Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bad Religion

The miscarriage of a promise
Our generation's excessive need for pivot points 
Has destroyed the loyalty
That would've been born from the dream

Sunday, May 20, 2012


People can't do something themselves, they tell you that you can't do it.
- Film, The Pursuit of Happyness

With each antiquated task starting
hopes were never high.
Before a project even began,
potential flaws written in
pen, forever marking their permanence.                                  
Again! The teacher would belt,
Over exaggerating her disappointment.
No time for daydreaming at a place like this.
Wars would be cast.

            With each archaic task                                                
came a shimmer of hope.
Attempting to pen my emotions
while forced to tend to
the stern and uncreative spirit
which surrounded me in every direction.                                
Simply wishing and waiting
for a place and moment in which
my dreams would be appreciated;
turning themselves into reality.

                        With each current task                                    
I move further away from
the disheartening spirits, simply
refusing to allow the lost goals of others
deter me. Nostalgia dispensing in every
direction. Others trying to fail vicariously                             
through me. Looking at the new world
as a threat to a false ideal. Fathers allowing
sons to settle out of fits of pride.

                                    With each new
task, I cheer. Knowing that opportunity                                
came at a high price that I didn’t pay.
How to live up to obligations? The only
motivation I will ever need is simply
knowing that his hopes were not lost,
but rather met. For his goal was to simply help                     
me achieve mine. He bravely chose to pen
his own ambitions in order to turn boys into men.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Izra Tip #10: Be Realistic

"He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold on to him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you."

- Bob Marley