Narcissus and the Buddha #short #story

Narcissus and the Buddha by Alejandro N. Marrero 4/7/2021 A long time ago there was a person who came to the shores of a great and calm lake every morning, afternoon and evening. They did this always to admire their outer beauty in the lake’s reflection. This person was blessed and attained the difficult to…

Wishes For Beauty #poety

Wishes For Beauty by Alejandro N. Marrero 12/21/2020 I wish I was beautifulWith muscles and smooth youthful skinWith eyes that change in sunlightAnd a heart humble and free of sin I wish I was strongerToned well in all the right placesWith the stamina of a horseAnd blessed by heavenly graces I wish I could start…

Fall to Wishes #poem

Fall To Wishes by Alejandro N. Marrero 12/18/2020 I fled the skiesStopped the flapping of my wingsTo fall with you to paradiseYou think I’m sadBroken now that I fall from heavens for youIt’s not the truthI stopped the flutter of my wings for only youI chose this fallThis Autumn in my winterTo hope with you…

Late Motivations #poetry

Late Motivations by Alejandro N. Marrero 8/24/2020 I have this affliction it’s made of discursive thoughts inside my headIt’s a common unenlightened circumstance that makes me cling to things not let them go insteadI’m a person, yes ordinary but I’ve met some Lamas in this life do you know how rare that is?To live and…

Sacrifice to be Free #poetry

Sacrifice to be Free by Alejandro N. Marrero 8/21/2020 If you had to give up something new everyday to be free,What would that sacrifice specifically be?Would you give up coffee and switch to tea?Would that living without that sugary addiction and allow others to tolerate thee?Would you stop using pen and paper to save the…

Vivid Darkness #Poem

Vivid Darkness by Alejandro N. Marrero 8/14/2020 Wrapped in darkness I see my smiles in a flower’s glowIts petals reflecting the full moon, its scent fragrant as it continues to altruistically growIn the company of stars and a boundless skyI make oaths to myself in silence that if I was silent I’d always abideMy mind…