open cage door deafening stillness learned obedience and so it goes...
we do not say
what we mean, because what we mean is so heavy and gravity is so real we are not strong we cannot utter the words that press so heavily on our tongues until they gag us instead, we savor those artificial sweeteners every day we grow thinner and make no progress toward lifting the weight of truth it bides its time in that dark corner listening to the tales we spin laughing at our efforts to clothe ourselves with lies once in a while it pokes out its head timidly but we are too prone to smacking its **** head back into submission and talking louder, louder, louder
I searched for you
High and low Looked up at the heavens And beneath the Earth And when I think I’m completely lost You guide me to nirvana For all of my pain is lost And I am one with my shadows I want to let go of the past But the scars remind me Of the consequences For existing in this life A mere mortal am I I’m nobody to tell you How to live your life If love is what you seek Then look no further Love yourself, and reach your peak At the end of the day I can’t take your pain Though I wish I could But you would never learn the lesson That life is formidable But not cruel
we do not watch
the sunrise because we wonder if that beautiful, burning star will ever reach its pinnacle we watch the sunrise for the ever-shifting hues we dare not watch the sun itself a futile pursuit, as our eyes could not follow it and our minds are familiar with its well-traveled path and fate has lifted the sun up to its peak every day, since the dawn of time and destiny will bring it back down below the horizon every day until the dusk of eternity
fear was all we knew
before we had the displeasure of making ourselves known to this perpetually unfamiliar world (and it to us) but here we are always chasing satisfaction - satisfaction always two steps ahead of fear, satisfaction teasing us with greed now fear is not all we know but we cannot say that it is any less present for fear is the unknown – and each day we know more and more that we know nothing at all
human hearts have hammered pounding our fists in the air against the wall across the years raising our voices until we rasp, struggling valiantly, to carry out our each and every end. alas, we shift a balance that will never weigh entirely in our favor we castigate the society that we comprise waiting, demanding, crying for our fellow citizens to liberate themselves from their terrible ignorance how dare they look on with such apathy! yet latent affections lie dormant under our doormats where we sweep them to be trampled underfoot, day after day for we have found, choice issues are better handled by the foot than by the mouth. yet still our mouths continue to shout over the protests of their counterparts their fuel, our hasty hearts. we exist in a state of hypocrisy, as it is none of us above the other we ride our flighty opinions into clouds of superiority, perhaps some of us above reason. here we cannot be touched by opposition or criticism and from our lofty elevation we aim to shape the earth.
i have scorned vulnerability
yet it was with heavy heart and guilty conscience that i learned it is much easier to laugh at tears than to wipe them away
Hope for thunderstorms 'cause after they've passed,
you'll see the sun shine brighter than ever.
There's gonna be more sunshine than rain if you're optimistic.
Do we write to remember?
Or do we write to forget? If I ever lost something that cost an ounce of pain Whatever had been lost was worth the life I gained.