Strange Game

It’s a strange time
With each and every rhyme
I wake up the same
How is life a game

I take a look around
Guess what it is I found
It appears ever clear
And no, it isn’t fear

What shows most isn’t fame
Nor is it their given name
But the fact they carry around a lot of shame
I’m not the one to blame

The facts remain
There’s much to gain
But loss comes at a great cost
People wanting heat are caught in a frost
Wanting to be saved from their burdens, but their lost

We don’t choose birth
But with it we’re given worth
Some have said they want death instead
When success awaits, if they could control their head

Surprise, it comes and goes
The life we live, no other human truly knows
We’re all over the place in what we choose
Just always respect others and then you’ll never lose

Breathe in and breathe out
Blink your eyelids with or without doubt
You can continue to scream and shout
Or get focused to pursue the appropriate route

Disguises

As I drive
I look through the windshield at the passers-by
Quick glances in the eyes
A story in each withheld underneath these skies

As time flies
Louder and louder grow the cries
In silence with violence or even in public, mystified

No pain equals gain
Doesn’t matter the scenario let’s not be insane

Tell me things will improve, tell me what it is I can do

Because God you are good and God you are great
Continue to give me the strength to avoid the bait

As I age I face new situations
But sometimes it’s a difficult temptation
All too often these evils are embedded with dedication

It’s battle after battle these days
Far too many relying on the parlay
Acting as if their lives are one big parade
We all need to wake up and end these charades

Successes

She said she had it all
She always ran before she crawled
She knew how to stand tall
She broke down all the walls
She went for it, never stalled

People called her a doll
People looked at her enthralled
People said she was the belle of the ball
People saw her pictures all over the malls
People didn’t know though that she felt so small

They say it’s darkest before the dawn
Or you feel the highest just before the fall
Enjoy your life the right way before it’s gone
You never know when something unexpected will end the haul

H.A.C.

Honor and integrity are paramount
Every time we struggle there are doubts
Lifting our heads up to realize the need for change
Produces a gateway to elevate progress instead of remaining the same

All too often we ignore what’s right

Caught in a constant battle, even if it isn’t our personal fight
Anyone breathing can make a difference
Ultimately it is on them to make that decision
Suspense isn’t what kills
Extraordinary acts of love though are what can indeed fulfill

B.T.C.

Becoming what we’re not isn’t fitting
Everyone worried about image is distracting

The pressures we face can create a barricade
Honestly though, far too many are worried about getting paid
Especially if effort is needed to pave the way

Courtesy has long been silent
Horror seems ever to consistent
All the while a mess is amongst us
Nobody acknowledging that we have a greater purpose
Get a hold of the life you’re leading
Each and every day more and more are pleading

Colorblind

Some know the actual diagnosis
I’m here to be of a different witness
It isn’t the colors in the environment around us
But that of which is on the skin creating a fuss

I’ve been raised to ignore that difference
I’ve made the decision to treat others how I want to be treated
It isn’t that special or magnificent
Just the choice to be a loving human

Many talk about race
When our lives are so fast pace
Yes we have different heritage
But none to disparage

God is love through Christ He gave a gift
Anyone anywhere can get a hold of it
Doesn’t matter where you’re from or who you are
Literally every type of human under the stars
Can accept it freely without charge

With the significance of the world’s indifference
It boggles many minds that it’s so simplistic
Many try to disprove the existence
However creativity remains a characteristic
Don’t be afraid to claim the inheritance
Save yourself from all this belligerence

His arms opened wide to welcome you home
His season is amongst us, so step away from your phones
Show some appreciation to those around you, the time is now
Help create a better outlook before the hatred further brings us down

Universal

You can’t tell me love isn’t real
You can’t tell me love doesn’t heal
You can’t tell me love shouldn’t feel
You can’ tell me love couldn’t deal

Reality involves love, I can tell you that
Healing involves love, I can tell you that
Feeling involves love, I can tell you that
Dealing with problems involves love, I can tell you that

Love can be seen, heard, or felt
Love can be invisible, silent, or stealth
Just never forget love is greater than wealth

Eyes Open

I am frankly quite tired of seeing the negative ways that women are being treated today in our world. Every country has their faults; then again many of those faults are similar to a certain degree. When we as males are looking at the opposite gender for the sole purpose of personal pleasure, there has to be a line drawn. There are far too many women out there dealing with harassment, abuse, and sexual assault. The fact that there are so many different forms of those three descriptions is becoming quite alarming. I can’t tell you how many different women I’ve met in passing that can tell a story of experiencing at least one severe form of negative behavior from a male. In this day and age it seems the characteristics considered as “being a man” are far from what they actually should be.

