It’s been too long

I remember when things were different

When I felt you with me all the time

You taught me about the person I was

You gave me the desire to change the lives of others

You were all I focused on

All I needed

Somewhere along the line we lost touch

I got distracted by insignificant happenings

I stopped talking to you

I stopped focusing on you

I let that feeling slip away

I let you go

But you never left

You stayed by my side through my avoidance

Now I realize the error of my ways

I want you back more than ever

I need that feeling again

I keep trying to feel for you but I think your pain is pushing me away

I accept it

Put it on my shoulders

Let me bear it

Through the tears, screaming, and pain

We will get through it

Your pain is my pain

Let me in so I can flourish once again

I can speak your words once again

I can love you once again

My love

The object that pumps life through my veins

My heart

Please let me in

Without you these words have no meaning

I’m not the man I should be unless I’m in touch with you

It’s been too long

But I’m ready if you are



I refuse to believe that you have not been humbled

That you have lived your life without some pain and despair

Humility can come from many different instances and happenings

In that moment of declined dignity

When you are brought down from your perceived pedestal

You will have a choice

You can walk this new path cleared in the earth

Or you can climb up to the conceited path where you once stood

Humility stands as a reminder that we are human

To be humble is to be grounded

Do not interpret my words to mean throw away your confidence, your sense of self-worth, or your pride.

But do remember what it means to be humble

Remember what it means to make mistakes

To feel pain, sadness, and lowliness

While also remembering what you have going for you

Remember what everyday moments you should be thankful for

Remember how simple and yet complex life can be

And remember that it’s never as bad as it seems

Stay humble and grounded while feeling privileged and fortunate

Always be thankful

Are you ready? This is not political

Sometimes we forget about the delicacy of life

We are consumed by consumption

Enamored by lavishness

Distracted by technology

Always wanting more

We tend to lose sight of the beauty in the simplistic

Those who have lost the most

Are the most thankful for the least

They have learned to take nothing for granted

When death enters your life there are many different reactions

Grief on different magnitudes

Different ways of coping


But death can also be the corrective lens to see life

When knowledge of death’s imminence is brought to light

Time becomes focal

Interactions become vital

Breathing gains importance

As days come and go

As we age and grow

Remember nothing is infinite

Remember everything matters

Lose sleep for the sunrise

Chase after the sunset

Be awake and aware for beauty in its entirety

Tell someone you love them, mean it

Tell someone you care

Life’s too important for games

To delicate to take advantage of

Be genuine

Be kind

Live fully, freely, and happily



A light breeze rushes through every hair, lifting it, rejuvenating back to life

The soft grass bending under every inch of the body, the smallest supports of my world

Eyes open, breath steady, skin warm reflecting rays of sun

One yellow butterfly, one minuscule creation from this God people look towards

An essence of beauty, a representation of life, a life worth living

Its flight glorious, its wings graceful in this steady wind

Oh what a feeling to be gliding graciously through air

To live just beyond the reaches of gravity

Only to lose strength and energy, and to land

Show me love beautiful creature of this world

Land gently on my face, stay and show this world the connection

The connection its creatures share

Lift me on those gentle fragile wings, and let us be one

Wind blows, trees sway, the air crisp and clean

This creature of my world illustrates a need for love


A gentle breeze, a beautiful day, a feeling of warmth

Do not dismiss that tiny creature who cannot speak

We are all creatures, who bleed, and breath

This statement of the butterfly needs no words


See everything with your heart not your eyes

Let it touch those around you instead of your skin

Speak from it, not your mind, and leave not a single word behind

You are not alone, or one of your kind

You intertwined with every individual crossing your path

They have same basic make up as you

Hair, skin, bones, and blood

Never take anything you have for granted

Let music speak the language of your soul

No matter what beat, melody, or riff

Relate every lyric to you and your life

Be true to yourself

Don’t falter at the feet of others

Do not let others force into a mold

Stand true, stand tall, and be you

I of all people will appreciate you

And if no one else does

At least someone out there loves you

Life is deeper than the frost on your December window

It has more meaning than the dictionaries we hold

Don’t see. Feel

Depth can come with pain

Without pain and sorrow there is no contrast to happiness

Enjoy both sides of the spectrum

Dive in