Paradigm Shift


These are the things I think of at the thought of your death
Holding my head up higher than confident skyscrapers
Responsibility, the new modifier
Noble health: my new moniker

You're the shadiest adversary never asked for
But since you live I shall not fear your imprisonment
Beating you unmercifully a famed conclusion
This disease has long overstayed its welcome
It is late; my children need me to tuck them in bed
My residence in dismay
Why oh why do you refuse to dissolve on your own?
Diffuse to systemic ranks with a heartless cascade
Epidemic the rampant outcome of not keeping you encased

Open this heart up to paradigm shift
Allow my education to triumph with stoic strength
Uplift the lost, create sight for the blind
Berate skeptics, insinerate obstacles
Rewrite the hated chapters
A story in the making must be told one day
Obsessed with the notion of not growing old and weary
Rebuilding young minds to enrich life spans
If man can see, man can touch
Physically I'm weak but my soul spans miles
Many will seek the tainted hill with painted green grass
A flock elects a shepherd who orchestrates trust
Speak wisdom so my naked seeds can sprout in fertile soil
With sickness deflamed, we shape-shift into marvels

The cure reformatted.


Rivers Don't Bleed They Run

Rivers don't bleed they run
My Grandfather's son your circumstances I treasured
Steadfast inspiration with accolades, aspiring to be the next
Surviving past pleasantries hopefully outperform recent trials
Time together undeniable, a male figure to help mold
Severing the flock a by-product of an irresponsible agenda
This communication holds no tirade yet a proposal to revive
Reverse these altercations, redeem the role model I request
In sickness and death lie the cowardly gestures you possessed
Learning that many float on, but family a sheltered rock
The lessons being taught teach me to heartlessly sell stock
When it doesn't perform well...
I know well, peaks and throughs involve
Any long term bond I've ever held
Any real relationship I've ever known
Wishing I could say I salute you in this blinded path
But my trek to Fatherhood intoxicates me with the truth
When struggle infiltrates love, a need to bleed profusely
Conquer discomfort with character, persevere with passion
Outlast temporary with timeless will, preserve with soul
Don't allow the ebbs and flows to mark the sand with sediments
A leader stands tall when the health of a tribe appears short
I promise I will take these broken footsteps with a grain
And toss them in the silo with all nefarious examples
My embankment of faith must not erode with the current
I will bleed for my blood, for you can't guarantee the same
Because rivers don't bleed
They run