Walking the crowded streets of Los Angeles today, I was smiling. My heart was open up, grateful for life and the privileges of sharing great company. And then, without armor, vulnerable because that is what happiness does to us, I saw what I think sodom and gamora might have been burned for,
Glamorizing suicide or whatever this was glamorizing, I felt it against my soft underbelly, sheez! Snap click and up went my professional safety measures.
Back at my room, I googled “him” and got little more than his name is Trevor and,
“the famous tattoo of “CUT HERE” with the dotted line going across his neck.”
I have never been that cool. I have never heard of Trevor or his “cut here” tattoo. You?
no and I am grateful not to have…
gave me shivers and not in a good way…
What have we come to?
Not accepting our pain
Sometimes has brutal relief
To live and die with the flame
Or maybe the knife
It matters not what we use
Its that we cant see
that the fear in you
is the fear in me.
It haunts some to know
they think they can never really go
where they can truly be free
from the fear that they cant see
His eyes are open
Yet he cannot see
that the hope he desires
is from you and from me
He must see himself
not for the thoughts he thinks
but to see the man he is as
Ggod sees you and me
He is all alone
Without answers to the blame
of himself for failing at
life’s silly, empty games.
such misperceived sense of loneliness we all struggle w. i’m glad for God too.
No, I have never heard of him and almost wish I hadn’t. I have known too many who took their own lives and their is nothing funny or amusing about it. Perhaps he intends some more profound message that is beyond the level of comprehension of this uncool individual (me).
Of course, we can’t insulate ourselves from all of the ugly and negative stuff that is out there. If it is a commentary on something deep and beyond my uncool level of comprehension, so be it. I am afraid I would rather not know.
i agree. there’s this creeping thought, just before conscious awareness, that says “i’m just not ‘profound’ enough to get this.”
but it is because the obvious tasteless horror implied is just too tacky.
Seems I am totally uncool and I am quite fine with it.
nerd to nerd. yes!
Looks like a poster advertising “Grand Theft Auto,” a video game that should be banned. It horrifies me that children are playing these games.
U r right
It’s horrifying that parents allow this into their homes
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In a discussion with my college bound 11th graders re the new dress code limiting styles they were upset that they were denied the ability to “express” themselves. Naturally old school conservative old me burst out laughing. I said anyone who thinks clothing or tattoos is expression is an idiot ( I reserve my right to be pejorative). I admonished that writing a poem, painting a picture, writing a letter to the editor, dance, music and community service were legitimate avenues of expression. I don’t think I got through .
We should b incensed and pejorative as we r fighting for inherent qualities of humanity in doing so. Go Carl!