Raven – Destruction of Mania

“Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.” Charles Caleb Colton
 
delivermetoevil

The shadows always follow,

to conduct
a hazing of content.
Strange the surreal look
of thunderheads.
When these clouds of doubt
finally break,
I’ll rise from the ashes
this fiery collapsed
fortress of thought.
A thousand oil fields,
with their derricks
furiously pounding,
all working to find treasure
hidden in my mind.
The raven passes these
violators of mind’s defense
and taps the fury to build
a fire from broken dreams.

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Also Published in Wingposse 

05162011


Raven – Destruction of Mania

“Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.” Charles Caleb Colton
 
delivermetoevil

The shadows always follow,

to conduct
a hazing of content.
Strange the surreal look
of thunderheads.
When these clouds of doubt
finally break,
I’ll rise from the ashes
this fiery collapsed
fortress of thought.
A thousand oil fields,
with their derricks
furiously pounding,
all working to find treasure
hidden in my mind.
The raven passes these
violators of mind’s defense
and taps the fury to build
a fire from broken dreams.

If you need help for racing thoughts, GET IT

Also Published in Wingposse 

05162011


Now On Wings – Sitting still

“I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man’s being unable to sit still in a room.” – Blaise Pascal
 

overlord

Please tell me this is all

not a waste

I struggle to be content and just

let life be

How easy is it to lose yourself

along the way

Like rain falling, silently gathering,

it flows down hill

What will stop the wayward descent

into my oblivion?

I look out from my hidden world

beauty all around

Could it be that all that is required is

to just sit still

I see you running, madness chasing you

just like me

There is a rest from all your panicked flight

in His arms

These are no fanciful delusions

of a religious man

Only the musings of a man once flightless

now on wings

07252011

Now On Wings – Sitting still

“I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man’s being unable to sit still in a room.” – Blaise Pascal
 

overlord

Please tell me this is all

not a waste

I struggle to be content and just

let life be

How easy is it to lose yourself

along the way

Like rain falling, silently gathering,

it flows down hill

What will stop the wayward descent

into my oblivion?

I look out from my hidden world

beauty all around

Could it be that all that is required is

to just sit still

I see you running, madness chasing you

just like me

There is a rest from all your panicked flight

in His arms

These are no fanciful delusions

of a religious man

Only the musings of a man once flightless

now on wings

07252011

Give and It Will Be Given – Putting feet on the cliche

“False riches, consisting of money, houses and lands, acquired by selfish means at cost to others and thereafter used selfishly, are almost always used for the oppression of other persons.” Joseph Franklin Rutherford
 

I really, really, want something. What I desired is irrelevant, but I determined to make it mine by committing all my resources to obtain it. A grand gesture for important goals, but topursue all my wants, at all costs, creates an egocentricity that breeds a discontent of mind and ill feelings in my social circles. As long as I live, there will be a long line of things, people, places, and emotions that will never satisfy. I‘ll always want more . A better way to live is to apply my resources to help meet the needs I see in people around me everyday. When I help meet their needs, my desires accompanied by a contented peace, will come to pass. This principle is represented in many spiritual disciplines by the cliche “do unto others”. A lifestyle reflecting this choice is contrary to the materialistic, grab-everything-I-can-regardless-of-the-consequences mindset in society today. As a child, I played a game called “Rough Take”. Someone would, either purposely or accidentally, drop an item. A yell of “rough take!” would ring out and we would rush in pushing, shoving, hitting, and using every dirty trick at our disposal to get it. Thismindset exists in society today. Throw a few dollars in the air on the street, and watch as people lose all civility to pick them up. My dear friends, today I challenge you to a higher level of thinking and living. Help those around you to get what they want and your needs will be met without the struggle of a “Rough Take”.