Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Yellow Diamonds

I wrote a poem the other night.. and after 2 weeks, I still like it. So here it is:

I sit on my roof
looking out across the darkness,
filled with farmland and lonely roads,
- to the city
scattered along the horizon.

Silence lengthens the distance,
- and the million yellow diamonds
litter my dreams
with their secrets and promises
seducing me and beckoning me

and I know I belong there.

The World At Large

If the world's at large, why should I remain?
Walked away to another plan.
Gonna find another place, maybe one I can stand.
I move on to another day, to a whole new town with a whole new way.
Went to the porch to have a thought.
Got to the door and again, I couldn't stop.
I don't know where and I don't know when.
But I still got my words and I got my friends.
Walk along to another day.
Work a little harder, work another way.

Well uh-uh baby I ain't got no plan.
We'll float on maybe would you understand?
Gonna float on maybe would you understand?
Well I'll float on maybe would you understand?

The days get shorter and the nights get cold.
I like the autumn but this place is getting old.
I pack up my belongings and I head for the coast.
It might not be a lot but I feel like I'm making the most.
The day's get longer and the nights smell green.
I guess it's not surprising but it's spring and I should leave.

I like songs about drifters - books about the same.
They both seem to make me feel a little less insane.
Walked on off to another spot.
I still haven't got anywhere that I want.
Did I want love? Did I need to know?
Why does it always feel like I'm caught in an undertow?

The moths beat themselves to death against the lights.
Adding their breeze to the summer nights.

Outside, water like air was great.
I didn't know what I had that day.
Walk a little farther to another plan.
You said that you did, but you didn't understand.

I know that starting over is not what life's all about.
But my thoughts were so loud, I couldn't hear my mouth.
My thoughts were so loud, I couldn't hear my mouth.
My thoughts were so loud...

- Modest Mouse

The Moon

The moon and I are alone
The stars, a constant reminder
Surrounding us with beauty
But never touching us
The clouds cover us, hide us
But never stay long enough
To conceal us from the world
We can't escape from
And so we remain
Alone and apart
From everything we want

But then the sun rises
And we remember
Our worth is dependant on Him
We only shine because he shines
So we sing and dance
For we reflect the son
And the stars do not
He spreads his light to us and
Our lonesomeness, our plain appearance
They dazzle the eye
Mystify the world
Outshine the stars
And can never be hidden by clouds

So I thank the son
That he made the moon and I
The same

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


My mom. She's gorgeous.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Orleans, New Year.

First post of 2010. It better be pretty dang good, right? Well to kick off the new year, I went to New Orleans with my parents and sister. It was a BLAST. The city is so interesting and crazy outgoing. Everyone smokes there, you can walk around the streets with your booze and just be drunk as a skunk and its perfectly normal (and thats just on a tuesday night. haha). Also there's a lot of French influences in the food, architecture, people, and streets.
The food... oh man the food!! Its some of the best food in the world.. I ate SO much seafood and SO many beignets.. haha And I was only there for 2 nights!
Here's a pic of me and my dad (we really bonded a bit on the trip and afterwards.. it was really nice.) maybe I'll post some more later!