Lines

Almost everyone is in a pursuit for cash
Avoiding being cordial and instead brash
Nobody respecting the cold hard facts
That respect and decency are what attracts
Everything is more fun with more friends
So within the pursuit don’t treat them as loose ends
Family first is how we should approach deals
Reflecting the love we all hope to feel

The lines of communication have become blurred
Hesitating to connect due to the constant barrage of slurs
Hatred emphasized nightly through various news
When togetherness is the change we need to see accrue
No matter what you say or what you do
Each of us has had difficult times we’ve been through
Doesn’t matter what you think you once knew
Every day presents something new and a radius of change begins with you

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

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

Chapter

Caught up in a web of choices
Listening to the variety of voices
What is it that should be done next
Do they really know that step will be overly complex

Thoughts are generally favorable
While the actuality is far from stable
The journey is the majority of the battle
Deciding the route shouldn’t leave you rattled

Moving forward is the only thing time allows
If you remain stagnant, then opportunity won’t follow
If you are unsure of the future
Occupy yourself so you don’t succumb to doubtful tortures

Even with all the advice only you can tell if you’re ready
The amounts of changes in certain things are plenty
Only you can determine if you’re capable of understanding
Since the facts lie within what it is you’re experiencing

Don’t take life lightly
Ramifications are heavy
With every action there is a reaction
And with every pro a con

Choose wisely on when you’ll begin your next chapter

On the horizon

On the horizon awaits a plan
Will you go for it or let it fade
The distance too far to scan
But you know that it’s an upgrade

Don’t be afraid or get caught in charades
The journey is worth the risk
But is it really, your doubts begin to parade
Only one way to find out, don’t get transfixed

The steps you need to take
Are right there in front of you on the pathway
Some may result in a few mistakes
Just don’t let that ever stop you from going on your way

Sunset

All the things in life we try to get
All the goals that we haven’t met
I’m sorry for not meeting your expectations yet
So pardon me as I drive off into the sunset

Held to a higher standard it’s clear
We get caught up unconsciously in fear
Not quite sure which way to steer
When we have yet to find our appropriate gear

If the end is near, when will it stop
This bubble you’ve built is about to pop
My faith isn’t something that’ll drop
But your view is lacking growth, it has flopped

All the things in life we try to get
All the goals that we haven’t met
I’m sorry for not meeting your expectations yet
So pardon me as I drive off into the sunset

Lingering issues of feelings from the past
Long last the facts of success and contrast
I’ve never ventured into the aura of relapse
Except when it came to the thought of my loves collapse

Such painful addictions catch the unsuspecting
Little do they know that once would turn into many
Our culture caught up in the realm of judging
When not one gavel should hit since they’re not perfecting

All the things in life we try to get
All the goals that we haven’t met
I’m sorry for not meeting your expectations yet
So pardon me as I drive off into the sunset

These grudges constantly seen are atrocious
People waving their hands around like it’s hocus pocus
Getting their encouragement from the wrong daily doses
I wonder if they’re aware that they’ve been caught in hypnosis

Subliminal messages are now constantly identified
No longer can the secret societies continue to hide
Conspiracy has long been viewed as a negative
When at times it has exposed an actual perspective

All the things in life we try to get
All the goals that we haven’t met
I’m sorry for not meeting your expectation yet
So pardon me as I drive off into the sunset

Time to look forward so that we can forget any chance of maintaining regret

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

Action

An imagination is a powerful thing
So many have dreams they’re replicating
Others lay still in defeat
Left waiting patiently to do something

In this land of opportunity
What is it that we mostly see
Is it success or failure
So much nonsense to endure

Many choices lead to many pathways
Which is it you’re choosing today
One can lead to happiness
The other to sadness
Not knowing which, is the delayed progress
Pondering decisions can leave one left wishin’

Many reminders of only living once
Many times people get caught up in stunts
The key is not to be afraid
Own up to the choices you ultimately make
Considering with each day, there can be change

Learning is the catalyst
Knowledge needs to be the protagonist
You are the essence
So don’t be afraid to make a difference

Strange Game

It’s a strange time
With each and every rhyme
I wake up the same
How is life a game

I take a look around
Guess what it is I found
It appears ever clear
And no, it isn’t fear

What shows most isn’t fame
Nor is it their given name
But the fact they carry around a lot of shame
I’m not the one to blame

The facts remain
There’s much to gain
But loss comes at a great cost
People wanting heat are caught in a frost
Wanting to be saved from their burdens, but their lost

We don’t choose birth
But with it we’re given worth
Some have said they want death instead
When success awaits, if they could control their head

Surprise, it comes and goes
The life we live, no other human truly knows
We’re all over the place in what we choose
Just always respect others and then you’ll never lose

Breathe in and breathe out
Blink your eyelids with or without doubt
You can continue to scream and shout
Or get focused to pursue the appropriate route

Ringtone

Desperation calls
Often times leading to a dead end
Some don’t actually know it all
There can be quality within, allowing you to ascend

Desperation for certain things
Will leave you breathless and empty
Desiring something of value, purpose, and meaning
Will lead you to a well fulfilled journey

Resist the vault that makes you numb
Turn away from the decay
Remain steady in resistance, don’t succumb
Tomorrow is a new day, let’s make it better than yesterday

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