“42”

Life is a lot like baseball.

Growing up is basically like being in the minor leagues.

That is where you learn how to play the game.

That is where you learn the basic rules.

That is where you sharpen your skills.

It is where special bonds are created and formed.

By the time you reach the age of adulthood,

You are expected to perform at your best,

Because now, you are in the major leagues.

From here, you will either rise to be a star,

Or fall hard like a foul ball into the right field stands.

This will be my 42nd season,

And I must admit, I have enjoyed every last minute of it.

Nothing in life will ever be perfect,

But nothing says we can’t have fun and live each day to our best ability.

So here’s to another amazing season, cheers!!

 

©Mauricio Rincon       ®Skeletal Abstract        2019

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“Alone”

Jessica, you and I started out as just friends.

Then in time we became a couple.

I could always talk to you about anything.

You would listen and give me comfort.

Then we broke up, made up, and became homie lover friends.

We shared everything, our dreams, our thoughts and our fears.

But then you walked away and now I’m all tears.

You left me alone.

Alma, when you and I reconnected,

I apologized for all the shit I had put you through back when we were together.

You forgave me and said it’s in the past.

In a short time, we became close friends.

You even gave me advice about Jessica.

Told me to give her time,

That she would come back.

You didn’t have to be there for me,

But you stood by me like a true friend.

You were my shoulder to lean on,

And then just like that…

You passed away and left me alone.

Now, I find myself in an emotional state.

Filled with love, anger and hate.

But the dreaded loneliness is powerful.

I don’t have anyone to talk to.

I feel abandoned, forgotten.

My life has spun out of control and why?

How did this happen?

Do I deserve this much pain and sorrow?

Only God knows the answer…

But for now, I’ll deal with being alone.

©Mauricio Rincon ®Skeletal Abstract 2018

“In Memory Of Alma Hernandez”

I’m at a loss…

Words can’t describe.

My heart is broken.

I can’t stop the tears…

I’m angry,

What the fuck Alma?!

Why did you have to go so sudden?

My dear, sweet friend.

Thank you for being true.

Thank you for being the realest.

Thank you for your words.

Thank you for listening.

There will never be another like you.

I just hope you are in a better place.

Make sure to crank up the music,

Turn up Amy Winehouse on full blast!

Make the angels sing along with you.

Tell Stan and my grandparents I said hello.

Give them all a big hug for me.

Watch over me, all of you.

Your memory will live on with me.

Your life will be celebrated.

I will never forget you.

Rest in peace, heaven has a new angel.

©Mauricio Rincon  ®Skeletal Abstract 2018

“I Failed”

I had only one job.

That was to keep you happy and by my side forever.

Instead I lost you to someone else.

I realize now that you’ve outgrown me and are out of my reach.

I tried to stay your friend but my feelings for you made it difficult to deal with.

I failed.

Communication is the key to any lasting relationship.

But ours broke down and I don’t even know why or when.

I was blind to the fact that you were not into me anymore.

The question is, “What did you expect to accomplish with your actions?”

Why not just tell me to fuck off?

I failed.

My instinct is never wrong, I knew there was someone else.

But I trusted you and gave you the benefit of the doubt.

Instead you purposely lied and played me for a fool.

Why would you choose to make me believe I had hope?

I guess I failed to win you back.

Like a game of Black Jack, I was all in but lost everything to chance.

I thank you for all that you taught me and for all the years you shared with me.

But like that old NSYNC song, you’re “Gone”.

I’m sorry that I failed you.

©Mauricio Rincon         ®Skeletal Abstract 2018

“Alive”

As I sit underneath the stars

It’s amazing to think,

They’re sending people to Mars!

Which planet does God live on?

Does anyone know?

Are all the planets filled with life

Or are they just there for show?

Questions upon questions…

Answers are infinite.

But to one day see other lifeforms

Yeah, I’m down, I’m into it…

Would they be aliens?

Or would we be the ones?

Would they greet us with hugs

Or an explicit amount of guns?

Peace is just a dream

Or maybe just a thought

Are we truly alone out here?

Nah, I’m thinking that probably not.

© 2018 Mauricio Rincon

“Loyalty”

My gut instinct told me something was wrong,
Then I found out that your loyalty was gone.
Guess our love had been walked out that door,
It left everything thrown on the floor.
No longer will we share,
A love that was never there.
When the moon has lost its light,
And the sun is no longer bright…
No longer will we share,
The love that was never there.

Now that your loyalty is no longer around,
Time for me to pick myself off the ground.
Loving you was all I could do,
But you played me for a fool.
No longer will we share,
A love that was never there.
When you yearn for me at night,
I’ll be gone and out of sight.
No longer will we share,
The love that was never there.

Your only job was to dedicate your life,
And God would of blessed you as my wife.
But all the ugly lies that you fed me,
Is what ended our relationship’s dynasty.
No longer will we share,
A bond that was never there.
When you think of me tonight,
Just know that your decision wasn’t right.
No longer will we share,
What am I saying? You don’t even care.

*Inspired by the song “Mona Lisa” – Wyclef & Neville Bros.

© 2018 Mauricio Rincon

“I’m Not Your Puppet”

I am a Capricorn.

Self-proclaimed King.

Not some stupid little puppet,

Hanging by a string.

Do I really look that dumb?

That I’ll allow you to tug and pull

And dance to the beat of your drum?

Come on, let’s be adults…

Look, I’m not a little toy,

Some object that you can control.

I don’t think this is going to work.

Do I look like a side dish or a sushi roll?

No, because I’m a man with dignity,

Respect me as such.

I really fell for your charm,

A true sucker for your touch.

You almost had me,

Preyed on my emotional state.

Giving me false promises,

Of someday going out on a date.

In all my experience,

I never really had any competition.

But now that I do,

I’m facing some tough opposition.

And I’ve never been one to quit,

But after everything I’ve been through?

I’m done, I’m tired of this shit.

© 2018 Mauricio Rincon