Tuesday, December 29, 2009

More than...

The more I think about you, the more I feel you
The more I feel you, the more I pray for you
The more you need me to wait, the more I will wait for you
Heart focused on what tomorrow holds
Not concerned with enhancing the flesh but more my soul
Immortality is the goal
Mortality is the way, the truth and the life
Morality is a lifestyle when I am blessed with my wife
The need to be loved fulfilled with a vow and a kiss
Honeymoon bliss
Making sure we do everything in our power to keep the 'honey' in the moon
Keeping each other in check so the lusts of the flesh will not consume
Understanding is the path
You do the math
The more we relate the more we can create
The more we hope the more we can cope
More than conquerors
More than lovers
More than friends
More than companions
Together we are just simply more than whatever...


Tuesday, December 1, 2009


In the midst of all the ugliness in our lives and in this world we found something beautiful together.
Something so beautiful words can't ever begin to describe it in totality.
For that, I can only say thank you for giving me a chance.
In my eyes you can never be replaced.
I don't wanna replace you.
Anyone else I would honestly be settling for.
I am not sad overall.
I just miss you.
I miss loving you freely with reciprocity.
I truly wanna see you happy.
The selfish part of me wants you to wait for me, but I dropped the ball.
I know for a fact God opened the heavens and personally placed you right before me.
I will forever praise His name for that.
The fact is the real man in me now recognizes I blew my chance at having you.
I mishandled my life in such a way that I ultimately ended up mishandling you.
I will never make that mistake again for two reasons.
One, If you ever took me back, I would not lose you twice.
Two, I don't want to open up to anyone else like that again.
I love you to pieces.
I love you beyond love itself.
I pray for you always.
I pray God moves on your behalf swiftly.
I pray He heals your heart.
I pray He heals mine along the way.
I am utterly devoted to you.
If I can't have you, I will write and recite poems to the memories I have of you.
For those memories are more perfect to me than any other woman could ever measure up to.
I don't wanna give my heart to somebody else because i promised my heart to you.
If you ever choose to receive my love again, it's already yours to redeem.
I'm just happy I could commit my heart to you with all the love I have to give.
I am learning I can still be happy and be alone.
Because if I chose somebody else, they would be ultimately alone as my heart is wherever you are.
If you choose to move on completely the only thing I could do is smile after i weep.
Because all I wanna see is your happiness.
Because my love for you refuses to dissipate.
So I wouldn't hate.
I would congratulate.
And continue to write and recite poems to perfect memories of the purest love I have ever known in my life.
I love everything about you.
Even down to the way you walk.
And your expressions.
If you ever need me,
If you ever wanna come find me,
I'll only be just a poem away...


You are my oxygen
I can't seem to breathe without you
The air I breathe seems incomplete without you in my vicinity
Every second without you seems like hopeless infinity
Suffocation seems imminent
I ask myself how long can my heart survive
Because it feels like I'm brain-dead
And without you I just can't seem to breathe
Like I said
You are my oxygen
I've been trying to locate my pulse
But I truly don;t believe it will return
Until I feel your touch
I can't even conceive to truly love another woman or another woman's love to receive
Becuase they would want the whole soul of me and I wouldn't even be able to offer them a piece of me
Please believe
Because the whole soul of me, after God, belongs to you
So I'm standing here somewhat soul-less without you
Shallowness of breath
I can feel within my lungs the constriction
Life without you is an obvious death conviction
Because like I said
You are my oxygen
So how can I even imagine breathing without you
Loving you is so much deeper than addiction
The way my heart, soul, spirit, mind and body feel for you
So much deeper than my inadequate words and their diction
The place in my heart for you no other woman can even begin to chart
It's like I can feel the raw wounds in the pit of my heart
Shredded from pain's sand-paper-like friction
Vessels, veins and tendons just hanging outside my chest ripped all the way apart
Without you I don't even wanna know what intimacy is anymore
When I lost you it's like every woman walked right out the door
And watched the tail-lights fade away in the distance
No other woman can even begin to fill the void i now feel
I just gotta be real
I miss you
My heart misses you
My heart cries for you
My body yearns for you
My heart dies for you
Along with my pride
It's like my soul has been cracked
And I'm all alone standing off to the side feeling abstract
Somewhat invisible to the rest of the world
Heart open and visible to no-one else but you girl
Hoping one day you'll help me breathe again
Because like I said
You are my oxygen...


