We Want To Be Original, But We’re Stuck

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We want to be original, but we’re stuck
Lost in a world where its cool to ‘not give a fuck’
But I don’t want too hand down a society devoid
My children deserve more than the lazy & easily annoyed
We need to change our hearts back to something pure
To believe in love, magic & Pixie Dust – I’m sure
The end will be here too soon one of these days
Together, we must show the light & the possible way

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John Berendt

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“Keep a diary, but don’t just list all the things you did during the day. Pick one incident and write it up as a brief vignette. Give it color, include quotes and dialogue, shape it like a story with a beginning, middle and end—as if it were a short story or an episode in a novel. It’s great practice. Do this while figuring out what you want to write a book about. The book may even emerge from within this running diary.”
― John Berendt

Do You Find It Difficult To Be Beautiful

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Do you find it difficult to be beautiful
Are you hassled or looked down upon
Jealousy is a cruel infection to cure
Cast out as it’s own phenomenon
I’m no one of any consequence
Merely a gentleman admirer from afar
I hold no secrets or vials of love potion
I just know a person needs to be needed for who they are

Obvious Beauty

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Obvious beauty
Being detailed
In current
Fashion Magazines
Her
Physical presence
Whittled down 
there is no
Cover-up
For a
Broken heart 
no band-aid
For the soul 
airbrushes
Remove
All her
Earthly flaws 
which the
Striving perfection
Cannot 
stirring to
Find a voice all her own 
the world
Making grand decisions
On her behalf 
sliding her
Into their
Preconceived levels 
the judgments
Will not
Allow a
Real person
To grow 
this world
Will not
Allow her
To exist 
this society
Condemns her
For her beauty 
a physical trait
She cannot
Control 
a characteristic
Which should be
Appreciated 
ends up making her
Feel stupid
& Worthless 
never in her life,
Did anyone see her soul
they only saw the beauty
& hated her
For it

*previously posted on former blog

Pirate Prep

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Pirate Prep
Slow reveal behind the mask
But there’s no dick pics
No matter how politely you ask
I’m gonna keep something for me
Reality to keep up with illusion
You’re drooling over my secrets
Obviously tainted by your delusion

*Yes, I keep using this pic, but only because it is one of my favorites

** No, I’m not usually this vain