Missed Opportunities

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Inspired by Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix & Sadje’s What do you see #102

in my youthful mind
before responsibility aged me
dreams of rich discovery carried me over mountain tops
in the direction of promising golden rays of fortune
the thrill of adventure hastening all my steps
but with a scowl i realized i was out of steam
leaving me motionless and stranded
in the middle of life

Shift Happens

each valued experience
a perspective ours alone
an interpretation through our lens

our brains imbue us with shading
while simultaneously seeking order
giving our perspective a well-rounded notion of things

we attach value
based on reflective assumptions
each interaction can fill us, leave us feeling defeated…

and every other shift on the spectrum of human experience

Honing In

until late into the early morning
fixating on the plights and victories of the past
rolling sceneries over and over in my head
savoring what went right
and things swerving wrong

overcome with the feels of discovering truths
not evident in those moments
the efforts in times of my silly, ignorant youth
unfold before me as i ascertain what escaped me before

the truth of who i am is discovered

Faith

The dictionary would define faith as having complete trust or confidence in someone or something. For those with a religious bent it is strongly related to a belief in a god and the dogma or doctrines of their chosen religion. For those indoctrinated into their religion as well. Faith to me simply means trusting something or someone without evidence they are worthy of that trust. And I generally don’t do that because I question everything that has not supplied me with reasonable evidence to be trusted.

Roots of Hope by Shantanu Baruah inspired me to think a bit deeper on the topic of faith and it also elicited this comment from me…

The roots of faith are steeped in commitment.

What a person believes deeply without evidence is their prerogative. I’m okay with that. That’s why my comment reflected what I felt about faith. Most believers of anything are committed to what they believe. It feels natural, correct and unquestionable. That last bit – unquestionable – is the part I’m not okay with.

Since the beginning of time, we have seen simple beliefs overturned with explanations as to why they are not the truth. As we increase our foundation of knowledge, beliefs get tossed out right and left, leaving us with more surety than what we had before. Belief in something then just becomes silly. As an example, how many of us were told that Santa Claus existed? And how many of us still do? If you do and are no longer a child, please seek help! But seriously, you understand the concept of “When you know better, you do better.” that Maya Angelou was referring to – when truths make themselves known, you can’t simply continue to believe in what is not true. It doesn’t make sense.

Many of you know that I don’t subscribe to the supernatural. I prefer a life based in reality and knowns but I realize that there are still many unknowns to contend with as I go about living. What I feel I do know is that those truths haven’t been understood or discovered yet, and may never present themselves in my lifetime. And that, makes sense.

Reblog – Gradations of reality by Sadje

Sadje shares multiple truths in this piece. Enjoy! 🙂

Keep it alive

Argue all you want, you cannot argue against reality

There are shades and hues of it, all true

Sometimes there is a preview available, but often

It strikes us unaware and catches us unprepared

If we mistake one angle of the story for absolute truth

We often lose our focus away from the real picture

The gradations of real life have to be watched as a whole

My world needs me to be aware of every nuance

The danger of living in the valley of make-believe

Can take me away from the advantage point

Ending up as a loser instead of being on the top

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Gradation

3TC;

Argue, Danger, Mistake

FOWC;

Preview

Discover prompt;

Focus

Word of the day Challenge;

Valley

Tuesday Writing Prompt;

My world

#Keepitalive

#YDWP

#3TC

#FOWC

#TuesdayWritingPrompt

#DailyPrompts

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Reblog – IN MY HEAD by OTIALA ONAH DAVID

The fantasy is always better than reality, right?

HUMEPOETS

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I have devoured
you countless
times,
striped you bare
with my eyes,
tasting pleasure
as I choreograph
in my head,
but agony
was our reality,
sour taste,
revulsion,
however brief
it lasted,
I guess,
I fell
for the
version in
my imagination,
the you
that does
not exist.

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States

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sometimes
tuning out
into the make-believe
the stories of others
forsakes the tragedy
of our own

soothes our reality

often
the conversations
in our heads
skews our perception
alters
the substantiality

changes our reality

mostly
engaging with people
immersing ourselves
in nature
grounds us
makes our world whole

defines our reality