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ALL CONTENT ON THIS SITE IS COPYRIGHTED BY MARK LECUONA AKA THE SUBURBAN POET. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. EVERYTHING WRITTEN IS ORIGINAL.

I have been writing now for several years. The day after the death of Amy Winehouse, I read a quote attributed to her: "As a writer, your self-worth is literally based on the last thing you wrote." This is exactly how I feel and I find myself now waiting, impatiently for the next thing to write about. Always.

One thing about me... I hate arrogance. If I have any obsession it's to challenge dogma that is delivered in an uncivil or close-minded manner. I will call anyone out on it even if I agree with their basic premise. Because of this you might be a bit confused as to what it is I really believe.

I think I should have called myself "The Five Minute Poet" because I typically write very quickly. What you get from me is what I think and I don't agonize over it. It's there and you see it here. I read a hub by Wayseeker where he discussed how 90% of what we write is probably not worthy but I think what I write is what it is and I do not have the patience or the wherewithal to turn anything I do into a project. I just speak in stream of consciousness form and that is my challenge.

[Please note that the following sections contain references to some of my hubs that at one time were links; Hubpages has changed some things and I haven't had the time to re-edit so unfortunately if any of these high-lighted hubs are of interest to you, it may require some digging on my site to find them. Sorry.]

The following piece (which has been a featured article on Hubpages) is how I think and as you can see I very cleverly called it "How I Think":

How I Think

I'm your classic left AND right brainer. So if I appear to be moody or all over the place then I've warned you.

I started out with prose/poetry but I've decided to start a series of hubs about accounting basics as I am a CPA (my dreaded day job). These hubs will target non-financial types (meaning you don't typically work with numbers) and I will attempt to simplify something that is boring and at times difficult to understand. Part one is here:

Financial Statements

If you don't like that stuff then try my poetry/prose which are Simply written; deeply felt; straight and without pretension (being something that I am not) - that's how I would describe my style... Twilight Lawns has described my genre as "emotive prose" and I think that's the best description of what I do naturally. I write in a conversational pattern that somewhat matches how I speak in a serious one-on-one conversation. I try at times to be as idealistic and naive as John Lennon could be. I also try to achieve an intensely empathetic nature when expressing the point of view of another person. I may at times appear to be narrow in my view and that is deliberate. Everything has two sides and at times I must choose which side I represent.

Lately I've come to realize that I am operating under some latent form of thought inspired by musicians from my high school days: Jethro Tull (Aqualung and Thick as a Brick) along with The Beatles (Strawberry Fields - "Living is easy with eyes closed; misunderstanding all you see"). The challenges to the status quo were being listened to nightly in a closed bedroom with head phones masking the sounds so I could project the illusion of slumber to my parents. Now... years later I go back and read those lyrics and nod to myself... yes... that's what I think too...

As for being labeled a poet, here is how I feel about that:

I Am A Poet; Not A Performer
What's A Poet To Do?

There are many, many hubbers whom I admire so I am very hesitant to specifically cite anyone in particular for fear of hurting someone else but these two ladies have taken my hand and given me the tools needed to elevate my poetic sense. They have taken the time to provide constructive criticism and to them I am most grateful:

Nellieanna
Petra Vlah

And then there's Maven101... damn! Talk about tough love! But... it's cool and his strong eye always makes me think, "I wonder if Maven will shoot this out of the sky?"

The following hubs of mine have been a "Featured Article" by Hubpages at various times on the main home page and the home pages of Books, Writing and LIterature, Poems and Poetry, and Song Lyrics:

Inspiring Children To Write Poetry
Inside You
Are We Brain Dead?

Her Son Died On The Beach

What Am I Supposed To Believe?
Philadelphia, Mississippi
A Fist Shaken At The Heavens
We Will Begin
So Far Yet So Close
The Pedestal
I Thought You Were My Angel
Are You Alone For Christmas?
A True Story: Is Santa Claus Real?
Don't Put That Sign On Me
The Soul Of A Truck Driver
I Turned To See The Sunset (And All I Saw Was You)
Racism: Should They Get Over It?
Do I Judge The Poor?
A Bullet Feels No Pain
Girls Have a Brain Too
Forbidden Love
What Will You Do With Me?
Leave My Father Alone you Bastard
Hurry Up And Kiss Me

Oh yeah...my name is Mark, and I'm whatever age you wish to ascribe to me. I was born in Tallahassee, Florida. I have two children that I love more than life itself. My Father is from Cuba while my Mother is from Oklahoma. I'm pleased to be able to contribute to Hubpages, and it's always a good feeling to see new followers. I mainly write poems/prose/songs but on occasion give an opinion piece. I hope you can wade through the poetry, but I'm aware it can be tedious for most people. (Not mine! But poetry in general)

For years I played the piano but got the writing bug in 2007 when I wrote this piece because of my frustrations with death and destruction:

Why Do We Have To Sing This Song?

Now I rarely play the piano because writing is in my blood. For many years I spent much of my free-time arguing with people on political chat rooms but I finally "kicked the habit" because 1) nobody ever changed their mind regardless of the evidence against their position and 2) people were cruel and vile to one another.

The good thing about the above is that my personal opinions were challenged and I realized how biased I was in many ways due to my environment. I feel the experience has changed me to be a truth-seeker which is much harder than it sounds. As I see it a truth-seeker is a person who will accept the truth regardless of what it is and is capable of abandoning long-held beliefs when confronted with an alternative view that successfully contradicts the previously held position. In other words it takes an emotionally mature person aka an adult. Is that me? Well, let's just say it's a goal.

