“fear” – [random thoughts by G.D. Grace]

You glare at me through a dismissive gaze, as if you have triumphed over me and my inadequacies, like you know me on some personal level.

Disquised as truth you size me up as though I were the most basic equasion, less than one and empty as zero.

From an underlying angle, you remind me of every uncertainty that has ever dared stand between me, my passion, and all my reasons for keeping the faith.

I suppose you’ll always try testing my courage, because it’s what you do.

Fear.

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“Light” – a poem of deliverance by Author G D Grace

Light…

While immersed deeply in the darkness we cried out to you, praying for deliverance

during that relentless cycle of years, and there were several moments when we tried

giving up, yet we were compelled to stagger on…

Broken…

Doubtful…

Weary…

Insecure…

Uncertain…

About how…

Not knowing when…

Without any direction of where

Desperately clinging to what if….

And then one day our cries were heard and our tears were dried…

And the heavy weight of burden was lifted.

We emerged resound with peace and rich with wisdom,

For we had overcome by faith and did proceed triumphant. ~GD

Author G D Grace 10-23-2012

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“..but I do know the difference…” (reflections of a writer) GD

I don’t know it all. I never professed to knowing it all, but I do know the difference between bigotry and hate. I will never let anyone dictate to me who is and who isn’t relevant. I am so glad I am able to see the beauty in all cultures and races. I do not fear difference, but I do fear guns, bombs, and mindless killings. In my heart, all I can see is how much more prosperous this world with be if everyone lived their own lives and stopped trying to cram their beliefs down the throats of others. And these are the…

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“Curious & Confused” written by Author G . D. Grace

Yours…

Sweet without asking for  more…

Than I can give

Closer to complete

Regardless of how I looked…

In spite of the mistakes I made

Real without critique

Minus judgements

Lighter than the air breathed

You entered the realm of me

Afraid to reveal your true self

So afraid of what they whispered

Too weak to stand on your own

You hated me because I knew

As if I were the reason why…

Blaming me for what had been revealed

Dismissing those times we shared

As if they didn’t exist

And I took it without a challenge

Because as long as I knew

Why should it matter…

And when we came back together

We were strangers

Looking at each other differently

As if to forget

But that was your reaction

I just looked at you bewildered

Wondering why you buckled

Puzzled by why it even mattered

And where are we right now?

So close to done

I sit across from you

I see

I observe

I notice

I play the game too

Why bother when denial infects you

I was the scapegoat

It was all on me

You were an unwilling participant

Yelling and spewing deception

For probing ears

As if it could erase what I saw

Like it could void the role you played in this

There was no reluctance

There was no resistance

You watched my eyes amused

We went back and fourth for days

Teasing and taunting for weeks

Suppressing our desires for months

And here we are years later

Playing the same games

With different rules

I don’t hate you

No

I adapted

Like I’ve always done

But lately I’ve grown tired

Weary from your show

Burnt out from watching you

Ignore

Resist

Look past

Look to the left

Then to the right

Catching that stolen glance

The whole charade

Frustration is full

I’m geared to walk

Leave you here

Alone in this space

Right where I found you

Curious and confused

Hoping you’d meet

Someone like me

Back to square one

I’ve traveled as far as I can

With you

It was

Almost

But now

It’s a done deal

I had to get to this place

For whatever reason I had to

Go this far

Yes…

Perhaps one day I’ll understand but for now…

I’m gone.

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“Spirit” written by Author G. D. Grace

Recognize…

Comprehend…

Analyze…

Understand…

Who…

What…

Why…

See it for what is…

Accept it as nothing more…

Learn but lightly grasp…

Dwell but depart fast…

Rise with every fall…

Dissect the vast and small…

Proceed forward in spite of pain…

Find solace in every minute gained…

Emerge stronger from lowest low…

Progressive strides align with go…

On wisdom’s wall outline your worth…

Translate your purpose while here on earth…

Be not afraid to see outside…

Exist beyond common without the chains of pride…

Decree optimism as an action verb…

Declare the opposite as obsolete unheard….

Inhale essence from the meaning of life…

Exhale balance and let in seep into right…

See who you are and not what some see…

Know that independent thinking is the key to free…

Accept what it is and know what it’s not…

Understand how it is and step from the dark…

Delete judgment and remove a burden not yours….

Then watch how it flies, how it zips, and the heights it will soar…

Spirit

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“Pre Autumn Reflection” by Author, G. D. Grace

Night sky of summer, my eyes are drawn upward toward the beauty of your brilliance.  I’m always more sensitive around this time of year knowing that August starts the decent to autumn where cooler mornings and shorter days reclaim time zone.

Last year around this time I was in the center of a relationship that quickly disintegrated and become part of memory.  I am sitting at the helm of yet another summer gone by, longing for that which was never mine, yet I feel stronger than I have ever felt before in this life. Perhaps it is because there is strength gained from hurt and pain for those of us who survive and stay in the lane of progression.

I have become an ardent supporter of embracing self worth and it has allowed me to sidestep spiritually draining potholes in the road.  Since heartbreak, I can identify “not-good-for-me” quickly and dismiss it before it ever gets to become that anchor.  A spirit that settles for anything is too heavy to fly and I find solace in staying airborne in pursuit of my dreams.

Discouragement tugs a bit to aggressively at times, but a mainstay in the forefront is a vision of what lies ahead.  There are periods where I am just wandering aimlessly in the center of the creative crossroads wondering when, where, why, & how, but it never reaches that fever pitch where I want to toss up my hands and run in defeat.

