Easy Street

Abstinence is easy
In this you should believe me
For I have lived it
And it fuels my experience

I’m not focused on pleasure
That’s not how my life is measured
This keeps me unique
Which is how I like to be

It’s not about conformity
Even though it’s tempting
I can live without sex
No matter how complex

I strive to live free
Away from the addicting
Lust just doesn’t suit me
I don’t support objectivity

Women are a treasure, a gem
So respect is what I give them

Abstinence is Easy

When reading the title you may consider it to be completely insane. However, there is validity to that statement no matter your relationship to the word. Even if you have engaged in the activity it relates to or are still awaiting to experience that aspect of life, the fact remains it is easier not to engage in that activity than what is being lead to believe in our society today. Constantly you see how much the media is trying to sell lustful thoughts and imagery of sex in order to push product, companies, or individuals. The fact remains even though it seems to be an overwhelming topic and is constantly put in front of the eyes of citizens these days it is only one of a million activities that can actually be participated in. When you talk about engaging in intimate relations with another individual it is my personal belief that it should only be encountered between a husband and his wife or a wife and her husband. Whichever way you view it there shouldn’t be any other facet in which someone should contemplate the idea of engaging in the activity or else where does the line get drawn? When looking out into the world today you see that the line has clearly been blurred and is open to almost anyone and anything. It is very sad to see this occurring because lives are essentially being destroyed figuratively as well as literally. You can see from the testimonies of many men and women who have been engulfed in one of the various sex industries (who’ve since exited) say just how emotionally and physically dangerous it can be to the people within it. There was celebration when slavery was abolished, yet in this day and age with the activity people are being taught to pursue the most it still remains stronger than ever. Sex appears to be almost everywhere you look and continues to entice every age group with its lure.

So with all that being said you are probably thinking to yourself how is it that you can have those feelings and write those words, yet at the same time have the title in which you do? The answer is quite simple and lies within one of the sentences above; it is still only one of millions of actions we can actually engage in. If you take a look at the world around us just living everyday life there are numerous aspects that we have to tend to just in basic responsibilities that can take enough time in the day to allow ourselves abstinence. Even with free time there are millions of other activities that we could engage in that wouldn’t allow ourselves to be caught in the realm of sex. This also allows ourselves the possibility to avoid the unwanted perils that sex can bring forth aka STD’s. When you ask someone with such a disease I am sure they would’ve much rather been watching television, cooking food, seeing a movie, enjoying a concert, driving a car, playing a video game, attending a church, etc. instead of contracting a disease that has since greatly hindered their life. There are many complex aspects to this highly talked about and desired activity, but the fact remains it is still easier to abstain from engaging in it than it is to physically allow yourself engagement. With the influences of drugs and alcohol it greatly increases the odds that one can fall into the trap of having these sorts of relations, but they too can be avoided easier than obtained. I know that this may seem crazy to some people who are completely surrounded by these sorts of things in their neighborhoods or cities, but there are always outlets to partake in different scenarios if you just allow yourself to see them. There is always a way out of difficult situations and there is always something else you could be doing other than something that could cause harm to your body. Many people that have to endure such hardships with people essentially suffocating them with the antics of alcohol, drugs, and sex usually don’t take the easiest form of action that is known to them… walking away. In most cases they either continue to deal with the situation in which they have been dealt or give in to those particular temptations. Despite the greater difficulty being in changing the situation it is still the best way to go about handling things to allow oneself to improve the environment in which they live.

