Need or Greed

A lot of heartbreak going on these days
With many treating relationships as if it’s a game
It’s sad to hear about all the charades
Since so many are suffering as a result of the shames
Nobody taking responsibility for the chatter
Male or female it doesn’t even matter
Since they don’t enact what it is they’re after
Just rather complain about the way things are shattered
Instead of helping to change the culture
They’d rather continue to get picked at by another vulture
So quick to rush into the next
I’m curious if anyone truly has self respect
If you give so freely that which should be saved
What is left to commit to if that’s their only reason to stay
Patience obviously needs to grow
Awareness and understanding need to flow
These “needs” that many focus on
Aren’t worth your constant dips into depression

Pulse

A thread is all you need to make a pattern
So when times are tough stick with those who matter
Don’t try to go outside the lines
Keep holding tight to what’s right on the inside

There is always hope in tomorrow
For it begins a new day to move away from your sorrow
Letting go sometimes is the hardest thing
Especially if the one who hurts you the most is wearing a ring

Struggle is part of any process
The mountains and valleys help create progress
Without a test you never have a chance to build
So stick with this life and exercise your will

Tied together

There comes a choice for most
It can result in pure elation or make you roast
The time for engagement is the beginning
Many at the time expect nothing but winning

The facts remain people change
Nobody wakes up the next day the same
A ring to symbolize the new connection
But a lifetime ahead to possibly go different directions

Relationships take time to build
So be sure that you maintain the proper will
Because if there is the slightest doubt
There’s no issue with waiting it out

You have to know that both sides are strong
Otherwise the bond can break at the slightest wrong
It takes two to make things work
One side isn’t meant to just be there for perks

If only many more focused on the depths
Perhaps many more marriages wouldn’t meet their deaths
The engagement begins the process of promise
And vows need to represent the definition of honest

Choice

They say you can’t pick your family
But, my parents picked me
There is truth to the saying
Since I didn’t have a say in the things

Adopted and introduced to two new siblings
It’s been awhile now, the numbers are adding
Family for the most part isn’t chosen
Until you’re ready to get your own in motion

Friends are what most of us actually get to pick
With an eye to promote time in those relationships
When it comes to starting that next chapter
Commitment and loyalty are what we’re after

The notion of giving up shouldn’t exist
Being there throughout needs to be the promise
Just like the support of a family or a friend
Enhance the best you’ve ever had choosing to give your all till the end

Dark Days

It’s all the same… we’re livin’ in these dark days

I’ve encountered many women
No matter how much you respect them
They’ll flock to the dudes who throw the most money
Then they wonder why they’re left feelin’ empty

I feel like I’m in a library
Goin’ through books with different covers
Flippin’ the pages and the content is all the same to me
I’d expect more variety, but it seems hard to discover

Why do they consciously go after what they say they don’t like
Why do they give attention to the types they bad mouth constantly
It all really puzzles me, because it’s as if they’re all alike
No matter the background, upbringing, or country

It’s all the same… we’re livin’ in these dark days

You mean to tell me that objectivity trumps positivity
You mean to tell me that a gentleman gets overlooked for someone creepy
It’s all just silly that it happens over and over again
The nice guys finish last no matter the time… future, past, or present

Doesn’t even have to be for meaningful relationships
It’s even in the aspect of simple friendships
Crazy to think how this world has changed
People claim it’s greater, but it’s vastly deranged

I simply can’t understand the thoughts in their heads
I know it’s something that is best left unsaid
I’m just continuously disappointed in the discrepancy of the culture
I’ll never change, it isn’t in my nature

It’s all the same… we’re livin’ in these dark days

Ventilation

I’ll never have the opportunity to hold my own child
Since this world is messed up with no virgins for miles and miles
It’s not just them it’s me, I’m just so fed up mentally

No judging, your business is your choice
When it comes to personal matchmaking though I have a voice
Been a straight edge since day one
And I’ve still been able to enjoy mass amounts of fun

Some require a little extra boost
For them though it’s what makes them lose
Not going to settle, it isn’t my style
I gave up the idea of marriage going back now awhile

Still to this day I get the questions
Just bounce, I’m fed up with those conversations
You introduce me to a Christian virgin above 23
I’ll call you both liars since the age for sex is lowered for the ladies

With each breath I maintain a rage
Like the Hulk constantly angry to keep it caged
I’m a nice guy, raised a gentleman
Never would I say something explicitly negative

However, I’m not afraid to state the facts
People want to poke me to see how I react
A little of this and a little of that
No woman for me, I’m solo… it’s been a nice chat

I despise the lies and expectations
They want to bring up the discussion
Just to be confused with how the world really works
I don’t need to explain myself further I’m not interested in the perks

I’ve seen confidence, beauty, and plenty of worth
But the core 5 things just can’t be found on this Earth
Perhaps I was brought this far for a reason
The reason I’ve stated already to remain single no matter the season

Nobody seems to hear it though as if they’re not ready
Just because I’m aging doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy a life that’s steady
If it was God’s will for me to be a husband
I believe some choices of mine already ruined that plan
Regardless, He’d see it through if it was supposed to happen

