Love is all you need

Whether it’s signing in silence,

or protecting what you hold sacred,

even if it means coming to violence,

taking what you’re given and making it,

or making a life on a paradise island.

It’s all love.

And when we see that all of us are more free, when we embrace every face, every walk, every race, and eventually erase and replace chasing that race card,

Which was made up in the first place,

with simply loving one another

in victory and with grace,

Then and only then,

the magical paradise island

of when,

will begin to make amends

for all the misguided intentions,

demented use of weapons,

forced standing at attention,

and relentless oppression

that then led to this current

predicament of

resentment, dissension,

lack of contentment,

and descension.

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Rose colored silence

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Our Father

Father’s Day

To all the men out there up early in the morning, while their kids are still snoring, no longer ignoring the moments before them. To all the guys who’ve grown wise, that stay up late at night expositing advice, being nice, and tucking those chillins in tight at bedside, try as I might, I don’t yet know your plight, but I salute you tonight. To all the still young boys who once rebelled, and once revelled in what destroys, and spent too much time playing with weapons made from toys, but yet grew up to young men, able to forget those things other than laughable anecdotes or notes written on birthdays and Anniversaries. To those young men, daily out grindin’, trying to cultivate and find a better life for their children and partners to thrive, today and tonight, I tip my cap, I salute you, I wish a Happy Father’s Day to You! And to all the single mamas working harder than most any other, having to run as father and mother, doing both roles mostly without blunder, is it any wonder that I wish you a happy happy too!

To all the sons and daughters whose Fathers they can’t kiss, and this day makes them even harder to miss, and so they feel helpless, they’ll sit and reminisce. Certain days and holidays play themselves out and they’re left, bereft of knowing what to do with this, I love you too and wish you whatever deliverance and bliss in this world there is.To the folks who have sarcastic jokes having only known messed up blokes who may have been biological fathers, but were never really Dads, I’m sorry for that lack of role that you had. You can travel the whole world wide and find an even more mixed bag. I hope you have had enough mentors, coaches, teachers, and preachers to make you overall more glad than sad.

And before there’s a riot in the back of the bleachers, in response to my needs and wants, and my comment about teachers and preachers, I’m not trying to defeat your reality with mine. I’m merely trying to depict with these words I’ve selected and picked how we’re all intertwined.

So, to the teachers and preachers truly trying to be the catchers in the rye: the reachers, and beseechers who back up there actions with speeches, perhaps too you need this. If you’re not about inappropriately touching someone you’re seeing as next to nothing, hoarding your beautiful toys and twirls, then I wish you were amongst the other countless granting access through fulfilled wish lists of all the boys and girls to experience the greatest joys of this world. Happy Father’s, Dads, and be grateful for whoever you’ve hads day!

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Compensation

We are all trying to compensate for something. Some inadequacy we were convinced of in youth or perhaps through a broken heart. None of us is perfect in every circle. All of us have room for improvement. Some have tiny hands and buy larger gloves than they need or than are practical. Some athletes who are in reality 5’8” would put that they are an even six when questioned for trading cards. People frequently lie on resumes, during interviews, and in relationships. Inadequacies. Wounds. Lessons unlearned. Fears. Vicious cycles of half truths and self deception. And on and on we go. The carousels may pitch us to the decks below, but they cannot keep us from jumping back to our feet and painting them different colors. Such is the collective life of tired ants on a burning log who spend more energy trying to push the others into the flames than they do trying to escape the circle of fire.

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I see

I see you desperately trying to hide your beauty. I see the wounds that have made you want to hide. I can feel the breath of the family member who called you cutie, and left you with a wasp nest inside. I can still hear the compliment deflection, and I can still taste the bitterness of the air. A dark grey hangs in every direction, but I am not afraid of the daggers in your stare. I know what has sharpened them, I know what has given them shine. I see your once bright skies and what has darkened them, and can feel the pain in the unanswered divine.

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But your grace and your beauty cannot be hidden for long, as even the wretched cannot eclipse the power they possess. I came to sit beside you and help you sing your song, and help you grow a lotus from this murky mess.

If you wish to remain silent,

then I alone will sing, as long as you help me with your tune.

Without perpetuating the violent, without anything you need to bring, the angels themselves will swoon.

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BBQ, BLUES, & BREWS

A full belly, a cool drink in hand, live music and misters in the air, and a bevy of horses up the street with glitter on their hindquarters. Just your average Saturday in the Biggest Little City.

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Taming of the Shrew

A wild one is never tamed, yet the spirit may submit to a cause. So many friends among the characters named, as I was happy to be part of the applause. Outdoor Shakespeare on the steps of the Lear, by a band of Merry Warriors in passionate show. The ensemble delivered for the fifth straight year, as each face looking on was aglow.

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