I know you’re somewhere near, the birds chirp, I hear you here.
Your love fulfills me still, I feel your warm embrace, nonetheless it’s imperceptible.
To look for you, is what you said, “you need me, I’ll be there.”
I believe it, but at time’s I’m not too confident.
I pray to you today, but just like god, sometimes I question if you could hear me anyway…
Then something shows me that you can, situations resolve, opportunities present, and thats when I know, that was from my angel, heaven sent.
I know you’re somewhere near, but your not present here.
The void is present still, it lingers in the air.
That feeling in the gut, I hear about other deaths, and I still resígnate.
I don’t mean to make it about me, but dam it, I still miss my best friend.
Recovery is still miles away…
I can’t let go, the pain haunts me in the flesh.
I need to hear your voice, advice and punishments.
Or just a simple joke, laughing without withholding tears and feeling any pain.
Oh what I would do, for an annoying call from you, I’d love to role my eyes because the ringing won’t barricade.
Give you some attitude because you won’t stop questioning.
“How are you? How do you feel?”
Always wondering if I had ate.
The simplicity and sincerity behind those concerns, why didn’t I appreciate?
I know you’re somewhere near, yet, I wish you were just a call away.
Si estás viva/o ya avanzaste.
Hello Dear WordPress Followers,
I’d to take this moment to thank you all for reading my work, for being fans of what I write and believe in since I created my blog.
I’d also like to address that I’m working on writing more this year, expanding my words to touch more lives, and to share that I have some new and fun exciting project ideas on the way!
I’ve decided to create a “Professional Instagram” page, were I’d like to expose my poetry, quotes, short stories, advise through my knowledge, and display my soon to come videos or audio recordings!
I hope you all will follow and join me in this exciting journey!
Instagram: Kbeautifulmind__ (those are two _ _ )
Thanks y’all! I’m excited!
Ladies and Gentlemen… my first book is now up for sale! 🤷🏻♀️
I don’t know what to think, I honestly feel like I need to barf (tmi) BUT really… 🤢
I wrote it and self published it, and it’s something so intimate and personal that I don’t know what it will represent… 😳
But, I’m proud and I’m ready! 💁🏻💖
Get your copy at: https://www.createspace.com/6684982
#yupthereitis #firstbook #getyourcopy #intimacytopublicity #yasearmó #selfpublishing #selfpublished #checkoutmyblog #kbeautifulmind #twoyearslater
The pretty, pretty box you most definitely would have loved.
You didn’t pick it out, but I knew when I saw it that the colors, the shape, and the image imprinted represented the perfect place for your ashes to rest.
I look at the picture of us on the wall to the right of the box.
What I’d give to have you here again.
I close my eyes, tears begin to run down…
I allow the moment to take me back to that day.
I remember the garden like it was yesterday, the leaves were beginning to fall off from many of the trees.
The oranges we picked were so delighting to taste.
The wind was the perfect breeze, it was a chilly day but the sun was shinning and it helped keep us warm enough.
The laughs, the annoyance with the boys not wanting to take pictures anymore, and the shit talking we all did to each other.
“Just like super models…” said the photographer, and we gave each other a funny face and laughed.
You with that shy smile, and me with my perky giggle.
I miss you.
I miss bugging you for pictures.
I miss your laughter.
Your shy smile.
Your ridiculous jokes.
I miss your accent.
I miss your shit talking.
“Why you smile? Is not funny!”
I miss it all.
I miss taking care of you.
I wish I would have done it sooner, better.
Heck, I even miss rubbing your feet one thing I dreaded growing up…
“Please, I am tired, I had a long day.”
“Ugh, fine but just FIVE minutes.”
I even miss fighting with you.
I want to fight with you.
Instead of fighting with them…
I want to fight with you.
Instead of fighting to making it through this…
I rather be fighting with you, instead of fighting myself to hold on.
1095 days. 1095 days since you been gone, and I’d give anything even just to fight with you again.
“Congratulations on all your great efforts and accomplishments… I’m so proud of you. I’ve always believed in you girls…”
“I am a changed man,” he said…
“I’d like to apologize for anything I might have said…
I’d like to apologize “if” at any time, I hurt you, girls…”
Oh shit, I am really reading this…
even after all these years you dare to say “If”?
“I am a changed man,” he said…
Oh, you changed? Is that suppose to mean something to me, is that what you’re saying?
