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The Fear of Us

We aren’t beautiful because of what we look like, we are beautiful because of who we are. That’s not something our society will tell our young boys and girls. That’s not something our society will tell us, instead they’ll tell us that beauty is something we can have by exercising at expensive gyms, wearing fancy clothes, driving the right kinds of cars, wearing the right kind of makeup, having the right types of  shoes, having a prestigious job, or by the number of carrots that’s put on our finger.

The truth?  The truth is our society can’t afford to tell us the truth. Those lies of beauty and subsequently happiness is what feeds the greed of our capitalistic machine, and on a larger scale feeds the inequities of our entire society. They have to keep us running. They have to keep us chasing, desiring, wanting, and CONSUMING.  They know the minute they allow us to slow down, the minute we stop running on the wheel in that rat cage they’ve trapped us in, we might begin to think.  And when we begin to think, we may start to learn the truth.   The TRUTH that beauty, happiness, and love can’t be bought.  When we stop running on that wheel and start thinking, we might wake up and realize that we have always been beautiful.   We may wake up and KNOW that we’ve always been beautiful and quit wasting our money and time trying to buy the gifts that God already gave us. That is the fear, that one day we might WAKE UP and KNOW

Looking Out

Slave circa 2012


Free from the chains
but the shackles are not gone

Free to think for yourself
but the bondage is still strong

Free to be you
but consumed with the material you own

Free to be us
but our legacy is all but gone

Free to be free
but still choosing to be owned

Free to be free
but still choosing to be owned

A slave,
still choosing to be owned

God’s Currency

My blessings exceed my worthiness so I strive to give the excess away to those that are less fortunate than me.  My belief, there should be no Capitalism when the currency we’re dealing in is God’s blessings.  — Sean King