Seeds of destruction

Each of us carriesWithin our own membersThe machinery necessaryFor our personal catastrophe;Unrealistic demandsOn the people will love,Self destructive tendenciesStemming from a sense of inadequacyOverweening prideThat sucks everything we loveInto a self-serving vortex.Half the battle of being happyIt seems, is weeding outThe sapplings that have sproutedFrom our own seedsOf discontent.

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Still you

It will still be you All those months from now When life stops handing you lemons And hands you flowers instead. You. No other version of you Will magically appear- Counting blessings And being gracious. No The same you With a greater taste for bitter lemonade Than a nose for smelling roses, That is the […]

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The real you

We can find a lot of things If we look inside ourselves; Desires to be loved Cherished Respected. Also desires to dominate Serve ourselves first Win every argument. Which one is the “real” us? Or do we pick and choose Based on what’s convenient for Each moment? Maybe we want to believe In a version […]

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Blue ticks

Hurt. Not necessarily because of what they are ( a repeated digital symbol in a primary color) But because of what they represent; Being ignored. And for some of us that carries more weight than others Depending, of course, on who you are talking to. Yet for some strange, sad reason, it actually matters. It’s […]

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Narrative

The trouble with the narrative of victimhood Particularly when it comes to feelings of being discriminated against, Is that it tends to over-simplify the circumstances That play out. Creating perfectly innocent victims and unforgivably selfish villains And often downplaying inconvenient truths Or exaggerating offences. Its not there really aren’t uneven scales at play Or that […]

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Self defeat

There is this dirty habit Of replaying our mistakes in our heads Over and over As though to remind us of  the details that we may have forgotten. And while it is important to be self aware, Its super destructive to use these weak moments To tell ourselves ‘who we really are’. Because it becomes […]

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