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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Necessity

Being alone brings a great peace
Something that is so elegant, a great release
When one is alone physically
You can be comforted greater spiritually
Many people view certain lifestyles as lonely
When you’re never truly singular if you’ve come to know the Heavenly

This life can present quite the masquerade
People wearing many different masks each day
Hiding their true selves to one person or the next
Presenting a falsification of what is really going on in their head
Many seek after what it is they wish to find
Rather than the gifts they should desire from the Divine

Hope hasn’t died, just many people have given up
They’ve turned away from the truth and relied on what they can pour into a cup
Enough is enough, but only they can decide to change
There are those of us who provide the tools to present grace
Just many ignore the need for something greater
Because they get tied up in the fact that everyone has errors
Which should indicate to them the reason we all need a Savior

Endure

Trying to hide
The fallen pride
Identity subsides
Anger collides
Then depression divides
Love can provide
An outlet to guide
So never give in to suicide

“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

The Truth is

Can click play to listen to the piece as you read

So many ask “What is truth”
How is it you define truth?
Because many out there want to know what truth is
Some say it’s what you experience
While others feel it deals with relationship

The truth is… the truth is

Only one holds the answers and it’s a gift
Not many in this world can fathom it
Nobody seems to appreciate the relevance
So what is it exactly that the truth is

The truth is… the truth is

You want to know my story
You idolize someone else’s glory
It’s not easy living in a world of heresy
It’s not easy leading a life with meaning

We get force fed false idols
A pictured painted to feel entitled
The wrong ways, the wrong signs
The culmination of the end times

These mood swings, these terror rings
The news feeds with celebrities
It’s a conspiracy that’s gleaming
A distraction that is demeaning

Tied up in ethnicities
I’m sorry we’re all humanity
The focus on wealth is a tragedy
The disrespect isn’t encouraging

We all need to take a breath
We all need a stress test
To analyze our hearts intent
What’s in our mind is blatant

If you must see just to believe
Then you’re missing simplicity
All the factors of hypocrisy
Are dragging us down emotionally

The quiet times, the lawful lines
The mistakes should not be enshrined
Is our focus now to entwined
That we’ve lost what’s on the inside

The truth is… the truth is

The truth is I’ve lost touch
Sometimes I feel I’m not enough
I’ve been through some rough stuff
But nothing that God wasn’t in control of

You see I’ve been knocked down, but not out
I’ve been battered and bruised there’s no doubt
However, with that said I’m not dead
So there’s no reason for me to be hanging my head

There’s much worse out in this planet
So I hope you don’t take life for granted
Ready or not one day you’ll see
That perspective can mean everything

There’s homeless and helpless
There’s cognizant and belligerent
There’s informative and ignorance
There’s religion and relationship

So many similarities it truly is uncanny
Depending on the definitions that we see
Determine the people that we will be
Something that should be taken very seriously

If you look back at the past
What is it to you that lasts
There are many things called history
But not many are worth mentioning

Those that are seem to stand out
So why not go about and stand proud
If it’s something you believe then be loud
It can’t be passed on without word of mouth

The truth is… the truth is

The truth is Christ died and rose again
But many don’t think that happened
It’s a sad day and a sad way to be betrayed
To ignore how love was being portrayed

Many argue with science or mathematics
To each their own but it proves creative tactics
In order to create there has to be intelligence
So how can you say there’s no divine design

You developed, I developed
Not on our own accord, but through a process
This society we have now is all a mess
Something we made, which is why many are depressed

This is what happens when we abandon faith
Ignoring the facts just to do things our own way
Nothing will succeed if we turn away
Nothing positive will occur if we don’t change

Many want things to stay the same
Just to further the agenda of their own name
It’s quite a shame to observe
The masses and masses being conquered

The evil within can be rooted out
Only if the desire is there to be found
If one can’t acknowledge they are lost
Then how can they then overcome the cost

Love hasn’t gone away
Love hasn’t gone astray
The reality is love hasn’t changed
The problem is we’ve become deranged

The truth is… the truth is

The truth is I’ll never be married
It is a burden I’m left to carry
No wife, no ring, no kids, no legacy
Something that use to anger me

Now time still ticks and it makes me sick
To know that I’m rare in order to care
About the life I live as a Christian virgin
So unique that it peaks your interest

I open my eyes and plead to the skies
That there are those like me that still exist
Because if there is then maybe I’m wrong
And I can begin to sing a new song

