Sayings For Sale, Still!

Ellesse fits
Receipts and wires bounce back and forth like balls off tennis rackets
Man, who could have imagined?
I think one once said “The mind cannot foresee its own advance”
Reckon that was Friedrich Hayek
Whatever the case, no time to fact-check
Gotta make this appointment at the bank
Gotta cash my cheques
Gotta get sustenance

Mind on success
And yes, I hear them talking reckless
But I never listen
And respectfully, I could care less for their opinions

Besides, I know hard work will never bring disgrace
And one thing I know… they won’t outwork me
No – not a chance!
Because I keep at it
And art is just a habit
No secret to staying revelant
Never stat checking
Never concerned with measurements
Focused on the race
That I’ll win at my own pace
Under rules I dictate
For heaven’s sake
Call that ignorance
But how can they claim my truth makes no sense
When they lack the capacity to comprehend
And I dare them prove me wrong
Write back a verse
And I’ll be sure to write back in a few minutes
The same amount of time it took me to pen this… shhhh.

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On Priorities & Progress

precedents are always worthy of study
but nothing beats originality
as long as it is effective in expression and impression
for then it has the power to attract attention

the setting of priorities
is in practice part and parcel of achieving a balanced bias
like perfecting the parlance which will appeal to the persons
before whom you shall pitch or proselytize

progress implies
being prepared to put aside yesterday’s pride
and accepting fresh findings
brought ashore by the morning tide


Ever Enough?

life is as much about getting on
as it is about getting up
and there’s no happiness to be found in comfort without pursuit
no appreciation for the pristine if there’s never soot

so carry on and make no excuse
put your body and faculties to task as you must
but never go against your conscience
so that experience, as you amass, is fulfilling
and life is wholesome in its totality
and existence simply enough


Another Beginning

sometimes looking back is moving ahead

since a true reflection can result from forward thinking

so, do reinvent, but only if it stands you in good stead

and exercise thinking – always staying true to the feeling


Happy Here

good, truth, and love hold dear
and pursue them before pleasure

for there’s less to desire
when you’re one with nature

no forces to fear
when you’re God – not the nomenclature

and remember, even if the end is near
cheer will still trump jeer
but happiness won’t be found there, if not here


A Song for Alyssa

a soft breath of wind
escapes your sweet lips
everytime you smile

and your pretty eyes
have a golden glint
that lights up my life

so when the sky is tint
keep in mind that sunset dips
bring tomorrow’s sunshine

you’re forever on my mind
so I’m playing for keeps
hoping this lasts a lifetime


The Weakened (prequel)

with watered-down words
on equivocal whiteboards
it’s a wicked world you’re told
and you should live today
for you’ll die tomorrow

so you burn the black gold
weekend away down the gorge
and by sunrise the following day
you’ll still be alive
lagging behind
going through the same cycle
a perpetual funeral