His name is Daniel Navarro...
Born July 4, 1990 in Mission Viejo, California. He's a 21 year old energetic kid with a vivacious character, always seeking the center of attention. This young man shares with us his past, and his experience of surviving and coping with adolescence through pouring his emotions into Poetry and Theatrical Arts.
Put into a school system; set up to succeed, but always falling behind. He was born with vision that is considered legally blind without correction, and even with corrective means can only achieve less than optimal visual perspective on the world. Stepping back in time, back to 6th grade, the already hardened, Daniel found himself dealing with not only social conflict, but at the time a lot of inner family conflict. Daniel's father, known to him as the man who had been built up in Dan’s head as someone who was normal, was now someone who was the furthest thing. In his youth Daniel dealt with moving from house to house, getting kicked out of houses, losing things, and having things stolen and sold for drug money. He had moved nineteen times by the time he was nineteen years of age. His father constantly coming and going, rehab, jail, home, jail, home, rehab. Daniel battles through this vicious cycle of drug abuse and problems and destructive realtionships between his father and an x-girlfriend. During his depression he came to understand himself by escaping religion and preconceived notions of well "a lot of things."
During this time he turned to poetry which was an outlet, that did not take too much time; it was quick and easy, and he was good at it.
More about Dan...
Dan like movies, music, sex, and society. He is constantly destroying the preconceived concept of the way things "should be." His relationship with his girl Alex mends the passion Dan once had. Through his involvement in theater he has kept himself alive. The moments of pure animation on a stage numbed his currently cold reality. During his time in theatrics he finds the motivation to keep working. Someone who has always known there was only good to be had, is now finding a way to spread a message of hope and connection through writing. Dan is constantly seeking information, believing that every shred of knowledge is important. "If you think you understand something, you can't learn it more. If you assume you know nothing; you’ll learn much more." He writes to share ideas, and beliefs, concepts and critiques. A constant struggle of feeling worthless makes it hard to move on. But through the encouragement of friends, and people in general, he finds it is his duty to share his poetry. He writes with everyone in mind; yet with no intention of anyone reading it. He writes because he's encouraged. He writes "to an empty audience, reaching out to the maximum with an ink medium.
Dan is by far more moved by music than anything else in this world.
You can get a glimpse at what he listens to at http://www.last.fm/user/metalmaniakk
He's got a selection of poems online at Deviant Art
You can also checkout his blog full of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. And...
POETRY! Go to http://crazyfreakoman.wordpress.com
and of course an email address: email@example.com
Some last words before we get to the good stuff..."The internet is beautiful, it has brought me here onto Tasha’s blog and it has found me love on Craigslist." (He's about 10 months into his relationship).
Poetry time :)
Art is dead, for we are art.
We hide ourselves, and we hide from others.
Art is self expression; a gateway to the mind.
It's both beautiful and scary what you can find.
I'm not afraid to speak my mind and show you who I am
But my words are so silent; I write for an empty audience.
I'm reaching out to the maximum with an ink medium.
I've got things to say, I've got my life to play.
I am here to spread the meaning of love.
I'm here to show you my heart and kindness.
I'm not here to talk to you about science.
I'm here to take you by the hand,
Stand with you in the sand.
Sink deep and together lift each other.
Where the laughter isn't canned,
It's loud and vibrant
My name is Dan.
Welcome to my word.
Welcome to me.
The universe is a power that you never understood.
Manifest your emotions in every word you read.
A woman and a man, holding hands in a tree
A grandpa and a boy floating down a river in a boat of wood.
There's magnificence in everything we see.
We must live uninhibited, with the intent of love.
We must work together as great beings of power.
We are a work of art, we are everything we want to be.
We go hour by hour, day by day, presented with the world.
We shall see it as we choose, and nobody shall blind our eyes.
We shall open our souls to each other in time where it's most important.
Times are as great as they ever were, believe it to be
And if you allow yourself to believe that there is only good,
Then that is all there shall ever be.
If you can believe in a god, and let that be a fact
Or believe in a scientific truth,
Do yourself a favor, and believe in your greatness.
The power is infinite.
Your allowed to be everything.
Go today, for tomorrow, and everything is gold.
Head To Toe Mask
Swimsuit: business attire for fun.
Drug cartel: business on the run.
Sex: naked business,
Kept in the dark, out of the sun.
Business men, in a cubical army
Slapped on the wrist for acting charming.
Last trait of humanity
In a professional insanity.
Or maintenance free.
Bananas always hanging from a tree.
Bananas aren't always free.
Do it yourself, or step aside.
Work for us; lose your mind.
No room for thinking
Between working and drinking
Hold on to a prescription.
It's the only escape
That's the situation.
Living in this saturation
Of inconsistent living.