Unwritten

You can be a well-versed
Bookworm in nature preserved
But unconcerned with the nature
Of learning in the real world

Real virtues be lost virtually
Personal improvement is stalled
And distorted a shortage
Of evolution involved

The exposure to vulnerabilities
That are needed for growth
Instead focusing on minutia
The confusion of control

Coordinated subordinate
No equitable position
Except the orderly resources
The illustrated and scripted

To explore the unwritten
The unlimited composition
With literature is a window
To live through it is true living

Collaboration Collective

I'm tempted to believe
That everyone is against me
In these disconnected times
Divided by intersecting lines

Yet I know no-one intends
To resent another
Even when we offend each other
Its through discontenting hurts

In our selves
The impression kept that we're vetted against
Yet we all live with this pain
We're more connected than credited

It isn't me against you
Or us against them
With such envy and resentment
It doesn't come to better ends

That transcend
Tensive, pensive expectations
Thirst will never be quenched then
Only dehydration

So escape the expectations
And change this perception
For the connection to others
Collaboration collective.

Hide the Pain

Through hustle and bustle
One mustn't fuss bout the struggle no
Leaving our frontal lobe muscles
Bulging like punches thrown

Call us knuckleheads then I guess
We're flexing temples
While our endocrine glands
Be famished, flummoxed and fed slow

Left standing half-stunned
Stumbling bumbling clubfootedness
About to erupt something up
Like mount Vesuvius

Through the foolishness
Of trying to get our grips
Hiding inner conflicts often
Though struggles we all got them

Lets just be honest.

Let it Be

I cannot discern between
Developing a habit that'll hurt me
Or help me
Concerned with melding wellbeing

Guess there is no way to tell
No sure thing, only learning
It's worth failing just to know
In your soul what is worthy

But how to be certain
How long before you start causing harm
You've gone too far
Time to acknowledge that somethings wrong

Time to disarm the constant quarreling
In regarding of everything
Maybe questioning is the suffering
Best just let it be

Convey It Forward

I wish to say
What I feel each day
And pay the price, in hindsight 
It wages better than restraint

Why remain in the shade
Caved in, playing, portraying fables
And charades, afraid
Of what may lay beyond the hazy faint glow

Of light that shines right into
The cradle from whence we came
Does it not awaken some innate
Sense of exploration depraved

Does it not suggest
Some gesture that we just might be meant for
Something more than lives spent
In entrenchment surrendered

But for enrichment
And adventure
The quest for questions
And answers hence forth

To measure our beliefs
Against possibilities
We will transcend our sense of ease
For posterity.

Be the Difference

How come
When you want to help, or be helped
It’s hell
Get played like free cell

But they don’t free cells
Least when profits keep swelled
At the expense of other
Peoples free will

For cheap thrills
We find our societies position
Be enticed with pleasure
Or be punished for resistance

Theres no stomach for stoicism
Let's bring into fruition
Listening and good intentions
Instead of alienated decisions

Be the difference.

Compassion

Work with me not against me
Man my patience is empty
No envy left in me
Ain't impressed with legacy

Empathy is the ingredient
You're missing in the recipe
It's everything
The salt and pepper seeds

My proof theory is that
Ain't have to prove s***
Theres so many factors
That vary, carry into success

Or lack thereof, It's a crap shoot
So you have to
Do unto others
What you'd have them have do

True Compassion

Con Ads

They only tell you what you can’t do
Not what you can
Options are limited
Stop signs and red lights like Roxanne

No options are there
Nothings offered its not fair
Yet they dangle the prospect
Out there in the air

Of fame and prosperity
And all that hogwash
Nonsense, advertisement
Feeding the harvest crops

I’m not falling man
You already got us
Hopping over obstacles
That's everywhere propped up

But you can't con us
No more, no sir
We don't serve the conglomerate
When we broke it don't work.

Drug Ads

You better think twice
Whatever lies you're peddling,
I ain't settling with whatever
My ties be severing

Trying to better my life
Not forever convalescent
Check the supplements
Collecting up there on my dresser

Time to forget em
Step up, be adept and adapt
No longer adopting
The option to drain untapped

Be abstract, like Jackson Pollock
With no toll or cost, hardwork
Struggle is artwork
Go ahead and let your art flourish.

Tolerance

What we can’t live with
Won’t ever let us be
And eventually it will rear it's head
Like a venom sting

From an unoffending frog
Beautiful, soft facade
But don’t dare touch it
Cause you might catch darts

Tenderly poisonous
You must always adjust
To not disrupt the comfort
Avoiding through mistrust

May get rushed to the gurney bus
You are not impervious to this
But give in to the mayhem
And gain some tolerance