CROSSING CROSSROADS

By Christopher Torrenueva

Projects

Note to ALL Readers: Located below are my original compositions which manifest significant moments of my life. They are meant for enlightening purposes only and may NOT be redistributed in any other publication(s) in any shape, fashion, or form. Please contact me by e-mailing me at christopher.torrenueva@gmail.com if you are interested in incorporating one or more of my work in ANY other publication. Thank you.

The Gift of Education

In the future, I would like to become an educator to plant seeds of knowledge and wisdom in hopes that I would be able to open eyes, open hearts, open minds, and open doors to the possibilities of life. Thus, I would be helping young, curious minds to grow and develop so that they may nurture their God-given gifts to reach their fullest potential.

ⓒ 2011 Christopher Torrenueva

Human Spirit

It is true that adversity opens one’s mind and heart to the pain, suffering, and life stories of others–developing holistic qualities including compassion, empathy, and love. Thus, it can be presumed that individuals experiencing oppression are much more in touch with the human spirit that unites us all.

ⓒ 2011 Christopher Torrenueva

Christopher Torrenueva (Biopoem)

Christopher
Respectful, dignified, idealistic and zealous
Son of Ely and Charity
Lover of opportunities, communication and success
Who feels happiness with family, satisfaction with friends, and fulfilment with God
Who needs acceptance, appreciation and self-actualization
Who gives inspiration, motivation and encouragement
Who fears prejudice, ignorance and bigotry
Who would like to see development, innovation and equality
Resident of Ontario, Canada
Torrenueva.

ⓒ 2009 Christopher Torrenueva

Believe In Yourself, Don’t Give Up

Believe in Yourself
Don’t Give Up
‘Cause Giving Up
Is Giving Up On God
Giving Up On God
Is Giving Up On an Opportunity
Giving Up On an Opportunity
Is Giving Up On Life
Giving Up On Life
Is Giving On . . .
Who YOU Were Made to Become

ⓒ 2007 Christopher Torrenueva

Crossing Crossroads

I was a lonely child
With the weight of the world
Pushing me to the sky
I had to do it all
For the people who missed
All the dreams of their lives

Many friends come and go
Using you deep inside
Flying high up above
So they were found on earth
With many lost for words
Still visioning to shine

And so I held on tight
To my own dignity
And my grace lifting me
Though things are always hard
I will be making ground
By crossing crossroads now

Without my sanity
I was doing the things
That would keep me waking
Funny how time rolls by
And still keeps the moments
To find ways back again

Only true families
Would reach out deep to you
Helping you live and smile
A wonder of the world
Yet some already found
Their harmonious star

And so I held on tight
To my own dignity
And my grace lifting me
Though things are always hard
I will be making ground
By crossing crossroads now

A big part of myself
Will just always believe
There is only one chance
To go finally breath
And to finally see
One me and only me

And so I held on tight
To my own dignity
And my grace lifting me
Though things are always hard
I will be making ground
By crossing crossroads now

ⓒ 2008 Christopher Torrenueva

Destined to Dream

Once I was a prisoner
Lost miles away from myself
Suffering from misery
Others walking to the streets
Finding a way to believe
Living the best they can be

Sometimes I dream vividly
About what I can do now
Wanting to make myself known
Children learning and growing
Looking for everything
Standing on top of the world

Mother can you help me speak
Father guide me to my soul
Somewhere I can make a change
Memories were yesterday
Tomorrow is a new day
Today I’m destined to dream

Please give me a helping hand
I’m drowning in seas of tears
Engulfed of full emptiness
Lucky ones swimming away
Arriving at a far land
Doing it all for themselves

Far more frequently I see
Reaching out to minds alike
Making people feel special
Beautiful ones breaking free
Surpassing their own beliefs
To bring the voices within

Mother can you help me speak
Father guide me to my soul
Somewhere I can make a change
Memories were yesterday
Tomorrow is a new day
Today I’m destined to dream

I can make it through the fears
I can outshine all judgements
I can spread my wings at last

Mother can you help me speak
Father guide me to my soul
Somewhere I can make a change
Memories were yesterday
Tomorrow is a new day
Today I’m destined to dream

ⓒ 2008 Christopher Torrenueva

Time Goes By

Everything is emptiness
Having only what’s said and done
Everyone of happiness
Being what we’ve made to become

Even with many promises
Some things will never ever change
Still with a million prayers
All is done and good forever

Time goes by
Even if the world is dying
Time goes by
Even if there’s no place to be
Time goes by
In the end we’ll all be the same

The brightest star to be around
Shining all throughout the distance
The centre of what is living
Blinding what we’ve had to believe

Still with all the good and their tries
They will never become the best
Despite all the fights and the change
What lives on will go on and on

Time goes by
Even if the world is dying
Time goes by
Even if there’s no place to be
Time goes by
In the end we’ll all be the same

God knows when we’re standing alone
Crying while struck and unguarded
Stranded in a world divided
Neither in here nor over there

Time goes by
Even if the world is dying
Time goes by
Even if there’s no place to be
Time goes by
In the end we’ll all be the same

ⓒ 2008 Christopher Torrenueva

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10 Comments »

  1. ‘I was a lonely child’

    …….no kiddding. jk. Still love you. your songs are really good. my fave is time goes by. 🙂 ❤

    Comment by David Archuleta | January 23, 2009

  2. ‘A wonder of the world
    Yet some already found
    Their harmonious star’

    You are a star! don’t let anyone tell you differently 🙂

    Comment by David Archuleta | January 23, 2009

  3. Time does go by Chris!
    You should post some more projects you really are talented!
    Reach for the stars, because you are “The brightest star to be around”. And i love you for that!

    Comment by Mariah Carey | January 24, 2009

  4. so i was bored..and so i was reading these and i just thought i would let you know that you are pretty awesome:)

    Comment by Abs;) | February 18, 2009

  5. I had a dream, and in it you are rich and famous. You are a true inspiration brotha. Peace.

    Comment by Martin Luther King Jr. | March 5, 2009

  6. Don’t give up…it’s just the weight of the world.
    I wrote that amazing lyric.
    Your lyrics are good, too. Keep it up Chris.
    Everybody wants to be heard; you will be. You already have been by my fellow musicians Mariah Carey and David Archuleta!
    Keep it up bud.

    Comment by Josh Groban | March 11, 2009

  7. These compositions are amazing!You have the gift of talent no one could ever take away from you, keep it up!
    I’m so proud of you!

    I’m so sorry that I wasn’t able to visit your site early on…

    Comment by charitypvt | April 7, 2009

  8. My friend, your poems are truly inspirational. I think that you are truly amazing.

    Comment by Steven Harper | September 23, 2009

  9. I’d have to say my favourite is indeed CROSSING CROSSROADS!
    I have written a few songs myself, duet soon? If you can keep up :P! We should do endless love! Amazing male & female duet.
    Ttyl, Shannon

    Comment by Shannon Karas | May 5, 2010

  10. Chris, you know I think your amazing! I believe in you I thin the best advice I can give you is to keep going don’t let ignorant or narrow minded people get you down you have a goal and a dream, you have all the means and the ambition to succeed so keep doing what youre doing and remeber I am always there to support you in any way I can 🙂

    Amaris

    Comment by Amaris | September 18, 2011


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