Addiction lies in the lives of many people and comes in a variety of forms. With some there are healthier addictions than others, but the fact remains that addictions are real and exist greatly in the world in which we live. That being said there are some people who get caught up in activities that addict them to the idea of sexual relations and even some who are addicted to the actual activity itself. I am not going to pretend that it is easy to get away from such a thing as addiction, but there are plenty of outlets in which someone can express themselves to allow a distraction away from the addiction. The fact that the addiction is in the form of a singular activity within a world that presents millions is still a true statement. However, the condition in which you are able to decide and make strides against an addiction over a situation that is just a simple choice is of far greater of difficulty. With that being said, you can’t argue that addictions are indeed formulated and not just simply acquired out of nowhere. There first had to involve a choice by that same individual who is encountering a form of addiction. A choice that could have went differently from the beginning allowing themselves to never have felt the wrath and power of an addiction over them if they had decided to take one of the many other outlets available in the world around them instead of that one particular activity. When you think technically a conversation with a person is an activity and seeing as there are billions of people on this planet in an age where it is easier and easier to connect to them. It should then become clear that you can easily engage in them from person to person providing many different things to do in order to distract away from one singular activity. Given the way conversations are depicted, you can easily spend a greater amount of time within them than you can on many other things. Conversations allow the opportunity to get to share your background as well as learn the background of the one in which you are speaking with. If you add more people to the same conversation it can twist and turn in many different ways causing there to be a greater time sink. Reading is another example, currently sitting or standing wherever you are now reading this allows the title to remain true because it is taking time away from the chances you engage in that particular activity or another one that you are trying to stay away from. Being that this is randomly on the internet from one person living in this world, there are many similar writings spanning the globe that allow time away from a particular activity of choice.

So you see, the concept is simple to understand once applying basic principles of thinking about just how many different routes there are for someone to take in order to spend their time rather than just one. Given activities that may or may not entice the human mind and body more than others, there is simply still a choice that can be made in order to participate is many others. Now, I am not to say that there aren’t situations that occur in this world that someone cannot control that indeed make them engage in such an activity as sex. Without using the word as it is violent in nature, I believe you can think of what it is on your own. Generally it prevents the victim from wanting to be near that sort of physical activity again, however I have seen others take it the other way and try to handle those emotions by continuing to partake in sexual activity. Despite the initial underlying factor of not choosing that circumstance, beyond that point there is a decision process and still many activities existing that can help prevent someone from falling into the depths of a physical lust. Abstinence is easy, granted with what the world throws our way making that statement hard it is still a truth given the many ways we can make that statement a reality within our lifestyles.

Connections

When you sit back and think about your own body and just how many living pieces are involved to create it, the essence of it all is truly amazing. Skin being comprised of many living cells that conjoin together to formulate your exterior. The millions of blood cells that run through your body to help your immune, cardiovascular, and muscular systems amongst others operate efficiently. The number of nerves, tendons, and veins that run throughout your body connecting everything together that allows all aspects to work in great cohesion. When you think about how tiny yet very important DNA molecules are within your body as well it just brings the design to life. There is such mystery and depth to the human mind and how it operates. The fact that forms of electrical pulses are involved within your head, just speaks volumes to the fact of how remarkable each of us actually are. When you break it down even further seeing as each organ, limb, finger, toe, etc are different from one another it is truly astonishing. We are made up of a great collective of living operating units. Without the unity that occurs within our body, there wouldn’t be the success that it has in operating to its potential. Unfortunately there are circumstances that allow for problems to take place that hinder the ability for certain individuals to experience the general norm of how the human body operates. With these circumstances it should just provide an essence of thankfulness and appreciation for those who are without those difficult obstacles.

In analyzing some of these problems, there sometimes are very little differences that cause large problems in the way the body operates. This to me hints at just how precise a lot of things have to be in order to experience the very simplistic notion of health doing the easiest of things. I find it very disheartening that those who experience problems or differences with how their bodies react mentally or physically with disabilities are then treated unfairly by those who should be helping them. People who have experienced the “normal” way that a body feels and then acquire an ailment or suffer a tragedy that removes as aspect of that health can attest just too how painful that is all around. We need to remain united in support to treating people as the way we’d like to be treated so that even those with such disabilities can experience life in much the same way. They deserve the same compassion and love that each of us who are fortunate enough not to have to endure such hardships still wish to acquire. Experiences tend to go a long way in the mentality of a person. Through positive experiences one can go on to do great things and acquire much success no matter the obstacles that they face. With negative experiences that can just lead to the downfall of not only the one individual dealing with them, but also those that are inflicting that experience. Negativity tends to generally spread a lot easier and quicker than positivity. In looking at how the many aspects of the body have to unite in order to formulate the cohesion that it does just to operate correctly, this should show us that positivity is the greater choice. The slightest negative aspect in the body can cause detrimental harm overall considering just how tightly knit the body is with all its moving parts.

