Poetry Monday 11/25/13

November 25, 2013

The change in weather
The week of thanksgiving
A time of family
A time of living

Give thanks to the creator
And to each other
Mother and father
Sister and brother

I’m thankful for friends
And for my wife
With whom I’m grateful
To spend my life

Poetry Monday 11/18/13

November 18, 2013

Choices are made
Some good some bad
We live with the results
No matter how sad

Think before you act
So you don’t ruin your life
One bad decision
Can bring a world of strife

Poetry Monday 11/11/13

November 11, 2013

Those who serve people they’ll never meet
So glad for our Veterans one and all
They fight for our freedoms, even giving their life
So thank a Veteran today for answering the call

I spent almost an hour working on a post last night. It was titled Happy, Cultist, Robot Freaks and it was pretty good. I set it to post itself at 6:45 this morning and what happens? The WordPress app doesn’t post it, so I go to find it and post it myself and it’s gone. I’m so frustrated right now! I was so tired staying up and working on that post, and it was pointless because it got lost! In the words of Charlie Brown, “AAAARRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!” This is the second time I’ve lost a whole post. Is anyone else having these problems since the latest ios and wordpress app updates?

Poetry Monday 11/4/13

November 4, 2013

Draw your sword and attack the foe
Save a damsel and be the hero
It seems like such a simple plan
Yet that’s what it used to mean to be a man

Now it’s much more complicated it seems
Since duels are looked down on not esteemed
Yet still a boy must find his way
To becoming a man somehow, someday

Chivalry is still the way to go
Kindness and honest things to know
Don’t be a snob, a brat, a punk
Be a man or else you’re sunk

What are your dreams? What do you want to accomplish? Where is your life going? What do you hope to do/be? All valid questions. The problem comes when all we do is talk about these answers and we never pursue them. We tell ourselves that we’ll go after this dream or that accomplishment once we’re in the right place financially/jobwise/lifewise and we keep talking about what we want but we do nothing to go after it. The only difference between dreamers and those who accomplish things in this world is that somewhere along the way those who accomplish things stopped dreaming and started acting. If you wait until the stars and moon and sun all align just right and you’re in the right place in your life to start going after what you want, you’ll never start. My generation and the one after mine are especially bad about being all talk and no action. We write blogs about these great ideas and dreams, but they never go further than that. We post on face book about these lofty ideals, but we never try to change our life to meet them. We have pithy tweets about what wrong in our society/country/world/neighborhood/church/etc. but we don’t do anything to fix it. We love to complain and tell everyone what they’re doing wrong, but we don’t want to do anything to be outside of our comfort zone, and we definitely don’t want to have to take on any responsibility. And here I am, complaining about it in my blog, yet I haven’t done much in my life to end the trend. How do you stop being stagnant and start being active? When I figure it all out, I’ll let you know. I think the first step is simply picking something small to believe in/pursue and acting on it, then going from there.

On another note...

This is about my struggle to confront my fears of changing my direction all for a better life.

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