Let me back track to my childhood for a bit…
Forget it, I’ve let that rest.
Let me back track to age fifteen… When I believed that “maybe” you deserved a chance…
Forget it, I’ve let that rest.
Let me back track to my freshmen year in college… “You’re dumb, you’ll never amount to anything… the day you die… I’m going to thank god for it.”
Forget it, I’ve forgiven you and also let that rest.
Let me back track to a couple years ago…
You said my mom deserved the sickness she was given, yet she was the one who raised us while she was living…
How does such a warrior deserve such sickness?
Even though I’ve accepted that was her journey, I still have moments when I can’t seem to understand or believe it.
Why is it that the one that did what was right, deserved to go, and the bastard that showed us nothing but hate and violence, deserved more?
And who made you the superior to speak such words?
With time I learned that your words were nothing but words, coming from an ill man who’s own childhood had brought him to this mindset of urge.
The urge to hurt those around him and destroy…
I feel sorry for you, I do. Yet, this is still not a good enough excuse.
So many times I wish you would have been there, and when I grew up I realize how blessed I was to not be so privileged.
Yet, here you are “proud and all” what an “honor”…
Do you really think somehow you deserve to be loved by your daughters?
Do you think you have the right to be proud of MY accomplishments?
“You guys are my only ones always forever?”
Only ones? 26 years later?
I think you must have forgotten, mom was the only one there, you were a no-show…
She worked to die, we never saw her…
But she had to be tough because you weren’t man enough.
Why don’t you do us both a favor and pretend we are dead too.
“I just want to tell you that no matter what happens, you guys will never be dead to me or will stop being my beautiful daughters. Because the day you two were born marks the day that you will forever be my daughters and I will wait forever with open arms…”
Ooohhh, now your arms are open?
I guess you didn’t know that your little girl would grow up to be so strong, so capable, so accomplished, or so admirable…
They say be careful with the things you say, because once you say them you can’t take them back.
Let me back track…
“You’re dumb, you’ll never amount to anything…”
Forget it, I’ve let it rest.
You say you’re proud?
Well, sit back, because I am just getting started.
As I think about my graduation slowly creeping up…
A part of me is excited and I can’t wait, and the other part of me is sad and just wants to get it over with.
To be honest, I’ve been super sad.
I wish my madresita linda could be there for me.
I know, I know… “She’ll be there in spirit!” “She gets the best view!” “She’ll be celebrating from up above!”
As you can see, I’ve heard them all, and I know these are all very true…
But, she won’t be there in physical form.
I can’t actually celebrate with her.
I can’t hug her, kiss her, squeeze her, scream with her, laugh with her, or even take a picture with her.
I can’t hear her saying, “I am so proud of you!”
I can’t, and knowing that just makes me miss her and want her there even more.
This special moment in my life and many others to come will just have to be “sad and happy.”
No matter how much time passes, they will always be bitter sweet.
During this entire emotional roller coaster I’ve been going through since April, one emotion I been sure about since day one is my “pride.”
I am so f&*%en proud!
I am proud that I am finally finishing. I am proud that I am receiving one of three degrees I need to follow my ultimate dream.
I am proud that I over came so much.
I am proud that I did it!
I did it, even after life kicking me to the grown on my ass, I did it.
After heartbreaks, illnesses, tears, cancer, death, grieving, family drama, stress, loss of sleep, hard work, more stress, and at times thinking I couldn’t…
I did it!
and even made honor role, yup you guys read right.
While running a household and dealing with so much more than I could handle sometimes… I made the honor role at, California State University of Dominguez Hills.
How can someone not be proud of these accomplishments?
However, being proud of myself is only a portion of it.
I am proud of my mother.
Mi madresita linda, que tanto lucho y se esfuerzo.
La que llego de indocumentada.
La que lucho, fue fuerte, y nunca se rajo.
and like she said…
“Sufri, pase hambres, y humillaciones. Llore, y asta me quise regresar por que estaba de arrimada. Pero aqui me quede. Y la vida me fregaba, pero yo segui adelante.”
“Asi es que, recuerden me con honor, y pongan se las pilas! Siempre hagan el esfuerzo de seguir adelante. No dejen que nada ni nadien se les ponga en el camino.”
Therefore, she is who I am most proud of.
I am proud of her and honored to have been the daughter of an immigrant guerrera (warrior)!
Anticipating my graduation,