Blast your music

As loud as you want

Eyes on the road

Voice to the sky

I don’t care

Just drive

One destination

One thing at a time

No more juggling

Let computers do the multitask

While I do this

Let the music play

And drive

Eyes on the road

Just one thing at a time

Day #349 SJD © 2021 Segundo Juan Devora. All Rights Reserved.


That look you give

Your eyes focused on me

A grin on the brink of a smile

Cheeks growing with blush

A slight head tilt

As your smile breaks

You feel it and turn to hide your face

Then suddenly you pull the hair covering your face

Put it behind your ear

A brief look down and then back at me

A slight giggle, just as you start to speak

I know this is the moment

Where all your lies begin

Day #348 SJD © 2021 Segundo Juan Devora. All Rights Reserved.


Lost in questions

Lead by rage

Fueled by anger

Where am I in all of this

Poisoning myself with everyone’s views

Tasting everyone’s hate

It drains me to live fueled by destruction

Words clogged in my mind

Streets stained with blood

Cruses coming from both sides

Who’s right, who’s wrong

When will we have a truthful moment

Not a moment of perspective

I stopped into to take a breath

This is suffocating the joys of life

Left with only the negative

What a world we live in

When only the negative has our attention

How do I let go of it?

How do I stop wandering?

We are all fools who are utterly wrong

Still we’ve chosen this to be or last stand

This to become the mountain upon which we die

Day #347 SJD © 2020 Segundo Juan Devora. All Rights Reserved.


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Pain makes us choose

Mistakes make us doubt

Loss makes us remember

Too many thoughts

Some people are often forgotten

Frustration causes stress

Forcing us to search for answers,

Either in the stars,

In the past

Or in the Gods

We’ve lost

We’ve forgot that we are human

Not suits, nor uniforms, nor labels

We are human

We’ve forgotten how to be human

Wondering purposelessly

Trying to find our way

With no light

No direction

No plan

We will remain lost

Yelling with no one to help

Until our throats bleed

Trust has faded

Whose’s left

Ourselves

We will be alone

All because we forgot how to be human

Day #346 SJD © 2020 Segundo Juan Devora. All Rights Reserved.


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Don’t know about this news

Figured it would never come

You weren’t someone I worried about

Took your punches and kept moving

Didn’t complain in the moment

Only while drinking

Life was life, what can you do

We be your famous last words

Just the way you were with me

You genuinely were happy to see me

Spoke your mind

Some were put off

But they didn’t know you

And they will never

I won’t show emotions

To be more like you

I will hold on to hope

That I will see you again

If not now

In the next life

Still, I’m glad I had you in this one

Day #345 SJD © 2020 Segundo Juan Devora. All Rights Reserved.


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Break fast and run hard

Keep pace

Don’t slow down

Life is gaining

Feel it getting closer

Don’t look back

Footsteps echo louder

If it passes you

Run it down

Don’t stop

Legs will hurt

Chest will burn

Sides will feel like punches

This race

Life

Wasn’t meant to be painless

It’s a test

Don’t fail it

Break fast and run hard

Make life need to catch up

Day #344 SJD © 2020 Segundo Juan Devora. All Rights Reserved.


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Easy to forget

That we need someone

Another to be there

Either human or pet

Bringing a balance

Keeping us loved

We are not built for loneliness

Solitude is not the same

In our darkness

It’s that other that brings us to the light

We make more together

Alone we think too much

Find your balance

Don’t let them go

Day #343 SJD © 2020 Segundo Juan Devora. All Rights Reserved.


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Words are incoherent

Clouded at times

Just an array of noises

No clear thought

Searching in the darkness

Afraid of what I might find

Words that elude me

Yearning to say so much

No clue what to say first

Thoughts bombarded

Curled in a corner too much noise to take

Needing help

A direction from where to start

So much at once

Close out the world’s noises

Finally the voices have stopped

Unsettlingly quiet

Silence with no more questions

I don’t know what to say

In my head with nothing

Alone with no thoughts

I want the voices back

Day #342 SJD © 2020 Segundo Juan Devora. All Rights Reserved.


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A little help

Friends help you get by

Lovers help endure

Family helps get back up

How far do we get alone?

With help no way of telling

Life hurts less

With someone to share the story with

Day #340 SJD © 2020 Segundo Juan Devora. All Rights Reserved.

Segundo Juan Devora

Part indigenous from South America, a combat veteran, a writer, a daydreamer and a storyteller; because "No one wants to listen to an old man with no stories."

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