Take power or have it taken from you.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Featured Review on this writing by dewey green

Anxiety 101 - attempt to articulate your thoughts so you may better understand yourself.

Integrity 101 - your voice comes from your heart and your heart is an honest one, so don’t defy your heart, or you’ll be spun, speak your voice from where it comes.

Take power or have it taken from you.

Don't give a single fuck.


“Train, train, coming ‘round, ‘round the bend.” by Elvis plays in my mind.

I figure I’ll jump in front of it and still be fine!


I’m too good at deception,

I deceive myself.

I was mentored to act up -

give up on my health.

Instead, I explored my mind.

Say, what might I find?


Drug metabolites and a lot of grime.

I turn to unconventional methods - I turned to crime.

Suddenly I wondered, “why?”

Desire. Kicks. I wanted to get high.

“I got nothing else so don’t expect me to try.”

Go now - live the life of a beaten dog,

the worker of wounded pride, pathetic and old.


Go home for your drink

so you have an excuse to cry.

Meanwhile, I’ll be here -

I’ll be here getting high.

Submitted: September 18, 2021

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tom mcmullen

Takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry...early bob dylan...

Sat, September 18th, 2021 4:26am


Love that Dylan quote Tom. His transformation in the 60s was incredible - some of my fav albums - Highway 61 revisited - blonde on blonde… Thanks for reading

Fri, September 17th, 2021 11:42pm

88 fingers

"Live Free Or Die" as it is the state motto of New Hampshire. Great poem.

Sat, September 18th, 2021 5:25pm


Interesting. Thought you were about to quote Hunter S Thompson - you may as well have. Thanks!

Sat, September 18th, 2021 5:29pm

dewey green

Spark it up Ollie! Better to burn out, than to fade away!

Sat, October 16th, 2021 2:51am


Yes! The fade is so much more tempting, however, because no effort is required, and in an almost intoxicating way it’s gradually consuming

Fri, October 15th, 2021 9:42pm

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