Illusions of Bliss

By Jamari Jordan   These false positives continue to persist, or at the very least become a recurring theme. The story of my life has yet to be written, yet I feel like I know the ending.   Seasonal characters trivial conflicts an unfulfilling climax with no resolution.   Fixated on the temporary while ignoring …

Sometimes I Wonder

By Jamari Jordan Sometimes I wonder if I’m capable of love, or at the very least the ability to be content. The dream of happiness sailed away many moons ago. Left in the harbor are even more distant memories and hopes. Sometimes I wonder, what it means to feel, to deafen the silence and to …

Mortal Man

April 5th, 2017   I remember you was conflicted Misusing your influence, And I wish I had that chance But I never had wielded that much power.   Your light shined so bright That it dimmed mine. My rebellious soul, Now your humble, peaceful servant.   Wishes for our future willowed in the wind Desires …

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By Jamari Jordan   I believed in you more than I believed in myself That belief turned into resentment I began to lose myself Blind to every cliche I become   Loving you was the sin I couldn't repent The mistake that couldn't be forgotten You pretended to be there for me And I pretended …

Miss America

By Jamari Jordan   Miss America can I get a second of your time? No one quite admires your beauty and strength quite like I You are quite remarkable in every way But, why don't you feel the same about me?   Why is my voice never heard? My skin may be a little darker, …

Daydreaming

By Jamari   Break from the permanent for 15 seconds of the temporary To get away is to fly and to come back is being shot down.   A place of solace from the gain The alternative method of fate A home for wishes and desires The safe house for one's dreams   Yet, it …

Moment of Silence

By iJ   three words eight letters three equal syllables followed by a moment of silence.   Your heart beats erratically, Mine off its rhythm the same. A pen drop would mimic guns blazing. A sound more pleasant than the continued silence.   Eyes locked, I see it all. Mouths closed, you've said it all. …

odyssey

By Jamari Jordan   Love is a journey and, i am stranded asking for directions i am on the side of the road with a flat while couples pass by in eternal bliss   i am not jealous but, i am confused. How can you give yourself to someone else yet, Still be free   …

The Fall

By Jamari Jordan   I'm not afraid of the actual fall I'm just afraid of the rest of it all Suddenly, you're suspended in the air with nowhere to go No hope remains, just the self-doubt we all seem to know   I don't want to reach for the moon, it's just too far What …