There was a split second where All seemed pleasant, so aware
Screeching tires turned around Like I had left the ground Floating without a sound
Head hitting glass Thought I had passed
That moment all faded away The universe spared me that day
Awoke to smoke Started to choke
A British voice said, “No you’re not dead”.
Scrambling to get me out I hear others shout
Do you know your name Or even where you are? Frantically rescued from fragments of the car
Heard ambulance sirens So many before
How strange it’s now me Being carried through the door
Try as I might Can’t look at the light
Released the same day To go on my way
Weeks that followed Not able to walk
Panic attacks flashbacks Difficulty to talk
Lying, feeling helpless Pain too much to bear
Didn’t want to witness All my own despair
Forced myself out of bed Legs, feet feeling like lead
Like I’ve done my whole life When faced with strife
Similar to the PHOENIX Once again, I rise
Like any of you can do Some words from the wise.
Poetry is my lifelong: Love, Passion and Dedication. I started writing it at the age of 5. Highly inspired by Dr. Seuss books that my dear Grandmother read to me. It’s how my rhyming style first developed.
Originally, my subject matter was mainly: Romance, Love and Heartbreak. But as I read “The Complete Works of Shakespeare”, at the age of 12. Could comprehend, understand and relate to the themes. My work matured through each passing year. In my 20’s I was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King and many Musicians/Poets like: Leonard Cohen, Jim Morrison and Joni Mitchell. Plus the greats: Maya Angelou, Tennyson, Homer, Rumi, Kerouac, Sylvia Plath and Emily Dickinson.
I performed my first Spoken Word, on stage, at the age of 21. And participated in: Open Mic, Poetry Festival’s & Reading Series. Admiring and still learning my own style. From watching: Lydia Lunch, Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, Henry Rollins, Shane Koyczan and Sheri D. Wilson.
I’ve been published in local magazines and also a compilation book. Currently, writing my own Poetry book and creating a website. Both of which will contain all of my Journals. Other future goals are to record a Spoken Word Album. And publish 3 Nonfiction books; including my Autobiography.
Some of my poems are not for the faint of heart. Definitely worth the read though. I wish to get my messages of: Hope, Resilience, Courage, Strength & Positivity. Out to the world, so I can help as many people as possible: “Rise Above Any Adversity & Challenge“ and “Believe to Achieve.” Just like me.