The music that plays in my ear!

Dream Weaver

The above piece I am willing the depart with for $1,458.

When I look at this piece of art I am reminded of the days in that dark dungeon and when the shadows began to encase me. I am reminded of the 6 years I was made to sit and wait upon my freedom, with only my  dreams to comfort me.

I am reminded of the taunts and the laughter of the men in cells a mirror image away from, all calling out for light that is forever alluding them. All calling out to dreams and never seeing passed there own problems or what got them in that dungeon. I am reminded of the times when I had to console grown men whom might have committed more heinous and sinister crimes than I, yet I felt the pull on my soul to always give those men hope for a better day. This same hope I seared upon my heart and who make my star guide as I sat in my cells and drew images like the one above.

The music in my ears, was like a burning whip refusing to give me piece. Don’t die with your music still inside of you.

There are much more talented men and women out there but none more tenacious than the weaver that burns his candle in my heart. None may never know the real me but I am able to show them a piece through my art. Through the quite song that seeks to breathe new life and education through the husks of old skins entrapped as the woman in the above picture. Entrapped by traditions and thoughts and guilt’s and ways that have only made you prisoners, like the men I had come to know in those numerous dungeons.

Doctors call it Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon described in 1973 in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors.

Can you imagine that we only knew about such a phenomenon since 1973. We did not know what that was in 1500 Florence France. Nor in 1800 America, nor during the Civil Rights Movement. Nope we did not know that the ability of man to be in an invisible bondage of thought and attitude and circumstance and thinking it is ok to sit in a dungeon for 20 years out of there lives because very little exists outside of there little homes from birth. We did not know that women could rely so much on the need of a man that they could become vindictive and callous vipers and loose all nurturing and caring attitudes towards there husbands or sons or brothers or even a sister, due to jealousy of the comfort afforded her due to the lords grace of providing a husband whom can take care of her. No we did not know that since the 70’s such notions as described and felt in the above art piece was never thought of, taught or recognized by any society and because no such word existed, or such thought perceived, No one felt entitled to anything but what was afforded to them by the grace of GOD.

Some would go so far as to say the Boonie never wanted to help Clyde. Some would say that the hands of cool hand luke where just as fowl as anyone that stepped on the green mile.

I know I do not want to identify, vilify or justify a thing. I did my time cause I was wrong. Now that we know it I want the grace to move from it, become wiser and I want the same afforded for those that I was made to stand next to. Whom I got to know on a personal level that I am sure I could eat at the same dinner table with.

A man asked me the other day, If I thought prisons should exist?

I told him they exist so a man or woman can repay a debt, they hurt someone, they did something to deserve to be there in that box, but when they smell that fresh air, cause you know with or without your lawyering help they will smell fresh air again. They deserve every chance to feel human and not made to believe there is nothing left for them but the box.

That woman whom had the rough life of dealing with a criminal husband should not be made to feel she is now stuck taking care of a sack of potatoes, for that is what most men are when they come home half the time. Women too, when you see them, when you are from where I am from, you will identify them from there eyes. That yes they were made to sit in a box like a dog and sleep in there own filth. That does not mean they have to stay there.

I certainly will never be made to stay there.

To answer your question, “No prisons should not exists, especially the private money grubbing ones that treat humans as cattle, for when I am free as I am, never would I treat you as I was treated, though at times I feel you will never understand until one day for no reason at all, cause a man with a badge and one bad day, takes you down town, convinced you deserve to be in that box, enforcer of the law that is as confusing to him as it is to the one in the paddy wagon,  tells you that until you can prove to me that you are not whom they claim you to be, you will sit in here. Oh, you know sign for three years, you already did a year here and no one believes that you are innocent, just take the three and go home, you will be fine, Prisons are SAFE now, we don’t do the raping thing and if anyone touches you, you can press charges and try to get money for your family, Oh it was your family by the way that sold you out for 5,000 so really do everyone a favor and take the 3.” Then when 3 turns to 6 and that 6 becomes a way of life for your job begging behind, I want you to remember this day when I told you, “NO”!

Oh but the president is going to change that, things are going to be better now.

I ask you, For who?


Seekers of Life Eternal

Ezekiel 40:1-5
1 In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the fall of the city—on that very day the hand of the LORD was on me and he took me there. 2 In visions of God he took me to the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain, on whose south side were some buildings that looked like a city. 3 He took me there, and I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze; he was standing in the gateway with a linen cord and a measuring rod in his hand. 4 The man said to me, “Son of man, look carefully and listen closely and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for that is why you have been brought here. Tell the people of Israel everything you see.” 5 I saw a wall completely surrounding the temple area. The length of the measuring rod in the man’s hand was six long cubits, each of which was a cubit and a handbreadth. He measured the wall; it was one measuring rod thick and one rod high.

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When the church separated and the state maimed.

In the 1930’s it was deemed unethical to drink to excess and belligerency and social irrelevance. The bootlegger got rich off the need and risked imprisonment.

Al Capone, was made infamous for it and is considered the reason alone, all by himself, for the destruction of the Prohibition Act. Later a clause is arranged in the courts to ease the transitions of progressive thought in America. The development of Alcatraz was seen to hold in the most vile of criminals. Murder was deemed to be one of the worst crimes. Extortion, racketeering, theft, double dealing etc.

