In a World Full of Sorrow


In a world full of sorrow 

Think of these things 

when someone thought of you first

Sharing laughter 

The kindness that it can bring 

In a world full of sorrow 

Raise yourself up to see 

Recognize the potential for goodness 

In all of us to be 

In the law of attraction 

A conversion of energy 

Positive frequency aligns the soul 

Aligns with positive identity

Blind Master Po points to the grasshopper at Cain’s feet 

Cain says master how is it that you can see?

Master po says how is it that you cannot?

Where is your sensibility?

In a world full of sorrow 

The burdens are too easily seen 

We must change our orientation 

Cleanse the spirit keep it clean 

Cling not to heartache 

It will give you pain 

And with reflection

 You will relive it again and again

In a world full of sorrow 

Understanding is key 

Embrace only the positive 

And not calamity 

Emotional pain can be a teacher 

We can learn humility 

Attach and become sorrowful 

Or learn empathy
DCG

Children of the Unforsaken



Born into chaos

A mind will gravitate

The faulty learning examples

Often leads to one’s checkmate

Things we find about ourselves

We also find in others

The case can be made

If you look at your sisters and look to your brothers

The captive soul

Can be impoverished by degrees

It’s up to the owner

To make it better – if you please

A wandering spirit 

With no direction

Is victim to what’s going down

Cannot seem to make the changes

Cannot seem to turn itself around

The journey is hard enough

The children

The unforsaken

The tragedy of an ancestry

Lamenting on the road most taken

Futile is the ethic

The thinking mans yearn

Sometimes in this world

Some only want to just watch it burn
DCG

The Human Condition


 

To the mind’s eye, I give myself

No one to fear, but the fear itself

For truly one has the power to heal

In as much as we have a soul to steal

The problem of life

Is for all to live

Questions and answers

‘Tis our nature to give

A meaning we give

The meaning we forsake

Responsibility for this

We seldom take

Cast alone – afraid

Together – we ease

Believing one another

Can cloud our relieve

Mistakes we will make

A destiny we will feel

Some outright and free

Some alone –

Deplorable and concealed

Yet widen this scope

An encompassing zeal

To find hidden truths

In ourselves –

cognition’s of appeals

 


DCG

written 12/21/1995
12:33am

 

The Distributive Law of Generosity



What is it about ourselves that we often don’t see?

hidden agendas, what motivates us?

Silently acting out?

What relegates us?

Humble is the soul

Looking deep into their reflection 

Courageous is the soul

That discards their faulty perception 

Intention is the mechanism 

It defines the purity of the goal

Without accountability

A victim of circumstance exacts a toll

The faux pas’  of social interaction 

Go undetected yet we conscript values as wares

At times we know what we are doing 

At times we often do not care 

The distributive law of generosity 

The kindness shown in our hearts 

Translates into action 

That mends us together or tears us apart

What is it about ourselves that we often do not see?

A human realm of indecision 

The moral questions of our humanity

We muddy the waters with no intellectual oversight

This duty to ensure our success 

Lies not in the hands of another

But in our minds and this I do not contest

Harmony requires cooperation 

Empathy a teacher of equal means

Reciprocity is seldom employed

A deliverance of suffering foreseen
DCG

A Pocketful of Tolerance and Heartache


An emotional cost is witnessed

The only return on the investment I made

‘Tis a pocketful of tolerance and heartache

‘Tis of this in which I have paid

I am not the ideal example

There is no pedestal for me

I try to live the best I can

But all I have to tell you is what I have to see

A struggle can be an opportunity

In struggle we can find our strengths

Sometimes the opportunity is lost

When we find too many imposing constraints

There are often unspoken assumptions

In the social presumptions we make

We tell ourselves that they are real

But we should test them to see if they are fake

How can we make sense out of the world?

We can’t even make sense out of our life

What is the cause of this frustration?

What is the cause of this strife?

Perhaps we take part in this deception

Perhaps we miscalculate our views

Place another one down the line of our query

Place another one in the back of the Que

Is there relativity in our observations?

Does the standard move from line to line?

Again from situation to situation?

Through the ethereal space or through those of us bound in time?

How do we decide this ethic?

Who gets to draw the lines?

How do we meet our standards?

When do we undermine?


DCG

The Children of a Lesser god



Preschool

Children laugh as they play together

They don’t care what color you are 

parents haven’t yet taught them this 

at what point are we going to far?

Gradeschool 

Circle of children ball in hand

The dodgeball hurts as the skin is bruised

The target for kids 

who at this age are amused

Middle school 

Competion is keen 

for the adolescent youth 

sport, intellect or artistry 

they seek to validate themselves by proof

High school

The social factor 

rules much of the day

The need to belong

leads many astray

The family unit 

the most influential thing 

what do we teach our children? 

What do you bring?

The children of a lesser god 

for whom do they play? 

Children of the lesser man 

we teach them what we say!
DCG

The Confidence Game



In blind man’s bluff 

the confidence game we play 

the stake’s to be negotiated 

the consequences of what we say 

the deck of cards 

the wager we make 

our ability to deceive 

what is at stake? 

Self-interest is more dominant 

A trait associated with those of fame

I before thou

The rule often used

An effort we make with no shame

We justify our questionable actions 

we place ourselves out of view

a tactic that seems to work 

for a conscience without any review 

at times we must put faith in others 

at times we must be willing to take risks 

the day that the tables are turned 

the walk in these shoes will be brisk

You told me that you’re covered

 you told me that you’re OK 

I thought I’d seek out confirmation 

my expectation now validates my dismay 

you said things intending to appease me 

you said things only partially true 

when did the confidence game become more important?

and what am I to construe?
DCG