I don't read much in the way of poetry... I am trying to be as original as I can be so I don't want to cloud my mind with someone else's style. I spend most of my alone time thinking about things and then challenge myself to express it to others as best as I can.

After spending some time here and interacting with many interesting people I feel compelled to say something about my reference points: I mention the Bible, God, Jesus, etc in many of my pieces. This does not mean I'm preaching or that I am a Christian (not that there is anything wrong with that). They are merely cultural references in many cases used to illustrate a point. I say this only to ask that you not assume anything about my personal beliefs. I'm not evangelizing or attempting to convert anyone to any particular belief. I'm just doing my thinking and my writing.

I've made some traction as of late as a school in Houston (Writers in the Schools) has used some of my poems in a poetry class for elementary school children. I've received some very gratifying words of thanks and praise and best of all, have received copies of poems written by the children using some of my work (mainly the title and theme) as a basis for their efforts.

In April of 2011 I gave a three-hour presentation to approximately 60 fourth graders about poetry at Annunciation Orthodox School (also in Houston) and it went very well. They even swarmed me for my autograph when it was over! This is definitely the coolest thing that has ever happened to me.

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    Song Lyrics - Wait For Me Lord

    6 years ago

    I was thinking about Toy Caldwell and his brother One died young and was followed by the other They played us songs of the south But now they’re known only by word of mouth Today I was almost rear-ended but the car...

  • Prose - Is Blue My Fate?
    4

    Prose - Is Blue My Fate?

    6 years ago

    As my boredom ferments I no longer look to your eye For truth and a reason to live I look to the sky I am an only cloud Or a patch of blue in a storm As I look for my kind I find I can no longer conform Seeking answers...

  • Prose - Inside You
    25

    Prose - Inside You

    6 years ago

    I’m ready To be inside you Inside your life Inside your mind Inside your body I’m ready To feel you Feel your life Feel your mind Feel your body I want your passion Let me give you mine When you look at me Can...

  • Prose - Her Son Died On The Beach
    16

    Prose - Her Son Died On The Beach

    6 years ago

    She knew then War is hell On God's green earth She heard Satan’s bell The men approached An officer and a priest She fell to her knees Her joy deceased Her prayers betrayed All the good lost Silently hoping Realizing...

  • Song Lyrics - Am I Ready For Love?
    14

    Song Lyrics - Am I Ready For Love?

    6 years ago

    As I moved closer to you You stopped me with your calm Your heart wanted to talk about love I said look into my eyes Look to see what you have found Don’t you believe in my love? Her heart is calling But is it me?...

  • Prose - The Memories Of A Lifetime
    4

    Prose - The Memories Of A Lifetime

    6 years ago

    Like a beautiful woman With open arms Our memories beckon With their unending charms I hear your voice And see the smile on your face Then I remember why There is true love in this place I left long ago And gave it no...

  • Song Lyrics - Let's Be Who We Are
    8

    Song Lyrics - Let's Be Who We Are

    6 years ago

    I spent all morning getting ready Everything had to be just right I was losing my mind over it all I was trying to keep things light When she walked in I could see it Even though she tried not to let it show I asked if...

  • Prose - Life's Remand
    6

    Prose - Life's Remand

    6 years ago

    When he died Did he know His fate Was in another man’s hand? The innocents Care not Of the justification For the burning of their land His death Was necessary He was expendable God’s purpose was ordained by man The...

  • Prose - Walk With The Knowing
    7

    Prose - Walk With The Knowing

    6 years ago

    The past is over But an image beckons With wistful longing For a time That I cannot touch But I can feel It radiates As the faded parchment Preserves my life How can I go back When tomorrow never relents? Why must I...

  • Prose - The End
    14

    Prose - The End

    6 years ago

    We begin So we can End For some The end Begins When it starts For some The glory The fleeting glory Ends When those who bestow Say it ends As destiny Also ends When God says it ends As time Vanishes In the blink of an...

  • Song Lyrics - More Than Roses
    0

    Song Lyrics - More Than Roses

    6 years ago

    That two dozen was up front He bought them all for you When they brought them up You smiled and I wondered who I knew you like’d them That wasn’t hard to figure Now that it’s over with It’s time to pull the...

  • Prose - Prophecy (May 21st)
    16

    Prose - Prophecy (May 21st)

    6 years ago

    As I Wonder If the end does appear Should I run far or lie near? And if I hide amongst the trees Or begin sailing the seven seas Will he notice a mere man? Or will my time upon this land Be harshly judged from above?...

  • Prose - The Only Thing Left To Do
    9

    Prose - The Only Thing Left To Do

    6 years ago

    I’ve exhausted my mind With thoughts I no longer wish to find The only thing left to do Is be happy I’ve expressed how I feel With words That make it all so real The only thing left to do Is smile I’ve cried all...

  • Song Lyrics - Is There Only One Color For You?
    10

    Song Lyrics - Is There Only One Color For You?

    6 years ago

    Is he the only one Who will ever reach you? Is it so important That what you had Wasn’t just one of those flings? Will you give another one The chance to show you How deep your heart can be? Or is the door closed No...

  • Prose - She Lost Her Power
    10

    Prose - She Lost Her Power

    6 years ago

    When he ceased all effort He succeeded When he stopped caring He was no longer impeded As small talk ebbed He felt no obligation It was she who carried the burden Of beautiful conversation The allure of his charisma And...

