Rule

Today with all these new “rules”, I’d rather be the exception
There is no reason to cultivate to this nonsense, no exemption
I want to move forward in life to be one of God’s extensions
So that I can further experience his blessings

Many people conform to what it is they think is the new norm
Each time experiencing a form of storm
These waves of emotion tackling their mind
Bruising their personalities each and every time

Depression has run rampant over the public
Everybody seems at a loss to what is causing it
Categorizing it as an illness
Little do they know their ignorance

We can’t solve problems when we ignore the variables
Each algorithm has a set of steps in order for a solution to be capable
Eliminating the centerpiece to the core of our understanding
Will continue to bury all the normalcy and comfort we wish to be feeling

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Concern

Many people think she has it all
Trying to hit her up for the call
Wondering how she could be single
So they continue the efforts to mingle

Their primary concern is the look she presents
When they have no clue what’s going on in her head
Struggling to wake up each day
As the momentum of depression has its way

Still looking pleasant with a beautiful essence
But you can’t always believe the surface suggestion
The realness is what lies beneath the initial impression
So take the time to realize the entirety of a person

She puts on a good show for those around her
Even though her thoughts continue to burn
It’s not easy being at the center of a whirlwind of emotion
Seeing everything spin out of control with so much commotion

As I sit back and view from afar
I just hope she can hear my kind remarks
I hope they can reach the storm she’s in
Before another layer of her confidence thins

Dreams

We all have a different grasp on reality
We all have a different description of fantasy
When it comes to our lives we’re all unique
We all set forth different goals and dreams

If they were all the same this planet would be boring
The disdain towards difference in some way is growing
When many aspects should be celebrated in knowing
Many chase success through one definition and their progress isn’t going

Lots of people coming out describing depression
When it’s the hole in their hearts that’s causing the session
If they don’t have a belief to achieve
Then how can they ever experience a feeling that is gratifying

So many people these days feel like nothing
Society encourages that thought in certain ways, it’s disgusting
Cultures may vary as well as skin tones, but humanity is the same
Intelligence didn’t come from nowhere and life isn’t a game

Languages provide the element to communicate clearly
But we’ve lost the vision of togetherness and it’s costing us dearly
We’re not meant to be the same, it’s like a puzzle
We’re all different pieces to the bigger picture of this hustle

Each person has a purpose and should dream beyond sleep
This life isn’t meant to be wasted, but to help provide meaning
Expression is key to the stream of this river of time we’re experiencing
Wake up and begin listening don’t flood with issues, but rather help flow positively

You may be down, but you’re not out
Despite what may seem like a valley of doubt
Those elements that resemble a drought
Can indeed be quenched by an everlasting fount

Everyone has problems, that’s why we’re here together
Nobody is ever alone in their endeavor
Formulate memories and create bonds for the adventure
Time goes quick, this life doesn’t last forever

Microscope

Have you ever felt backed up as if you can’t reach out
All of your thoughts are filled with doubt
Looking everywhere for answers and no friends that care
At least it seems that way because of how you’re drowning in despair

Shut off to the world not letting it be known
That the real you is suffering with no hope shown
The façade is doing its job hiding the pain
But how long can you last as it piles up each day

Each second the clock ticks you wonder the next step
Which way is it that you can feel an ounce of progress
Success seems to be what defines us, but the definition isn’t just
You and I both know there is more to this life, but we can’t shake the rust

Time is a constant, no alterations necessary
But it seems to be differing as it is no longer plenty
We can’t explain the transition that happens as we age
Especially when we can’t figure out how to dissolve our rage

As each one of us tries to turn the page, we pause on ourselves
In the world of today that seems to be the key to wealth
After all how can we make an impact if we aren’t right
The answer is easy because nobody is perfect in His sight

Tonight as we lay our heads to sleep
There is still a world surrounding us full of broken dreams
To focus on our problems isn’t what makes us unique
The ability to encourage one another is one of many keys

Unlock yourself from the chains of today
I guarantee you can identify with someone else’s pain
There is something to the saying, “there’s strength in numbers”
We’re all inhabiting this planet for a reason, so why not truly help each other

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

Abyss

Have you ever felt locked away, no doors
No room at all for your mind to soar
Hidden away, pitch black… wanting more

Left with more questions than answers
Not really knowing what’s out there
All while trying to decipher the enclosure

Many are trapped in similar places
Depressed within, but smiling faces
No signs of suicidal thoughts or cases

When in reality they are looking for an out
Constantly focused on all of their doubts
Not allowing themselves an escape throughout

Quite sad to know that this is all too common
These days more than ever you hear it happenin’
All seeming fine until the most unexpected action

Never give up on others nor yourself
Reach out, spread hope, and share positive health

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