Sunday, 25 March 2012

Live your lives

Live your Lives
It is time to start living your lives; and stop living your lies. 
I am perplexed by people’s acts of hate and animosity.  The act of conflict has no bases in rational behaviour and the measurement for it should be found in the early evolution of man and not in an enlightened age.  So are we still living in the dark ages?  Since you all want the same thing, love in your lives, perhaps you should start living your lives and stop living your lies.  Stop diminishing the love you all have got and lift it up to the highest point. You’ve touched the moon now reach for the stars, because in love all things are possible. When others are negative be positive, when others are damning be loving when they are hateful be compassionate. The burdens you carry are temporary, though for a time they weigh you down and often feel eternal; but the truth is, it is love that’s eternal though it often feels temporary.  People turn and say of me, that I am a dreamer; well of course I am.  I am after all the greatest of the creative genius’s far greater than Leonardo da Vinci or for that matter William Shakespeare and don’t let me forget to mention that I am greater than Archimedes; I know you doubt such a revelation.  Well maybe you’re right; perhaps I am just a great dreamer or fantasist.  And as I have said in the past but will now repeat are these words ‘what’s truly obvious to me but not apparent to you is that in a dog eat dog world everyone is made a cannibal’.  And so maybe you all prefer to be predators, roaring raging lions.  Myself I prefer a softer approach; I guess that’s why I’m considered such a lamb, being often thought of as weak, or a victim of other peoples hate, though I am sure they do not perceive their acts as hateful.  And why, because in an aggressive world I choose love and not hate. I choose compassion and not malice.  I choose the freedom to care and not be controlled by my personal fears.  So when you blow a hurricane, I prefer to be a soft summers’ breeze.  When you rage like a mighty volcano, I prefer to be a gentle rolling hill.  And when you choose division I choose unity.
I don’t really have time to consider what’s important for myself; because I choose not to be blind to how people, all people everywhere, except for an enlightened few, are truly confused about life.   Not really understanding that the most important thing in life is actually free.  Love.  
As you are now aware, for me to think such a thing must mean I am a fantasist, or creative genius, one of the two.  Anyway, I thought I would explain to you all exactly why you behave in the manner that you do. So I wrote the Theory of Diminished Social Behaviour and the Omnipresent Social Memory.  A new social theory for you.  I am sorry if it still needs a little tweeting, I mean tweaking, but that’s life I guess, you know, that’s just the way it is, and of course the oldest adage of all; if it was good enough for me; and so on and so forth.  Just hit the link at the top of this blog and you can then read and download it for free.
I believe in a different approach to others. So that when they choose hate, I choose love, and when they choose malice I choose compassion, and when they choose anger I choose kindness; and though I have seen people hate relentlessly, I will not give up my love. And why because the only thing I will not give strength to is hate.
Should you feel weak I will make you feel strong. When you feel downtrodden, I will raise you up, and when you feel alone, that you have no one left to turn to, I will turn to you. For those that have shed tears enough to fill oceans. I shall drain those oceans and fill them with love. I will love who I will love the Great and the Small because everyone is equal in love. I will use every arsenal at my disposal.  Love, Compassion, Tolerance and Understanding. I will never give up in my belief that people can change, that I can reach into their hearts and find love there and not hate.  That people can all love one another. I will seek out the resolute ‘I am’ in everyone, and see if they are willing to join me and say ‘I am a lover too.’ Wait a minute that must mean ‘I am a dreamer,’ did you say those words ‘I am’ and believe them just a little bit.  So have I finally got you to recognise that I am a creative genius? 
I guess that also means in the end dreams will out, or Love, depending on your interpretation or inspiration.  And the fantasist will have his say or not.  But then again you may be content to think that the things I do and will do may just be down to luck, or divine inspiration, or perhaps some of you might comfort yourselves by telling each other that I am incapable of creating something really profound; in which case when I am finally done; I will say the words that those people would hate to hear, especially after the hate in them has spent so many years and so much effort struggling against me, trying to diminish the love I feel; so when others come at me once more with hateful intention I shall turn and say ‘your hates too late, loves here to stay.’ 
So if you ignore the love within yourself and let negativity and hate spiral out of control, and you cling to hopelessness instead of hope; becoming blind to the truth, that the only thing that matters in life is that you love one another. It gives me the opportunity to come upon you in secret and whisper quietly in your ear, that, ‘loves here to stay,’ which means of course; ‘your hates too late.’
David xx
Adam David Papa-Adams (C) 2012 all rights reserved

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

What is Love?

What is Love?

