I hope everyone is doing well. Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, (Independence day-U.S.) and whether you celebrate it or not, I hope you all stay safe and be well.
Today, I want to share a poem that touched me about something I love almost as much as loving poems and that is the sunset. There is something so hauntingly beautiful about the sunset. I believe when gazing at its beauty, I can feel the tranquility of it in my soul. My spirit feels at rest. I feel so much more by nature’s beauty.
The moon rises with an eerie glow,
The darkness has a scary notion
Of its own.As white hues turn to violet,
Then scarlet and to orange,
As cool wind starts to blow,
Ripen the seeds all sown.
The stars at the tip of my pen,
As she sits and stares at the silhouette,
Mesmerised by nature’s charm,
She thinks of it all.
As she looks at the stars,
In the sky engraved,
She sees those horrible scars,
Put down by us all,
Every being, big or small.
Still in this new found haven,
She sits down smitten,
As she swings on the peg of life,
Rocking gently between joy and strife.
Life flows on,
Giving back none,
She now has avenged,
Taken her deserved revenge,
Instils it in our heart,
As you try to forget,
She gives it a kickstart,
Giving back tit for tat.
As my soul sets in the sea,
I finally let her be.
With the way the world is today for those who are affected
With abuse, schemes, and injustice,
For the ones who feel they are constantly being push backwards
Don’t it make you wanna scream?
I can’t understand how all the marching, fighting for equality, for a better world
Can’t breathe, suffocating from a corrupt system,
People who will put their people in harm’s way
The ones who practice segregation, hatred, and abuse
Don’t it make you wanna scream?
I sometimes feel like I want to stop:
Talking about these things
When will it stop?
When will children stop being hurt, victimized, and/or having a parent(s) being taken away from them?
When will people stop being judged by the color of the skin and still being killed?
Don’t it make you wanna scream?
This whole damn system sucks.
If a family needs help, you got to jump through hoops to get it, and your child may get taken away if the system feels like you can’t take care of them.
They tell a woman what to do with her body and some states made abortions to where she can’t even get an abortion if SHE wants to get one. No one has a say so on what a woman does to nor with her body.
But, is anyone going to do something about incestuous crime and other sexual crimes?
Is anything going to be done about the suicide rates, poverty, and police brutality most of all?
So much going on in the world and more than marching and posting needs to be done. But, those of us who are doing what we can, do not stop. We have to go on.
Screaming on the outside, crying on the inside thinking how 70 years ago how different races of people march and fought for change, for a better America
Just to get some changes that we so-called see today that came from them being beaten, hosed down, and having dogs attacking them by the ones who said they are to serve and protect, but don’t.
Me being a child laying on the warm grass looking up into the sky watching the clouds danced by, I would wish for a world to get better, a better tomorrow so my future children and their children’s children’s children wouldn’t still have to deal with the same bullshit our people had endured.
Don’t all this shit make you wanna scream?
I can barely focus on the good because every time I can take a breath, I feel robbed like many others when something else happened in the country/world. Like I have to get stronger so I won’t become weak to the ways of this world of people who refused to do what is right. Everyone has rights, and some forfeited their rights when they do something wrong is how I see it.
I get that this country is not utopia, but getting close to dystopia, though I am going to continue to work on myself to be a better me and do my part to help those who are deserving.
“We gotta make a change
It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes
Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live
And let’s change the way we treat each other
You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us to do
What we gotta do, to survive.” — From Tupac’s Changes.
Side note: I hope everyone’s weekend went well. Sometimes I feel like if we put certain “things” in a bubble and keep filling that bubble up with those things and holding it in your chest, it will pop and cause something detrimental to happen.
Take care of yourself mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Talk it out. Scream it out. Walk it off. Meditate. Vent. Center yourself. Do whatever it is you can to protect your energy and space.
Take care and be safe. Peace out, lovelies.
How is everyone doing? I hope with all that has been going on and still is that you all are doing what you can for your self- mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. And, whatever you can positively for others.
The thing is about control, coming from someone who likes things to be perfect, I’ve learned that it can mess with you mentally. Whatever it is that is going on in your life, remember that control is like a fist tightening around your heart. It can cause anxiety, panic attacks, and stress. Release the grip of what you’re holding onto that doesn’t need to be tight-fisted and know that it’s okay to trust the outcome. Control is the state of fear that we all stay away from.
When you are trying to control (almost) everything, it’s like living in fear because you don’t know the outcome of the situation. It’s okay to oversee and care about a situation or what have you, especially if it’s your own; however, you should and must take a step back. Redirect your focus and know that doing the best you can is ALL that matters. And that’s because you matters.
Stay safe. Stay well. Never give up. And take care of YOU first before anything and anyone else. Much love to all! 💜💜
“And after every storm comes a new sky.”
We all go through something for reason so it’s always good to see a rainbow in the sky, a flower so beautiful it doesn’t need to be pluck, and the magic the sun brings when it rises and falls. We have to remind ourselves that it’s okay to feel what it is we are feeling so we can process it well. We have to do what we can, while we can, so we can continue to embrace the teachings that life give us.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and I hope you get through this week on a positive note. Stay safe and be blessed, lovelies.