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As far as I can tell, I’m still young
You are too… Apparently you’re only 21 once.
But it happens 300 something days in a row,
I guess I don’t get it because I’m not old
The way I see it, I still have time
To make enough mistakes for a lifetime
But only just barely… I think…
And I’m not sure that would leave time to dream
Considering most wrinkles I’ve talked to
Have only managed one or at best two
And considering you have 300 something
When you’re 21 once, that’s intimidating.
I guess that’s why they hope we start now
So that maybe we get 3 under our belt?
Well, I guess that makes sense if you’re a wrinkle
But I’m still trying to figure it all out for now
I’ll only have a baby face and small problems
For a short while, they tell me, so I should enjoy them
(But the small problems are pretty big… I think…)
See, I think when you get old your eyes don’t see as well,
And it gets to the point that some problems may as well be invisible.
That doesn’t mean they aren’t there,
They just get left alone and start to pull out your hair
And weigh down your skin and wear out your smile
So my first dream is to have the best eyes around
And then I’ll have the time to dream
And I’ll still be young, or so it will seem.
But for now, we’re still young,
And I’ve heard we’ll only be 21 once.

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Expectations force you to a narrow pass
On your left a mountain of resistance
On your right you find a valley of disappointments
And it’s hard to imagine it’s all hallucinations
The reality is that the mountain is one you can climb
You can in fact reach it’s greatest heights
By only taking one step at a time
Breaking the limitations of expectations on your mind
The next step to your right is also a joke
There is no cliff, no hell fire and smoke
We all make mistakes and eventually choke
It’s meant for a laugh as we press onward in hope
Don’t let expectations be your bondage
Just because they’re near doesn’t give them a right to homage
Although some may count it against you
Life is not the sum of your scores
Take your next step with no regrets
And break down the wall if there is no door.

What? Thought you could always expect a door?

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Time to Write

Posted: February 2, 2014 in Other Poetry, Poetry
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I can’t seem to find the time to write,
When I spend a minute to listen
Then an hour to understand
When I spend eight to work
And a day to recuperate
Then a week doing the same
I call it going insane
Because for no reason whatsoever
I expect something to change
And when it doesn’t…
I don’t…
What a crazy thought
That I didn’t jot down
Faster than it could flee
And still… the page is empty…

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OCD

Posted: February 2, 2014 in Other Poetry, Poetry
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My OCD reminds me
That every line must rhyme
That words should not repeat
And should always be mine
The flow of all syllables
Has to meet strict review
And every poem needs the balls
To be edgy without sacrificing truth
My struggle is to be profound
While meeting all these needs
A poet becomes a slave to sound
When he embraces OCD

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Some birds are born free
And any assistance to thee
Would cage them from all they might otherwise be
Some birds only know their cage
Never a passing thought they’re the same
As those soaring on a different plane
Some men seek to stand behind
A woman flying with no greatness to hide
Only to hinder her from reaching her greatest height
Some men break the bars
Becoming a ramp to the stars
Tearing the cages apart
To these men
I implore you, listen
Empower your women
You may build a tower
Around your beautiful flower
And she’ll never shine brighter
You may release the dragon
But until she knows it her life drags on
She needs to find the fire in herself to be strong
Some girls are born free
Some girls only know their cage
Sometimes you must leave them be.

Only then will some birds discover what they were created to be.

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The rain is dreary
It’s leaving me sleepy
And as i start dreaming
The drops throw a party
In the place for parking
As rainbows are arching
Played like vinyl by lightning
And thunder rumbles lightly
On the dance floor nightly
Drops step until the sun is rising
As I find myself waking
A thought is captivating
Nature is frightening.

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I know more Atheists that pray
Than it is worth the time counting
Hiding in the haze of mystery
Their numbers quickly growing
Willing to speak a firm amen
After the fervent prayer of a saint
Because they want the blessings
Without knowing the God that gave
Falsified religious belief
Strong enough to convince themselves
But never practicing what they preach
Still expecting to avoid the flames of hell
Like they fear punishment
More than they believe in it
While they adore their own ideal of heaven
They are unwilling to put the effort in
To changing the world in which we live.
Wolves in sheep’s clothing
Are more common than you’d think.

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