Best of Me

Image from My Hero Academia

*Note: “Impossible? Hold my sanity, it’s going to get really interesting.”

I believe in you writer…let’s see what you got!

I have a dream (I have a dream)
That’s all I need (That’s all I need)
I’ll make it happen with some work and belief
Know what I want (Know what I want)
So I’ll take it on (I’ll take it on)
I’ve made mistakes but mistakes make you strong

Let’s break it down for a minute
I want the crown, I’m gon get it
You hear me loud, man, I’m winning
Yeah, Charley Sheen would be grinning
These ladies know that I’m sinning
And this is just the beginning
I’m closing in the ninth inning
There ain’t no point in resisting

Livin’ life like a dream
Live it right that’s the theme
Every night got a team
Mobbing tight to the scene
Out on stage, hear ’em scream
Okay, this is the dream
And I prayed as a teen
One day it’d be me
If I want it then I get it
Head down, don’t regret it
Push myself to the limit
If I play it, then I win it
I’m just saying, I’m just living
For today, for a minute
I don’t stay, I just visit
Have no shame, I’ll admit it, yeah

They lookin’ right at me
To see if I succeed
To see if I believe
They looking up to me

They want the best of me now
Best of me now
Best of me now
Best of me
They want the best of me now
Best of me now
Best of me now
Best of me
They want the best of me now
Best of me now
Best of me now
Best of me

And I won’t rest in peace now
Rest in peace now
Rest in peace now
Rest in peace now

They want it now
They want it now
They want it now
They want it now
They want it now
They want it now
Oh damn, if they want it now, they got it now

I swear to god, man, I’ma make it soon
Silence all the haters as they see us making moves
I do what I want, so I got nothing to prove
Stayin’ motivated teaching others what to do

I’m staying focused
My mind is open
They start to notice
That I’m in motion
There is no potion
You’re not just chosen
It takes devotion
To stay composed, man

Never stop, never stall
There ain’t no time to fall
Try to live, get it all
You got one life to ball
Thinking big, never small
‘Cause you gotta want it all
When you finally get that call
You get ready take it all

I don’t need a handout
I already standout
Startin’ to advance now
Ready to expand now
You don’t have a chance now
‘Cause we’re in demand now
Make it by the grand now
Feelin’ in command now

They lookin’ right at me
To see if I succeed
To see if I believe
They looking up to me

They want the best of me now
Best of me now
Best of me now
Best of me
They want the best of me now
Best of me now
Best of me now
Best of me
They want the best of me now
Best of me now
Best of me now
Best of me

And I won’t rest in peace now
Rest in peace now
Rest in peace now
Rest in peace now

They want it now
They want it now
They want it now
They want it now
They want it now
They want it now
Oh damn, if they want it now, they got it now

Please don’t say it…

An empty world
an empty space
when you walked in
all that changed.
I’ve never felt so ashamed
for locking up my love in the first place.

Please don’t say you love me—
you know I already can’t.
Fighting temptation with all my heart
when you look at me like that.
Please don’t let it change
our oh so different paths…
Because if you say you love me,
then I’ll probably not say it back.

With a quick glance
while you walk by,
I show you my smile
and not what I truly hide.
I won’t admit I’m petrified.
But I’ll try to show it to you…next time.

Please don’t say you love me—
you know I already can’t.
I’m tempted with all my heart
when you look at me like that.
Please don’t let it change
this oh so complicated fact…

Because
if you say, “you love me”,
then I know
I’ll say it back.


Quick note: What caught my attention was the boy’s shadow. I tried to write from the girl’s perspective.

(taken from Pinterest: boredpanda.com)

The song: “Please don’t say you love me” by Gabrielle Aplin inspired this poem

Colorfully sound

In a world of black and white,

one does not need to see color—we can feel and hear it.

An artist,

can harness everything—even for a brief moment.

Emotions from words

can paint our worlds.

A collaboration

of ingenuity and imagination

can be a lyrical creation.

Here’s to the Gambler

He taught me to hold’em.
Scolded me for fold’in.
We knew how to walk away
and knew where to run.
It wasn’t bout the money
while drinking at the table.
It’s just the Rookie and the Gambler
when all was said and done.


A tribute to Kenny Rogers.

I was going to try and write a spin-off to his song, ‘The Gambler’ but decided against it because I didn’t want to ruin this great piece.