  • Song Lyrics - I Know Honey I Know
    13

    Song Lyrics - I Know Honey I Know

    6 years ago

    You can’t change the world I know honey I know It’s all you think about What happened to my beau? It’s driving you to madness I know honey I know It’s all you talk about Where is the love you used to show? I...

  • Prose - Can A Nation Forgive?
    12

    Prose - Can A Nation Forgive?

    5 years ago

    Can a country forgive? Or must everyone die? Which generation Will let grudges lie? Did the Jews forgive? Did Nagasaki forget? How can the heart become What the mind won’t let? Did Jesus speak to you Or to a nation?...

  • Prose - What Am I Supposed To Believe?
    30

    Prose - What Am I Supposed To Believe?

    6 years ago

    Once again History is buried As fragile scraps record How we varied From truth To lies Guiding us all To our demise The enemy Is sent to the grave Yet honesty Can only wave Sneering At what I believe Asking how can it...

  • Proses - How Can I Laugh?
    18

    Proses - How Can I Laugh?

    6 years ago

    Am I wearing you out? I don’t want to be sad But it’s so unfulfilling Pretending to be glad Am I bringing you down? I don’t want to make you mad But it’s so hard to smile I don't follow the latest fad How can...

  • Philadelphia, Mississippi
    13

    Philadelphia, Mississippi

    5 years ago

    A poem about the killings of civil rights workers in Philadelphia, Mississippi... we remember you....

  • Prose - Bin Laden
    18

    Prose - Bin Laden

    6 years ago

    You changed our lives forever And tried to make us feel unsafe Our brothers opened heaven's windows Leaping to their deaths in faith As love raced upstairs with no fear Our pride burst with brave tears Today we...

  • Song Lyrics - No Matter
    18

    Song Lyrics - No Matter

    6 years ago

    No matter what she does I still want her to be my lover No matter how mad I get I will always need her around This is true love that I’ve found No matter how she upsets me so She's the only one I think of No matter...

  • Prose - A Fist Shaken At The Heavens
    39

    Prose - A Fist Shaken At The Heavens

    6 years ago

    You know me And I'm talking to you There is no reason to pretend What I say is what I think There is no difference It is honesty's blend Yes I'm angry And you know why Because a child May lose its mother And I hear that...

  • Prose - The Treasure I Discovered
    11

    Prose - The Treasure I Discovered

    6 years ago

    It was with me All along Existing But numb Why? Today I know What I could have been Long ago It took so long But it happened I discovered my treasure For my life Finally Residing within me As it had been Waiting for me...

  • Song Lyrics - We Will Begin
    15

    Song Lyrics - We Will Begin

    6 years ago

  • Prose - In The Cancer Ward
    17

    Prose - In The Cancer Ward

    6 years ago

    Where fear lives Hope struggles To survive Where anger exists Dignity fights To remain alive Silent worry Met by prayer As mortality looms We smell Burning denial And death’s pungent fumes And now The seeker Will...

  • Prose - Is it Real?
    11

    Prose - Is it Real?

    6 years ago

    The magic in her eyes Made my pain disappear While the quiet of her voice Made me want to draw her near Is it her? It is all so real Is it me? Is it time to believe? As her words entered my mind They told me...

  • Prose - Advice For A Friend
    4

    Prose - Advice For A Friend

    6 years ago

    Your want became your need Your cuts made you bleed Your withdrawal brought you forth Going south brought you north Courage was born from fear Turmoil brought you here Don't let the word God close your mind It is only a...

  • Prose - So Far Yet So Close
    9

    Prose - So Far Yet So Close

    6 years ago

    Is there reason to hope? Or should it be a dream? You are far away as the stars Where distance silences a scream A picture beckons With a soft face Is it your dream too? Will we ever be in the same place? As others try...

  • Song Lyrics - Our Old Stomping Grounds
    13

    Song Lyrics - Our Old Stomping Grounds

    6 years ago

    I went for a drive today I couldn't stop thinking about you I saw that old bar I wondered if they missed us too It felt strange being there I thought you'd walk through the door But whose kiddin' who? I guess it's not...

  • Prose - How I Think
    75

    Prose - How I Think

    6 years ago

    Give me your shoes And take mine in return In them we will place our lives And together we will learn You are free Walk your way If you choose to get lost Must I always pay? I will lend a hand To those in need But...

  • Prose - Dedicated To The Foo Fighters
    4

    Prose - Dedicated To The Foo Fighters

    6 years ago

    Tonight I just saw the Foo Fighters new documentary ("Back and Forth") and it reignited my feeling that I truly love this band. I wrote the piece below two summers ago after watching their Wembley Stadium concert video...

  • Song Lyrics - I Wanna Go Viral
    8

    Song Lyrics - I Wanna Go Viral

    6 years ago

    I was dreaming again It was just the other day It was all in my mind But I had a good time anyway The lights were shining I was the star of the show Reaching out and slapping hands I was the one they wanted to know ...

  • Prose - Dreaming To Live
    14

    Prose - Dreaming To Live

    6 years ago

    Where no voice Will resonate And no candle Can illuminate You exist Telling me to hush My longing As I rush To bed Once again Leaving the world And my pain Of separation From all I seek Living day to day Week to week...

  • Prose - The Numbing
    37

    Prose - The Numbing

    6 years ago

    In the fields Of virtuous nobility Reserved and summoned For the poor and lonely Walks a man Shackled yet free His hands brush the tops Forming an image he cannot see In the matter Of the numbing The dream comes undone...

  • Prose - Don't Judge Us God
    16

    Prose - Don't Judge Us God

    6 years ago

    We are innocent Still we await the slaughter I didn't ask to be born with this threat Take me back to the water There were no questions in the womb Why did I have to leave? I am no longer sheltered Where are the gifts I...

