When Sun’s Leave #poetry

When Sun’s Leave by Alejandro N. Marrero 11/13/2020 You cared for them like they were your ownThey may not have been birthed by you but you provided a homeYou worry about them when they’re awayYou appreciate and feed them while they stayOne day they grow up before your eyesThey tell you they’re leaving before their…

Fears for tears #rants

Fears for tears by Alejandro N. Marrero 10/24/2020 I’d love to be your holy but I’ve got my own sins to forgiveI’d love to be full and never lonely and truth is that’s how I feel withinThere’s a tear in my eye and for the life of me I couldn’t tell you a single reason…

Run, Stay, Leave #poetry

Run, Stay, Leave by Alejandro N. Marrero 10/13/2020 I have no idea where I’m going but my mind doesn’t live too often hereIt wanders down story’s, brooms, trails, across roads and even hemispheresThere’s a sense of belonging and not belonging if that could ever make senseMy mind just keeps on planning and wandering it’s my…

Divided I Try #poetry

Divided I Try by Alejandro N. Marrero 10/10/2020 There is no picking sides when choosing the will to surviveThere’s no magic fix to the things that make life worth to liveMoney it’s imperative if you have it, if not how will you eatStill, that meat came from somewhere and it was killed that creature isn’t…

Shadow Found #poetry

Shadow Found by Alejandro N. Marrero 10/7/2020 #poetry This evening the devil found meHe made his way into my mindHe possessed me entirely and his darkness wasn’t kindHe exposed my fears and traumas vividly in rewindSuch are the terrors from those moments from way back and behind Today the darkness seeped easily into my tattered…

Color me Used #poetry

Color Me Used by Alejandro N. Marrero 10/2/2020 Grant me peace for my demons they’ve broken their way completely through.Forgive me for being human as beyond all things it’s rude yet true.I’m the example of overworked and cleverly underpaidYet, because of the field I work in no one cares or respects me much anyway I’ve…

Wear the Crown #poetry

Wear the Crown by Alejandro N. Marrero 9/24/2020 It’s not easy being an undercover princeDespite the lack of perfections or glamour this instanceStill, I’m an heir to wealth unimaginableYou may think it’s silly but in my head it’s quite possible It’s not easy holding the weight of a crownIt would be simpler if I had…

Pleas for Stillness #poetry

Pleas for Stillness by Alejandro N. Marrero 9/22/2020 Who will save me from my demons?Who will hold me as my whole world burns?When will I be free of these anxieties?When will I be at once reborn? I am sum of the universe divided up into interdependent parts.I am a son of parents that are easy…

Screens of Worship #Poetry

Screens of Worship by Alejandro N. Marrero I want to be strong, vigilant and trueIt’s something positive for me to think about might even be for you tooI miss my teachers, temples, shrines and gongsOur sources of refuge have been closed for so very longNow are the times where people turn their minds feverishly to…