Earnest and Honest

Penchant for pent up
Aggression and resentment
Hell bent on penitence
For offenses and transgressions

Against ones ends
A heavy debt, a dead load tolled
Over the shoulder bones
Holding it like the mythoic globe

Of vulnerability no ability to surpass
Atlas grasp
Passion and valiance alas
Do not reveal the path

Heeled in crap, so we don't take crap
Sad we've got it backwards
We only take it because 
We actually just make it up

Theres actually no atlas task at hand
No mandatory command
Branded or demanded
It's our own stand-alone mandate

Cultivated from past shame
Conditions fabricated
Gradually from pleasure and pain 
Dramatic intimidation

Placing self against status
Competition established
With differences and classes
That realistically just doesn't matter

Rather be free and modest
Than be the coolest or the smartest
Consumer of the products
That marginally boost our own regard

Or be the ruler of commerce and audience
All of that
Harness total dominance of laws
Like the magna carta offered

We're not honorable all days
In all ways
Caught up in small losses and gains
Not comparable to what others obtain

The sway of time will long wash away
Your made up doppelganger
But it can't knock reality
Of living earnestly and honestly always. 

Life Within

What we're against
And take umbrage in
With offense and begrudging
Is just an encumberment

Who are we to pass judgment
Or pass the buck and the blame
Lay the burden
On scapegoats to graze

In our quest to acceptance
Oneness and wholeness
Love and devotion
With unconditional ends

We're mostly too busy
Proceeding to be critics
Living with the privilege
To size others up inch by inch

We cannot distinguish
Individuals equivalence to
What is or isn't
Intrinsically "you"

People are not
What we define them to be
Don't be blind to see
The entire life within each.


We keep self-defeating motives
We hold with shinobi grip
Cloaked emotions in motion

We focus so hard on goals
Without noticing control
Is in opposing conditioning
Conflicting of our inner needs

Contradictions we inflict on ourselves 
Inner victimhood
From legitimate misgivings
We live with that we shouldn't

We develop misperceptions
Some resentments of ourselves
That we have no presence of
They just sit there and dwell

Until we meet them with resistance
Such resistance we've lived with
Our whole existence
We don't even recognize it's persistence

We must listen
To that inner child
That cry's and smiles wildly
Silently shying anxiety

It's just trying to help
It not knows why or how
Quietly thank them for their guidance
We'll work together now.

To Whom DO You Identify?

People of these times
Reside to blind allegiances
With the we vs them mentality
Proud believes in

The doubt of our cohesion
In ever increasing tediums
In total disagreement
To every conceived feature

Of the competing impedance
Intolerant to intolerence
A bit oxymoronic if honest
But don't acknowledge it

It's a harsh pill to swallow
When vilifying is justified
As long as you side with me
Then we are the victimized

We have piety
In our beliefs we are righteous
So keep the rivals needs
At arms reach, our of sight

With upbringing and conditioning
It made us the winning team
Either inferior or superior
We clearly have the needs

To be carelessly free
And to live a life of glee
Even if I don't recognize
We need them to identify me.

Carried Traits, Carried Away

You may have lost
Who you thought you were
Caught unsure, your sturdiness
Is a bit topsy turve,

What you have learned
Or more certainly unlearned
In concern to confirmed
Qualities preserved,

Worthy or worthless
You observe these personal
Attributes absolute
Firm and unflappable,

Having few adversaries
To the contrary
You've carried these traits
Like a cadbury egg you can't break

But the taste is so sweet
Once you treat
To the delicacy in you
You reveal ingredients to,

Your true being
Illusions subdued
Bravest deed you can do
Is reveal the incomplete you.


You love the things you love
For what they are
Theres no such thing as worth
No less no more

Your flaws most of all sparkle
Only your concepts regard them
As marginal
Partial to right or wrong

Your best qualities
Are these imperfections
It's our gift to the rest
If we could just express them

In essence, what connects us
Discovering together
Our pilgrimage
To loving transcendence

Like birds of the air
Drifting so gentle
Not against the wind
But with its trajection

We collide at odds
Such harsh, vitriol
Without honest awareness
That we're all in the same boat

Floating in the cosmos
We're all made of stars
Yet we can not revolve
Without another's orbit

So harness your form
Take course and shine
So bright we light up
The entire night sky

Scaling Mountains

Difficult issues come up
Tough stuff but
It's a matter of opinion
What is considered cumbersome

What holds as momentous
Isn't unanimous
So why we waste our stamina
Adding up damages with an abacus

Flattering our judgements
Undertaking solutions with sledgehammers
To crack a nut
Statutes and acts established but

In backwards fashion
Actions and practices reactive
Don't have to act indifferent
To have acceptance impassive

Sadly bad things happen
Must we act so indignant
And dignified to gratify
Individual resistance

And erase and tear up
Like grammatical errors
Trying to categorize 
Like the encyclopedia britannica

Pulling hair right out of our scalps
To control outcomes
But how come we make ant hills
Insurmountable mountains.


Demonstrating presence
Readily comprehensive
No exceptions
Shedding any past pretensions

Recommendation suggest
That everyone in attendance
Be exactly as they are
No less, no more

No foregone molds
No forewarning be told
The total unknown
In every moment to behold

Embrace it as it comes
Grateful as it goes
No labels bestowed
No chasing novels

No way better or inferior
Not past, nor foreseeable
Future that's fueling
Your path through material

Being a miracle
Perspective isn't retrospective
Let it be in acceptance
Being is luminescence.

Meant to Be

You had to go through
That which happened to you
That trajectory was meant to be
The need absolute

Each avenues 
That you've traveled through
On review the value
Shrouds the palpable

But do not doubt
The amount you have
Amounted to
Mountain views

The bountiful gaze you've made
The traits accumulated
To make great migrations
With vibration to shake nations

Or maybe just aid the change
For a single gracious patron
For the sake of creating
The occasion for revelation.


Tend to rest on our laurels
Like it's all moral
To let forethought and cause
Be orchestrated by our royals,

Of oratorical and written history 
Our fore founders and traditions be
Fixed rigidly,

Little heeding to meaning
Or purpose we just serve
As servants surfacing
With little to no coercion

We all discern the rowboat
Isn't propelled by it's own wake
Awoken we hold sway
The oarsman hold the pace,

Keep it straight and afloat
Know when to coast or start stroking
The founders are foundering
Letting the boat overflowing,

We're sinking or capsizing
Forecasters denied the rising
Massive tidal wave
Do we act rightly or behave.