  • Song Lyrics - I Thought You Were My Angel
    22

    Song Lyrics - I Thought You Were My Angel

    6 years ago

    I always thought I loved you I had to leave to know for sure I saw a picture of your love for him It was too much for me to endure Making love to his memory Is destroying my mind A man needs to believe she's an angel...

  • Prose - The Pedestal
    8

    Prose - The Pedestal

    6 years ago

    Her smile held my hand As I led her up the grand staircase She pulled on her pleats And carefully took her place To be gazed upon and worshipped Buttressed by my approval A saint of sexual desire She could not...

  • Prose - Your Flower Is Dying
    12

    Prose - Your Flower Is Dying

    6 years ago

    And who is wise? He With sayings Memorized From a book Written long ago? By men Who worship Stones And who is the fool? She Who cannot Or will not Listen to her elder? Who denies The water That a rose needs Does the...

  • Prose - She Met Her Match
    8

    Prose - She Met Her Match

    6 years ago

    A gifted thief Of hearts An empty soul Beauty that sparkles But offers no warmth Only another thief can win Because he has a heart of glass He will pretend to love Until she moans with passion Then he will know he has...

  • Prose - What You Missed
    6

    Prose - What You Missed

    6 years ago

    Memory preserved Petrified In my mind Washing ashore Rolled by the tide Something for you to find You never knew What you missed In me Instead you embraced The current popularity We smiled And I was known To you But I...

  • Song Lyrics - I'm Gonna Have To Do It
    11

    Song Lyrics - I'm Gonna Have To Do It

    6 years ago

    Why won’t you go away? There is nothing more for me say Why do you want me to hurt you? I don’t want to be mean I don’t want to cause a scene You want me to do the dirty work don’t you? Every man wants...

  • Prose - She Suffers In Silence
    18

    Prose - She Suffers In Silence

    6 years ago

    Born in pain Living in pain Dying in pain Can joy ever be real? Are you worthy of your mother's fears? Her tears? Her loss of self? Her giving? Her pain? Her willingness to die for you? You only think in terms of self...

  • Rock History - Underrated Bands
    25

    Rock History - Underrated Bands

    6 years ago

    I wanted to have some fun with this one. I'm going to post a Youtube video of one of the most underrated hard rock bands of all-time. What I would like to do is challenge anyone and everyone to post a video in the...

  • Song Lyrics - MTV Killed The Video Star
    11

    Song Lyrics - MTV Killed The Video Star

    6 years ago

    My friend Passion2010 (from Hubpages) suggested this title to me and asked if I could come up with some lyrics. I thought it was a clever idea on what happened to the old MTV as we once knew it. So here it is... You...

  • Prose - The Bubbles Never Stop
    20

    Prose - The Bubbles Never Stop

    6 years ago

    Aimlessly I sit Watching As I'd done So many times before His glass Cold Sweaty Brimmed The ale of life His elixir To fill his wounds And numb the pain That engulfs him The bubbles Rising Repeating Continuing As in the...

  • Poem - Reality Is Not A Dream
    23

    Poem - Reality Is Not A Dream

    6 years ago

    This is not a message. It is about the inner doubts of a man who feels he can only disappoint and will never be the answer to anyone's dreams.... I took another wistful drag Thinking, "That's some dirty shit" I don't...

  • Prose - A Birthday
    10

    Prose - A Birthday

    6 years ago

    For beauty Time stops For love There are no clocks Today, tomorrow, forever Wisdom filling the joy pools With teardrops As a woman emerges From waves Pounding On the sands Ready to stake her claim Upon the shores Of...

  • Poem - You Have The Answer
    45

    Poem - You Have The Answer

    6 years ago

    All that you seek You possess The questions you ask The fears you express The uncertainty And doubt The need for stability Living without Love Or salvation The worry Of deprivation Of longing And loneliness Living With...

  • Song Lyrics - Are You Looking To Love Or Looking To Hurt?
    16

    Song Lyrics - Are You Looking To Love Or Looking To Hurt?

    6 years ago

    I heard all about you and your style You like to see whose head you can turn with just a smile Once you get their attention you know you've set the hook Just a twinkle from those baby blues is all it usually took Well...

  • Song Lyrics - True Love Has No Past
    12

    Song Lyrics - True Love Has No Past

    6 years ago

    Rising from love to love Stepping on the rungs of pain Looking deep into hope's eyes Wondering if it will hurt again You were the next one Your beauty all I needed to see Willing to take one more chance I was ready to...

  • Prose - If I Was A Stock You'd Short Me
    23

    Prose - If I Was A Stock You'd Short Me

    6 years ago

    No matter what I post It drops No matter what you say It flops My number is immune To praise My number only responds In strange ways If I was a share on an exchange You'd go short If I was a share on Wall Street You'd...

  • Poem - For My Son
    23

    Poem - For My Son

    6 years ago

    I lived a long time Thinking only of me What I wanted to do Was all I could ever see It took years to grow To see life as one should It's not about the self It's more of a brotherhood One day a son came along And...

  • Prose - So Many Questions
    18

    Prose - So Many Questions

    6 years ago

    I'm not mad Well... maybe I am But you know What can I do? I'm just trying to think What about you? Do you know why you believe what you believe? If you were born in Mississippi would you be a Muslim? If you were born...

