The Energy of Being

The ocean embraces me
Land at my back
Lightly the air brushes my face
The sun, such mana
Courses through me
The energy of being

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Ten Minutes

I saw something there
You know,
That saying,
The eyes,
Windows to the soul

Her eyes sparkled,
It was hard to look away
The conversation danced
I didn’t want it to end
Her smile was warm
I felt her sincerity

She said she loved but she wasn’t in love
I told her she’d always love
By then, I was so caught in her essence
I forgot to share that we’re meant to love
We all love, for always, and will do so again

It was funny
The tug of fate
Pulling at me from all ways
Now, it could just be
That those ten well-spent minutes,
Were all we were meant to share

While it seems too short,
If that’s all we ever have,
Such a brief amount of time
That in itself is worth it,
I saw something there

Mahalo ke Akua

Big Sad, Yet Happy, Eyes

The father scooped up
His young son in his arms
Much like he always did
When his son was playing
Well into the hours of morning
Only this time was different
He rocked the little boy back and forth
He gazed deeply
Into his son’s
Big sad, yet happy, eyes
To his son he said,
“You be good boy.”
As he always did
“You take care Mommy.”
And his son always would
“And no matter what”
His voice cracked
“Daddy always love you.”
A pause
“Daddy is always,”
A tear
“With you.”
He held the boy tight
The little one drifted off
Fighting sleep
With those same big sad, yet happy, eyes.
Those same eyes forever in a father’s heart.

Learning to Remember

A voice spoke
That in this life
There are two types of people
Those who are here to Learn
And those who are here to Remember
The Learners are newer souls
Still Adapting and taking in the cycle of life
They hurt, they flounder, but they are love
Those that Remember,
The older souls
Are chosen to recognize and
To recall each lesson
They hurt as well, sometimes too deeply
Love being their only guide,
All that the intrinsically know
In doing so
They have the ability to transcend the cycle
Are here to guide, help, wholly love
To serve
All that is
For they have been here before
Perhaps many times
It is there duty to push forward
Rise above
Be the light
That we can learn
Is really found within
Remember
You are the Light
Filled with Love
This you have Learned
It is meant to remember

Not da Cut

It’s not da cut
It’s da sting
It’s dat burn

Like salt
In a wound
No shy away
Welcome dat.

Cause like salt
Dat sting
Dat burn
Goin’ Heal

People get cut all da time
But no always get bettah
Cause we ske’d get stung
We no like get burned

Willing fo chance ‘um
But make all
Da kine
If get cut
Den quick fo covah um up
No give time fo heal

And sometimes life stay hard
Seems like we no can
Tired get cut
Ova and ova
And not getting bettah
Some don’t know how
Othas no like

But can heal
Wen give up fightin’
Wen no ske’d ‘um
Goin make us bettah
Das wen can grow

Cause it’s not da cut
It’s da sting
Dat burn

Knowledge

“Lord why is it that, that I go through so much pain
All I saw was black and all I felt was rain
I come to you because it’s you that knows
To show me that everything is black” – DMX, “Prayer” from It’s Dark and Hell is hot

Knowledge

What is Knowledge ?
Is it to Know,
Is to Feel,
Is to Grow,
Is it even Real?

Knowledge

Know that you know not a whole lot
Therefore you will know nothing more
Than a little bit of something here (n)or there
Which will allow you to know everything

Knowledge

It is to Know and Feel
That to Grow and be Real
Is to be Full
By being Empty

Knowledge

Love and be true
To You
First and all others equally
In that, we will find
That we have all

Knowledge

Das…

Why you stay mad?
I stay mad cause
No feel right.
Not like I right
All da time
Yeah, I might ack lidat
But I know I not right all da time
But just no feel right
Probably das why you stay mad too
You tink you right too
Das how

Why you stay sad?
I stay sad cause I love
Cause I happy
Cause I get mad
I was right
And most of all
Cause I wrong
Das when

Is jus too much
Pau
No can describe
Words stay all kapakahi
Da heart pound so fast it hurt

Every’ting lies, uh
Expressions, all no make sense
Might seem lidat

Wen

Da only ting real is inside
It’s da only ting dat wen mattah to begin wit
It’s not gone
Neva goin be
Only ting was da time no stay

Peopo got to do what’s best
Das why no can argue
Das how come no moa regret
Das why I only want good for da world,
My Peopo
You

Small kine mad
Mo’ so get some sad
But mos of all always goin get love
No mattah wot
Cause da care stay fo real
Even though da words wen make all da kine coocoo
Even wen seem like is all woteva
No mattah wot
Goin have love
Cause dat was da mos real uh

And das what’s da best
Fo remembah

Why you happy?
Cause I stay doing
Wot I got to be da best I can be
Goin happen, I know
Had fo let go

But what good would I be
To have given the world
To have given my peopo
To have given you
Anyting less den da best of me
Das why

No make sense
Ten years from now might not make sense
One day will
And no mattah
I just goin love
Fo’ real cause no can deny da real
Das wot

Aloha e Mahalo ke Akua