I’ve been away…
To deal with my affliction, as self diagnosed. However, I believe any clinical psychiatrist would agree. I don’t hear voices, but I must be insane. Truly, I must be. I mean, lots of artists & writers have dealt with mental illness. All the symptoms are there. The feelings of deja vu, repeating the same actions and expecting different results.
The adversity arises, year after year. I defeat it, send it back into the depths of obscurity and celebrate myself as cured. Things return to status quo for months, quarters at a time until the affliction returns to my realm.
Upon each return, it is more difficult to defeat than the last time. I’ve reached a point where I almost need it in my life, to feel normal, otherwise I’m a zombie…. lifeless and emotionless everyday, until it returns.
I receive nothing from it, instead I sacrifice who I am, my sanity as a whole… to appease…
… and to return to distant memories of when the affliction was but a flutter of naivety. Things weren’t always this way. But they have been, for quite some time now, the same. And as the affliction comes and goes, as does a piece of me each transition.
Photo Cred: Damian Michaels – The Road to Madness
Wisdom is only gained through life experiences. Amidst the folly of youth, it’s often assumed that wisdom will be gained later in life. But sometimes, it is not. There are both young & old fools in the world. What is it that prevents a young fool from becoming a wise elder? Is it destiny? Or perhaps a curse of sorts, bestowed upon the young fool?
Bad decision after bad decision, repeating the same actions and hoping for different results. Isn’t that insanity? Or is it stupidity? Either way, eventually, the cycle should break… Right? After so many failures the pressure intensifies, weighing on one’s psyche. Insomnia and depression would be understandable, yet blissful ignorance only dulls the warning signs. How?
If one cannot please one’s self, why instead is their happiness traded for the approval of others? A greek chorus of negative, miserable spectators never pleased with the events of the show. A petulant paparazzi encouraging and admiring only the worst behaviors.
Begin to value yourself. Eliminate drama. Ignore your foolish pride or be cursed to become an old fool.
I am requesting,
lemon pepper seasoning
Sprite, light ice by the liter
Spilled ranch all on my sneakers,
don’t this sound just like the weekend?
For breakfast, eat cold pizza
Fire up the speakers & reefer
Partying then catching flights,
yeah that’s extra nice.
Live every day like weekend nights
Her attention doesn’t come cheap, if you were expecting it easy. But not just the time itself, the qualifying requirements. Yeah you got your Masters but what’s up with that PhD? You bought a 4.0? Better get your change up.
She used to date this one nigga, he stayed in the streets heavy. Quarter pounders at a time, he used to keep a Big Mac. Til police kicked the door in, they shut down the whole trap. I think she was still in school then and had to deal with all that shit.
The years are starting to get to her. The physical blessings turn into curses cuz we slick stressed for time. Not everyone just wants to use you, must be hard to be fine. But do you really wanna say you lost your money and mind?
Just a matter of time before she falls back on me. But I don’t get the perks because she thinks I struggle with money. I have to listen to her stories, I roll up as she whines. And now, this once so pretty penny’s starting to lose all its shine.
Inspired by The Daily Post – Daily Prompt: Shine
Today is my 27th birthday…
27 is the perfect cube.
At 27 though, still, I am not the perfect dude.
I have flaws and at times, I feel lost.
My eyes glossed
All those joints that I’ve rolled
Cause reflection of tolls
of last breaths from some artists I know.
Morrison, Hendrix are VIP members
I’ll stay out if I make it past this next December
Winehouse celebrations, threaten life as I know
The rains of nirvana, Cobain, they fall slow
We’ll sip slow
be no more
for this is one age I can’t wait to see go.
Animosity has moved where admiration once lived
A warm shoulder to lean upon
a cold one returned in gratitude
A fledgling associate, your value now lacks
yet a sliver of hope remains still
Admission of feelings
caused tension to grow
a distorted collection of sentiment
resting in its place.
Inspired by The Daily Post – Daily Prompt: Unseen