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Procrastination is a defense mechanism

Procrastination is a defense mechanism

Procrastination is a defense mechanism

When I heard “procrastination is a defense mechanism” I sat down and gave it some thought. Because I always figured that avoiding doing something was just because you didn’t want to do it. But I never really thought about the reasoning behind why I didn’t didn’t want to do something. I just figured that motivation had ups and downs.

But if I take “procrastination is a defense mechanism” as a frame to my actions, I can get a totally different perspective. Perhaps the fear of failure is bigger than the drive to succeed. And their sizes fluctuate so from time to time I will want to move forward and other times I will want to stand still.

Procrastination is a defense mechanism or is it?

My logic then also becomes an excuse. Because if you take actions that don’t bring forth any results, you will stop said actions. It’s only logical to do so. But true drive forces you to keep going even if the results you want don’t come in the way you want them to. The fear of the results never coming can deter me for a small period of time but I will get back on my grind.

So being stubborn helps me to fight my fear. I am more scared of being stuck in routine than I am of failing. But I do get tired of failing, so I do believe you need some time to rest up before you get back in it. To me, that’s not procrastinating its just resting up before standing up.

But make sure you fell first before you start resting. Don’t just start resting before even taking a step towards your goal. Do you agree with that? Watch the full spoken word poem here:

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Thanks for coming and have a good day.

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Motivation 101 Keep going

Motivation 101 Keep going

Motivation 101 Keep going

The key phrase for motivation 101 keep going is You can do it. There is this invisible wall keeping you from your dreams. What if I told you that this invisible wall was invisible because it wasn’t there. It was nothing more than your own imagination and the only thing really stopping you is your fear of said wall.

A lot of people let that fear stop them from even verifying if the wall is really there. Never let the fear of a wall you haven’t verified keep you from reaching your goals. Take that first step towards your dream. Then take another after that. Slowly build up your steps till you finally realize that this wall people kept telling you about is nothing more than a myth.

Motivation 101 Keep going because you have to.

And the growth you went through to get this far is something worth more than a simple goal. And if there ever is an obstacle in your way, I promise you that its nothing more than your own shadow telling you that the light is too bright. Or perhaps you realize that the form and shape of your goal aren’t what you want it to be. And the panic from that realization makes you not want to get any closer. Or perhaps you realize that the number of steps you need to take will ask for more than you are willing to sacrifice.

If that is the case … you never wanted it bad enough to begin it. You never really desired it because if your goal is all you ever wanted than nothing is too precious to be left behind. Excuses are for the weak and those who cherish comfort over success.

So keep going and reach that goal you set. This was my class “motivation 101 keep going” now watch the spoken word poetry video to get the full blast of what I’m saying:

If you enjoyed motivation 101 keep going I am sure that you will enjoy the rest of the videos on my Youtube channel. And don’t forget that I published a new poetry and art book called Pulse. Thanks for coming and have a great day.

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I hate myself

I hate myself

I hate myself

This world is a very dark place filled with a lot of negativity and misplaced anger. All of this negative energy tends to swirl around goodness. And some people tend to get lost in the dark. They tend to lose themselves in the dark and all the negativity. Till they reach a point where they say “I hate myself”.

There are several ways the negativity touches people. Some get depressed, others go through an eating disorder. There are more mental diseases than I dare mention in this post. The one I was afflicted with was depression. Depression is a disease that follows you around relentlessly until it finally breaks you. Some try to dilute the stress of depression with drugs. Others try to fight it with their own powers. I belong to the latter and I try to incorporate the depression into my life as best I can.

I hate myself because I am not who I want to be.

But it still trickles into my life in a way that I can’t control it. And I hate that about myself. Because my self-worth is tied to who I am. And who I am is then linked to my appearance. And trying to control my appearance is one hell of a task. A lot of people go through this because they feel that their looks are what defines them to the world.

So they want to control the definition. Fasting, throwing up, extreme exercise, steroids, protein shakes and a lot more. All of these and a lot more are mere tools people use in their attempt to control their appearance. They want to turn “I hate myself” into “I love myself” but they always forget that loving yourself should come from within and not be based on what you look like.

Because looks fade. This is my spoken word attempt to show you what it feels like to deal with all of this as I go through life.

If you enjoyed this piece I am sure you will love my new poetry and art book Pulse. And don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel to stay up to date on everything.

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The power of words

The power of words

The power of words

People often forget the power of words. This world revolves around the power of words. Be they on paper, spoken or digitally, words are a driving force behind most things. The aspect I wanted to address with this spoken word poem was the power of words in a day to day situation. In any relationship there are ups and downs. Moments filled with joy and happiness and others filled with strife and anger.

