Singing In The Rain 🌧 ☔️

The ominous clouds were swirling an’ whirling
As we set out on this cold, dark dreary morning
Winds howled out a treacherous warning
All elements of nature urging us not to go
Whether it was stubbornness that showed
Our routine wouldn’t simply fold against the cold
About halfway through we really knew
The forecasts and signs were about to come true
But we pushed forward because we had to

Slow and random fat drops went splat
We picked up the pace and doubled back
A mile away from home the rain came down fast
You can lead the way, but you can’t stop the rain
And that’s okay cause we found our hearts singing today

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Caught


Even when you’re the subject of quarry
There’s always two sides of a story
Found deep in the canyon of thoughts
Where you become disoriented and lost

Adrenaline flows; lashing out in spite
Fight or flight; from morning to night
Two wrongs make it right; a logical fallacy
Resulting in madness from the certainty

A rockslide of emotion caused by failure
Gives way to a notion belonging to nature
Taking its course thru silent destruction
Alienation serves as soul survival function

The luck you’ve got, know it’s not for naught
Between the sun & moon you find yourself caught

Our Legacy

Forlorn is the spirit that does not have a home
Within a beating heart of another to call its own
Seeking permanent shelter the weary soul roams
Through emotional turmoil heightened by alone

Personal endeavors that drive strangers together
Divine powers intercede to raise an eternal dynasty
Creating strong family bonds that endure forever
Values and traditions bestowed upon a living legacy

Extending ourselves to others exchanging needs
Surrounded by people with intellectual variety
Gatherings in communities by those who believe
In forming distinct units within larger society

Wealthy are the hearts with cultural immunity
Held together by rich diversity’s home of beauty

(c) Kelly Lewis 2015

This was written for The Neighborhood as part of a competition show that I featured in last night with eight other nominees. If you enjoyed this piece please go to A star is born – solo performances to see the other performers. I appreciate your readership and support!

My Knight

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I will always reach out for you
When I’m either happy or sad
Because you see me through
Though I know I drive you mad

Pull me close and hug me tight
Wrap your arms around me right
Hold on to assuage all my cares
Feel the real moments we share

Whisked away to secluded Eden
The sacred strength of my knight
Doesn’t need rhymes or reason
My well-being is his life’s plight

Protecting against the seasons
He’s never defeated in loves fight

Unforeseen Sacrifices

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Ripped apart at the seams
Waking up to terrors screams
A new day of possibilities
Waiting to create realities

There is always a paid price
In the unforeseen sacrifices
Handed out despite our faith
Written upon destinies fate

Life’s battles and deeper scars
Show us the depth and how far
We have come in a brutal fight
Determined to remain alive

Standing at the very brink
Think, it’ll be gone in a blink

#TAG: The Neighborhood Anthology on Leadership & Authority ed. III by Kelly Lewis

It was an honor to be invited to The Neighborhood’s stage to participate in an exciting anthology on Leadership & Authority. I rendered this poetic piece for the multi-edition performance. Please visit & follow the Public Bloggers page, drop your thoughts in the comment box, and catch the replays of the prior shows, and then sit back to see the rest of the story unfold. Thanks!