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Well after these deliberations and years of  questionable functionality, in some states you will observe the federal law slowly reverting in it’s thinking. What was once   Legal Blood Alcohol Limit (BAC) by State – totaldui, .08 is soon to be dropped to a universal .05, mainly to increase the rate of arrests, But it is perfectly legal to drink.

They tell us not be political but the very politics are infringing upon the sanctity of personal freedoms. i.e. Gun rights. Perfectly legal for  a person to own a gun when they go through the proper channels and register and see to the safety of there home, but it is not the responsible gun owner that is in question and it is not the responsible gun owner that is walking on a college campus with a fire arm. Though according to Texas State Law, it is perfectly legal at the age of 21+ to do so.

When we were kids growing up, did you think we cared about the legalities of age upon when we could legally do something. Do you believe we went to our parents and said, for my 18th birthday I want my first legal cigarette. Do you believe that when we were kids growing up we waited on the stoop for the day they would say it is perfectly legal for a man to kiss another man, so that made it right, that women just went around hugging up with men till the day came where they could express their contempt of man and dance with there sisters. Is this really how the world functions?

Not my universe and I am called (Self-righteous) because I work daily to observe the word of God.

The word of God says the woman is not to sell her body and so the State arrests  the prostitute  with impunity, yet in the same breathe claims she can do as she wishes. She can have a job, she is entitled to, she should not be denied, yet observing no skill this very woman from the age of 16 crowds the streets of Daytona Beach Florida and sells what she knows will sell. The law of the land observes and she rests for a week to do it again on Sunday. No one says a word.

Certainly because we are not  to become politically involved, because people have a right to exercise free will.

The man, is to care for the home, the word of God says it, but what is the federal rate of a man working outside of the home? Personally spending years looking for work and breaking free of the encroachment that was to be my life, I can state from personal experience that manual labor such as ‘landscaping’ was never to be a JOB, this is something that every man does for his home cause that is his “HOME.”
what kudos does a man get because he can make the bushes trim or he can make the roof stop leaking. This is what he is supposed to do. Now where does a man stand when he can not raise an income in his home and has to rely on his wife to go out and help with expenses. Certainly the church is not going to get politically involved. They just love to see the labor force riddled with women doing the jobs of men.

Now where is this mysterious labor force? Going down the streets of Houston and as far as California you will see women on the construction site. Not cat walking by the construction site but actually in the machinery digging the pipelines. Most would applaud these women for answering a need. I was a little confused. Considering there was an entire encampment of able body men sitting; literally laying on the ground of the GEO care group, for a year and a half, some dying of heat exhaustion, some dying of nothing but time, and all determined to be the flack worker.

They were all middle class men (ex entrepreneur’s of the 80’s and 90’s) Computer literate, sale dependent, gift of gab miscreants, whom could not get a job to save their lives.

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Work Force Solutions is a joke…not sure how many of you have looked into the program. (They help place you in work depending on your HR credit/standing). Don’t ever get a criminal record is all I say, for your standing on the job will be 18 months and then canned city, only to see you climb again, wash and repeat. This is what is known as a Social Glitch. There is static in the thought of man, so that when a man/woman achieves a positive step on the ladder of success, there is a rewind button on that success and they are made to do something again in order to get back to where they were.

When this happens, I always say, “Say what?”

When I notice something seems way to familiar in conversation or deed and it is not my century in which I wish to deal with it, I am quick to wave the glamour from my eyes and ignore the distractions, grin and bare it and get back to work.

The State has always done it’s share in maiming the population, be it through child care, home care, health care, land preservation, voting rights, the penal system. Listen, I need you to really hear this, I really need people to grab hold of their mental faculties and realize that our civil liberties never had a thing to do with orientation. So where in the upside down Bermuda Triangle did people get the idea that the rights of man/woman/child had a thing to do with weather or not GOD created every single one of us as we are intended to be. The only reason their is no more need for the conversation of white this, black that, Spanish might, native american right, had never a single thing to do who was sleeping with whom. It had everything to do with labor and how he or she is to provide for family. A sanctified family being a man, a woman and as many children as that man and woman can afford. Affordability being dependent upon how much sweat can be produced to provide for the whole.  Family sometimes including the helping hand and the Chinese immigrant that was so far from home cause the California Gold rush was a time for money to be made and progression to be stamped on the ranch side door. Whatever dollar was made went to the family and whatever taxes where to be paid was met because every man/woman/child could pick up the pieces.

I thank the lord for the family that can keep its principals in place, stand there ground firmly on him and say, no matter the good times or the bad, in this house we serve the lord and his word is law.

This has been another take on things from your Advent Voice.



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 I have decided to post this disclaimer because there is a world of cynicism boiling over, the percolation is at it’s peak and everywhere I go people want to know, what it is that keeps that smile and laughter on my face. My answer will always be vision, the ability to see into tomorrow, or to create worlds from my mind.

  As writers we can only tell of what we have seen.

 Now as an artist we can tell of what we have seen and we can illustrate it too. We can promote in silence.

    I can ride my bike with no handle bars, I can lead you all with a microphone, and I can Tag the world with visions into tomorrow, I have asked upon ever line, what can the black top tell me, that I cannot crack with my mind, when they believe they have caged the elephant, while holding  the universe in a glass, it’ll explode into an Occupied Movement!   

A little bit of what I do!   Keep smiling folks!