You

You are safe.
You are loved.
You are listened to.
You are understood.
You are worth it.
Be Strong. Because you can.

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Gracie

When all is lost
And all have refused
The world is potential
With nothing to lose
All to gain
Without fear or doubt
No longer the victim
Your whispers will shout
For freedom comes when you finally let go
To the lies of your image
and the deceit that was sown
And you stand among-st men
With chin pitched horizontal
A man touched by life
Who learned his own moral
As you reach out your hand to shake on another
And too easily smile
For you see your own brother
And you embrace the old lady
Who knows what she knows
And you what you know
And you know she’s your mother
And you bend down to your knee
Embracing one who is smaller
And you know by her eyes that she is your own daughter.

#POEM #POETRY – Ricky Nolan Browne

Hope

Hope is Good
Truth is Good
Don’t take hope
Don’t fucking lie
Lying is corrupted data
Spreading lies means people are walking around with corrupted data
Truth is not bad
Truth is not ugly
Truth is reality
Learn about people
And you learn about yourself
Learn from people who don’t use truth as a baseline corrupts your mind
Narrative thinkers build on what they believe
Narrative thinkers don’t let in ideas that conflict with their beliefs
Narrative thinkers are lawyers
They argue their case
Twist truth for their case
They distort reality and the world
Critical Thinkers are scientists
They don’t make truth black and white, Good and Evil
They seek truth
They know they don’t know
Because that is the truth
They add and remove
Hope is necessary
Stop shitting on this world
For something, you don’t fucking know
But you spread it like it’s the only thing
Fucking lies corrupt
We are divided because you turned a belief into a certainty
and it’s not
Thousands of books to expand your mind
And make you less ignorant
Don’t choose just one
Or only books related to just one
You have something to offer the world
Don’t marginalize what you offer
Which is an antidote to some modern problems
All so you can say it’s all true, it’s all true
Fucking lies
Be part of the whole or fuck off
Your not helping

Shed your skin

Have a great day
Know that you’re fine
You’re ok

We’re all fools and failures
In our own way

So don’t worry too much
About what has come and what’s past

For Jesus once said
The first will be last

It’s as much your story
As the rest of the cast

Life is a tragedy
If you don’t learn to laugh

At yourself before others
For you know all your faults

And if you don’t, you’re in trouble
For the best of us moult

We throw off our old skin
To allow for new growth

If your life is a party
Then be a good host

Don’t forget the small voices
When giving a toast

And be your own target
If it comes with a roast

For if you shed your dead skin
You’ll be right to boast

Because you’ve learnt from your lessons
And you’ve read the footnotes

About your foibles and follies
And all the things you’ve done wrong

Turn it around
It’ll play out in song

You’ve learnt to submit
To the truth of the world

The world is your oyster
So go make a pearl

– Ricky N Browne

Sin & Forgiveness

Jesus did do many marvelous things
But the biggest of all is related to sin

That forgiveness is real
if you let it in
And the second is that
we’re all sinners within

It’s not really magic
or something from above

The first is a value
based on truth and love

The second is science
and the nature of man

Which works with or without
the idea of God’s plan

That people are faulty
and make all as sorts of mistakes
And in bad conditions, we can turn into snakes

But we can learn to do better
Be better and grow
And learn not only to reap
But also to sow

A society that allows for forgiveness
Is robust, right and strong
For we’re not always tormented for the things we’ve done wrong

So my advice to my brethren
You can take a sign

Is forgiveness of others
Brings peace of mind
And forgiveness of self
Is close to Devine

For we all can be snakes
When we are lost
Hurt or broken
Or when ugly words
Have been to easily spoken

Or when we don’t have the knowledge, understanding and guidance

About our drives and psychology and things we’ve learnt through good science

About the nature of humans
Our evolutionary drives

That causes us to do things that aren’t always right.

So stop thinking you’re bad
Or good for that matter

For if you do
you lie to others and yourself
Your lies cause mind corruption
And are bad for your health

You’re human and faulty
Capable of good and bad
Don’t deny your own shadow
It’ll send you half mad

Through knowledge and understanding
You can be a great person

Who’s aware of their drives
And their motivations

And you’ll learn to treat others
with more love and patience

These words that I say are more than just statements

They are keys to your growth
And the growth of others

Remember:
We’re human and all make mistakes, including yourself, that you’ll have to face.
It doesn’t mean your bad or evil, it means it’s time to forgive yourself for your sin, and others who sinned against you.
And know that you can have forgiveness, you can give it to yourself and others.

Let it all go
Recognise your faults
And see the world anew.

The best things in life

Set your own agenda
Run your own race
Find your true north
And at your own pace
Be authentic and different, but not for difference’s sake
Learn from the culture and only take what is great
Respect what is past, what was given and lost
Know that everything good, it comes at a cost
Sure the best things are free, but they still come with a price
But that cost is worth paying for the best things in life
Like family, freedom and love, and things exciting and nice
Don’t hand over your future to the roll of a dice
The cost is effort and time in meeting your needs
And you’ll grow your account by doing good deeds
Care for family, friends, your kids and your mob
And your community and land and all things under god
Get help, give help and be part of your tribe
But ignore not your heart if you’re expecting to thrive
If that’s all too much just start with your bit
You end up alone if you don’t give a shit
About everything free under the sun
Free is the best but it’s part of the sum
So give when you can and look after yourself
For you’re no good to no one if you don’t have your health
Be thankful for peace and peace of mind
Know that your truth will be written, if only in space and time

– Ricky N Browne

Stop lying

Stop lying for money
Stop lying in ego
Stop lying about yourself
To yourself
Stop lying for power
Stop lying to soothe
Stop lying for reputation
Stop lying for social dominance
Stop being a fraud
Be real
Be true
Be you
Just you
The best you
You don’t have all the answers
You can’t have all the answers
There are things known
And nothing is certain
But things that work and things that are tested
Stop lying
Stop lying for friends
Stop lying for family
Stop lying for your team
Stop lying for your tribe
Be honest
Don’t pretend to know
Sure have faith
But don’t pretend to know
Please stop lying
It affects us all