I shall ride the waves of life;The rough and the smooth,till the very end.I shall not despair when I crash,nor be exuberant when I find myself upon the highest tide.I shall ride through the storms,through the vicious winds,through the overwhelming darkness.I shall ride through the sunny days,Beneath the open sea-blue skies,As the gentle breath of … Continue reading Life Surfer’s Anthem
8:30 A.M. – Warkworth Medium Security PrisonFor most people, life is either an adventure that should be celebrated, or a catastrophe that can’t end soon enough.As I awoke to my 5475th morning in prison, I can definitely tell you that I belonged to the latter category.Our cell doors had opened a few minutes ago, but … Continue reading When the Gates were Left Unguarded
Learn to hold your fear...A thousand speared warriors are marching toward you;Do not run,Do not hide,Do not fight,Just sit on the side of the road and let them pass. If uncertainty breeds anxiety,And if nothing in life is certain,Then why not just surrender your illusion of control?A man scrambles on a beachTo keep the bad … Continue reading A Cure for Anxiety
Her voice Was like an ancient, Wise, And sad, Musical instrument. God only knows how long she’d traveled for, And where she’d been. Tears falling in the dark, Unheard and unnoticed. I know nothing about her, Yet her voice still speaks to me, And tells me things she cannot say. I hear her pain, But … Continue reading Her Voice
My feet are bloodied and bruised From all my earthly travels. Thorns of rejection and jagged rocks of disapproval Are strewn and scattered everywhere. For all my life I've tried, Without success, To pave the earth with leather. But now I walk in peace, Without any fear, For I've put on the shoes of self-acceptance.