#FiveMinuteFriday: Accept (a poem)

Faith Grace Poetry Prayer Strength Waiting

Do I accept the world in all of its fury, despair, and appetite without also accepting the tranquility, affection, and harmony that stands at my doorstep when I walk outside to breathe in its life? Do I receive all the life and grace God extends to me in my calloused palms? 

#FiveMinuteFriday: Inspire (a poem)

community Faith Family Latinx Marginalized Poetry

There is so much good in the world we don’t often see or hear about. When we showed up at the site at our neighborhood Wal-Mart, my eyes flooded and not one dry eye was present in our family vehicle. As we rounded the corner in the parking lot, water bottles, water jugs, teddy bears, roses, and crosses all beautifully adorned the space we now found ourselves in. 

On Free Writing: Make the Most Out of Five Minutes

Faith Family Grace Latinx Strength Writing

How can I be effective in five minutes? What helps me is to think back on the times I had 2 seconds to prove I was worthy to come back home. Where is home for you?

#FiveMinuteFriday: Play (a poem)

Faith Family Grace Poetry Strength

My grandma, a warrior of faith
no stone left unturned, no snake let be
If the enemy was going to attack her in her own home
she’d show that snake what was meant by

matriarch – a staple of God’s kingdom come

#FiveMinuteFriday: Blessing (a poem)

community Family Poetry

Reconciled to my maker in all things new
on this side of heaven until the roots
expose this tree trunk of a woman
branches adorned with last names
changed when the tongue refused to roll

#FiveMinuteFriday: Steady (a poem)

community Faith Friendships Grace Poetry Prayer

//If I take this leap of faith will my feet still walk steady? Will my mouth quake with words ready for thanks and giving or collapse on faithless ground again? Today, I walked up these

#FiveMinuteFriday: Worth (a poem)

Faith Grace Poetry

//God has not forgotten me blistered in the sky left to soar the world alone, grazing across tree tops Neither has he forgotten the five sparrows sold for two pennies the color of their wings

#FiveMinuteFriday: Expect (a poem)

Grace Latinx Poetry Writing

Forget what it looks like to reach out to someone because of what Twitter or FB says. Forget what it looks like to reach out in a revolutionary way to form a bridge. Forget what it looks like to just be your common self.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Mom (a poem)

Family Grace Poetry Waiting

When the war is over and the ground tilled
a new bloom will make home in her spirit

Ma reminds me of struggle and strife
Take care of your own and to God the rest.