The Truth Exerts it’s Irony

I have an ambition

To make a better me

End the tribulation

That prohibits me to see

Conflict can enslave us

Conflict can also free

Bring us to align with our values

Or bring us down on a knee

Guilt and shame are costly

They exact a terrible fee

The thing about forgiving ourselves

The truth exerts it’s irony

Those who are conscientious

Know of the amends they must make

Those with no moral guidance

Aimlessly wander despite any prior mistake


For this is our Civic Responsibility

I strive to see good in others

Yet I sometimes don’t see it in me

Why I fail to recognize this

Is why it comes so naturally

Despite my flaws

I must seek to balance continuity

Do not sell myself short

Focus on the positive and then refine myself with scrutiny

Listen to the feedback

Surrender to humility

Growth comes with patience

Understand the vulnerability

Be honorable and give oneself grace

Do not become your own liability

Learn it, embrace it, master it, teach it

For this is our civic responsibility



This Reality is Taboo

How long is the night?

When you are in despair

Suffocating without love

As you gasp for air

This may not be popular

This reality is taboo

How many have gone through it?

How many never review?

When parent wrestled a child

One that is their own

Sadistically chokes them in play

Calls them a pussy before leaving to answer the phone

The worst part of the story

A mother and brother watching, never lifted their hands

But there is no blame

For this memory that still stands

Fear is debilitating

For any reconciliation one must reach within

Forgive the sins against you

This is where you must begin


The Charm of the Romantic

The charm of the romantic

Is a very powerful attraction

But we risk our objectivity

When we romanticize all of our transactions

Emotions are readily manipulated

Much like fantasy and the fairy tale

An audience not reliant on reason

Is often seduced by this veil

Feelings are dichotomous

If used alone they can mislead

But when used with reason

You are much more likely to succeed

This is not to say

That emotion has no merit

They embody the human condition

An essential part of living well that we will inherit

Emotion and spirit are subjective

Only with reason

Will they become transformative

If we look to anger

Petulance never resolves

If under a cycle of exasperation

Few actions will ever be solved


For Countless Generations

There are times when you feel pummeled and plundered

You see a thousand people cheat

You have to know when to fight back

And know when to take a seat

Much easier to see fault in others

Than to see fault within

So if you want a new start

This is where you must begin

The story of misfortune

An epidemic of moral decay

Inexhaustible accounts of the unforsaken

Albeit how do we portray?

It is certain you will be disappointed

Keep the spirit alive at all cost

Because when you are in deep despair

If you do not surrender hope- not all will be lost

When emotional resources are scarce

And there is no one to turn to when you are down

There is only one source that may help

Wherein the domain of faith can be found

Hundreds of millions of hearts and minds

For countless generations

Have given their testimony

And this is what they attribute for the explanation


What is your Doctrine?

What is your doctrine?

I’ve always wanted to know

How you always use identity

In the news as the political activism grows

What is the doctrine?

How do you argue your plea?

Just how does this help us?

Play the victim and then take a knee…(now I see)

So if we fight amongst ourselves

There will always be a victim

For you to rally around

Now you can divide us with this plantation dictum

What is the doctrine?

Needles for all?

Homelessness in the streets

Just be home by nightfall

What is your doctrine?

Please help me understand

You never debate the issue

Only invoking “hate” speech on demand

What is the doctrine?

Without ad hominem attack

Emotionalizing an argument

Why not just stick to the fact

What is the doctrine?

When you attack free speech?

Only if it benefits your appeal?

Only if it influences your reach?

You cannot really believe what you speak

Better to lie and mislead

Than to tell what is true

And let your vanity bleed


Let it Go

The assertion that families can pass down trauma from generation to generation

Just might be so

We must learn how to deal

We must then let it go

The struggle with attachment

The mind clings to negative things

The persistence of tribulation

And all that it brings

The imprint of family tradition

Takes deep root in the youngling’s mind

The stigma that is associated

And all of its kind

The burden that will face you

When all is said and done

Did you build any new happy memories?

Do they push out out the bad ones that are now next to none?