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Stress Kills

Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2011 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 I WAIT...,

 

EAGERLY ANTICIPATING MY FATE AND

 

WHAT IS TO BECOME OF ME.

 

WALLS AROUND ME CLOSING IN,

 

I'D SCREAM IF NOT FOR THE LACK OF

 

AIR;

 

THINNER IT CONTINUES TO GET.

 

THE PAIN IS MORE THAN I CAN BARE;

 

I'M CAUGHT UP IN LIFE'S UNFORGIVING

 

SNARE, AND THERE'S NO WAY OUT.

 

HELP ME PLEASE..., SOMEBODY...,

 

ANYBODY.

 

LIFE'S GRIP IS STRANGLING;

 

DAYS OF YESTER YEARS NOW A BLUR.

 

IF ONLY YOU KNEW ME, YOU'D CONCUR.

 

I'M FADING

 

GOOD LUCK? YA, RIGHT..., MY LIFE IT'S

 

EVADING.

 

HEAD SPINNING,

 

MY MIND UNABLE TO FOCUS;

 

LOVE,

 

PEACE,

 

CONTENTMENT,

 

HAPPILY EVER AFTER,

 

THEY ALL SEEM BOGUS.

 

STILL I WAIT...,

 

NO LONGER ABLE TO FIGHT THE GOOD

 

FIGHT;

 

MY STRENGTH IS GONE,

 

MY BODY WEAK FROM LIFE'S JOURNEY,

 

FALLING QUICK!

 

I NEED AIR!

 

EYES WIDE AS I LOOK FOR A WAY OUT,

 

GASPING..., GASPING...,

 

TIME STANDS STILL,

 

GONE,

 

FOR IT WAITS FOR NO ONE.

 

AS I THINK BACK I WONDER,

 

COULD THIS BATTLE EVER HAVE BEEN

 

WON?

 

I TAKE MY LAST BREATHE...,

 

IT IS DONE......

 

THEN I WAKE,

 

SITTING UPRIGHT, GASPING FOR AIR!

 

WOW, IT WAS JUST A DREAM

 

THOUGH REAL IT DID SEEM.

 

TO SOME EXTENT, MAYBE IT WAS.

 

MAYBE A WARNING OF SOME TYPE?

 

THEN IT HIT ME...,

 

AFTER EXAMINING MY LIFE,

 

I'VE COME  TO THIS CONCLUSION,

 

..., "STRESS KILLS!"

 

                                                ~AUTHOR-TONYWADE~

 

                                                      4/10/11

 

Stop the Violence

Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2011 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Everything was rosey, till the day

 

Sara started getting hurt.

 

It started with words, they went from

 

not so bad to worse.

 

Insults would hit her ears like hot

 

water to skin,

 

who said names could never hurt you?

 

They lied!

 

No matter what she did for him, she

 

just couldn't win.

 

Then came the threats.

 

In her mind Sara thought to herself,

 

"He loves me. He said he did, so it

 

must be true",

 

yet every Friday night when he got

 

home from the bar, it was her arms

 

that ended up sore, black and blue.

 

It lasted for months, and months turned

 

to years;

 

he paid all the bills and she had no where

 

to go...,

 

he knew all that, plus she loved him, so he

 

played on her fears.

 

One day he came home and the dinner

 

wasn't done;

 

enraged, he started throwing things at her,

 

but she loved him, so for her it wasn't an

 

option to run.

 

When her friends found out she refused to

 

to leave after all that he had done, they asked

 

poor Sara most abrasively,

 

"What's the matter with you?! Do you think

 

he's doing this crap for fun?!"

 

But Sara wouldn't give up on her man, that's

 

not what she was taught;

 

her mother always said "You stick by your man

 

like I did with your father even though we

 

always fought."

 

The abuse continued as a few more years pasted.

 

Her friends pleaded with her, "Please leave this

 

beast! You don't know what he'll do!"

 

Sara got angry and kicked them all out, and said,

 

"Don't say another word! This conversation we're

 

having is through!"

 

That same night he got mad,

 

pushed her into the frig, and punched her

 

straight up in her jaw.

 

When he left the police came and said, "You want to

 

file a restraining order? The next time he tries anything,

 

you'll be fully protected by the law."

 

She thought,'If i do this he'll hate me and beat me again. Then

 

where will my daughter and I live?'

 

So she sent them away,

 

figured she'd make this thing work,

 

and give it all she had to give.

 

After all, it was her fault she thought.

