August 26, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Eric Kim



Blanca Alicia Garza



My Voice



My world teeters

but I will not fall


I’m standing here

tall and proud

No matter what

life throws at me


I’m making my own path

with the stones

that I stumble on


Will not follow the crowd


My dreams could be

scattered by the wind

like pieces of a dandelion


But if I can touch a heart

with my words, if I can

make someone think

twice before they act,

then my work wasn’t in vain.


Although I cannot see

the rest of the way,

I keep going, always forward,

stepping strongly, raising dust.


Leaving my mark along the path

Always with my head up

never looking down

Getting up if I fall.


Sowing kindness and love

for if someday I have

to take a step back


I’ll never give up

Holding my dream tight,

It won’t matter if I

make my hands bleed


My writing is my voice

and it will remain

when I’m gone.








A Face in the Crowd



I have many faces to choose from,

so many looks that could fool you;

I can wear a smile when I feel sad,

or a laugh when I want to cry.

I have many faces that can deceive,

some to please those I don’t even know.

I may be silent when I’m screaming inside,

I tire of having to face such unfounded criticism,

but today I choose to wear my own;

my armor on to fend off painful words hurled

as I stand before you so very tall and proud;

I’ll confront this unjust and unkind world.











Blanca Alicia Garza

Blanca Alicia Garza is a published poet from Las Vegas, Nevada.  She is a nature and animal lover and enjoys spending time writing. Some of her poems are published in the new Poetry Anthology, “Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze”, now available at Amazon.com. Other published work can be viewed at: The Poet Community, Whispers in the Wind and Winamop.


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