Society is nothing more than a body of people aka living things and in order for it to run successfully the parts within it have to be operating in a positive fashion or else it experiences a problematic downfall. The connections within our lives say a lot about what it is we stand for and our actions tend to speak louder than our words. These collective aspects shape our overall personality and reveal the identity in which we wish to occupy. In order for the things around you to take shape or to become different, the important thing to do first is to analyze yourself because the choices you’ve made tend to result in what it is surrounding you. Responsibility is a complex and difficult thing to grasp at times, but we are all responsible for the negatives that are occurring around us even if we aren’t directly in relation. If there isn’t an active effort from yourself to stop something or spread awareness to the problem in which you disagree with, then you aren’t exactly providing that positive piece to shape the greater workings of a solution.

The Earth lives and breathes to the tone of how the many species within it operate. As you can see overtime just with humanity alone we have caused environmental changes being small pieces to the puzzle that have affected the entirety of a body such as the Earth. The choices and activities that humanity has participated in have influenced the way the Earth has since changed. It is quite evident that sometimes even the smallest things can have a huge impact when you think about the one aspect of pollution for instance. That is one form of activity that has overtime greatly affected the way the Earth’s atmosphere has changed, which results in various changes within the workings of the weather system amongst other things. The first reaction to cut a problem such as that down is to band together and figure out a solution. Uniting and coming up with a positive alternative for anything is always the stance that is garnered in order to improve a situation. Sometimes the positive or moral standard is in the minority, but that doesn’t make it less correct. That to me would imply that there needs to be a greater focus and spread to allow for the proper change to take place, as mentioned earlier it is easier to spread negativity as you should be able to witness each day. Looking within the media, social networking, and probably in your every day typical word of mouth exchanges you most likely hear stories of negative nature. Not so much because people support them, but because of the shock factor and shear amount of them that draw people’s attention. These tend to outshine positive works because they are more controversial or intriguing to talk about. This is where you get into viewing how these whirlwinds of insanity develop. Much like the human body, sometimes the slightest thing can make everything completely unravel.

We are all a collective in life, there is no doubt that connections are real with experiences being shared. The aspect of life is just that of which the body is a larger form of what millions of living things are participating in. What is it that you feel contributes to the success of life? What is it that you feel is needed in order to improve life in general? Thinking of life as more than just what it is you yourself are experiencing is a bit tricky. The knowledge is so vast of life being interpreted as a larger ordeal, but that is in fact what it is. We are all tools and connections within the frame of life that contribute to the essence of what life is while we are alive. Nobody likes to be ill, so why is it that so many people are allowing themselves to be a hindrance or “disease” within life itself? That is precisely what detrimental negative actions are considered, simply a disease within society and experiences for those who encounter them. As mentioned prior, these negative notions spread and impact that which is around them greatly much like a negative existence within a body. They need to be dealt with and in order to do that people need to simply unite and counter it with a positive standing that is moral in nature. With unity and strength great things can occur as our very own body displays to us each and every day.

Sterilize

The sin in this world is unbearable
Much like a cancer, though it is curable
Many wonder how that can be
At the same time simply refusing to believe

No matter how you want to be perceived
Life is much better once you’ve been redeemed
Whether you take that literal or spiritual
It is correlated and as potent as a mineral

Many out there asking viable questions
Not truly wanting answers, but rather recognition
Because in their mind they’re always right
So any mention of Christ may cause a fight
Since pride tends to clash against any insight of the Light

How can one disregard hope and faith
When it is involved in their each and every day
Whether they believe or not it is still enacted
It’s a common trait instinctual in action

If life is all about power and control
Then why is it you can’t even regulate your own temple
By that I mean your body which operates automatically
Without you consciously taking initiative in directing

And without that temple you have no life
So to have that trust is a must, are you enticed?
When you sleep and are unresponsive
Is it not then you participate in this faith collective?

