In Search of Hope


Broken Hearted
Overwhelming sadness
Closing in all around me

Breaking free of all that binds me
Searching for what was never spoken
For fear that it might not exist
Yet searching none the less

Hidden in the darkest corners
Or within the broken promises
Perhaps inside the forgotten dream
There might reside the hope which has been unseen

Down the longest alley
Or under the self hatred
Could it be found among the hateful language
That hope that can cure this overwhelming damage

Hope to continue the battle
Hope to believe in love once more
Hope to rise above their expectations
Hope to live my life freely


I hear her voice

Why did this happen to me!

How could he do this?!

What am I going to do!?

I hear her scream

Not just with my ears

But my heart hears it too

And it screams along side her

This world of injustice

This place of despair

Where no one is safe

Not young nor old

She had been raped

Not once

Not twice

But three times

My heart screams

What can I tell her

How can I help

What should I do

I sit

And I listen

Wondering how

This woman has the courage to tell it all now

No longer is she hiding

No longer afraid

She chooses to move on

Taking life day by day

In the quietness of the moment

Her voice no longer screaming

My heart can still hear

The roar of her scream

Nothing can change

The hurt that she’s suffered

Nothing I do can ease the pain that she’s in

She herself is the hero

Standing against those who deny her

Her right to be free

Free from assaults

Free from her pain

She’s screaming for justice

Demanding a change

So many reasons to praise

With air in my lungs

And eyes that can clearly see

All that you have given me

I praise You

With peace in my home

and the ability to read

The precious love letter you have gifted us

I praise you

With joy in my heart

And your strength carrying me

While your wisdom assures me

I praise you

In the midst of my storm

Through all my pain and suffering

With hands lifted high

I praise you

After such a great fall

You come and lift me

Back on my feet

I praise you


Mientras se cae la lluvia

Mientras los truenos suenan

Mientras que la tormenta pase


Mientras mi llanto se escuche 

Mientras mi lagrimas se sequen

Mientras mi aliento regrese


Mientras mi mundo se arregle

Mientras mi corazon se recupere

Mientras mi vida si salve


Pieces of you

I can hear your voice

It lives within me

In the memories I have of you

Telling me to make you proud

I can feel your arms wrap around me


Letting me know how much you love me

Telling me that you will carry me if I need you to

I can smell your scent

A mix of fertilizer and roses

A mix of Brutt and Old Spice

Reminding me of what you’re made of

Brutt, in that you were always firm

Not backing down from a challenge

Old Spice because you were a flirt

Always inviting me to dance even if we didn’t know how.

You were a giant in my eyes

You were a man’s man

Yet never turing away from this little girl’s hugs

You were and will always be

Mi Luna que brilla en la noche.