My Poem “All in”

No matter what I do,
no matter who I meet,
I jump into everything
with all my heart
and with both feet...
I have always believed that sometimes
you need to either go all in, or go home -
because life needs to be lived
not waited for like a phone call...
no matter what has happened,
no matter what I have done,
I have lived a life of laughter and fun,
with some people who might
never again look my way
and may even choose to cross
a busy street just so they don't run into me...
I have walked, I have ran,
I have flown, and I have fallen -
but no matter what life has thrown at me,
and no matter what people have put me through,
if my time on Earth were to end tonight
then I could honestly say that I have had a ball...
no matter the smiles, no matter the tears,
no matter the denials, no matter the fears -
I hope people who have danced with me
will remember forever where and when
we had our moments to shine in our own spotlight,
and remember that there were times
when everything felt like a dream
because our shared moments
were better than we could have imagined...
everybody who gives something of themselves
knows that they will never recieve
in return anything close to the energy
and the love that they once gave to someone else -
but sometimes in life you have to gamble,
you have to show that you do not flinch,
and you have to show the hand
of cards that you have been dealt
and go all in.

My Poem “The Comeback Kid”

He had been hurt...
He had been cursed...
He had learned the hard way
that some things are not meant to last -
but people who truly knew Him
always believed and expected
that He would one day make a comeback...
He had felt turned inside-out...
He had felt used and worn-out...
He had been attacked on every side,
He had been thought to have been defeated,
He had been left wounded
and scarred from His experiences -
but the people who had thought Him
easily destroyed always got a shock
when He rose again like the sun
and found a way to close the distances...
some people would rather discount fate
and mistakenly believe that life is all a series of coincidences,
but His interactions had taught Him otherwise -
which is why He always trusted His senses...
He had been deceived...
He had been non-believed...
He had been thrown to the side
like a piece of litter from a car window -
but what some people do not know
or realise
is that He never forgets and He always remembers
every thing and every face
that He has been shown...
He has spoken; He has listened...
He has been broken;
He has been awakened
to the good and the bad
of what others and He himself did...
He has felt burned -
physically, as well as in effigy;
but, do you know what?
He does not regret the fact that He has lived...
He is many things -
but one thing that He likes about himself,
and what some people have said
that they admire about Him,
is that no matter what happens
He will always be The Comeback Kid.