This poem began as a poem about golf and Life, but it became about knowing myself and what I am capable of. It was inspired on a golf course as I gauged the distance between myself and the green, the hazards in between, the risk, the reward, and which club I would use.(see- "LIFE")
Does Life ever seem unfair to you? Does it ever seem like problems pile on top of you, while everyone else is coasting through life? I know I feel that way. Or more accurately, Felt that way. This is my poem, with a clearer hindsight, of feeling like "The Scapegoat" in Life......
Not really a poem, not really song lyrics, not..... IDK what is this? It's just me having fun with words and organizing them in a manner which tells my message. Enjoy...
My favorite poet is Henry David Thoreau. I love his optimism and the hope he creates with his writing. "Something Different" is my attempt to capture his wisdom and insight on the human condition.
A (not-so) Self-effacing vision of my past valleys and the journey to spectacular future peaks! (btw- I crushed this one!)
"Listen Up" is a typical poem for me that I begin when I'm in a horrible place and then use my writing as self- therapy bringing myself back to a confident, upbeat, thankful, faithful mood. Swag even!
Life finds it's level- Why doubt divine dealing?
STAND….. Stand in Faith and know you are the Man!
My feeble attempt to capture the meaning of this phrase in the Lord's Prayer: "Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven." This was a Fun poem to write!!!
"The IT Factor" is a poem set to a musical beat about Faith. About the type of Faith which was owned by Daniel (and the Lions' Den), in the Bible- Oh, and also by ME!!!
So in honor of my rekindling my old flame and remembering all those who have lost SO MUCH to the horror of closed head injuries, I have written a song/poem to fire me back up- and anyone else who wants to claim my sentiments.
Do you sometimes feel like you"re from a different planet? Do you wonder how this happened, what you have become- or WHO you even ARE? …….. I know that I DO!
I came kinda weak with my first "edited" version. This is a much stronger version of my take on Eminem's "Till I Collapse". I think you'll like it
I've heard a few mixtapes lately that I like, and realized that my poem "Entheos" (Jay-Z- "Empire State of Mind") would mesh great with Aloe Blacc's "The Man". It turned out well
In creating "The Man" I took the liberties of combining a hook in Drake's "The Motto" (creating my own motto) and the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling.
"This metaphor's to roll the dice/ Comparing Grace to human vice"- This is a rather bold attempt to explain the concept of Grace and my own battle with Evil but putting it into gambling terminology
"The Purpose of Life isn't all that deep or profound." - I wrote this when I was in a good mindset (in pt.2). Part 3 is the opposite- the jeckyl to my hyde mindset of scarcity. Frustrating- alarming
Recently my mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. She said "It's kind of numbing knowing I can't beat this." My advice: "No, don't even try to win this War. Just WIN TODAY!!!"
When I wrote this poem I was numb, stunned, and beside myself with rage! There was yet another devastating attack on my loved ones.........and I knew who did it.............and it was ALL MY FAULT!!!
I have adopted the word "Entheos" as the name of my alter-ego. In Greek it means "having the God within." Also, Entheos is the derivative of the worth "Enthusiasm", which means "inspired by", therefore very appropriate!
Good or Evil? Right or Wrong? Black or White? Can our existence be boiled down to a "tragic pantomime" between 2 polar opposite forces, and must we choose between the two? Why?
"I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me"
"I have become all things to all men, that by all means I mights save...some"- (1 Cor. 9:22)
Part 2 of the (hopefully) ongoing journey I'm on, attempting to find happiness while both driven AND trapped by my dreams.
A poem of the (hopefully) ongoing journey I'm on, attempting to find happiness while both driven AND trapped by my dreams.
-There’s no Can -There’s no Can’t -There’s just Will- And there is Won’t -I’ll never Do -The Things I Don’t -I dare to lose, but KNOW I’ll Win -I cannot Win -‘Less I begin -I dare to fall -but Know I’ll Fly -Like Fight or Flight, -Choose Wrong or Right -I’m alive to...
*I don’t choose to dream -But it helps dull the pain -Would it be better to Vomit or Die? -Until I decide, I must write this or cry -I live in 2 different worlds -And all they do is compete -There’s Me and then there's my Hell -My riddle is I’m f*ckin stuck in the Middle
Lyrics to a song about not LETTING your light shine, but MAKING your light shine! WALK BIG!!
PAIN: Graphic, sharp, stunning- but also slow, blunt, numbing.
**So this is my life- exciting isn't it?......no, you're wrong. It's horrible. I pray to God multiple time every day that he once again gather me under His wing, and offer His divine protection and peace!
NFL All-Time, All Pro Team- Defense. And clearly my list is pretty good. It was vultured in 2011- http://bleacherreport.com/articles/773701-nfl-the-all-time-team
I wrote Shine Forever on a flight to meet a stranger (now a friend) who was a new widow, her young husband a Cancer victim. It is a story about how we live not only FOR each other, but THROUGH each other... forever.
My rant written the night of Dec. 31, 2009. "So tonight I’m going to celebrate the death of “The Oughts” and the birth of a New Tomorrow, “The Teens”- pure as a crisp, white, winter morning and brimming with Hope and Optimism"
ALL-TIME, ALL-NFL TEAM *offense*- Clearly mine is pretty good because it was vultured by Bleacher Report in 2011- http://bleacherreport.com/articles/773701-nfl-the-all-time-team
DA's 2010 NFL Mock Draft (2 rounds) *12/3/09
The University of Michigan Wolverines basically put the sport of College Football on the map in the early 1900’s, and, Mark My Words: Michigan Football will re- insert itself at the Apex of football.
Let me tell you about the day I met Satan...
This poem is an expression of belief against any outside judgments of our own capabilities and limitations. "Wisdom says ‘Average relates To that which we aim.’" *Blessing's all about perception!!
NO, THIS IS NOT ME RIGHT NOW! However, this is a TRUE suicide letter/ poem. This was, honest to goodness, my letter that I scribbled on looseleaf paper, which is wrinkled to this day by the teardrops which fell on the page as I wrote
So fret about what some will do But shut it- let me sing my song!! When in need I will cry out But you can’t save what wouldn’t drown What is gained if I would doubt? It won’t change for what I’m bound What’s this drama all about? You can’t lose what I have found Now...
-“Surely” is a play on words for the name of my fictitious queen of Assurance- Shirley. This was written several years ago, but it still holds true in my life today. To me this poem is about Confidence. About knowing that I CAN. Knowing that if I set my mind to something, it’s a Certainty....
"Fast Pain brought shock- The Slow Pain still makes me cry". If you can relate and understand what I mean by this, I'll just say: "I'm so sorry! Be Strong and God Bless!"
"The Purpose of Life" isn't all that deep or profound. Even I could figure it out with a little self reflection and by writing a 2-part post on my findings.
The key to Success is Sexy!!!
Journey from shedding insignificant tears, washed away by the storm, to living a life of Purpose, filled with Hope.....no, make that FAITH! And "That's FAR from Teardrops in the Rain!"