Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Ahoy folks! 

Fer celebratin' Talk Like a Pirate Day, I be givin' this post a 'pirate' flavour. Hope ye all 'ave a fun day! 

"Th' Shadowed Heart"
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Ye hide in th' shadows,
But I always know ye're thar.
Ye play pretend, an impostor,
'Cause ye do nah dare
T' show yer true face,
Th' real that's in ye.
Ye play yer silly games
That I can see right through ye.

But even in yer fake,
I can see yer real fer,
Despite all yer efforts,
Yer pretend cannot pilfer.
'Cause I clearly see ye
Nah through or wit' me eyes,
But wit' me lovin' heart,
Whence ye can nah disguise.

I do nah understand why
Ye feel this needs t' hide,
When thar's so much beauty
Within ye deep inside.
Why do ye insist upon
Th' dimmin' o' yer Light,
When it really wants t' shine,
Luminously 'n bright?

I wish that ye could see
Yer heart from me perspective,
Ye would know then yer beauty.
Ye'd change yer whole objective. 
I get angry 'n so frustrated
From all th' thin's do ye,
'Cause ye insist on hidin'
Th' real 'n best o' ye.

💗 Have a blessed day! 💗
Poem by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2014-03-16 13:07:00 (EST)
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Thursday, September 14, 2017


Howdy folks! 

This poem resulted from experiencing one too many times another person playing their head/mind games. Those who play head/mind games, do they think they're funny, cute, intelligent? I don't mind having a little fun, kidding around, and whatnot, but never to cause another harm, stress, or duress, because then it's not something enjoyable any longer. It's anything but.

Playing head games to torment someone is cruel, heartless, and so immature. No respectable person does such. So, what exactly does a player expect to reap? What exactly are they trying to prove and why? What for? Attention are they seeking? If they feel they have to prove something to others and/or even themselves, they're insecure, because a secure person knows who they are and likes who they are and therefore, has respect for themselves and so, secure people don't do stupid or silly actions that will make them lesser people. Children behave sometimes to gain/attract attention, but children are in their most formidable years and so, are learning. Some people need to grow up, I guess. *sigh*

I believe firmly in 'communication' that is honest, upfront, and clear. There's less room for misunderstandings and less chance for confusion as well as wrong assumptions to be made.

"Saying what you mean and meaning what you say
Makes everything easier and much better this way."
~ Artsieladie Quote 

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People who play their head games, I wonder why they do,
For their lack of maturity clearly shows through.
A child is expected to, such silly games, play,
But an adult who's mature, puts childish games away.

To eliminate guesswork mature people know
Honest communication is the only way to go.
Hence, head games, the mature do not wish to play,
For they say what they mean and mean what they say.

Players, on the other hand, what do they wish to gain?
Certainly not respect for they'll likely get disdain. 
Respectable individuals do not appreciate
Head and mind games the Players like to instigate.

Beating around the bush, expecting others to guess;
Deliberately misleading but refusing to confess,
Is a player who won't choose to take a firm stand,
Since both sides of the fence on, they want to land.

Keeping avenues open so they never have to choose,
So they can tell themselves they don't ever lose,
Is the coward's way of living, feeding ego's pride,
Because they know they have not a backbone inside.

Through subtle, vague hints, the groundwork is laid,
Looking for, inviting, assumptions to be made,
So they can then declare the assumptions are all wrong,
Claim the fault and blame with others only does belong.

Presenting themselves as right and without error,
While making another of all the shame, the bearer,
In their childish minds, this is to them a score,
That in their shallow world, they aspire for.

Causing others to look and feel like they are jerks,
Is what Players think of life, are the prime perks.
If they can rally others to support their stupid games,
They can feel superior to then boast about, make claims.

Unfortunately, for Players, who they choose to be,
Their arrogance and ignorance inhibits them to see,
They are the fools; make themselves a laughing stock.
Ironically, it is they, who themselves, mock.

Players remain elusive while painting an illusion
Of sincerity and honesty, resenting a conclusion
Made by those who become wise to their petty games;
Who then alert others of a player's cunning aims.

Never trust Players, their intentions aren't pure;
For themselves only they seek, desire to secure,
What pleases them alone, often at others' expense,
Reaping all they can from both sides of the fence.

Since they keep their options open, Players won't commit,
Making their word meaningless, a pile of worthless sh**,
Which they try to change the smell of with perfume of lies,
But the fragrance of their dung, they can't for long disguise.

Since they prove to others, deception they keep sleeved,
Players can't be trusted, taken seriously, or believed.
Like the little boy who cried "Wolf"; too many times, played,
A player's honest plea others see as another game crusade.

There are many Players, but their goals are all the same,
To manipulate, exasperate; self serving is their game.
Parasitic creatures, who can't find solace in their being
Look to steal from others what within they aren't seeing.

