Saturday, December 31, 2011

I

Why look for the worst when everything is actually good?
....wrong when it's right.
No need 2 complain
for it's all about perspective.

What is it gonna take for us 2 realize
this could all go away in a blink of an eye?
Seems 2 happen all the time 
when the whole world is in your hands & 
don't even know it.

Guess it's just how you look it.
Yep!

Peace!...with 2 fingers;)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Push

There's nothing ever wrong with needing a hand 
from time 2 time.
That's when the power of the human condition 
comes into play.
So stay humble, don't PUSH away 
& condemn that thing known as pride..

We all could use a little help 
from time 2 time... 

We're far from perfect & not worth standing in your own way...

that's right!


Peace!...with 2 fingers;)



Saturday, December 24, 2011

Psycho

There's a very fine line between the 
realms of the sane vs. the insane. 
It only takes a moment 2 cross that dreadful line 
where everything just goes black....

For many, they never return from the land of the "Psycho".


That's exactly why it requires responsibility 2 maintain 
& keep thoughts where they outta be.
It's a battle of the minds people 
& not everyone wins.

nope ;/



Peace!...with 2 fingers;)



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Lost & Found

I can remember the time my first million was estimated at 25. 
Occupation unknown but didn't matter for it was bound 2 happen regardless.
Yep!...

Now @ 41, I find self a bit off on the numbers....
well..really alot more than a bit. lol

It's cool though for I find ways 2 make the most 
of the present while continuing 2 strive for that ideal.
In the meanwhile, working on a psychiatric unit @ a local hospital will just have 2 do.

The multiple personalities, attitudes & entitlements brings about a satisfaction of.....of...(let me think on that one.)...dayum!

Gotta give thanks cause could be worse. 
Soup kitchens & cardboard boxes perhaps...nope. 


Ain't happenin'!
It's like living in the "lost & found" 
while anxiously searching for that eventual way out for personal gratification.

until then, watching the clock tick by for that punctual punch out 
is the daily reality but continue 2 give....

Peace!...with 2 fingers;)



Sunday, December 11, 2011

Unaffected

Now matter how you try 2 show them who you are,
most refuse 2 understand
& misinterpret.
People judge as though we're not 
unaffected...
but we are.

Whatever the case,
there's nothing 2 prove so stay true
for the problem is not yours.

Feelin' good in your own skin without a care 
in the world would look mighty fierce.
Don'tcha think?



Peace!...with 2 fingers;)




Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Nothing

If there was ever a chance 2 correct the mistakes, I would take it in a heartbeat.
The memories shared are locked away 
cause this thing called LOVE hurts man. 
Ouch!
That's the very reason why it's time 2 forget the pain that comes along with
cause it's 2 late 2 try & change any one person's mind.

Nothing else could be done. 
"NOTHING".
Time 2 forget, let it go & let it fly. 

Swoooosh!


Peace!....with 2 fingers;)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Superman

The ups & downs that are presented in no particular order makes life...ummm...let's say, interesting. 

It's like Life 101 all over again and again and again.... 
(you get the point.)
You have 2 wonder; "Dayum am I the only mere soul 
going through this horrible series of the uneventful?"
Nope. 

Not a good thing but it gives the 
comforting notion that you're not by yourself.
& honestly, no one wants 2 go through stuff alone...right? 
(*clear throat)

Similar case, similar scenario. 

Wow!
Who would've ever thought?

 Live, Learn & remember 2 know the difference. 

Now it's time 2 slap on the body armor & take it like a man.
Not just any man....

"SUPERMAN".

Peace!....with 2 fingers;)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Moon

Sometimes I feel so alone with the need 
2 turn around on my own. 
Lost more everyday where it's tough 2 tear away from the madness.
Constantly remind self daily 2 stay true 2 my own terms 
& allow you 2 be who you need 2 be.
It's like living on the "Moon" where it couldn't be any stranger
with no need 2 be self conscious 2 a fault - with people everywhere.

This is my own atmosphere where 
the stars in the sky are mine.

It's the cost of getting out of here alive.

Yep!


Peace!...with 2 fingers;)




Now!

The single most significant decision I can make on a daily basis is the choice of Attitude.

It's more important than the past, 
education, 
financial status
success or failures
fame or pain, 
circumstances
and position.

Attitude keeps me moving with constant 
progress & fuels the fire.
When Attitude is on point, there's no barrier 2 high, 
valley 2 deep
or dream 2 extreme. 

"NOW" I know.


Peace!...with 2 fingers;)




Monday, November 14, 2011

Hangin'.

It's cool 2 see how despite circumstance or action 
good people are able 2 find some sort of 
common space & appreciate the difference. 

Sometimes I chuckle about the vast difference of where we're 
from & how we ended up here. 

Often reminds me of a neurotic romantic hippy love sitcom or something. 
It's such an interesting story... 


 ....just the way we like it...


Peace!....with 2 fingers;)






Monday, November 7, 2011

Continues....


The Adventures continue.....


Peace!...with 2 fingers;)

Stand

There comes a time when you need 2 "Stand" for something or simply fall for anything. 
That's a motto passed around the block a few times I'm sure.

So how's it working out for you? Hmmmm....


It begins with a sense of loyalty and commitment. 
Now the time has come 2 make 
the wise man's choice....
not just for self but for each 
& every one of us. 

Yep!;)
Anyhow, we packed our bags along with 
the Canon & slowly made our way 
2 the festivities downtown. 