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Random Heart-Speak: What is the Point?

If it's not about love what is really the point?
Because it's then and only then our souls and spirits one another can anoint
Me, with your virtue
You, if I take the time to search you
I can see something worthy of my love
You deserve my love simply because you are
And because God made you
And you are somebody's rib
Maybe not mine
But through someone's dark clouds you will one day shine
I believe you would clear my sky up with no hesitation

This piece will be available in its entirety in my forthcoming book, “HeartSpeak- Volume I”.
Stay tuned…

Lo ‘SpokenHeart’ Keys

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Same Day Delivery

Why you

Why not you

Who are you

Is your heart true

Or is this drama

Are you spittin' like a llama

Causing a visit from cousin Karma

Do you feel the swift need to retreat because of returning heat

Emotions all in a blender because what's dished out always returns to the sender

It's funny because Karma is delivered every day

And unlike the postal service, there's no fee for same day delivery.

Just sayin'...

Lo Keys

Random Heart-Speak: Imagination

It's crazy to me how one could tell you about all the amazing attributes they possess

About how cunnilingaly skilled they are, and how much they've been 'blessed'

Or how they could put your heart in arrest mode, rock your world like Depeche Mode

Or how about this

Promised lifetime dedication and eternal moments of bliss sealed with a kiss

Which transform into 'Kiss my ass' when you let your guard down and let 'em hit it

This piece will be available in its entirety in my forthcoming book, “HeartSpeak- Volume I”.
Stay tuned…

Lo ‘SpokenHeart’ Keys

Random Heart-Speak: Live On

We are living in perilous times where genocide is the new form of suicide

Because when you kill somebody for the sake of blatant disrespect you've really disrespected the victims mother, father, sister and brother

And ultimately yourself

For when the smoke clears you should be crying their same tears because we all bleed the same blood at the end of the day

So you've ultimately killed yourself because of the mental suicide of pride, and now where can you hide

Are you truly ready to die like you say in your daily street corner dissertation

Because they're comin'

Are you truly ready to die

Cause when the shells fly from the retaliation drive-by

There's no use in runnin'

Just take your stance like the 'g' you claim to be

You said you ready to die for yours right?

Now is the opportunity to get the famous rep a dead man never remains to see

You died for what you 'believe'

Leaving your mother and others that love you to grieve

Because you were too selfish to just let it ride

So now it's enemy-assisted suicide

Avoidable when you take the time to think about your seed you'll leave behind in need

Not just your money, but your inspiration

So your seed can look up to you and chase heart-felt dreams without hesitation

What is the complication?

Your baby needs you

Your lady needs her gentleman

Your mother needs her son

Your father needs his baby boy, even if he hasn't figured out how to tell you, but patient hope can change that too

Sometimes pain and anger and grief are too much for belief

And death to you seems like the only escape, leaving loved ones with unanswered questions

Emotionally raped

Your casket draped with tears

Maybe they'll be able to leave it open so your face can be touched for one last good-bye

Do words really need to be carried that far

Just for the sake of somebody knowing who you are

I was ready to die

Then somebody cared enough to present me with a perplexing inquiry

'When are you gonna be 'g' enough to just let it ride'

'They're just words right?'

Honor and respect

Are we supposed to hold code to them in a gangsta abode and act like we're gods?

It took almost my life to finally realize the facade

Those words have been twisted so it seems there is validity for unknowingly or knowingly rebelling against 4 simple words

Thou shalt not kill...

I keep reminding myself because strife and conflict make it easy to lose sight

So my prayer is that God grants me the grace to make it right

Because I love my brother

Do you love me?

It's the only way we'll be able to live on...

