Enrich a life to Survive

Ethics should have a deep root

In everything that we do

Our treatment of other people

Of ourselves

And of politics too

We have all been wronged

But there are many who don’t know why

Disassociate from yourself and others

The amoral have no need to lie

What happened to our culture and people?

A devil’s ego that lives within

Excludes themselves from others morality

This herein lies the sin

A destruction of family and values

An educational system designed to fail

America’s literacy rate of 17 percent

The proof in the pudding of this tale

The greatest threat to western society

When migrants do not assimilate

If they care not of liberty yet demand equality

There defines the cultural checkmate

So if these words reach you

Keep our values alive

Educate and teach to others

Enrich a life to survive

DCG

The Wares of our Deception

Abandoned house

Sits on a hill

Built long ago

Are there memories that dwelleth still?

Modest furniture

Much in disrepair

A family gone away

Leaves no laughter there

An owner spent money

Upgrades to a sorrowful house

Neither spending time with the children

Neither spending time with the spouse

This house was his castle

Attributing higher value to it than his kin

A bewitchment of the devil?

The misguided instruction from narcissistic whim?

The wares of our deception

Account for much of the blame

Whom will take any account?

Whom will take any shame?

DCG

This is what I Advocate

My education was everything

It defined who I am

Three classes short of two degrees

My employer and girlfriend really didn’t give a damn

All I wanted growing up

Was love to nourish me

A family that could not respond

Co-dependent parents incapable of hearing my plea

So I wandered

But a childhood comes back to visit

Gets in your head and dreams

Haunting and inexplicit

Self-reliance a razors edge

Give up on just one person

Your own path

Is destined to worsen

Because of these things

I have stumbled along

But I never gave up

My spirit is humbled yet strong

Dust off the past

A new day awaits

Awaken the moxie

This is what I advocate

DCG

No Matter How you Define Austere

Spent 35 years

Working for the man

Paid for an education and for the family

So I do what I can

The frustration with an employer

Politics and corruption at large

We stay on task

Despite our motives to discharge

Made some mistakes

And when I fell

I got back up

I did not say farewell

It’s not how many times you get knocked down

But only about the times you get back up

Cool hand Luke against Dragline

Never stayed down and never gave up

The fortitude of our endeavor

Tends to pay off after time well spent

Throughout our trials

And throughout our discontent

In the wake of our challenges

There is wisdom to persevere

Your faith will be tested

No matter how you define austere

DCG

Confabulation

I wanted to think clearly

A time I was less confused

Some moments I see vividly

Whereas others I have excused

The trouble with my memory

I’m not sure if I have the right take

What were the predisposed factors?

What are the presumptions we make?

Fill in parts of what we know now

File away under a current change of view

How will I ever really know?

There is no one else to interview

Is it really worth the effort?

Will my reality be forever changed?

Will I become more self-aware?

Or will I always be estranged?

I try not to confabulate

I try to sift out erroneous thought

This is important for me

I try hard not to be lost

DCG

Another Empty Passage on a Blank Memoir Page

What happened to the way we talked?

When did we surrender an individual thought?

How many lines are we willing to cross?

Is this sacrifice worth the loss?

What is the evidence that supports your case?

Do you have knowledge in what you say?

Are you reachable in our conversation?

Or will you just disobey?

Intelligent discussion

Begins in whether we listen clearly

A breakdown in communication

If we do not hear sincerely

When we speak to hear ourselves talk

The message is lost on deaf ears

When we speak to our confession of truth

We move our spirits and move our tears

The things we seldom say

The conversations we need to engage

Often escape our attention

Another empty passage on a blank memoir page

DCG

My Indignation

Blinded by lust

Blinded by the misplaced trust

Blinded by my human frailty

I’ve awakened my disgust

Come to terms with my past

I shall not be so easily deceived

I struggle to move on

As I am still bereaved

My indignation

Not such a bad thing

I look to myself

What do I bring?

Cast away my mistakes

Learn from lessons I observe

Make my adjustments

It’s all about what I preserve?

DCG

I Need to Decompress

I need to decompress

The people who are around me

Some tend to absorb and feed

Yet I turn away and only want to see

These parasitic appetites

Begin to drain my energy

I have to get away

Free myself from this memory

Reduce the pressure

The atmosphere is thick

I cannot take it anymore

The candle burns from each end of the wick

Redirect this energy

I can’t really say

I’m under pressure

Please help me find my way

Sometimes we attract

An energy we can’t control

We find it hard to breathe

We have to find an air hole

Find some composure

Find some space

Cut this connection

Cut this interface

The burden is real

We must walk away

Return when you have refreshed

Decompressing from the day

DCG

 

 

We Acquiesce

Affirmations

Affiliations

Accommodations

We acquiesce

What happened to virtue?

What happened to the rule of law?

When you put a camera in front of the wolves

They will tend to grandstand using their claws

Appeal to the court of public opinion

The filter of ignorance permeates the view

We kid ourselves into thinking

What is truth is what we construe

The second we emotionalize the argument

The second the logical fallacy comes true

The agenda we advocate

Is the agenda we pursue

Before you make up your mind

Consider the sources you vett

Are they an ideologue?

Are they a threat?

Reserve any judgment

Look deep within

Apply the ethic to yourself

When do you begin?

DCG