What will you spend your time on tonight?Where will your mind’s eye linger?Attention compounds:Spend what’s left of today’s mental energyOn the failures of othersAnd it will pay off in a heart full of grime,Cast your mind on the blessingsYou overlooked todayAnd you might find that your life doesn’t suckAfter all.
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LORD God,God over my mindDesigner of my imaginationNot a thought occurs to meWith You knowingNot an inklingGoes by without You seeing.Yet anxiety drips all over my soulLike acid rainSouring my sleepAnd denigrating my waking hours.My thoughts have plunged me deepInto places so darkThey have ceased to scare me.I am too tired to tryToo worn out […]
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It will not stop the freight train of lifeFrom chugging through your neighborhoodAnd taking you on a journeyYou may never quite understandExcept in retrospect..Most of reality will always remainOutside of your controlNo matter how hard you wish otherwise,And it might take you a whileTo accept this.Despite how strangely comfortingIt may feel to worry about the […]
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Are the best ones.They have no tower to hide behind,No self-assured fluff to garnish their egoAnd very scarcely behave as thoughYour afflictions are greater than theirs ever were.Their wounds no longer oozeBut the scars are unmissable-Their hands may have been roughened by hardshipBut their hearts were somehow made softer.Their healing balm does not come fromClaiming […]
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Rushes to the conclusionThat God has abandoned itAnd that there legionsOf ill-meaning forcesAnd people in this worldWorking in concertTo make its life unbearable.The whining soulDoes not speak clearlyLest its complaint be metWith air and lightThat might exposeHow flimsy its grievances actually are.No-The whining soulInsists on mumbling in the shadowsWhere no real soundnessCan be found.
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The regard of my neighborMeans too much to me.Its embarrassing that I care so much.I crave too deeply forA look of approval on their face,My heart yearns too muchFor the stranger passing me byTo show interest in my person-I hope they can see how complex I amThat I somehow stand outAmong the masses.These foolish hopes […]
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We are always just one decision awayFrom self-destruction.One bitter thought awayFrom sabotaging our relationships,One attitude of self-pity away fromMaking every moment about ourselves.Our propensity towards self-harmIs disturbingly persistent.Desiring the forbidden fruitAs though none of the others were good enough,Leaning into our depravityAs though it were in our best interests to do so.We need saving-Not just […]
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Pessimism is too costly.Worst case scenario projectingIs really never worth it.We are negative to our own perilDoubtful to our own destructionWe gain little from smallmindnessAnd victimhood earns us peanuts.Wake up!You are not obligatedTo that downward spiral. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?Hope in God; for I […]
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There was a madman running around her mindWielding an axeScreaming expletivesMagnifying her flawsMinimizing her gainsThreatening to chop downEvery last good thing she’d ever loved.She knew the madman wellAnd she’d grown accustomedTo the gashes his axe would leave behind-Deep doubt of her reason for being hereA confidence that leaked too easilyA broken narrative.Nothing was sacredNothing was […]
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More money will not make the voices stop.Neither will the arms of your biggest crushNor the applause of your greatest critic.The soul chatters incessantlyReminding you how unhappy you are going to beIf things don’t go your wayAnd how hard you need to workFor your ego’s upkeep.It takes a while before we realizeThat we are looking […]
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