  • Song Lyrics - C'mon Over Friend
    17

    Song Lyrics - C'mon Over Friend

    6 years ago

    I stayed up all night just to see if I could I got pretty drowsy but I was still feeling good I started thinking about the people in my neighborhood I don't know them even though I know I should I watched the sun come...

  • Prose - My True Valentine
    22

    Prose - My True Valentine

    6 years ago

    For my darling Wren My beautiful rose The face of love Comforting those Who may be sad Or alone Because your smile Reminds Of the magic Possessed By a young girl And the promise Of spring's return And the awakening Of...

  • Prose - Screw Valentines Day
    50

    Prose - Screw Valentines Day

    6 years ago

    Fuck Valentine's Day That's right I said it Fuck New Year's Eve too And while I'm at it Fuck Las Vegas Fuck it all Why? Because I love when I love I party when I party I spend my money When I spend my money Nobody...

  • Poem - Where Is My God?
    41

    Poem - Where Is My God?

    5 years ago

    It has been written, That the Tao that is spoken Is not the eternal Tao And yet, Their tongues dig deep Into the field of my soul they plow And so, How can I find you God? Your people block my way The path to...

  • Prose - Because We Always Do
    13

    Prose - Because We Always Do

    6 years ago

    As the birds flee And inanimates take wing The stars are blown All around the sky Dragging along Our hopes And our dreams In the dance Of uncertainty That yesterday Seemed so sure The constellations Reach for their...

  • Prose - Does Evil Always Win?
    23

    Prose - Does Evil Always Win?

    6 years ago

    Money always matters Evil needs no sleep Feasting as we toil Gloating while we weep Why do good people Risk their lives While evil people Just tell lies? Ignoring our children’s bare feet While clothing their greed An...

  • Song Lyrics - Can You Spare A Kiss?
    13

    Song Lyrics - Can You Spare A Kiss?

    6 years ago

    I want to kiss you Just for the sake of it I want to hold you Don't make anything of it Can you spare a kiss? Just for the sake of it? Or does the fear in your heart Tell you to forget about it? You have such a...

  • Song Lyrics - Your Eyes Say You're Mine
    18

    Song Lyrics - Your Eyes Say You're Mine

    6 years ago

    Our eyes met for a moment But you looked away Our eyes met again And your heart began to obey You act distracted Your friends ask "what's wrong?" You say "nothing" But your heart hears my song Your eyes told me I knew...

  • Accounting Part 4: Double-Sided Accounting
    6

    Accounting Part 4: Double-Sided Accounting

    6 years ago

    In this section I will discuss what is known as double-sided accounting. This is the fundamental way to populate your accounting records with transaction activity. From there you will be able to publish financial...

  • Song Lyrics - The Promise Is In The Way
    24

    Song Lyrics - The Promise Is In The Way

    6 years ago

    I gave you my love But you wanted a promise I know how it makes you feel I'm just trying to be honest I gave you today But you wanted tomorrow You had my feelings All you felt was sorrow Love without the promise Love...

  • Song Lyrics - You're In Here Too
    23

    Song Lyrics - You're In Here Too

    6 years ago

    They say you can’t find love in a bar You can look but you won’t get very far They say you can’t love in a bar But then why don’t you tell me Why are you in here too? They say nothing’s there but heartache...

  • Accounting Part 3: Account Classification
    7

    Accounting Part 3: Account Classification

    6 years ago

    In this section I'll discuss something called "The Chart of Accounts." In order to organize your business records it is necessary to classify each transaction by some type of account. An account is merely a name for a...

  • Poem - Laredo
    19

    Poem - Laredo

    6 years ago

    For Laredo; where my Father lives.... forced from my childhood home in 1970 I arrived in a flood of tears... and now... it is in my heart... I was crying when I met you My tears constantly flowing An arrival steeped...

  • Song Lyrics - It's Gonna Be Over Soon
    13

    Song Lyrics - It's Gonna Be Over Soon

    6 years ago

    She She wants to talk In public In a restaurant Right then My heart sank My mind went blank And then I knew It's gonna be over soon Walking Walking towards my execution She She seemed tense This This can't be good I...

  • Prose - I Saw Myself Through Your Eyes
    26

    Prose - I Saw Myself Through Your Eyes

    6 years ago

    In a dream I see myself As you see me When I awaken And lose all sanity As I always do I ask you To tell me What I am about But I only hear you When my eyes are closed Will it ever matter? In your pain While I...

  • Song Lyrics - Hurry Up And Kiss Me
    37

    Song Lyrics - Hurry Up And Kiss Me

    6 years ago

    Maybe we need some 5-string open G tuning on this one (aka known as Mick and Keith if you don't follow...) Looks like she's comin' around here again It's been so long I can't remember when I wonder if she just wants to...

  • Accounting Part 2: Cash Basis versus Accrual Basis
    0

    Accounting Part 2: Cash Basis versus Accrual Basis

    6 years ago

    Previously we presented the two main Financial Statements that everyone in the business world should understand. These would be the balance sheet (statement of assets, liabilities and net worth at any given point in...

  • Song Lyrics - I Can't Love Someone Like You Do
    10

    Song Lyrics - I Can't Love Someone Like You Do

    6 years ago

    If you look at me again I’m gonna’ have to ask you why There’s a distance in your gaze Like the fading mist of the morning sky If you stay quiet like you do I’m gonna’ have to ask you why There’s a silence...

  • Prose - What Will You Do With Me?
    13

    Prose - What Will You Do With Me?

    6 years ago

    The clouds had their fun Laughing, they move merrily away Quietly the stars have drifted Orion asks, “Did you think I would stay?" The sky floats silently on Or is it me who has moved? Where do I now stand? The riddle...