Lo Keys

Sunday, September 27, 2009

AM Dedication to A Queen

As I begin to flatter your ears with intoxicating words birthed from my fingertips

Just know my only regret is you're not in my presence to enjoy their procession from my two lips

For now I am forced to tickle your fancy with a few quips, maybe some analogies concerning some possible scenes from the chapters of your life

Maybe when you were a little girl, you were an angel in your daddy's world

Maybe he wasn't around and you've been walking with that empty feeling that can only happen when your ears were not filled with the royal, comforting, re-assuring words of a King to his Princess

Either way, God has smiled on you with rays of mercy

Showers of love have rained down from the heavens above

Sometimes taking the forms of storms

But He's always provided shelter and sustenance to keep His princess warm

All blessings are from above, coupled with His consuming love

So whenever you look to the skies with tears in your eyes

Whether they be the product of grief, guilt or glee

When you feel the soothing comfort of a gentle breeze along your beautiful face sent personally from the One who loves you like no other can

You can stand strong and know you are free to be who He made you to be

A Queen

Lo Keys

Random Heart=Speak: Right Now Remedy

I see you are hurting and it bothers me

I know your whole story because I've been there the whole time

I'll release you if you allow me

From the mental confines of your dismantled mind

Broken apart from the unnatural disconnection between you mind and your heart

All the lies your eyes have been saying who could blame you

Love has left you feeling like it's a mystery because all through your history you've seen nothing but hurt and shame for it's name sake

Deeper than failed romance where you've taken countless chances with your heart

New hope constantly shattered like glass against concrete and brick

This piece will be available in its entirety in my forthcoming book, “HeartSpeak- Volume I”.
Stay tuned…

Lo ‘SpokenHeart’ Keys

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Random Heart-Speak: Stuck

I liken you to the North Star, guiding my soul to depths untold
Unfolding like a portrait accented with a frame of platinum I long to behold in the shadows like a weak man wishing he could be strong
Clutching my chest at the thought of just ingesting your fragrance
Sweet tangerines dipped in jasmine
Not for my consumption
Not with the assumption I can taste of your sacred fruit unless you allow me to venture into the depths of your sacred garden
Desiring a pardon from the mental hell that swells to the highest degree of Fahrenheit

This piece will be available in its entirety in my forthcoming book, “HeartSpeak- Volume I”.
Stay tuned…

Lo ‘SpokenHeart’ Keys

Random Heart-Speak: Conversation

Can we talk
Can we go for a long walk
Can I take your hand as we stroll along the sand
Along the way we can catch the sun as he hides himself underneath the horizon
And let the passion of our words consume us under the subtle illumination of the gently rising moon
And listen to the celebration of the stars as music
As they gather to commemorate this Edenic moment of God's choosing
There are things I want to say to you that I have told no other woman
Because I never thought about them till I laid my eyes on you
It's like I can see the words forming in the air

This piece will be available in its entirety in my forthcoming book, “HeartSpeak- Volume I”.
Stay tuned…

Lo ‘SpokenHeart’ Keys

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Random Heart-Speak: Touch

I see you sister

My heart sees and feels you

Walking around in a pain-induced hypnosis

Hypnotized by scandalous lies into believing

Pain, hurt, deception then rejection is all you'll ever be receiving from those who call themselves men

Eyes glazed

Spiritually dazed

Slowly moving to a state of psychosis

From tainted love being heaped on you in huge doses

I'm praying for you

This piece will be available in its entirety in my forthcoming book, “HeartSpeak- Volume I”.
Stay tuned…

Lo ‘SpokenHeart’ Keys

Sunday, August 30, 2009


The need to be is the real need

Free to exist in the midst of the madness of the world as your own light shines abstract to the looming darkness

You are the sun many unknown moments of the day

And like the moon borrows light from the sun to cascade gently across the breaking waves of the ocean

Some borrow from your light essence, hoping to shine like you do

Ultimately failing to realize the impending impossibility

Because the illumination is Simply borrowed

Taking heed to the path of the wind

Do you rise and crash like the waves and the tide

Or do you float and twist like a feather

Or are you Simply tethered to the normal ebb and flow of the blades of grass that never leave the security of their pasture

Do you know where your heart is

Or did you leave so many pieces lying around in various places

During all your wild goose chases

Simply to become the first human alive walking around with confetti in your chest

Ripped to pieces because to be was just Simply not enough

Can you really see

Or are your windows so fogged up from the precipitation of your life

That through frustration you feel the urgent need to Simply pull over and park on the side of the road until the storm decides to let you be...


Free to Simply be calm as the howling winds of change blow down the walls of your soul

And you feel the harshness of the cold air rush through your entire interior

As where there are no walls there are no windows

So what blinds can you use to keep the world from peeking now?

