Teddy Dondanville


I am going on three years now of rock climbing. In the grand scheme of things, that is very little. I really enjoy still feeling like I am in the beginnings of something new. The progress I have made in such a short time makes me proud, and the years I still have ahead of me keep me motivated. Despite only being in my life for three years, climbing has taken up… Read More

Four months is a short time But each day you made my smile shine. I loved the meals we shared And the oceans in which we stared.   Your iconic laughter Filled the room to the rafter. And your smooth Spanish skills They gave me the chills.   I was lucky to be your roommate Not once did I ever feel hate. Instead I felt pride If only you were by my… Read More

After one’s departure We often think: Where do our lovers go? What is the next step? Not once do we hypothesize: Where does the world go, when our lovers can’t speak? They are the ones who might be missing, But we are the ones who are lost; Struggling to be found. Without them we are not whole. Turning inward, We pray Meditate Rationalize: Surely there must be a destination? We hold tight… Read More

Sun bro warms my skin As my love freezes within I just hope it survives for my kin

When I think about you, my cup overflows with excitement. Hitting the ground, my gratitude for you seeps deep into the earth. Inundated with affection, a seed sprouts a new life. Tickling the soil’s surface, the sun provides its warming attention. Never too much, but instead just enough. Elated, the seedling grows strong and blossoms bright. Yellow and tall a sunflower takes form, providing smiles to all.

With so much to say, I just wish there was enough time in the day. These words I’ve left unspoken. Here they are, they have awoken. My feelings for you do all but shrink. I swear you are my missing link. The time we share, you make me care. My heart still leaps like a hare. I try to run from what’s been done, But like my heart, I am undone. Incomplete,… Read More

Into life I am born. In this life I perform. With this life I conform. By this life I am sworn.

A man moved away today. Not just any man, a very special man. A son moved away today. A son who was loyal to his mother and father. A brother moved away today. A brother who learned from and loved his siblings. A friend moved away today. A friend that made everyone feel welcome, even the stranger. A lover moved away today. A lover whose tenderness can never be replaced. My best… Read More