Your Subliminal Message, I Repel!


A blank page is like a challenge,
it screams at me to speak,
And to look inside myself,
to find what makes me so unique.

I am a wonder and an enigma,
and not just muscle, tissue and bone.
There are depths that beg exploring,
to take a journey into the unknown.

The time for introspection,
is when I just can’t figure out,
what makes me who I am,
and what I think I know, I doubt.

Is there some fundamental flaw,
or a lack of fortitude,
that keeps me vacillating,
about what I do and what I should?

To all the questions in my mind,
am I looking for success,
as defined by a society,
with a perfectionist complex?

Your lies should not define me,
nor should you control my thoughts.
You keep me guessing and obsessing,
over my weight, my looks and my warts.

The outside has no substance.
It’s just an ever changing shell.
And when next I see my image,
your subliminal message, I repel.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

This one is about the need to stop identifying with a society obsessed with perfection as defined by said society via Hollywood movies, magazines and models. Real beauty is what is in your heart. The beauty of your heart should be more desirable than some image that has been displayed and upheld as, perfection. This is why we have lost sight of what is truly important. If we look inside ourselves and find that there are things that we can change about why we hate certain people or why we are cold and callous, then that is a good start. Beauty begins from within and if your heart is beautiful because you are caring, compassionate, empathetic, sympathetic, loving, kind and concerned about others, step in front of a mirror and that inner beauty is what you shall behold.

Eyes That Will Not See, Ears That Will Not Hear

Open your eyes and unplug your ears and see and listen to the horrors that Obama is unleashing on not only this country, but others as well.
Open your eyes and unplug your ears and see and listen to the horrors that Obama is unleashing on not only this country, but others as well.

Do you care that the world is in total chaos?
No! I am most worried about Miley Cyrus.

Isn’t global poverty such a shame?
So what? I’m watching the ‘Price Is Right’ game.

Your government is spying on you.
‘Survivor’s’ on and that’s not true.

There’s been a drone strike in Pakistan.
Oh, good! I still love Pokémon.

I cannot vote; I’ve no I.D.!
How do you like my new TV?

People are dying for lack of insurance.
Botox will work; I’ve my doctor’s assurance.

Whistleblowers are thrown in the brig.
Does this make my butt look big?

The homeless have no place to stay.
Who will the ‘Bachelor’ pick today?

My house is in foreclosure, what should I do?
I think my SUV is the perfect color blue.

Wake up! Wake up before it’s too late!
How you do carry on! But I have a date.

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland
© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland

There are so many people who choose to remain ignorant of what is going on. They would rather tune in to the latest scandal on some reality TV show then educate themselves on what really matters. Though some of us try, we cannot get through because as I’ve stated, they have ‘eyes that will not see and ears that will not hear’. Will they wake up? I sincerely doubt it.