 

His dinner wasn't done,

 

she deserved that punch;

 

and being thrown into the wall?

 

she should've packed what he LIKED for lunch.

 

It was her fault.

 

The next night he came home, madder than the night before.

 

"You called the cops on me?! Who do you think you are?!

 

You're not leaving me! You're not walking out that door!"

 

Across the floor she flew, and into the wall with a 'THUD',

 

and she bled from her head as he took a sip of his BUD.

 

Terror swept over her, she was weak and had nowhere

 

to run,

 

she looked up in time to see him walk over to her bloodied

 

body, revealing his gun.

 

"You had to make me mad! Look what you've done!

 

You had to go and piss me off! Hope it was worth it! Did you

 

have fun?!"

 

"JEFFREY..., PLEASE, NO!"

 

"Stop your whining Sara! You wanted our marriage to end,

 

so fine! Here we go!"

 

And with that he pulled the trigger, and Sara was shot in the head;

 

the next day her best friend found her on the floor, and her

 

5 year old daughter lay shot in the bed.

 

Many were hurt cried at their funeral that week, but no one knew

 

what was left to be said;

 

Sara waited and hoped that this mad man would change, and as a result,

 

her and her daughter ended up dead.

 

IT'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

 

PLEASE PEOPLE..., STOP THE VIOLENCE!

 

                                                                  ~TONY WADE~

 

                                                        DIAMONDSTAR ENTERTAINMENT

 

                                                                        4/11/11

I overcome (collab with Poettess Tamari Campbell)

Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2011 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I OVERCOME

WE MAY NOT ALWAYS BE ON TOP, BUT WE WILL ALWAYS...,

"OVERCOME!"

 

*Tamari Campbell*

 

I Overcome addversity,

the disappoiments,

and the fears.

I overcome, bad judgment,

Containment

control,

but unhold my soul,

I OVERCOME you and your words of distruction,

injustice is what I see to uphold!

I have OVERCOME,

your words no longer phase me, touch, or control me,

you're nothing but an epitome of what you thought a man should be.

No longer will you hold me in shakcles, or tear me down, for your words are like a tune that lost sound!

They say "we shall overcome" I say I have found my ground!

 

 

*Logical Poet*

 

I WILL OVERCOME.

Adversity on every side of me;

trying to encompass every part of me!

Insisting I relinquish all of me,

but this will never be...,

because Adversity could never be a part of me!

For you see..., I OVERCOME!

Strong in my mind, my spirit..., one of a kind.

Some call it impossible to concieve;

the concept that i have to press forward towards

the mark I long to achieve.

I OVERCOME.

Not so complicated, I am me and me alone,

unbridled energy and determination, never to be

duplicated! I come strong...,I OVERCOME.

My time not to be wasted or or or consumed by

the nonsense which surrounds my day;

wont be brought down, held back, or be caused any

type of delay!

I OVERCOME!

 

*Tamari Toledo*

 

I OVERCOME

There is so much more I could say to tear you down, the way u have done to me time and time around.

But why should a bother with telling you anything? The best I can do is let you see with your own eyes, that

what you say or do no longer affect me, or scare me! I still stand my ground!

I OVERCOME,

The childhood memorize,

The fights I had daily just to fit in.

Because when the color of my skin was not dark enough or too dark to be in.

When people look at me and wonder who is she and where is she from.

Pointing fingers at me and the whispers I could hear from here and upward bound.

No longer will the days of slaver affect me, because I chose to be me!

Not someone that the government states I should be, like picking and ethnicity!

What that? I am me!

Or chosen not to check a box for who I am and where I came from or even what background I from!

The government says it’s for a censes I say it is senseless!

I OVERCOME!

 

*The Logical Poet*

 

I OVERCOME!

Bring your all! What more can be done to me? Your words of deceit and deception no longer affecting me.

I come in a transparency,

cannot be put with me back against the wall;

my poetical logic dropping you to your knees!

Bringing something new at every turn, oppressors need to watch themselves, my words are fire, bringing heat that burns...,

a torture you cannot OVERCOME!

Learned at a young age, complications and

hard times came at me, setting the stage...,

Family not there;

friends, i looked around..., nowhere!

No help to be found!

Depression whispering in my ear, NO ONE CARES.

Government trying to take me out;

no health care, no funding for financial aid, about to lose my home,

laid off from work, no money to pay on my phone!

Yes, you THOUGHT you had me!

But I will always OVERCOME!

My sis Tamari and I have come together to let you know;

life may have thrown a few blows at us, and yes, they stung,

but the days of fear, self doubt, and trying to assimilate with others..., DONE!

