Poetry & Personal

Poetry & Personal


“Between a Rock and a Hard Place”

between a rock and a hard place April 5th, 2017

This is poem is based loosely on the quote from the Stephen King novella, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” It describes the nature of my emotional state in about 1999 when things were tougher for me.

A breath of fresh air is afforded by knowledge,
By experiencing life and classes at college.
Seize the day or don’t bother trying;
“Get busy living or get busy dying.”

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“A Hummingbird Rekindles My Hope”

March 30th, 2017

In this poem, a hummingbird is symbolic of rekindled hope, love, and joy. The hummingbird may be familiar to anyone who knows the movie 21 Grams, for it weighs 21 grams. That is how much the soul is supposed to weigh. This tragedy features the following lines:

“They say we all lose 21 grams at the time of our death.”
The hummingbird-sized addition to my heart has flown away.

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