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REAL LIFE
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 REAL LIFE
When you see real life for what real life is
See it for all its frankness and candor … its lack of fluff and fizz
You learn to appreciate honesty, even if it is a slap in the face
For you know where you stand … and you know your place
You can look past deception by looking at the way things are
And fear not betrayal ‘cause you can see if from afar
And yes, you can see trouble coming from a mile away
When you’ve been tried by reality, there’s nothing left to say
You learn that the saying “time will tell” rings true
Time marches on, brining truth into view
For a lie can only stand but only for so long
Before it topples before the truth, and truth sings its silent song
Like faith, all it takes is the measure of a mustard seed
For truth to sprout to its potential, then you find that there is no need -
To justify or defend against what is, for if it’s a façade, it’ll fade -
Into the nothingness of obscurity, and the point of truth is made
When you see real life for what real life is meant to be
And embrace reality in its purest form, you can more clearly see -
How the universe really is and how the world works
You get an ‘ultra-true’ sense of its problems … and its perks
You can separate the trash from the treasure, and find the diamond in the rough
You can decipher vibrato from vocal cowardice, and separate the timid from the tough
You can begin to assemble an essential yet simple proof
Most importantly you can separate a tale from the truth
You can differentiate the Bull from the b#llsh!t without wasting much time
And save yourself the animate energy of an uphill climb -
That so many struggle with and decry the situation for the way it presents itself
For it is what it is and honestly it can be nothing else
With open eyes and ears you can see and hear the signs of what is to come
That’ll be of no surprise to you, but will be a surprise to more than some -
Who happens to fall for the BS more often than not and can’t figure out why
And are frustrated by the way things are and find changes too futile to try
When you see real life the way real life is to be seen
Your senses become acute and your awareness becomes keen
You see life as less innocent and this existence ‘less than’ pristine
You start to discern what it is to be forthright as opposed to being mean
Your naiveté turns into knowledge and wisdom
You have a better understanding, and you know where it is from
And like the young lion learning how to hunt after each kill
You better learn how to navigate through life, and some aspects of life – at will
You learn how to see treacherous ways by the clues that are left
You learn how to avoid deceit which only brings to our ‘peace of mind’, theft
You can route your way around the traps of life that so easily snares -
The unsuspecting soul that’s caught unawares
The veil of innocence is lifted to where intentions are un-shrouded
And agendas and cruel ambitions become less crowded
As they take up less space in the mind allowing you to be up-lifted
Having already been tried, and like wheat, twice-sifted
When you see real life for what real life really is
And differences are as distinct as the difference between hers and his
You see life with a ‘clarity’ that you’ve never seen before
And like an ever blossoming flower, truth opens up more and more
You tend not to see people, places and things the same way
You look at life differently as it takes on a new display
A display that’s been there all along albeit new to you
A display that’s opened up when innocence no long obscures your view
When the veil of ignorance and naiveté are no longer an issue
You can push through this era of existence as easily as breaking through wet tissue
And focus on what’s important and deal with what matters most
And leave the insignificant things of this life to those that are prone to brag and boast
Let the wrongs be wrongs … let bygones be bygones
Let what is, continue to be for those who find purpose to thrive on
As you chart your course through life that will take you to where you want to be
Focusing on you and on the things in life that you want to see
Written by: Charles
© 2009

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