The Intricate Universe

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Connected among the stars,
Lies the connection,
Of our puzzled universe.

Some watch from afar,
Others dream of being there,
While others rest above the clouds.

How many centuries have there been?
How many stars can I see?

Through trial and error,
We gaze from afar,
Wondering how
It all came to be?

Far, far above
Farther than the clouds,
Farther than the sun,
We discovered there is more.

Everything then
Seems in disarray…
But what do we know?

Where do our paths cross?
Where do our souls meet?
When we gaze above,
Where do we stand?

Are we all connected?
Is it all relative?
Where do we intertwine?

In this beautiful intricate universe,
Where we all collide,
I hope to find love,
Closer than the stars.

For those who wonder,
For those who gaze,
I hope you find,
Everything that is so vast,
So far…
Yet so simple, so close.

That is,
My perception of the universe.

 

When The Lights Fade Out

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When the lights fade out
And the streets are cold,
Where will I go?

When everything is dark,
When there is no one there,
And the city is still.

When the flashing lights don’t shine
And the music stops
Where are my city lights?

How long will this last,
When everyone fades away
And there are no lights to shine?

Among the city
I look for the night sky,
Shining stars,
Starry night.

Flash a light in my soul,
Give me lucidness,
Inspire my soul.

Help me write,
On the night sky,
Where the lights guide me,
Among the city lights.

 

The Unknown

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The unknown is that,
Which is not set in stone.
The unknown is that
I don’t know.

The unknown then,
Is something unspoken.

The unknown,
Is just trying to be a form.

When there is nothing holding it back,
When there is not a name
Nor a place.

The unknown
Doesn’t know.
It is just a mere thought.

Where then, will these thoughts go?
Dispersed over the seas?
Lost among the trees?
Who knows?

The unknown will be known,
Once you open your eyes.

Limitations

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How far away may I go,
When I’ve run around in circles?

How far away may I go,
After looking in the mirror
And finding what I had missed?

How far away can my mind go
When I’ve put limits on my own thoughts?

How far then, will I go
Once I am free from these thoughts?

But which thoughts are mine?
And which ones come from outer space?

How can my being have contrasting views,
If it is just me?

Beyond the limitations,
I’ve set my standards,
Farther away they go.

Have I dreamt too much or
Have I lacked vision?

Where do limitations come
And why won’t they leave?

It is not I against you,
It is I against I
In a puzzle game.

Where do I go from now?
Are the voices inside myself
Greater than I?

Show me the way, God
For I have failed.
But I know far beyond,
I shall sail.

Farther than these limitations.

 

Tainted Love

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Tainted love,
I write to you from despair,
I write to you ,
Hoping these verses will make you clear.

I hope that if you listen,
You never faint,
And if you may still breathe,
I ask you to smell.

Oh tainted love!
So forgotten,
So far, yet so close.
The light is dim,
I hope your light never fades.

Tainted love,
Tell me how you are still alive,
After all we been through?

No matter where I be,
My love never fades,
Even if it seems so.

Tell me,
How many starry nights have you watched?
How many times,
In oblivion have you plunged?
How many times?

I hope you never fade,
Like these verses,
In my wake.

Who am I?

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Complex,
Elevated, stimulated,
Thoughtful.

Versed in poetry
And scripture
Philosophy and nature.

Inspired by one and a thousand verses,
Hundreds of stories.
Poetic,
Complicated.

Thoughts and emotions
Overflowing,
Destined for greatness.

Poetic visions proclaiming,
King to my thoughts,
Guardian to my own heart.

Visions on visions piled up
And I know I am destined for greatness.

My thoughts flow,
Every night and day is a blessing.

I was always observant,
Thoughtful.
What is life without God?
What if I die?

Heaven,
So far yet so close.
I chose this life,
To live my best.

That’s all I want.

Well versed,
And influenced.
At some point, my mind was distorted.
Distant thoughts that never were.

I’ve walked through faith,
To see the bigger picture.

Clouded sight and mind,
Had me at a struggle.
I’ve carried my sins and confessed them.

What is greatness?
Is it to live and die
Or die to live?

Tell me, what do you envision?
Nothing but greatness.

What is love without pain?
What is faith without tribulation?
What am I with no God?

To Travel

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Breathtaking skies,
Where I see the stars.
How far can I go?

Amongst a treacherous path
I’ve walked
One and a thousand times I’ve been lost.

Until I found myself,
Among the stars
And the stories told,
Across the bonfires.

With ardent passion,
I’ve loved
I’ve lust
And I’ve fallen off.

Among this earth,
I roam,
In different paths,
In different strides.
I seize my time
On this earth.

I’ve contemplated Keats,
Neruda and Thoreau.
It is time to write my own.

To see the world,
To examine life,
To live beyond the lines.

Oh, travel, oh travel!
You have taught me well.