The Law Of Opposites

In the space where nothing exists, Everything originates. In the pains of labor We draw our inextinguishable strength. Through giving to others We give more to ourselves. The less you work for a goalThe faster you get it. The more you enjoy your jobThe less of a job it feels like.Welcome to the world of…

The Inspirational Words Of Wisdom Of Edgar Albert Guest

On Quitting How much grit do you think you’ve got?Can you quit a thing that you like a lot?You may talk of pluck; it’s an easy word,And where’er you go it is often heard;But can you tell to a jot or guessJust how much courage you now possess? You may stand to trouble and keep…

Who Holds The Cards?

One’s the laden self that bows his head to pray The other a rebel with a tattoo across his face. Who’s the fool and who’s the wiser, who holds the cards? And who is he, what’s his name, that’ll tell them apart? Once a boy, now a man, a grown black man One whose pangs…

Sonnet 1 – Hell absolute, Still We Stand

Poisoned is the blackened tip of my soul Present a gaping hole, alone, alone So turbulent these waves of thought – the toll! Violent waves crush, and in them, I’m thrown. Is it a man’s fate, to crush under his weight? To weep – terrified of his tomorrow? To chase happiness with ignorance great? Seeking…

Dear Night, There’s Nothing Quiet About You

Ease my weariness oh dear nightTake away all that stayed from light.Are there words a poet can now strewTo explain the day’s toil in full?The restlessness that still escorts? Even in my dreams does he court.Dear night with your euphonious tunesSpare me the dark and all its hues.I ask, knowing still upon meLies the action…

The Mother-In-Law

I will tell you a story about a mother in-law told from two perspectives by the same mother in law. I will show you how we play to the tunes of our egos. Ready? THE MOTHER-IN-LAW On days like these, only Robert could make me smile but even he I despise. How could he allow…

Three Men and A Wondering Son

Anything done with the ego is a self sacrifice to the devilAnd I’m not saying that the ego is the devil, but he is not your friend.He will trick you and rest assured, you will betray yourself.You will doubt your friends, exalt your name or worth, lie, for no reason at all.That’s the workings of…

The Fate Of An Oleander Garden

Stand down, here’s a shot of whiskey. Don’t go treading into the mud like that.Heart’s weary, restless and wanting, Every other thing except what it has. One wakes and prays for gold, crumb and cakeForgetting of the bread he chooses nowAnd how to another that choice is nullYour crumb, his cake and the next, his…

Where Are We As Humanity Going? Surely? Seriously? Honestly?

We live in a world where the poor man’s tongue is cut, where a woman cannot sit comfortably among men alone, where a black man can only feel safe among other black men, where children have been taught the race game, and men the shame game because boys will be boys, innit? We live in…

Remain Alert, Awake and Aware

Start. Just start. Don’t wait for motivation to give you a kiss. We are winning in life. We are trusting our gut. And we are going for it anyway. All of it. The door, the building, and the sky above it. You are not and cannot be separated from your thoughts. You cannot have continuous…