Category Archive for: Creative

Ophelia’s Mijo

by Troy C. Thomas

This time of year for Americans is one of fantasy and folklore. For some it’s Halloween, but for my Mexican family this is the time for honoring and the rememberance of our ancestors. Dia de los Muertos. I’ll be honest, we never celebrated this holiday growing up in my family. But the theme was always…



Life Goals

by Troy C. Thomas

If I needed you could I depend on you ? If so why can’t we make it on a forever basis? I know there have been some complications Some blemishes on my artwork My actions have caused some deep hurts But I am a reformed thief I no longer steal hearts I want to treat…



I…

by Troy C. Thomas

Eye wish eye was not afraid to die Eye could be in on the front line with a nine Screaming “did evil pig die” But eye cannot Eye have to make it home My kid would be mad at me Eye wish my baritone had the rhythm of your favorite song So that it would…



A Dedication to You

by Troy C. Thomas

Sincerity Welcomed sexual vulgarity Third eyes synced Can communicate with no speak Always thinking about you So good to me it makes me want to be true Schoolyard crush type Fantasize about our late nights We’re very different, But together we’re very alike I have cravings for you like my favorite dish Once we bonded…



King On A King

by Troy C. Thomas

Under a blue glow I reflect on what I once was And the things that I used to do It’s amazing how that curveball from life can knock you off course Now I’m in a cocoon Impatiently patiently waiting for my rebirth But who will I be? I have to ask myself This journey has…



IDFWU

by Troy C. Thomas

We aren’t waiting any longer You’re sympathy is no longer needed Either you’re an ally… Or an enemy Playing the fence from now on means you’re against us The dancing is over The fake grins have ended The gestures to make you comfortable will now be stares of examination This is war And we have…



Brotherhood

by Troy C. Thomas

A Sunday One arranged for masculinity Because we must do the work Work to build within ourselves, our homes, our ile,  our communities and the world All egos are left curbside We are now one This is so necessary We are a mighty bunch separately, But together we are colossal Gifted on so many levels…



Elbow Grease

by Troy C. Thomas

Some make us smile Some have that gift to make us cry There are even some that can bring the fire out of us We also have those that inspire us, That us want more for our lives, our loved ones and the whole world We need them Sometimes we forget them But they are…



Let Your Pen Bleed

by Troy C. Thomas

I can be your sanctuary But you will have to let your guard down Let me navigate through your thoughts and soul Yes, my request is bold I empathize totally, everyone can’t hold water In the back of your mind you’re wondering if you can put your trust in me And based on your past…



Our Lapdance 

by Troy C. Thomas

There is this look in her eyes  I need for you to understand this look in her eyes  It’s an extreme tunnel vision  A supreme piercing daze  We are here The story in her eyes is so intense  So intense that our eyes are locked into each other  Our stares are never abandoned  We find…