Monday, February 25, 2013

The Dark Descent

Alright, so it's been a while since my last post. (22 days to be exact) Truth is, my mind has been going on a one way track lately and I've had nothing interesting to say or write. My fictional writing even took a punch this month and I barely worked on anything. Through the ashes a phoenix will rise though (Cliche I know, but it's simple cliche's that people actually get and make sense) With that I end this brief post with a word of wisdom and a poem. First though, the word of wisdom:

Fear is a powerful emotion. It's a powerful enemy and can be a powerful ally. It causes people to do things, and it also causes them to back down from doing things. Sometimes both causes can lead to good effects, and both can lead to bad ones. Master the power of fear, and harness it. Ironically enough, do not fear- fear. Even though Roosevelt famously said "The only thing to fear, is fear itself." If you don't embrace it at times, you'll never discover what a powerful ally it can be.

And on that note, I unleash upon the world a poem that I had written during my creative writing class a few semesters back. I won't claim this to be my best works, though I do believe it holds a special place in my heart. Enjoy.

The Dark Descent

Into the Darkness I step

Into the Darkness I step, once more


Into the Darkness I step, to gain my power

Into the Darkness I step, through this Dark Tower

Into the Darkness I step, the world unknown

Into the Darkness I step, to claim my throne

Into the Darkness I step, to recharge inspiration

Into the Darkness I step, to complete my concentration


Into the Darkness I fall, a downward spiral

Into the Darkness I fall, my mind’s eye gone viral

Into the Darkness I fall, deeper and deeper I go

Into the Darkness I fall, with a king to overthrow


Into the Darkness I climb, the abyssal ladder

Into the Darkness I climb, Mad as a Hatter

Into the Darkness I climb, the endless night

Into the Darkness I climb, towards a hollowed light


Into the Darkness I step

Into the Darkness I step, once more


Monday, February 4, 2013

Going once, going twice, GONE!

The rule of life, longing, and happiness has always been, (at least from what I've heard) that you never know what you truly have until it's gone. Those who are raised with a silver spoon don't know what living pay check to pay check really means. They take advantage of what they have and would be completely lost if it were to be taken away from them with just a snap of the fingers. This may be a broad generalization, (and most definitely a logical fallacy) but I'm pretty sure *everyone* can take something from that lesson. I'm sure that there is something that everyone always take advantage of and doesn't even realize or take a minute to stop and think what they really have.

A lot of people, including myself, go in day by day in misery. Thinking that nothing can be worse than this, my life sucks, I hate my life, fml, blah blah blah <insert hate my life facebook status here>. Call it depression, call it self pity and loathing, call it miss attention queen of the century. At the end of the day it's all explained by people not knowing what they have unless it were taken away from them.

Sometimes it takes people to actually encounter this ultimatum before they truly realize "Wow, my life wasn't so bad after all.". I mean, I was at the point that my life was completely shit because I don't have 300-400 dollars to upgrade my computer. I know what some of you are thinking. Seriously? Is this guy for real? There are starving CHILDREN out there, people who are dying of disease, losing loved ones in shootings and car accidents, being killed and raped by their own government...the list goes on and on...and my life is shit because I can't upgrade my computer? for a GAME? Now now, that's being a little extreme right? no, it's true. People don't know what they have until it's gone. Now this doesn't mean you're not allowed to indulge in yourself every once in a while. Just because there are starving people, does that mean it's wrong for you to enjoy your 3 or 4 course meal out with your family? No. Just be thankful for what you have and cherish it all. Don't take it for granted. Should I not upgrade my computer? No, I will. In due time. But there are more important things in my life right now, and it took me getting ready to lose it before I realized what I really had. I have somethings I don't ever want to lose: My future wife, My mind, My talent, and most of all, my budding and ever expanding life.

Today's question is more of a self fulfilled question. You don't have to post if you don't want to. I just want everyone to take a moment and think about something that they may take for granted. A mother, a father, their favorite meal, their pets, their siblings, hell even their luxurious items like video games and books. Take a moment and thank who ever made it possible. Hug your mother and or father, thank them for giving you the life you have. Hug your boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse or partner and tell them you love them and are thankful for everything they ever do for you. Don't lose something important to you before it's too late to realize how important it is.