Thunder

Thunder out loud

Boom is the sound

Scaring the crowd

Boom is the sound

Loud and Proud with the shriek of a thousand claps

Boom is the sound

Thunder pounds the ground

Drops of rain hit the mound

Boom is the sound

Rain that speaks to the Earth’s pain

Heat rises to cause the wind to blow and waves to crash

Lightning flashes across the sky

The rain mimics the tears from my eyes

What a frightening and invigorating sound

When the thunder is loud

Boom is the sound

 

 

Peace and Love,

 

Michael Anthony

 

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The Blind Date

We realized the blind can’t lead the blind…

When I open my eyes I search for your face

It escapes my vision, not quite in my point of view

You aren’t exactly what I hoped for is plastered on both of our faces

You shudder as I inch closer to you and avoid my attempted greet and embrace

This reminds me of the chase but normally both people are in the race

Perhaps this was a mistake plays in my mind like an old record player

It constantly skips the best part

We realize that the blind can’t lead the blind

So I close my eyes and open them again

Hoping that just maybe this time it will be different

Maybe all of my time won’t be annoyingly spent

I’ve gotta stop letting my friends set me up on these things

As that thought crosses my mind, my phone rings

Sigh. This is an emergency and I’ve gotta run

Dodged a bullet, now I can go have some real fun (Netflix and leftovers)

 

 

 

 

Peace and Love,

 

Michael Anthony

 

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Time

When the clock begins to tick and tock

Things around the world turn to rock

Oh, stop time for you’re going too fast

I want to make this life last

I wish to take journeys not yet seen

Oh, time your insolence is so mean

Time is leaving me now

As it waves its hands, I begin to smile

Then I drown my hopes and fears in the endless sea of time

Is my time up?

Touching Individual Moments Every-day

Time has made me whole

Even though I hear pestilential cries

I hold my head up high

For in the nick of time again

I’ve been saved from this endless troublesome time of sin

Time, you change your ways so much

You work against me and then for me

Time, what I am afraid of and what I fear

Is when the time is no longer here

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

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Can We Start Over?

Can we start over? Can we begin again?

Has my light shown itself to sin?

Where are you? Where is my trust in you?

Who in the hell do you think you are?

To come into my life and try to leave a mark.

To lie to me, to cry to me.

If this is love then I want a refund

It’s no longer fun, it’s no longer us.

Where is the trust?

Where is the person I thought I knew?

The person I could tell anything to.

The person that never judged me but instead trusted me, loved me and held me.

Where is this person?

You asked me, Can we start over?

Shit, I don’t know.

Can you take back the lies or the tears I had to cry?

My hope for us and my hope for you is that we can try.

The trust we had I no longer pursue.

Can we start over? Can we begin again?

Have I shown my light to you again?

Has my light shown itself to sin?

 

 

Peace and Love,

 

Michael Anthony

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P.s. This is art and does not reflect a current moment in my life.

The Enemy’s Games

Oh how the enemy loves to play their games

Trapping us at the moment when we go insane

For that second or 3, we have given them the power over us

Power over our attitude and actions

Although we can only blame ourselves by letting the enemy get that close

The enemy will go to any lengths and that is what hurts the most

No matter the detriment no matter the cost

The enemy plays with our minds and our hearts

Attempting to scramble them and tear us apart

Why do we give this power to someone we don’t know?

Are we afraid to give the power back to ourselves?

Be strong in the times that the enemy perceives us as weak

All we can do is pray that the hand doesn’t land on the other cheek

Pray that the mistakes the enemy catches us in, won’t destroy our joy

Pray and decide to never let the enemy win again

Oh how the enemy loves to play their games

They won’t win this time

I have the upper hand, the royal flush, the ace in the hole

Enemy, you won’t win my soul.

–Michael Anthony

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Rocky Bridges

Can We Make it Across?

Tumbling stones slamming against the trail that we attempt travel.

Journeying through this mountain together understanding that there will be some obstacles in our path.

We come across a bridge that tests our strength and balance.

Can we make it across? What is it that stops us from trying?

Is it fear?

Fear of knowing that if we try we won’t succeed or fear that we will.

You have to try because we can’t keep playing around on these rocky bridges.

Peace and Love

Michael Anthony

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Falling For You

Falling for you was easy but falling wasn’t the plan.

A Plan to fly and float failed.

A realization that I couldn’t fly or float if I wasn’t willing to fall.

You have shown me love that works for me.

Even in the hard times, I recognize the importance of a late night phone call.

What’s better than being able to fly and fall at the same time?

You being in my arms and I in yours recalling how life was before we had it all.

Falling for you feels like fountains flooding with love.

Love flowing through and in between mountain peaks.

Lead me to your fountain so that my love can flood you.

Falling for you, falling fast, falling forever.

Happy Valentine’s Day!! Spend time with the one(s) you adore. ❤️😉

Peace and Love

Michael Anthony

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Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 01.28.2018

Now that all the ” Happy New Years” are out of the way, I can finally get back to maintaining focus on my goals…

Here I am, it’s almost the end of a new month of the new year and I feel something just not exactly clear on what. Now that all the “Happy New Years” are out of the way, I can finally get back to maintaining focus on my goals. Although I’m not exactly where I want to be in my career or in the career I want exactly, I am grateful to have a career at all. Wow, where does the time go? I’m sitting here thinking of all of the exciting things I want to do, not just this year but in general. With all these goals and things I want to achieve, I don’t know where to place my thoughts. I’m figuring out an organizational tool that works for me but now it’s about making the time to actually get those things completed. January has been … an interesting month, nothing crazy and nothing bad… just interesting.

This month has given me a few smiles and jolts of energy but it’s up to me to bring that positivity back in my life. Work trips and turnover in my team, you know the normal stuff has me searching for ways on how to deal with these unwanted obstacles in my life. However, I believe that I’ve found a solution to it. I’m learning how to appreciate it and to deal with it because it could be worse and it has been worse before. Some days I feel … I feel… peace because I believe I deserve it. I have to become better at maintaining it, I have to achieve it even when life tries and present me with nothing but chaos. Health, mastery of where I am now, peace with myself and my significant other, and the push to constantly strive for more are continuing goals going forward.

 

Let me know how you’ve been so far this month. Comment, like, and share!

 

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

Unanswered

You say that you want to change?Release yourself from the chains? Free your mind from the pain? Release your body from the strain? Then why does this plague you so? What does it benefit you if you choose to not let it go? What peace could you know ? Have you asked yourself these questions? Have you learned these lessons? Or are you still waiting to answer them?

Michael Anthony

#ThankfulThursday

They are not measured by material things…

Thankful, for my blessings. They are not measured by material things. Instead the intangible blessings God gives me everyday. That is what I am grateful for.

Thankful, for my family. Loved ones that are near and far. Friends that are still here and those that are no longer friends. I am thankful for the ability to love my enemies.

Thankful, for my spirit. It is at peace with the things that I cannot control and longing for more power to change the things I can. Strength to travel a journey that has been trotted before but gain new insight and experience.

Thankful, for God. He is my everything and the reason of Thanksgiving.

Peace and love to you and yours this holiday,

Michael Anthony