I Do Not Stand Alone

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I do not stand alone
I stand with all that is behind me
I stand with what is yet to come
I stand with how they have defined me
I stand with all that I have won
I stand with strength that I have earned
I stand with love I have received
I stand with faith that I have kept
I stand with what I have believed
I stand with heart
I stand with soul
I stand with what it is I AM
I do not stand alone

Fight

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Between your ears, resides a place
A place where demons come to play
To pull you in to the abyss
Where only darkness seems to exist

In this darkness the voice speaks loud
Curses the light, invites in clouds
It brings in guilt, applauds the shame
Makes you feel small, calls you by name

There are many places you’ll try to hide
From this voice that lives inside
You’ll try to run away from this place
The place where demons come to play

And sometimes “friends” will come to your aid
Only to turn on you the next day
Leaving you there to pick yourself up
With empty bottles and a half poured cup

What if I told you it’s not real
How that voice tries to make you feel
What if I told you, demons die
When you look them right in the eyes

What if I told you in that place
There is a soul, it has your face
What if I told you, you possess
the power to bring this voice to rest

What I am telling you is true
The light is waiting to find you
No need to hide or run away
Open your eyes, turn night to day

So in this place, between your ears
There are no demons for you to fear
They are not real, they are not you
What that voice says is all untrue.

But if you dive and find yourself there
Breathe in courage, breathe out despair
Open your eyes, you’ll see the light
You’ll see your soul, your heart, your might.

Love yourself and go to war
With all the things invading your shores
Fight for your heart, fight for your life
Fight for the gift of being alive.

Through the Chaos

Through the chaos we will find
What’s alive and what has died
What to keep, what to let go
What to change and what to grow
Which scars hurt, which have healed
What ego wants, how to feel
What is anger, what is patience
What is love, what is complacent
Through the chaos we will find
How to help heart-meet the mind

CH. 35

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10. Nature speaks

9. Beauty is everywhere. Even in darkness.

8. Silence speaks louder than words.

7. Procrastination always catches up to us.

6. Loving someone can also be done from a distance.

5. Our insecurities can misinterpret anyone’s intention.

4. Never invite the outside world into intimate areas of life. Those should stay sacred.

3. Everyone we judge is our mirror.

2. Trust a person until they give you a reason not to.

1. When fear sets in, do it scared, and call on faith.

Since Nov. 12, 2016

10 things I have learned since November 12th, 2016…

10. “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.” Robert A. Heinlein

9. Most people listen with the intent to reply, not to understand.

8. A divided people are easier to distract.

7. Fear is the driver, picking up hate and making it its passenger.

6. The media is very well educated in psychology.

5. It is easier to throw responsibility into destruction, than to take responsibility into construction.

4. Hindsight is 20/20 with a major case of amnesia.

3. History is bias, as is opinion.

2. Love lives. Compassion lives.
But we only call for it when fear arrives and hate steps out of that passenger seat.

1. No need to “save” the planet. Save each other, because in saving each other, we will save our home. If we don’t, the Earth is alive and it will heal itself…but as far as humanity? “We’re going away. Pack your shit, folks. We’re going away. And we won’t leave much of a trace, either. Maybe a little Styrofoam … The planet’ll be here and we’ll be long gone. Just another failed mutation. Just another closed-end biological mistake. An evolutionary cul-de-sac. The planet’ll shake us off like a bad case of fleas.” -George Carlin

Hateful Heart


In a hateful heart
Lives a frightened soul
One that sees the world
Wearing a blindfold

In a hateful heart
Lives a lost dream
One that feels defeated
A battle told by screams

In a hateful heart
Lives a gleam of light
One that casts a shadow
Distracting days to night

In a hateful heart
Lives an untold ending
One whose path can change
When LOVE begins its mending

Soul Searching

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Soul searching leads us places fear will not dare go.
But finding what ignites the soul
Is worth the risk to know.
If guided by a silent hunch or
Loud and blatant signs,
Keep on searching fearlessly for
What it’s trying to find.