Faith is real and a trait many overlook
The hope of a tomorrow is also misunderstood
We’ve come to the point where many just expect
Until that day comes when ones humanity comes to an end

The concept of good and evil has always been present
Just the depth of it all doesn’t seem to get registrated
The mind and body are complexities in themselves
So to elaborate that this is all for nothing lacks intel

What I’m saying is look beyond the surface
Creation is real and still lives within today’s presence
Have you ever been labeled as a creative?
Inventions require creation, a vast objective
So why the delay in acknowledging the basics

Good/Evil, Moral/Sin, and Heaven/Hell
There are many signs amongst us as one can tell
Whether you choose to analyze and understand the depths
Depends on your own personal diligence to pursue intelligence

It just pains me to see people lost in ignorance
Allowing misconceptions to formulate their experience
We as the human race are obviously gifted
So on this day why not decide to get lifted
Accept the Love of God and Sacrifice of Christ for true enrichment

Raw Dealings

Held under a microscope being analyzed
Despised by someone laying on the other side
I can’t contemplate why it must be this way
So I’m done wasting time and going about my day

There is always evil to rival good
No matter how educated or misunderstood
The fact remains there’s an image to segregate
Even though we’re supposedly the United States

Wait, what is that you say
United we stand in the grand plan
Yet, we allow such chaos even in our government

Multimedia thriving on the violence
Disregarding the good times with constant ignorance
If such is bliss, then why is it causing conflict
Leading to something we just don’t fix, but rather inflict

We’re all human and we’re all flawed
But we all want love, not to feel distraught
Why such a fuss where it isn’t needed
So many times situations are being escalated
When there’s no reason for a fight to even be created

Solutions being disregarded to prove points of mistake
Leading to actions that result in mass heartache
Parties getting involved that have no clue
Just deciding to spew whatever it is that they want to
Giving the sense of malice to further the coo

The notion of two wrongs don’t make a right
Seems to be quite an accurate insight
With constant negativity gleaming through the cracks
You can’t expect to ever get anything good to come back

Holding onto a grudge or a false hate
Won’t deliberate any pathway you may take
Stepping away today is not too late
To give up the antics that makes your conscious break

Beyond a Box

Holidays come and go
As do the gifts that come with the snow
Yet one will always remain
It is the one I wish everyone would gain

The gift that keeps on giving
The one that has saved souls from the beginning
The element that garners respect from millions
The sacrifice that cleansed the blood of all humans

That one gift is the only one I need
It is the gift of Christ who shed his blood for me
Still to this day many remain unsaved
Seeking gifts in other shaded areas of grey

Putting Santa Claus first worrying about receiving
When it truly is better to be the one giving
God gave us all the gift of eternity
And allowed us this one chance at living

The true gift of Christmas should never fade
We need it to arise and be given each and every day
This world can’t afford any more wasted presents
No money needed just a willingness to be pleasant
In the effort to give a gift that extends beyond comprehension

He wants us to give the gift of his word to others
In the form that he instilled in us to discover
The gift each person receives that makes them unique
In order to spread his gospel to all of those needing
Every ounce of his compassion to acquire true spirituality

We’ve accepted blessings throughout the years
Now it is our duty to deliver his message to more ears
In order for them to hear his calling
So they can journey on home when this world begins falling

Interwoven

Seven continents all connected by one planet
We are much the same despite being different
Don’t let the cultures turn you away
Love can transcend any barrier in the way

We’re all human each and every day
No sense in something minimal preventing a delay
In the event of a uniting friendship
That can disband hatred and cause evil to slip

With each second one comes closer to death
How is it that we want to be remembered after our last breath
Will we feel we left the Earth leaving a positive impact
Or continue in fear that we’ll be forgotten (poof), just like that

We allow hearsay to control the way we perceive
Instead of personal experiences such as a face to face meet
Is it all propaganda that we have an element of hate
With media raining down stereotypes to prevent there being any clean slate

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine that the world can be great
However the fact of the matter is we can still learn from our mistakes
There is still time to unite and overcome the misconceptions
Our life here is meant to be together in the form of connections

Just because we are separated by seas
Doesn’t make for an excuse to be enemies
Contrary to popular belief we are one creation, one species

