PARENTAL PRIDE

They say I have my mother’s
Eyes. I see it now
When words drop from my mouth
And I look around for her.

They say I am as stubborn as
My father. I see it now
When I ask to be convinced
And I look around for him.

I take what people say back
To my parent with puppy eyes
Waiting for a pat on the head.

They say child we did not
Give you life to be a copy of us.
We gave you life to be the best
Version of a unique creation.
When you are that, is when
We are proud parents.

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Born to Roar

We were all born with a roar
But life beats silence into us
Like the waves
beats the shore.
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CAGED

I was free
Rolling with the wind
Until your love captured
Me within the
limit of your view.

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GONE

She loved orange
It reminded her
Of sunset.

The priest said you left
because your sun had set.

Now she hates Orange.
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THRILLS

Life is a thrill
When you find the one
Whose words send a
Chill down your spine.

The world would call
You blessed if the words
Are served with a trail
Of tender kisses
And soft touches.

The world would weep
If the words are coated
In blows that shift
your spine and
paint you blue.

Whichever way,
Life is a thrill
But some thrills
are not worth your breathe.
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IF I WERE A SONG

If I were a song
I will fill your mouth
Till all words taste like honey
I will crawl from your belly
And slide through your lungs
like a slug
I will dance around your heart
Till you hit every note
with precision

If I were a song
I will beat
only for you.
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BUSTED

I started to fold myself
and blur to fit your picture
of me. I wrap my dreams
in bubble wraps, hide them
under a mountain
so as not to embarrass you.
Then I saw I was
not the reflection
in your eyes.
So I busted my bubble
wraps and spread
like melted butter.
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