The Forgotten

My sisters from long ago -
the poets of old,
who began the ideas on societal woes
Brutally honest and courageous,
they inked their prose,
on parchment, soaked in their tears
Forgotten, but not by me;
still, you are being taught in some specialites
We'll carry the torch forward
and keep the embers burning bright -
a light, among the darkest of nights

Dysfunctional


The myths behind what "they" say will spell life success, can only be labeled..dysfunctional.

 1. Meritocracy: "If you don't make it, it's your fault". How about, "If you don't make it, it's because you didn't participate in the narcissistic, psychopathic form of manipulation and ruin of your fellow human". I know, I've seen corporate takeover and ruin of a community. I worked in mental health for 10 years. If you didn't succeed, it's not because you're lazy or stupid, it's because the thought of participating in a money-driven society fills you with dread. Yes, apathy does exist, but you must be able to discern those from others who have had the misfortune of not being able "get with the program."

2. Individualism: "It's all about me." I agree with individualism from the standpoint of finding out about yourself and breaking off from a herd that is headed for failure, but not the selfish individual that puts their "achievements" ahead of family, society, community. Let's appreciate simplicity and cooperation.

3. Secularism: While religion has contributed to a plethora of issues (war, domination, slavery, etc.) it has also left the non-thinking human flailing and wondering. "Oh, what shall we do with ourselves with no one to tell us how to live?" We Romantics/Transcendentalists, etc.. have a way of elevating ourselves naturally. Though this may be difficult for most, we can teach you ways to participate in the wonder of existentialism and help focus your mind so that anxiety doesn't spin you out of control. The creative process can channel these things into a productive life.

4. Love: "There's someone for everyone. A soul mate that will complete me." Hogwash.. humans are fallible and to place that kind of hope and pressure on someone is lunacy. You can only complete you through self-discovery and allowing for others shortcomings; not in the sense that you become a doormat, but in the way of allowing others to grow and change, as we all do. There comes a point when you have to let people go that are draining your energy; but in general, we all go through changes and to place the burden of your happiness on someone else, is absurd.

5. The media: They influence societal thoughts and make people paranoid about each other. This serves the purpose of keeping people unstable so the powers that be can run amok and keep us bowing to their every whim and seeking their help like children to their parents.Your direct experiences are the only news you need.

6. You need to be perfect: Nonsense.. what we need is to be content and have authentic connections with which to share ideas and communicate. :)

Learn from where your anxieties stem and channel them into positive outlets; not shouting matches, nor marches to force laws onto everyone, making them accept you as you are but direct contact with the community and through self-discovery. Learning the "why" of what you do will show you that you've been programmed to behave a certain way and that the society as it has been established for us, creates monsters. We must rise above it..


A View from My Mind

If you could but view my mind,
you may just find a jumbled room
of half notes and wits, floating about,
as in a moat, mingled with the good and bad
The view would at times be kind,
and at others, the meanest sublime
Dogmatic to a fault, drawing the line firmly,
with those whose thoughts are but wormly

Ah, this world, that feels out of date,
to me, it's but an isolated state,
where the crowds push you aside,
and the lonely, frail ones, steal away to hide
Like a recipe, my mind mixes the best
and worst of ingredients; this I've come to know,
but in the end, I'd love to have peace, to show
I fear only the last of them, now hold the cards,
and the Romantic, well, we need only leave our regards

Two Must Read Books

Yep, I'm tooting my own horn. I was looking back through a couple of my poetry books and thought, "Wow, this is genius!" Lol... So, here ya go. Take a look at these babies and maybe buy them?

Letters Upon the Wind (written under my former pen name)

and

Messages From My Ancestors (written under my real name)

A Rebuttal to Ignorance

The level of ignorance in people is astounding. Engaging in excessive hedonism IS a form of distraction because the people in power know that humans are at their core, filled with desires that are never quelled; the people in 'power', even moreso. Why do they distract the populace? Because they are illogical; irrational and they wish to remain in control. This is their paranoia. I worked as a counselor for more than 10 years and I can tell you, when you study the human psyche, you begin to get the picture. To the idiot that mentioned about buddhism and indulgence, they are truly moronic. Religion is a man made institution that teaches lies. (You should study defense mechanisms). You believe it is your 'right' to indulge in whatever you like and should not be corralled? The pleasures of life are fleeting and dissatisfying, you will always crave the next high. The people in control know this. They want you to be that way in order to continue their way of life; namely to remain in their position of control. You think your indulgence is your 'right' as a human? It's not because your indulgences harm someone else. Pornography is made off of abused humans; meat comes from abused animals; material goods in one way or another are pillaged at the expense of the people living in an area and at the price of nature. Consenting adults? Have sex with whomever you wish? What if that person you had sex with has complexes and hangups and you just exacerbated them? How do you feel after multiple sexual encounters? Better? Why do you need more then? It's never ending; that's how the human will works. It's never satisfied. Oh and the reason why humans seek these indulgences? Anxiety, stress, depression, trauma...I could go on. Why do we even have these mental disturbances? You guessed it, because we ARE NOT FREE.

SOLUTIONS: Satisfy your cravings through the creative process. Find what drives you and channel it into that. I'm not saying become a hermit and deny yourself but excessiveness leads to a damaged psyche. Ask yourself, "Will this thing I'm about to engage in, harm someone or something?" If so, forgo it. I get that most things we do, harm something in some way but we can diminish that harm. Don't procreate because humans are too stupid to know how to raise humane children (If you already have children, don't have anymore!). Challenge the status quo. Live as simply as possible, don't sign up for war, don't vote, study the poets, philosophers, Jung and other amazing psychologists, there's so much we can do! What do I do? Write, play my violin, eat vegan, no children, quit the corporation and work for myself (it's not perfect but it's a start). In the end, if we could abolish the money system that would be fantastic but perhaps in a long, long distant future...turning a blind eye is why we have had constant war and all of these other atrocities I've mentioned. It's really time to stop but in the end, it's as one person said below, we higher humans are just talking to each other. The rest of the herd, will go on in their ignorance but we try to reach them anyway.

Desensitized

Blood Splatter
Flattened matter
Dead carcass on the road
Few care

Compulsory

Could it be, anything compulsory,
is evil in nature?
Seeing as how it takes away one's freedom,
and places all in the same box

Perhaps I'm nuts and this is
simply a masochistic society,
that loves its box -
I for one, do not