Simplify Your Life

Live a good life,
Hold your head high,
Fight the good fight
Things will get better with time
Always with time, hang in there
As you adopt a simpler lifestyle,
Purge your mind
Toss all the artificial flavors and toppings into the garbage
it’s dump

Effortless Day

I lit my entire existence on fire today,
cleansed my soul with a bit of laughter
It was an effortless day
I laughed and felt like a kid; it was fun,
Priceless and refreshing
I had to wipe that frown off my face today
I didn’t want to go another day
dragging the world on my shoulders
when it’s not even my cross to bear

Different Is Good

I’m great at being me
and you’re great at being you
That is what’s so special about me
and that is what’s so special about you.
There’s nothing wrong with me
and there’s nothing wrong with you.
I’m different in my own way
and so are you.

Beautiful Mess

A beautiful mess,
that is the sum of my life.
Everything is as it should be
Though most of the time,
it does not seem to be enough for my acquired taste…
On the real
I can’t complain,
I’ve got it better than most
Not to boast, no way,
I’m humbled

Boobytraped

Saying no
It is never easy but
understand that it’s OK
to say that dreaded word
That’s a lesson I’m still learning.

I’m always quick to say yes to everything
And then end up second-guessing
after caving in to the pressure
that comes with pleasing others
I do what I think is expected of me

At Unexpected Times

I hurt. I bled. I cry.
I feel sorry for myself,
and I don’t want to get up
sometimes I idle on my back
longer than necessary
BUT ultimately
I wipe my tears. I pick myself up,
dust off the dirt, clean up my wounds,
and continue on my life’s journey;
I cannot linger for too long.

The American Dream Is Sacrifice

If you don’t work, you don’t eat.
The streets here aren’t paved with gold,
within the first week,
you received that wake-up call.
The American dream is sacrifice.

You work extra hard for a bit of change
but you do it because you are building
your house back home
and your family has to eat.

You take the best job you are qualified for
which is the worst job in some people’s eyes,
few citizens would consider such a low blow
but you don’t mind washing dishes is far better
than anything you could ever find
back in your country.

You are more than grateful
to provide for your family.
Pocket change to some
but a luxury to you.