Anxiety’s Monsters #poetry #poem

Anxiety’s Monster by Alejandro N. Marrero 11/28/2020 It starts with the grinding of my back teethA jaw sore from nightmare filled sleepI feel anxiety’s claws rip through me as it startsIt slices my shoulders my back and sore heartI want to be free of this feverish diseaseThe chronic king of terror that’s within all of…

Drowning #Poetry #Dark

Drowning by Alejandro N. Marrero 11/10/2020 At the end of a dream before the eyes open the mind is expansive and deep like the oceansWhen the sun sets after painting the skies in reds shadows disappear and flee to find restMy head is a storm a tempest of rain it falls all around me it…

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…

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…

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…

Wind-Song Lose-Song #poetry

Artist Unknown Wind-song Lose-song by Alejandro N. Marrero 8/4/2020 They say to win some, you’ve got to lose some. Well, I’ve lost quite a lotI’ve been defeated so often I wonder each time Why do I even try to get back up when the winning never startsBrow pinched in concern and lines of worry are…