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“…In an unjust man’s world, where wrong claims right, and righteousness means being right-ish, I pause and ponder. No longer can I use ignorance as the scapegoat in this reality, but surely must escape goats in a world where sheep is the preferred specimen. A plaintive bleat cares not for rumen but the feet it runs with. I see the goats in the eyes of sheep that I’ve been with. The same that I’ve dreamt with. You don’t realize how much kidding around you’ve been doing until you start speaking goat-language to those whom are used to discerning the rightness. I’ve been made to believe that my blackness needed some whiteness to assimilate. Metaphorical. So I stand here fight-less. Like a caged bird I sing flightless. Figurative. If you give them enough time you will see the barbaric genes of those purporting to be righteous. Literal. It’s a dog-eat-dog world soon as puppy-chow becomes scarce. Each man for himself. Each dog for itself…”
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Truth be Told

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“So I lied the first time
And I feel like it was the worse line.
Maybe it was just a little lie
Or an in-between lie
You know ;
That type when you don’t-wanna-hurt-her-feelings lie?
But she got you feeling high
And all guilty inside
That you would rather hide what’s killing you, like a disease,
than to let the dust from the bad news rise. …”

 

by Stephen A. Dantes
excerpt from unpublished works. Do share.

Where de charge?

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“Dear Mr Prime Minister
Let’s take a walk with me through the 5-star kalabous
Where boug fous and bèl bougs are locked up in bèl views
Let’s make some bèl news
To sell clues and less truths
Where innocence is less used
You ain’t getting out yet
Who vex, lose
Where charges aren’t required, fig vèt blues
Polis sé mèt tjou
And they were mèt long before they met you…”

 

 

by Stephen A. Dantes – excerpt from upcoming eBook
Dedicated to all persons locked up at Bordelais without charge.
Human Rights violation is written all over the prison walls.

Full poem will be posted this summer when new eBooks are unveiled.

What is home becoming?

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After driving to and from work on Friday, I realized my brakes pedal was unusually free-flooring. But I was too sick to check it out. And didn’t want to, especially since the brakes was holding fine. Or so it seemed. This morning, since I’m feeling much better, and that cold shows signs of leaving, I go check on the car.

What I found was More

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“Falling in love is easy. As a matter of fact, anyone can convince themselves that they’re in love when they’re desperately trying to hang on, or grasp on to something. Love and loving, however are reserved for those who faint, and toil, weary and tire. Love, is the hardest, most painful, yet intricately beautiful and euphoric gift given to all mankind. It does not come easily.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

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“The belief that nothing happens before its time, is deceptive. Otherwise, our destinies are all marked, predetermined, and there is no such thing as free will.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

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“Balance, is not a place of unswayed, unswerving, undisturbed energy. It is the exact opposite. See, one must first rock a boat, make it unstable, to keep it unmoved.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

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“If we did more and promised less, there would be no need for fools.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

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“Greatness is only seen when you’re looking. Beauty, however, is beheld when eyes are closed, and time is stopped.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

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“Sometimes, you have to teach yourself to shut up, shut down, shut out, shut in, then be silent. Quiet the voices. And then, everything becomes clears. All things are as you never thought. Nothing is what you believed.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

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“By definition, love doesn’t mean, letting go. It means, letting loose. Don’t let go of anyone you love, in the hope of them returning.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

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“Don’t do anything that you may regret when it fails. Instead, rejoice in your failures for they are stepping stones to wisdom.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

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“Time will make you realize that silence speaks more truth than eyes, emotions tell more lies than lips.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

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“People say dumb things when they fall in love. They say hurtful things when they fall out. Then one becomes the root of all evil when the other’s wounds don’t heal. Be careful who you love.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

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“Not everyone who hopes, needs a handout. And not every handout is sincere.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

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“If there ever was a better time in life, NOW is. Fix yourself. Don’t wait. Don’t delay. For there may be no more, a self, to fix, or no more, a fix, to self, in tomorrow’s time.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

 

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“If you wake up one morning and realize that nothing in your life if working the way you imagined or planned, remember, one part of your life is on track. You still have life. Make change. Don’t let change make you.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

 

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“If there’s the slightest chance that something you do can make that person smile, then that smile, is worth more than what everyone else can do in that moment.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

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“Remember one thing; never live life for people. Live for you. And if being you means living for others, then, so be it.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

 

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“Everyone can cheat, if you subtract their reason not to. Go figure.”

- Stephen A. Dantes

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