The cruelest among the Players with others' feelings, toy,
Reeling in hearts through conning to trample and destroy;
To satisfy their arrogant ego, soothe an inner, empty feeling,
While their own happiness they prime for Karma to be stealing.

One with self respect wants no player as a lover or a friend,
As no one wants in their life a player with, they must contend.
Players may at first be successful with the games they play,
But as more see them clearly, their fake fortress falls away.

In the end the Players lose, when eventually they will learn,
When left with mirrors only of themselves, who also play to burn.
By living a life of playing games, causing others pain and grief,
Their own true happiness is stolen, of which they are the thief!

Karma has a way of getting even, equaling the score,
But Players fail to calculate what Karma holds in store.
All that's dished out must then one day be returned
And those who burn others, one day will find themselves burned.

💗 Have a blessed day! 💗
Poem by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2017-09-11 02:58:00 (EST)
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Howdy folks! 

Each one of us is either on the side of solution or on the side of the problem. There is no middle ground or in between. Therefore, if our actions and behaviour aren't helping to contribute to, aren't geared towards, making improvements, making corrections, making things better and so forth, that then cumulatively is beneficial for all of us on the whole in some way 'selfLESSly', then we are contributing to the problem side.

Many think that doing nothing is okay, that by doing nothing, they aren't adding to the problem side. These people think it's not up to 'them'; it's up to everyone else, BUT them, to do their part in making things better. If how so many behave on the Internet is any indication, then apparently far too many are thinking this way. News flash! To make things better, all must add something positive so collectively, positive changes can be made. Nothing, doing nothing, is a 'negative' NOT a positive. Bullying, insulting, attacking others and shooting them down, etc. is definitely NOT a positive and IS definitely, part of the problem.

Also, when we learn of, thus know about wrongdoing going on, and we choose to do nothing, say nothing, we are then part of the problem because we "enable" the wrongdoing to continue; we offer NO resistance and hence, we therefore "provide assistance" to/for the wrongdoer and their wrongdoing. Doing nothing, saying nothing, works 'in favour of' the wrongdoer.

"There's a time for silence
And a time to speak;

We all should learn when
And which to seek."
~ Artsieladie Quote

But, I also think many people believe they can't make a difference by themselves and so, believing their efforts would be futile, they resign themselves to doing nothing. There's no one of us 'on our own' who can save the world. Impossible! But if we each do a little, collectively, cumulatively, we could, would change the world for the better. Altogether then, we become not only 'part of the solution' as individuals but we collectively become "the solution".

One would tend to think, we humans would have learned this by now with all of the disasters and catastrophes that have occurred all over the world for centuries. Whenever has it been 'just one person' making the recoveries of a disaster possible? There are no cases of such I know of. It's always a collective effort with all those contributing setting aside differences to help, who are therefore individually a part of the solution and collectively, become the solution. So, why aren't we realising this and doing likewise across the board with all aspects of our lives; with all the problems we encounter?

Love is humanity's Greatest Gift. When a disaster occurs, we see and hear about countless examples of Love through all the caring, kindness, helping/giving, empathy, compassion, etc.. We witness the magic! So, we KNOW Love is within us! But instead of us humans continuing to keep paying the Love forward, applying the magic, so many slam on the brakes and resort back to petty bickering and all else the absence of Love perpetuates.

Love is the true essence of humanity. With all the catastrophic events we've been through and still, the lesson of Love we are NOT learning! In spite of having the lesson taught to us a gazillion times, we are flunking the course! Intelligent species!? Humans on the whole can't even learn the simple lessons of Love; that Love IS and holds the key, the answers to world-wide peace and harmony! Instead, we carry on with wars and violence and killing and destruction; stealing, conniving, insulting, imposing, and the list goes on and on! Regardless of what religion or not, humans are NOT getting the message! Thousands and thousands and thousands of years and humans still appear to be absolutely clueless! Are humans really this stupid?

An intelligent person is one who's gained/absorbed a wealth of knowledge. Wisdom is one who has also but the difference is, a person of wisdom applies the knowledge in a way that's beneficial to others besides themselves, since in addition to intelligence and by utilizing that intelligence, they learn the human ego is nothing more than an illusion, a fallacy, and wise people deal with real not fake, superficial, or fallacies. Hence, 'on the whole' humans may be an intelligent species, but 'on the whole' humans aren't very wise. Add arrogance (ego in control) to this, and well, the picture speaks for itself. I'm speaking about humans here 'on the whole' because we all know there are and have been throughout time, some amazing humans. I know and have known a few myself.

