Hidden Truths

I’m that picture that I crop myself out of,
Because I see the bigger picture that I’m not a part of.
I see this broken heart bleeding love,
All I have are hopes directed above.
While my eyes are cast low and my expectations hung slow,
I can’t snuff out that faint glow,
That smile I just can’t show
That truth noone knows.



The sun rarely sees the path I walk yet there is a light that even night can’t block,
It’s like a door with infinite keys and no lock
I’ll label you hope,
You make it hard to cope.
You give me this sense that it’ll all be okay,
You give me the idea of a beam when I don’t even have a ray.
You cause my boat to sway you’re the stick in my wheel,
You’re that small ounce of joy I can’t help but feel.
You’re my trap door when my backs up against the wall,
I just never know if I’ll fly or I’ll fall.

© Akeem Rowe, Kingsinister, 2016

First Encounter 

In, out, in, out, in
My breath catches, my head spins!
This is sin, this can’t be right,
As clear as day, my mind turns to night,
And all I can see in this moonlight is you.
You’re breathtaking, I don’t know what to do,
Your beauty prevails.
It wins, the wind sings,
Your hair sets sail, I swear I see wings,
I swear I see fins, I know I see stars.
You’re out of this world, you must be from Mars.
Calmy I inhale,
Your smile prevails,
Your eyes are intricate details,
But you’re the bigger picture.

© Akeem Rowe, Kingsinister, 2016

Dare to be Great

Thought this trip would have been consumed by writing,
But I’m having these moments of clarity in all my sightings.
My mind in that moment is no longer burdened by thoughts,
That would keep me up like answers sought
When only lies are available to me.
It’s like I can finally see my dream clearly,
I can make that first step without anyone needing to dare me.

© Akeem Rowe, Kingsinister, 2016

Cease fire 

Why is it that this strange place feels more like home than my house?
These unfamiliar streets hold me closer than my spouse,
It’s quiet like a mouse in my head for once.
All these questions dissipate with no response,
It’s like I stepped off the plane and I stepped into the one place I always belonged.
So now I’m wishing going home could be prolonged,
Don’t want to step back into gunfire,
But life is a job where you can’t retire.

© Akeem Rowe, Kingsinister, 2016

July 4th

I fade in my thoughts and envision you,
Setting the scene with the sky and ocean in different hues
Of blues while the views captivate me.
They’re breathtaking but the most beautiful sight to see,
Is the gorgeous girl who has stolen my heart,
So effortlessly she ripped my defenses apart.
Disarmed by a smart mouth and smile,
All I can think is ” I haven’t laughed like this in a while.”

© Akeem Rowe, Kingsinister, 2016


You know I care for you
In ways I can’t share for you
In ways I have days for you
So I can just gaze on you
Gonna spend some time away from you
But that doesn’t mean I won’t dream about you
Got my title in the ring for you
Best believe I’m gonna sing for you
I’m a happy little thing for you
Ye, I tied that little string for you
I won’t give up everything for you,
But Best believe I got everything for you.

© Akeem Rowe Kingsinister, 2016

Lost? The question. 

Walking in the rain wondering how I got here,
The walls are closing in and all I can do is stare.
I don’t know if I’m looking up or down,
The darkness is so profound, it’s like I drown.
Like I’m suffocating in its embrace,
My chest contracts, the blood leaves my face.
Clawing at my chest I pray for a release,
I pray my mind rest in piece.
My one question is whether I desire a temporary escape
Or a permanent restructure of the entire estate.

© Akeem Rowe Kingsinister, 2016

Familiar Feeling

What does it mean when it feels like home?
When it feels like this is the place, where I became full grown.
But this place is new to me.
The world is a market and I’m just a tiny little grocery,
I’m coming home with you it seems.
I’m now a part of your plot, dreams, art and schemes,
I’m wearing this shoe because it fits.
But now in your home, I comfortably sit.
Your home is now my home, as your love is now my own,
To nurture, until it too, becomes full grown.

© Akeem Rowe Kingsinister, 2016

Played Out

I try to hold you closer through the night,
I know I can’t think straight when you’re out of sight.
But I think I better let go of you,
So I don’t know what I’m going to do,
But this reckless behavior, it’s bringing me tears.
I can’t control these fears,
Keeps me up through the night,
I’m burning all the lights.
I’m burning at both ends, sending chills through my spine.
You’re playing with my mind, just wishing you were mine.
Thinking back to those days,
Just sway as our song plays.
And as the fire dies,
I feel the warmth in your eyes.

© Akeem Rowe Kingsinister, 2016