Allow yourself to float away
to go explore, get lost for days
Allow yourself to chase a dream
to look at stars and bathe in streams
Allow yourself to love a heart
to seek a home and create some art
Allow yourself to beĀ alive
to feel the sun and be revived.

Rose Bush


I planted a rose bush
So I may admire
the flowers that bloom
and the love that’s transpired
but from this rose bush
there are thorns that grow
thus, be humble when loving
the entirety of a rose

The Rose

Some see petals

Some see thorns

Some see beauty

In these blossoms adorned.

Some love red

Some love white

Some love yellow

To express what words cannot write

Some give with love

Some give with gratitude

Some give to remind

another of their love’s magnitude

Some look to admire

Some look to receive

Some look to impress

The lost love one wants to retrieve

So “What’s in a name?”

As the Shakespearean quote goes,

“by any other name would smell as sweet”

This name, “we call a rose.”