Music Moves Me

Today

I danced

And sang in my car

on my way to get an oil change

Before work

and

I don’t care who saw me

Music moves me by Robert Rodriguez. July 16, 2018. 8:00PM

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They will try to break you

There’s always

At least one at work

Who tries to make life difficult

They push and push

No matter how hard they try

Whether it requires talking back

And holding my ground

Or smiling

Staring silently

It will always make them

As uncomfortable

As they try to make me feel

They will try to break you by Robert Rodriguez. July 16, 2018. 11:13AM

Manhood

Mentioned

I’m at 1%

So don’t take it personal

If the phone dies

We said our goodbyes

And the battery died

The second after hanging up

Moments like this rarely happen

Between two men

A plethora

Of real talk

About insecurities

And experiences

Of how those

Normally held to the chest moments

Affect us and others

And how there has been

Coming of age

Liberation

In sharing

Ourselves to the fullest

Even if it’s only

To a select few

Manhood by Robert Rodriguez. July 13, 2018. 10:35PM

Aspirations

They don’t want us to dream

Because dreams lead to hope

Hope leads to believing

Believing leads to action

Action leads to success

Success leads to making a difference

Making a difference leads to teaching

Teaching leads to education

Education leads to knowledge

Knowledge leads to seeing

Seeing leads to opening minds

Opening minds lead to more and more

Dreams

And they don’t want us to dream

Just ask MLK

And the minds and eyes he opened

They don’t want us to dream

Because dreams lead to revolutions

Revolutions mean a coming together

Coming together gives us strength

They don’t want us to dream

Because dreams give us power

The power to believe

The power to make a difference

And discover what’s possible

For all

Not just a select few

They don’t want us to dream

So they put us down

Create doubts that we have what it takes

They don’t want us to dream

Because there is power in dreams

They don’t want us to dream

Do it anyway

Do it anyway

Aspirations by Robert Rodriguez. June 22, 2018. 4:07AM

Because we have Dignity

They call us animals

Because we flee poverty

To pursue opportunity

They call us animals

Because we work hard

And are willing to do

What they think they are above

They call us animals

Burros, donkeys, asses

We are not

Although we do work our tails off

They call us animals

Because we’re scrappy

Because we’re strong

Because we fight to live

They call us animals

They call us animals

They call us animals

Because we want a better life

For ourselves

Our future

Our kids

Because we have dignity by Robert Rodriguez. June 20, 2018. 12:00PM