Maybe we'll go check out that 
silver bean thing...
don't really understand the significance 
but hey...whateva;)


Peace!....with 2 fingers;)







Saturday, October 29, 2011

Best

No one is ever perfect but know there's wonderful favor if you only BELIEVE.
Opened eyes you soon realize that everything told can BE. 

An imperfect you can still be used.
Not an option, not a plan B.

Lift heads high cause it's time 2 become more.
Strong enough to overcome daggers that comes along 
cause GOD knew what he was doin' choosin' the "BEST".

Peace!....with 2 fingers;)



Friday, October 21, 2011

Mess

Her soul that adored such a man now aches from the lies... 
- big & small. 

Unable 2 fully grasp the true concept, I've caused pain where hearts have been broken & dreams made no more.
Forced 2 take steep steps I'm left with the only option 2 tear down artificial walls made of glass 
& be renewed. 

Love -
Had it square in my hands 2 only lose it from uncertainty. 


In the meanwhile she stands in a place of surrender while maintaining that shimmer of hope & awesome LOVE of self.

Knowing she's much more than what she's allowed  herself 2 receive.

What a MESS I've made. 
Dayum!

Love you still.



Peace!...with 2 fingers;)






Thursday, October 20, 2011

99%

There's an obvious divide between the classes.
(yep!)
In a society where the 1% of the population control the majority of wealth, the obvious outcome becomes civil unrest. 
The 99% was established in order 2 identify 
the income and wealth inequality here 
in the United States.

With a heavy concentration of wealth among the top earning 1%, it appears that 
the "99%" are paying the price for 
the mistakes of a small minority within 
the upper class....(get it?)

Similar 2 countries abroad lately, something 
has 2 give. 
Plain & simple TRUTH. 
We are the 99%



Peace!...with 2 fingers;) 






Visual Persuasion

As a form of social influence, persuasion is the process of guiding an audience toward a particular idea, attitude or even an action. 
Video has given me the proper tools 2 persuade with the two most common senses. 

Sight & Sound.

Videography has given me the power to change opinion and selectively give creative facts....


...but then along the way comes temptation 2 play the line between truth & untruth...hmmm

Life is composed of many shades of gray but truth may be defined by what an individual claim 2 know without regard 2 evidence, logic or fact.

Holding this power 2 present what I believe 2 be truth may be the very reason why I'm so drawn into this great art in the very first place.

Now that's something 2 think about....Yep!

Peace!...with 2 fingers;)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Effort.


Had the chance 2 see alot from a whole new perspective these past few weeks.

Understanding attitudes and personalities has lead me 2 see how different we really are.

No 2 people are the same by any stretch of the imagination & the sooner realized the better.
Isn't it what makes people so diverse & unique in their own special way?
In the meanwhile...
Love is as love does.
Love is an act of will - both an intention & an action.



Will implies choice for it's something we don't have 2 do but rather choose.

Extending one's limits implies effort...that extra step.

Love is not effortless, it's effortful. (sigh!)



Peace!...with 2 fingers;)





Tuesday, October 4, 2011

R.I.P Layla - 2004 / 2011 ;(


Felt the need 2 give lady Layla a fond farewell for the wonderous times when all else was busy,
- you were there.

Thanks for the constant obedience and loyalty.
The 23 hour trip 2 Chicago when you were nearly chewed up by the car's engine.

Last but not least, the unconditional appreciation for beautiful people...(smirk)


R.I.P Layla. You were surely a beautiful experience.




Peace!...with 2 fingers;)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

There.


My brother & I.

That there happens every blue moon these days which is why making an invitation for a Rogers Park visit was in store.

It's great 2 see how someone you knew all your life can be such a joy simply by their presence.

Family is something I've recently learned not 2 take for granted
& 2 appreciate each & every moment.

That's something I've vowed 2 live by from this point on so I embrace.




That's the key.
That's the answer.

I'll always be "There". No matter.


Peace!...with 2 fingers;)






Disappear


It's always a joy 2 have son Khalid around the way for some "quality" time.

Whether it's video games, pizza or just a simple stroll....
time is time & that's cool.
That's why @ times when things get tough, my lil' man has the ability 2 make it all disappear.


Hmmm...I wonder if he even know that whenever he's near everyone else seems so far away.

That's great for the soul & good for the heart. 
It's always better that way....Yep!



Peace!...with 2 fingers;)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Signs Over the Sheridan


Rogers Park. A place unlike anything I've ever seen....(smirk) Yeah sure;)

Peace!...with 2 fingers;)






Slow


Hmmmp!....another day.
Needed 2 do a bit detoxin' so been away for a bit... but then again who really cares. Right? lol.
Been on that constant personal journey with self & once again another testament slaps me straight across the dayum face.
Ouch!
Constructively passin' the time, decided 2 do a 
 crisper upgrade @ 2.0 with the whole 
"Weddington" thing.

Gotta do something 2 keep my head 
outta the dumps. 
Ya know?

Knowledge is infinite & you're never 2 old 2 know.
That's a tough pill for some 2 swallow 
but remains constant and true.

Life.
One minute you're comfortable and easy then...
BAM!

Something comes along with a 
different turn which makes you 
want it so much more.
This time it's gonna take effort & some extra work. 
That's cool cause it's worth it & is why I'm takin' it 
"Slow".



Peace!...with 2 fingers;)