I just know that it isn’t likely
So here I stand with the same plan
To remain loyal to the God that made me
The Lord that has always stuck with me

To avoid the temptations that others absorb
So I can shine His light once out the door
It shouldn’t be a mystery that I am different
Otherwise I am not being legitimate

I am not afraid of what others may say
Not tomorrow, nor today
This is my life as it remains
True to the choice to abstain

Each moment I take in order to pray
I hope that there are others who will be saved
It really pains me to witness the rarity
Of those who value themselves in this humanity

The truth is… the truth is

The truth is too many are focused on getting rich
Not enough of us are focused on the kids
Those worldwide or those of our own cribs
Many misguided all through their adolescence

Being unattended and left babysat by technology
With the media pumping them full of violent tendancies
The news only corresponds to the most epic tragedies
So if they want attention they go on shooting sprees

Many are forgotten and faced with trafficking
Something hidden away from the mainstream
Apparently it isn’t worth it to be educating
Slavery still being dominant in this society

Embedded in their mind are thoughts of pleasure
Sex rules their entertainment nothing else close to measure
What is deemed a choice gives pressure
The problem is the choice they think is right deals with murder

Difference of opinion doesn’t change the facts
Most kids these days don’t think just react
What happened to the notion of cause and effect
Probably deals with the lack of parental consequence

As I said there is too much nonsense
A plethora of wrongful information entering their heads
They’re not getting enough positive attention
People who care enough to give them real direction

Most are treated as if they don’t have a purpose
Being given lies that their lives aren’t worth it
Suicide is still rampant to a great degree
Something you’ll never be able to diagnose medically

The truth is… the truth is

The truth is my parents have been married my whole life
But between us three kids the weddings were five
Marriage these days has taken a dive
With the divorce rate continuing to thrive

I’ve asked myself a thousand times
Where does this world instill their pride
While sin continues to take them on a ride
It leads to a road of destruction as they die

Mistakes and heartache continue the plague
The variables these days are all insane
With emotions sick, my heart beats quick
And the walls around us remain thick

We build them up and tear them down
When we’re not the ones wearing the crown
Many people argue that times have changed
Yet stupidity seems to remain the same

So many attached to what feels right
They ignore the proper matters of insight
A relationship takes time to build
Sex isn’t what makes you fulfilled

Those who use that as a foundation
Find themselves in horrible situations
Their relations never seem to work
Because they miss out on all the other perks

If commitment doesn’t keep you driven
Then you should reevaluate your actual reasons
Because anything that leads to mistreatment
Should be thrown out before you’re both depleted

The truth is… the truth is

The truth is I’m not who I should be
There is plenty that needs improving
My guidelines are found biblically
Which is why I’ve been sacrificing

It’s enticing to see others answer the call
Not even worried about a potential fall
They just take the leap of faith
No questions, no laziness, just pure strength

Their path is straight, not deviated
They march on to see others elated
There’s no time for procrastination
This lifetime needs full attention

There is always room for improvement
No one on this earth is perfect
Trust is hard to come by in these times
Which is why Christ saved our bloodlines

Too many try to run and hide
When the truth is right there to find
Will they seek or will they sink
Each breath takes you closer to the brink

Love won’t ever become extinct
Because God is alive eternally
Alpha Omega beginning and the end
The one who made you should be your best friend

This life won’t ever be easy completely
But there is much to gain from simplicity
Each and every one of us are guilty
Which is why we need grace that is heavenly

The truth is… the truth is

The truth is you’re still alive
So a difference can be made toward what’s right

God Bless!

Savior

One man changed the world as was documented in history
Each day that goes by He creates more and more memories
His name is powerful amongst the world in which we reside
However many don’t want to believe His story or the way that He is indeed still alive

He taught to love others as you do yourself
Never harm your neighbors and to be mindful of your health
He gave great healing to those who needed it most
Some couldn’t understand His humility as He never did boast

His message was rather simple, but many made it complex
He proved that words were also just as important as actions
Never did you see Him indulge in the wrongs of today
As He was sent here to show us the proper way

His sacrifice is the purest definition of the word
Where today we see many definitions becoming blurred
The message He shared and proclaimed has transcended time
With each day you’re drawing nearer to His sight

