There Is A ProblemĀ 

We have a problem. In this world. In America. In our country. We have a problem. And we all know it. We can turn our head away. We can close our eyes to it. But deep down. Inside. We know it. What do you do with a problem? You solve it. Now although it causes complications, it’s not a complicated problem. And that’s an important concept to understand. You see, the problem disguises itself in words like racism, profiling, stereotyping, revenge. You can call it what you want, but the bottom line is the problem is hate. And the solution? It isn’t at the bottom of the ocean. It isn’t hidden on the top of a mountain. It’s not across the ocean. Across the galaxy. It’s not on a different planet. It’s not hidden in a code. Or disguised in the Mona Lisa. It’s not under a stack of dusty old magazines in your attic. You don’t need to pay money to get it or go to school to learn it. The solution is as close as you. It is literally inside of you. It’s your heart. It’s love. Not the kind of conditional love we all know so well. It’s unconditional, God given, love. It’s what we were literally born with. What we were sent here to do. What we were sent here to be. It’s us. It’s you. It’s me. It’s our neighbors. Our sons and daughters. Our mothers and fathers. It’s the homeless man on the street. The mailman. All the people you’ve looked down upon and looked up to. Everyone you’ve looked away from. Every single person you have laid your eyes on. We are the solution. No excuses! And we can absolutely solve this problem of hate. Because we are absolutely filled with love. __a.c.

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This May Or May Not Be Worthwhile To ReadĀ 

We have become a very verbally opinionated world. And that’s not the problem. We’re human. We think. We speak. Opinions are bound to be part of our everyday lives. The problem is WHAT we have become so opinionated on. The vast majority seems to only speak on the latest “trend.” And by the way, just because it’s trending doesn’t actually make it worthwhile. People are so opinionated on how someone was or wasn’t watching their kid at the zoo, but how often do you actually play with or read to your kids every day? How someone should or shouldn’t have shot a gorilla, but how important are your babies to you? And do you even fight for animal rights in your life anyways? Is it even relevant to your life? Whether someone is too skinny or fat, or wearing an outfit we don’t approve of, but when was the last time you talked about the word of the day after church? Whether a dress is gold or blue, but when was the last time you offered a helping hand? Whether people are white or black, but when was the last time you talked about or practiced unconditional love? Whether someone is or isn’t deserving of one of life’s blessing, but when was the last time you encouraged people to read the Bible? When was the last time you read scripture? Applied it to your life? When was the last time you went out of your way to help someone? Said “have a good day” to a stranger? When was the last time you went out of your way in your relationship to absolutely make the other person’s day? Volunteered? Helped a kid in need? When was the last time you complimented someone? My point is not that we shouldn’t have opinions. I believe opinions can be a great addition to the world. It was God’s opinion of Adam’s loneliness that led to the creation of Eve, which in my opinion is awesome. My point, you see, is that we should all take a look at what we are so opinionated on. What we are so inclined to verbalized, to put into the world. Because what we speak, write and do stays forever. And are we creating forevers that are worthy to exist? And remember, talking about someone else’s sin does not make yours disappear. __a.c. 

World In A Mirror

We hope someone does right even if it isn’t us,
And when we’re doing wrong, we complain that we can’t trust.
Ironic isn’t it? How we are our own problem?
And we’d rather just complain then do something to solve them.
Cliche as it may be, the solution always starts with us,
Like we could be out here loving but instead we choose to lust.
We might as well all be a Mason, because we just build up our walls-
Trapping us inside, but we gotta let them fall.
The finish line is set by us, and we make it unattainable.
We keep running from the line, but this pace is unsustainable.
Gandhi had it right when he said “be the change you wish to see”,
So when I’m looking in the mirror, the world’s looking back at me.
That means the world is mine and as it shapes me I shape it back.
That’s why I pray to God each night that I’m on the right path.
Because see I’ve always had a vision that my destiny is great
Not that I’m necessarily destined for greatness, but that I have a greater fate.
That if I can help one person, then that means I’ve helped two,
Because it always helps me when I know that I’ve helped you.
And if they can help another, then that would make it three, and I just hope that it carries on forever like the sea.
This is our world so it is what we make it,
And we have the tools to make it real,
We don’t have to fake it.
Yeah this is our world, so it is what we make it,
And we have to keep progressing forward, we don’t have time to brake it.
We have dreams, we have visions, and passions for a reason-
They stick with us forever, they don’t change like the seasons.
They’re like our chauffeur, driving us throughout our days
Pulling us in directions, showing us the way
Society will tell you you have to be one way,
But just like some worn out jeans, society will fade.
So stay true to yourself, that’s the only way to be,
Because you are the world, and the world needs to see.

__a.c.
http://www.lespoems.com

World In A Mirror

We hope someone does right even if it isn’t us,
And when we’re doing wrong, we complain that we can’t trust.
Ironic isn’t it? How we are our own problem?
And we’d rather just complain then do something to solve them.
Cliche as it may be, the solution always starts with us,
Like we could be out here loving but instead we choose to lust.
We might as well all be a Mason, because we just build up our walls.
Trapping us inside, but we gotta let them fall.
The finish line is set by us, and we make it unattainable
We keep running from the line, but this pace is unsustainable.
Gandhi had it right when he said “be the change you wish to see”,
So when I’m looking in the mirror, the world’s looking back at me.
That means the world is mine and as it shapes me I shape it back,
That’s why I pray to God each night that I’m on the right path.
Because see I’ve always had a vision that my destiny is great
Not that I’m necessarily destined for greatness, but that I have a greater fate.
That if I can help one person, then that means I’ve helped two,
Because it always helps me when I know that I’ve helped you.
And if they can help another, then that would make it three, and I just hope that it carries on forever like the sea.
This is our world so it is what we make it,
And we have the tools to make it real,
We don’t have to fake it.
Yeah this is our world, so it is what we make it,
And we have to keep progressing forward, we don’t have time to brake it.
We have dreams, we have visions, and passions for a reason-
They stick with us forever, they don’t change like the seasons.
They’re like our chauffeur, driving us throughout our days
Pulling us in directions, showing us the way
Society will tell you you have to be one way,
But just like some worn out jeans, society will fade.
So stay true to yourself, that’s the only way to be,
Because you are the world, and the world needs to see.
Yeah stay true to yourself that’s the only way to be.
Because you are the world, and the world needs to see.

a.c.
http://www.lespoems.com