Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Survival Intrinsic

It used to be that my mind would wonder,
toward days gone dry, in the winter of solace.

Words in my mouth like salt and chocolate
savor strongly of earth and sweat.

From among the thorn emerges the flower,
she said to me, when once I was her child.

Wake my daughter, don’t waste the sun,
spun warm on American skin, child of the melting pot.
Be strong in the face of what they say you’re not.
Rise dear one, greet strong the wind,
no one can hide from, erosion of fury.

It’s in your blood, my love, survival intrinsic.
Absence of fear no human has yet known.
Trembling beloved one, remember,

Brevity in this life,
Breath in moments,
Pulse strong once, will struggle,
There is freedom in breaking,
Life in death,
Legacy in thought,

Craft yours remembrances well.

Release not the hatred that binds you.
Salted skin, weeping we walk
again into the sun.
One tear, beloved,
release for me.

Then turn, stand strong upon this Earth,
face the son, and travel your own journey.


  1. It's amazing how we pass on to our kids what our parents were trying to say to us. Nice work.

  2. ..Words in my mouth like salt and chocolate... love the contrast you set with this

  3. dont waste the sun, indeed...love this

  4. Absolutely incredibly written, and beautiful, strong with light where there is darkness. I love this sense of emotion in it.

  5. Randall,
    I could hear that generational voice as I was writing. Thank you.

    Thanks, I have to say the inspiration was Godiva ;)

    Thank you sir, always appreciate your kind words, what a gift.

    Wow, thank you! definitely an emotional piece.

    ~Sweet Thanks :)

  6. Now that's what I call the true spirit of life, Apryl!! Really liked the message you have conveyed in your lovely poem here!
    It's that same survival instinct that has made man what he is today... so he simply cannot afford to let go of it...

    Very nice!!

  7. Traveling your own journey is a great way to go indeed and crafting your memories well.

    neat that you mention chocolate -- yesterday in a Trivial Pursuit questions I learned it is the favorive flavor the world over -- no surprise tho.

    Lovely poem.

  8. Kavisionz & Jannie thank you both for your lovely comments. I do hope to read more of both of your work soon :)