Piece of Mind

Come close, softly whisper all the secrets in your mind What’s buried in its darkest depths, shrouded and confined? Until the veil is lifted and what’s hidden is exposed No one knows just who you are; the truth is undisclosed   So many fail to understand, refuse to comprehend Ignoring harsh reality for a world … More Piece of Mind

My Hands

Never idle, on the move, ink pours on the page The force that drives, a needed guide, is with me on this stage I try to be an optimist, but sometimes I’m consumed by rage Thinking of how things are done and how they could so quickly change Yes all the world’s a stage you … More My Hands

My Dog is Famous

Oooookay! Where do I even begin? I suppose a little background context is a good place to start. So my dog, Mr Baxter, has a nasty habit of chewing his leashes. He’s pretty much the perfect pup outside of that one annoying, economically burdening trait. Most of my brainstorming for writing is done with a … More My Dog is Famous

The Tiki Torches: 3

“Alright, everyone. This evening we have an excellent opportunity to show these people just what we mean. We’ve tolerated centuries of oppression, decades of condescension, and countless years of bigotry! I say unto you all, stand up for your rights! Stand up for your freedoms! Stand up for the God Given, inherent capabilities of existing … More The Tiki Torches: 3

The Other Side

Oh my freakin’ God, guys Here we go again Just throw the leather ball, dude My team – it needs a win You really aren’t oppressed, guys And my moneys on the line  So if you don’t deliver, then I’m trading you next time Leave politics to them, bro ‘Cause no one really cares Just … More The Other Side

The Writers Group

There exists a place  In fabled lore Where writers race Both rich and poor  Some ask for tips Some say hello With wine-filled sips True colors show Some fight a lot They bitch and moan More oft’ than not They’re sad, alone And in this land The fun, I sing Is throwing sand And arguing  … More The Writers Group

INSPIRE

Here I think I’ll sit, and Here I think I’ll lay, As the words come out to join us Yes, the words come out to play Softly striding, saddled  Are the hooves I hear today Alas, the mare has joined us As it snorts a jolly neigh So wait no more! Get out here ‘Tis … More INSPIRE

Dear Mom

Dear Mom I want you to know, Mom I’ll never forget  The pain and the hurt Nary thought of regret For all you could do And with all you could give You gave to us three In hope that we’d live The life that we dreamed  Where good turns to great When happiness soars And … More Dear Mom

The Fly 

The Fly Confusion consumes me I know not what to do  I just watched this small creature To my trap it just flew  This fly, it has fluttered  And flittered about So to end all the buzzing I set flypaper out Yet, now, as I watch it My conscience, it sees And begs that I … More The Fly 

The One

And so on this day A poem, shall have she For promises stand And our word, but are we When darkness shall fall Worry not, she’ll beguile And light up the room  With naught but a smile From nowhere she stamps She spins and she stirs Painting life’s purpose The blims and the blurs Once … More The One

Episode 3: Institutional Reform (Part 2)

For episode 3, Johnny and Matt sit down with Virginia Corbitt, who gives insight into our education system as it was in the 1970s as opposed to the system we have today.

Will Burkitt, who contributed to Episode 1 on Purpose, rejoins as the discussion continues on to institutions such as education, criminal justice, media, government, and organized religion.

As institutional reform is such a deep and important issue, episode 3 of the show is split into two hour-long segments. … More Episode 3: Institutional Reform (Part 2)

The Wall

I think its time For far too long Neglect I have This useful blog   A journal it is Its purpose, clear Therapist, counselor My shelter from fear   For only this place Can I share the “real” And only here Can I truly feel   For when I walk Outside this door The world shall … More The Wall

What World is This?

What world is this; this Earth have we? Spinning and spanning, chaotically Often I gaze through glazed and wet eyes Those sparkling lights all dotting our skies Does meaning exist, somewhere above? Justice and order, places of love? I return my gaze to what’s around Hatred, malice, war, no sound Observing the silence, I watch … More What World is This?

Love & Loss: 11

I can’t do this. I can’t. I’m so afraid. They’re here. The Germans. They’re retaking the city. They’ve launched an overwhelming counter offensive to regain control of Sicily. I’m so scared. I don’t know what to do. My God please help me. Please, I’m begging you. I can hear the gunshots outside. I can hear … More Love & Loss: 11