I see them…

The posts, the comments, the headlines and the TV shows.

And I hear them…

The stories, the chatter, the gossip. The complaint and the murmurs. The sighs, the shits and G#d%$#* &^#@##$@%^*#! (Censored for your own good.)

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They don’t touch me. Not as much, no more. They certainly don’t reflect me. They don’t express the feelings the way they have in the past. They’re part of a world out there that’s important, but not all saying. I decided how I wanted to live. How much hatred I let in and how much love I spread. How I measure myself and how your measurement of me might reflect back on me. This is not an easy task, it is really a choice.

I was born before all this internet madness and we didn’t know as much as we get to know now a days. So I still don’t need to know everything that goes on around the world. I choose my knowledge, and what I share. I did that before the internet was the cool place to be and I will choose to keep that path. 

I stood on stages and proclaimed my words. I hung my poetry on message boards and shared my love. I observed the people reading and how it changed their day. So I took my “fear” and threw it away (over and over again.) I mailed, in real envelopes with real post stamps, my stories to pen friends. Hanged them on bathroom walls to share with whoever needed a word of love or wisdom. Even though I was scared, and wanted to hide every time somebody approached me, I knew I had done right…

I love to hide and be alone in my shade. To talk to myself and grow tall in thoughts and shrink in fears. I can conquer giants and fly on clouds. I can dig to the dark corners of my hell, burn worlds before I resurrect them myself. If I wished it, that is.

But I’ve chosen to let it all for what it was. I chose for a stronger me that would only build and no longer burn. I leveled the playing field, so I would have a more realistic view of the life we are living. I choose to connect or not at all. I prefer a real touch than a conversation in thin air.

I choose how I am seen. I don’t want to be remembered for a complaint, or for the years I watched a cold war going on in my mind. I don’t want to be reminded of all the dead nor the living. Only for the memories they left behind. I want to see the world for what I can hold, touch, grasp. I am the here and now. I am what I give. I am what I allow to receive.

I live in the world that I can share and it is magic. I see creations. People standing and applauding. I see people loving and caring. I feel people. They want to share more but they are lost in a false sense of life. There are no right answers other than the right questions, and those make you challenge you.

I show you this in my world because I make that choice.

I show you my world to help us, each, choose (y)ours.

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Music of Choice: Joss Stone – The Answer

Find your strength

Fight for peace

There’s a light

In your release

Let love win

Just give in

The next is bright

So you can see…

The answer