Have you ever seen shame

The glimpse of hurt within the shadow of the eye

The glimmer of hope fading with every second of realization


Have you ever tried to feel the hurt of another

When the moment comes 

The attack falling on ones Soul

The pain ravaging the Mind

To see the truth
 To feel the answer

Some call it empathy

To bestow is apathy

To acknowledge is neccessity

That is wisdom


For I have seen shame

The sadness and despair

The energy of pain

I wish never to see it again

Can I pick your brain?

Rainer from Esoteric Journey tagged me and was tagged before by Luiza

An interesting meme delving into the lives of other bloggers… so technically it is a YouYou and a way to “pick your brain”



The rules are: 

  • Choose whose brain you want to pick.
  • Ask a question about what you always wanted to know from that person, never mind whether it may be indiscreet – so be cautious 😉
  • Tag (with a TrackBack) the person
  • Oh, yes, and of course answer the question that you were asked, more or less detailed

    The answer to my question is no… I never wore braces when I was young. I did however wear really funny looking glasses. 🙂



    Now my questions…


    1. Ray… have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a different century? Which would it be?

    2. Gypsy Heart… what led you to painting…( thank God for your gift)… if you could imagine doing anything else as good… what would it be?

    3. Zenuria… I know of your travels and adventures… if you could have an ideal set of circumstances where you could travel and see the world… where would you go first?

    4. Sorrow… what’s the first thing you would do if you became president?

    5. Glaize  … If you witness one natural phenomenon what would it be?

    6. Cordie… If you won the lottery what is the first thing you would do?

    7. Sanity… this is gonna have to be a good one… if you could spend one hour in someone elses shoes… who would it be and what would you do? 

    8. Spaz… Imagine living in the future… what would you look forward to?

    9. Surface Earth… With all the awareness you bring to us readers… all the empathy you show… all the beautiful words you share with us… what is the one message you would leave us with?


    Now to all those whom I tagged… I have come to know you well through your words and time has definitely weaved us together… through the last couple of weeks I have met new friends and read beautiful essays and works of art… I am blessed… I wish to ask all of you… What does the world look like from your view??





    Michael M


    Wow I went a bit crazy with the tagging… have fun… can’t wait to hear your answers… 🙂




    20 Secrets to Happiness

    My dear friend sent this to me… it is secrets to happiness and I share them with you… shhhh….

    20 Secrets to Happiness

    1. Return everything you borrow.

    2. Stop Blaming other People.

    3. Live within your means and within your seams.

    4. Be Humble.

    5. Listen more; talk less.

    6. Everyday, do something nice and try not to get caught.

    7. Strive for excellence, not perfection.

    8. Be on Time.

    9. Don’t criticize anyone for 24 hours.

    10. Be kind to other people.

    11. Be even kinder to unkind people.

    12. Take time to be alone.

    13. Admit it when you make a mistake.

    14. Understand and accept that life isn’t always fair.

    15. Let someone cut ahead of you in line.

    16. Don’t Argue.

    17. Know when to say something.

    18. Know when to keep your mouth shut.

    19. Don’t make Excuses.

    20. Don’t sweat the small stuff


    Makes sense… doesn’t it? Its alright to share some secrets… 

    21. Eat Ice Cream

    Thats mine 🙂  Can’t help it… Ice Cream makes me happy



    Is your life yours?
    Do you live for you?

    Are you a prisoner to life?
    Or do you lead your own?

    We live day to day and hide.
    Behind a veil we hide

    Afraid to reveal our beauty

    Afraid to remove the mask.

    Are you in control?
    Can you let it go?

    We forget to look closely.
    What we do not see
    Owns us.

    What we do not see
    Controls us.

    Deep down inside
    The place where we hide
    Our soul stirs
    It screams
    It pleads

    “Remove the mask!”

    If you hide in society
    If you live in shame for goodness
    Your soul is in shame
    Your soul screams in vain.

    All that renders lost feelings
    All that gives forth hope
    Begins to fade away.
    We are not in control
    We need our souls.


    There is no turning back time
    There is only here and now
    There is only life
    There is only one.

    Live today
    Not yesterday
    Nor tomorrow

    Masks tie to your soul
    Masks weigh on our hearts
    Masks infringe on our minds
    Masks get us lost
    They hide our souls


    Time to reclaim
    Time to release our souls
    Our spirits whole
    Show yourself and Smile
    Live and be who you were meant to be!

    My Angel

    My Angel
    Are you there when I sigh?

    Do you feel it when I cry?

    Do you feel it when I die?

    My Angel

    Are you lonely for me?
    Do I harken a cry too painful for thee

    Am I selfish

    For questioning and neglecting you

    Are you happy?

    Am I?


    My Angel

    Do I make you smile?

    Do I make you laugh?

    Do you feel my heart?

    Are you near my path?

    I wish to be…

    I wish to do…

    I wish you near

    For eternity…


    My Angel
    Can you feel it?

    The life which you guide.

    Can you hear it?

    My soul filled with pride.


    My Angel
    Is He great? 

    As great as you?
    Can you relate?

    Perhaps a fate for you…


    My Angel
    I wish to see 

    As the blind enlightened

    I wish to hear

    As the deaf awakened

    I wish to speak

    With the voice forever silent

    I wish to touch

    With the purity of the mind


    My Angel
    Call me home
    Together, never alone

    I pray to Him
    Do you hear me?
    My Angel

    I feel for Him
    Do you feel me?
    My Angel

    I cry for Him
    Are you there?
    My Angel


    I speak to him

    Perhaps you, my angel