Whether you believe it or not, it doesn’t change the facts
The question is how is it that you’ll actually react
Have you heard the good news, have you met this individual
Many are caught up with the physical, but this is now something spiritual

His love for you is beyond our own comprehension
The suffering He faced was to help you out of a dire situation
Death can no longer be feared due to His grace
And there no longer needs to be a frown upon your face

He came to save you and give you a better life in this place
You can accept the gift He has given without chase
Even if you feel you’re an undeserving case
He wants to lift you up and be beside you during each race

Listen to Him when He speaks
You’ll know it’s Him because it’s always comforting
Don’t let your view of Him be ruined by a third party
Seek Him first always, so you’ll be ready for His second coming

Lost Relatives

It’s said if you have love then you’ll show it
If you hold someone dear then they’ll know it
Living how you feel isn’t always right
But positivity can go a long way in this fight

Each day life grows older
Time doesn’t cease just because the world grows colder
There’s an enemy that ticks with the clock
Which is why you need to build your foundation upon the rock

So many relatives, so many lost perspectives
Some I don’t even know because of my adoption
It’s important to show witness to the grace that I’ve been given
But impossible for me to do it with those I’ve never been connected

In this day and age trust can be minimal
Which is why I need to lean on my faith principles
Trying to trust while in these lands, the effort seems miniscule
However, without some trust you can’t experience the spiritual

Across the globe many live
Across many borders I have relatives
Some who are lost in the essence of spirit
Some who aren’t known because we’ve never met

I hope that each of them has love all the same
That each of them has joy on this day
With each breath that they take an improvement is made
And at some point they’ll accept the gift that gets them saved
So that one day we can all be together through Heaven’s gates

River

I’ve often thought about the times you told me I could fly
To the sky in which a great glory resides
The day that comes when it’s all said and done
Crying now in pain, when one day that will all be left behind in the shade
I’m not one to go around expecting a parade
Each time I do something well, because it doesn’t mean we have to celebrate
I want to exchange my success for the cure of someone else’s heartache
The days that we face full of pain, but put a smile on our face as a charade
Can’t be forgotten because you can’t hide all your problems
I looked once and once again saw the notion of commotion
That entangles our mind sending chills down our spine
Poverty and violence are worldwide, but it needs to subside
I’ve anticipated change and instead accepted blame
I’ve hesitated when I should’ve remained motivated
I can’t seem to recall when it was I last rose from this fall
Each time I enter the world it feels so cold
So let it snow, as it’s often said and it’s no longer winter
When will the heat of summer spark a fire toward desire
To diminish this explicitness that we encounter
I’ve lived a smart life, but remain clueless
Intelligence comes through learning, but experience produces wisdom
If it isn’t you than it’s me left questioning why so many accept being empty
That pit deep inside isn’t hard to find
You look in the mirror in horror at times
Wanting things you don’t have instead of being thankful for what you do
In order to find that happiness you think is hiding you must seek
Open your hearts and eyes to those who are weak
Provide your strength to match their need
So at the end of the day their strength can be your remedy
It isn’t hard to see we’re connected
That’s the answer to your question
If you treated each other with love and dignity
There would be many more peaceful cities
I say a prayer because I know He’s listening
For the health and well-being of each individual living
Regardless of your stance or belief
I outstretch my hand to help you if you need relief
Doesn’t matter your age, gender, or ethnicity
The thought of you being harmed displeases me
I’m in the country that claims that it’s free
When in reality we all can plainly see
It isn’t this life that truly grants us that legacy
It is said that one man can change the world
But that event already happened
Before the diamonds and before the pearls
A simple, yet extraordinary gift was given
Many choose to deny the existence
When facts have proven this particular mission
I sense that the world is going in the wrong direction
Each day there’s a story that shows the misconceptions
Just because the times change doesn’t mean we should sin
Self indulgence isn’t a recipe for togetherness
Pleasure shouldn’t be defined solely to the physical
Because temporary is no comparison for the eternal
I hate to think about all the tragedy lingering this very moment
By the time these words have been spoken
Chances are someone has suffered in some way, shape, or form
And the only way to persevere through all these storms is to kneel before the Lord

2K

All these eyes on me expecting me to act proper
Held up in their expectations to be a showstopper
I wake up, I get dressed, I get to work… no nonsense
They only see the label though to activate their judgments

How much money do you stack
How much status do you have
“How much” is so sad to quantify the life we have
It doesn’t matter, why bother, look forward… not back

