of me im trying to put the past behind


                 Zoeycup 16


Author's Notes/Comments: 

this is one I wrote because im trying to do just that put my past behind me...very hard thou

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