Poetry by Rudy Francisco
Start writing a post
Arts Entertainment

32 Quotes That Made Me Fall In Love With Rudy Francisco

"Hi, My name is Rudy."

4747
https://www.instagram.com/p/BjI0cxbgzeJ/?taken-by=rudyfrancisco
Rudy Francisco


Rudy Francisco is a well-known spoken word poet, born and raised in San Diego, California. Over the years, Rudy Francisco has become my favorite poet and I hope this list helps you understand why. Here's 32 quotes that made me fall in love with Rudy Francisco~ courtesy of his 3 poetry books "No Gravity" "Getting Stitches" and "Helium."



"Helium" is Rudy's 1st full length collection poetry book, published by Button Poetry.trailsendbookstore


1. "Sometimes, I'm the mess. Some times, I'm the broom. On the hardest days, I have to be both"


2. "They say, you are nobody until somebody kills you. Everyday, it seems there is a new officer dedicated to making us famous. When we said we wanted the world to know our names, this isn't what we meant."


3. "I imagine her smile is where God goes on vacation when our prayers get overwhelming."


4. "Privilege is the ability to forget there are places where poverty is the only thing that isn't struggling to stay alive."


5. "I held you the way a boat holds water. I always felt us sinking."


6. "I'm still learning to love the parts of myself that no one claps for."


7. "I believe music is easier to digest than medicine, a good song can turn any room into a church and Whitney Houston's voice is all the proof I need to know God exists."


8. "Dear hands, I know you love writing poetry but you can't bring a metaphor to a fistfight."


9. "Trust is jumping into someones arm and knowing you won't have to pick yourself up when its over."


10. "Faith is doing what you love for a living and watching the bills pay themselves."


11. "I imagine, her smile will be so large you'll see it on Google Maps and know exactly where our wedding is being held."


12. "I have an odd fascination with sand castles and ice sculptures. I assume it's because I usually find myself dedicating time to things that will only last a few moments."


13. "I have solar-powered confidence and a battery operated smile. My hobbies include editing my life story, hiding behind metaphors, and trying to convince my shadow that I'm someone worth following."


14. "Someday, you will throw a penny inside a wishing well. It'll choke because your dreams are just too big for it to swallow."


15. "I was born feet first and I've been backwards ever since."


16. "Gather your mistakes, rinse them with honesty and self reflection, let dry until you can see every choice and the regret becomes brittle, cover the entire surface in forgiveness, remind yourself that you are human and this too is a gift."


17. "I'm afraid that if I let you see my skeletons, you'll grind the bones into powder and get high on my fault lines."


18. "I want you to bite my lip until I can no longer speak and then suck my ex girlfriend's name out of my mouth just to make sure she never comes up in our conversations."


19. "I imagine, when God made you, he cussed for the first time. He turned to an angel, gave him a high five and said: "Goddamn, I'm good!" You are that beautiful."


20. "If I was a Love poet, I'd write about how you have the audacity to be beautiful even on days when everything around you is ugly."


21. "I want to say, getting out of bed has become a magic trick. I am probably the worst magician I know. I want to say, this sadness is the only clean shirt I have left and my washing machine has been broken for months."


22. "Loving you was the last thing I felt really good at."


23. "You want to know how I got these scars? I swallowed my pride. It clawed it's way out of my mouth."


24. "How Did You Lose Her? I felt trapped, but another man looked at my prison and called her a church. Who would choose to be a jail when given the option of being a sanctuary?"


25. "There was a moment in my life when I couldn't tell the difference between a window and a mirror. I could look into both and see everything but myself."


26. "When I was in the 5th grade I knew a kid named Javier. He was black, which was confusing. He was an African American kid who spoke Spanish, loved country music, wore cowboy boots, played jump rope and had a look on his face that said: I wish a motherfucker would say something. None of us said anything."


27. "This is an apology to every woman I changed colors just to get inside of."


28. "In 1983, illusionist David Copperfield made the Statue of Liberty disappear. He placed a curtain in front of the monument and when he pulled it down the 3,000- foot statue was no longer there. I think about how this magic trick has become too familiar. Liberty just vanishing without any explanations."


29. "When I call you brother, it means you have at least four fists during any fight you can't talk yourself out of."


30. "I am learning that a man is not defined by what he can destroy."


31. "In California, our freeways are decorated with signs that ask us to be careful about how we use the water. They hang like an eviction notice from the environment. I wonder how long it will take the planets to tell us we can't live here and the locks are changed."


32. "Remember, every year two million people die of dehydration. So it doesn't matter if the glass is half full or half empty. There's water in the cup. Drink it and stop complaining."



Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

46238
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

119755
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments