Truth Laced Lies

Lies are usually well-groomed,
perfectly manicured stories,
laced with the truth. Most folks cannot
decipher the difference without a
magnifying glass or a fine-tooth comb,
deception at its finest.

Self vs Self

One part of self is happy being cooped up
in a box; it feels safer in my comfort zone
though I’m sealed up in a torture chamber,
too afraid to crack the door open,
hiding behind my fears.

One part of self is unhappy with settling for a
wrongful conviction and the inappropriate labels;
I’m fighting to come out of my comfort zone,
the door is slowly opening;
I’m brave enough to face my fears.

Bump In The Road

In his eyes, he’s an excellent husband,
the problem is her nagging; it’s nonstop.
In her eyes, she’s an exceptional wife,
the problem is his lack of attention; it’s missing.

Results from a marriage retreat.
No communications of divorce,
it’s just a bump in the road.

God Woke Me Up

Before I fall asleep at night, I pray to God
to open my eyes to witness the birth
of the new day, I don’t know at what point
I close my eyes, and my body retires,
but after a while, I am awake again. Death could’ve
dragged me away from this world yet, God wakes
me up to another day of life, and I am grateful;
I did not wake myself up this morning.