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Kassan Jahmal Jul 14
| Can't stay young forever
be in love forever
remain rich forever
but in the end, I know I'll be myself forever|
I reach into myself
Find the tiny strong voice
Who knows who I am

Present in the moment
Assured in all my actions
Aware of all my value

An un-earthed superpower
I'll grow to become her
The strong woman inside me
And value was the ink with which their names were written
Being useful
and
being valued
are. two. different. things.
mark soltero Dec 2021
it’s okay to be in love with the dying light
spending your evenings away from reality
things that make you forget about burning
and while the lasting memory haunts you
it’s cold embrace feels right
the just emotional whirlwind that feels pure
fuels your sense of being
time erodes away its value
but sometimes its strength transforms
i want to hold my former self
tell him that life is going to be painful
but he can be stronger
to make him understand isolation is chosen alienation is given
stagnation isn’t a confine to misery
virtuosity isn’t fulfilling
and sometimes the pawn’s value outweighs the king
and to live in the shadow of your own worth is a disgrace to one’s own constant growth
transformation strength feels right isolation self value  stagnation
We have traveled to this life,
More clues, to discover our soul,
Also, to make the human being,
Smarter, wiser, in this earthly roll.
People complain, global warming,
Pollutions, experiments, at a fast pace,
In schools, computers, teaching children,
Not to think, will that better, the human race.
The important virtues, Love, trust, caring...,
That helped, bring our society
To these modern times,
Lost today,
They are priceless,
It seems today, no one cares,
Unless something has,
A large dollar sign, that stares.
                                                         ­                                 
The Original Tom Maxwell © 10/24/21 AD  8:00 am
I S A A C Oct 2021
my heart beats for love, my beast to overcome
to not look outside myself, no longer divide myself
send kisses to above, but on earth, I succumb
Your body like cheap motels, perfumed  idealistic summer tales
follow me into the season of orange
carve a smile in my face like a pumpkin
trying to keep the spark alive is redundant
who could’ve done it, I wasn’t
I didn’t look below before I jumped in
now I am swimming in all my presumptions
it was gold like a nugget, till it wasn’t
knew I could do better If I focussed on the constant
which is me and all my little flaws, if you could see behind all the walls
serpentine to carve my body from clay
morph and transform is all I know
my new metamorphosis awaits
Steve Page Oct 2021
we don't get
that many things
to really care about

Maybe 3
Maybe 4
Maybe less

You made the right choice

there's nothing here
there's really nothing here

and that's pretty much it
Prompted by a movie, Pig.
Big Virge Sep 2021
What’s The Good of VALUES...
If They Can Just Be ABUSED...
And Be Changed Like A Tune...
Where The Bass Line Moves... ?!?

Because Values Today...
Really Leave Me Confused...
When They're Prone To Sway...
Like A Drunken Old Dude... !!!

It’s A Strange Thing To See...
How Human Values Can Be...
Subject To Change...
Like A Weather Vain... !!!

Changing With The Wind...
Before An Eye Can Blink... !!!

An INCREDIBLE Thing... !!!

When Values Switch...
Like A Batter Who Hits... !!!

Switch Hitting The Visions...
of... Values Forbidden...
In Old Scriptures Written...
That Are Linked To Religion...

Are Their Values Now GONE...
And Suddenly MISSING... ?!?

Now That Gender Belongs...
In Some Different Positions... ?!?

Where Young Men And Women...
Change From Their Beginnings...

Are Their Values Restrictive...
When It Comes To Young Children... ?!?

Are Family Values Now Under THREAT... ?!?

Because It’s Clear Some Reject...
The Idea of Parents...
Being of The SAME ***...

Can We So Quickly Forget...
The Values Once Set...
As Being Those Best...
For Our Development... ?!?

Who Constructed Them...
And Got To Select...
What Values We Hold...
And Choose To Keep Close... ?!?

Because Whoever It Was...
Seems To Have Gotten Lost...
And Lost The Plot of Right And Wrong...
And Keeping Them Strong...

That’s Right... VALUES...
Cos’ They Now Confuse... ?!?

And Seem To Be Weak...
Just Like All These Vaccines...
Or Do They Have Values...
That STAND STRONG Like Statues... ?!?

Do They Value Life...
And Give Us Protection...
From Viral Infections... ?!?

Are The Values PRECISE...
of These Big Pharma Guys...
When It Comes To Our Lives... ?!?

Or Is It The PRICE...
of What They Provide...
That They Value MORE...
Than Finding A Cure... ?!?

Do They Value PROFIT...
More Than Curing The Sick... ?!?

A Question That Deserves...
An Answer That Serves...
To Calm People’s Nerves...
In This Corona World...

Do We Value The TRUTH...
When It’s Found To Have Proof... ?!?

Or Still Value The News...
From Mainstream Groups... ???

In These Days And Times...
Do People Value Lies...
More Than Where The TRUTH Lies... ?!?

That’s A Line That I Like...
So I'll Drop It TWICE  ... !!!

In These Days And Times...
Do People Value LIES...
MORE Than Where The TRUTH Lies... ?!?

Do People Value Lines...
That DEEP THINKERS Write... ?!?

Or Prefer To Believe...
In LIARS... Fallacies...
And Thoughts of Fantasy...
That AREN’T REALITY... !!!

Do People Value Each Other...
Regardless of Colour... ?!?

Or Just Say Polite Things...
That Just Value LYING... ?!?

Which Is A Value That STINGS...
And Clearly STILL Lives...

The Value That ALLOWS...
People To Be Racist... !!!

Can Someone Explain How...
This Value ISN’T... EXTINCT... ?!?
When Folks Can Now Change...
MUCH MORE Than Their Name... !!!

Values Now Seem Strange...
And Have Now Rearranged...
Much of What They Once CLAIMED... !!!

To Be Things of WORTH...
That We Should Observe...
And Not Just Twist...
Like Tornado Winds... !!!

Because They’re...
DANGEROUS Things...
To Be... Messing With... !!!

When It Comes To Young Kids...
And What They’re Bred To Think....

Values COMPROMISED...
Can DESTROY Young Minds... !!!

From Their Family Life...
Right To Their Nine To Fives...

So Elders Need To Be Wise...
And To Recognise...

That To Value Money...
Over Our Lives...

Is A DANGEROUS Path... !!!

And That We Shouldn’t Embark...
On A Value System...
Where Nature Is Driven...
... Into The DARK... !!!

Because It CREATES...
Our... Human Race...
And Can’t Be Displaced...
Or Removed Like Waste... !!!

We Cannot Continue...
To Devalue The TRUTH... !!!

Because Only A FOOL...
Would Choose That Route...
And Forsake The Old Rule...

What’s Good For The Goose...
And For... HUMANS TOO...

Is To Stick To The TRUTH...!!!

Because In My View...
It Should TOP The List...

of What We Choose To.....

....... “ Value “.......
They do seem to be changing in some rather different ways.....
Sarah Robinson Sep 2021
Sometimes I think of selling pictures of my feet online
Then
I immediately think of the state of my feet;
The state of me.
After conforming to your dress code of black dress shoes and shattered dreams For 11 long years.
For 11 long years
I sat in rows of grey white and black
Perfectly poised in the presence of our educators
Our guardians
Our wardens.
If we deigned to relax,
Laugh,
Breathe,
They would find more to give and give and give
Until we became nothing but frayed nerves
And therapy bills
That should be addressed to our parents
And then I think
I can’t sell pictures of my feet online,
How could I correctly value them
If I don’t correctly value myself?
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