Why can’t we stop 🛑

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On one hand ✋🏾

We agree that it is valuable

But of course it is

We’ve worked pretty hard to improve its quality

Groundbreaking medicine, luxurious shelter, subsistence farming and enhancing practices

For those of us who are lucky

We get to create it

And just to make sure it isn’t threatened

We’ve managed to create metals to defend it

Most of us, admittedly or not, will take someone else’s in able to keep ours

But wait…

On the other hand 🖐🏾

We destroy it so mercilessly

We determine its value base on skin color, religious beliefs, gender identification, cultural practices, level of education, and other irrelevant circumstances

We allow jealousy, envy, greed and hatred to cloud our judgment

And somehow, always find a justification for our impudence

So my question is

Why do we get to dictate to start or end of someone else’s?

Why do we get to decide when it is valuable or when it isn’t?

I love mine and I want it to exist for as long as possible

Just like you do, right?

So, if we both agree

Then, Why can’t we stop 🛑



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She is beautiful

Well nourished, groomed and pampered

She is beautiful

She is often reminded of her ability to create, carry and birth life.

Her sight excite most of us

The thought 💭 of having her to hold, drive most of us up the wall

Even when she appears tough, she quickly quivers to soft kisses

She is often misunderstood, misused, and abuse

But for those who value her beauty, she is heaven sent

Most won’t admit this; but we pretty much live to please her

From maintaining proper hygiene, advancing our education, seeking financial stability, to acquiring valuables

Many have lost their possessions, careers, freedom even their lives, chasing after her

Some have been diagnosed with being addicted to her

Me personally, I don’t think there is anything on this planet 🌎 that can replace the “experience” of knowing her. I mean for crying out loud, she makes grown men cry, howl like wolves; she make toes curled up, knees shake and make leg muscles cramp.

Most may not agree with me

Agree that she is beautiful

Agree that most of what we do is pretty much to please her

That’s okay

But one think remain undeniable


P.S: From your #1 fan! ☺️

Here, or There?

Painting Credit: 🖼 Paul Gauguin – “Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?”

For as long as I can remember, I have been striving towards being a “better person”. Although most of this notion has been put in place by my father, and my definition of “better” has changed every year, I have yet to grasp the true end goal/purpose of this ongoing journey.

Is it preparation for a specific time within this side of life, or is it the start of a more significant journey beyond the death of this physical shell ?🐚.

I take pride in my ever changing perception and chase of being a better person – whatever that means at the moment 🤦🏾‍♂️☺️ – Mental Health, Physical Health, Independence, Playing a significant role in the lives of family and friends. But why?, Is the idea 💡 of living an enviable, fulfilling life, is solely for this lifetime? The fear of not being accepted or failing in the afterlife ? Or is it just the fear of the unknown?

Not truly knowing why am I here , and where I am going?

Is the need to be a better person solely the continuation of instilled values/morales from my father? Is being a better person in this life time (Here) sufficient enough to feel fulfilled? Or should I continue to worry about what will/may occur once my true self leaves this body and transition to the other side (There)

Who knows ? 🤷🏾‍♂️

Maybe I am overthinking this _ I just need to work, pay my taxes, drink water, eat vegetables, seek sensual pleasure, help others from time to time, and wait for my last breath.


Does religious upbringing, faith, social pressure/ expectations play some role here ? Do I allow my fear of not truly knowing what lies beyond this life affect me in an unhealthy way? Is it just me, or does anyone else struggle with this thought?

Regardless, I am curious, which side should I focus and worry about; Here, or There ?

Underrated Champion

👆🏾🖼 : Jessi Zazu

The magnitude of the pivotal roles you play in our daily lives in undeniable. Look at you 👀, looking all sexy, the way you’re anchored to your hyoid throne 👑.

You hold no grudges, never discriminate, and manage to remain as consistent as the next breath; even to those you neglect you. And when some of your neighbors hurt you, you kindly sooth them

It’s unfortunate, but most of us spend our days rarely thinking about how we breath, speak, swallow and taste. You’ve manage to witness our first cry, all the way to our last word.

I’m still trying to figure out what is it about you, that make us go crazy whenever we touch each other through you. In fact, I’ll admit that I am jealous; the way you make my wife scream. When you find your way to her ear lobe, her neck, her navel and up her thighs. Where do you get such power, such sensuality?

I am not sure about the others, but to me, you’re an undefeated champion.



We inherited twins!

We are so excited to hold one dearly, and proudly deny the other.

We are ecstatic to speak of one daily, engrave his name in every aspects of our lives. We feel just as proud to praise and reward others for embracing one, as we openly condemned those who acknowledge the other.

