The Pillar

Proud and built with a smile

She stands tall

For a little while

Her faith is wavered

Her hope is weak

Her pain is a badge

Only for her to keep

Through tumultuous pains

Uneven and weathered

She clings to her heart

Hoping it gets better

For strangers

She’s solid, unbroken and meek

Yet on her shoulders she holds the world

Without a budge or a blink

In plain sight

She puts up no fight

Hoping that people believe she’s alright

Too proud for her weakness

She broadens her smile

She knows how to do it

She’s done it for a while

Tears are crippled behind her stare

Nothing out of place

Not even her hair

Very put together

Polished and complete

Stands the little brown girl from the pillar

Who fought for love and had to retreat

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Blood & Water

At this point in my life I have heard the phrase, “blood is thicker than water” one too many times. While I agree that scientifically this holds true I do not agree that it is the correct means of identifying family. I have a great deal of friends, coworkers and extended family that have been the better part of my adult life. Some would suggest that I put them second to my actual family or my birth given family. In an ideal world the family we are born to are the people that are supposed to support us and help us through difficult times and life’s tough decisions. As unfortunate as it is sometimes that blood bound family is not enough and fails in comparison to others that have come into our lives. It leaves me wondering how I could have gone on in my life without these friends and aunts and cousins on a daily basis. So it made me think about this common phenom of blood and water. How they are both as important to the other to sustain life. We pump blood by the gallon and we are made up of so much water. One cannot survive with out either for an extended period of time. I believe in science above most things because science is trial and error and on most occasions science can be proven or duplicated. I love water, it is what keeps me going on a daily basis and if blood is the only tie that binds perhaps I shall get a transfusion.