I Hear You

Out of the Haze

Just because you speak,
Doesn’t mean you are heard.

Just because you are heard,
Doesn’t mean you are understood.

Just because you are understsood,
Doesn’t mean you are valued.

Just because you are valued,
Doesn’t mean you are cherished.

Just because you are cherished,
Doesn’t mean you are loved.

Just because you don’t speak,
Doesn’t mean you have
Nothing to say.

When you speak
I intend to listen.

And, when I listen,
I want to understand.

And, when I understand,
I want you to feel valued.

When you are valued,
I want you to feel cherished.

And, when you are cherished,
I want you to feel loved.

When you speak,
I want to hear
Everything you say.

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Don’t Look (Away)

Locked in a cell

Consumed with rage

Inconcievable Hell

Living in a cage

Muted, No voice 

Only screams

Matter of choice

Judge, me not

Jury, still out

Just let me rot?

With seeds of doubt?

Help me

I’m dying

Forgive thee

I’m lying

Awake but not living

Consumed by hate

Start fogiving

Before it’s too late

Morality lost

Change begins now

At all cost

The cell in which we reside may be within our own being. 

Locked in perpetual misfortune of life’s most inconceivable misgivings, not knowing who we are or where we are going.  

The cage may be our own mind, or those around us screaming we’re not enough. 

Hell, may not be a distant place in the future but rather now until all eternity.

The voice lost is not merely our own but our power to realize change is achievable, that those of lesser fortunes may need someone stronger than they to help them get to their feet rather than looking down on them with crippling words of distain for their state. 

Choice is theirs, and ours, how we treat others is as much a reflection of ourselves as as of anything else. 

We can throw away the key, but the key to living is to keep on giving – to ourselves and to others.  

We can judge their fate, be the jury of our peers, we can hate all we want, but how about learning more? 

Seeing more? 

Judging less?

Harming less?    

An eye for an eye is a grand scheme, but the world we are already blind – to what we don’t want to see.  

We can turn the other cheek, the but world we continue to look away – from what’s staring back at us.  

It’s not they who is lost, it is us. 

It is not them who is not worth the cost, it is we who are will pay the price. 

We are One.

Love.  

Today…And, Everyday

People,
they will be born
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will rise

People,

they will die
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will set

The hours between

now and then
Even when

People,

they will laugh
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will rise

People,

they will cry
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will set

The moments between

now and then
Even when

People,

they will gain strength
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will rise

 

People,
they will fall ill
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will set

The seconds between

now and then
Even when

People,

they will succeed
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will rise

 

People,
they will fail
today, they willl
as surely
as the sun will set

The time between

now and then
Even when

People,

they will
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will rise

People,

they will
today, they will
as surely
as the sun will set