Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Third Voice is Blind.

You better hope she knows what she‘s doing
Because all she has is venom
And she‘s part of your skin
You better hope it‘s not an act
Because you take her words
And you build on that
But you are not her words
You are more than her illusion
You can try to be your own eulogy
But it won‘t make sense
You‘re also part of her plans
And if she‘s wrong, I hope you‘ll still pick up
I hope you don’t think, that if you lose her
You lose yourself
She’s only the third voice
A notch in your shield is always a choice
You can sweep away all the meaning
And be left with nothing but truth
You shouldn’t just sit there and take it
You shouldn’t let her hurt you

Saturday, February 1, 2014

No strings attached

We live in a world of exasperation,
awkwardness, invisibility, dominance,
frustration, anxiety, stress, confusion,
seclusion, desire, disconnect
And last but not least distraction

Where there should be so many threads
each interacting, each connecting,
we have instead a shared string here and there;
Twin weights to fasten it between them,
a private world to which others
are simply not invited.

Yet others have cut their strings,
so that they are impossible to tie down.
But they do not float away like soap bubbles-
they just stay there- lone weights,
with nothing to hold down,
no purpose.

Sometimes someone will attempt
to throw them their own string
but even if they accept another's,
they will never be able to reciprocate
and it is hard to watch kindness not repaid in kind,
no matter from which end you are viewing it.

It hurts no less to be
a receiver incapable of giving
then it does to be a giver
who cannot receive.
And so the purpose of our strings
is lost.

It is my hope that one day
we all realize that you can't help a person
with no strings
by throwing her yours.
You can only try to help them
to braid a new one
and hope to all that is good
that it can be as strong
as the strings we are all born with.

To those of you out there
who for some reason live
involved in seclusion
Please, do not cut all strings.
Attachment can hurt
but it is our purpose,
without it we wither and die.
Once a string is cut it's impossible
to restore it to it's former state.
Tie your strings to as many as you can
and maybe one day
we will all be connected.