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A story that many seek
As they go about their week
Trying to be strong, but in reality are weak

Seeking a pleasurable treat
From each individual they tend to meet
Yet don’t treat them how they want to be treated, but like meat

A person is still a human, we’re in the same crowd
Somehow the view of each has been different aloud
When we all have the right to freedom or should be allowed

No matter the country or the view
Diversities make things unique in all we do
Respect, kindness, and discipline in this era sure are due

Intellect and wisdom are different machines
Try to change up the daily lifestyle, try a new scene
Learn through experiences, rather than just by what may be seen

Effect

Half a planet away
You cheer me up each day
To think in the past
We never would’ve crossed paths
Now with the connectivity
I’ve gotten to experience your blessing
Despite the distractions and tragedies
Technologies have still been exciting
A gentle personality, innocent in a way
Greatness blooms within, this I will say
A smile that truly impacts my heart
No matter the miles we are apart

Barrier

Two spirits separated by geography
One is earthly, the other now heavenly
One can see the other, while one just remembers
Two seconds is far different for each member

What was once a flash is now a light
What was once darkness is now bright
The drastic changes from one to the next
Something to ponder, so complex

An instant is all it seems when it’s done
While living, it may seem like a lengthy run
Years are a measurement of time
But nothing can express the gap between these two sides

Variables

The winds shift as people argue over policies
Trying to persuade others to their senses personally
Talking about all sorts of different controversies
Gun laws and restrictions when it isn’t the material, but the person’s mentality

Time after time we’re witnessing multiple tragedies
Just lately many centered around one common city
Still people don’t see it, you’ve got to be kidding me
The hatred that spreads derives from our very own society

The messages that get taught and displayed
Recur constantly day after day, every single way
There is no end in sight when you tell people they are nothing
Trying to implant it into their heads that there’s no purpose residing

If that’s their outlook for themselves in their sight
Then how do you expect them to value someone else’s life
It doesn’t matter the background of the victims
When the perpetrator decides that their lives are also not worth it

Many of these shootings end in suicide
It’s because they feel it allows them to hide
Which is far from the truth since they essentially get glorified
Media giving fame to their name while the families of the lost are mortified

They don’t get away from the consequences
Yet many people want to feel that is the essence
However many of us know of a further judgment
That doesn’t get discussed since the media embellishes a different predicament

So what’s to stop many others from replication
If they feel they can get notoriety from and escape the situation
People are being driven into these false perceptions
Creating further conflict between citizens of every nation

Especially when you try to segregate humans
By painting the picture of something minor equating a huge difference
When the reality is we’re all the same race
Each uniquely made being identifiable through our face

Many variations can support that fact
The population count is one simplistic way to react
If people don’t appreciate themselves
How can we expect love for others not to remain rotting on the shelf

There is change that needs to occur for sure
Just the reality is nobody wants to acknowledge the proper
Faith and belief have almost became taboo
While violence and hatred have seemed to fill their shoes

Sad days with sad times
The gateway deciding not to shift the line
Light does still exist
Just this world seems to prefer the darkness

“Eternal”

This song was created for entry into a celebration contest hosted by the producer Dansonn who reached the 100K subscriber milestone on his Youtube channel. This track will also be part of a later album project. We had to enter via Youtube, so I figured I’d post that form of media for those of you who may want something visual to see while you listen. Thanks for your time!

Eternal

Listen while you read here

1st Verse:
Forever, Forever we’ve always been told never say never
Few things actually do last forever
But not many believe in those endeavors

It isn’t simple to navigate life’s adventure
Constantly living under pressure
So, many fall in line with certain pleasures

The definitions get skewed as many don’t know what to do

Love and marriage, commitments fallen through
Humanity and race, both of which fit the same shoe
However, nobody pays attention to what they once knew
As hatred and disdain seem to continue

You may ask yourself what exactly is it I should do
Not I as in me, but I as in you

The views of today haven’t been forever
They also don’t belong to the one most clever
For them to last or even become has been a tragedy
One that deserves to see its ending

You can’t ignore it, you seek a love that never ceases
Despite relationships having left you in pieces
The simplest answer to it all though is Jesus

2nd Verse:
Forever, Forever we’ve always been told never say never
Few things actually do last forever
But not many believe in those endeavors

Open your eyes, good and evil have been around
Doesn’t peace seem like a pleasant sound
Seek grace before you enter the ground
You only live once, has your life been found

The risks we take, the lives we make
Nothing ever goes as planned and isn’t the same
We try to create and formulate
All of standards around us that advance our state

I’m talkin’ mental and physical, not geographical
We’re so focused on ourselves instead of the critical
The information we consume needs to be biblical