Words have the tendency to fly out a bit faster and bit more “spicy” when spoken in anger. Because you want to react in a way that hurts the other party in an equal measure to how you have been hurt. The power of words is that when you say them they are out there and they don’t disappear even after your emotions have calmed down.

Never forget The power of words.

“I hate you” or “I hope you die” are the ones that when thrown out have no way of making their way back into nothingness. Teenagers often forget this fact and throw these words around as if they are nothing more than empty words that have no impact. But I am here to tell you that your words do have an impact. Sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt you. That’s a concept a lot of people try to cling to. Knowing full well that it’s not true.

Bullying and spewing hatred is something that lasts a lot longer than a hit to the face. Pain fades over time but emotional scars tend to fester the longer you leave them. A beautiful world is one where people respect the power of their own words. And take the consequences of their words as they are instead of their own romantic view of it.

If you enjoyed my poem about the power of words I am sure you will enjoy my latest poetry book called Pulse. And don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel. Thanks for coming and have yourself a good day.

Get your copy of my poetry and art book Pulse here:

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Double Standard

Double Standard

Double Standard

There is this thing when it comes to artists that are very interesting. It’s the concept of people liking an artist only when they are complete strangers to them. People have this tendency to see the artists close to them as nothing but mere hobbyists. Which is ok in a way, but the issue is that people tend to treat their artist/friend as a secondary artist who doesn’t need support.

Because well, they aren’t famous. That is the only difference between the unknown and the known. Often times the friend/artist has some amazing content but because they aren’t famous they don’t get that share. They don’t get that like. Now mind you, this is also due to the algorithm of a lot of websites that host their content.

There is a Double Standard in Art

Those websites prefer to “push” already famous content. And those two factors combined to create the Double standard I am talking about. People will often only share what has already been shared, like what has already been liked. Not even considering the fact that their friend/artist needs those likes and shares as well.

I have been an artist for a long time now and I can tell you from my own personal experiences that artists like me get no “love”. I get a few likes, rarely a comment and I would have to instruct people to share. Which is all very interesting because everyone “loves” my art … or so they say. But writers like me have to get their support from strangers. And that’s where you come in … so thank you for the support.

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Take your time

Take your time

Take your time

I have heard this said more than a few times. And. I’ve always thought it was an interesting saying. Because time at the end of the day isn’t a concept you can actually take a hold of. But what if we used a bit of imagination and created a world where time was something you could take a hold of. Then someone saying take your time would make actual sense.

With this poem, I tried to create a library where all your expectations, experiences and thoughts were translated into books. And those books were, of course, your responsibility. You would have to do your very best to make sure the books are worth reading.

Take your time as if it was on a shelf.

You would also be responsible for who takes out the books as the librarian. So what if I then told you to take your time. Would you try to create a new book with your definition of time? Or would you build an entirely new wing where you put all the valuable moments in your life and then take that as your time?

For me, I would create a book where I put in all my achievements and define that as my time. Because in my mind the value of time is often defined as what is achieved within said time. I all ways believe that results are the key to reaching your dreams. So control the content of your books and make sure that your bookshelves are filled with quality all the way through.

If you liked my spoken word poem about the saying “take your time” then I am sure you will love my new book called Pulse. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel on YouTube for the latest updates. Thanks for reading have a good day.

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It won't stop raining in my mind

It won’t stop raining in my mind

It won’t stop raining in my mind

Time isn’t always a friend to me. People love saying that time heals wounds, but I know for a fact that it’s not true. Depression is a wound that only gets bigger with time. And yes I just called depression a wound because that is what it is to me. It’s this injury to your mind that got brought on by life or a chemical imbalance.

But this state of being is a constant. And for most of us, it is a defining point in our day to day life. As for me, I try to work around my depression though. I try to be ok in the rain and enjoy the sunshine that makes it way through the raindrops.

It won’t stop raining in my mind because depression refuses to leave me.

Sometimes it’s really hard to appreciate the sunshine though. Due to the constant rainfall, I tend to start thinking perhaps it’s better to stay in. Stay in where it’s warm, where I won’t get wet and I don’t have to explain to people why I brought rain to their pure sunshine. And that’s not all, because it won’t stop raining in my mind it somehow influences my energy. Too tired to wade my way through these tears. I would rather just stay in and keep this tired body in where it won’t have to be made excuses for as to why it’s always sleepy and tired.

It won’t stop raining in my mind and that’s what depression feels like. I’ve been dealing with it for so long that I just accepted the rain. And I just give it time for the rain to subside to a slight drizzle.