We are an army of one, for one, until our life is done
Living under the same sky, absorbing the same sun
Some take longer than others to learn and understand
Yet the fact still remains we come from the same place, which is God’s hands

Top Story

What a shame that in this day
I turn to the news to yet another tragedy
Violence arisen with little suspicion
Leaves the family members questionin
What it is that had actually happened

Why did they lose their loved one
What is it exactly that they had done
Nobody deserves that surprise
The one where life is drained from the eyes
And the only thing living is the memories left behind

Streets filled with murder and drugs
Trying to negotiate terms with guns
This isn’t how it was suppose to be
Livin life for the mystery of money

Tears flooding the faces of the innocent
Because someone they loved fell victim
To the rise of evil lurking in the distance
No longer any comfort with the lack of restrictions
That these actions have on each and every citizen

Where does it stop, when can we breathe
How do these crimes quench the thirst of greed
Discrepancy in each and every top story
Always a negative that results from a selfish prerogative

Where has the essence of common sense gone
Is taking a life really the only solution
There is enough suffering for ones liking
So why not end it with a new form of understanding

New Treasure

There once was a girl
Who wanted to pursue the world
Just to find out that wasn’t the correct plan
She found the love of a different man

The one who died for her way back when
Made the sacrifice so she could be born again
Free from the struggles of certain temptations
She could now focus on fulfilling a purposeful mission

Never knowin the true worth of herself
This new esteem grew and helped improve her health
No longer focused on the why, but the who
She was able to pursue what it was really meant for her to do

Realizing she is a prize in His eyes
Not to be treated like an object by any guys
But rather a treasure of the heart and mind
A new creation she became almost over night

Onward she goes through the trials of life
With a new focus to deny the chains of strife
Determined to spread the message of love
She’s now complete to help others rise above

Missing You

(1st Verse):
There’s so many people I need to thank
Too many in fact to even name names
Just grateful at the chance to know them
Such a wonderful family and some great friends

Life has its up and downs, time and time again
Takin deep breathes, siftin through the messes
I have had many people there to aid my situations
A journey I’ll never forget because of all the experiences

It was through adoption I came, but it’s all the same
It’s as if I were born their own, the same DNA
I’ve been blessed through all aspects
A family for the Lord, so I give much respect

There have been rough times, I won’t lie
But in the end Love prevailed and all was fine
I was placed with the right people and this I know
Because not only do they help me, but I too help them grow

Parental guidance that introduced me to glory
Niece and nephews that allow me to impact a story
Sisters a bit older, but still gave examples I can implement
Into this lifetime adventure that has been Heaven sent

(2nd Verse):
I know at times I’ve been distant, for this I apologize
Just know you are forever in my heart and mind
When I look out and through another’s eyes
I learn so much even if I don’t show the signs

So many memories that I miss over my time
Life takin us in different directions, but they still shine
Things I’ll never forget even if left unsaid
Know that I am thinkin of you always in my head

It isn’t one person or a special group of friends
Because I’ve been blessed through everyone I’ve met
However there are some that made my family extend
Those relationships I will forever treasure and respect

Whether through games, sports, or everyday livin
The times that have come had great precision
They happened at exact moments which felt destined
And I hope you all continue a successful mission

Friends like brother’s that I never had
Havin spiritual and not physical bonds with women
Exposure to all ages and races, I am truly glad
The occurrence of it all is truly quite interestin

(3rd Verse):
It’s hard to narrow it down and give specific shout outs
When the list is still growin even as this track plays
It is probably sky high by now without a doubt
Just know that I miss you if I haven’t spoken to you today

There’s grief and pain from different moments
That I would like to have had changed
But it’s in the past now and far too late
I can only continue to learn from my mistakes

With each conversation and meet
There is always a nice hidden treat
A gem of a find that applies to my life
Usually helpin me to proceed through strife

It’s hard to say what tomorrow may bring
That is why I try to encourage and speak
With each tick of the clock time sinks
Days go by quick, so I want inspiration to peak

So many people to name and thank
Again it is all of you that I appreciate
Each of you are a true blessing to me
Filled with purpose as well as understanding
And irreplaceable to what has been a humbling journey

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