Reality is contemplating what comes next
What the future holds can be complex
It satisfies to experience fantasies
But all the improper notions keep bugging me

I’m not one for temptation nor get caught up in imagery
I’d rather set up, dig deep, and get to know somebody
The following is disparaging what I once knew
Broken the borders of over eighty countries, now what to do

I never settle, what did the pot call the kettle
I don’t get lost in the black, I retool and react
All eyes on me by those closest
Why does what they think even matter if they weren’t chosen

I’m frozen in time, these thoughts… these rhymes
I was told to sing, little did she know I don’t do notes but only flow through time
More emotion, more rage, more angst, more pain
It’s all the same in this game to elevate the skills to not be plain

I write deep to avoid all the shallow
Yeah I’m a guy, but mind my manners
Do you know why, because women matter
If she’s virtuous than she’s more valuable than rubies, just read Proverbs

This excerpt isn’t meant to disturb
But to properly conduct an element of reverb
The butterfly is in full effect when the ripples go out ahead
Skipping stones may skim the surface but still connect

Each time we fly we feel that rush
Our bodies changing as the noise around us slowly begins to hush
As such I’m given pressure to go clutch
Just when I think I’m done and enough is enough there’s more stuff

Silence everywhere, all the clouds floating by
No internet to be distracted by
Just the world below in the view of a bird’s eye
So remind me again of why

Why does someone feel the need to intrude
So focused on what it is I have to do
When did life become about the critics
If you’re expecting perfection you won’t get it

I’m not here to please the human intuition
The ideas that last only come from the spirit
Not everyone shares my perspective and that’s fine
Just don’t get in my face because I’d rather not hear the whine

I dine in, I prefer not to go out
The spotlight isn’t meant for me to spout
My message isn’t my own I’m just a vessel
So when I say it I mean it because Jesus is special

You have to be careful what you represent
Because again, you either get criticism or compliments
Stereotypes are forever here due to the misunderstanding of what’s clear
I steer my journey the best I can, but I’m human and sometimes screw up the plan

My faults are my own no need to hustle
The greatness that can appear subtle
Is that which is gifted as part of the bundle
I’m nobody in the greater picture just another candle
Trying to shine a light that doesn’t get rustled

I’ve said I’ll never get married… yeah, I mean it
Which means I choose virginity forever… yeah, I mean it
Too many women these days with dirty laundry
And I’m simply not the guy to clean it

I’ve tried to pursue ones that I was close to
Just turned out there were secrets of things I don’t do
So I’ve chose to remain alone, it’s how I’m made
It wasn’t easy for these first few decades
To remain astray from all the sexcapades

Five ways, five questions, five morals, five situations
Four women, four relationships, four cultures, four destinations
Three excuses, three reasons, three wishes, three experiences
Two unique, two memories, two distinctions, two replacements
One goal, one mission, one common thread, one vision

I’ve come and gone, I’ve seen much chaos
The life I’ve lead has had few regrets
I was once stuck in the past, a constant collapse
Never did I imagine time to go so fast

A decision to make about some friends
Ones I figured I’d hold dear to the end
Sometimes in order to move forward, old things need to be shed
Facts appear unclear but in the end there’s only one death

I’ve played the game, seen the rules portrayed and changed
People claim to change with the times, they don’t hesitate
Conformity can be ruthless if you’re blind to the brainwashing
I’m held captive at times by the demons toying with my psyche

Telepathic is something I’m not, but I can read the thoughts of the nation
We’re not meant to fully understand nor acquire all the answers to our questions
Some just can’t see what is right in front of them
Some just can’t fathom that they have a purpose beyond comprehension

Never give up you hear it all too often
When the world shuts you down, your confidence softens
It’s natural, but many hide their thoughts of suicide
Putting their life on standby showing falsifications of what really resides in their mind

Ending what seems to be torture here doesn’t equate
You’re opening a new door behind another gate
Don’t be selfish those left behind are now in a struggle
Coordinate your thoughts with others before you crumble
Our weaknesses aren’t meant to make us forever stumble

I heard a story of how someone knew the love of their life
Little did they know what was living inside
Prior to the marriage cancer manifested
Once they found out time was short, they were still meant to be wed

So many stories, so little time
Even if you’re on your death bed
Those around you think losing you would be a crime
So with each thought think about the love instead

