Friday, June 29, 2012

OVAD #22

The hungry children stand with open mouths
To catch a drop of wisdom on their tongues

This constant thirst, never satisfied
Is the only thing keeping them alive

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

OVAD #21

First mistakes give me the shakes,
Seconds cause a welt.
Third mistakes are mere dull aches,
And fourths are hardly felt.


Monday, June 25, 2012

OVAD #20

The hammer falls to strike again.

Clang! Clang! Clang!

To forge the steel that will demands.

Clang! Clang! Clang! 

Take pause for breath and count to ten.

Out. In. Out. In

Then raise your arm to start again.

Clang! Clang! Clang!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

OVAD #19

A while it took, for me to see
My head is where my heart should be

Thursday, June 21, 2012

OVAD #18

The pen is the prophet
Of which we are the profiteers.

Craft spells from ink wells,
Sacred rites on dark nights.

Though my plight is: 'Who am I crafting for?'

Saturday, June 16, 2012

OVAD #17

The first mile.
The hardest mile.
The mile of frost and failing will.

Through heights unknown we press.
Through wind and rain, Through sweat and pain
Through doubt and all the rest.

When all is said and done, We’ll stand out in the sun
To look on fields stretched out below;
Our journey’s just begun

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

OVAD #16

Quiet now.
Let go.
Let quiet go on.
Let now go quiet.
Go on now, let go.
Quiet, on go now:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

OVAD #15

On the outskirts of sobriety he sits waiting for forgiveness
A loyal companion lays beside his feet, panting from the heat
The world -still turning- left him behind years ago
And never thought to slow enough to let him keep pace

For those who think they turn the world or even keep it spinning
Know that we are no different from this soul who fell from grace
The day will come when we all sit at the same table to eat
And find, for our meal, what we get is what we gave

Monday, June 11, 2012

OVAD #14

My mind skips town when she's around
Her call would send me flying
A smile so bright it lights the night
A voice that leaves me trying

To understand what primal power
This muse has over me
For my own good I'll find a way
To make her leave me be

OVAD #13

More, More, More.
Suck it in to bone and skin.
Drink it deep and drink it well.
Hunger for it night and day.
Thirst for it when fast asleep.
Crave it more upon your wake.
Never stop.
Never, Never, Never.

OVAD #12

Stop your worries little one,
Rest your head, the day is done.
Sleep away your troubled mind
Tomorrow will have time to find
The pieces that you left behind
So take a breath and just unwind

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Road to No Job

There is a certain expectation that comes along with graduating. It can only be described as 'The Maturity of Independence'. Not only does it feel like the world expects you to have all your marbles in a line, you can't help but expect it of yourself as well.  I have reached this stage in life and find myself lacking.

While all my business friends have worked their way into corporate positions - and because they diligently added to their resumes before graduation - transitioning neatly into the workforce, I am back home in much the same position of inexperience as when I was in first year. Well... darnit.

I guess I should have foreseen this and prepared my transition, but really I had no desire to do so. I still have no desire to do so. The simple truth is, I never want to have a job. At least not one in a purely business sense. When I get into animation I will definitely need to pay my dues, but that won't be work at all. I am currently moving towards that realm but it will take some time for me to get there, and I can foresee at lot more expenses and responsibilities coming my way.

To lighten the oncoming financial load and spur my personal growth, I have decided to pursue the road of entrepreneurship. It will be a learning process but in the end, I hope to build something of worth for myself that will allow me to live comfortably and pursue all the things I want to do.

The journey starts here with the intriguing subject of passive income. Essentially it is money earned by systems that run even when you're not working on them, such as royalties, or advertising. Steve Pavlina does a great job off explaining the principles behind it in his passive income series. I urge you to check it out.

So to kick off my road to independence, here is my first goal:

I will create a new stream of passive income by December 31, 2012, that generates at least $100 per month on average and endures for a minimum of 5 years

Friday, June 8, 2012

OVAD #11

A home that's filled with laughter is the best place you could be.
A shelter from the storm
A hearth to keep you warm
A strength in times of trial
A place to make you smile
A home that's filled with laughter is the best place you could be.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

OVAD #10

Hear the pistol shot crack
Burst forth with impact
This dream is just fiction
Now to make it a fact.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Step-by-step-by-step we march
'How long?' we cry
'Not long!' replied

One step-by-step two steps again
'Too far!' we pout
'Not so!' was shout

When step-by-step the steps were done
'We won!' gasped we
and heard 'You see?'


The weight of the unknown
presses down upon my aching bones.
And when our own reality
seems so unreal then who are we?

Monday, June 4, 2012


Frequently - I crave
The subtle sounds sweet silence makes.
Tune us out to tune back in
To where 'I' stops and 'am' begins

Sunday, June 3, 2012


A little man lives in my mind.
He speaks to me.. well, all the time.

He speaks to me of jealousy;
Of lust, and pride, and vanity.

He tells me I should let him out.
He fills my head with fear and doubt.

I will not let him take a hold.
I'll fight him 'til I'm grey and old.

Build consciousness into my core.
Then the man will speak no more.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


What the heck day?
I don't mean to be rude, but where did you go?
It seems like we started
just 2 seconds ago.

What the hell sun?
Where'd you hide your darned face...
Give me some light
to help me through this rat race.

What the hey brain?
Which way'd my train of thought go?
Did it get lost on the way
or am I late to the show?

What the dingus heart?
I thought you were better than that!
You know that way's rough,
so don't fall in that trap!

Hey life, It's your boy.
You wanna go get some food?
I got a few serious questions,
so get back to me dude.

Friday, June 1, 2012


Spit and struggle, make it double;
Pile on hardship, sweat and trouble.
Push through doubt and you shall find:
Your greatest muscle is your mind.