Plethora

Thinking back to the old days
I’ve always had responsibilities along the way
Unchosen and unspoken they were always understood
I’ve had a lot put on my shoulders and not always good
I have worry for many of those around me
Unneeded stress that has built up plenty
Losses have been suffered so my role shifts
It seems I’ve been meant to always be the gift
I give and I give, which may be why I feel empty
So much expected of me, but it’s just who I am naturally
Many others putting themselves in situations unknown
It just so happens I’ve been there for a portion in which they’ve grown
So I adopt the notion of caring for who they are
And rather not see them acquire any scars
Physical or emotional this world takes its toll
Never know what the next second or day will unfold
Irrational behaviors taken so some can elevate
It’s sad to think that some actually thrive from hate
I’m drawn to those who have a passion that’s great
One that expresses purpose and moral traits
While I sit back and restrict myself alone
The others confuse the tactic because they only focus on their own
Sacrifices have been made that aren’t public
Yet still more is expected because they want a lift
Selfishness seems to be prolific
Which is unfortunate since the results are horrific
Contemplating the next move and if I need a little time
What can I do to save some sanity, but still produce shine
I can’t shake the feeling of needing to protect
Maybe I spread myself too thin, it’s hard to detect
People saying I need to do this or that
When they themselves can’t even face the facts
It gets exhausting being the guide to the solution
Always being looked to for a sense of resolution
Not saying that I’m ungrateful to be used in this manner
Just many seem to take what I offer for granted to reach their own glamour
Given what gives me life it’s hard to avoid the needs
When someone is in trouble I feel obligated to help them succeed
It’s the double edge sword of the choice and it’s hard to balance
No matter what transpires there will always be a challenge

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Absence

When tragedy strikes it often goes one of two ways
You grieve and try to move on or let yourself get lost each day
When strength is needed sometimes only sorrow is met
Where does the comfort come from that we all want to get

The answer for me is quite simple, but still isn’t easy to have
Our human mind can interfere with the proper plan
As time moves forward the pain doesn’t seem to cease
Which is what makes it difficult to allow the peace

With loved ones surrounding the situation that is another way to lean
Yet many rather choose instead to do something unclean
All sorts of emotions flying around the experience
Everyone is different and the routes they can go contain many variants

When a loss is suffered nothing is guaranteed
As the lives of those left behind then have new needs
A hole is created that nobody else can seem to fill
Which is why you should look above to the one who will

Collision

Mixed signals happen all the time
Smiling one second then denying the shine
What is it that was done to make a change
Where was the transition to make you stray

If nothing is communicated how do we proceed
You still act the same on the surface, but not behind the scenes
All the kindness and compliments then no recognition
When should I be concerned at what stage of progression

That’s why I don’t delve too deep, it isn’t sane
Keeping to myself and in the truth gives the only gains
Hard to get connected and stay in semblance of cohesion
When the thoughts of the other person seem to breed treason

Putting in the effort to build you up seems to have crumbled down
I provide you all the smiles and then in return I have to frown
I guess that’s life you live and you learn, I thought you were different
Just goes to show the majority of society these days still prefers being selfish

Uncertainty

Everyone’s heart achin’ as the outcome looks shakin’
When one suffers, it hits us all the same
There is always an end in sight, that’s not mistaken
But you never want to see someone go in pain

Centered in the dilemma of what life is
Diseases that seem to avoid a solidified cure
An unfortunate reality when it strikes like this
Putting tragedy into the present to obstruct the future

All the memories swirl as to what was in the past
Leading up to these events it all seems mad
Time seems to continue to go by extremely fast
There doesn’t seem to be a pause, not even a tad

Everything in motion, the end comes closer
One of the sad realities that becomes known
With more loss comes more wisdom as you grow older
It just never gets any easier from what these experiences have shown

Constant

Facing the fright
Every single night
Always in a fight
Battle tested
Never rested
With time invested
War torn shadows
Where are the pros
Enough of the shows
Painstaking regret
Catching many in a net
Absorbed in debt
Filtration for my head
Thoughts diminish instead
My life has since bled
Everyone is connected
Nothing is perfected
Integrity needs to be protected
Moral values in all we do
Should be the first clue
To inspire the best you

