Hollow Jewel

A life that sparklesOnly on the surfaceWith more hypeThan substance,Where success comesToo quicklyToo easilyWithout depthWithout patienceWithout a need for GodOr other people-Such a lifeMay dazzle for a timeBut in the end is aHollow jewelOr worse stillA counterfeit.Contrasted to an existence that isHewn out of struggleWith promises that tarry,Forged in the fireThat faith requiresProduces something closerTo […]

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A list of things we can’t do alone

Learn how to tie shoelacesExperience a warm hugDisagree about what to watch Get fitOvercome addictionBe a well rounded professionalCreate a family.Silence the dark voices in our headsThat sound like our own.Its not that we can’t findA video tutorial on YouTube,Or a self improvement programOr new technologyTo help us do such thingsWithout another actual person involved,But […]

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Mental Obesity

How many memesCan you remember?How much of your timeline on socialFrom yesterday was actually worth your time?How many TV seriesCan you binge?How many sermonsOn YouTube have you digested?How many deep podcast episodesHave you actually taken to heart?With so much contentSo readily available-How much of it can we actually process?And how long after consuming one sound […]

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Instant messaging

Doesn’t mean Instant responses Should be demanded Or endless availability Expected. Being online Doesn’t obligate a person To to giving you their attention, And them seeing a message Is not the same as Being ready to respond to it. The promise of instant messaging Is that a message Can be drafted on one device And […]

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It’s not the Olympics

It’s life.For most of us,We typically don’t spend years of targeted trainingFor specific events in the future thatCulminate in highly dramatic moments whenOur well thought out preparationMeets situations we have anticipatedAnd even rehearsed.Life itself is a curve ball.We may have imaginedWhat might happenIf a global pandemic broke outBut none of us were preparedTo live through […]

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Distraction as medication

Because life can get too much. We seek out distraction To mute the sickening sense of dread Of feeling our hopes and dreams Slip between our fingers Vanish before our very eyes And threaten to descend with us Into a pit of quiet desperation. So we hide behind screens, Alcohol and half hearted relationships, Looking […]

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Working in the dark

If no one reads your writingWould you have wasted your words?If no one else hears your angelic voiceWill you have squandered your talent?If you keep the best parts of your life to yourselfAre you depriving the world?Or yourself?Does the work only matterIf someone else sees it?Does life itself only countIf it is visible to others?Yes […]

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The Internet is a Verb

The Internet is a Verb More than just a collection of websites, It is a digital manifestation of who we are, Our greatest contributions And our darkest depravity. To be online is to dance with others Appreciating the moves of another And making moves of our own too, Using it as a tool for our […]

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Appetite for Appearances

There’s something hollow About caring more about your reputation Than your legacy, On looking like you have it all And yet possessing very little indeed, Catering so much for the eyes Yet so little for the heart, An ever growing repertoire of performances With fewer and fewer people you can trust With your mask off. […]

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Outsourcing Sanity

How can we know who we are Unless we are shown? Humanity did not evolve And cannot persist in a vacuum. In the absence of other humans What would we be? No infant would survive With no breast to feed it, No language would be learned Without others to speak to, No reality contextualised With […]

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