I sat by the ocean and questioned the moon about my destiny.
I revealed to it that I was beginning to feel smaller compared to others,
Because the more secrets of the universe I would unlock,
The smaller in size I became.
I didn’t understand why I wasn’t feeling larger instead of smaller.
I thought that seeking Truth was what was required of us all –
To show us the way, not to make us feel lost,
Up against the odds,
In a devilish game partitioned by
An invisible wall.
Then the next morning,
A bird appeared at my window, just as the sun began
Spreading its yolk over the horizon.
It remained perched for a long time,
Gazing at me intently, to make sure I knew I wasn’t dreaming.
Then its words gently echoed throughout my mind,
‘The world you are in –
Is the true hell.
The journey to Truth itself
Is what quickens the heart to become lighter.
The lighter the heart, the purer it is.
The purer the heart, the closer to light it becomes.
And the heavier the heart,
The more chained to this hell
It will remain.’
And just like that, it flew off towards the sun,
Leaving behind a tiny feather.
So I picked it up,
And fastened it to a toothpick,
To dip into ink
And write my name.
My insecurities are enflamed; and, I can’t reach out in fear of looking selfish. Please walk me through a purification and cleansing of my heart. Like falling snow, make me feel wholesome and brand new. I’m weary and feeling insufficient. It may just be what he’s feeling. This may be the sadness he’s carrying. The lies are just obnoxiously in my face. Please stop them.
I heard a man, a father, on a YouTube kids video, tell him son….. Not to pick a certain toy because that particular toy “was for girls”.
That got me thinking. This black man is telling his boy he can’t have a toy that girls “typically” use for play.
Some white mom tells her daughter to keep her purse close because criminals are often black males? How are these two scenarios different?
This is how we teach sexism, descrimination, and division to our children. This is how we pass down segregation to our future… And the hate continues.
An individual is going to be different from BOTH parents. This individual has a God-Given RIGHT to choose for him/herself. Along the way: individuals, adults, media, many different stimuli, will try and influence.
Of all that’s influential, why the fuck (excuse my French but this has me boiling) would a parent choose to limit his /her child’s growth, identity, social inclusion, diverse acceptance, and enriched future by disallowed a toy a girl usually has. Why would a parent choose to be a negative influence.
To all of you bitching “it’s just one toy” or “It’s not that serious”…
You’re apart of the problem. It takes one lesson to learn bullshit nonsense. It takes one instance for hate to be planted into a child….
The crowd erupted into cheers and birthday wishes, as Lainey and Logan entered the room. The twins have been best friends since birth ; and this year they celebrate the beginning of year 35. The cascades were a success, everything smoothly fell into place. It’s exactly what these birthday kids needed, after a long tough year in and out of the hospital.
Concept: To write everything and anything that comes to mind about the Daily Random Word.
It can be incomplete thoughts listed, a short story, a personal story, personal reflection, memories, whatever you want it to be. The idea is to get everything out. Once you’ve done that, you can return to these posts and use the ideas in your writing.