Motel

Motel by Steven Lewis

Picture Taken By: Steven Lewis

More of the old, less of the new,

Multiply the rust and deplete the class.

Merge the ancient and the antique few,

Masticate the mildew, break the glass.

Open the windows.

Organize the chaos.

Obstinately clean all the pillows,

Orate all the way to Barbados.

Tell the truth in love.

Telepathically fulfill every need.

Think over and above.

Take life at top speed.

Even out the disagreement,

Eventually it’ll come to and end.

Evacuate all the vehemence.

Emphatically take care of every friend.

Lay off the hate,

Layer on the compassion.

Live without fate,

Love with passion.

It’s the art of the motel.

 

Don’t Just

 

Photo By Jeff Sheldon

Picture Taken By: Jeff Sheldon

Don’t just stand there,

Do what you love.

Don’t just fool around here,

Your life is a gift from above.

With every breath,

With every move:

Believe there is a path,

Know you have nothing to lose.

 

Mountains

Misty Mountains by Forrest Cavale

Picture Taken By: Forrest Cavale

Mountains cannot climb themselves,

Anymore than a piano can tune itself.

Mountains cannot move themselves,

Anymore than a statue can take a step.

Mountains cannot break apart,

Anymore than the earth can stop spinning.

Mountains cannot do anything,

But teach us how to climb.

 

Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon by Austin Ban

Picture Taken By: Austin Ban

I stood taller than the mountains,

I have a life without doubting.

My wings are spread and

I don’t need a hot air balloon to reach the clouds.

Tell me what your ambitions are,

Tell me what you want to see,

I’ll take you there:

We don’t need a hot air balloon.

It isn’t about how high you can climb,

It’s about how hard you strive.

Life is about flying, and living to the fullest.

It’s like riding a hot air balloon.

 

Refresh

Oranges by Brian Jimenez

Picture Taken By: Brian Jimenez

The shade below is grey,

Marked with citrus scent and emerald moss.

The breeze howls like a dove,

And the sunshine prowls from above.

I pick an orange every day

And find new pleasure in the display.

Peeling the skin back, I bite into the flesh

And smile at it’s refresh.

 

The Way of Love

Tools by Todd Quackenbush

Picture Taken By: Todd Quackenbush

You can’t fix your heart with a hammer and nails.

Can’t glue it back together like those fishing rails.

It works back together over time, like something on an anvil.

Just standstill.

It’ll be tough, like a new glove,

But in time it’ll soften up.  This is the way of love.

You’ll have to pull your feelings out of the fire,

If it’s true love you want to acquire.

Worlds Apart

people by charlie foster

Picture Taken By: Charlie Foster

How did it come to this?

We’re so close – but worlds apart.

It broke with words of hatred,

Our relationship cracked to the roots.

Our love used to be bliss,

It’s no longer a matter of the heart.

Our past is now jaded.

And I wish our love again from my head to my boots.

Tell me how to fix it,

And I promise I’ll swallow my pride.

Don’t Be Afraid

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Picture Taken By: Daniel Ruswick

It wasn’t my business, really.

But you stood on that beach

And didn’t move an inch freely.

I swear the sand sucked you in like a leech.

Too afraid,  your feet stuck in movable cement -

You didn’t ever catch a wave.

I know how well you meant:

But you let fear take you to the grave.

Embrace it.

Follow through with your aspiration.

Let your dream catch fire and light.

Don’t be afraid of what you can’t see in the midst of hesitation.

A Quiet Speed of Life

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Picture Taken By: Caleb George Morris

Speed – how fast we move.

How long it takes you to get in the lead.

How quick you can get somewhere.

It’s what makes up our lives here.

Quiet – too little noise.

Time alone to enjoy.

A schedule of clean slate.

It’s what our lives need in this state.

Slow down your speed,

Make time for the quiet

In this life.

Hurricane

hurricane

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I was a hurricane when you found me.

Destroying everything in my sight,

Spinning in circles until I got too dizzy.

I was just a wreck.

But you took everything

And made it something.

I’m lost without you,

You’re everything that’s true.

Tell me how this can be,

Tell me how you could ever love me.

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