This is a poem is for those who can’t read my QR Code Poetry. Hope you enjoy it.
Sands of Time
At last the day is done
Yet the world still has none
They can’t seem to find
What’s real or in the mind
For now they sow the field
Nothing is what they yield
For truth is in the know
Only for those who seek the flow
To fight the sands of time
Is like stepping on a mine
Only when you look to thee
Will you truly be free
Written by Roger Hoyt
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There was a story that was recently brought to my attention. Apparently, the officials in Oregon, think it’s ok to Slaughter Sea Lions. Many people, my self included, would beg the differ.
Apparently, there is a rare species of Salmon in the river where these Sea Lions are at. At the same time, the Fisherman are allowed to fish about 17% of the fish. While the Sea Lions consume much less, around 1.1%. You can see the drama unfolding already can’t you?
What I want to know, is if the Salmon is dwindling, or the species is rare, then why the heck are they even allowing them to fish? Why not leave them to the Sea Lions?
Yet, at the same time, the Fisherman had sent a letter to the Oregon officials stating they wanted them REMOVED? When you think of Removed, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It doesn’t necessarily mean killed. It just means relocated. Yet, you don’t hear the Fisherman speaking up do you?
The problem is, there is another solution. Rather than take the time and effort to relocate them, they just kill them and brand them with irons. May as well be sending them to the slaughter house.
Some people just don’t get it. It’s not always about what the cost of something is. It’s about doing what’s right. It’s about looking for alternatives. Other methods. Perhaps they could even farm the Salmon to help the population out?
Rather than blame the fisherman for over fishing our seas and rivers, is it really right to accuse innocent wild life that is just trying to thrive? They’re no different than we our in that sense. We can grow plants and raise animals. Why are we even tampering with their food source that isn’t as easy to farm?
By increasing the awareness and putting pressure on the Oregon officials. We can make them find another alternative. You can contact the Governor of Oregon below.
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber:
phone: (503) 378-4582
In the meantime, I had a list of things to do today. One of those things was to write a poem. You can read it below as well, because it pertains to this. Some say that I have a way with words. That I can say so much with so little. What do you think?
Denying the Sea
The world is in denial.
Yet they’re willing to go that extra mile.
To fight for something that they love.
Only to give something else a shove.
Why can’t we all see?
That there’s another way in the Sea.
To share and love this day.
Working together is what I pray.
Many people go through life believing that they don’t have enough. That there isn’t enough to go around in this world. That the world is over populated. Well, guess what? It’s not.
One of the many things I’ve learned from watching “The Secret” is that there is plenty in this world. There is always enough to go around. No matter if it’s Money or Food. We determine our fate by our thoughts.
For example, if you’re always thinking about debt, guess what, it’s going to continue to pile up or you won’t be able to get out of it. However, if you started thinking about Money all the time, more doors would open than close. But don’t just think about money, imagine, visualize yourself actually having that money. The Universe gives us what we think about.
Controlling your thoughts are very important if you want to succeed in today’s world. If you’re happy working a 9-5 job and doing the same thing over and over on a daily basis, which I’m sure you’re probably not, then fine, have at it. There are those who will, and those who don’t. Brings a who new meaning to will doesn’t it? What will you Will into your life?
I’ve created an Abundance list that I use on a daily basis. This list reassures me that there is plenty in the world and there is. You can use this list if you wish, or create your own Abundance list.
There is an abundance of Money.
There is an abundance of Food.
There is an abundance of Health.
There is an abundance of Life.
There is an abundance of All.
There is an abundance of Love.
There is an abundance of Happiness.
There is an abundance of Success.
There is enough for everyone.
These are all things that I want more of in my life. You too can have more of these. By affirming that there is enough, you’re also visualizing, which helps aid your visualization process. Change truly does start within. What are you going to start changing?
Changing Winds Prevail
The world around me is narrow and thin.
This is not something, I can easily win.
Chaos and the hectic abound in this wood.
Though I look around and see much good.
People are skeptic and thus they can’t see.
The world around them is already free.
From the lies and turmoil of their lives.
The passion and love, that’s what drives.
For they know the secret, from within.
That the thoughts have always been.
They strive for all they’ve done.
All you can think of is a pun.
Open your eyes, so you can see.
Change always starts within thee.
I know what you’re going to say right off the bat, there isn’t a thing that we can learn from him, he can’t even sing. Yep, I knew you were going to say that. Some people argue that it’s the marketing that makes someone big, or a failure. Personally, I think that marketing is only a small part of the equation.
If you don’t have a quality product to sell, then the world’s greatest marketing team will be useless. People make the argument that crap sells all the time. True, it does, but what kind of reputation does that crap have? If I went and made an e-book, then put it up for sale for 99 cent on Amazon, would it sell? Sure, it would sell, but it would keep selling if it was a quality e-book.
If I took that same e-book and put a title on it, “The Biggest Secret to Losing Weight.” When people bought the book and found out that there was only one sentence in the book and that sentence read, “Get off your butt and stop eating so much.” Do you honestly think that people would continue to buy it? Do you think that I would have a very good reputation after that? Probably not.
What’s my point? People often argue, “Justin Bieber is only a fab and will fade away soon enough.” Again, they also argue that he can’t sing. Seriously? Tell me something, why is it that all the people who can’t sing, or aren’t singing, are the ones giving critic to musical artist? That’s like trying to tell me where to put my money and you have a mound of debt that you have to pay off. My point is, Bieber can sing and is a quality product. I’m also willing to wager that Justin will be around for a very long time.
