A Vision

Pull me in
Drag me out
Push me to my limits
Take me out of my comfort zone
For this is where I thrive
Growth is where I reside
Stagnant energy is my demise
Always learning
Forever forward
Looking back is unproductive
Looking ahead is endless turmoil
I can only act now, act today
I look within and find my truth
I share my truth with others
And in turn, I learn theirs
When combined
A new vision grows
A collective vision
A vision for a better world
A vision in sync with life itself
A vision that supports
A vision that guides
A vision that bonds
A vision that strengthens

Jojo

Begin Anew

Revisit your truths
For they need reminding
Revisit your faults
For they require compassion
Revisit your pain
For it requires understanding
Do not dwell, but objectively observe
Accept, make peace, watch, and learn
We are ever growing, ever changing
Like water we flow
Like trees we grow
Like leaves we fall, we decay
This is universal
This is unchanged
All humans are but the same
The same in death
Return to the earth
Begin anew
You are eternal glory
Cycling through

Jojo

Nuances

Give me strength
Beam me up
Bring me high
Up above reality
Behind the façade
I see so much purity
But we disguise
We hide
We run in fear
We curse this life we lead
When only yesterday
We blessed it
These are the nuances
They have been told for eons
For you are never safe
When you are confined
To a steady, unyielding constant
It is only in the waves
That the ship takes its course

Jojo

Average Rut

It makes me weak
Makes me drown
“Becoming normal”
Drowning in the mundane
Stuck in an average rut
Can’t find the exit sign
Show me the way out
Take me to the sweet bliss
Of a world laced with ecstasy
Days optimistic
Nights pessimistic
Back and forth
Up and down
Did I choose this ride?
Did I buy the ticket?
Can I ever get off?
Is this it?

Jojo

Sunshine

He is
The human embodiment
Of joyous sunshine
Way up high
As if strung up
To the heavens themselves
He is
The bright side
That surmounts the darkness
Reflecting light and grace
Back to anyone
Who gazes upon him

Jojo