What’s it take to land on your feet
No matter where life leads
Be it town or city
Jungle of fields strung together
Tenement filled with crime or the clutter of suburban sprawled malls
Joy in the bucket of the soul
People to share in life
Appreciation for the simple things
Recognizing the moments when Divine breaks in
Getting over
Getting on
Coming through whatever comes along
Life is better shared with people who enjoy you
Rest and quiet
Synchronicity
Doing good where good can be done
Laying aside the hindering past
Let your joy be full in the presence of Love
God means it to be good
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If a friend will not take up your cause
Or risk their own comfort for your survival
If they leave you alone in distress
Only take from you what is easy and gainful
Won’t walk even the first mile in less than perfect weather
Best you know soon and walk on alone
Keep up acquaintance
But hold your heart and your secrets
For the true blue
Who love you in the good
Stand by when darkness threatens overhead
Friends to be trusted with the heart are so rare
When found
Lock arms and shelter
Give your best in their worst
Be all you desire in a friend
Even if someone you do right
Does wrong along the way
If you’ve given love’s treasures
They are sure to find the path back
Sow with reaping in view

The heart needs a safe circle
With those in it whom wish it well
To care and love and do good to one another
Sharing the joys and blows
It’s a moving thing
The sphere of trust
Friends move in and out during the seasons tumults
Few stay as near as we wish
For life pushes us with time and distance
When we realize a page had turned
Hearts still care
Yet clearly things are different
We can be thankful for each moment shared
Look with expectancy for the new possibilities ahead
With gratitude knowing that if we stay open and willing
In time our circle will again be joined
By the friends we can walk with through what lies ahead

We buy ahead on the life we think we want
Looking into the days ahead
As though our crystal ball was so clear
To show us what will be when the payments are made
The life we imagine is likely too big or too small
For what we need when we take the deed
Certain to be different on the day we arrive
Keys in hand, do we pull into the drive
Or put a sign in the yard
Consult the stars
To know who we will be
Once the seasons roll again
The sports car gives a thrill
Gets there fast
Only room for two
Old couples erect mansions
Fill them full of treasure
Collected in a life so temporary
The passages
No matter how well we think we’ve planned to navigate
Can close in like caves
Or leave us out on display
In a glass house with no shade
Whether we prefer things settled
Leave them open to the end
Our vision is marred by generations
Behind and ahead
Cluttered with dreams unfulfilled
Those yet to live

What is the price to move on up
To the Room with a View
Overlooking a body of water,
Or a lodge where the river runs through?
Will a soul be sold to sit in a box above a field of play
To taste higher quality food,
Walk in better brands of shoes?
To access seats at the tables of power
Lie between silk sheets,
Take part in meetings with sheiks.
Climbers who scale the social strata
Some with work and ideas,
Others with leveraged beauty
Words of cleverness bending the right ears.
Is the hustle worth it?
Or is contentment with a simple life under encouraged?
Seek your passions!
Take what you can!
Grab the golden ring and hold on to all you have!
Those who become rich or who seek it’s pleasure, fall into the temptations of fear
Of falling back into places of non-existence in the courts of power filled men
Or being forced into the drudgery of frugal livings lowly din
Snares, snares like drums pound away in the mind
Drawing those beats and hearts away from the central principles of life.

Start to run
Shoe comes untied
Good intention wants to melt
Going in a strong direction
Met by a wailing wind
Pushing hard against the grain left in me
Words of doubt intentionally mean
Grind my head in disbelief
Pavement pounding
Each step distance from defeat
The devil inside of mortal mouths
Speaking lies that tear at innocent identity
Spit the poison
Swallow truths anecdote
Jump in the water pull arms and legs into strong strokes
Overcoming an everyday affair
Once you come out the gates of life
The enemies see you as fair game
Gain strength
Protect the weak
Keep your soul covered
Stay low
Push back
Survival favors the meek