I found myself

But I lied to myself

So I changed my mind

Changed my skin

Just to stay alive


Kiss Me

She asks If my heart is still beating

I’m so lost I have to ask her

To kiss me by the riverside

To keep it beating

This Shadow

See this shadow running over me
Holding my demons
Holding my truth
Clutching and grasping on every inch of me
Refusing to let go like cancer
Run as fast as you may
But it will always catch up to you
Because this shadow is really you
(Jesse Abundis)

Your Humanity For Sale

They call you slave
Never by your name
Just a part of their little game
Keep you in shame
Keep you in place
Take what makes you human and make everything a disgrace
Shame on you if you speak
Shame on you if you try to break away
Shame on you for seeing the value in yourself
Shame on you for not wanting to bow
That’s the rules
That’s the dance we’ve entered with these fools
Every dollar you make
Another pint of blood they will take
(Jesse Abundis)

What We Leave

Possessions come and go
Money Burns
Bitterness and anger floats away as we die
What we leave are the words and the seeds we plant in those young minds
Do we break them from the chains that held us down
And let them be free
Or do we let them down
And let them repeat what we’ve been forced to see, forced to be, come to terms that man is not meant for peace.
(Jesse Abundis)