If you allow people to compromise your boundaries, don't expect anyone to respect them. People will only respect your boundaries as much as you do. Without strict enforcement, your boundaries are nothing more than empty words. - M.J. Verdun

Developing a ne…

Developing a new relationship is a process of discovering the unique thoughts, feelings, perspectives, and experiences that are inspired by the unique chemistry between two different people. A relationship is a process of DISCOVERING your compatibility with someone. It's not meant to be a scripted ritual that is governed by the norms of one's culture, … Continue reading Developing a ne…

Walk Away…and Believe

If the person that you love is unwilling to appreciate who you are and everything you do for them, and you've given them a clear understanding of what you need and ample opportunity to give it to you, then they have proven themselves to be unworthy of you. They have proven that they care far … Continue reading Walk Away…and Believe


How could you so easily fit into the missing spaces of my easily massaging the ghost limbs that have long since been cut away? And just like an amputee, I often get misty sensations from nerve endings that are no longer wired up to the ole network. You are the great brown hope, with … Continue reading Untitled

Selfish Indiscretion

[Written in 2002 after discovering that I was in love with a girl who was already engaged] If I hadn`t been stealing time from whom it was entitled; thinking it was free to have, unaware I had a rival Maybe if sensations shared had not been shared with him, the way we sinned would be … Continue reading Selfish Indiscretion

Heartless Hero

[Inspired by the love I left behind in September of 2004, four days into my first deployment to Iraq as an Active Duty U.S. Marine] As far as I've come to this far off land From the world of concrete jungles to this world of sun and sand In preparation of this mission my mind … Continue reading Heartless Hero

Dream Girl

Poems have been written, wars have been waged, songs have been sung, and coups have been staged…all inspired by the passionate love for a woman.  It’s hard for me to imagine living in a world in which the only way to communicate with the person I love is face to face or through a hand written … Continue reading Dream Girl