Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Truth Inside

Here is my confession,
Offered to humankind,
Life continues to be a mystery,
Despite the words of Christ,

Despite the wide berth lent by my parents,
In their immigrant way,
Or leaving them to learn philosophy,
Despite my father wanting me to stay,

Despite the turmoils and the happiness,
Well, let me now backtrack,
It really depends on when you catch me,
Or anyone, at that,
For we all know,
Deep inside, there's a truth,
Whether from experience or nature,
You should know 'fore you're too long in the tooth.

Sunday, March 11, 2018


First you must choose a spot,
You have to start somewhere,
Then you will eventu'lly find some words,
As if out of thin air,

Those will lead to others in new places,
Diff'rent, yet connected,
The whole collection becomes a schema,
Then just certain words can be selected,

Not until others reveal their choices,
Does it all become clear,
There are things in this world you just can't see,
Despite how hard you peer,
'Til you connect,
See through the other's eyes,
Or better, just accept that you see truth,
But that truth is individualized.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Mr. D

He wrote himself letters,
To be ope'd at forty,
So many things he thought he would have done,
Would he could have foreseen,

That visu'lizing only goes so far,
You have to make choices.
With best intents, but with your ult'mate good,
Despite all of the dissenting voices,

You're surrounded by dynamic people,
Things will change around you,
If people really wanted to exist,
They would really try to,
Just like you did,
Yes, I am on your side,
Results only matter 'fwhen you look back,
You know you didn't just follow the tide.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

And Then It Began

I think the break's over,
If it ever began,
Sometimes you do something for so damn long,
You forget you're human,

That you used to have thoughts that were your own,
Trying to sort things out,
Not knowing those you sought out for advise,
Accepted walls in exchange for their doubt,

Compromised what they held as absolute,
Slowly, not on purpose,
In increments until they were convinced,
That they were virtuous,
Then, 'long came you,
Living in no-man's land,
They took you in, wanting to protect you,
From your naive attempt to understand.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A Blip While I Struggle

It feels like a million,
Well, it may as well be,
Skip one moment of being who you are,
It's an eternity,

You have to relearn from the beginning,
To reach that crucial flow,
That pushes through what we are told to be,
To the truth everybody should know,

That the only law that you should follow,
Is what comes from the heart,
To encourage the same in ev'ryone,
Even when it might smart,
Else it don't count,
Selfishness is easy,
Sure, live, but have you tried letting live, too?
You learn who you are pretty damn quickly.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Ciao For Now

'fore the riots begin,
'rthe search for my remains,
Let all who never peruse these pages,
Allay their pulsing veins,

Sometimes a respite is necessary,
What's life but not changes?
Even turtles come up for air sometimes,
Like sharpshooters at Vegas gun ranges,

Like Nike in the late nineteen nineties,
To condemn its sweatshops,
Looks like it will come up again real soon,
'cause, yeah, those yet to stop.
So, bye for now,
I've other work to do,
You can always catch up @Ape_Biggles,
'til then, conscientiously buy your shoes.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Careful Words

There’s too much distraction,
Fear of being heeded,
Knowledge you have to say things different,
T’e’vry mouth you feed it,

In order to make yourself understood,
Hope your message is good,
Don’t mistakenly lead souls to do wrong,
To nourish well you must prepare good food,

Catered to the body it’s nourishing,
We do things oft too fast,
Yet, one doesn’t have much time in this life,
To do something that lasts,
Not many do,
It’s not an easy thing,
Nor reserved for those with best intentions,
Which led us to what we’re experyencing.