Yawning Way Too Much

    

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     I’ve grown sick and tired of Los Angeles…again, and I realize that moving back here was a huge mistake.  Back in 2002, I had this choking feeling that wouldn’t go away, and I knew it was time to pack up and live someplace else for a while. So, off to New York I went. I figured if I moved back to L.A. after having been gone for 5 years, my perspective on this city would be refreshed. Obviously, I was wrong with this oddball philosophy. Not one to wallow in regret, I’ve decided that moving back to New York is what I need to do. It seems like everyday in L.A. is the same hum drum routine, and I miss the life that I once had. As of lately, I find myself yawning way too much. Everyday shouldn’t be exactly the same.

‘To the East’

Where the sun rises

And new beginnings grow,

I look to the East for renewal.

And in doing so,

I’ll begin to plan my new life journey.

A light shining bright in my eyes.

A spark.

A bit of magic that You bestow upon Me.

With your every touch, I glow

And in your warmth I’m forever elated.

To the East, I seek a new inspiration.

One to make me come alive again.

From your lips to mine

You gave me the breath of life.

And for that I’ll remain grateful.

Where the sun rises

And new beginnings grow,

I look to the East for renewal.

And in doing so,

I’ll begin to plan my new life journey.

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About Samara Marie

Having been born and raised in Inglewood, CA, I now proudly call New York City my home. I've been an elementary school teacher a little over 20 years, having taught grades first through fifth. It seems that teaching is what I was meant to do in life, and it is also what I love to do. One of my favorite quotes is by Albert Camus: "Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present." I do give my all to prepare my students to become our future activists, educators, doctors, and the list goes on. The opportunities are out there, and I want my students to grab hold of them.      One of my other passions is writing. I thank my middle school English teacher, Mr. Roger Lawson, for introducing me to poetry writing. He taught me how to use the very powerful tool of written expression, which I value so much. I have writing to thank for getting me through my darkest moments. Writing, along with faith, was my saving grace, while growing up. I don't consider myself a professional writer, but I do use writing as a tool to help me process the heavy weight that the world places on my shoulders sometimes. Writing provides me with another way to express my emotions. Besides my actual voice, writing is my favorite go to tool of self expression.      What else about me? I have a love of music. One of my very first posts on this site was a poem that I wrote about my love of music. I'm someone who has an adventurous spirit. I enjoy everything ranging from sports to shopping (I'm a shoe addict). I can go from spending time at the beach all day to watching sports all day. I've been a WWE fan since I was a kid. I may live in New York, but I will always be a Dodgers fan. Having been an athlete until I graduated from college ( I ran track), working out is a must for me. I love to read, I love to learn, I love people, and I love life. I have many more interests. There's several layers of me. At the end of the day, I love and I am proud of the person that I see in the mirror.
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