Tag: poetry

Strangers By Your Side

How does it feel after a night with a stranger by your side?

Did you love the smell of her hair?

Did the texture of her skin soothe your mind?

How did you feel holding her body in your arms?

Were you happy?

Did she fill the empty space in your heart?

Oh, no?

So on you go.

Another night, another strange body lying next to you.

You go through the same motions.

Strangers by your side, night after night.

Running your hands through her hair.

Caressing your palms over the curves of her body.

Kissing with no real magic.

Only one intention…

to feel.

That you are alive.

And once you get there…what is left?

Does it leave you feeling lonely?

Is it just another temporary distraction for a void you desperately wish to fill?

Friday is here…and it starts all over again. Continue reading “Strangers By Your Side”

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i can be

i can be hard to handle

i can be hard to bear

i can run my mouth with such carelessness

no filter, so cruel

i can be such a bitch

a bit uncontrollable at times

but please, still love me

i can be so selfish, I know

but I love you, so much

i can be better

you know i can

that’s why you love me

i can see you

and only you

i can put a smile on your face

when the day has totally fucked you

i can touch you

in a way no one has

and no one will ever

i can light your way

during the darkest times

i can be hard to handle

i can be hard to bear

but i love you, so much

 

Holding Myself Accountable

 

I’m halfway there. I just need to get through a couple more stages.

  • The rough draft is complete
  • The format has been laid out
  • I’ve chosen a title (I think )

Now I need to:

  • Proofread and edit
  • Complete artwork

Not too much right? I’ve looked up a few self-publishing sites. I think I’m going to go with Create Space (owned by Amazon). This will be my first book ever. How the times have changed. No more waiting for someone to think your book is good enough.

This age benefits the artist. Whether you’re a writer or a singer. There are plenty of avenues to get your work out to the masses.

What I’ve learned…content creation is everything. Work on your craft constantly. The more you do it, the better you will get. The more content, the better.

Social media is the game you must get really good at.

Marketing and advertising – we don’t have to pay tons of money for it at first. I don’t pay for any social media platforms. Once you get real momentum, you should start paying for advertising. Facebook, Instagram, etc.

I decided in order to build momentum I needed to get myself on the court. Like, I can’t score if I haven’t even tried out for the team. I have a couple of books I’ve been working on. It’s hard, I admit. At times the creativity is flowing and sometimes I come to a complete stop. I thought to myself, I have tons of poetry. Things I’ve written and saved through the years. Why not get those out now? Why wait?

So, I’ve set a deadline for myself. June 20th, 2018! I just randomly picked a date 😆 I think maybe I should look at my astrology first. Well, definitely mid-June. Now that I’ve put it out there into the universe, I’m holding myself accountable. It’s one thing to think it in your mind and write it down. It’s another to say it out loud and put yourself on the spot. I’m not one to back down from a challenge…even with myself 😉

The race is on 🏇🏇🏇