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Define yourself

Magnify… Magnify yourself tonight
When you move on you gotta go back to yourself
When you go home you gotta go back to yourself
And if you, in yourself, don’t find anything at all
everything’s gone wrong. Everything is wrong

Back to the Dorchester streets
into the Boston avenues
way back to Los Angeles
inside the valley—of Blues
Where you bled

Well, everything is all relative
it disappears when you stop looking at
looking at it… stop looking at it
And when it’s gone, everything is at peace
everything is at peace

Oh, Define yourself tonight… Girl
Oh, Define yourself tonight…
You’re Love

Experiment

I experimented with truth

I experimented with lies

I experimented with my hands tied

with my head strung and subdued

 

I experimented with highs, lows

and thighs

and all sorts of wines

and suffered head injuries

 

I have been healed and I repented

served and shoved and pretended

I hid and I ran

ignored songs, ignored love, and sang the blues

 

I knocked on the devils door

and he looked at me with teary blood shot eyes

and I wanted supper and a bath and bed to sleep on for I was poor

he took me in. but wouldnt let me leave

 

I dealt with it for as long as I could

until I grew tired and rude

so I decided to fight

one on one. the devil and I

 

I experimented with tears of joy

and tears of pain and despair and rage

I experimented with the void

and everything 

 

I have been so tired

on a leash made of nails

passed out and prayed

and preyed

 

I have left my self to the sky

on my knees

did too many cartwheels to count

broke my back and bled my feet

 

I have experimented with love

and experimented with hate

and with life and death

and still have plenty to try

 

I’ve seen it as a waste of time

and I have seen it as hard work

its been fulfilling and not

I tried many angles, corners and curves and lines

 

been knocked out by the devil

cold, passed out, left for dead

and I woke up

nowhere and everywhere

Perfect Storm

The perfect storm formed, and it destroyed the village
The place where I felt most comfortable
It was majestic…
So powerful that I had to slow down and take it in a drop at a time
I had to stop and admire

The icy wind scathed my cheeks and ripped my sleeves
My eyes took a beating and still they tried to stay open
The ground broke into pieces below my feet
And I fell down… Feeling agony

I couldn’t breathe. I was so scared
All of this hurt until I heard a voice telling me
"Sing to your self as you would sing to a crying child to bring calm to his mind"

I sang hallelujah to the world and to my ego
I sang all the lullabies that I rememebered from my childhood.
I sang rock songs and gospel tunes
I was just entertaining myself

With humility comes the willingness to stop trying to control or change other people or life situations or events ostensibly ‘for their own good’. To be a committed spiritual seeker, it is necessary to relinquish the desire to be ‘right’ or of imaginary value to society. In fact, nobody’s ego or belief systems are of any value to society at all. The world is neither good nor bad nor defective, nor is it in need of help or modification because its appearance is only a projection of one’s own mind. No such world exists.

David R. Hawkins

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The White Lie

The White Lie

Baby, don’t you know its easier to tell the truth

No need to be nice or to be so cool

you can say you don’t want me, it won’t be rough on me

just say it how it is and be done with it

But you don’t know what to do

when you strive to be kind all the time

so instead you tell me that I’m fine

that you’d want to see me again so soon

Honey, tell me now. How it feels to know

The you really were cruel

Even with your kind words of sailing my boat

because that little white lie became a jewel to me—and it wasn’t true

Tell me now girl! What I need to know!

don’t take your time, because you’re wasting mine

tell me how it goes! The song you sing in your head when you think about me

what you think about me

Are you happy now?

I just called you out

I said “make up your mind”

Just to figure things out

you said “listen now

I don’t need to hear this out

I am done for now—I mean to be nice”

But you were so cruel

you’ve always been so cruel

So cold and cruel

why don’t you stop with the white lies

Baby, don’t you know its easier to tell the truth

No need to be nice or to be so cool

you can say you don’t want me now— it won’t be rough on me

just say it how it is so no pain will come

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