Have faith, whether it be a higher power or another person, for it brings a foundation of confidence you can share with the world.
Morning Warning has been a great short story, complete with strong characters, smooth storytelling, and a twist you won’t see coming. The one thing that has hurt it was the cover art, from a marketing stand point. I wanted it to reflect the main character, which is an 11 year old boy, but it just didn’t sell it. Now, that’s about to change. Here it is, the new cover for Morning Warning!
Dry your tears little one,
for it’s a brand new day.
You may have never before had fun,
We will teach you how to play.
rest your heart little soul,
we will protect you starting today.
Life before has taken a terrible tole,
but never again will we let it stray.
Calm your fears my dear child,
for there is no reason to dismay.
Taken from the darkness and defiled,
taken from those of abusive display.
Feel the love in your brave little heart,
hear these words I have to say.
Never again will the darkness start,
You’re with us now for each and every day.
God bless all those dear children stuck in horrible situations. May your Angels find you in the darkness and lead you to the light.
Today or tomorrow,
In joy or in sorrow,
To take or to borrow,
chaos or ducks in a row.
To drink or go thirsty,
To ignore or to see,
To be or not to be,
To capture or set free.
Feel joy or in pain,
To lose or to gain,
To be shy or vain,
Be dry or play in the rain.
These mean nothing to you,
Deciding what to do,
Yet they all hold a clue,
On how to make it through.
The choices you make,
Will give or will take,
fate is at stake,
So don’t make a mistake.
Be wise and take a beat,
Think about what’s at your feet,
Repel or to openly greet,
choices are a remarkable feat.
The squeaky wheel may get the grease, but too much noise and they replace it. Choose your battles wisely.
In June, I’ll be releasing my third official Poetry Collection. Following the tradition of “The Disaster that is Emotion” (2006) and “Shattered Reflections” (2012), this book will be titled “Shattered Reflections: Poetry in chaos”. As with the last book, there will be previously published works, but this time there will be far more new stuff in comparison. Stay tuned for more details, and keep reading as I post more stuff on here. Thanks for reading!
One more kick, rushing up the field.
One more push, I shall never yield.
Another yard, the goal is in sight.
Another angle, lining it up just right.
Keep moving forward, They’re coming for me.
Keep moving closer, the path is clear to see.
With a sharp kick, the ball bolts ahead.
With clear validation, for each bead of sweat I shed.
The sound of the net as it crashes to a stop.
The cheer of my teammates as they bounce and hop.
I scored my first soccer goal ever on this day.
I’m making sure this memory will never fade away.
For my son Liam, scoring his first ever soccer goal on Saturday 4/28/2018, and has never looked back.