Beneath the shade I wait
I. Me. I. Be.
Riding the back of a Tiger you see
Worse than Shere Khan, but this Jungle is no book so look here Mowgli, I ain’t crippled
By collective ego false fear, don’t be shook, I got you, my attention is pointed at the puppet masters pulling our strings from their fake shadows…
Cause I let go and walked beyond the veil to return with a message
Yeah dat’s right, I am the ego’s worst nightmare
In this waking dream I am the terror
That the ones with so much money
Should feel funny
About walking through these streets
You see I am the richest of all
For Aloha, Love, Love Love Love is what I seek, this Love fuels me
Guides me, uses me to give a message
Aloha is real, Such Love, I feel it in my Soul, listen up for a few more minutes, for some this might be the only Aloha you will know
This ain’t a hallucination
This is woke meditation
These aren’t blank bullets I am firing from my Heart’s Loving Gun
This is the Light from The Prophet
Sent to walk the Urban Streets
Beneath the Shade I lay in wait,
shrouded in black because my Light
Just too bright,
The black I wear just deep enough
So you can’t see my blood that I bleed
from this wide open Heart
that’s right here on my sleeve.
I ain’t gone be scared
No, no, no I ain’t gone be scared
I lost all I had to hold on to and was reborn
So that I could understand why We need to live and Love fully
And not just learn but feel why he needed to leave
When he died on the cross, that maybe, just maybe
in Love, the True Path, we’d believe
If you wish
You think that’s a nightmare, you think mass media is telling us the Truth, when ad sales tell the true tales?
Beneath the shade I wait
I. Me. I. Be. I Am.
I is We, her, him, that one here, this one there, we.
We are the nightmares because we the people are the powerful. We bankroll them. When enough of us align our social movement shall shake the hills of all capitols for we roll with Love, Love Sent from Above, for one cannot worship both money and God, you know what I mean?
To the wealthy who are empty, y’all better run, cause I ain’t firing warning shots here, no, no, no I am activating all these Hearts, each and every Loving Gun.
You can raise our taxes and create more wars, you can deny us medical, but you cannot take away a smile when we find it, you cannot snuff a blaze out, when the spark’s already been lit.
Beneath the shade I wait
I. Me. I. Be. I Am. I is We.
We the Tiger, so guess what, if you’re elitist and think you’re better than anyone else socio/economically, Your time is up, and Here we come, We the Tiger and We hungry for Freedom, it’s time to feast, you’ll see
Who you callin’ a bitch?
The Queen asked in the anthem
So why? Why’d you say that? Was that even a joke? Your inflection and that tone, you didn’t think I would question?
But for real, Friend, we friends right? Who you callin’ a bitch? And again the real question, is why?
Es-pecially you, someone who knows that words, words, WORDS hold
So, Much, Power
I got another question followed by more questions, why we act so unconscious when in fact we are conscious?
Why do we ignore people who give of themselves to us? Take them for granted?
Are our selfish asses, that self-important, it justifies indecent actions, unthoughtful words, just general disrespectful behavior?
I’m breaking character for a minute because there is something I want to say, though this was inspired one day by a friend calling me a bitch as I walked away, out of earshot, which in turn made me feel disrespected for some reason, that isn’t the point of this journey we are on right here, right now that I am leaving you with bc All of this above I have done myself and experienced from both sides of the mirror, words I said, words said to me, someone who flows a great many words:
It has been said to think before you speak
With that, we back
Words have power
But you never know who is listening
But I will tell you this
The Creator and The Universe
They hear it
Each and every word
The negative thoughts, our fears, the untruths that we SPEAK
And despite the abundance and love our souls seek, irregardless of the beauty that we MEET
In each moment, when we speak and give energy and attention to words, words, words
They come to life
Shut your mouth boy
So many words, too many words, thrown around without the care, minus the compassion that created and still nourishes us
every breath, step, heart beat
And words once given, who knows what they then become to the ones we give them too…
Fuck, I’m so dumb, I’m not good
I could never do that,
Just a piece
Why am I here?
What is the point of my life?
I should just die already…
Fuck that person and their happiness
So many words, they fly out of our mouths like darts leaving cuts, cuts become wounds, wounds that fester, festering leading into infection, infections that pollute, pollution that destroys, destruction
And I unto Death we march
I marvel at the fact that humanity has such power, we hold in each choice and word that we speak to create or destroy our shared experience
My life was always blessed, but it was my selfish ass, my own hurt, hurt that poured out of me, that needed to be destroyed in order to heal
Words… I am speaking these words to you, here tonight so that in that next fight, you stop, stop before you speak, because words can be forgiven if you are fortunate, yet they truly are never forgotten, and you never know the journey of another, unless you share their feet
Think about your own hurt, is that what you seek to create in the lives of those you meet
I have said many things, many things that can never be taken back, I have lashed out from the fury, only to release that pain on others, and thus be held further back
Words… words… words…
Choose your words because those who hear them, most of all our loved ones, make a choice to love us, some day someone might come along who don’t believe what hostility pours out because they realize how important it is to choose to love within too, and they be the ones who leave you, not because they don’t love you, you don’t love you, then all you have left are the ones who hold you down, who make the choice but have no choice bc they see beyond
Words, words, words and the pain they come from
Those special ones who still find reason to keep on loving you, despite the fact that you don’t really love you, do you
I remember telling my Dad once how much I Loved and admired him, then he stopped me, and he told he wasn’t ready to hear that
Can you imagine that? What world do we live in that our women, our men, can’t even take love when it is given from those closest, from those who they love without fail
It’s no wonder we call each other bitches in every arena we go
Words, so many words
Too many words thrown around carelessly we are so desensitized the phrase locker room talk and what it represents is justifiable enough to not stand in the way of an election
What happened to dignity? Where the fuck is respect? We’re out here fighting wars on foreign soil just distractions from where The enemy first plants, where the battles rages each day we come in contact with what we are first, Human Beings, experienced through ourselves
Words, silly words, sad words.