I am at a point where each day I can’t help but consciously think about all the negative acts that are occurring somewhere that have negative effects on a woman. I see creative campaign after campaign trying to stress the importance of stopping things such as sexual assault, abuse, and harassment only to quickly fade away. To raise awareness on these types of societal problems is always great, but persistence is what should really take place when conducting such an operation. The other issues I see with these types of endeavors are that the people being used to push them don’t utilize the status they have to address more of the underlying problems. There are blatant roots to the development of the mindsets and actions that are being taken, which are being left alone allowing this trend of horrific behaviors to continue.

Many males out there today try to call themselves “men” when in fact they are nothing but cowards. Story after story of domestic violence is being portrayed over various media outlets. There isn’t a day that goes by where someone isn’t being trafficked against their will for means of sexual exploitation, which operations such as those are primarily ran by males. You see time after time marriages and relationships ending due to cheating, dishonesty, or lack of effort all of which are stemming from immoral acts such as lust or addiction. I’m not saying that women aren’t guilty of similar antics when it comes to cheating, dishonesty, violence, harassment, abuse, or lack of effort. What I am saying though is that we as men need to correct our values and treatment of women so they can once again feel comfortable and protected as a whole. Seeing men point the finger at women trying to pass blame rather than take responsibility is another variable where cowardice truly shows. As time has passed it is almost as if women have been forced into replicating certain negative behaviors at times just to survive. As stated prior, the view of women falling primarily in relation to forms of objectivity is out of control.

If you have yet to notice there is a great deal of surprise when an act of kindness is shown these days, no matter what the relationship is with the other person… known or stranger. Much the same the acts of being a gentleman and viewing forms of chivalry or courtship are almost long gone. These days there isn’t much of a distinction between the two genders with which is seeking sexual interaction more within a normal social situation. However, it wasn’t all that long ago where men were widely considered the aggressor when it came to that form of pursuit. With the growing problems that propose sex being of utmost importance there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight for things like harassment, abuse, and sexual assault especially with the rapid growth of more and more social media outlets. The voices much like mine that are tired of seeing these mistreatments prosper within societies are being overshadowed by the masses who are simply ignoring the origins of such issues and allowing them to grow. There are many that would rather continue to overlook the problems and allow certain lifestyles to remain under the guise of wrongful definitions rather than spark the necessary change. Not truly knowing the extent to which some of these things are happening I believe is another hindrance for the proper change to take place. Without there being much done to end some of these methods that stem such behavior… it would sadly appear that there will be plenty more lives affected for the worse.

With that said I am continually sorry to those who have gone through or are enduring these terrible experiences within their lives. I am also sorry for those who feel conducting these horrific acts somehow makes them a stronger or more powerful person rather than a scumbag. We as men are meant to protect, love, and respect women NOT harm, disown, and mistreat them.

“N”

Never give up, never give in
You’re a true gem
Never step away from your gifts
You’re so very talented

Nobody should ever deny
That you’re a sight for sore eyes
Nobody should ever claim
That you should be ashamed

No one can honestly say
You’ve been selfish or portrayed dismay
No one has the right
To try and deter you from shining bright

Not once, not twice
But always you treat people nice
Not now, not here
Will you ever succumb to fear

Never feel that you need to change
You have so much going for you day to day
Never give in to those who hate
You’re far too special and heart is too great

Eye

That sparkle, that glimmer
In those eyes it never goes dimmer
That color, that shine
In those eyes it always appears divine

When I look into those eyes I’m lost in bliss
Each time experiencing joy as I reminisce
Never a dull moment when you’re around
Comfort and happiness is all that I’ve found

You’re always such a delight
Well mannered and caring to those in your sight
Not many out there exemplify what is kind
But you accomplish it time after time

Your demeanor still so innocent
Despite being a young woman who’s endured tough incidents
Quality is always what you present
A wonderful individual who is full of confidence

A refreshing personality lies behind those eyes
As beautiful characteristics reside within your mind
I applaud the community that you have designed
It is a place where many can go to escape the grind

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