A really great ted talk on spoken word poetry:
… i am going to try and get it right this time around;)
enslaved in an illusion
created from mental adhesion
to things you truly don’t believe in
freedom is a mindset – g.c.
the sky so blue,
even cobwebs too,
these things so mysteriously perfect,
remind me that earth is worth it
we do not need to question it,
and see what we can get from it,
we just need to love and sit in awe
of the beauty we are apart of,
we too have the ability to create art ,
just as our earth continues to,
when new flowers bloom,
and green grass catches dew
keep the eye brave
do not be fearful to see
you will find magic within tragedy
truth and reality have some beauty
no matter how horrible they seem
switch your focus
slow down your speed
a brighter image is what you will see
creating an image of the world – g.c.
the persona in my dreams,
a hidden part of me:
“you are not just a nook in time,
a chasm in the infinite
swallowing a reality
embodiment of it’s totality
in works created
sure of divinity
commemoration of soul
discovery and realization
a dream chaser
each day she will grow
goddess – g.c.
i surrender to the day.
i wake up to white walls,
and decide how i will color my mood.
i am fatigued.
i know i don’t have to be.
i can get up, energize myself,
but everyday i consider doing nothing.
i could just lay for hours never truly waking,
but there is a hunger inside of me,
that once I make it passed tired thoughts I am bound to experience something.
that will assure me that it is worth the push to be awake.
the experiences start with something as simple as the sun illuminating my room.
although the shades are down, reflections dance around.
i can not see the sky beyond the windows,
but i feel the movement of the clouds.
the warm sunlight fades to a cool payne’s grey,
then quickly shifts back to the warm hues ablaze,
i feel like i am floating.
i am reminded of change.
i am reminded of freedom.
it is worth it to be awake.
i am then reminded of love, as i look into the deep wide eyes of my dogs.
i am flashed a dopey smile and greeted with kisses,
i see my soul reflected back to me.
i am connected to everything.
it is worth it to be awake.
it is the joy and laughter that fill the kitchen as my brother hops around goofily dancing,
and completely in love with himself.
i laugh with him.
i feel my heart dance to the sound of our chuckles.
i am glad i am awake for this.
it is the peace i feel as i finally step out into the warm sunlight and just breathe.
as long as i am breathing,
i am awake.
as long as i am awake and there is life inside this body, and I can absorb the sensations around me, then there is worth.
there is purpose.
i can not close my eyes.
too often i find myself in places where i am not truly wanted
i remain silent
keeping truth bottled up
but space to hide is limited
ideas far too wide to keep inside
so i seek solitude
locking myself away
i am ironically free
there was once a time where i did not know
so i would listen
i too sat and nodded
now i get up and leave
ignorance and small talk are no longer for me
conditioned conversation – g.c.
Simultaneous Contrasts: Sun and Moon, 1912–13, oil on canvas, Museum of Modern Art
look at the world in at least nine different ways
see all the masterpieces one mind can create
nothing to separate the night from the day
i never tire
excited for life
time isn’t there
i don’t age
i am a soul thriving
my perception draws what surrounds me
it draws stars and universes in passing eyes
from my soul
i will not allow my intuition, my voice, my answers to be shut down
so ideals and lies can speak
my perspective will remain positive
as my life grows and I change
the truth isn’t harsh, if you have the right mindset – g.c.