Times Like These…

Times like these…

We reflect and reconvene.

Assess in disbelief.

Life hardly what it seems.

Fighting for good air just to breathe.

A space where we can dream.

A light for us to see.

Maybe hope to just believe.

Times like these…

We discover who we are.

Forced to scan our hearts.

Find our purpose and why started.

Times like these…

We grow selfless to play our part.

The individual can only go so far.

But together we can conquer all…

I’ve Learned…

I’ve learned to let go…

Somethings are unexplainable and the point of life is to grow.

Not to capture it all, now that’s the ego…

We want to prove them wrong.

Show them that we’re strong….

“Them” never existed all along.

Walking around singing other’s songs.

Chasing symbols of success.

We know how to filter it best.

Meanwhile waking up with an empty feeling in our chest.

Not postable?….

I guess…

Darkness to Light

It’s amazing to me.

The same spot I started my dreams.

I meet a homeless man asleep.

We all connected in life.

Like the relationship of darkness to light…

~Jay Caniel

I was five years old when I made a promise to my late brother Lesroy to be great. We had a conversation that day that would change my life forever. This location and conversation is beautifully illustrated in my first book “One Person Away”. Every time I visit home, I spend at least 30-45 minutes sitting in this bus stop writing. I’m forever grateful for the words, insights, and wisdom the universe uses to pass through me. To the Most High, thank you.

Anomaly.

6 years ago I was kidnapped on this day.

I wanted more so I had to make a change.

I wanted wealth so I had to find a way.

I knew if I didn’t my linage would die that day.

Like most I was drowning in my world.

In search of a bigger purpose to serve.

But poverty didn’t provide the tools.

And they educate us just enough to be fools.

Naive about societies nooses.

That day I opened my eyes and decided just to do it.

Couldn’t run their race I’m not a rat.

They Couldn’t put me to sleep I didn’t know how to act.

No rules or confines to define me.

So now they stare puzzled in time.

At the anomaly of my life.

I killed them with this smile…

One…

Our differences provide us.

Prospective that takes us higher

We don’t have to be moved by fear.

Or scarcity that our demise is near.

Insecurity and jealousy causes rage.

But only love can eradicate this hate.

We are examples from the countries we’re from

Sent here to declare that we’re One…

Humility…

Humility…

Staying low like the sea.

So the rivers and streams dump into me.

Humility…

Daily anonymous deeds.

Done with the intentions to improve or to free…

No attachment to praise.

No insecurities at play.

Just an ideal way…

Kids kids kids

Been a while since we’ve worked to eat.

Discovered myself now it’s chasing me.

Can’t even count the streams.

Since a kid I’ve had these dreams.

Traveling the world amazes me.

The beauty nature brings.

Mixed with wealthy experiences.

Imagining the faces of my kids, Kids, kids.

Freedom…

Certainly have a distinctive ring…