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About Me

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Romeo Barnes
I'm a 25 year old writer(Mostly poetry) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu addict. I have published two books Emotions Volume 1: The Beginning of Turmoil and Emotions Volume 2: Better Days. I also run the blog which can be found here. The blog gives insight on both my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and writing careers.  

Something on my mind

I try very hard to keep politics off this blog as politics bore the fuck out of me and this IS NOT AND NEVER will be a political blog. However, this is issue I must speak on as it affects me directly. That issue is Gay Marriage(on a side note I hate the term Gay it's so negative, SGL fits me better and it is what I perfer, but for the sake of this post I'll use the term gay) . Why is it that I have to wait on stupid suits in Annapolis(State level) and on Capital Hill(Federal/National level) to "approve" of my love for my partner. That's essentially what this signing will be considering this is not a safety act. Marriage is a civil right awarded by the simple fact that we live in America. "All Men Are Created Equal" remember that it means we're all entitled to the same thing. It's a shame that as it stands now if my partner and I adopt children and something happens to one of us the kids get nothing and if my partner gets sick I can't be his …

Back in Action

I got to train for the first time since september on saturday morning. I was just so happy to be able to do what I love again, I took it slow so I didn't stress out my body. A lot of people don't know from september 10th(3 days after my intial surgery) to december 20th(the date of my pump removal) I was completely immobile due to pain from an infection. Moving hurt so much I just stopped. In between all this my wound wouldn't stay closed so there were multiple ER visits to restitch it followed by a wound washout surgery to prevent infection. It was during the wound washout procedure that my infection was discovered. The washout didn't work as the infection migrated back toward my spine so the pump had to come out. So I actually had three surgeries not just one. So as I said, I was just happy to be there, actively practicing BJJ was a blessing all its own. My goal is the same as always: A black belt world title the purple and brown are icing on the cake. Don't get m…

Love poem medley by Rudy Francisco @ Mira Costa College

Posted in honor of Valentine's Day.