  • Accounting Part 1: Financial Statements
    14

    Accounting Part 1: Financial Statements

    6 years ago

    Accounting Basics

  • Prose - Remembrance For A Family
    7

    Prose - Remembrance For A Family

    6 years ago

    Today we gladly reopen the wounds Because a scar fades away Taking with it the memories That we wish never to forget We allow ourselves to cry again Never wishing away the tears Forever in our minds as you were We,...

  • Prose - Religious Zealots and Atheists
    33

    Prose - Religious Zealots and Atheists

    6 years ago

    How did the universe begin? I DON'T KNOW. That's as sure of a statement as you'll get from me... but I'm so tired of the battle between two groups who think they know it all.... Please... leave me alone... you're...

  • Prose - Leave My Father Alone You Bastard
    47

    Prose - Leave My Father Alone You Bastard

    6 years ago

    Alzheimer's What kind of name is that? Like some kind of aristocrat Yeah I'm talking to you Leave him alone You bastard You attacked his mind Then his dreams Finally his lover You won't let her sleep No You won't...

  • Song Lyrics - Always Away
    6

    Song Lyrics - Always Away

    6 years ago

    He caught my eye as I walked in I said "No man, I don't need a paper" "But I've got a great deal! "You can't deliver where I live" That's because I'm all over town All over town She ran over as I walked on by I said...

  • Poem - I'm Sorry Dr. King
    51

    Poem - I'm Sorry Dr. King

    6 years ago

    I was born in 1958 and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. It was George Wallace country.... You were alive When I was a child I knew of your torment But still I smiled Surrounded by bigots I ignored your scars We waved...

  • Poem - The Abridged Constitution
    11

    Poem - The Abridged Constitution

    2 years ago

    We The People Sailed the same course Some willingly Some by force We The People A document to inform A more perfect Union No matter the storm No more kings No more oppression No more taxation Without representation...

  • Poem - Do Not Be Afraid To Love
    21

    Poem - Do Not Be Afraid To Love

    6 years ago

    Poem about the fear of love

  • Poem - A Bullet Feels No Pain
    23

    Poem - A Bullet Feels No Pain

    4 years ago

    This is not a political statement. It is just an observation.... I have a young daughter and I'm still feeling the news from Arizona... It delivers A crushing blow Yet it feels Nothing It renders The final verdict...

  • Poem - Are We Worthy Of Their Life?
    23

    Poem - Are We Worthy Of Their Life?

    6 years ago

    The sheep walk the fields Unaware of their impending doom Rustled by a barking dog Swept along like dust on a broom Slowly walking in a dreamy haze The sun provides a moment's respite Happiness masks tomorrow’s...

  • Poem - Girls Have A Brain Too
    35

    Poem - Girls Have A Brain Too

    5 years ago

    This is a true story and is an account of a conversation I had back in college with a young lady and her impact on me... Late in the afternoon soaking up the sun My mind was blank, my body kind of numb Thinking about...

  • Song Lyrics - Arizona
    16

    Song Lyrics - Arizona

    6 years ago

    America died today I saw her in the face of a little girl A girl who dared to dream Yes... America died today America died last summer I saw her inside a burning book A book that dared to be different Yes... America...

  • Prose - How Does Pride Taste Now?
    15

    Prose - How Does Pride Taste Now?

    6 years ago

    Well Here you are Things aren't going so well Are they? So you are deciding Is it them? Or you? Were they right all along? You "knew" they were wrong But here you are now With a wound A self-inflicted wound And they are...

  • Poem - Your Finest Hour
    41

    Poem - Your Finest Hour

    5 years ago

    For my friend Robert who is caring for a dying mother and is struggling with life AS WE ALL DO AT TIMES: You ask yourself Why me? Why do I have to be so strong? I didn't ask for this I didn't deserve this Yet here I...

  • Song Lyrics - Let's Just Talk About Today
    14

    Song Lyrics - Let's Just Talk About Today

    6 years ago

    I can't make any promises And I don't know about tomorrow I just wake up each day And wonder Will she keep the love I borrow? Hey baby Let's just talk about today Let's just stay inside and play Let's not bring it up...

  • Prose - "Daddy, She Told Me To Say That"
    27

    Prose - "Daddy, She Told Me To Say That"

    6 years ago

    One day my beautiful daughter (five years old at the time) said something to me that I found objectionable. I told her not to repeat it and she said 'Daddy, she told me to say that..." Were you challenged today? Did...

  • Prose - Racism: Should They Get Over It?
    52

    Prose - Racism: Should They Get Over It?

    6 years ago

    After thinking about this piece I want to say that I do not consider everyone a racist and I agree a person does need to move beyond the past for a better future. Absolutely. But in this piece I have entered the mind of...

  • Poem - A Cougar Shows Who's Boss
    40

    Poem - A Cougar Shows Who's Boss

    5 years ago

    Be a big boy Because I don’t want to pretend It’s not love It’s just sin I made you feel Too good Yeah like a man But you never understood It was about me Not you Yeah But now you are making me Hurt you Yeah...

  • Song Lyrics - What You See In Me
    16

    Song Lyrics - What You See In Me

    6 years ago

    How can it How can it be that you love me? With love that is so blind How can you love what you think you found? In me How can I How can I be what you say about me? With the things that you believe How can you say what...

  • Song Lyrics - Just Party
    6

    Song Lyrics - Just Party

    6 years ago

    Insane republic Headline ink, onscreen dot Not enough soul The fear is there and all we do is party No we don't Yes you do It don't matter So... just party Believe in nothing Synapse pop, heartbroken lot The world's...

