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”

 

An ode to today

I’m tired of playing these politics games
where we can’t be honest and we need to hide
our true intentions because we’re not right
alongside the norm, inside the box
mental energy
exerted in this way
drains my spirit
fuels my anxiety
crushes my productivity
why can’t they see that
they also do this
to themselves
I wish we could focus
just a little higher than this
I don’t want to outwit you
I want to out perform you

Phantom Pain

so angry at the forces stopping me
all of those ones that are beyond my control
especially when people act inconsiderately
people I am supposed to work with
and live with
they make my life difficult
because I let them get inside my head
to fuel the anger
anxiety
helplessness
stress
but maybe I inconvenience people too
what do they think of me
bad things?
there are other tasks to complete
although I fear that we have not a minute to waste

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