It appears that only one of the them is “good” 😇.

But wait……., how could that be?

The other is also fed, sheltered, spoken of, and obviously worthy of the same love and affection.

So what are we ashamed of?

Why do we act like the other one doesn’t exist?

Why are so afraid of letting the other one live freely?

We often speak of this power, this connection, this special bond between twins. They are inseparable. In fact, we hypocritically speak of the infamous one more than the other. Regardless if we’re ready to accept it or not, they’re both part of the family.

We inherited twins: “truth” and “lies”, and I think it’s time we reconsider how we treat the both of them.


Artist: Jakub Kreft

As far as we know, we are your best creation. Look how far we’ve come!

We’ve wheeled ourselves out of our caves, into a weightless cabin to the moon 🌙. You must be proud of that!

We’ve prolonged our lifecycle and improved our daily encounters. I mean come on, we’ve cracked open your door, looked and poked at you a million ways. That counts for something right? 🤨

So why are we not granted full access to your power? Why is it so difficult for most of us to keep you engaged “uninterruptedly” for more then twenty minutes?

Look 👀 what we’ve done with only ten percent. Those who are lucky enough to tap in the extra .3, are held as geniuses. So imagine what we could accomplish with more of you?

Yes I know, we don’t have the best track record. We hurt one another, we continue to destroy our home, we take advantage of those who are less capable. We are too driven by power and greed, to take the time to appreciate your beauty and brilliance.

Yes, I know 🤦🏾‍♂️

But trust me, when I say this. Most of us would give it all up just to witness the wrath of your full potential. Those who are lucky enough to detach themselves from “distractions”, have been able to scratch the surface of your wonder. And boy, do they brag about it!

We know so little about you.

We agree that we are nothing without you.

Most of us lose sleep, trying to discover your origin.

Maybe we are not ready to be granted such power. Maybe we already have our answer. But how can the creation be whole, if the creator does not permit growth?

On behalf of all of my kin, I am letting you know that……🗣 WE ARE READY! Ready to enhance our efforts, travel beyond our backyard, find the cure to your kryptonite, improve the lives of our children, intensify our spouses orgasms, tap into our inner core, reach enlightenment.

We are ready for full access! 🤲🏾

🗣 It’s gonna take a miracle!

Illustration: Joseph Farris

To save humanity, it’s gonna take a miracle!

A miracle to feed every hunger and quench every thirst.

Moore than 1/2 of our food supplies come from 3 countries, and we waste 1/3 of what is produced. We could not, possibly, decentralize food production and practice conservativeness.

It’s gonna take a miracle

A miracle to put an end to war, and taking innocent lives.

We fight for ownership of natural resources, dominance and capital, in the name of being “# 1”. We could not, possibly, spend more 💰towards healing the planet. Because being the most powerful on a dying planet is more important.

It’s gonna take a miracle

A miracle to cure the leading illnesses, seemingly unstoppable.

We spend more money towards the “cure” than addressing the “cause”. We could not, possibly, focus more on mental health, eating real food, accessible health care and reinforcing our “basic human rights”.

It’s gonna take a miracle

A miracle to get rid of those considered the cancers of our society : rapist, thief, murderers……. We could not, possibly, take account of the fact that neither of the aforementioned qualities are inherent in nature. Including those of us who manifest such acts, we are all products of our environment. We could not, possibly, provide therapy and foster healthier livelihoods; especially for those who are more susceptible.

It’s gonna take a miracle

A miracle to improve our perceptions and acceptance of others

We spend more time seeking approval/reinforcement to our often faulty stereotypes and biases. We could never, I mean never, attempt to engage in behaviors that promote kindness, mindfulness. Take the time to see and learn that those “differences” that we focus so much on, are all man made.

What? Preposterous, we could never achieve such accomplishments. We need to keep “praying”, and “have faith”.

Because to save humanity….

🗣 It’s gonna take a miracle!

Ears over hills for you

Kara McLeland 👆🏾👆🏾

How could I’ve been so stupid. You’ve noticed me and spoken to me so many times before, in my younger years. But the lack of maturity steered me towards eleven year old raspy, unskilled, home-bound girls.

How could I’ve been so stupid 🤦🏾‍♂️. I love older women; artistic figure, soothing voice women like yourself, I should’ve been drooling over you.

Now that I have you in my life, I am never letting you go. You hear me woman, neverrrrrr. How could I ?. I look forward to our daily intimate sessions: in the shower, in the car, at work (hopefully my boss don’t see this 😬). Even at family gatherings, we go at it as if no one is around. You keep my racing thoughts at bay, you ease my nights and pleasure me in ways that I never thought existed.

