neilsthepoet blog: March 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Who is it

You know the thing about free speech is that in order to make it healthier;

We need more free speech not less.


I find those that endeavor to shut others down somehow think that it is they alone
who should be the sole arbiters of taste, intelligence, and worthiness
The also seem to not want to openly and honestly debate on equal ground.

Who is it

Who is it that seems to fear actual interchange
Who is it that seems to want to judge rather than explore
Who is it that seems to want to control others and the venue
Rather than deal with an equally open door

It is sad sad sad
But true
For we also speak
By what we do

Anybody can shout something
And then run away
Anybody can whisper gossip
And then play you told them that day

It takes a certain amount of bravery
To seek to go past what you are told
It takes a certain amount of humility
To dare to bear your soul

Every man and woman has cried tears
Every child of light has endured pain
Sometimes how we love the world
Is as simple as our intentions

When we speak anothers name

7:07-15 pm
transcribed this time
7:20 pm


Monday, March 15, 2010

For Some

I guess it's just too real

The Hill doesn't care if you can climb it
The bag doesn't care if you punch it out
The weights don't care if you lift them
Because challenges always come with their doubts

Haunting you at your edges
Abilities always have to be maintained
An athlete is always kinda banged out
Always has some nagging pain

Adrenaline has to be payed for
Endorphines come at a price
Most of it comes with blood and sweat
Oh's not all happy sweet and nice


Used to be's and you're not me
Only go so far
But you know what they say

When it's you don't have to like it
You just have to do it
And the last easy day was yesterday

11:16 am
transcribed this time
11:20 am


Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The Old Way


As in truth and honor
Are the way
And the heart of a warrior
If he is to win the day

Real intelligence is practical
Real intelligence serves a use
Real intelligence is necessary
To not have to suffer abuse

When arrogance walks the towns
When foolishness tolerates too much
When excuses and dellusion
Gives a weaker mind a crutch

Loyalty has it's place
Family has its grace
Strength is essential
To maintain the core base

The Old way is still around
It is what some call soul
It knows when to be discreet
It knows when it should be bold

Food shelter and air
Are more valuable than jewels
As is respect for the abilities
To protect ourselves from fools

10:00 am
transcribed this time
10:05 am