Sunday, January 27, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
While taking a walk this morning, I realized just how much we don’t enjoy the simple aspects of life. The nice cool breeze invigorated me, the snow capped mountains awed me, and the sky was a beautiful shade of gray with hints of blue nature speaking to me. Nature was telling me to come back, if only for a little while, enjoy what I have to offer. Let your cares and worries travel with the wind and replace them with peaceful, carefree thoughts. I wanted the feeling to last forever because it was then that I truly felt free. At that particular moment, I was not bound by politics, policies, laws, rules and other hindrances that society heaps on us. My life wasn't in danger and I was alone with my new thoughts.
I forgot the pain that fills my body daily and let it melt into the earth’s core. I was truly at peace, as close to heaven as we’ll get here I suppose. When I came back to reality it wasn't as harsh a transition as I imagined, it was slow and meticulous. See, you can live in reality and not let it truly affect you constantly. You can find peace on earth, if only for a moment in time. If you are one day feeling stressed and in duress, take that moment, that one moment in time, breathe deep and realize that you control your life, not the circumstances at hand.
No one gave me a silver spoon, I made one myself, slightly tarnished from years of rough living. The rungs on my ladder were broken by society, but I still found a way up. Life chewed me up spit me out and buried me for the world to never see again, but I grew roots and sprouted leaves revealing a beautiful flower for the entire world to see. Love can’t be destroyed, it’s only transferred always blossoming and growing. Love constantly combats hate and all you need is one moment in time to realize that peace through love can be achieved.
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
The pressure is building in my brain
A release! A release! Oh, my I need a release!
Annoying voices my ears do hear
Like the flight of a mosquito buzzing a little too close
I swat at one but I can’t fight them all
So much tension
Pent up frustration
It seems at times my mind will explode
Or I lose all restraint and come to blows
Lend me your ear
So you can hear
The mountain of anxiety I must bear
Weeks and weeks
Months and months
Years and years of hidden tears
Brought about by age-old fears
My release won’t come
It’s artfully hidden
So I continue with a desire of the driven
Artfully releasing what once was unwritten
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2009
Thursday, January 24, 2013
So many questions I have for you
As we travel to our forever anew
The issues of love, trust and being together
Our tireless bonds that we dare not sever
Will you love me the way that I love you?
Or will you love me more than I ever knew
Will we live a beautiful and simplistic life?
Or complex, dramatic and full of strife
Will you love me in the morning or late at night?
Is your love like a mother's love, caring and full of life?
Or is it rude, crude and full of spite
See love transcends and transforms a logical being
Poorly understood but deeply felt and seen
It comforts and creates, but cuts deep like a knife
The most powerful emotion in this here life
Will you love me through thick and thin?
Will you love me from deep within?
Love me like you want to be loved
Our souls set free like the flying dove
Love me more
For I love you and only you I adore
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2009