Judge

September 29, 2016

Simply because you see yourself behaving a certain way under someone else’s circumstances doesn’t make it so. Turn around and go look in the mirror. You’ll find someone there that really needs your help.

Rise

August 31, 2016

Live proudly of your small victories and you will never rise.
Live haunted by your failures and you will run far but inevitably fall.
Live in the moment, removed of pride and fear and every morning you will rise victorious.

Raven

August 25, 2016

Dumbfounded by her inescapable beauty, I was silenced.
She found me dumb and guarded. But I was only reserved out of fear to make myself the fool.

Like a mere mortal visited unannounced by an angel.
What was I to do? Speak my mortal tongue?

Unprepared. Untrained. Here is where I failed.
Better to be found dumb than as a fool; I consoled myself.

Oh but how much I had to give.
Now wasted in regret.

A lost connection, like one of many.
The tragedy that is the plenty.

Weighed heavy by the gravity of consciousness
and the cruelty of memory.

Will she descend to me again? No. She wont.
Will I forever long she did? Yes. I will.

Lost time for one but eternal damnation for another.
This is the hell that is failure.

Bend

August 16, 2016

Given the right speed and displacement of pressure, everything can be bent; mountains, even planets.

Marriage

August 15, 2016

Even stronger than the bond of marriage is the bond of man and his own ideology. Take caution, then, should you ever attempt to divorce him of his views.

Rights

July 4, 2016

To believe government is to bestow us our rights is to forget they were the ones to take them away. Forget not that to steal from a father and then sell it to his child is twice the theft.

Ideology

June 20, 2016

Any ideology that places itself above criticism, like stillwater, is bound to become a nesting ground for disease.

Current

June 20, 2016

Don’t let the waves fool you into thinking they are a current. They may perturb your waters, yes, but remember stillness lies beneath.

Othered

June 17, 2016

When I heard her speak I was intimately reminded of the troubled mind I had as a teen. A profound desire and longing to feel “othered” .. a feeling that could only be satiated by a sense of belonging to a fringe spiritual denomination that welcomed me and reveled in its otherness and sense of injustice. Once the spell of victimhood was broken, like breaking into a cold sweat after a fever, the mental gymnast I had in my mind was crippled. The cold chill of reality hit me like being thrown naked into a cold rock-laden river. It was only then, in this naked state and actual loneliness, that I was able to begin my journey of discovery through this beautiful creation we are blessed to be a part of.

The most tragic and ironic thing in all this, is now finding myself surrounded by people with blindfolds on. If only I could tear down their veils, but I’m afraid this is a task that is incumbent on each one of us to bear. Thankfully, I have the beauty I now plainly see in all things to be my companion.

Puppet

June 10, 2016

If you need to shove an idea down people’s throats in order for it to work, you haven’t changed anything, you’ve only made yourself a puppeteer.