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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Oh, what’s wrong girl?

You can’t stand your man?

That’s not what you said

Back when he was in

You say he’s boring, he’s lame

Yet, you look outside yourself

To dodge the blame

Skinny jeans came full circle

Neon and ruffles

Decades pass yet they

Make their way back into our wardrobe

You trained him

From dream boat, to plumber, to mover

Now he’s more than humble

He’s at your beckon call

But still you treat him like a fumble

You wonder what to do with this worn man

You used him until he was faded

And yet you can’t see

That you are the reason

To be so jaded

That man is classy, he’s timeless and worthy

Remember in the beginning,

When he was like your trophy?

Make amends with that man

For he is more than just your friend

Dust him off and love him like a trend

All those things that used to make sense

Were taken for granted at his expense

Reinvent, revisit, rethink and renew

Before you know it

You’ll love him more than you used to

 

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.