Love that majesty of the divine can take many forms. You can place it in your hearts and your minds and give it power over all things. It is the great shield and guardian against the forces of hate and malice. Its beauty is its understanding and tolerance; its greatness is its wisdom and forgiveness. Many do not see the power they have and subsequently rebel against the love they have inside themselves being fearful that it might show them up for being weak. Love is not weakness it is strength unimagined.
To many love is a relationship between two partners, between parents and children between those that are nearest and dearest. It can take different forms manifesting itself in a love for even an object, a smell, a desire. It makes the inanimate seem real and the real seem inanimate. It can give distance to the living and life to the dead.
To some love is clean living, showing the world that they are right, decent, law abiding citizens whose cold testimony inflicts upon the less fortunate the harshest of judgments, and feel satisfied after they have done so, that they are blameless in their condemnation of others and that all punishments are well deserved. They do not understand that love is about mercy unless they require mercy for themselves, as they are like great storehouses of virtue and love who give to their own but are unwilling to share what they have got with those who are considered strangers and do not realise that in those storehouses something rotten festers; hypocrisy.
To others love is highly possessive and uncompromising; it shows itself in a selfish need to be recognised by those loved, so much so that people are caught in a web of seeking the approval of those loved by elevating and placing them on pedestals so that all wrong they do goes unrecognised and unnoticed. Such a love manifests itself not just in the individual but also in groups and even sections of communities, and religions.
So again the question is what is Love? And how does anyone explain what has never been understood. When the riots occurred in 2011, a certain group showed how they had reached their tipping point. People lost businesses and homes and those with the authority to act looked at what had occurred with the answer of condemnation and punishment. Even though this does not address the underlying problems of those of the weak, the vulnerable and the unfortunate. Those people that had committed such offences needed to be re-educated. Some people even statesmen believed that the hostility of such groups that participated in the riots were due to a few opportunists; such a simplistic view does not consider why such people become opportunistic.
Those that perpetrated the riots did so not because they believed the world owed them something but because they felt they owed the world for all the hate, malice and callousness they have been forced to swallow. The bitterness is culturally held in their memory over many decades. It is in their hearts and their homes, it might even be brought from other places and be passed down from generation to generation. The understanding of this takes empathy, courage and a wisdom that is slowly but guardedly being shown.
So again the question is what is love and how does one explain its great mystery. I wrote in my social theory how the weak and vulnerable prey on the weak and vulnerable and this was seen in the riots. In a recent blog I also wrote how the rich treated each other richly and the poor treated each other poorly; I spoke of the richness of spirit and how it spans all classes as does the poor of spirit. For callousness like love does not know borders or bow to class.
That is why true understanding and education is necessary. People need to be taught empathy; the way to do that is through example and instruction. People learn by association and by things they are already sympathetic to, that is how they may be taught.

Ask yourself who or what do you Love? And then ask yourselves is that love or is it something else?

Adam David Papa-Adams (C) 2012 all rights reserved 

Sunday, 11 March 2012

An Angels Voice for Louise
I am There

Don't despair for I am there
From every corner of your room
From distant sun to distant moon
When times of trouble come to soon
I am there
And in every cavern deep
In dreams when little children sleep
And all the secrets that you keep
I am there
And when ever you feel alone
Or feel that you can't turn home
Thinking that you are on your own
I am there
From covered mountains that touch the sky
To places where only eagles fly
To every question where you ask why?
I am there
And I don't mean to trivialise
And look upon you with selfish eyes
Or come to you in some hidden guise
When saying I am there
And though stories mention me
And I am beyond what mortal man can see
And though you believe with difficulty
I am there
And in this world of material labels
Where I am spoken of only in fables
To believe in love is to believe in Angels
So don't despair Louise for I am there
The Poet David Papa-Adams © 2008 all rights reserved 
A Love without Condition

What is Love without Conditions
It is floating without a hoist
Watching parents of a new born baby rejoice
It is a hope without an end
A candles flame that will not descend
It is a breath of sweet innocence
It is a time that does not pass
A moment of magic that will last
It is all the positive energy in the world
It is every truth that love can build
It will keep you secure
It is a love that will endure
It is a faith that cannot be seen
The fulfilment of every dream
It is being interned whilst being free
A tsunami of sweet liberty
It is all the hot summers there have been
Every blue sky you have ever seen
It is the cure for every ill
The ultimate adrenalin thrill
It is all the wisdom that can be found
It is a spell that will astound
It is a heavenly belief
It is loves great relief
It is the acceptance of being fulfilled
It is a beauty never to be concealed
It is the stars that light up the night
It makes the sun burn so bright
It is a love freely given
And not by expectations driven
It is the being of your soul
And in life it is the ultimate goal

Adam David Papa-Adams © 2008 all rights reserved 
Thank you Jesus

I saw Heavens Kingdom
And found Jesus there
He said brotherly love
Is what made you care

