Should I Stay or Should I Go?

We’re in such different places.
We’ve such different views.
You don’t even know
The length of my fuse.

I know where you’re shallow.
I can guess why you’re cold.
You can’t relate
To the things that I hold.

And so, here we are.
An odd-couple at best.
I’m walking on egg shells
With things on my chest.

I won’t turn to you
To speak my mind.
The question is…
Should I leave you behind?

Or, accept it, as is,
Though I don’t feel free.
Why would I stay,
If I can’t be me?

Doubt About Others

I wish I could share
All the good that I know.
I feel lost among lost;
Like a seed that won’t grow.

I feel defeated at times;
Mired in fear.
That everyone’s sleeping;
Unable to hear;

Walking their way;
Their own path to follow.
Unaware that their purpose
Is shallow and hollow.

I feel compelled to ignore;
Drawn-just to observe.
To not get caught up;
To get ahead of the curve.

Feeding-in to others
Seems a game of reaction.
What’s the point?
Where’s the traction?

Brings me back to the point,
I must pave my own way.
Find purpose and meaning;
Joy that will stay.

I believe that way
Is through having a plan.
One where I’m leading;
My flame that I fan.

Amazing!

Unbelievable! Life!
The fact that we’re here!
Are-you-in-touch with-this-gift?!
Or, are-you mired-in-fear?

What’s your story,
And thoughts of this place?
Seem as though
You’re in a rat race?

Chasing possessions?
More and more?
Buying stuff
You don’t need from the store?

Blaming someone
For something that’s done?
All work? No play?
No time for some fun?

Always behind?
Never ahead?
Chasing retirement?
Leading or led?

Not sure we remember
Living with Joy,
We are lost in our story.
Mine began as a boy.

At some point, some wake
To a dream or a nightmare
Something happens.
Like, life starts from there.

And, we’re looking back,
And holding on.
Questioning life;
Right and wrong.

Blessing or curse?
Eye of beholer.
Perspective changes
As we get older.

And, through it All?
Awareness, the gift.
Insight into change;
That life’s about shift.

And, knowing that balance
Is achieved in mind;
When you let-go control,
And leave past behind.

When you can stand in the moment,
Honest with you,
About who you are,
And the things that you do.

Knowing that
We have time and space.
And, that it’s our duty
To move beyond what we chase;

Desire born,
With pleasure and pain.
Taught by leaders
Confused by gain.

So, to wrap this up,
It’s left with you.
Consider your heart
And what you do.

Follow your voice.
Believe in Love.
Trust in yourself
And in God above.

Know, you’re his child.
He’s guiding the way.
Take time to listen.
There’s only today.

Meaning, do right, right now.
Time will show.
Dare to give of yourself.
Your efforts will show.

Like footprints in sand,
Will reveal where you’ve been.
Walk proud with purpose.
Right now, we begin.

Give from Pain

To give of yourself
Is a gift to hold dear.
It means being open,
And facing the fear.

It takes love for yourself
And the purpose called Love,
And belief that we’re guided
From the Heavens above.

Beyond doubt we must rise.
Beyond shame we must live.
We can transform
When the focus is, Give.