It’s a complicated relationship, I know. You whisper in the ears of others. I see how they express their love for you as well. You speak to others in foreign languages. Attend religious, educational, political, cultural, events. You’re the life of the party. In fact, wherever there’s food and alcohol, you’re most likely to be there. But hey, i don’t care. Because in the mist of all that, you still find time for me. You continue to make me feel special. In your presence, I feel no pain, I am unaware of time, death to background noise, and blind to bills 📬💳. So of course I am not jealous. How can I ? As much as you do, you still find time to vibrate my eardrums perfectly. And when I am unable to hear you or feel you, I comfortably hum your name. And that, makes me feel as if you are laying next me.

I vow to never forget you. I promise to listen whenever you speak. Although you’re 30 years older, I am certain that I will leave this planet 🌎 before you. Knowing that I will still be able to “hear” 👂🏾you on the other side, makes life so much sweeter on this side of town.

I love you my sweet “kompa” 🎵, and I am ears over hills for you.

I hate you—ish.

You are the most deceptive You flaunt your ever-changing identity across borders Even your worth is inconsistent Who does that?

You claim that we’re both man-made You remind me, daily, how important we are both You maybe right, but let me reassure you that we are nothing alike I am the cause of a physiological phenomenon And you was created out of convenience😂 I am a strong believer of “respecting your elders” But you, 7000 + year old you, I have no respect for

Let’s be honest, literally, you’re worthless You couldn’t save yourself from burning Laying across a water-filled vessel

I will never understand why Others see you as inspiration/motivation Others equivalently measure you with time You fuel the fires of hate,jealousy, greed and power You have deprived others, for centuries, of their will to live “freely” How do you sleep at night?

But wait, am I an hypocrite? As much as I hate you, and trust me I do Why is it that most of daily encounters involves you ? Why is it that I think of you more then I should? Why do I allow you to inflict my life as such? I consider many “things” much more valuable than you……but yet, i tend to include you in most of my decisions 🤦🏾‍♂️ Could I possibly be mistaking? Could you possibly be what most claim you the be: “what makes the world 🌍 go round”.

Well don’t smile just yet buddy Cause if you are IT IS BY DEFAULT Although you’ve been positioned as “the doorway” to most life essentials I guarantee you my friend I would get a rid of you , in less than a heartbeat If this world was mine 💪🏾

Unfortunately, to you, I am nothing but a means to an end So please don’t take this personal Freedom of speech, right 😬 Now let me get back in line and continue to earn more of you kin.

Sunshine-Blogger Award!

I would like to thank my Mom……….(music starts playing) 😂

Hello All 👋🏾,

I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award, by the ever so kind K. Alice Compeau @ http://kalicecompeau.com. I would like to take this moment and say thank you 🙏🏾 😊; as a new blogger, I only hope that my posts resonate with at least one reader.

The Rules:

• Thank the blogger who nominated you.✅

• Answer 11 questions the blogger asked you. ✅

•Nominate new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions. ✅

•List rules and display the sunshine blogger award in your post or on your blog. 🤔

• Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts. ✅

Questions from K. Alice:

1- What is your favorite book?

– The best book I’ve read, “The Art of Happiness” by Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler

2- What do you think makes a good story?

– A story teller’s abilities to deliver a “good story”

3- Dogs 🐕 or Cats 🐈?

– I love them all, no preference.

4- Savory or Sweet?

– Savory

5- Beaches or Forest?

– Forest, although I have not had the opportunity of visiting one….yet.

6- If you could go anywhere in the world🌎 , where would you go?

– The absolute center of the North or South Pole, to test the “Hollow Earth” theory myself. Admiral Richard E. Byrd smiling in his grave right now 😂🤦🏾‍♂️.

7-How do you like to relax?

– Physically: Reclined, Quiet environment with a book. Mentally: Reclined, Quiet environment, listening to music/watching a documentary.

8- What inspires you?

Mental growth, physical and mental independence, seeing my wife smile, still working on the rest….

9- Are you a morning person or night Owl🦉?

– I go to bed late and wake up early, and I like to think that I am the same person during both times . So mmmmmmm I’m not sure 🤔 💭

10- Have ever broken a bone?

– Yes, my collarbone. It hurts like hell 😩

11- What’s your biggest fear?

– Being controlled mentally, & drowning ( working slowly on overcoming the second one)

I nominate:

– Xylah Bean, http://almostexactly you.com

-Betul Erbasi, http://betulerbasi.com