We can’t make the same mistakes as yesterday
It’s important to learn consistency in this day and age
So many exclaim they want to see change
Then they need to step up and help turn the page

No excuses, don’t hide away or be shy
Christ didn’t sacrifice and rise again to watch us stand by

Closing:
You want love, forever
You want life, forever
You know the answer

This track was created
This community was created
Creation has been around forever

God Bless

Graduated

All the pressure on ourselves
Various choices available from what I can tell
Some choose one way, the other a different pathway
Each venture requires levels of succession each day

Education is the focus of progression
Whether or not that is your personal intention
School is put in our lives without hesitation
A further hope to educate the next generation

We spend all the time and work hard
Some choose to stay in, while others draw different cards
Choices fly at us in this life, so don’t hesitate
No matter your views, I hope you graduate

There are many forms of success
Some consistently deal in progress
Others recover from falling into a mess
While all of us deal with passing tests

Take out the whole aspect of a degree
Look around this world at everybody
There are alternative methods of graduation
Everyone looks to overcome difficult situations

You can apply it to the standard definition
Or broaden it to fit within all sorts of missions
People accomplish things of all different forms
Making something better of their lives that was once torn

Overcoming an addiction
Refusing a temptation
Fulfilling an obligation
Maintaining a position

Plenty of ways to portray a specific ideal
Everyone is on a journey to feel what’s real
As you wake up out of a deep sleep
Just remember no mountain is too steep

Put in the effort and the time
You can make it through just fine
Follow the lead of a straight line
Don’t deviate from a path that makes you shine

Decades

Three vastly different journeys
Each life is something truly unique
Two approaching and one beginning
The third and fourth with plenty of planning

One has started his third set
The other approaching that same set
Myself, I’m ending the era of the twenties
Approaching the years that will now begin with a three

My two oldest nephews, one who is twenty the other eighteen
So close in age, but experiencing vastly different scenes
As the one begins this next set of ten, we’ll see if he truly is a gentlemen
The other nearing that realm of adulthood has a lot of choices waiting ahead

Three lives in different significant states
All with sights on the future ahead to be great
We all have a link to which we can relate
However the way we carry ourselves differs on this date

Each of us encountering a difference in circumstance
With our lives having significantly different plans
Everyone experiences this with those they hold dear
As you hope the best for them as well as yourself each and every year

They say these years are still considered young
However what ultimately develops before it’s all said and done
Comes from these years that society tries to paint are for fun
Importance of improving our knowledge should be at the forefront to obtain further wisdom

The lives ahead for each of us
Need to be lived in a way that’s a plus
The negativity all around is more than enough
We three will hopefully continue to rise above

Decade

A frame of time that signifies ten years
Two people in my life where it is now so clear
Two journeys with vastly different pathways
Both of them a significant part of my family

A nephew and a niece nearly halfway through
A tenth year in their lives, with much more ahead to do
Still plenty for them to see and to witness
A life that I hope is filled with a plethora of good experiences

They’ve already encountered many hardships in this block of time
Facing separation and anxieties that seem to be commonplace in these times
What lies ahead within this next set of ten
Can make or break what it is becomes of them

The teenage years defining their adolescence
Will provide them with many choices to test their endurance
Can they maintain their innocence in a world such as this
Or will they succumb to some temptations that will ruin their temperance

Time will tell as they grow
Their lives unfolding with more to show
I hope they stick to the morals they know
As this life goes on with no way to slow

Signify

There are times when you have plans
Wondering if what you’re thinking can be executed by your hands
Those thoughts of doubt and excitement sway this way and that
Then comes along a sign that signifies you need to step up to bat

When life throws you curves you need to remain on a straight pathway
Distraction looms off in the peripherals with the doubts of yesterday
Time only moves in one direction, so should your progress as it gets tested
Having lofty goals or high expectations of yourself isn’t necessarily negative

You just have to know how to handle the disappointments
Failure is bound to happen at a given interval, but that’s relevance
All aspects of the journey are of utmost importance
You just have to be willing to make the adjustments

Don’t hesitate to turn what’s sad to glad
Being able to always decipher the good from the bad
Because that which makes you mad isn’t viable
And not everyone close to you is someone reliable

Those closest can tend to be the biggest deterrents
And you don’t ever want to truly be selfish
But sometimes you need some alone time to improve your methods
When that time comes execute at every given second

Analyze all of the relationships
All of the hypocrites
All of the intelligence
And all of the significance

Which is greater your fun or passion
Your greed or compassion
Your pleasure or progress
Your money or success

Whatever you think should come next
Don’t hesitate to put your efforts to the test
Allow yourself a chance to fulfill the plan
Because if not for you it may never have the legs to stand

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