Love is An Army

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To all of my people, it’s love I embrace.

Together, we can defeat all this hate.

Grab a hold and pull the youth along.

Kiss our mothers and tell them, “be strong.”

Stronger together than we ever are apart.

Embrace differences, that’s where we start.

We can rise because we know what it takes,

and in this harsh world, we know the stakes.

Hates breed’s violence, breeding more death.

Cease the fairy tales cause this is no Macbeth.

Revenge just creates a vicious cycle we get pulled in,

and so we pray that one day soon it’ll all end.

We can take fate into our own hands right now.

This is our world and the animosity, we will not allow.

Lets thank our mamas and get warmed up.

Come together, unify and form up.

An invincible army of love emerges from darkness.

We will not submit to evil, that I promise.

 

©2017 Taihair Brown

Truths & Lies

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She wanted to sing me a ballad.

Looked to me, said she had fallen in love.

Told me that I made her life valid.

I had no words, so I just gave her a hug.

 

In a pallid world, she was my sun,

but I was a fool and never saw the smoking gun.

She knew not love and poisoned my heart

with her words as she was lying from the start.

 

©2017 Taihair Brown

Bouquet of the Heart

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Find myself working for your love.

Giving this from my very soul.

To you, this gift will find its mark—

A love bouquet made of the heart.

 

For you, I would give up the world.

For you, I’d slay any dragon.

What I have in this very cart—

A love bouquet made of the heart.

 

Just to say I’d do anything,

I’d go to the biggest extremes.

This gift, please do not tear apart—

A love bouquet made of the heart.

My Favorite Dessert

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Honey crisp coffee cake sprinkled with brown sugar.

Candy apples drizzled with caramel, so sweet.

Jolly ranchers at the bottom of a cup of Kool-Aid.

A graham crusted Apple pie drenched in whip cream.

Devil’s food cake, buttercream frosting and sweet tea.

Pumpkin pie with some hot chocolate on the side.

Cheesecake with savory cherry drizzled throughout.

Red velvet cupcakes that melt in your mouth.

None of those compare to just how sweet your kiss is.

My favorite dessert is, and always will be, your lips.

 

Copyright © 2016 Taihair Brown

If I wished upon a star

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If I wished upon a star, would you come from afar?

Would you answer my call and be happy to see me?

Would we fall into a warm embrace, never to let go?

Would you climb the highest mountain to see my smile?

Would you cross oceans just to look deeply into my eyes?

If I wished upon a star, would you answer my call?

Would you drop everything and rush to my side?

Would you wipe away my tears of joy?

Or would you break down and cry along with me?

If I wished upon a star, would I be able to see you again?

Would I find the love that I had once thought lost to me?

 

Copyright © 2016 Taihair Brown

Dear Husband

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A Man walked in front of the mirror and viewed himself-
He did not like what he saw.
He saw a face, old and winkled.
His body, covered in scars—
He considered them ugly.
Imperfections on what were once a sculpted canvas.
His head, still full of hair but faded and gray.
His sides were now flabby and loose.
He turned, bones cracking as he did.
They ached with each motion he took.
His stomach was just as flabby as the rest of him.
What was once polished was now round.
His chest, once powerful in his youth,
was now limp and saggy.

In his reflection, he saw something ugly—
Something old and useless

His wife came behind him.
She saw the sadness in his eyes.
She could not help but to smile,
And so she said;

Dear husband,
I see a face that has seen many winters.
One that has faced the hardships of this world.
Not just faced them, but survived.
A face that has worn many emotions over a lifetime,
and hid many more for the sake of his family.
I see an endless sea of gray hairs—
Each strand representing years of wisdom,
accumulated throughout a lifetime.
I see the body of a man who served as a shield.
A man who shielded his family—
His wife and loving kids—
Shielded them from harm.
A man who took the stings, agony and illness;
the brunt of that upon himself.
Sacrificing is own being in order to protect us.
I see not a fat old man.
I see a man who worked hard to provide.
Is it not okay for him to enjoy the fruits of his labor?
Did he not share that with his loved ones?
A man who always made sure his family was fed.
Did he not make sure they ate first,
or had enough to satisfy their bellies?
So does he not deserve the big piece of chicken to fatten his own?
I see a chest shagged and shoulder slumped wearily,
all from carrying the weight to lighten our load.
The weight you carried made it possible for our seeds to grow.
You tried to carry as much as you could, so we wouldn’t have to.
Cracking and creaky bones?
They are music to me.
A reminder of all the sacrifices you have made.

The reason our children were able to grow as they did.
The reason why I can sit here and smile.

Dear Husband,
You know what I see?
I see a Wise King who did everything he could—
Who fought many battles and proudly wears the scars from them.
All for his family.
I see a Wise King who sacrificed more than I could have ever asked of him.
I see my Loving Husband and a Wise King.

 

Copyright © 2016 Taihair Brown

 

 

 

 

Breathe

How do I breathe underwater?

How do I breathe when with every breath,

I’m being drowned by your love?

When my heart skips a beat that moment—

The moment you walk in the room,

you steal every breathe within my body.

I went diving into your heart,

That endless ocean that they call love,

And now I can’t breathe.

I wasn’t prepared for such strong emotions.

Can you tell me?

How do I breathe underwater?

I wasn’t prepared for this fall.

How do I breathe when with every breath,

I’m being drowned by your love?

 

Copyright © 2016 Taihair Brown