Coronavirus Blessing

Some space from eachother
Is just what we needed.
Like we’re a-part-of-a-machine
That’s become overheated.

It’s a chance to step back
And for us all to reflect.
To evaluate self
And to consider neglect.

Now, closer with family,
And work in its place.
We all can revisit,
That which we chase.

As it was we woke up,
And rejoined the grind,
Mindless behavior
Leaving values behind.

Like we’re now waking up,
Each day more tuned in.
To what’s really important.
The chance to begin.

A new path is here;
A new day to do right;
To be mindful of others;
To choose not to fight.

Because the roles we’ve been playing
Within the machine?
It’s time to check the engine.
It’s not running clean.

So what is your part?
What will you do?
It’s a chance to make change.
To thine own self be true.

And if we are
We’ll come through this much stronger.
Cleaner parts
Means the engine lasts loner.

We know this is true.
That we each play a part.
We need everyone’s best,
And that it come from the heart.

One love, together.
It starts now at home.
Minding right now.
Leave the BS alone.

Selling 101

You must face the facts
And play the game.
Make them think you’re impressed
And say their name.

It’s their favorite word.
And, let them talk about “I”.
They’ll then find the like you
And won’t even know why.

This is sales 101,
And how to win a friend.
It’s not manipulation,
But a means to an end.

Most try to convince others
That they know what’s right,
Which is saying, “you’re wrong”,
Which leads to a fight.

In other words,
If you want in their door,
Allow them to believe
That they know more.

And, you know where they hurt,
But don’t point it out.
Allow them to reveal it,
A Must! Have no doubt!

I imagine the “experts”,
Judging my work.
Reading my writings.
“Who is this Jerk?”

What is his background?
Is this worthy of merit?
They’ll see it as trash,
But it’s possible they share it.

Look at this writing.
What do you think?
I found it impressive.
It speaks to the brink.

The unknown world.
The perspective’s unique.
I like the style,
But there are some things I’d tweak.

As an expert and critic;
A judge and a leader.
He likely seeks fault;
His job as a reader.

So what makes great work?
There’s a system in place.
Is recognition the goal?
Is that what we chase?

As writers we think,
And we deliver impressions.
But what and for who?
Am I a teacher with lessons?

We ARE Different

We might see the same thing,
But not the same way.
Just look at our actions
And-what each of us say.

The things I consider
As time passes by
Are undoubtedly different,
But we don’t quite know why.

At least not in the moment.
We’ve different roles.
And we’re trapped within systems
That are riddled with holes.

So we fight for ourselves,
And against eachother,
Where there’s a fine line between
Enemy… and brother.

The Feeling is

The Feeling Is amazing,
But you’re saying it’s not.
I hear you complaining.
Like, our house is too hot!

But, things are perfect;
Just as they should be.
If you’re not happy
You should change how you see.

The world won’t change
But You can change You;
The way you think
And what you do.

So get a grip
And get with what’s real.
The place to start
Is with the way that you feel.

Then, notice your thinking;
How you react to your feeling.
This is awareness
You may find your ceiling.

Limitations are learned
And they’re also self taught.
Seeking comfort is key
And where most folks are caught.

See, you’ve always a choice
To change your mind.
Try, This is just right, more,
And see what you find.

Liked “…

Better than no response I suppose,
But it’s lazy, right?
And, that’s how it goes.

Buuuut, my text posed a question,
So “Liked” doesn’t sit well.
It tells me, you’re busy,
Or, don’t care. I can’t tell.

Funny. Technology.
An extension of us.
In this case it squashes
The chance to discuss…

Something intriguing;
Communication worth while.
But what choice do i have?
So I move on and smile.

Buuuut I’d like to call you out.
All you I Phone users.
“Liked” is just lazy,
If not rude. You’re abusers!

Vulnerability

Lighten up and laugh at yourself.
Therein lies a key.
There’s a ceiling to your growth
If you take yourself too seriously.

Dare to take your guard down;
A better way to be.
You’ll find the same in others;
Vulnerability.

That’s the way to peace.
The same place you’ll find joy.
It’s what I lost, long ago,
When I was just a boy.

We learn as we go.

You know what’s not working,
And you think you know why.
So you make some adjustments.
Which you’re eager to try.

You’re mostly self taught,
But you’re wanting to learn.
You’re just not quite sure
Which way you should turn.

There is no wrong answer.
But please, keep YOUR head.
You won’t have the answers
From all the books that you’ve read.

Others opinions?
Their “facts” and advice?
Grain of salt, friends.
I won’t say it twice.

Give yourself credit.
You’ll find the way.
Believe in your progress.
That’s all I will say.