Mirrors II

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It’s not easy to convince someone of their self worth and greatness

if they are unable to see it for themselves.

Regardless of how many times you tell them otherwise

They can’t shake off those doubts and inner fears

which might seem miniscule or non existent from the outside but is real to them on the inside.

We may not be flying super heroes or wizards in ivory towers making potions,

but we are humans at the end of the day

trying to be the best that we can be,

and working on the masterpiece titled ‘Ourselves’.

We may not be able to see the big picture and that’s okay.

If someone else saw the light in you and you couldn’t

well that’s okay too,

because just like most books you’ll reach that chapter too.

It’s just that they happen to see it a little bit before you.

Doors

Don’t close the door on hope yet

what we seek is seeking us too.

The only thing that Life can guarantee us is that change is a necessity

and is ongoing process that affects us all.

What may appear to be difficult right now will pass

and the moments we hold dear will serve as reminders of what we can achieve.

Duality II

There’s somethings that Google and other search engines can’t uncover.

The thin line difference between truth and lies,

and that not everything is always clear-cut and concise

but a mixture of both hidden truths and bewilderment.

The message is always up to the reader to decipher

like ancient runes or hieroglyphs.

Somethings shouldn’t need a sales pitch or a price tag attached to it

such as right or wrong or integrity and honour. 

It’s a disservice to ourselves if we treat others in contempt and animosity.

when today we may hold an upper hand,

but tomorrow may deal us another hand.

 

 

 

A Quest of Self-Discovery

I guess  the answer was always in front of us

or in this case inside of us.

The answer to every question.

The quest of discovering who you are finally answered.

I may or may not have known that all along.

Its just that I needed the experience and wisdom

to finally understand what I was searching for.

Its not the answer we seek,

but what kind of questions are we asking?

If I tell you the secrets of Sumeria, Egypt, India and every other civilization.

What would you gain other than more useless information for your ego.

What I strive for is to understand the wisdom of our soul,

and the return to a state of completeness.

Tales from a Distant Past

Let’s take a moment and rewind back to a distant past

as two lovers exchange written vows over the Euphrates river in Mesopotamia

though we aren’t privileged to see its content

we can glimpse by the look on their faces

emotions of love, pure joy and contentment.

While over by the Nile River,

we meet another couple but their faces seem to be full of worry and sadness.

It looks like the river is experiencing a drought and doesn’t look to be ending any time soon.

With the hot African sun scintillating the land and getting hotter by the minute.

We return back to the couple

who are now firmly holding hands as if in prayer,

we see the look of worry and sadness on their faces being replaced

with a look of inner strength and faith.

We take a step back and we return to the present

It seems our visit to the past is up,

but who knows what tomorrow will have in store

Maybe visitors from the future will draw inspiration from the stories we create today.

Fairness

 

To understand the meaning and depth of fairness

One has to be in the mires of despair

Searching for answers as to why things are the way they are.

To understand this one must feel it

Really absorb this manifestation of cruelty

Created in cold hearts from an even colder mind.

To solve it, is to remain honest to the cause

Is to bear truth to the matter that caused strife in the beginning.

Too many times we’ve held hands when actions were needed

 And spoke words filled with venom when forgiveness was needed.

We know very well what happens when the desired result weren’t achieved

Just unanswered wishes and hollow victories

As another generation is born

To clean the mess that we couldn’t help do in our time.

 

 

I wonder


I wonder at times if life is one big sitcom,
and the people we meet in our journey
are reoccurring guests from past lives or part of the cast and everyone knows their role but you.

If I promise to love you forever
Is that really true?
Or is that kind of special bond a once in a lifetime thing that separates itself from the rest.

I think sometimes in life
all we can do is  have faith and be firm on it.
We can’t control other people’s thoughts or feelings,
but we can control our own,
and if you believe in integrity and honesty.
then your word is your bond
and that in itself is sacred.

December’s Soapbox

What more can be written about a year that has shown us so much

a year that has changed us all

whether we wanted to or not.

They say in moments of chaos

we are meant to stay firm and resolute,

but it would be a lie to say that was always true.

As the years go by it seems we always look to the next one

in hopes of something better, brighter, and full of light.

Yet it seems the world has a mind of it own

and is showing us things we’d rather ignore or hope it goes away.

Would I rather live my life with a comfortable lie or wake up to an ugly truth?

May the days and months ahead bring a peace of mind, joy and good health.

Regardless of how dark it looks,

the Sun will always shine through.