Thursday, May 16, 2013


I was once filled with wonderful things 
My mom called them dreams and she said one day they’ll come true 
How naive of me at my young age to think that fulfillment would flicker on like a light switch 
Now dreams go unfulfilled because I thought it’d be easy 
Easy to flip the switch when I wanted to 
Now I see the real deal 
Deferred dreams bear fruit ripe for the picking 
All I need is a ladder to reach my destiny 
The rotten, unworthy dreams have already fallen from the tree 
But the good, ripe promising dreams remain 
Holding on strong 
No matter the harshness of the season I go through 
Life keeps moving, fruit keeps bearing 
Hold fast to dreams they only die when you let them 
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2013 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Strong Threads

As the course of our lives was charted 
Who would have ever thought it 
Our lives would intersect so beautifully 
Lovingly entranced 
Devotionally sewn 
Our lives became one that day 
Forces exist that can tear us at the seam 
But our love goes deeper than a single stitch 
Stronger than any single thread 
Our stitches number many 
Our threads are stronger together 
Can ever tear us apart 
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Up All Night

As I stare at the stars dotting the polluted sky 
I think of what happened before 
What could be changed to change our situation? 
Our dreams were deferred the loan company collected what was left of us 
Happiness is borrowed from sorrow 
Helping you appreciate a feeling that isn’t normally felt 
A world of despair awaits the hopeful 
But the ones that gave up claim a temporary bliss 
Till they realize that life is rewarding 
Life includes love 
Although people will display affection at your funeral 
Remember they never gave it to you living 
So fight for life 
Cause death is a bitch that can’t be tamed 
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Nightmares from the Deep

Sometimes I dream of misery 
Despair consumes my unconscious mind and I become lifeless 
I float aimlessly through an empty void filled with the demons of my past 
My future stands but a sliver of a chance but that sliver is enough to combat the pain of the moment 
Nights like this, I cry raindrops that fall to lost souls on earth 
I came apart because I’m torn between life and love 
But they are the forces also holding me together 
My nightmare is as deep as the deepest ocean as spaced as the unknown universe 
Clowns dance on the graves of the unhappy 
Trying to make them laugh in a world that stifles humor 
I’ll always appreciate reality 
Because it’s the only truth I have the luxury of enjoying 
Nightmares from the deep are a common occurrence 
But just once I want a pleasant dream 
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2013