  • Song Lyrics - It's In Your Hands Now
    14

    Song Lyrics - It's In Your Hands Now

    6 years ago

    I softly touched the walls of your life Sweetly assuring you of love's intention You stood ready to give me all you have Yet all you have is my painful hesitation It's in your hands now You have all I can give It's in...

  • Poem - For My Father (with Alzheimer's)
    41

    Poem - For My Father (with Alzheimer's)

    6 years ago

    Alzheimer's - Poetry

  • Poem - Do I Judge The Poor?
    35

    Poem - Do I Judge The Poor?

    6 years ago

    Do you judge the poor? I know I do For what purpose? For justification? For validation? Of what? My ego? Yet I fail to see The verdict has been rendered By life They are scorned Forgotten Blamed Am I so perfect? Blessed...

  • Poem - Love Is All We Have
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    Poem - Love Is All We Have

    21 months ago

    Worlds apart Floating inside love Conflicting beliefs Understood by love Separate lives Linked by love Different directions Guided by love Time alone Remembering love Confusion Answered by love Uncertainty Assured by...

  • Poem - Christmas Cards For My Kids
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    Poem - Christmas Cards For My Kids

    6 years ago

    You Are the light You Remove darkness from my night You Are my heart You Turn my life into art You Are so beautiful You Remind love never to be forgetful You Were sent from heaven above You Are the face of God’s...

  • Poem - A Smile For A Life
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    Poem - A Smile For A Life

    6 years ago

    Inspired by a comment made by LaurieDawn.......... I'm nothing Merely an echo Of past glory Vanishing As time races by It is no longer My time Or my place Only a song Exists One of complete Loss Playing over and over...

  • Poem - Are You Alone For Christmas?
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    Poem - Are You Alone For Christmas?

    6 years ago

    Are you alone? The last one left In your family? Or maybe The only one Not invited? Is everyone happy Except you? How will you explain The whys To a daughter Trapped Inside too many goodbyes How will you explain Your...

  • Song Lyrics - The Soul Of A Truck Driver
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    Song Lyrics - The Soul Of A Truck Driver

    5 years ago

    A musician friend of mine asked me to write a story about a truck driver so here it is... he hasn't seen it yet. This one has been featured on Hubpages Song Lyrics home page. The mile markers sound like a fan in the...

  • Poem - Even My Shadow Has Left Me
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    Poem - Even My Shadow Has Left Me

    6 years ago

    Without fanfare It has come to this I am alone Even in the light of day My own shadow has run Away From me Its mate Its source Of life What depth Can be plumbed Where despair Can thrive Where answers Go to die Where...

  • Poem - Bury My Bones On Mainstreet
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    Poem - Bury My Bones On Mainstreet

    6 years ago

    Who's gonna bury me When everyone's in the cemetery? Who's gonna pray over their graves And ask if God really saves? Who's gonna bury me? Who's gonna sing my rosary? Who's gonna remember our history? When they find my...

  • Poem - Forbidden Love
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    Poem - Forbidden Love

    4 years ago

    Forbidden Love: a poem

  • Poem - Submission
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    Poem - Submission

    6 years ago

    We must make love Before we ever touch We must make love As we talk We must make love Whenever we walk Together Or alone Always on our mind As a gentle breeze Capturing your heart With love With allure With anticipation...

  • Poem - ADHD No More
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    Poem - ADHD No More

    6 years ago

    On Tuesday, 12/14/10 I helped chaperone 60 some odd middle-schoolers for a band concert in Chicago. It was a wonderful experience and the trip went flawlessly. Far from dawn Our eyes Could not see We gathered our...

  • Poem - I Don't Stand
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    Poem - I Don't Stand

    6 years ago

    You know Don't you? You see my picture A Yuppie Clean-cut Straight Selfish Greedy No problems Just endless opportunities But why do you think that? Are you prejudiced? Well? Are you? Is it possible That maybe Just...

  • Poem - The Only Thing
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    Poem - The Only Thing

    6 years ago

    The only thing that touched you Were my eyes As your life neared mine The pain of separation Was borne By my arms My hands My mind My heart Pain born of silence My voice Trapped Within the fear Of rejection Yet I could...

  • Poem - The Sun Knows... The Moon Loves
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    Poem - The Sun Knows... The Moon Loves

    4 years ago

    Why is the moon So close to our hearts? While the hot sun Burns love before it starts We can look Into lunar eyes While the solar winds Carry our goodbyes Does the moon love us Because we return its gaze? Does the sun...

  • Poem - Don't Put That Sign On Me
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    Poem - Don't Put That Sign On Me

    6 years ago

    If you read my piece entitled "Mid-life Crisis? Who Me?" then you will see this as a continuation of that moment when I reacted to some unnamed person accusing me of having a mid-life crisis because my hair is getting...

  • Poem - I'm Not The Answer
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    Poem - I'm Not The Answer

    7 years ago

    Everybody wants somebody I can see it in their eye They'll love any star at night Just to be a part of the sky I'm nobody's future I just clutter up their past They have their memories They just want one to last Don't...

  • Poem: Mid-life Crisis? Who? Me?
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    Poem: Mid-life Crisis? Who? Me?

    6 years ago

    Alright, alright, alright... so yesterday my boss says, "Your hair's getting kinda long." Now, he's a very cool dude and it don't confront him at all but he said, "People are talking." Of course I go, "What are they...