I’ve locked horns with many overbearing bulls over the course of time, and even with all of their brashness I have still been able to sidestep and avoid the impact of their charge.  In wondering, I have been able to see life outside the realm of pessimism because optimism has become a part of my spiritual core.  The brighter side of life can be seen if you have honed your ability to focus and see things as they really are, as opposed to how someone else dictates it for you.

I hear a lot of grumblings about health, politics, religion, finances, occupancy… the list goes on and on.  All I know how to do is to appreciate what I’ve got.  Fancy clothes, money, a dwelling equipped with top of the line extravagances doesn’t satisfy my spirit as much as love and kindness.  I’d rather see as much good in everything around me because I always remind myself that this world doesn’t belong to man…

It belongs to the grand scale and divine.

Yeah, the grand scale and divine.

I’m motivated by the joy of simplicity and until the day I die I will invest in reaching that level of thinking that supersedes all materialism.

I know no other way to be.  When people try to pull me backwards I rebel and shut them down.  Not with words though.  I achieve this by limiting their access to me.  In order for me to remain in a state of progression I set healthy boundaries for myself.   If you allow them, people will push you to the limits of patience.

I have no time for that at my age.

So, as I wander around at these crossroads I am filled with ambition, knowing that my evolution is still very much in progress.

GD

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I Am Love (reflections of a writer) GD 6-7-2011

You

I had all of these images in my head with You in mind.

I suppose if I would have paid attention to the signs in the beginning I would have accepted things as they were as opposed to how I wanted to see them.

I had formulated all of  these ideas about you, me, we & us.

Nothing I felt inside prepared me for the inevitable.

I remember how my heart would skip a beat whenever I heard your car door slam outside my window.

I had anticipated your arrival the night before, hours before your car pulled into my driveway.

Throughout the day I thought about how we would be spending the evening.

Listening to music.

Watching TV.

Cuddling on the sofa in silence.

Me massaging your neck and back with intensity and focus.

Me rubbing both of your feet to ease the tightness from the long day you spent standing and walking on them.

How I adored you.

You introduced me to pleasures I had long desired to experience.

Lying beside you at night were amongst the most tender moments we shared.

I loved immersing myself in pillow talk with you.

Remember when I asked you if Ringling Brothers was in town because I was their missing clown?

Remember how you reached for me and pulled me into your warmth, and how you consoled me, assured me  that everything was going to be alright?

Then there was that song you dedicated to us by Algebra entitled “At This Time”.

Looking back I know that it was your way of telling me that I needed to just enjoy the moments we were sharing at the time, but it was hard for me not to fall in love with you.

You were the right combination of sex appeal, sensuality, and strength.

Because I had found in you something that I had never found in anyone else I wanted to hold onto you as tightly as i could, and I prayed so hard that you would be the one that I would grow old with.

I asked God if he would make you see what was inside of me so that you would know just how much love I had to offer you.

Letting you go was one of the hardest things that I have ever had to do, yet I knew that if I allowed things to continue without parameters then I would not be fulfilled in the relationship.

Towards the end I felt you rejecting my love and I know that it was because you didn’t want me to love you as much as I did.

The person you were when I met you still existed, but you knew there was no way for you to embrace all we could have been when there was still someone else who had your heart.

I eventually understood that.

I knew that there was no way that I could compete with an unfinished past, therefore the only thing I could do was set you free.

Oh, I was hurt, confused, and angry afterward, but eventually I made peace with things.

I found solace in knowing that you knew how special you were to me, and I am grateful that you allowed me to walk away without trying to string me along.

You were a great lover in my life, and I will never forget you.

There are times when I find myself hoping that our paths would cross again.

That the next time around we’d both be ready to take the journey.

You see…

I am who I was that night when you met me…

I Am Love

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Here I Stand

Let me explain something to you…

You see these scratches on my knees are only temporary…

and the dirt on my face from having fallen down can be washed away,

but one thing still in tact is my spirit…

You see, it belongs to a power that I cannot even fathom…

It is resilient

It is strong

It takes a licking and keeps on ticking…

It was designed to get me through this thing called life…

As a human being my body has limitations, however, my soul is vast…

Because it was born out of a love more powerful than anything I can see…

When people hurt me I recover…

When my purpose is interrupted I always find my way…

Somehow

Someway

I rise upward from the ashes of mourning and disappointment…

temporary discouragement might rattle the cage on the outside

violent bouts of frustration will sometimes barrel down on my mental,

yet I emerge like the light of another day…

out of the darkness…

renewed

stronger

wiser

my feet are planted on sacred ground…

my eyes are always fixated upward towards the heavens…

inside of me I am warmed by a divine spirit…

I’ve been knocked down repeatedly but I’ll always get back up…

Here I stand…

What else have you got?

I’m not going to stay down for long…

Here I stand…

Here I stand…

 

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From Touched By A Soul, “The man in Me”

What is a storm without clouds,

or lighting without thunder

what is a smile without a frown

or a dream without a wonder.

who knows present before past

or that reality creates insainity,

who knew any of these things

would complicate the man in me.

What is time without the tick

or life without a breath

what is exisiting without living

or a soul with out death

what are fingers without touch

or eye’s with out sight

what are goals without the goalee

or strength without might

what is success without a successor

or a plan without a plan B

who knew any of these things

would complicate the man in me

–Charles Burgess

 

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