We have won because..., we have learned how to OVERCOME!

 

 

*A Movement collab*

The Movement is a FB group of poets. All day, 24/7 Poetry! No Drama, no buy now's, just pure unadulterated, free to speak and grow POETRY!

The Candy Shop

Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2011 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

THE CANDY SHOP

 

I wish i was in junior high again, but the fact is..., I'M NOT!

I have no time for your emotion game playing!

And no matter how many times I come wit it,

you still ain't gasping what i'm saying!

While i'm out, you're on the phone with the Candy Shop!

While your out, you gotta go to the Candy Shop!

When I gotta go away on a trip, you probably bringing

goodies home from the Candy Shop!

And when you're in the showe,r or laying next to me in bed,

you probably DREAM about the Candy Shop!

To be honest, my patience level has just about all but ran

out!

At home you have plenty that's sweet?

There ain't a thing the Candy Shop can give you

that  I can't beat!

What do you want from me?!

The Candy Shop may have a CHUNKY,

but at home you have Mr. GOODBAR!

What does the Shop offer, LAFFY TAFFY?!

Lol! Right...,

You need to recognize that my JOLLY RANCHER is the

answer!

But no, you'd rather go to the Candy Shop and get yourself

some emotional COTTON CANDY!

But that's cool..,

know what I'm sayin'?

It's quite alright.

Why don't you just stay on over at the Candy Shop and

play!

I don't need a SOUR TART like your ass anyway!

You had all this beautiful grass in this yard but you wanna be

emotionally attached to the Candy Shop mud!

When I leave your emotionally attached, gotta have it behind,

don't bother me when you find out all you're gonna be able to get

from the Candy Shop is a melting MILK DUD!!!

Go ahead to the Candy Shop, maybe have yourself a another

SOUR PATCH KID!

Just hope and pray this time you'll find that special treat there

that in the past you never did!

I can help but SNICKER at the thought of you going back to the

Candy Shop, thinking you can quench your sweet tooth;

There's no way you're gonna eat of my sweets, and think

you can turn around and eat at the Candy Shop's booth!

Foolish chick!

Thought you were my HOT TAMALIE, but all you were was a

two bit heart breaker,

who deserves a damn JAW BREAKER!

You ain't nothing more than a squirrel tryin' to get my

NUTTER BUTTER!

I'm not your convenient little toy!

You get none of this here ALMOND JOY!

Sick of your games!

I can find a chocolate covered cherry anywhere!

 

 

                                                                   ~Author Tony Wade~

 

 

 

 

 

The Best part of ME

Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2011 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

YOU ARE THE BEST PART OF ME!

 

 Written by: Tony Wade

 

When I look back,

 

what do I see

 

in all my years proceeding these?

 

Anger and hurt

 

bottled up inside of me!

 

Living for everyone

 

else’s lives and excepting

 

Their decisions for

 

me!

 

Never thought I’d see

 

my way out of this

 

Mess;

 

Praying to God daily that

 

He’d hear my cries,

 

Have mercy on me, and

 

that my troubled life he

 

Would bless!

 

Never saw any hope

 

for me;

 

Never knew if I’d

 

have a future, or what my

 

future would be!

 

Maybe that’s why it

 

was easy for people to run me!

 

My future I could not

 

see;

 

But then came you…,

 

All this time I was looking for a sign, and you had

 

Always been there,

 

yet I never knew,

 

It was you who would

 

change my gray ski to a

 

“BEAUTIFUL” blue!

 

All along it was you!

 

You reached out to me, lifted me up out of the dirt,  

 

Taught me how to

 

smile when all I had ever known

 

Was disappointment in

 

a world full of hurt!

 

You taught me that I was

 

destined to overcome;

 

You stood by my side,

 

and I was able to stand strong, no

 

Longer feeling it

 

necessary to run!

 

My fear of failure in

 

things yet to come…, done.

 

I feel a need to

 

shout from the roof tops..,

 

“I’VE WON!”

 

Do you realize what

 

you’ve done for me?

 

Eliminating the pain,

 

and giving me a new song!

 

I can see clearly now!

 

I know putting my

 

trust in you, I can couldn’t go wrong!

 

a new beginning set to

 

unfold;

 

a chapter unlived in

 

my life, yet to be told,

 

and my destiny…, mine

 

to mold!!!

 

You put a pulse in my

 

veins I hadn’t felt before;

 

A zest for life that

 

always leaves me wanting more!

