Sun-spangled Sunday iii

After every storm is the calm
So whatever restores your equilibrium
Whether a countryside walk along the pine farms
Or reflective rest under a palapa in tropical climes
Do indeed take a little time
It will do you more good than harm


My Life, Your Lesson

life is a constant battle
and no matter how big the obstacle
you can always be the victor
as long as you never give up!


The Price of Rights

I just don’t understand why you want a seat at the table. Yes – you’re perfectly able, but your demands threaten to make the whole establishment unstable. When did you become so ambitious? This puts me in a difficult position, you do understand? They won’t like it. Not one bit!

Oh, I understand. But you see, the fountain of knowledge flows like a current that knows no colour. And to answer your question… since the advent of information access. Look, it’s not my intention to raffle feathers. I respect what you’ve built here. And maybe you’re all right. So how about I do everyone a favour and just sign my rights to the papers away. It’s can be that simple. You have the figure… that’s my price!

Money is an economic reality closely tied to the social complex and only it’s fair distribution will bring about a lasting solution to the prevailing disorder. But we need to put matters of human nature on the back burner for now, and just focus on the human condition.

Well said. You know, when I realised that joining a movement has little to do with one’s commitment to a cause, that’s when it also dawned on me that surely God hears no prayer whose sole purpose is obtaining wealth. And to be honest with you, it comes as no surprise that you don’t want to afford me any titles and I’m perfectly fine with that. Too many times I have witnessed sanctity bestowed on the pious.

So what are you saying?

I’m saying that you can keep everything if we can agree on the price.


Coast

Ain’t nothing new
Still going through pages by the bundle
Still love my women beautiful

But sybaritism in doses
And I never make promises
Only stay consistent

Still work harder than these dudes
Who cares if they pray that I lose
When life is this good and I’m making moves

To the family – forever loyal
To the crew – always be cool

Who needs fans when you have equals
At 32, I’m just happy doing what I do


Love Long Lost

The other day I thought about reaching out
When I saw a tragedy on the news
Just to check up on you
But knew you wouldn’t be expecting it
Which made me apprehensive
And so decided against it

I imagined you’d be somewhere safe
Most likely in somebody’s arms
So to disturb your happy moment
I didn’t think it worth the risk


80.4

Wealth is opportunity, and character is revealed by the use of it.
In fact, money is fundamentally raw material from which you can make any fabric.


A Mammonist in Peril

the love for preeminence is all too human
as man thinks himself rich when he possesses more than his neighbour
and poor if he has less
despite having the knowledge that there are things money cannot procure
and gold won’t buy a grain of affection, respect, grace or a conscience that is pure

it may buy votes yes, but not loyalty
and the determination to be rich as an end in itself has no assurance
for money in its truest sense remains representative of the product of labour
so only the love of being in service to others will give both satisfaction and pleasure while sustaining endeavour

and keeping your desires proportional to your capacity
will save you from corruption
so that even as the purchasing power of money shrinks
your personal worth is not diminished