Your heart 

Your heart Beats within you 

Even before you 

Beautiful you 

Take your first breath 
To you 

To you, it may feel fragile 

It may feel as if it has 

broken into a million little pieces 

A thousand times over 
But your heart 

It beats 

It beats strong 

Never resting 

From that moment 

Before you are here 

Before your first breath 

Until your very last breath 
Your heart 

Though it may feel 

As if it has been torn 

Every which way 

Is still beating 

Pumping life 

Into your veins 
Your heart 

Is yours 

Follow it

Always… 
-B. 

10-9-17

Never Forget

I still remember this day As clear as the sky is blue 

Like it happened yesterday 
I was in middle school 

In 7th grade 

12 years old 

Sitting in English 

I remember 

My teacher 

She turned on the tv 
After that it seems like time skipped 

Like time jumped 

From moment to moment 

From fear to fear 
We were rushed out of her class 

Then we were in the big hallway, bear the entrance 

Full of panicked mothers and crying children 

I was scared, crying 

I didn’t know much about the geography of the city 

I only knew my favorite uncle was in the city 

My mind was racing and all these people were around us 

Then my neighbor came for my sister and I 

Not my mother, she was there, she drove their to help

My fears grew worse 
Finally we were home 

From that day, and for a long time 

All we could watch, was the news 

What they showed us on replay 

Over and over 

Images 

Never leaving our minds 

Burned into us 

Forever 
The lost souls 

Forever mourned 

The sworn vengeance 

The tragedy that brought together a nation 
Today

I remember 

I never forget 

This is for the lost 

Who will never be forgotten 
-B. 

9-11-17