Why is he a quality product? He’s genuine for one and started on Youtube from nothing. His followers will always be there for him. I think his song, “Never Say Never” says it all. When people tell him that he can’t do this, or can’t do that, that’s where Never Say Never comes in. That’s what he tells them, in other words, he will succeed. That’s the difference and Justin Bieber and those of you reading this article.
If you’re not on top, you can certainly learn a lot from this kid from Canada. Once you’re on top, you don’t have to work as hard to be there and who cares if you’re not number one? Just being up there with the big boys/girls, isn’t that enough?
In less than 2 years of hard work, Justin sold out Madison Square Gardens in less than 22 minutes. In fact, the majority of his tours sold out completely. But, it wasn’t easy getting there. At first, no Radio Station would play his music. Not until he started going out and playing at smaller places, getting known among the people, did things start to flow. Every time he played, the crowds grew and grew until eventually they were sold out. When he started growing and making appearances on Radio Stations across the country, that’s when they started playing his music.
The fact is, he worked hard to get where he’s at right now. Where is he at? He’s one of the most popular artist of his time. He has several Youtube videos in the top 10 most watched of all time. That’s right, in just a couple of years. Can it be reproduced? Of course, anything that has succeeded in the past can be reproduced.
In this case, Perseverance is the key. If you don’t have the drive and the desire to back it up, you won’t succeed. If you’ve got the drive and the will, you’ll go far. Never Say Never, never say that you can’t do it and don’t ever let anyone else tell you the same. Everyone is going to have haters, you just have to learn to shut them out. After all, they don’t have a clue about what you’ve been through and who you are.
Again, I say to all the haters out there, why can’t he sing? Evidently, he can, if not, he wouldn’t have gotten as far as he is. Don’t try to give me that it’s because he has a pretty face crap either. If you think you can do better, then why aren’t you out there singing? In fact, I dare you to sing. If you think your lack of success is because you don’t have a pretty face like that, there’s make up for that. Seriously, even famous men wear make up. If you’ve got the talent, you can adopt the look, a look that suits you.
So, right now, you have no excuses. In fact, that’s what’s holding you back, your own given excuses. If that’s not enough, then why are you letting others regulate your life, when you should be out there being successful? That’s what I’m doing right now. I’m working on my future, my goal is to write and travel. What’s your excuse? Go out and be successful.
The world is ending
Seasons of fall are burning
The New Will Die Young
Haiku – Written by: Roger Hoyt
Have you ever sat there on the sidelines and just watched something happen? Perhaps you’re watching it for enjoyment, or perhaps you’re watching it to learn something? Either way, many people have sat on the sidelines of life and just watched. But, most of the time it’s for a short period of time. What happens when someone has the time to sit there for years and just watch life pass them by?
That was me for the longest time, I just sat there and watched life pass me by. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “Just One More vs Tomorrow?” I was the Tomorrow guy, always made sure that I had other things to do. My interest kept me busy, and these interest ranged from: Video Games, Culture, Food, Technology, Music, Youtube. Yep, I wasted away a lot of time on the web. Heck, I still do, but at least this time, I’m moving towards a goal.
Social media has had an impact in my life like nothing else has. Sharing my poetry and my blog post with others has giving me something to look forward to. When you have people adding you to their list of favorite poets, there is something there. It means that you have a way with words. I’ve been told that I have the greatest ability to say so much with so little. In fact, easy/simple poetry is often some times the hardest to write, because you’re trying to find the right word to fit in the equation.
My best poems though always come out right then and there. No time wasted writing, no time wasted thinking. It’s just there in a matter of a few minutes or less. Some say that’s a gift with words, others say it’s a gift of thought. Perhaps my imagination is much more than it seems.
When you’ve been sitting on the sidelines for a while, you have time to think, you have time to reflect. How much time do you have to do that in any given day? This down time, has given rise to many thoughts and ideas. While some of them are farfetched, others are golden gems ready to be plucked. Perhaps it’s time for us to set aside time, for time’s sake?
Poets and Writers aren’t smart because we were born smart. It’s because we’ve had the time to muse and think about things no one has dared to think about. All throughout my life, I’ve had very few friends. I could count all my friends at any given time, on my right hand alone. In fact, right now in life, I really only have one proper friend and that’s my cousin. I think it’s about time I changed that.
The world is a big place, lots of things to see and do. There are people to meet and food to taste. If there is one thing I’ve learned through Social Media and Empire Avenue, it’s that you have to be a “Just One More” kind of person to get ahead. I choose to be that One More. Just tonight, I was debating with a friend whether or not I should create a community forum. With her encouraging me too be that Just One More, I created that Forum tonight. It’s not public yet because I have a few things to add to it, but it’s there.
Now, there’s just one more thing I have to do tonight before I log. I’ve got to at least add one new video to my Youtube channel. You can find my Youtube channel below. Perhaps together we can all be that “Just One More” person that we all should be.
Many people assume that they have “Nothing to Lose and Nothing to Gain.” In fact, You have “Everything to Lose and Everything to Gain.” When you stop being you, you stop seeing with your eyes. When you sit on the sidelines, you learn to see again. When you stop procrastinating, you become someone you never thought you would. Join me today and Start Living.
Now I see with my own eyes.
Tears of the fallen, are many of cries.
Though sorrow they do feel.
Like the skin, it does peel.
Wine and moan, as they cover their face.
Struggling to climb back grace.
No one sees them, for they are shamed.
Their wild spirits, can not be tamed.
Written by: Roger Hoyt