Friday, January 20, 2012

Embrace the Unknown, OPEN your BOX of reality!

The reality you live in is a fortressed box of your own design. This is not good nor bad, but can feel as such to you, depending on your point of perspective. Whether you are aware of this or not makes no difference. It is still there. Your brain will viscously defend these fortress walls to the bitter end, filtering experiences and only granting entrance to what YOU have programmed 'your box' to allow. Should something slip through, past that guarded gate, it will not be hailed as an amazing wonder, but usually an invader to be repelled or expelled. Now you know why, should the day come you see something right before your eyes far beyond what you believe possible, you may react in a totally unexpected manner. If you ever find yourself there, whether by chance or persistence, heed this: DELIGHT in the uncertain, EMBRACE the unknown, SEIZE YOUR MOMENT. Hold Fast! And above all, DON'T PANIC!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Oh, the Women You'll Know!

If Dr Seuss wrote a book on women:

"Oh, the Women You'll Know!"

Oh all you women with your complications
more confusing and illusive than treaties of nations!
You can't push too hard, you can't tug too light,
you have to do everything perfect...just right.
One minuscule step, and you've gone too far!
Don't show any pep and you're no longer her star,
and all this for what? A kiss and a tumble?
Some pulling of hair, some make ups, more rumbles?
Some starry eyed stares, some tempting sweet touch?
Don't you think just for that all the work is too much?!
But we men keep trying, keep getting addicted,
all twisted and blistered confused and conflicted,
to keep finding that magic, that candle that burns,
only to have it blown out, when the magic it turns,
into madness again, and you wonder just why
you got into this mess, so then you just cry,
because now you hate each other, both throwing stones
why on earth didn't the both of us just stay ALONE!

- the Blackout in the Hat -

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Twas the Morning After Drunkenness

"Twas the Morning After Drunkenness"

Twas the morning after Drunkenness, and all were awake
cleaning up all the crap, throwing out stale cake.
And now it's all over ,and what have we left?
Some old Christmas trees, massive credit card debt?
One lady I'm told, got decked in the face
for not having the item a coupon did state
would make someone happy, placed under a tree
when happiness of course, comes not materially.
It comes from within, from deep in the heart,
you don't need a Lamborghini, or Pokemon to take part.
Now I'm not saying that those things, are evil or bad,
But if you think joy's only from stuff, well that's pretty sad,
because then you are one of them, the zombie consumers
who keep buying stuff to fill holes in in spirit tumors
It isn't the stuff, that really makes you smile,
it's what is in you, what you've had all the while.
So try and remember, YOU carry your own honey
deep within your heart, not in your wallet with money
and then you can have all the things that you want
because you don't need them, it's an ironic taunt
but once you do get it, and surely you will
EVERY day is a holiday, EVERY moment a thrill!

- Blackout