And those desperate trials
That brought deep despair
Are gone here in heaven
Where everyone does care

He said
When you stood alone
I always stood there
So now forget the trials
And the burdens you bear

For here in heaven
No one stands alone
We are all at peace
In our one true home

And the loves lost
That passed far away
Never suffer winters frost
Or have a bad day

You'll find them all here
And others that you know
So do not shed a tear
For the places people go

The Poet David Papa-Adams © 2011 all rights reserved

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Age of a lesser man

Age of a lesser man

What happened to those yesterdays that held so much promise. They were filled with struggles and trials that I was unprepared for. I remember when I was younger wondering what tomorrow would bring not knowing that I could take control of it rather than let it drive me down avenues I despised. My worries then seem distant now so much so that that time could be a thousand years ago; and if I met that man would I now be able to help him when he seems more detached than ever from this life.

The past now seems so long ago that I am only left with faded memories and I must ask myself was that a freer time or were those just innocent years. I remember that I never reacted when people tore at me but held all in. I was not one to indulge other peoples needs of shaming others so that they would appear a better person in front of them, instead I stood by breathing in the toxic vapour that they were spewing forth as if it were life giving oxygen. And when people beat me down either verbally or physically I believed it was deserved because I had been told so and when they hated me I believed that was deserved, again because I was told it was deserved; being convinced through years of abuse that I must have done something to initiate such offences when truly the lie was theirs and the belief in the lie belonged to so many thoughtless others, as people often would repeat old fables to justify their inaction or their unconcern for another persons emotions by saying such things as ’it takes two to tango’ meaning somewhere along the line I must also be at fault or they would say ‘you must have done something wrong’ when I had done nothing to deserve such malice; or they would tell me that their malice was a joke and if I was upset by what was said then the fault was mine for not understanding the humour of what was said. And if my complaints to the abuses suffered grew too tiring I would then be told to ‘get a grip’ or to ‘get over it’ or I was told to just ‘be quiet’ that ‘no one cares’, these words would often be thrown at me by people who were the first to complain when less acts of abuse occurred to them; such is the narrow view of this world as people are more than willing to devour others with their words and actions but when they have a reaction, these people often behave as though they are the injured party as though they are the victim. Again such behaviour shows how people centre on themselves and have a lack of empathy for others. It is no wonder that I closed myself off from others or the world that does so much to hate and be angry at others. And over time I lost so many I loved when I realised they did not love me. Those that were family who have over decades attacked me, those that I had thought as friends who had chosen a malicious route to my heart. And as the years passed realisation grew that people really did not consider me an equal or even any other person that they did not have a close personal relationship with. As the things people wanted for themselves were often different to the toxic waste they fed others.

All these people were unknowing of love or its hope; preferring to take hope from others, draining it away as though their lives depended on it, and like leeches they would try to suck the vivacity of life from others; believing in a ‘Dog eat Dog world’ that to them was very real, even though I would inform them that such a world makes everyone a cannibal. You see we are all meant to make each other strong instead of weak, and I observed that after people are made weak they are often blamed for the things they do as a consequence of their weakness, and is that not the way with the world. So hateful is the callous heart that it strives relentlessly to conquer and subdue. People will say and do things of a hateful nature and in their thoughtless calculating manner not care about the harm they do as long as they come to no harm themselves. I feel the sadness of this is that such a lack of empathy shows an increased sense of insecurity; a need on their part to be valued and yet the acts they perpetrate have no value.

All those whether they are an individual or even a state if they have to intimidate oppress or undermine another are behaving in a manner that shows how they cannot cope with their own issues and burdens and instead cast them around at those nearest to them with the same effect as someone hurling stones in a glass house. Not realising that they will in the end be the architects of their own downfall, as people or states like these do not have friends just accomplices who may be bought and sold depending on what is on offer; for such is the pragmatism and cynicism of this world.

Who mourns the Angelos?

When I die do not cover me with comforting words
Do not speak kindly of wasted youth or fettered love
Do not speak softly of harsher times felt
Make instead a trumpet call to passions dead
To wilted flowers lying over sunken bed
And have an honest tongue and say
We punished as it was right to punish
We hated as it was right to hate
We marked and stained as it was right to do so
Knowing that scars do not fade
For they are the reminders of acts played
But still dare you blame the dead
For their lack of life and withered passions

For the cold condemning testimony that endures
For voices unheard and the unspoken word 
When ends their sufferance to hate
The trials and battles fought against fate
And what is left but the reminder of bitter age
Traced across charcoaled page
And then remember this epitaph
What does not live
Can neither love nor forgive

Adam David Papa-Adams © 2012 all rights reserved

For the cold condemning testimony that endures