The Knight and the Dragon 

Imagine normalcy is a knight fighting a dragon, salaciousness. The knight fares well against the lewd dragon for ages, but after time, as many things do he’s grown old and tired. The knight unfortunately becomes distracted by the dragons fast moving tail, forgetting this battles setting is at the edge of a cliff. He looses his footing, stumbles, dropping both his sword and shield freeing his hands to grab hold of the cliffs edge so not to fall. He is alone, still wearing that heavy distressed armor, his body draping the mountain side and there is nothing apart from large stones to crush that armor as well as his bones and then water to wash his body away beneath him.  The dragon, with its tail sweeps the knight’s sword and shield from the cliff. The knight’s eyes tear watching his gifts fall into the ocean. The began creeping toward him, slowing spreading its wings so the knight may witness its greatness. The dragon’s eyes are locked on the knight. The knight knows he cannot pull himself up with out the dragon setting him aflame and the other option is simply letting go. As the dragon prepares his fiery breath, certain he has won , growling and laughing at the foolish, chivalrous knight. Just as the dragon’s jaws expand with flames bursting out, the knight released his hands form the edge of the cliff falling to his sure to be exalted death. Elated that he never gave the lascivious dragon the satisfaction of taking his, an honorable knight’s life.



What happened to normalcy, chaste and chivalry…

Always thinking of a friend

I apologize, for not being an individual who is fast at opening his mouth, senselessly talking with hopes that great advice or inspiring words will be found between mostly wasted breaths. But I do hope my listening and these next words help. 

Relationships are very two sided, and often people forget that fact. When I listen to a friend, sometimes a stranger or even myself, I hear lots of “I” and “me” statements, which starts to sound a tad selfish and I believe can be unfair to the party not present. But with that said: sometimes one person has great reason(s)/enough cause to end a romantic or even a platonic relationship with another. 

No one person should ever be burdened with doing all the work in a relationship. That’s both emotionally and physically overwhelming. My friends, if you know you’ve talked to your boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, lover and have explained yourself, your needs and wants, clear and concisely, then there should be no hesitation in your mind about any decision(s) you’ve made. I did not say heart, because our hearts often foolishly continue loving someone no matter how poorly the target of our affections treat us. If you know, I repeat, really know, you’ve done all you can to show this someone you care, that it is him/her that you want to try the life-long monogamy thing with, then it is time for you to step back and allow him/her to take action to show you they are willing to try for the same. I know that there are some who are very curious about what their partner thinks of them and the relationship, what they’re feeling etc… but, continually asking your significant other questions about their feelings for you isn’t helpful. If you have to pull it out of them, as a dentist would a decaying tooth, that answer is most likely in-genuine and it provides that individual the opportunity to just tell you exactly what you and most people who feel that they are in love want to hear. Allow this someone to just show you.

Do not keep thinking of the past and twisting what great memories you two created at some point into wasted time. The memories, the moments, they are still there and should not change. In a relationship, one of the focuses is to assist one another in continually creating new, happy ones. And if that’s something that becomes more and more arduous, then maybe it’s time to say the disheartening “G” word. 

My belief is: one partner could never truly absorb all the blame for trouble within the relationship. Some men and women sadly never reach that “Genital Stage” in life where they understand the importance of showing loved ones affections (other than just saying, “I love you”) and or putting others’ needs and wants before their own. In a balanced manner of course. 

If you think there is hope for your relationship, there probably is. If you feel there isn’t, it is most likely done. But, the best thing about either out come is: your life, his life, her life, life in general, will go on.

Simple Ways

We have seen a hard road and have chosen to take a simpler way. 
Exalted one lord and the addictions that bring us momentary happiness during the night 
And another lord, 
More stifling through out the day.
We have accepted lovers, 
But just for an evening, because it was far easier than risking heartbreak. 
We have shunned some close to us because we didn’t feel it was our duty to recognize their anger was pain.
Some have stayed at the bottom of the mountain,
Because that’s always easier than the climb.
Some have stopped reading intellectual poetry, 
Because it often does not rhyme. 
And 
Some have taken their own lives 
Because on an accident, 
on time, 
or God…
They could not wait.
Some have taken many short cuts, and while along them still searched for a shorter way.

Submission 

Girl,
Be quiet.  
Be pretty, 
And smile. 
That is all a man needs to see. 
Young Lady, 
Lower your ambitions and life’s expectations. 
Do not allow your mind to wonder. 
Only concern yourself with being ready… 
Ready for a man we chose for you to marry. 
Young Lady, 
Look happy as you walk down the aisle.
Adumbrate, if you must your disquietude until the ceremony is done. 
Young lady, 
Undress yourself. 
Become a woman,
Lay down.
Being his pleasure, as a woman hurts you for the first time.  
He continues until his end. 
Leaving his creation lingering inside. 
Woman, 
Carry his child. 
You form that physical and emotional connection a man never can. 
But when the child is born. 
It must bare his last name. 
Woman, 
Man will listen to you, but only as a courtesy. 
But woman be sure to defend him for the decision is only his in the finale. 
Woman,
Keep the house 
Prepare the foods 
And lone raise the child. 
Woman, 
Be quiet
Sequester your thoughts
Woman
Sit up straight
Cross your legs 
Woman, 
Smile.