You are Simply naked to the whole neighborhood

Can you deal?

Just Simply be real.




Lo Keys

Random Heart-Speak: Just Some Thoughts

Always blessed
Sometimes perplexed
Many times vexed
Overall, never pressed
Consider myself one of the best
Humility passes tests
Got on my faith vest
Satan bombards with his darts
Express my agony through my art
Heal the world with my art
And heal myself along the way
Sometimes I pray
Sometimes I just say 'Lord help me'
Other times I just hang my head and say 'Sorry'
Sometimes I feel sorry
Most times I feel strong and weak simultaneously
The struggle between the nigga and the gentleman is so intense
I know even God has to sit there in suspense
I'm complex, yet simple
A concrete soldier balanced by a heart that's gentle
But a mind that works too hard sometimes to keep it safely at bay
From all the games the heartless wanna play
Each day that I live
I strive to forgive
Sometimes I wonder what I'm giving for
Sometimes I don't feel like giving more
Sometimes I even wonder what I'm even still living for
Human people do that
Real people do that
Somebody may even have the nerve to judge these words
And even question my mental faculty
Or even write me off as a damaged casualty of the pain of life
Maybe you should try starting over after 8 years of having a wife
Quitting marriage cold turkey and getting thrown back into the single life?
How about drawbacks from flashbacks
Constantly fighting the inward desire to retire and withdraw into a spiritual solitude
But renewing your mind daily to change that attitude
Love is my life
God is my life
I know I can't live without God
And I can't live without love
And love better get UN-used to living without me
Well MY love that is
Whoever she is
Wherever she is
Just saying before you make snap judgments, walk a mile in my shoes
Do you think you could even make it a block down my road?
Just askin'...

Lo Keys

The State of the Nation

The state of the nation is sure evaporation, as the Water of life is slowly drained from the fiber of its foundation, ‘In God we trust…’
And it’s a must to not follow lust as we have been increasingly doing with each passing generation, creating a fertile ground for more frustration as with more lust, there is bound to be more impatience
As we know, this time we live in is ruled by the microwave, thirty-five second slaves, wanting God to continue to bless while we continue to misbehave
I’m just sayin’
Now there is talk of recession, which brings about talks of depression, but my question is this
Is the depression more of our financial position, or depression of our souls, as there has been a huge recession of the morals that built our country, the land of the 'free'?
Free to do what, harm ourselves by creating legislature that allows us to follow our every whim without consequence, because everybody wants an amendment if it supports their own lustful agenda
Placing good values and lustful passions in a blender and pushing the mix button, and then wondering why the state of the nation is straight up confusion, because we don’t listen to our souls anymore but our fickle hearts
Because from our souls are birthed the principals for harmony of life, but that harmony is based on God not turning His back on what we do, but letting you feel the warm rays of His smile on our foreheads as we look up to the sky and ask His approval, but that’s if we even bother to ask instead of getting caught up in the brightness of the sun and the grey skies when the storm clouds roll across the horizon
Therefore losing the true innocent and pure creativity our souls are destined to have, because out of the soul of God the universe was created by speaking a perfect word, coupled with a perfect desire, and because of those words, we can see clearly without having to truly pay attention, for the evidence is all around us if we stand still a moment and see things for what they really are, then we can speak the same way and have the ability to create our own atmospheres, our own nations that can ultimately unite if the harmony is right
There is so much power in our tongues that if unchecked we can destroy ourselves just as fast as we were created, in a matter of just a few words
So think about this before you fix your mouth to utter another word:
How will my words affect the state of my nation?

Lo Keys

WordPlay: Us

New love

True love

Me and You love

Sweet chocolate and turtle doves

Christmas in July

We got our own holiday

Our own island

Both smilin'

Neva wildin'

You understand what I'm sayin' even when I'm silent

You know me

My heart knows you

You stand there

Souls are aware

I don't chase

You don't run

Look to the stars

There we are

New constellation

Heaven-type mutual adoration

Brief asphyxiation if separation

Etertenity til you're back in my presence

Fiending for a hit of your essence

Tall glass

You in it

Long sips

Grip never slips

Don't trip

Foreplay ready

Passion is steady

Forever bliss

Forehead kiss

Lo Keys