Ego

You’re a part of me but much different than I
You get angry, jealous, bitter and try to control my life.
I sometimes wonder who’s thoughts are in my head,
“they can’t possibly be mine, thats something I would have never said”.

They say your name is ego.
Where did you come from?
And why don’t you leave?
Why do you insist on being a part of me?

You seek to find identity within the vastness of my mind
Often creating a sense of self that feels its superior to mine.

By denying your existence,
I am negating a part of my self.
Although you will always linger,
your demands and negativity will be quelled.

It is important to be mindful every single moment,
That I am the one in control of my emotions.

I have the ability to live a life free from negativity,
the key is believing that I can be anything I want to be.

If I decide I want to be happy,
who are you to take it away from me?
You fill my mind with doubt and worry,
whispering that I am not worthy.

I proceed to think I am battling myself,
but it is you, and has always been,
it is the ego within.

When I feel anger, I know its you.
Trying to bait me into making me look like a fool.
You tempt me to act out on my emotions,
to act before I think and cause a commotion.

When I feel sadness, I know its you.
You lure me into depression,
You make me think that I deserve what I’m going through.

Today is the day, I put an end to you.
The only reason you’ve come this far is because I have allowed you to.
But now I am conscious of your methods and deceit..
I can be anything I want to be.
And in every moment I will choose to be happy.

 

The Phoenix

Phoenix

When you feel that you have given your all,
When you feel that you’re deteriorating and ready to fall..

When you feel that you have nothing left,
When you feel that you are better off dead..

Close your eyes and take a deep breath,
Affirm to your self that you have been blessed.
You are given a mind and you are given a soul,
Believe that you are and you will make yourself whole.

What happened yesterday can no longer be changed.
Move forward and embrace the new day.
Become like the Phoenix and burst into flames,
burn your old memories and cast them away.

Ignore the people who say you cannot change,
the longer you listen the more you’ll go astray.
It is not about them, it is about you..
Rise from the ashes and become anew.

It takes great strength to continue on,
But the strength is in the mind and not measured in brawn.
Take one day at a time and always remember,

The fire is within you and it will always be,
Rise like the Phoenix and shine in all your glory.

Into the Night

She looks out of her window and into the starry night.
Millions of fireballs burn with an effervescent light.
She walks into the darkness, yet her face is illuminated.
Marveling at the sight before her that was magically created.
The wind caressed her skin and glided through her hair,
She danced to the sound of the night without a care.

As she spun and twirled she noticed someone standing there.
A face unbeknownst to her, she couldn’t help but glare.
Handsomely rugged and with piercing eyes,
Her heart started beating rapidly to her surprise.
Unsure of what was occurring she starts to walk closer,
getting a better look of the man that chose her.

He extends his hand and asks for a dance.
She hesitated nervously but took the chance.
He pulled her close and held her tight,
They waltzed to the music of their hearts until the morning light.

Community

*entry into RhymeZone’s 2016 contest

As we look around us, what do we see?
A group of people who call themselves a community.
But lets look deeper and past the labels we set,
are we what we say we are or just trying to pretend..

Trying to pretend something we are not
Trying to act like nothing is wrong.
We are forgetting the most important thing,
which is coming together in unity.

It doesn’t matter whether we are rich or poor,
nor the color of our skin, race, or culture into which we were born.
It is important to understand that not everyone is alike,
we all have our own personalities and see life through our own eyes.

We might not share the same beliefs or traditions,
But what is important to note are our differences.
If we take a moment to listen instead of trying to be heard,
perhaps we can place ourselves in another persons shoes.

See what they see and feel what they feel,
realize that life doesn’t have to be so surreal.

But why must we act like entitled fools?
It almost seems like we weren’t taught any manners at home or in school.
Have we lost all compassion towards one another?
We even act like savages towards our own sisters and brothers.

We need to look past the superficial and past our current beliefs.
We need to look with a brand new set of eyes accompanied with empathy.
Because if there is one thing that should be considered,
is that we are all filled with resilience and vigor.

We are all parts that make up a whole.
Our individuality is unique and makes up our heart and soul.
If we take a moment to observe our surroundings,
we can look past the surface and see that people are hurting.
Misunderstood, judged, and bullied..

People think there is no other way.
Little do they know that every day is a new day.
An opportunity to change and reunite,
not only with ourselves but with mankind.

It only takes some thought to see,
That what everybody really wants is love and harmony.
We need to embrace the hardened and the weak,
the people that think their life is obsolete.

Lift each other up and focus on the positive,
Don’t expect things or make empty promises.
Stand side by side and stand up for humanity.
With genuine love and respect can we again be a community.

Don’t wait for tomorrow because tomorrow’s never come,
start today and embrace each other like we have never done.
Change the thought that resides inside,
Come together and let us change our lives.

Riding the storm

As each day passes I realize more and more,
my daily duty is to venture and explore.
Before setting sail and traveling across the sea,
I sit still and listen to what my intuition tells me.

She tells me to be patient
She tells me to be me,
She tells me to stay positive
and most importantly to be free.

Release the chains that bound my mind,
Transcend the expectation of being limited to time.
Rise above the negativity
and embrace life blissfully.

It seems as if a veil is lifted from my eyes each day,
The sun seems to shine brighter and I realize it’s all going to be okay.
Without Your guidance and without Your strength,
I would sure get lost and become quite possibly estranged.

It’s not an easy path to follow
but nonetheless one that can be done.
It all requires patience and the willingness to move on.
Even if today might seem impossible to face,
accepting that we don’t have all the answers might be the only way.

The path of least resistance is what most of us like to take..
but perhaps the problem lies with the inability to face,
to face the fear that compels us to make the decisions that we do
not realizing that we only have to listen within to ascertain the truth.

Our mind and soul is much more than we think it to be,
it is far from static and in turn, constantly evolving.
One day we can feel like we can’t continue on
but that is just a test to see what we are really made of.

The drive and the fire that burns deep within,
cannot be put out unless you have already given in.
Accepting that life can be quite complex and overwhelming,
can assist in providing clarity and understanding.

A truth beyond our comprehension awaits patiently to be revealed.
All we need to do is trust the intrinsic voice that speaks..
The journey to explore ourselves doesn’t necessarily need to be
physical in nature or tangible for us to see,
that something magical permeates our surroundings.

It might take a day or it might take a decade,
eventually life will unfold in its own special way.
We need to be able to just sit back and watch..
and when we feel that we are being steered into undiscovered waters,
there is no need to fear what we do not know, any longer.

Even if we never make it to our destination,
perhaps Life had other plans for us and we can only embrace it.
What will come will come and what will be done will be done.

Let us now set sail and navigate slowly.
Understanding that we cannot overcome a storm by careless rowing.

Patience and perseverance will almost always guide us through.
Leave the uncontrollable in His hands and the rest is up to you.