Do you want to learn,
or do you want to understand.
What's the difference?
Learning comes from school.
Understanding comes from life.
Your eyes are as deep
as the universe is infinite.
It stings when a tender memory
isn't remembered by both.
I'd rather be a lost soul,
than to have no soul at all.
Death can never extinguish the
memories of an exceptional life.
Karma offers me no pleasure when I
see it wreak havoc on those close
who've wronged me. Instead I see the
potential of what could have been.
Tolerance is the definition of unselfishness.
Women are an amalgam of beauty & chaos.
Death's kiss is life's reward.
Change is easier once
your spirit's been broken.
Life... why do we cherish
such a painful endeavor?
Destiny laughs when we cry no.
Each tear shed darkens the soul.
Challenge #1 in life:
Never let your heart wither and die.
Regret & Death
are the unholy partners of
The soul is born innocent.
And the heart dies with scars.
Yet life in-between remains indifferent.
If you're unable to act on your own beliefs without forcing others to do so too,
then your beliefs are meaningless.
Has anyone else been conditioned by life to prepare more for the worst because hoping for the best usually jinxes your hopes anyway? But then for some strange reason, you almost always still try to stay positive which is what jinxes your hopes in the first place. It's a paradoxical curse called destiny.
Yeah... sucks, doesn't it.
Talking to oneself is good therapy.
Being in love is everything.
What I failed at in life,
I excelled at in my imagination.
Insanity is a beautiful lie to some,
and a unbearable truth for others.
Bottom line is, men do some things better than women, and women do some things better than men, but some individuals do things better than both.
Destiny is the dealer of life,
and luck is the deck of
cards she plays with.
Never let others define your existence.
Life is sweetest when it's in
danger of being taken away.
Learning to go on is one of the
hardest lessons life teaches us.
People, Life, & Age.
Three things that destroys ones ability
to tolerate these three things.
You know that sick feeling you get in the
area between your chest and stomach that
feels like you've been sucker-punched?
Yeah... That's your soul being bruised.
If life doesn't get you, then old age will. So
enjoy all of the earthly pleasures that the
physical world has to offer. For they will
be but a shadowy memory in the afterlife.
True knowledge is knowing you know nothing.
The heart has the intelligence level of a rock.
Science limits imagination,
while imagination inspires science.
Time is like thunder & lightning,
it can flash away in an instant,
or roll on very slowly, either
way, it's out of your control.
Man Secret #1:
For all of our strength, courage,
determination, and resourcefulness,
our hearts are as fragile as glass.
Government, religion, corporations,
and unions, all lie in the same bed,
they just sleep with different people.
Make tomorrow your present
so the past becomes part of
your yesterday by way of
the future today.
If I have to walk on the path of
ignorance to reach the destination
of enlightenment, then so be it.
Marriage is a mystery in combat,
because every time I win a battle,
I come closer to losing the war.
The deeper the pain we feel in this life brings deeper contentment we’ll feel in the next.
Death is living old doing what you hate while living is dying young doing what you love.
Hope feeds the soul.
Life torments the wounded.
But only fate decides who survives.
The darkness lights my way.
Being grateful doesn't come from
thinking a woman is yours, being
grateful is knowing a woman is
giving herself to you.
Denial is the comfiest pillow of all.
Life is a dance on the edge of happiness.
Life is not about changing everybody else,
life is about changing you.
Real men cry, and we'll kick your ass
for making fun of us for doing so.
Being underestimated will always
give you the advantage, so enjoy it.
Arrogance, deception, and greed are all
powerful human emotions, but the strength
of hope, kindness, and love can overcome
them all, but only by the just and heroic.
Right when you feel that the human race
can’t sink any lower into indifference,
a disaster comes along and brings the
people of earth together in goodwill.
Dreams have a better chance of becoming
reality when they are executed with a
little practicality and some hard work.
Lies are the only truth
some people will ever know.
Nightmares are the bullies of dreams.
Insomnia is the mistress I desire least.
You can be anything you want to be.
Oh no you can't. You'll be only what I allow.
Women are an eternal timeline of
infinite mystery, so understanding
them is forever futile.
Pain is like a well of despair, even when the
pain runs dry, an empty well still remains.
I am nothing I strive to be,
and everything I wish I wasn’t.
Petty bullshit are the crumbs of life,
you just brush them aside.
I’m not afraid of dying,
but reincarnation, that’s another story.
Nothing is as confusing as making all the
wrong choices in life while still knowing
they were made for the right reasons.
Loving, trusting, and preferring the
company of pets over people is a
sure sign humanity is doomed.
Why do miserable people with unhappy lives bring children into this world, wouldn’t this
be considered the height of selfishness?
Matter, energy, dimensions & time,
are like the layers of an onion,
only infinite & eternal.
For many... life is a never ending puzzle.
If it wasn't for fantasy and
reality would be even more of a
bitch to endure than it already is.
The older love gets, the less shallow it becomes.
Educate your ignorance.
You couldn't survive one
drink with my demons.
The uniqueness of individuality does not
come from the singular, but from the diverse.
For some wounds, time is only a band-aid.
Assumption is the tool of ignorance.
Peacefully well balanced, until seduced to dance on the edges of two chaotic extremes.
Struggle is the cold cruel teacher of life.
Freedom is an open road.
Enlightenment comes from driving it.
Fate likes to watch its prey... suffer.
Bryon Richard Smith
Thine Own Self
One day you will look in the mirror and see Karma take you into its wretched arms and touch you in ways that will repulse you, cripple you, destroy you. You will gag on its putrid breath as it sadistically laughs while you helplessly struggle against its molestation's. And when your defilement is deceptively teased with mercy, Karma will then look deep into your lifeless eyes, relishing its handy work while eerily whispering;
"I love how you openly defy me, and then painfully whimper when I rip and tear your happiness apart. Begging me for forgiveness as if you don't deserve my vile and perverse attentions."
Karma then callously casts your broken soul into a dark lonely abyss. A cold hard prison that's now buried deep inside your own twisted, grotesque, and spiritless body. Anything good, warm, and positive, is now lost to oblivion. Slowly, the tormented mirror now hopelessly fades to black, for I have been betrayed by thine own self.
Autumn is my favorite season. Nature turns red, orange, and yellow. The weather cools and old horror movies play on TV all the way up to All Hallows' Eve where the colors of orange and black shines upon haunted houses, Jack O' Lanterns, Halloween parties, and children dressing up to go Trick 'r' Treating.
Autumn is also the time when I get lost walking down the aisle at the store where one side is all Fall items and the other side is all Halloween items. It's like my own little oasis.
Autumn. There is just something magical during this time. Here is when the stars at night twinkle with a little more mystery, and the Moon shines with a little more danger. More so than any other season. October is the month of dark and wicked beauty.
Autumn then leads into Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve. Yes, this truly is my favorite time of the year.
Unpublished Poetry By
Bryon Richard Smith