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…

Rich Hearts Poor Starts #poetry

Rich Heart Poor Starts by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/31/2020 There’s an excitement that builds in me and it’s a weapon or a cureI have ideas that swirl fast about what to build and what we may endureEveryday I get emails of opportunities to help me give and provide moreYet, when I read the prerequisites I’m…

Anxiety Why?

I’m up late again. That wasn’t the plan but none of these effing pills are calming me down. It’s physical and mental. It’s horrible and useless. It’s drought with agitation without a definitive cause. The mindful breathing isn’t even slowing my heart rate and I’m lying down. I’m annoyed for no reason. I want to…

Broken Bottles #poetry

Broken Bottles by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/28/2020 We’ve all done itDropped the glass you seeHad a little too much and barely reacted as it shattered from a careless elbow or kneeThat poison in our veinsThat socially acceptable normal we covet to ease our daily painsIt’s wine, spirits and drinks on the rocksWe don’t really care…

Poisoned Air #poetry

Poisoned Air by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/23/2020 There’s a vapor in my lungsSometimes it’s weak most times it’s strongI fear death less than mostIt’s only because I understand the destined coastI put poison on my skinIt keeps the bugs away on humid windsYet it will kill me slowly if used everydaySometimes I wonder why we…

Show Yourselves Angels #Poet

Artist unknown Show Yourselves Angels #poetryBy Alejandro N. Marrero 7/20/2020 There’s always time at hand for you to pause your soaring up high to below and landThere are beings who need help stranded in impossible places that yearn for your own salvation and to be cradles in your celestial handsThis fractured mind of mine wishes…

Immortal Friend #poetry

Immortal Friend by Alejandro N. Marrero 7/18/2020 Long decades past a mind so sharp we felt immortalThere was nothing anyone could say or do or any challenge that was a struggleWith a flap of my wings we rose above the mundane above it highest aweNever imagining the higher our body’s soared the greater the sights…