The builder far exceeds what was built. For that which is constructed stops growing and its maker lives on,in eternity while the edifice he built, will be toppled by the sands of time.

-Eva Santiago © 2016

A Million Nows

Now’s all we’ve got 

So stop thinking about the other day and someday

Or your mind will rot

In a fetid, decaying pot

Nothing is ever really just as it seems

Don’t let your short life unravel at the seams

Hold yourself together with sheer will and spit if you have to

Whatever you do, hold the fuck on!

It’s never, ever an easy ride

It was never meant to be, ya know?

Take a picture of this now

It’ll serve as your memory in the afterlife 

Make it your absolute best damned shot

Your aim ought to be to leave here in better shape than when you first came

This is the NOW life

For fuck’s sake, live it NOW!

Your afterlife comes once you’ve mastered your million nows.

Eva Santiago © 2016

Being of Light

Beautiful being of light that you areYou touch me when near

You touch me from afar

Beautiful being of light that you are

My darkness recedes when overcome by your light

With you by my side

I feel like I can stand up and fight

With you by my side

I know everything’s gonna be alright 

With you by my side

I regain some of my lost sight.
Eva Santiago ©2016

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Hold your head up

No matter what
Hold your head up
If the wind took your hat
Hold your head up
If the rain drowned out your daisies
Hold your head up
If the moon fell out of your sky and all is pitch black
Hold your head up
If the trees fall upon the dwelling you fought so hard to obtain
Hold your head up
If someone won’t let go your Eggo
Hold your head up
If they smeared your name with bullshit lies
Hold your head up
If you gave away your dignity ’cause you didn’t know any better
Hold your head up
No matter what
Hold your head up!

Eva Santiago © 2016

The Ripple Effect

Our words and actions cause a ripple effect

For good or bad

We affect people, situations, life, the future

Be the effect life requires of you.

Impact your sphere of influence in such an effective way, that your descendants will wish they had lived to know you.

Eva Santiago ©2016​