Thursday, July 17, 2003

So Pelo Bueno is at the
printers as we speak
i apologize about my blog spot not
being ultra fancy
i'm not too big about those things
you can check my out migente page
it's okay
www.migente.com and search for bonafide
i have real cool things
on that page
but soon i'll make this one better
but i might get a livejournal too
but anyways

i'm staying in chicago
for another year
hopefully this isn't the way
you find out because that means
you don't ever talk to me
so i hope everyone is well

Felipe Nazario R.I.P.

talk to you people soon

Bonafide Rojas
sometimes depressed
sometimes joyful
but always confused

Monday, July 07, 2003

Sonnet XXVII

clamped in a tough metropolis
ahead with ease over suburbia
the sun quotes hot flashes
over oceans and lakes
trees and the north wind, nature
calls for the baptism of your
soul, attached to metal's grip
a use of vices, metamorphosis
iron butterflies in concrete jungles
a little rock speaks of landslides
exaggeration of such a young child
run wild in the wilderness
run naked in your life
mother nature is calling for your baptism.
Gabriel's Trumpet
for Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In the end all he will have is a corpse
and some poems stuffed in his ribcages
Frailty

truth be told
I am not
the most courageous of voices

I tremble when I speak
and I shake when I breathe
I close my eyes
and hope not to embarrass myself
when it's my turn to say something
I watch everyone when it's their moment
and how they use it
some waste it on something frivolous
others use it to actually let people
hear their voices

I do both

I ramble, I stutter, I vomit,
I freeze, I miss lines, I forget to bow
and I always stumble on the punch line
but I also try to open, inspire, give hope
to crack a smile, a giggle
and I always try to give a hundred percent
but I sometimes fall short at ninety-nine
and leave that remaining one percent for you
so that you can give me something to hold on to,
to show me that I'm not alone
when it's my turn and that you understand
I am not the most courageous of voices
but you loved the fact that
I tried

Friday, July 04, 2003

SO, Finally
my book Pelo Bueno is finished
it will be out in August
on DARK SOULS PRESS
finally it's only taken 7 years to finish
keep reading to find out