Far in the past now where those memories belong
No need to try to replay it in my head like a catchy song
It’s hard at times to look forward not knowing your legacy
Living a life with purpose isn’t always easy

Many want to cop out and blame others or God above
I don’t need that outlet I’m more than man enough
To own up to my decisions and hold true to His wishes
Responsibility takes many shapes, but so do different ambitions

Refraining from the temptations was quite a daunting task
Which is why I have my certain standards that will always last
Enjoy your relationships and treat them with great seriousness
Since they aren’t guaranteed and many these days don’t result in success

Too many focused on themselves and being flirty
Leaving all sorts of openings for affairs and adultery
Each and every time it is sad to see, so how can I trust
It’s just better to do what I’ve done and avoid this relationship stuff

In this day and age love needs to pull out ahead
With that being said, I’m referring to the true definition
Temporary pleasures aren’t what make things great
It’s the depths of emotional connection over time between two mind states

If you’ve found that lifeline, I applaud your discovery
Some search a lifetime without any, forcing themselves into recovery
I’m well aware every person has their own journey
Just wish more would acknowledge that fact as I enjoy my own without worry

NRNS

I may catch a lot of hate
That’s fine, that’s great
It isn’t easy bein’ right
But well worth the fight

You know me, I say only in marriage
With many, they’ll just disparage
That’s fine, I realize difference
Everyone has free will insistence

Regardless we can all agree
There shouldn’t be sex without that respect degree
So many voice how they’ve been used
Or mistreated and at times mentally abused

It’s a vicious cycle this sexual craze
With everyone scramblin’ through this maze
It leaves many in a haze
Focused on one thing as they steadily gaze

I’m tired of hearin’ the complaints
When it was their choice to taint
Their special gift
Through means that are illegitimate

It isn’t so much the whining
As it is the stupidity and timing
Actions speak louder than words
So if you don’t get respect expect the absurd

Just because someone says one thing
Doesn’t mean you should submit willingly
There are more lies to acquire pleasure
Than you will ever be able to measure

If one can’t bother to commit
You can bet their intent isn’t legit
So many aspects to a relationship
Why focus on sex when so much more is relevant

Many these days intertwine before they kiss
If you look at a target, that’s clearly a miss
The switch needs to be flipped
Back to romance, chivalry, and courtship

No need for unwanted pregnancies and disease
Or the development to be in the realm of cheat
So many are depleted and relationships ruined
All because sex was willy nilly, not knowin’ what they’re doin’

If you don’t get respect, why give sex
Somethin’ so special, somethin’ so complex
There’s no reason to sell yourself short
Maintain your integrity, no need for the export

But let’s be real for a second
Many just don’t have self respect
Which leaves cracks in their dignity
Allowin’ for the messes of insanity

No respect… No sex
It’s a simple concept
Even though our views may be different on when
That principle should still apply over and over again

Origin

When you view your significant other what do you see
Do you fall back to the first time you met respectfully
Or perhaps focus on the current time that you’re living

Will there be more chapters to this story
Will the love continue to grow successfully
Are you doing your part to prolong the journey

Ask yourself if you told them how much you care
Each and every day they deserve to be treated fair
Hold them tightly even when there may be despair

Whether you’re looking back or looking ahead
The love that once was should still be spread
If it has grown that is great, but if you feel it’s fading prevent its death

Invest in the good memories that you shared
Back when you were gitty at every situation, perhaps a little scared
Get back to the roots that got you initially paired

Times change as do each of us
Life together though should be a plus
Give them a reason to trust

Express your love
Let them know when push comes to shove
That you’re theirs and they are yours, even when times are tough

Forgive

A tricky utility that many are missing
The days we embrace ourselves selfishly
There are those out there that hurt us
But aren’t we guilty all the same if we’re honest

I bet many of you, if asked
Who is it that angers you the most
See a face that is clear as day without a second passed
The problem is your face likely also makes someone else roast

Nobody’s perfect we all make mistakes
We each have our own individuality
Standards are different and the decisions we make
Experiences over the course of one’s life provide differing mentalities

Regardless, that grudge you may have
The angst you carry around that stresses you
Isn’t worth your time nor effort to alter your life’s plan
Stand up and do the unexpected, forgive what others do

If you can’t claim perfection, I bet you’ve also wronged
The time to treat others as you want to be treated is here
Perhaps you would like forgiveness from someone, so the relationship can go on
Start by forgiving yourself, so you can show that your change is clear

Nevermind the way others think
Forgiveness is a powerful tool
Don’t allow the baggage to make you sink
Provide some joy and good will to prevent all that is cruel

Thaw

As the earth uncovers
I think of all those laid to rest
The loved ones left behind in this adventure
Each day that goes by brings forth yet another test

Those left with you are a gift
Cherish your loved ones and relationships
Don’t let the time slip

We want what we don’t have
But take what we got for granted
Appreciate all that you have obtained
Whether through hard work or charity

Keep your head held high, smile wide
Allow the memories to mold you
This life right now is where we reside
Temporary, so try to enjoy the ride
When it gets tough… remember you’re an overcomer, you can make it through

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