Core

There lies a treasure trove
Hidden within a deep cove
Many don’t know it’s their own
Since it has never been shown

We all have traits within
Dreams that seem thin
The answers that lie beneath
Are waiting to become seen

It may take a little time to find
That’s why we expand our mind
Learning the pathway to navigate
What it is that makes us great

Each unique as we never peak
Don’t sell to yourself that you’re weak
Time moves forward and so do we
Obtain the treasure that sets you free

Forward

We’re now looking ahead to the new days
Remembering the past having the good and bad days
No matter what it is that anyone says
We’ve been through a lot of suspense
The situations we’ve faced and rose above
Lead us to the point where we have that strong love
A bond that cannot be broken
Unshaken in the face of all the doubt that gets spoken
Even though our lives will take different paths
The bond is always something that will continue to last
Our stories knitted together since your beginning
We’ve put together quite the journey of winning
Accomplishments were made and lessons learned
Our light that shines is meant to brighten not burn
As you walk into this next chapter I hope I’ve done right by you
So that you can hold your head high and lead her too

Journey

What is hope without love in the brain
What are friends without memories being made
What is truth without learning along the way
What is life without others involved in your day

Many questions and contradictions on the Earth
Just know your story has some worth
Nothing can compare to who you are
Because nobody else has your scars

No matter what, everyone has issues
Pain is part of the process so don’t let it surprise you
With gain there is loss, but it comes at what cost
The healing is always free with the gift from the cross

Let your experiences speak inspiration
Let joy shine bright in all situations
Let your words reflection compassion
Let kindness flow within all your actions

Casual

We peer out the window
See all the other traffic flow
Life flies by like, “where’d it go”
Once a child, now we’re full grown
Responsibilities stack up
How do you see the cup
Half full or half empty
So much to be distracting
Everyone vying for our thoughts
Questioning everything we bought
They call it research invading our privacy
Seems a little off logically
We watched movies about aliens invading
Never thought my life would be probed by agencies
So many thoughts, so little time
We all now walk a fine line
Nobody can make a gesture
Without feeling a ton of pressure
You see the conspiracy
Then everyone says you’re crazy
What if they just pay attention to the reality
A lot of what is considered real is fake
All for entertainment’s sake
When we witness a rift
We should see it as a gift
Because we need those that are different
The same ol’ same isn’t change
A continuous spiral of doing the wrong things
Gatekeepers trying to keep the truth out
People think it’s nonsense since it isn’t their doubt
Round and round we can go with discussion
The plot twists and ideas of separation
So many try to define differences that aren’t there
Making you numb to the feeling of wanting to care
Everyone wants their wealth to multiply
Yet their thoughts of others only want to divide
Command and conquer is one given tactic
It’s sad that many want to embrace that bracket
All these headlines are a miserable racket
Nothing we should hear if we want cheer
Just because we are in a different year
Doesn’t mean we should accept everything
There is still right and wrong in our living
Laws exist as does violence
So why does protection get met with resistance
Wrongful accusations are becoming persistent
Trying to create a dialogue that isn’t coherent
Yet still many believe everything they see
Instead of taking the time to learn correctly
There are many manipulative strategies in marketing
Hooking the minds of individuals unpleasantly
Think how it is you decide
Where have you gone on this ride
Are you comfortable enough not to hide
Can you allow yourself to express what’s on the inside
What is it that has dominated your focus
Are the proper things getting noticed

Memoirs

Thinking over the memoirs
As I look up into the stars
I feel all the old scars
With hope still shining afar

All the tragedy, insanity, and calamity
With each breath there’s intensity
Draining quickly all my energy
What’s left of me is in jeopardy

What this world does is blasphemous
And the ways of it aren’t at all prestigious
The declarations being made aren’t religious
Because most claiming it are instead venomous

The destruction is of our own doing
Hatred instead of love is accruing
That pressure of us lost in our own things
Is what’s keeping us from the grace we should be experiencing

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