What does your depression feel like?

Here is my spoken word poem about depression and how I deal with it.

If you enjoy poetry you can buy my new book Pulse. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more spoken word poetry videos. Thanks for coming and make sure you come back for more.

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Moving on after a breakup

Moving on after a breakup

Moving on after a breakup

This right here ‘Moving on after a breakup’ is one of those pieces that you write as therapy. One of those poems that help give you the insight into what you’re feeling and what you’re going through. Might even help you understand the pain and where it comes from and why you are in the situation. Love is tricky, so much so that people make millions writing books about it, movies about it and songs about it.

A relationship is even more complicated because of the mixing of two whole lives. Trying to merge two situations into one and having them sync completely is rare. Due to the fact that people tend to want the situation a certain way. And when they can’t get that situation, when they can’t force the situation to be what they want it to be, often times people step out. Because being in a situation that isn’t beneficial to you isn’t something people want.

The world can be pretty dark while Moving on after a breakup.

It’s coming to terms with reality and accepting the consequences of your actions that’s really hard for most people. That’s why moving on after a breakup is so hard because you have to truly believe that this new reality is the one that is right for you. So many of us just don’t want to embrace the fact that the love you invested so much time and energy into is no more. And the new situation without the love you so wanted is hard.

Moving on after a breakup can be pretty easy though. All you have to do is just find relief in other things. Find distraction in your passion. And if you find that your life is empty without that love … your life needs some work.

If you liked moving on after a breakup, I am sure that you will enjoy the rest of the spoken word pieces on my channel as well. So don’t forget to subscribe and thanks for coming. And keep in mind I have a poetry book available as well. 

Trying to be good

Trying to be good

Trying to be good

The world is a heavy place, it’s a dark place filled with a lot of negativity. And with the birth of the internet, all that darkness has found a safe way to find some light.  The concept of being a troll has given a lot of haters the space to free all their disgust with people who are enjoying life.

But in real life, there are these rules and unwritten laws that society tends to abide by. People often don’t even realize that they are following said rules. Treating women like objects, eating food you know is bad for you. Enjoying the benefits of systemic racism. It’s so very easy to get lost in becoming a part of this bad system.

Trying to be good in a bad world is a hard thing to do.

So you have to wake up from the spell this world puts on you. You have to actually try to break free from being a bad influence on the world. Trying to be good in a bad world is a hard thing. Because it often means that you’re going against the norm. You have to actually try to be good, or else you will never see for yourself how your actions perpetuate a system that is slowly destroying your mind and our world.

Growth is a part of life, but so many times people tend to want to be comfortable rather than growing. They want everything to stay the same, so they don’t have to work on being better. Which to me is a very sad thing, because a sea without waves will rot.

This was a beautiful collab with an amazing poet. I loved the way we came together to give this concept form. If you liked this spoken word poetry collaboration, I am sure you will enjoy the rest of the videos on my Youtube Channel, so don’t forget to subscribe. And keep in mind that I also have a poetry book for sale. Thanks for coming and have a great week.

Hope Vs. Hopeless

Hope Vs. Hopeless

Hope Vs. Hopeless

Love, pain, time, passion, sadness … all of these have this secret red thread that combines them together. And that’s hope because hope is the one thing that humanity has created to ensure they keep going even in the darkest of times. The only issue is that hope is a beautiful thing, but if you lose it, its perceived as a very dangerous thing.

For me, hopelessness is the one thing you need in your mind to keep it clear and logical. Hope vs. hopeless is a fight for the ages. And the ages have shown us that people believe in hope to such a degree they linked it to their deities. Hopelessness is often linked to mythical tormentors. Hope, however, in my opinion, tends to delude people into thinking that the world is a beautiful place that will always work out.

Hope Vs. Hopeless is reality versus fantasy.

Hope vs. hopelessness is in a way a translation of believing in things will work out vs. being logical and or cynical. Protecting yourself from possibilities you don’t want, creating a mental state where outcomes you find undesirable are deemed bad, are all setups where you will get disappointed. And that’s why hope is a dangerous thing, but when you find yourself befriending hopelessness you will understand that the world will fail you. Life will throw changes at you that you don’t like and if you had hope, you will hate those changes.

Hope vs. hopeless was another amazing spoken word poetry collaboration that really pushed my pen to do some amazing work. I loved the concept and execution of this one. If you liked this poem I am sure you will enjoy the rest of my videos on my Youtube Channel so don’t forget to subscribe. And if you are so inclined I also have a poetry book you might like. I have a new one in the works. Thanks for coming and be back for more.

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