May 29, 2009

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:18 pm by travisritch

Dismiss the whole and you are left with only the parts. Dismiss the parts and you are left with only a hole.

May 28, 2009

Show me how

Posted in Song Lyric at 8:26 pm by travisritch

Show me how to love again
Take this rusted scar
remind it what once was in
inside this man
inside this empty can

Show me how to
how to take this silly, empty head
how to fill it up with love instead
fill it up with love instead
instead of thoughts of only crows and dread
fill it up with love instead

[chorus]
I’ve forgotten how to be
I’ve forgotten even me
Here behind this curtain
it’s easy
Don’t you see?
it’s easy

Show me how to fight the pain
Take this coward’s mane
and dry the tears away
Bring it in
bring it in from the rain
bring it in to be a king again

Show me the way home again
Take these red and wearied soles
place them on a golden road
back to me
back to where love began

[chorus]
I’ve forgotten how to be
I’ve forgotten even me
Here behind this curtain
it’s easy
Don’t you see?
it’s easy

February 3, 2009

Strangers

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 7:44 pm by travisritch

Strangers are either perfect or complete only because we do not yet know them.

December 23, 2008

Finding Self

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 4:49 pm by travisritch

I think that the main thing that holds man back is that most do not bother to develop a functioning philosophy for their lives. Generally, people tend to either accept what is spoon fed to them from birth in the form of the family religion, or they abandon their upbringing yet replace it with nothing.

I don’t believe that a person can truly find their true potential unless they first put aside what was handed them and then spend their lives creating their own personal views on their existence. If they come full circle and find themselves returned to their roots, then they will have found their way to their true self. And the same is true if they find something altogether new.

April 28, 2008

Just a Man

Posted in Song Lyric tagged , , , , , at 9:19 pm by travisritch

I should be listening

…but I’m not

Give her my best they said

but is my best here inside my head?

 

If I could just recall

the wit I planned

The way she’d laugh

she just smiled instead

It sounded better in my head

 

What was it she wants, again?

I’ll give it if I can

But will it be enough

when she finds I’m just a man?

 

(She wants)  A man to make her laugh

A man to make her cry

 – but in a good way

What could I possibly say?

 

Her knight in shining armor

But will this tarnish be OK?

I polished as best I could

but will she notice I’m not all that good?

 

What was it she wants, again?

I’ll give it if I can

But will it be enough

when she finds I’m just a man?

 

(She wants) A man who’s down to Earth

but still can fly (but how high?)

To ground a bird would be a crime

and I’m sure there are no angels left

 

A man who’s a friend

– and a lover

Well how could I be one

and not the other?

…I wonder

 

What was it she wants, again?

I’ll give it if I can

But will it be enough

when she finds I’m just a man?

 

But will it be enough?

 

I’m just a man

March 10, 2008

Kiss

Posted in Poem tagged , , , , at 3:17 pm by travisritch

Keep your kiss lying long upon my lips
Let in linger while I wish for one more way
To tell the tale of my heart’s happy home
Inside your smile so sweet and lifting laughter’s lilt
For but brief is birth to death driving ever down
To final farewell forever that words would wilt the wonders

So, keep your kiss lying long upon my lips
That I might measure my days in dancing dreams
Thinking of those things that we planned, and paid, and purposed
To live our lives longing always to add to all we are
As one we went while others understood not
Of songs that sang so strong inside our happy hearts

Love, keep your kiss lying long upon my lips
That the end ever be at bay
Painful parting pressed by time’s terrible ticking tempo
Forward to the forgetful forever of death’s dark doors
Let my final breath be borrowed from thy moist mouth to mine
So our souls, though sundered, seek ever endless each to each

February 20, 2008

Now

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , at 8:34 pm by travisritch

There is no past. It’s a dream, an illusion. What we did…who we were, has some bearing on what we are now and perhaps even what we are yet to be. But what is past is gone.

There is no future…not yet. What we do now has some bearing on what will be. But there is no promise of anything beyond now.

The only thing that is, the only thing that matters, is now. The moment is the only thing that is real. And it is the “quality of moment” that is of the utmost importance. Everything we do, in every moment should be directed toward the full experience of the moment. For it’s quality, good or bad, is all that we have.

It’s unfortunate that we must sacrifice some quality of some moments in preparation for future moments. Funny thing that. We’re not guaranteed any future at all, yet we spend a large quantity of our precious few moments making investments in the future.

Our minds create the expectation of future because we remember the past.

What’s the balance? How much of now do we sacrifice for an unreal future? Sacrifice none and potentially reduce the quality of future moments. Sacrifice all and miss each moment…forever.

February 6, 2008

Soul

Posted in Poem tagged , , , , at 4:25 pm by travisritch

Round and round
a twirling top
a whirling wind
a dripping drop

Fanning flames
a blowing breeze
a finch’s flight
a starting stop

As faint a whisper on the wind
a gentle brush across the skin

Perhaps noticed, perhaps not
either way… as soon forgot

Three Things

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 4:19 pm by travisritch

Everything that we do serves but one of three purposes. One is to avoid death, while another is to serve as mere diversion to let us forget even for a moment that we will die. The third, and might I say the only thing that is worthwhile, is creation.

Kill your God

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 4:16 pm by travisritch

I think that the main thing that holds man back is that most do not bother to develop a functioning philosophy for their lives. Generally, people tend to either accept what is spoon fed to them from birth in the form of the family religion, or they abandon their upbringing and replace it with nothing.  

I don’t believe that a person can truly find their true potential unless they first put aside what was handed them and then spend their lives creating their own personal views on existence. If they come full circle and find themselves returned to their roots, then they will have found their way to their true self. And the same is true if they find something altogether new.

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