Bobby Foster Speaks

Stand Together or Die Together

Love is the only answer. When I wrote this poem over a year ago, I was in a place of a lot of anger and frustration. It was during the 2016 Presidential Election when I began to write this piece. I vented all my frustrations about what was going on and everything I was seeing. All of the division, all of the hate, all of the worry, all of the racism, the fear-mongering, the disrespect, and I had to comment on it. Spoken word poetry was the only way I knew how. I remember racial tensions had gotten to an all-time high, at least in my lifetime. There were stories of kids in high school repping the KKK, hate crimes...

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Taking Time To Relax

Going into 2018, we all need to remember to relax. It’s in a state of rest that everything in our lives begins to manifest. When we’re overwhelmed, the Universe is sending us creativity, but we don't embrace it all.  The overwhelming feeling we feel when it seems like we have so much on our plate comes from expectations and restrictions we put on ourselves. True living and creation is free-flowing. The truth is life is hard, but it’s not as complicated as we make it out to be. We see hardships in front of us and magnify them. We view blessings in front of us and minimize them. We need to start putting more focus on the good in our...

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Learn to Love From a Distance

Learning how to love from a distance. It’s hard. When I decided to focus on myself because the pain was too immense when I was around Z, I didn’t know if I was making the biggest mistake of my life. I felt like I was abandoning him. I felt like I was ruining something special, but something was calling me to leave. Maybe it was the pain; maybe it was something else, I just knew that I couldn’t stay. It was painful after the fact, not being able to see him. I felt a void. For a while, he was the only reason why I was doing anything in my life. I wanted to provide for him, I wanted to...

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Overcoming Challenges

Overcoming is something that I have had to do my whole life. When you’re born with a chronic illness, it seems that fighting it is in your DNA. When a diagnosis is in your life, there’s always this lingering feeling that you need to beat it and become better. Since that was drill into my head since I was a child, I’ve come to look at everything as an obstacle. It’s how I get my motivation. Sometimes I even create challenges when they’re not there, just because I only know how to live life when there are obstacles in front of me. Turning anything into a challenge is something I’ve been working on getting over, and the irony in that...

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Where To Find Happiness

There are a lot of blogs, books, articles, and conversations out there that talk about where to find happiness. There a few things that have become a cliche, like you can't find happiness outside yourself like you need to turn inside to find true happiness, but I believe what they mean has become skewed. When I first started my spiritual journey, I found many books that talked about these two different ideas. They seemed fascinating and revealed a lot at first. I mean it made perfect sense. How could anything outside of myself make me happy? Everything is bound to fade, so what would cause me happiness in one moment could be gone the next, there couldn't be permanent happiness...

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