Frozen

leaves crunch

beneath of silence

as the goosebumps awake

 

one single light

to fight the darkness

the frozen limbs shake

 

glass is shattered

the hands are still

nothing more to break

 

the ghost remains

of the escaped breath

the last one he shall take

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Love or Lust

Two kids, filled to the brim with passion.

They might have called it love but that is something they would find later.

They sit in the car, refusing to leave the other’s company.

He looks at her and they smile because they know what is to come.

She turns her car off, letting him know that she has time.

He holds her hand and thanks her for the ride home.

Their teenage nerves are nearly too much to handle. No matter how many times they sit in this moment, it feels new every time.

She moves closer to him and the cold air surrounding them begins to warm.

No matter how cold the night, their passion cannot be numbed.

He grabs her by her grey-wool coat and presses his lips to hers.

She kisses him with a hunger that she never knew she had.

Sometimes to this day, he can still feel the curls of her hair between his fingers.

Zhara Grace Drake

You are a princess. You are a warrior.

You have been in this world for less than a day, yet you’ve changed my life forever.

I vow to protect you as long as I live on this mortal coil.

I wish the world was ready for you.

There will be people who will try to tell you what you can and connot do because you are a woman; Shatter their suggestions.

You are a princess. You are a warrior.

I love you.

The Celebration of Christopher Columbus: Murderer, Slave Owner, and National Treasure

For far too long, Americans have been celebrating a man who brought terror to thousands of people. Christopher Columbus was not a “brave navigator who discovered the New World”. No, he was a murderer, a rapist, a slave owner and trader, and he was responsible for the genocide of the indigenous people who lived on that land.

Sounds appalling right? He should be condemned for these actions right? In reality, his actions earned him a national holiday. How pathetic.

I would like to believe that his false sense of superiority and cruel ways were buried with him in 1506. Of course I know this to be incorrect. His essence has been apparent in many decisions that have been made in this country. Slavery, torture, sex trade, and other horrific crimes committed in this country were preceded by the man who “discovered” the land, thus the acts became natural.

On this disgraceful holiday, please ask yourself what is right, not what is natural in this country. If interested, please read and learn more about the indigenous people of this land. If you feel so inclined, you can donate to charities such as https://www.naha-inc.org/ .

Happy Indigenous day readers.

We Were Taught How To Hate

From our very first breath, we are conditioned to hate.

Geographical location of birth deciding your fate.

This world does not belong to one kind or race.

It belongs to our souls, not the color of our face.

 

Too many teach hate so it has become so natural.

They spew words like venom and they aren’t even factual.

Find me the proof, that your skin is worthier than others.

Defend why you enslaved your sisters and brothers.

 

How dare you hate someone for their sexual preference.

Then use an outdated book for your point of reference.

Who are you to tell someone their gender identity?

You’re not all knowing, don’t yell how the world will end to me.

 

Whether it come from a flag, a book, or lyrics in a song.

Unwarranted hate in your heart, will always be wrong.

America- Land of the Native Americans, and home of the slaves.

Swastikas, Klan members, torches, and hate decorated Charlottesville Virgina. Despite what Donald says, there was not a single decent human being in that group. They are inexcusable and pathetic. I am disgusted by their actions.

I am furious at the white supremacists/ Neo-Nazis, the people making excuses for them, and of course Donald. That being said, there is something about these terrorizing events that angers me more.

There are millions of people who, while condemning the terrorists, made the following ignorant statement: “That kind of hate and white supremacy is not what America is about.” Or something along those lines.

White supremacy and violence is EXACTLY what America is built on. It is the very foundation that started this country. Does everyone forget that this land was taken from people who called this land home? Those native to this land were murdered and raped until the land was no longer theirs. If that wasn’t enough, those same pillagers brought Africans over so they could work them to death. They used their “superiority” to rape the colored women, murder the colored men, and destroy their heritage.

We shouldn’t be hiding behind the good old American slogans that were forced down our throats growing up. Do not try to “restore American values” because that is in fact what the terrorist are trying to do with their white supremacy. Instead, let us use our love and empathy to silence the ignorant, and try to create a new and welcoming America.

Office Views

The waves are mesmerizing as they come racing to the shore.

I could watch them all day.

The rest of the world ceases to exist.

It is just me and the waves.

The sand has never been so soft; It travels with the wind.

What magical brush has blessed these eyes with the strokes of orange in blue.

The great temptations of this world fail to break this connection.

 

The one wish I have, just give me this one.

I wish my skin could feel that sun.

For I see the beauties of this captivating scene

through the glass of my computer screen.