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Name Day

This is my 36th year on this earth
The circumstances I was raised in counted against me
Being the color I bare
Stopped people from seeing the real me
I did not fall victim to the intercity cycle
Fought to free myself of the degrading stereotype

Battling every day to release myself
From the eight block radius of head nods and music videos
That people see when looking in my direction
Ignorance only judged and did not try to understanding
That every year as a teenager I was not supposed to make it
That was 17 years passed

I am a man grow now
With responsibilities of others
Children to remember me
To get mad at me when I have not been my best
To forgive me because of love
To guide in a specific course

God has bestowed one more year of life’s rotation upon me
I wake happy
Not taking anything for granted
Because this is my Name Day
With 13,149 days of wisdom and love
Waiting for 365 more.

© 2014

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The True Mother

The empathy of a mother
Know no bounds
They gave us life and the will to love
Show compassion in everything we do
Support our crazy ideas of being superheroes

Give encouragement to whatever we create
Even if it looks a mess
Clean up after us
Even after screaming “I will never again”
Giving us treats to make us smile

Because our day was bad
Even through your day was horrible
Every day should be Mother’s Day
But that cannot happen
Because Fathers will get jealous

Loving you deeply
Happy Mother’s Day

© 2014

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