Lasting, sustainable solutions are found through applying characteristics of Love, especially humility, because in the presence of humility being cultivated is the absence of ego's influence, since these two traits can't co-exist in the same capacity. The ego causes problems and inhibits solutions, since ego is all about self: thinking of and promoting self. So, invariably, by allowing our ego to control us, thus define us, we then also allow our ego to confine us, rewarding us with closed minds, closed hearts, incapable then of understanding or even wanting to understand from any perspective other than our own, making us rigid and unyielding, as well as unwilling to see and acknowledge our shortcomings and mistakes, and should we feel forced to, we then become belligerent, even obnoxious, as we then just resort to insulting and fault finding of the other side. We can't tackle and resolve a problem, if we're more preoccupied with tackling, attacking each other. ..And on the larger scale involving countries, more specifically those running countries, THIS results in wars. Totally unproductive and definitely destructive! 

We all have shortcomings and we all make mistakes, but those who are controlled by their ego, this fact they don't want to acknowledge, much less, accept and definitely not do they want to have these pointed out to them. Then when you have ego on both sides, you have an undeniable impasse, an absolute deadlock, making a solution, a resolving of differences, completely impossible.

I dare say the human ego is going to be the one contributing factor that's going to destroy humanity because it's our ego that's behind so many of the negative traits so many are feeding and thus projecting. Bullying, bashing, insulting, imposing, harassing, etc. are ego based. All sorts of crimes committed against others, like infringing on the rights of others, stealing, assaulting, and even murder and rape, the ego has involvement with, since ego is not about accountability. Ego is about justification, providing the host of with excuses and since ego is deceptive, ego condones lying and deception, even deceiving the person it's controlling. Therefore, humility, truth and honesty are not only foreign concepts to ego, they are seen as enemies. Since ego is all about self, self promotion, self gratification, and anything and everything for self, the ego supports and promotes such traits as greed/lust, power hunger, and superiority.

Ego, as are all the other traits both positive and negative, is within each of us, whether we like it or not. But we are all also given 'free will' to choose for ourselves, which and what we allow to be predominant or recessive. The secret to having integrity, virtue, and an overall character of excellence is not the absence of negative traits nor denying their presence, but rather cultivating an awareness of their existence within us and then keeping them in check while empowering the positive traits, and in so doing, we cultivate humility. As long as we cultivate humility, we control our ego, since by being humble, we recognise and accept that we are not perfect or infallible, that we do make mistakes and we do have shortcomings, all of which are repulsive to the ego, as are the positive traits, humility promotes, especially when we show caring and compassion for and understanding of others, since ego is all about and promotes self.

So, back to being part of the solution or part of the problem. So many aren't part of the solution and therefore, inadvertently, are part of the problem. What's the inhibitor? Being part of the solution does not mean we have to do some sort of super, over-the-top deed. Although money can certainly help in devastating events, there's something much more important and substantial that we ALL can do, and will cost us nothing in our wallets nor will this cost us a large amount of our precious time. It's very simple, yet with profound effects, especially when many participate and especially since it's contagious. But it will require us to subdue our ego. 

Perhaps then, it's our ego inhibiting us. Hence, the bit lengthy, aforementioned subject matter. The ego is very touchy. Do we dare address our ego to allow the essence of humanity to flow from us? ..To spread among us? ..To connect us? ..To unite us? Aren't we capable of being nice, caring, kind, compassionate, considerate, thoughtful, etc. or are we humans on the whole too attached, too chained to our egos? Being still a believer in with hope for humanity and the tremendous power of the human spirit, most especially collectively, I certainly hope not.

"Solution OR Problem"
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Part of the problem or of the solution
Depends upon one's contribution.
There's only two sides, no middle ground,
No place in between can there be found.

To be part of the solution, one must be
Doing SOMEthing for and productively
To resolve, correct, counteract,
In SOME way doing a selfLESS act.

If part of the solution, one is not,
Then to the problem they add, allot.
Since they provide no resistance,
To the problem they give assistance. 

Those who do nothing either way,
Are part of the problem anyway.
For those who do nothing, they enable,
Thus fit and wear the problem label.

Those who do wrong of various kinds,
Regardless what type that undermines,
Violates another's rights and space,
Are the problem; are a disgrace.

Such individuals destroy our peace,
Create problems for stress increase
And if we do nothing, then we are too,
Part of the problem with blame due.

So many think, seem to perceive
That doing nothing will relieve
Them of their duty and obligation,
But instead, they join the causation.

To all those of you who are doing wrong,
Knowingly, willingly, then you belong
With being branded not just the part,
But of the problem, you're at the heart.

Part of the problem or of the solution
Depends on for which, your contribution.
Those doing nothing and/or doing wrong
ARE the problems and help them along.

So, I ask, on which side are you;
Which side do you contribute to?
On the side of solution OR the other side
Do you choose to be, do you decide?

"Solution OR problem; no middle ground,
One side OR the other, we each are found.
We cannot be on both or in between;
Solution OR problem, we choose which scene."

💗 Have a blessed day! 💗
Poem by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
©2017-09-13 22:37:00 (EST)
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