The Mafia

we use our powers for good…¬†we think
although
communication and the spread of ideas is essential for innovation and inspires creativity
we know
but the administration has their hands tied
and we need freedom
and for freedom
we need “need to know”

 

Early Enough

LA morning

 

somehow the morning sets me free
If I can just wake
early enough
close to the dawn
I will be renewed
the trench I have sunk myself
deep into
the previous day
will no longer exist
there is hope within the morning
early enough, and I can do something
for myself
before devoting the day
to preoccupations of others
early enough, and I can forget
the pains I went to sleep with
the ways I tried to numb them
how I lost myself between the lines
you can only rise up
in the morning
if it’s early enough
you have not missed anything
you can be ready to face the world
on your own terms

 

 

 

Get thee to a Nunnery!

A circa 1884 poster for William Shakespeare's ...

A circa 1884 poster for William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, starring Thos. W. Keene. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

we need to take her on a tour
inside the chapel
and then lock the door

time is so easily wasted
fulfilling requirements of rules, protocol, practice
we could instead live the true values
of honesty and righteousness
within reason
and without red tape
if we let our egos sit on the sidelines
and refused to be corrupt

We didn’t come here to sleep around

he gives ideas out like candy on halloween
spreading opportunity if you decide to accept the challenge
but with freedom comes responsibility
it’s one thing to say that: “this concept is transformative”
it’s another thing to follow through with the transformation
something more than demonstration and report
the perseverance to live above this culture
is a constant struggle with your best instincts
and your worst fears
the good fight is the reward
it was never meant to taste sweet
the glory moments are misinterpretations
and your closest friends are sometimes your biggest enemies