DEAD ROSES x Coming 2016

I first took to poetry in high school. It started off as a class assignment & quickly grew into one of my favorite forms of expression. A little less than a year ago I started sharing my pieces on my social media accounts. It didn't take long for me to see how much people enjoy reading them. Since then people have been asking me to publish my work. Which led to me wanting to create something amazing. It is with great joy that I announce the coming of Dead Roses. It'll be a compilation of short poetry pieces. This work of art will revolve around my all time favorite emotion: LOVE. There's a dark rawness to love that I want to highlight. Which is why I chose the title to be what it is. Roses are a universal symbol for love; but even roses die & change color with time. This does not mean that they seize to be beautiful. It just means we must accept the changes that have been brought forth with time. Which is an amazing experience in itself.

I will be sharing more details with you all as they come clear to me. I am currently working day & night with an incredible team trying to make this a reality for us all. We are certain that we will be launching the publication in the first quarter of the year 2016. Other details are being finalized as I type this post. Once again, thanks for your constant support.

To get a taste of what is to come, follow my official Instagram & FaceBook pages.


Words From Another World

If you follow me on social networks, I'm sure you've been seeing these "quotes" being shared around. Many have been asking me if they are mines, and where do I get them from? Well... Yes, they are mines and they come from my mind. That's the simple truth. I'm inspired by life and all that goes on around me. As an artist, I keep my eyes and ears open. Always searching for inspiration. I've shared a lot of myself through my photography and art projects. But there is more to me than meets the eye. Growing up, I constantly used the pen to express my feelings and views. Whether it was by creating an illustrations or poems. Add me on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with my creations. Feel free to share my work on your accounts.

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When I Was Blind (Spoken Word)

Back when I was blind I didn't mind all the confusion. 
I was blind to the fact that I was living an illusion.
During school I focused in almost all my classes, 
And believed almost everything I saw through my glasses. 
History class? My favorite! It became a memory game. 
Remember the date of the War, the name and who was to blame. 
I would sleep with no worries and dreamed of being famous. 
Of course that was before I even knew what fame is. 
I looked forward to the future and use to plan all my days out. 
Now I just live for the moment and see how it all just plays out.

Back when I was blind I believed in our President. 
Called myself an American and even felt like a resident. 
I was proud of our Military System 'cause I grew up cold hearted. 
Now I'm just shocked at all the Wars we started. 
If you would have asked me back then, I would've said I'm Puerto Rican. 
As far as my native tongue? It was the Spanish I was speaking. 
But then I read a few books and began to realize,
that throughout my whole life I been living real lies.

My people were conquered by the Spaniards despite our bravery. 
600 years later and we still living up slavery. 
The French did the same thing to the Haitians. 
So did England and Portugal with every other nation. 
We adopted their language, culture and everything else with it. 
Now we so brain washed we won't even admit it. 
The truth? I spit it, but they still don't see it 'cause they really aint looking.
Meanwhile, I'm overwhelmed with the smell of what the Government is cooking. 
It's really kinda obvious; it doesn't take a scientist. 
It barely took a spark just to spark up my interest.

Back when I was blind I did not respect the Most High. 
Just chilled in ciphers, trying to be the most high. 
I watched T.V. all day; no work, all play. 
It’s a Yes for Bob & No way for Jose. 
But I'm grateful for the truth, which I learned little by little. 
Born dumb but I'll die smart 'cause I was found somewhere in the middle. 
So from here on I'll bow down with my head towards Earth, 
and pray only to he who knew me before birth.