Thought I’d be the one to share this with you,
This night has never been blue,
It’s always been dark and black,
And it feels like I’m on the attack,
If this is nothing but the truth then that’s good enough,
Cuz at least it’s better than hiding,
And we all know how good you are at that,
If there’s something to say and to speak,
I hope it comes out of a place of need.
It took two to get here,
Two stories to tell,
Two crimes to commit.
Yeah in the end I feel it’s just one,
One More Night,
One more crime,
One last time,
Is never the end of this ride.
Everyone has got to have a reason,
To make that movie again,
To get to filming,
To get to remembering..
I can’t lock this away anymore,
And pretend like you don’t hear me at
I think I have to stay,
But it’s because I want to.
I think you have two more friends,
And two more places you can still go,
I think you have 2 sins you hate,
And two directions you can go,
I know this night had to be fast,
Trying to find you,
Trying to stay a little bit longer,
But the two hardest things in life,
Is everything that has to do with making
So leave this place,
But don’t try to pretend and stay,
And if you try to run away,
I hope you have two more reasons,
Why that place was never good enough,
And, while you’re on the run..
There’s two more times,
For two more crimes,
They are fear and regret,
And I think more than twice
They will try to come back again,
But this is where I need you,
To be the better friend.
Real time thoughts. If you have been following or just started. I have been behind on my own creative dreams. 60 Days of poetry was( and is) in real time too. This is now( which is past the 60 days) This is today, and today is all we have.
I got the news,
The news of today.
I got to many hangups with
I chose and did,
Wrong and long.
How did you hike it,
Did you alone?
Its hard to embrace the present, but that is the only way to move forward.
Embracing where you are.
Now that the day is ended,
And I have surrendered.
What will I lay down?
What will I paint this town?
Red, for victory?
Cause blood is all that matters.
Green, for inexperience,
Or for go, or for fast,
Or do I have what will last?
I ran fast. I did sweat.
I am listless now
Over making lists.
Try it on.
A yoke that is easy,
What kind of scandal is that?
A life that costs nothing doesn’t
Seem worthy of living.
But now meaning comes from
Cause I am not getting this time
Supergirl, Season 3
What kind of fight can there
The Flash is faster,
But so thin is this
Am I really giving it my all?
Or am I caught up in the fall?
I mean, October 2007,
That was no open heaven.
Those doors were shut,
That mask was in the rut.
I put it off and put it on,
But I could not escape
Those wrath filled prayers,
And those God awful blue chairs.
I was there, and you weren’t,
So you can’t write about it like
It is easy to understand.
I am the one living with me,
And sometimes I don’t like
What I see.
I mean, not with looks, or
Even with weight, or even
With the gold on the plate.
No, money hasn’t found me,
Neither has fame,
But when I drive I still
I mean, I see it.
So, this is Monday
But so is everyday.
A new beginning for
Cause I got a chance to take,
And that is no mistake.
I got today, and that’s
All I can say.
I have this bias towards film. And is something that has been expressed over and over on this blog. 2008 was really the first year I started trying movie reviews. I had a whole post on Lars and the Real Girl. It was the summer of Get Smart, Iron Man, The Hulk, exc.
When I was in the elementary school days we lived across the street from Carmike 10 in Fort Collins. Right next to Horsetooth Lanes. I think it called Chipper lanes now. Those years were spent waiting in line to see Star Wars remixed or whatever. I was 10. I had this keen awareness then as I do now that films came out and people watched them no matter what financial situation they were in. Movies were the ultimate place to gather no matter what. I am sure in desperate times people would sneak into movies.
Movies still play this role in my life. I think as a believer you view it differently and yet the same as others. I think as believers we have more opportunity to see where people are at and observe what they believe. We live in a glorious tension because not everything needs to be seen. However, the protest syndrome, over certain films like Beauty and the Beast( of which I still need to see) also gag all of us because the uproar from believers just seems somewhat inane and hypocritical. I don’t want to go off on all of that right now. Plenty of us watch Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Plenty of us( myself included) got way into Breaking Bad. All of these are questionable in their ethics and graphic material. I am a fan of good story telling and realities that come with them, but you do have to weigh if seeing the complexity of evil transcends seeing evil in a way that is not worth just seeing the good story..yikes..complicated( to be continued)
The lines last night were long. The lines were long when I saw Spider-Man. The lines were long when me the homeboys from work saw Baby Driver. The lines have always been long. So what is the point? Are we just checking out? Is depression really taking over so that most people just numb out and 1 and every 5 films has the mental illness thread? Is the Time’s Magazine article that just came out warning us that medicine isn’t working even if we want it to? What is going on?
I am loud about one thing. And how loud is based on how hungry. God satisfies. God replaces what we think does and puts Himself in the center of our desires. If one message needs to be preached more it is the bread of life, the living water..
You need food and God gives it, but what you really need is Him. People are hungry. Hungry for truth. Hungry for risk. Hungry for adventure. Life has become fearfully and wonderfully complex!
You think its wrong to crave story when you are just getting started but the subtext of all drama and tragedy is that God is the source of healing. We will pay an endless amount of money on whatever we think will do the trick.
Isaiah 55:2 “Why do you spend…?…on what doesn’t satisfy.”
I am not after the one answer to fix it all because God does give us the choice to choose how to spend our money and how many long lines to stand in. Please don’t be counting down to black Friday where you inevitably will spend less time with your family shopping for a big screen television. You don’t need it. But what do you need?