Poem: Falling And Rising

I have done it againFailed at beingWho others need me to be.I do the best I canI’ve achieved so much moreThen ever before.Still I come up shortNot aware enough;Not strong enough;Not skilled enough;Not good enough.Not.Enough.I’m tiredOf letting people down;Of continually failing.The world is so dark right nowDays are shorterNights colder.My mind becomes cloudedBy grief andContinue reading “Poem: Falling And Rising”

Poem: Hope Rises

Our exile drags onOne step forwardTwo step back,Sometimes feels likeWe’ll never see the end.Disasters and troublesConstantly in the news.Fear and despairAnger and griefConstantly in the air.I am overwhelmed by it all!Constantly prayingFor relief from this ordeal;For healingOf the entire world.Yet of lateDespite all logicAll evidence of my sensesI feel a stirring in my soul.Hope risesForContinue reading “Poem: Hope Rises”

Poem: On COVID

A virus sweepsOver the globe.Around the worldWe huddle in our homes.Saving livesBy staying inside.Every time we venture outWe are filled with fear.The TV and the InternetFilled with speculationPaint a grim picture.Sorrow and despairRage and fearThese abound in excess.Ignorance and callousnessBringing death and strife.Yet we also hearTales of courageCompassionHopeFaithAnd love.I feel the lonelinessThe uncertainty eats atContinue reading “Poem: On COVID”

Poem: Confronting Fear

FearIs an old companion.When I was youngIt ruled meIn ways obviousAnd hidden.I confronted itAnd I grew.Overcame many of my fearsSwore never to concede again.Yet fear is trickySubtle and ever present.New fears arriveOld fears return.The testIs to not give upHold onto hopeResist the slideInto anger and hate and despair.My destinyThe destiny of all who serve theContinue reading “Poem: Confronting Fear”

Poem: Grow Your Beard

When I was youngI wanted a beard.Thought it looked coolNothing more.When I was a young manHair started sproutingThe time to shave had come.My body betrayed meMy hand too weakMy coordination too poorMy hair growth too fast.Always spots I would missHated how I lookedHated that my failureWas all too obviousLiterally showing on my face.Many a-timeI toldContinue reading “Poem: Grow Your Beard”

Poem: Time And Place

I have been waitingOh so longFor a time to loveA time for peaceA time to embrace.FinallyIt seems to othersThat my star is risingThat darkness is clearingLight shining through.Yet I have fearedI have wrestledWith the weightOf their hopes and expectations.For while they cheer me nowWill they do soWhen I fall?Will they seeThe beauty in weaknessIn vulnerability?ForContinue reading “Poem: Time And Place”

Poem: Hold Onto Hope

BelovedYou look aroundAt the world.You see the conflictThe sufferingThe pain.You try to helpTo fight.It all seems so bigImmutableImpossible to change.You feel powerlessTo save the onesThat you love.The vulnerable.The oppressed.You ask yourselfHow do you winAgainst the powerful?The wealthy?The strong?BelovedDo not give into despair.The world turnsTimes change.A revolution is coming.Love always wins.God favours life.The Spirit empowersThe vulnerable.TheContinue reading “Poem: Hold Onto Hope”

Poem: Body Talks

When I was youngI hated my body.Stomach always achingMuscles always hurting.Always too slow.Too small.Too boney.As I grew olderOnly got worse.Penis standing erectAt slightest stray thought.Heart always pounding.Everything too noisy.Too painful.Too overwhelming.Now I love my body.I know how to listenAs my body talks.When I grow sad or angryI know I need food.When I grow fatiguedI knowContinue reading “Poem: Body Talks”

Poem: Eyes Deceived

They see my glassesMy Star Wars teesMy toysMy booksMy movies and TV shows.They hear my voiceMy fandom references.They write me offAs nerd and geekNothing special.They see I’m shortThey see me tripDrop thingsStumble around.They hear my ragged breathSee the sweat pour forthThey assume I’m weak.Unfit.They see with their eyesThey hear with their earsThey smell with theirContinue reading “Poem: Eyes Deceived”

Poem: Arena Of Life And Death

I stand in the arenaDust covering my faceSweat sliding down my back.The blows keep on coming:The fists punchThe legs kickThe swords slashThe spears jab.Causes for despairFor rage and fearFor grief and painConstantly bombard me.I dance aroundTwisting my bodyThis way and that.My sword weavingA desperate defence.All I haveIs faith and hope and love.Yet somehowThese three areContinue reading “Poem: Arena Of Life And Death”