Poetry Collection #3: How to Build Your Soul, This Little Light, Summer 2016, and Nature’s Lessons

How To Build Your Soul

Take your experiences 
Combine with shale and water 
Add high pressure and heat it 
To 2010 degrees. 
Subtract your reservations 
Then slowly move it from heat; 
What emerges will be stone 
Brittle yet strangely sturdy.

This Little Light

The sun’s light lies dormant
In its gigantic core
For a million years
Before it reaches earth

Within that time passing
New civilizations
And dead societies
Even dawn of mankind

This little light in us
That keeps darkness at bay
Slowly grows from within
Only then does it gleam

Summer 2016

The Sun God beamed vengeance
On sea, on tree, on man.
The sea evaporates
The trees wither and fade
Mighty man… Stays indoors.

All dread and fear God Ra
And those who walk with him:
Those hindered by the rays
But still march on forward
Those who persist in pain.

Summer 2016
The year of summertime blues
Of a profound loneliness,
Grief, sadness, and pain. But Still
We press forward to progress

Summer 2016
The sad clown cried her last tear
The barkeep became sober
They mingled in their disease
Over a glass of shared tears

Summer 2016
The writer opened his eyes
To hell unfolding ahead
Though it was his destiny
The writer cowered away

We are un-wretched people
Cursed to play out on a stage
The wretched parts of ourself
And maybe God is watching
Maybe the stage is empty

Nature’s Lessons

The mountains
Still and strong

The water
A serpent
Of patience
A deep well
Of promise

Dogged tree
All seasons
All weather
Grows boundless
But keeps root

In the charcoal storm
The vast hurricane
Or in a grey snow

Beyond tempest
Of charcoal and black
Is a powdered blue

14 thoughts on “Poetry Collection #3: How to Build Your Soul, This Little Light, Summer 2016, and Nature’s Lessons”

  1. Some of these are pretty creatively impressive. What inspires you to write them? How do you get your ideas? Experience? Do you look up to a role model? I’d love to know more

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    1. I’m constantly inspired by nature and the things around me. I try to find the beautiful things in the things I notice. This Little Light was inspired by something I learned while watching Cosmos, How To Build Your Soul was inspired by the brick outside of the room I’m staying in. As for role models, I can’t say I have one. I look up to Steven King’s story telling, I admire the writing ability of writers like George Saunders, and other writers with hard work ethic.

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      1. This was a good response. What a fantastical universe. I love that you were inspired by a brick. It’s what writing is all about! It’s finding the art and speech in things that we may not count as “speaking”, good luck on your journey as a successful writer. I hope the world recognizes that for you!


  2. I think its amazing how you manage to convey so many ideas in so little words 🙂 As a person who has trouble with poetry, I can really appreciate your talent. I’d like to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award. Please accept if you have the time! 🙂

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    1. I appreciate your kind words! I just work hard on it every day that I can. I also appreciate my nomination for the Liebster award but I don’t participate in things like that. But I really appreciate it anyway!

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