Supporting Strength

Even the strongest people need support.

Strength is listening to everyone’s worries

when you can’t sleep at night because of your own

Strength is solving someone else’s problem

when they just wanted you to listen

Strength is giving all of your happiness

to the person devoid of hope


Strength is not given

It is found

Strength is not infinite

It is limited

But strength is renewable


The strongest among us need a listener

The strongest among us have problems too

The strongest among us must search for happiness

Give back what they give to you


Precipitating a Lie

If we can only answer “fine” to the question “How are you?” we’ve lived a boring life.

Ask one how they’re doing

Precipitate a lie

Ask one how they’re doing

They’re sure to mumble fine

Ask one are you sure

You’ll get a little more

It’s okay to be upset

It’s okay to be unsure

When we bottle bad emotions

We blunts the good ones more

Poem for my Future Daughter

You’re smarter than guys. More intelligent than girls. Don’t stress about grades. Change the world.

You’re not too pretty to cry

Your mother cries

You’re the prettiest people I know

Tears make you human


Play football

Get rough

Roll in the mud

Get dirty


You were born here

They were born there

You’ll learn soon enough

Life isn’t fair


Embrace your body

Wear clothes you like

And clothes others don’t

Wear confidence


You’re smarter than guys

More intelligent than girls

Don’t stress about grades

Change the world


Success shouldn’t bring guilt

Never feel less

Hold your head high

You did your best


Anger is true

Sadness is too

Remember the light

That shines inside you


Size does matter

Not where you think

Grow your heart

Ignore your waist


When everything is gone

You’ll have your heart

Love is pure

Hatred keeps us apart


You’re a woman

Take pride

So many girls

Not enough guides