 

I’m new in most

 

ways.,,, revitalized in others;

 

You showed me a love

 

untainted and unyielding;

 

My mind is spinning

 

over it…, I can’t believe how you have me

 

feeling!

 

With you you’re not

 

about the cars, money, or fame;

 

I could have all of

 

that, or nothing at all, and

 

you’d still love me just

 

the same!

 

Love for you is an

 

art…,

 

Not meant as a past time

 

filler or game!

 

Aggressive with our

 

future;

 

Paying no mind to the

 

past;

 

You’ve shown me we

 

can accomplish “ANYTHING”

 

if we work as a team,

 

best believe we can make it

 

last!

 

I’m sorry, but it’s

 

hard to explain exactly how I feel!

 

You brought me out of

 

a darkness that left me

 

Feeling dead inside!

 

I released my pain in

 

private, so no one can truly

 

Fathom the amount of

 

tears I’d cried!

 

Went to funerals to

 

pay respects to the dead,

 

Many times wishing it

 

was me lying there instead!

 

But you’ve saved my

 

life, and I don’t have time to

 

think of defeat;

 

I’m full of drive and

 

positivity now thanks to the love

 

of my life…, her name

 

is Kie if by chance you should

 

ever meet!

 

the most precious of

 

gems!  I ain’t lying, that’s what

 

you are to me!

 

And that’s not hard for

 

me to say, because I’m

 

comfortable with

 

admitting, that although as a couple

 

we are one…, most

 

certainly, “you are the best part of me!”

 

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If I (dedicated to my true love)

Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2011 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

IF

 

Written By: Tony Wade

 

Dedicated to: Kiexiza Rodriquez                   

 

IF…,

 

If you ever doubt that we were meant

 

To be;

 

If the rough times leave you pondering

 

What you actually thought you saw

 

In me;

 

AND IF…,

 

you ever get that feeling like you’re

 

Alone,

 

And you feel I’m too far away from you

 

To even reach by phone;

 

AND IF…,

 

The love you felt from me in the beginning

 

seems to have diminished in any way;

 

and you feel that when you speak, I have

 

no interest in what you have to say;

 

AND IF…,

 

You ever feel I don’t care about what makes

 

You happy,

 

Or you think my mind tends to wander to

 

The woman next door who batted her eyes at

 

At me;

 

AND IF…,

 

You feel I don’t tell you I LOVE YOU enough

 

Anymore,

 

Because I don’t find you exciting and consider you

 

To have become a bore;

 

AND IF…,

 

You believe you’re losing me because I complained

 

That we don’t seem to be making love like we use to,

 

And you don’t seem to be doing the things you use

 

To do;

 

IF…,

 

You feel like you will end up unlucky in LOVE

 

Once again…,

 

Let me put your mind at ease:

 

You are my heart;

 

You’re the air I breathe and the song I sing;

 

You bring life and sunshine to my dreary day,

 

You make me feel like when you speak, I can trust

 

In everything you say;

 

And girl… let me tell you, you satisfy me in EVERY

 

WAY!

 

Your love for me is unmatched,

 

And the master plan that was set for us from the

 

beginning of time has yet to be unhatched!

 

I believe in you, and all you do!

 

You complete every aspect of me;

 

You are my personal angel sent from heaven

 

Just for me!

 

I will never go so far that you aren’t able to get

 

to me!

 

And baby, if anyone can make it through the tough

 

times, we’ve proven that we can!

 

You could never bore me because I fell in love with

 

You for who you are,

 

Not who I hoped you’d eventually be;

 

I need you to be who you’ve always been,

 

because as that woman, this life’s test we are bond to win!

 

I’m not any of those men in your past who never saw

 

the Value and Potential in you;

 

I’m here to give you the LOVE and RESPECT that I

 

Know you are well overdue.

 

From this point on, you don’t have to feel that pain

 

Anymore!

 

I’m here to be what you need and require;

 

No more weak ass men for hire who demand to be called sire!

 

Here I am, standing in front of you, waiting for you to realize

 

that I was made for you, equipped with everything you need!

 

I LOVE you…, pledge my LOVE to you from this point on!

 

Trust me when I say you’ve found your FOREVER LOVE in me!

 

I live to protect and guard your heart, kiss, hold, pamper,

 

adore, and LOVE you, and be what you need me to be.

 

 I need you to know that from this point on…,

 

I’m here for you till the end, and that’s how I desire it

 

To be;

 

So you no longer need to use the word “IF” with me.

 

 

 

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