Newfound Nobility


 Living day to day with a steadfast determination

A sense of self and comfort within my own skin

I find new and difficult challenges to be overcome

As I see these obstacles diminish before my eyes


These times I am so self assured were not always here

As I often found myself lost in a treacherous jungle

Filled with the uncertainty of each days sunrise

Hoping to survive to see that same sun set in the west


I now see the truth of my abilities and walk as such

Confident in my stride and relaxed in my demeanor

Surrounded by the pride, yet standing tall above

Rising to take charge of the new days adversity


Approaching harsh realities with ferocity unrivaled

Opposition will cower with sudden recognition

As my superiority becomes supremely evident

A mighty roar shakes the bones of my enemies


As the sun begins to sink on the distant horizon

I contemplate the past and the road I have taken

Filled with perilous turns and threatening twists

A blessed miracle to be sitting upon figurative throne


An overwhelming peace takes the place of past regret

As I survey the vast land of opportunity before me

Not lost to the truth of how fortunate I am to be in this place

I can now bask in the glory of my newfound nobility




Changing Lanes

Once again I had the pleasure of collaborating with my good friend Desiree at She is an absolutely gifted writer with a fiery heart and a passionate soul. If you are not already familiar with her work, do yourself a favor and check her out at Sea of Desire.


I can feel the warmth like the glow of the sun
I recognize the pulse of a heart filled with fire
My night becomes day as light creates shadow
This heart takes the wheel as it drives my desire

A journey long delayed when I lost my direction
Enveloped in a heavy fog of forbidden dreams
The new glow of passion permeates the morning air
Quickly lighting my way and quieting my screams

As the sound of intrigue guides me towards the dawn
Heart light illuminates my road to soulful connection
Loneliness is banished as your words fill my existence
Playing through my mind with power ballad perfection

The open window breeze blows away dark memories
They disappear swiftly in the glare of the rising sun
Inhaling the honeysuckle promise of your tender touch
I believe the sins of my insidious past can be outrun

A myriad of misdeeds are left behind me in the night
As this dawn of new horizons becomes so crystal clear
The haven where I long to be is found within your gaze
My hand in yours assures me there is nothing left to fear

I refuse any last glimpse into the cracked rear-view mirror
Our future no longer contained between these yellow lines
Discarding a tattered map, we silently agree on wild abandon
Donning our shades we crank up the volume, ignoring all the signs