More Than Normal

In brazen words a challenge given
To a world faded and mundane
So few will try to understand
Brushed away as being insane

Beyond a rainbow full of gray
Colors sometimes bleed
Never seen by jaded eyes
Time and place will recede

Very few read anymore
Bored of the black and white
Even less try to understand
The rainbow beyond their sight

Stoic Poetry


Into The Wall

Only curtains remain to fall
Broken words make no sound
Falling as they kiss the ground
Living, backs against the wall

Senses now bow and break
When everything is falling down
Smiles that mask the frown
Through every turn we make

Stoic Poetry

Welcome To The Edge

This is where it all comes down
The pressure rises in my veins
Where everything is real
Where everything is beautiful

Would you say everything is alright
Would you trade this life?
A random roll to lock it in
Light or dark bleak or colored

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Seeing the ‘samenees’
Reluctant to repeat
Maybe it’s just another day
But can it be lived
In a very different way?

Small changes in habits
Shaking up the routine
A breath of fresh air
Gives life to possibility
Others in a rut don’t care

One day of differences
Breaking chains, the mundane
A day unlike all others
Beginnings of something new
A day filled with wonders

Stoic Poetry

See The Reality

Through filtered glasses
Seeing what we want
What we wish to see

Illusion is better than the truth
Lying to ourselves
Believing it was meant to be

Comparing scars has become
The game we play in life
But nothing remains to feel

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The Greatest Lie Of All

A lifetime of building
Castles upon the sand
Never thinking about
Foundations on which we stand

Illusions of grandeur
We live our day to day
Striving further upwards
Thinking that here we will stay

Creation, born of destruction
As all things must surely fall
Yet we cling to what we know
Living with our back against the wall

Stoic Poetry

Can I Help?

Are there words I can say?
That can help in any way?
Something I can maybe do
In some way to help you?

Please speak your truth
Step down from that roof
There are things that I know
That may help as you grow

We have been where you are
All of us, so near and far
Yet we remain, we still stand
As we took hold of a hand

Stoic Poetry

Steal The Light

You can’t steal the light,
From one who carries a galaxy of stars in their sight.
A man who taught of love and compassion, His words filled with such devotion.

He shared the truth of life and the way,
The way to love, the way to stay.
He spoke of kindness and care,
The importance of being there.

He taught us to be understanding
And to spread peace around us.
He reminded us of our power,
To look deep within each hour.

He showed that love is the only way
To find true happiness in each day.
He showed us how to be strong,
And to accept that things can go wrong.

That it’s better to forgive and move on,
And to believe in love until dawn.
He taught us to be brave,
To another never be enslaved

To never forget to be kind,
For love is always in our minds. In everything we may do,
I will always think of you.

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Into The Deep

From the deep words call out
The charging force of thunder
Echoing through my chest
Pierce my heart, burn my soul

Take firm hold of my core
Grip the very center of me
Connections in the dark void
A fraction of an eternal moment

Light from falling angels
Reflected in dim mirrors
All hidden now lies exposed
Beneath the blazing light

A branch in the narrow path
Beckons change of old ways
Truth whispers upon the wind
And rumbles down the mountain

Stoic Poetry

The Rabbit Hole

Is there a right way for how this goes?
You have your friends, along with foes
Wanting a piece of what you’ve sought
Forgetting your name like they forgot

Some want to see you crash and burn
And they criticize every word you sing
I’m trying to keep from going insane
Isn’t that the way of this whole damn thing

Nobody will hold your hand to guide you through
It has always been up to you to remain true
Nobody can ever truly feel another’s pain
Too often just something else to feign

Today, you should say all you have to say
Is there a right way for being strong?
Still, most are just here barely holding on
Feeling like they’re doing things all wrong

Confess my heart and forgive my wrongs
If not you then who’s left when it has gone?
When all is done, and it’s time to fade away
Don’t point the blame when you can’t find a way

Look at yourself and you might find something
It’s time that we finally get this sorted out
So listen very closely to the sound of your soul
And forget all of the things we complain about

Stoic Poetry