Is Something Wrong?

*
I swore that I would, if only I could
change my life completely around.
From many time of trying, I’m now used to the dying
when you tell me my mind is not sound.
*
I look in your face, vainly search for a trace
that makes me want to believe.
I’ve heard it before, and I’ve come to abhor
your labels designed to deceive.
*
Your smiles are crooked, and your postures do show it
there’s something amiss in our sharing.
Thinking you know, I’m not status quo
without ability for the Daring.
*
My abilities – yes different, my mind – most competent
seeking out dreams – just like you.
I certainly can’t, and most definitely won’t
humble myself for you.
*
Disabled you call me, Unable you see me
Yet, I don’t fit your profile.
I make no transgression, I work at discretion –
your feigned ignorance reviled.
*
Scandalous at times, most shameful, poisoned minds
your integrity completely lost.
Stolen power is yours knowing patience wears,
at attempts to create trust.
*
Challenges – indeed, I still look to succeed
not discouraged from daily falling.
Strength I am gaining, gathering, sustaining
towards living my personal calling.
*
Chasing My Dream, Life begins to redeem
and is giving me freedom to live.
I refuse to give up, I’ll keep getting up
I refuse to be held in captive.
*
I pass now to you, a chance to renew
your desired belief in another.
I willingly stand, to help you understand
we are, after all, here for each other.

(Why Not) Reach Beyond

mountain

In this world we live in

There is always a plan,

In it’s own chaotic nature

Life gives what it can.

With humankind engaging

Conflict plays to survive

Living near it’s outer limits

Only to keep us alive.

Look beyond what we think we see

Take a breath from a fragrant tree

Touch the soil of humanity

Taste the joy we are meant to be.

In this life we live in

Breathing opportunities abound

Our dreams are thoughts are things so real

We can look around.

We know this life so raging

It’s in the way we feel

We know it’s more than human nature

We can make our life real.

Reach beyond what we trust to be

Gasp the change from possibility

Breathe new life into new memories

Love the joy we all can be.

Living true life with new energy

Loving the joy you too can be.

The Leader’s Creed

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Imagination, Inspiration

Motivation, Do;

Passionate Leaders guide us on

That’s what leaders do.

Holds the night light, sees when no sight

Helps the frightened through;

With Imagination and Inspiration

And Motivation to Do.

(c) 2013 Kevin Collins

Getting A Meaning of Life

dave

I got this message

just the other day;

and it only took

forty years to get.

*

It wasn’t subtle and

made me almost weepy.

And for once, finally …

I listened honestly – I heard.

*

In this awakening,

love from a glowing energy

gave me the courage

to accept another forty more.

*

On a Journey’s path unworn,

I will carve the way on

to generating discovery;

a  “fly in the butter of life“.

*

I take from this lesson:

Never misguided directions;

in this game of real life –

It will never “just depend“.

*

Passing on this wisdom:

“Forever in this moment

of Life and Opportunity …

Let your Life Purpose glow”.

*

(c) 2013 – Kevin Collins
– dedicated to Douglas Tardif –

Always On My Mind

morning-glory

In the glory of the love we share,

my respect for you is raised.

Always here holding me and watching over me

All my my dreams of you amazed.

*

And I know how it feels to be

Sad and lonely

When I leave you far behind,

I just think of you right in front of me;

And you are always on my mind.

*

I think of you when I’m hard at work

I think of you when I play,

I honour you for the Love I feel,

Each and every day.

*

You lift me when I’ve fallen down

My pain, you wash away.

You help me reach beyond my grasp,

When my colours turn to grey.

*

(c) 2013 – Kevin Collins

Is Something Wrong? or …

“My rant against the bias towards Disabilities”

Serene Pathway

*

I swore that I would,

if only I could

change my life completely around.

From many time of trying,

I’m now used to the dying

when you tell me my mind is not sound.

*

I look in your face,

vainly search for a trace

that makes me want to believe.

I’ve heard it before,

and I’ve come to abhor

your labels designed to deceive.

*

Your smiles are crooked,

and your posture does show it

there’s something amiss in our sharing.

Thinking you know,

I’m not status quo

without ability for the Daring.

*

My abilities – yes different,

my mind – most competent

seeking out dreams – just like you.

I certainly can’t,

and most definitely won’t

humble myself for you.

*

Disabled you call me,

Unable you see me

But I don’t fit your profile.

I make no transgression,

I work at discretion –

your feigned ignorance reviled.

*

Scandalous at times,

most shameful, poisoned minds

your integrity completely lost.

Stolen power is yours

knowing patience wears,

at attempts to create trust.

*

Challenges – indeed,

I still look to succeed

not discouraged from daily falling.

Strength I am gaining,

gathering, sustaining

towards living my personal calling.

*

Chasing My Dream,

Life begins to redeem

and is giving me freedom to live.

I refuse to give up,

I’ll keep getting up

I refuse to be held in captive.

*

I pass now to you,

a chance to renew

your desired belief in another.

I willingly stand,

to help you understand

we are, after all, here for each other.

*

*

Namaste

(c) 2013 Kevin Collins

Past Hurt

dave

I need to know …

When the pinch inside my heart

is pressing, and a nervous rush of fear

recalls a frozen moment of confusion,

will it always void the possibility of a lesson learned?

.

Will THAT THING always be there?

I’m no longer afraid.

But does it ever end?

.