Broken

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She is still broken into parts,

but there is nowhere to hide.

Both her mind and her heart,

were crushed ‘fore I came.

She tries to run, she tries to hide—

Pushing me away at times,

even when I reach out to help.

So astonishingly beautiful,

yet so severely damaged within.

He lived only to serve himself,

leaving her just an empty shell.

I swear my love to her to be pure—

Can my words really be true?

I see it all in her tender eyes—

Wondering to herself in silence,

if I will repeat his mistakes.

I want to glue her pieces back,

but she looks right through me—

“Don’t ever think you know me,”

she says in frustration, and yet…

I stay by her side through the storm.

My heart carries zero doubt.

Together, we will repair her heart.

 

©2017 Taihair Brown

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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.

Mythical Love

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If I walk amongst giants,

fly with the fairies,

and dance with the satyr,

would I grow fins

to swim with mermaids

or walk with the gods;

Wrestling the Minotaur

within Cyclops blind spot,

before the arguing Graeae,

to reach mythical proportions

like Jason or Achilles,

so shall I be worthy—

Proven like Heracles deeds,

To earn your love?

 

Copyright © 2016 Taihair Brown

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