It’s always a treat to meet somebody
Though I’m a private person I can be chatty
You ask, I’ll answer
You speak, I’ll inquire

I’ve always learned something from another’s desires
Especially those who charge ahead through the fire
No stopping the determined and diligent
Fighting for what you believe in is strong motivation

Support ideas because they are what last
A message is never dead if it can span generations
Words withstand the test of time
No matter the language, no matter the borderline

Several hundred countries are on this one lone planet
We get caught up in ourselves so often we sometimes forget
We’re not the only ones with problems
A smile goes a long way, show kindness instead of condemnations

We get tied up in the social aspects
Though we lack the integrity to take certain actions
I mentioned how I get looked at, but what if I was a mirror
Would those same people think the same way when the image was clearer

Concern is a tricky subject as it blankets the horizon
An area so broad we can’t find the start or end line
So we cover the first things we see rather than what lies deep
Nobody to blame really as it just seems to be instinct

I clap and applaud all those who remain true
All the influences these days can simply consume you
Various ways to infiltrate your life with a click here and there
Some people over share and some people just don’t care

It’s intense to see what happens when the wrong person gets picked on
Terrorism is an escape to cover the reality of what actually goes on
You see what I see, you breathe what I breathe
From the media to reality there are just so many discrepancies

Solitude isn’t necessarily a bad thing
Wisdom can come from many advisors
As long as those advisors aren’t corrupting
The one truth we seek won’t come from “many”

There are elections to play at a democracy
When it seems candidates already know their placing
These controversies are a constant delicacy
Much like the lives of everyone in every country

Nobody is better than the other
We’re all the same race despite different colors
Ethnicity may vary, but no reason to doubt
That we can all live together and figure things out

Harmony is lacking, hatred is stacking
Elements of nourishment are argued
As more definitions are losing their initial backing
I’ve tried to do some tracking, but my efforts get unglued

Some enjoy the grind, some enjoy the climb
Some seek to find, while some just waste time
The struggle is real, so what’s the deal
Life comes and life goes, are you ready for what lies beyond the windows

An open sky available for all to witness
Even with disabilities there’s no reason for silence
Many ways to communicate, many ways to advocate
Learning is paramount and nobody should feel enslaved

I seldom experience the feeling of tears coming from my eyes
However those times exist as I’m not immune to all the pain underneath our skies
In due time, I’ve realized, it’s all slowly burning
The end is near, but the world will keep turning

We see the physical disperse around us every second
So many different ways to witness destruction
Violence is something that doesn’t escape us
Each night on the news it headlines and it doesn’t surprise us

Have we become fully integrated into the methods of evil
That we can’t decipher what needs to be done to end the upheaval
When will we see the retrieval of hard work that’s ethical
And ignore the temptations of the subliminal

We all eat, we all sleep, we all hope for decency
But still find no time to show respect for humanity
So many seeds sown with greed, it’s sickening
Yet there are still shouts for the essence of equality
If you want the whole piece then how will there ever be peace
Do you truly not see where it is this is all going

Hypocrites are often called phonies
When everyone at one time themselves is guilty
We reserve the right to alter our opinion
Plus we all make mistakes with the more time that’s given

Don’t discredit the methods of which you can’t understand
As again if it needs to be said there is much we can’t fathom
I hold true to the belief that I maintain
Everybody can try, but it won’t be swayed
Not yesterday, not tomorrow, not today

If you truly hold dear that which you defend
You should be able to withstand a few rigorous lessons
If you falter at the first sense of a battle
Then maybe you should reexamine that fence you straddle

I’m not shy to admit I’m gifted
I’m well aware of how I’ve been lifted
You too are the same no matter your name
Despite the emotions of potential shame
There is always positivity out there for you to gain

Addictions categorize a fine line of tragedy
Some see the problem, others see the process
What the actual situation is determines if it really is a calamity
In most cases though even with stress, you can’t mistake a mess

Whether you like it fast or slow
Round and round it all goes
Try not to turn it into a show
The pressure of it all could cause you to explode

Many thrive off tongue in cheek
Thinking it makes them witty
When in hindsight is shows their true intent
One that may or may not be decent

With all these words, you may find them absurd
The category of which isn’t meant to torture
A rhythmic feel, you know the deal
Sometimes there’s thoughts you just can’t conceal
Especially when they begin to swarm
I find courage in many different forms
And I hope you do as well to get through your storms

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