Representation Matters

Representation matters in movies, because when we do not portray a world that is representative of the reality of this beautifully diverse planet that we live on, when we do not present the possibility of impossibility to all; we deny people the opportunity to dream and to project. It is not simply the narrative that we lead people to believe, by giving them this historic line that they are some how less than, but it is also the lack of possibility that we deny people, by reducing their capacity to dream.

Cologne and Cigarettes

Cologne and cigarettes Each one hiding the other A masquerade of internal struggle Conflict of the soul The creative quandary   The philosopher poses life's questions The expressions of doubt and hopelessness That spark songs The faithful lover, hopes and Writes of a future unknown   Singers of songs Writer of poems Giver of hope... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas

He is Emanuel; God with us He is with us when we crest the mountain peaks And He is with us when we are in the valleys At the peak His presence seems so obvious In the depths it seems like He cannot be found And yet He is there The future will show you... Continue Reading →

Be The Change – yes you!!

So today is a big deal, I get it, we all get it. However today saddens me, from what I see online & talking to people it saddens almost everyone. Yes voting is important, however how we live our lives is significantly more important. Somehow we as a society have arrived at a place where... Continue Reading →

Hope & the Youth of Today

This morning my 10 year old daughter had a bit of a melt down because she only got 88% for mathematics on her recent progress report, not a grade, but a progress report. It was strange, because when I was a kid my parents would probably have done a dance if I got an 88%... Continue Reading →

What If?

What if, we the people decided to be the change? What if, we the people declared we would be the hope? What if, we the people decided that we are better together, regardless of race, nationality, ancestral origin, political, philosophical and theological differences? What if, we the people decided respect and cooperation were better than... Continue Reading →

I Believe

Some days life tries to make you quit Just give up Jump in the river And slowly drown in hopelessness I will not quit I will not change or bow down I will hold on to who I am I believe in hope I believe in miracles I believe in love I believe that relationships... Continue Reading →

My America

Let me tell you about my America The land that I have always loved It is not a land of a particular political party Or a certain belief system It is a cultural melting pot of the world   It is a place of hope & promise The land of dreams Dreams for all Where... Continue Reading →

The Hope Of A Brighter Day

There is always hope you know Even in the darkest of times There is the hope of a brighter day   This is my hope No matter what the world brings our way That tomorrow will be brighter   I will choose to believe this, always For life is better that way Let us not... Continue Reading →

The best is yet to come

From the darkest of nights Dawns the brightest of days The best is yet to come   Fear is real, tangible Yet I will not listen to it I am no longer a slave to such things   Hope is my dawn Faith is my armor A new day, is what awaits

14 Years

14 years, it’s quite a while The past seems like a lifetime ago We still drive each other crazy Confound each other with changing moods We get busy, we forget things Sometimes we snap, when there’s really no need We might not be perfect, but honey we ain’t all that bad   14 years, its... Continue Reading →

Perennial Soul

After the death of winter Always comes the spring Green shoots rising up Through the frost covered dirt   After the rotting & seemingly terminal decay After apparent death Comes new life, new hope To my perennial soul

Light Of The world

In this dark chaotic world it would be easy to lose hope to lose faith, lose touch, to stop caring so much hate, self righteousness, bigotry There are problems everywhere So much that if you tender your heart it can feel like death   Yet there is another way Where instead of focusing on the... Continue Reading →

Even Me

Sometimes I wonder if deep inside I fear writing today? Worried, in case it sparks the restlessness, Bringing back the struggle to accept normal, or reality, or sanity Or whatever it is that I've wrestled with, that seems now to be gone     In order to know the light, you must know darkness As... Continue Reading →

Perfect Strangers

He woke up that morning Not sure he even knew his name A familiar stranger across from him What had they become?   Such familiar faces, yet now, perfect strangers Where did the life go, where is the fire? All passion consumed by separate desire Faded embers, a stark reminder Of what once was, maybe... Continue Reading →

Maybe I’m Blind

Maybe I'm too simplistic Optimistic Maybe I'm blindBut I just don't careI don't see the darkOnly lightI don't see despair Only hopeDisaster, Disaster, DisasterNoOpportunity, Opportunity, OpportunityTo begin anewHope Grace Peace JoyLove 

Hope

Hope arises Like a spring sunrise Light dancing on the dew Mist clearing Revealing beautiful fresh flowers Crocuses, tulips, daffodils  et all   The renewal of creation The renewal of your spirit, of your soul Hope, in what is yet to come Hope in what is done but has not yet been received Hope, in... Continue Reading →

Part the Darkness

Close your eyes Place your hands together in front of your chest Picture darkness in front of you The darkness and chaos of this time of year Whatever causes you pain make sure it's in there Stretch your arms out fully Feel the darkness pressing against your arms Now open your arms slowly Part the... Continue Reading →

2 Sides, Perspective

Sometimes I wish I was offended or repulsed by things that don't bother me I wish the effects of my damaged past were not still so evident in the choices I freely make Why do I sin? What is sin anyway? Is it really just bad words or lust? Or is it hurting people? What... Continue Reading →

Through Grace Alone

It is through grace alone That I am here today, not the sum of regrets For the boy that was and the boy that could have been But the man who is, who is not the man that was   Without that grace The man who is, is not And the boy that was is... Continue Reading →

Morning Light

Morning light The eye of the sky A portal to another dimension Hope arises with every burning cloud A glorious torch removing the darkness As clarity declares its reign Good morning my King Good morning my friends May this day be as blessed as the sky is beautiful  

The Council

The council gathers in the royal courts, the splendor of the surroundings beautiful beyond description, more magnificent than you would imagine any hand could make. The muffled whispers are ceased upon the pounding of a gavel, pure silence follows and the proceedings begin. “So Yejshu, tell me of the progress in the 2nd Gamma Nebulous”... Continue Reading →

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