April Poetry Challenge, by the 2 Cents Movement on Facebook an activist group that focuses on youth development centered around the arts. It allowed me to channel my creativity into something that I absolutely love to do and that’s write poetry. Day 30 was dedicated towards writing a poem that you have always been afraid of writing. In this case I was always afraid of publishing this one, as I wrote it originally in 2011 and it was dedicated to someone who I deeply had an affection for but could not be with. It was because of this, that I wrote a few poetry pieces dedicated to that person being able to express the feelings that I could not have those days past. Its called Asthma.
How do you run when you’ve got Asthma
The question to which I can’t find the answer
To some on the outside they’d think it’s not as serious as Cancer
But it is….
You see asthma, has the strength of Aries
Cuz there’s no way you can move when you cease to breathe
This chronic lung disease if not given the proper attention
Leaves the unsuspecting man too ill – prepared to counteract
As a matter of fact lemme break it down for you
The physical embodiment of a heart stopper stands no more than 5 ‘ 5 with short hair and killer brown eyes. Joy as a result is ever-present and lights up a room like effervescence, conversations sweetened like juice with vanilla essence maintaining a heavenesque presence leaving your heart singing like Evenesence – Bring me to life
Like a dog chasing its tail you won’t know what to do if you catch it
so I’ll put down my inhaler and chase you in my dreams