Oh well, it was a joke right?
That gets a pass doesn’t it? Hear this in all caps.
I opened up my Apps
To pull up some maps today
I remember the first time you packed your bags, or was it it the third, or the eighth, or shit, after awhile I lost count
“Wait, they don’t love you like I love you”
All those times it didn’t matter cause it was the anger, the anger inside her, the anger that spoke to me, that brought me back to that same anger inside me, when I stormed out, threw the cash on the table and left a different you, at another time, the only common denominator in both situations was this incarnation of the Soul, witnessing anger, such furious anger, masking the hurt buried within, from both sides of the mirror.
So that really does mean
“My kind’s your kind
I’ll stay the same”
I remember the one time, not sure which time it was, when you were drunk, so drunk and cursed me up and down in public, screamed and shouted, about the only thing you didn’t do was hit me physically, I mean you threw a lei at me, not even the lei that I had gotten you earlier that day but that is a different story, from another time, another life, so many lives we can live within one, single lifetime in this one long moment, but hey, you didn’t hit me with them fists, just words, so many words, poisonous as though they flowed forth from the tongue, like that of a serpent whose fangs laced with venom had poisoned my own veins.
I knows this because I recognized that venom from my own words, the words I couldn’t take back, that came from hurt, clothed in anger,
causing even more hurt, to those I loved as I had said them from the other side of the mirror
“Oh say say say
Oh say say say”
And The look, in her eyes, someone I said I had loved, as she recoiled at my own words, the poison of my hurt flowing in my voice, a voice carrying so much emotion that knowing better, from the emotional verbal fear I had experienced earlier myself, yet unable to help myself I lashed out for the pain in my being at that time, the separation from One Being, was, too much, too much,
Too fucking much for this poor Soul to carry, weighing heavy on the shell of my Heart until it broke wide open, so wide, so open, that I sought in order to find and NOW hear I am and all I have been hopin is unfolding and I look back at each piece, of the puzzle that like yeah yeah yeah these maps that have guided me to Love, Love fully in every moment, to here this very day, tonight, to stand and proclaim
Haunting memories past seep back in, I can’t regain that flow I was on can I, wait yes where was I
anger, despair, no hope! be aware
Be here now, advice from the cover and contents of a book written from the mind of one who’d cooked, no coked, no wait, a mind high up on something
Now I am off topic, or Am I not right here now, being, breathing, believing in hope that y’all here hearing this,
Y’all might start seeing the gift in each and every occurrence in our lives, that we might rise, that we might raise more than just out glasses, that we raise up our consciousness to such great heights that perhaps, not alas, but yes indeed, we might see, from eyes mirrored three, to gaze so deeply into Life and live authentically, with passion, that we heal
That the anger from both sides of the mirror Be but illusion to the Truth of such LOVE clutching us, relentlessly
Telling us in every second of this performance that is each life, that each of you is the star in, that if we took you out and played your life back like a film reel, it’d be just some recurring characters and stories that don’t make sense because you are that important that is why The Creator in every second of existence be like
Wait, they don’t Love you like I love you
Because nothing is like the Love found deep within the Spirit
Listen close, Love, do you hear it?
Can you feel it?
They don’t love you like I love you
You will feel it.
You feel it?
Close your eyes, feel my voice, as you hear the words, that We say, for there is more in them, than just a man, who stands here before you today sharing the lessons of his past hurt, his own flaws, in reflection of the whole view from both sides of the mirror
There is Truth bursting through the ether because Love wants you, wants you to know that Love is always near
So let go, let go, let’s go
Because the time to be released from the hurt has arrived and guess what, it was always here and on some level this you already know…
Oh say say say
Oh say say say (start whisper)
Oh say say say (lower)
Oh say say say (lower)
You already know the view from both sides of the mirror
rhymes upon rhymes, lines followed by lines, time after time, Alone, time after time, reflecting, writing, dreaming, seeking meaning
all the damn time, seeking meaning, that’s just how I’m schemin’
Catch my meaning?
if I sound pissed you missed the message: “Let’s Wake the ‘Folk’ Up”
A mission, spiritual directive
for the masses, my only incentive, Fight on, Step Up, Lift Off, Now
Like Slow flow, I’m Gospel
New Age? Nah, Apostle
Can’t fly, Impossible
These emotions, they raw still
Deny pain, too hostile
Chase fame, unsustainable
Embrace gain, preposterous
Release chains, we got this
Step back, now watch the shift
Breathe deep, I flow quick
Inhale, that’s next yo
Your Soul, Incredible
Let’s go! Let’s go! Let
The Sun has risen
All Sing, we forgiven
Cause Nothing’s ever missin’
So Why you stuck wishin’
Cause our wings, a given’
If you could see my eyes just once then my Heart you would know is the same that beats w/in You. Now,
Let’s go… Let’s go… LET