Word Light

New poem…

Word Light

Let words and sentences light your way

Overtaking the darkness that holds your heart and soul,

Let voracious vernacular shed sun shine on all that

Darkens your spirit and dampens your soul.

Don’t dismiss the power of syllables and lines,

They can save your mind from outside torment.

Syllables leading

        To words,

Leading…

                 To lines,

Becoming…

                          full poems,

That save you from all that the outside.

Let emotion erupt in the poems you write,

And passion show in how you speak them.

Don’t dismiss the power of the word,

Don’t dismiss the expression that is within,

Let it explodes vibrantly in your word choice.

Don’t dismiss the power of poem,

Let it bring your soul to a peaceful home.

Invisible Legacy.

Another poem… Invisible Legacy

Invisible to many,

Only to be found through words,

Or seen through photos,

Blasted on twitter or Instagram.

Not important to any,

So it seems,

Unless shared,

Then I am important/seen

for 6 seconds.

The time it takes to glance a tweet or insta photo.

Will invisibility by my legacy?

Or…

Will my words and photos,

Keep me alive for future folks?

New poems! “We’re/I’m (not) sorry”

Two poems stemming from… my anger over certain issues.

Please enjoy… “We’re/I’m (not) sorry”

We’re (not) sorry…
For not fitting into your image of an ideal woman,
The chick who has boobs and is a size two,
Who has perfect teeth and flawless skin.

We’re built different with lumps and bumps,
Skin that reads like a road map about our lives,
Eyes that sparkle with our dreams and desires,
And a switch in our hips that speak our stories.

We’re (not) sorry…
For not fitting into your idea of “normal”,
We’re freaks for reading what we do,
And cracking non-pc jokes too.

We all have lives that don’t do “normal”
We travel and do blue collar work,
We study what we like and aren’t “girlie”,
We rock suits and ties in bright colors.

We’re truly (not) sorry…
For your flawed thoughts on who we are,
What you want us to be,
And that you didn’t friend us.

We don’t have time…
For fake folks,
Uncomfortable verbal pokes,
Or the bullying bullshit.

We’re (truly) not sorry…
For not wanting to change who we are,
Just to fit in and/or
To please you and others.

We are our own person…
Your bullshit is meaningless,
It’s your insecurity driving you to mentally maim,
We are perfect as we are.

We’re (not) sorry…
It’s your issue,
Don’t expect us to apologize
Go deal with your drama.

We’re (not) sorry…
Don’t expect an apology,
Not today nor next week,

Cuz’ we’re truly not sorry!

I’m (not) sorry…
For being who I am,
Tall; unique and wild,
Speaking my mind.

Honey…
I’m not a bakery or candy store
So don’t expect sugar coats
Or PC customer interactions.

I’m (not) sorry…
For not wearing what you want me to wear,
For not being femme or your label,
For wearing steel toed combat boots with rainbow laces.
I dress…
For comfort and fun,
Give me jeans; jerseys and boots,
And a few fine Tuxes and suits.

I’m truly (not) sorry…
For not fitting into your clique,
Or conforming to your needs.
Not providing everything you desire

I’m not here…
To impress the clique,
To be your “token” friend,
Or bend over backwards in a one-sided deal.

I’m truly (not) sorry for …
Your inability to deal with my freak flag.
Mistaking my friendliness as being a creeper,
Because I was concerned about your welfare.

I’m not wanting to…
Get into your pants and “convert” you,
Beg for your attention/friendship,
or be used and then forgotten by you.

I’m (not) sorry,
Nor should I have ever been,
For being true to who I am.
I will not apologize any more!

Cuz’ I’m truly (not) sorry!

Failed… Oh Well: MOVING ON TO AWESOME!

So I tried to ban myself from Facebook. Lasted about 4 days. It’s cool though! I know I can do it! So, I’ll be off again but auto post will be kicking up still. It’s alright.

How is everyone? What’s going on in your world? As a blogger, I want to know about my readers because it helps tailor writings and ideas. So, if you have an awesome idea… share it! :D I’m off now… am writing my first fiction piece. However, it’s a weird one considering where it is coming from!

Peace out for now!

 

Lent- Bye Bye Facebook!

I’m not a religious person. I am a spiritual person. I do believe in a higher power and will freely admit that organized religion does bug me. I take bits and pieces from each and mash it up to come up with my spirituality and it works for me.

I do celebrate Lent which may have some folks wonder why and I understand their questioning. It works out as 1. Lent is about sacrifice, 2. spiritual cleansing and 3. finding peace. These three things are very important for one’s spiritual sanity and faith.

Lately, both have been a bit in the toilet and it has been of my own doing.

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I am addicted to Facebook. It is a far worse addiction than coffee, booze and anything else I can think of. It’s made worse by the fact that I am an oversharer and sometimes, a troll. It’s been bad to the point where my real life friends have been ignoring me on FB (and in other means). I was sitting and reading a few things and realized how much Facebook has messed me up. The constant need to be on it and live through it was just getting to be too much.

It’s time I take my life back and find my spiritual ground. So, for Lent and probably longer, I am giving up Facebook. I am giving up the direct interaction of logging into Facebook. I still have to deal with my FB linked accounts like Spotify, this blog and others, but the main thing is… FB.

I can give up the main Facebook interaction and that is what I am going to do.

To those who I may have bugged on FB, I am sorry, I meant no harm. I am moving on and reclaiming my life. If you have an FB addiction, it’s time to check it.

Take this quiz http://theoatmeal.com/quiz/facebook_addict and see how you fare.

Check out http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ethics-everyone/201202/facebook-addiction

and http://www.wikihow.com/Defeat-a-Facebook-Addiction will help you defeat it.

Thank you for reading. Take care and keep strong. Much love and peace to you all! Shalom and As-salamu alaykum (السلام عليكم)!

Keep Going!

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This meme speaks volumes for a lot of reasons. I dedicate this post to EVERY SINGLE PERSON out there who is on this tip right now. Folks trying to get ahead, trying to do better and be better yet… get smacked by something. We all are working on doing and being better, but when your check is little or isn’t there at all, it gets scary. This image is real… shit gets real. You sometimes end up singing something  like…

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However, this doesn’t mean to give up. It doesn’t mean to stop pushing. It just means to push on. No matter what, keep going!

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That’s all. Just keep going.

Much love and peace to you all. See you on the flip.

Dreams Derailed? Nope, Just a New Path.

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I love and do my best to live that quote. I hope others do it too because if they do all that they can do to live the life they love and help others, then they have lived. It’s sad though at the same time because of one thing that it proves, you will ALWAYS have people critiquing and/or questioning your life.

My case? I’m going from photo/video/poetry to electrician. I’ll still create art, but I will do it for fun. Electrician is fun too but it will be my day job. I figured, I can be the best electrician I can be and help change the world. As an electrician, I can help set up those who are in hard conditions get electricity to power their dreams. Solar, Wind and other types of renewable energy can help power villages. If we can get that going and then get people the technology they need to educate and enrich themselves, we have a chance.

With this, I have had people question… why the change? I’m “good” at what I do now. If you have a dream and yet are progressing with what you are doing now… you may get these questions of change too. It’s ok, let them question and talk. Most will be meaningful, some however? No. In those dialogues? Just smile and understand that the person may have something going on in their life. Keep trucking with yours.

It’s a new dream/goal. Something different and just as grand. Find yours and remember

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When times get tough… remember the words of WC.

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If your dream/goal seems like it isn’t coming…

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Keep trucking! Breathe and be bold. I’m still bold… ;) You should be too.

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Thanks for reading… check out other posts and be bold! Much love and peace to you all!