Unexplored Lands

Searching For a purpose For a reason For the right companions   Struggling To discover To endure To adapt   Fighting A culture A habit A changing world   Discovering New joys all around me New worlds to explore New love for my surroundings   Serving With my knowledge With my wisdom With my gifts [...]

Human Again

The virtualization of my world began in an unlikely place: summer camp.  I had just graduated high school and I was ready to make a positive impact on the campers.  During our limited down-time as counselors, we would retreat to a lounge, to talk away from the campers.  We loved the kids, but sometimes you want [...]

Celebrity

I have always been mindful of the changes around me.  My personal perspective leans on the idea that  people change based on their surroundings.  The people that influence your behavior come in many forms.  When I was growing up, my influences were a good balance of secular and religious.  My peers helped me understand what was considered “cool” and later [...]

Old Friends

I release it all The guilt of past deeds The embarrassment of failures Missed opportunities Awkward moments no one noticed Trapped inside Too long Be free, old friends Dissipate into the atmosphere Catch the solar wind Travel far from here My mind is as quiet now Like the cold vacuum of Space Cautious confidence slowly [...]

Hopeful

Warm enough to forget the snow No howling wind or frozen ponds Trees green with life Insects on the prowl Embracing the season before the deep-freeze Soft sunlight strikes the landscape A calmness permeates the senses Even a storm cannot shake this change Delayed in recovery It returns to its center Breathing gently Confident of [...]

Breakroom

Figures motionless Silently absorbed by the digital world Trapped in a trance Blue light keeping their attention A polite farewell breaks the emptiness The only proof of verbal abilities Released from the zombie state, momentarily Forced my an ancient code to respond A code that has faded into history

Blizzard’s Breath

Changing pressure all around me Even sheltered from the force It comes In spurts Growing The sound fills my ears The howl permeates the thick walls I cannot escape Slamming against the face of the building  Whipping through the spaces My indoor environment shutters and shakes Creaking wood Strength is tested Resolve exposed Sudden silence [...]

Frozen Fog

A dense fog engulfs me  Frozen in place by the chilly air  Blocking my view of the landscape  Motionless  Guarding the earth from the sun  Blocking warmth  Lingering past midday  Stubborn  Structures hidden until the last moment  Mighty buildings held hostage  Creatures approach cautiously  Intimidating  Silently in control