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…

Judges Lost #poetry

Judges Lost by Alejandro N. Marrero 8/20/2020 They called me short they called me evilThey judged me by my looks not the heart in the middleTo them I abandoned that hung up crown of thornsTo them I wasn’t worthy in anyone of their homesLook at me now, I’m much taller than themHe loved my heart…

Out of Chances #poetry

Out of Chances by Alejandro N. Marrero 8/18/2020 I don’t think it’s going to work anymoreSomewhere along, the lines got crossed and it’s not like you trust me like beforeNever ever has your psychosis been true or remotely rightIt’s always come out of left field and been more about your own past wounds or frightsSo…

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…

Words Endured #poetry

Words Endured by Alejandro N. Marrero 8/11/2020 It’s getting worse this ailment that fuels my hidden manic burstsIt possesses my body, takes it over and makes it quake in tremors and hurtsThere’s no pill that makes the pain go completely awayAt least not one that doesn’t throw your mind and soul in a trap it…

Ignored #Poem

Ignored By Alejandro N. Marrero 8/10/2020 There’s something particular about being ignoredEspecially when it’s purposeful and you feel the truth, you’re not adored.There’s a hurt when you knock in hopefulness but they don’t answer and your in need but feeling helplessnessIt’s a pain to stand before a locked doorDrags your self-esteem to the very floorA…

Mind Torn #poetry

Photo by Valentina Remenar Mind Torn by Alejandro N. Marrero 8/8/2020 Consumed by noise or even worse the unspoken between the lines constant silenceWhen I’m in a mood where they disperse like waves on distant uninhabitable islandsThere are rivers of emotions that flow down each steep and drenched troubled hillsideDays that are endless with people…

Stormed for You

Stormed for You by Alejandro N. Marrero 8/6/2020 A storm beats on my back as I conjure that luminescent fireThe warmth to balance the cold as I conjure up my fireI’m not a villain, rogue or one for masses of peopleI’m just a wanderer alone in the wilderness battling the elements without a keeperThe pelts…