Welcome to the Machine

 

It shouldn’t be shocking to anyone that we have people in this country that will fight animals to the death for money.  The only difference between them and our govt is that our government uses our kids instead of dogs.  not for money but for oil and control.  The amazing thing is that they’re able to get the American people to agree to it.  The dog has no choice. I personally support the troops were and disgusted in the way their lives sacrifices are being wasted by this heartless greedy militarized monster.  That we call home. 😦

R.Caruso (c) 2012

Decision

I gaze upon and eagle while standing at the door

I look again behind me not sure I want this anymore.

The eagle’s life I knew to be tranquil and so free

I look behind me once again it’s sure not that way for me.

I remember my flight with the eagle flying high above the crowd

Detached from turbulent emotions and egos screaming loud.

I watched as people attacked each other aiming for the heart.

I noticed the people that professed their love quickly torn apart.

I asked my friend the eagle why do you think they act this way.

He said they crave protection they don’t know any other way.

You see they never rise above and see the world I see.

They feel a life of beauty for them can never be.

They just need to relax their mind and follow their own heart.

For if they did this one small thing their lives would have a better start.

I listen to him intently and then asked what am I to do

Do I go back in to my path my friend or stay out here with you

He looked at me a second, thinking of what to say

Your mission of life is not about keeping things away

You’re here to live among them and help them to see the light.

To show a way to live their lives with out a constant fight

You can do your best to understand and help them find a better way

But if you choose to join them, then fighting will fill your days.

Remember the sights you’ve seen flying here with me

Take it with you now my friend and help them all to see.

Tell them of the sight you’ve seen the beauty from above

That they to can see this too they just have to rise above.

I pondered what the eagle said as I stepped back inside the door.

I think I’ll live my life from now on not fighting anymore.

I’ll try to live life gliding the way the eagle does.

To do my best to live my life balanced, with strength and with love.

I looked around with this conviction amazed at the sight

The world that looked so dark before had completely filled with light.

The sight of brightness helped me put my hard feeling down to rest.

So now my path is clear I understand my Quest.

To help people find their way to the future that they seek

To help them find a way out of pain and strength for when they’re weak.

                                                                                                       R.Caruso © 2002

 

Cross Roads

Cross Roads

The spirit of a man began to stray

From within the body in which he laid

It traveled the ethers and rested where

There was a sleeping woman with silken hair

He stroked her hair, she made a gentle sigh

A smile returned, among the tears she cried

He stroked her cheek, she dreamed he cared.

She snuggled close, she felt him there.

Her heart was full her love was back

She dreamed her world was bright, her life intact.

He said, my love it is up to you

The time has come. What will you do?

My love is here my body’s not.

We both learned the lessons the spirits taught.

We know our love is strong and true

Time is now love, it is up to you.

She felt the truth as he explained

It is time to stand up and make a change.

He held her close, made her heart melt

She reveled in, the love she felt.

Then with a start she felt the lack

a weak, cold hand had touched her back.

The gray world was back the spirit gone

Her lonely tears continue on.

R.Caruso (c) 2010

A Message

Its 2 am and I’m sitting here typing on these keys

As visions, words and scenarios spin inside of me.

Sleep thus far evades me as I think of what they mean

I know I’ll never sleep a wink, till I’ve told you what I’ve seen.

I see treachery and bigotry, poison food in all the stores

While people we hired to keep the peace use lies to sell us war.

Our children are used as pawns, as their lives were about to start.

They are sacrificed there needlessly leaving families torn apart.

Health care only for the wealthy, justice bought and sold by phone.

Schools teach competition, but understanding is never shown.

They teach pride in school and football plays.

But a class for tolerance is not the way

If you’re not happy take your pill today.

It is a robot you will be one day.

That’s just the way it goes.

Then the disasters came and millions died for them help would never come.

Then the economic tapestry began to come undone.

Corporate thieves and politicians pretend each other is to blame.

The society has destroyed itself like a Phoenix in its flame.

During this vision I wondered why it had to be this way.

A voice said, people won’t make a stand, they’re afraid to have their say.

They find their peace in ignorance, false images in their eyes.

They find solace in political rhetoric as their planet starts to die.

Vote for change they’d always shout,  our needs you have to meet.

The only change that’s ever made is who occupies the seats

Then the scene began to change as dust settled on the land.

A world of understanding came as new leaders took a stand.

The voice said these leaders,  are nothing like the ones you had

They have no greed or prejudice they know why things got bad.

When they saw the changes coming, they tried to warn and educate.

All they could do was share what they knew and then stand back and wait

They addressed the abuse of animals and came to their defense.

They tended the needs of the common man, and put injustices to rest.

They fed hungry people the best they could.

Collecting donations from whoever would.

When a protest was needed that is where they stood.

They did their very best.

Now they will lead this world to the place it needs to be.

A place that compassionate behavior is what people expect to see.

No more will virtue,  be seen in cold and greedy acts.

When the masses show integrity the will be no changing back.

The scene disappeared completely

but the voices went on to say

you saw a piece of the future but the work must start today.

R.Caruso (c)2008

The Final Act.

On a mountain precipice an old man stood

thinking about his life

He took a pen and paper out and

quickly began to write

He wrote I faced my inner demons; I stood

strong through every test.

It has been a long hard road to get

here ; I have done my very best

To my kids I love you deeply, beyond this life that love will stand

You birth gave me life, your life

gave me strength to be a stronger man

You were taught to stand strong

against adversity; though it’s hard to tell just when.

Are you standing strong on stubborn

ground? Or should you step back and start again

I watched you face your challenges my

hopes and prayers with you

I listen through your painful nights

wishing there was more that I could do.

The years went by so quickly not

enough time to keep you close

Of all the things I’ll miss in this

life I’ll miss you both the most.

To friends and lovers that’s come and

gone I hope that you can see.

No matter what happened I did my best

, I was the all I knew to be.

To god please send this letter to the ones I love; something I know that you will do.

People I met who cried for help, I

gave a message to them from you.

He wrote “my health is failing, won’t be useless in this life.

So he tossed his letter to the

Universe and stepped into the light.

R.Caruso © 2011

Just a Thought

Just a Thought

We are bombarded with so much information every day especially

Through the media that many of us relinquish our power to the aggressive and just go the way of the hypnotized masses

We have forgotten it is possible to love and support the people in the military  but loath and stand up against war.

It is possible to be proud of your country but have disdain for the antics of its government.

Controlling how much others affect YOUR life doesn’t make you a control freak

That there is a difference between having boundaries and having walls

You can face negativity without perpetuating it.

Peace by negotiating to mutual satisfaction is REAL Peace

Peace through aggression or war is merely dominance

Forced respect is an illusion.

You can fight without aggression.

You can love without submission.

See fear as a challenge to be conquered Instead of an excuse to submit.

If you defer without participation to someone else to solve a problem that affects you, then you are part of that problem.

Remember that the Universe has the information but the truth is in you.