Virtuosity 11.11

Where words become worlds…

Archive for the month “September, 2014”

Tenants to Utopia

Another one of my 100 word responses…

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Always
Do nothing,
Because change
Is scary. It’s a foray into the unknown that can threaten and harm.

Always
Be silent,
Because when no one knows what you
Think,
It cannot be challenged.

Always
Be normal,
Because being
Original
Makes you vulnerable to criticism.

Always
Listen to others,
Because your own
Thoughts
Have no value or worth.

Always
Be ignorant,
Because knowing
Means you must do something, and that violates rule #1.

Always
Be controlled.
Because acting out on your own
Makes you a threat.

Always
Resist change
Because suffering
Is familiar.
It is what we are used to doing.

Keeping Promises

I started taking up the 100 Word Weekly Challenge on Laurence Simon’s bloggy.  This week’s challenge was “Always.”  Although I wrote two other pieces for this challenge, this one is my favorite.

Enjoy!

Keeping Promises

The tumor on my back has grown so large that it hurts to even breath, much less move a muscle.  It feeds off of my body – dissolving tissues and draining my blood until I’ve nothing left.  Its weight, as it grows and grows, crushes my bones and leaves me a crippled husk.

This is the cost of my promise.  Years ago, when the tumor was broken and helpless, I gave way to pity, which became adoration.

“I promise that I will love and cherish you forever.  I will never leave you.”

“Always?”

“Always.”

I’m a person who keeps my promises.

Key to the Pearly Gates of Heaven

I started taking up the 100 Word Weekly Challenge on Laurence Simon’s bloggy.  This week’s challenge was “Guard.”  Hope you enjoy it!

The Key to the Pearly Gates of Heaven

I cut out my heart and placed it in a stone tower surrounded by high walls.  It was safely hidden inside a locked box; camouflaged by lucid dreams and harsh realities.  Fiercely guarded by fear and shielded from the world, it could never be hurt.  Time and apathy hardened my tower walls.

When I died, I prostrated my soul in front of Saint Peter’s gates and said, “Here!  Here, I have the key!”

I proudly took out my box, coveted for over a lifetime, and withdrew my heart.  It disintegrated in my hand; rotted from within through years of neglect.

 

Crystalizing Life

Life is like a crystal made from many facets. When we get stuck, it’s best to try to see things through a different face; gaining a different perspective. Sometimes, the only way to see things through different eyes is by trying on different personas of ourselves or…. by asking other people. By asking others, we gain the opportunity to see things in different ways, through their outside perspectives.

Understanding multiple perspectives helps us find the solutions to get unstuck.

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