Thursday, December 15, 2011

Confusion of the Saints 9/12/11

Valleys of Fire and Valleys of Sand,
Millions of enemies reach for your hand,
Will you join them or not that’s not your choice to make,
That’s your horror of life, not controlling your fate.
All the pain and the sadness, the blood and the tears,
We forget that we felt them, in our  careless of years,
But they’re phantoms, they’re demons, they won’t go away,
They will haunt us till all of us lie in the grave.
We fought for the difference; we strived for the change,
Only to be beaten and strangled with chains.
This world wants no saviors; its heroes are crying,
Now join them or join us, your old friends are dying.
Your life is uncertain, your death is a fact,
Will you fall a hero, or live like a rat…?

I haven't wrote a blog post for nearly half a year. For all you wondering, no it wasn't "writer's block." Here are soem pieces I've unburied, all written during the past six months, or my "dry writing period" if you will. I will post quite a few pieces before I start blogging weekly again startign at the Holidays. This first piece is a brief view on changing the world, written August 29th:

Why do bad things happen to good people? Well, in actuality, we should be more clear with this statement. Bad things happen to all people, doesn’t matter if they’re good or bad. This is the world we live in. It’s a messed up place and unfortunately, there are people who choose to use their free will on the expense of others. It’s incredibly awful yet amazingly inevitable. To change this world, one must focus on the people themselves. What drives a human being to lay hands on another? Why do people find satisfaction in others’ distress?
In order to solve these issues we must be open and willing to answer these questions and ready to encounter adversity. No radical movements had it easy. In this world, change comes with hard work, tons of disappointments and retries, more hard work, pain and blood, and even more hard work. The education of people is the best way of shaping who they are. Now, by education I am not referring to school. This is a deeper, more radical view of education, one than can be equipped from a peaceful suburban home of Evansville, to the roughest streets of Brooklyn. In order to educate, first of all, you need to set yourself available. Place yourself in situations and places where you are needed. Yes, go for the danger zones. These are the areas that you want to influence anyway, right? If not, maybe you shouldn’t take a part in this cause at all. By trying to accomplish change, you are risking your reputation, and more essentially, in many cases, your own life!