Poem – “Pick up this Smile” – Love Poetry – 6/19/2021

Pick up the line you drew
Within the cold places you knew.
With drunken laughter
To caress a serene bottle,
Whimpering in its reflection,
Breaking open more of your eyes.

Before you would know
What vein to swim through,
Love taught you mere mystery
As the harlot of no symmetry.

Peel back your layers.
You are more than what weathers –

Weeping in the glimmers
With a form that quivers
To the false touch
From a bottle, for your denial.
To cross your own edge
Will leave you without pledge.

Awake the sunlight
From your heart, in the night.
If you wait until the sender –

Chooses for neither
Happiness nor sorrow,
You will bleed into tomorrow.
Visit the trail
You did begin.
Save Heaven for a believer.

Quote – “To Inspiration’s Coming” – 11/7/2020

“I reckon it’s the same as sleep, that to wait for it, with deliberate intent, makes it never arrive. How can patience be the thing for a dream, for a reality in the making of art, when it recreates itself into frustration? Believing ourselves to be Creators, will always make the waiting kind, when we can simply undertake what is meant to be done. For a dream can only ever be an illusion, an ideal only ever itself, never to become the corporeal reality when all we do is wait.”

– Modern Romanticism

Philosophy – “Realism vs. Optimism” – 5/7/2020

There is no such thing as a “realistic approach” to a problem. During the ongoing problem, one finds optimism, solely in the fact that being optimistic means to have the desire to cure the problem. Simply being realistic when it comes to an issue, only means to know the facts. The facts are fine. Yet, when it comes to actually ridding the problem of its existence, that means being optimistic.

Would one ridicule a leader for being optimistic? If so, then the one who ridicules was never deserving to be a leader.

Leadership is born upon the spine of optimism. One, as a leader, does not survive upon facts, and facts, alone. Again, facts are fine, though they are not what will cure the problem.

Realism is the telling of facts. It means to look ahead. Though, looking ahead is not looking towards the future. Looking ahead means to stare at the faces of others, in their own desperation. When we reject responsibility, the essence of true leadership, we are distrusting of others, of ourselves, and of potential leaders. Meaning, that to see the future, means to stare upwards at the face of a leader.

Optimism is the courage, the wisdom, the duty to cure the problem, soon as it arrives. Optimism is objectively meant to be the mindset of the leader, not realism. Realism is for the scientist, and other ordinaries. A scientist is a thinker, and lazy as one. A leader is a doer, and productive as one.

Advice from a Writer – “Write the Pain!” – 4/13/2020

Pain is the wellspring of all things creative. When it comes to writing, we create lists. We can jot down what troubles us, what moves us into tears that fall into hands. Why not throw those tears down onto the page, in the most metaphorical sense?

What is the alternative to not writing the pain? Keeping it in? What goes in, must come out, right? Life is too short to hold onto a poison, like pain. It must drip like milking the venom from a snake, onto the page, so that the words can be soaked with such.

Love is painful, for one. Sorrow is the pain we find within love. It is because love is painful, that the bandage can sting far worse than the wound. Though, it still heals. Are we that willing to bury the pain, afraid that unleashing it may hurt? It should be known that life is far more painful, on the lonely journey of it, than love. It is not, in fact, that love is more painful, though is that we believe it to be, because we tend to take comfort in our own shadows.

And the pain that one keeps moving through words, is always the pain of experience. Love always has to do with it, because it is the connection lost, that creates the pain. When do we realize the worth of something? It is when we’ve lost it.

Stuff the pain into the page, so you can stuff the pages into a book. Should a person find your work to fascinate them, they will hold it in attentiveness, and their patience will match what it took to create it.

Pain takes work to work through, to make the work. It will be the work where others will discover their clarity. It will be the work where others will share a connection of pain with you, and the healing can begin.