  • Poem - Suppression
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    Poem - Suppression

    6 years ago

    What scares you more? A thief in the night? Or your loneliness? Are you afraid To cry? To be sad? Why? You are not alone Everyone is sad But so many of us Are unaware Because We don't want to know Ourselves We don't...

  • Poem - As The Moon Passes
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    Poem - As The Moon Passes

    6 years ago

    You walk And wait With aimless expectation As love kisses the moon Unaware You turn the covers For the night While it is blown to you Silently touching your heart Coloring your dream slumber With a promise For...

  • Poem - John Lennon R.I.P.
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    Poem - John Lennon R.I.P.

    2 years ago

    It was thirty five years ago today Sergeant Pepper was taken away He never went out of style But a bullet erased his smile They blew his mind out on the streets He didn’t notice that the times had changed A crowd of...

  • Poem - Reflections in Paradise
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    Poem - Reflections in Paradise

    6 years ago

    Your body walks on sand But where is your mind? Your smile in another land What did you hope to find? The ocean pulling you in Cold swells tickle your feet You think of where you've been Who were you hoping to meet? ...

  • Poem - It's Alright
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    Poem - It's Alright

    7 years ago

    It was another hot day Like always I was walking slow and thinking about the night Then some words appeared in my mind And I knew it would be alright It was another beautiful girl Like always I was staring at her and...

  • A true story: Is Santa Claus Real?
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    A true story: Is Santa Claus Real?

    6 years ago

    This is a true story and was featured on the Hubpage's home page the week of 12/18/10: After two years of suspicions the young boy demanded answers from his parents. “Do you go to the store and buy presents on...

  • Song Lyrics - The Best It's Ever Been
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    Song Lyrics - The Best It's Ever Been

    7 years ago

    You always say I'm such a child Because I need to know how it was You ask why do I need to know All I can say is because baby... because I ask if last night felt good You say "you know it does" You laugh because I...

  • Poem - Don't Change For Me
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    Poem - Don't Change For Me

    6 years ago

      You must never change For me You have been spared control's wrath You will follow your heart You will follow your path You were free when we met So this I do not give But instead it will remain Rather without You...

  • Song Lyrics - That Old Bar
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    Song Lyrics - That Old Bar

    7 years ago

    It’s been years since I was there And I feel the excitement in the air I can still see the darkness And smell the perfume and sprayed-on hair I remember telling my friend “I come alive when I walk in here!” He'd...

  • Poem - What Destination?
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    Poem - What Destination?

    7 years ago

    No lookout above No rudder below A sailor's moon Casts hope's glow With dreaming eyes And leisure by my side There is no end Only a random tide What destination Is worthy of retreat? From my wandering ways And the...

  • Song Lyrics - I'm Not Your Usual
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    Song Lyrics - I'm Not Your Usual

    6 years ago

    I don't want to pick you up I'm not gonna give you a line You wouldn't believe it anyway I'm not gonna waste my time You want to meet me? Then why don't you walk on by? You won't be the first girl To look me in the...

  • Poem - The Heart and Mind
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    Poem - The Heart and Mind

    6 years ago

    I was made to love Who do you think you are worthy of? On this Earth I will roam You should stay home I have set myself free You are lost at sea I want to rush in You only wish to sin I don't want to...

  • Poem - Love or Regret?
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    Poem - Love or Regret?

    6 years ago

    How will you spend it? Time With love? Or regret? Are you sowing happiness? Or distant pain? Tomorrow's longing Will be in your arms Tonight You don't have to dream She is with you Now Tell her Tell her what you will...

  • Poem - Eclipse
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    Poem - Eclipse

    7 years ago

      Love's reflection An angelic face A celestial body Takes its place Amongst the moon And the stars Burning your eyes With romantic resonance Still you look A determined gaze Transfixed The invisible Is seen The...

  • Poem - Everything Is So Far Away
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    Poem - Everything Is So Far Away

    7 years ago

    In the small and stolid world Why is love so far away? On the endless seas Why are our dreams so close? After the toil and hardship of each day We remain awake where we lay From a forgotten world We see love painted on...

  • Song Lyrics - Did You Really Think I Wasn't In Love?
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    Song Lyrics - Did You Really Think I Wasn't In Love?

    6 years ago

    Yes baby... I have a heart Why do you seem so surprised? Guess I acted too much like a man And not like my mom advised Yes baby... I feel the pain Weren't we happy? Why is there hurt inside? I tried to be the man...

  • Poem - Always The Rain
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    Poem - Always The Rain

    7 years ago

    Silent sorrow Judged by a purist Guilt declared An unrepentant jurist Unable to breathe Refusing to stand Face in the tub Ignoring the hand Suffering's choice Pain or pain? Eclipse or night? Always the rain so sad..I...

  • Poem - Will You?
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    Poem - Will You?

    2 years ago

    Yesterday has forgotten Tomorrow won't remember Today doesn't care Can you explain it to me? Last week never happened Next week will never arrive This week won't wait When will we ever agree? Who will talk to me?...

  • Poem - Those Little Blue Arrows
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    Poem - Those Little Blue Arrows

    7 years ago

    Do you want a dark poem? Let's turn stats into art It's those little blue arrows Shooting into my heart Blue arrows pointing down What is it that you are saying? It's all been there done that You're moving on, you're...

  • Song Lyrics - I Know Baby
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    Song Lyrics - I Know Baby

    7 years ago

    All I ever do Is make you cry I know baby I know All I ever see Is sorrow in your eyes I know baby I know I didn't want to be your scar I wanted to be your heart I don't want you to remember me Like that All I...

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