Author Archives: MacroMichael

About MacroMichael

I aim to promote mental health and philosophy that will help as many people as possible towards a better quality of life - including myself.

Until Forever’s Known

Crazy world keeps spinning round

It won’t stay the same

Till we hit the ground

Getting down low

The grind we all know

I’ve been on my own

But I’m never alone

*

All our friends are in our head

Won’t ever leave

Not better off dead

Open our eyes to get ahead

When the path is shown

We turn to stone

And roll until

Forever’s known

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Feeling heavy

Wearing years of armour

Feeling steady

But setting off the alarm

And waking all the dragons dreaming

I want all of this world

And treasure gleaming

Now I’m out of this world

Trying to turn the other cheek

As I make it through the week

I begin to speak

But I’m back in the dungeon again

**

Blazing world

keeps bringing us down

It stays the same

When we’re on the ground

Getting down low

The grind we all know

We may be on our own

But we are never alone

*

All our enemies are in our head

Won’t have to leave

We may want them dead

Open our eyes to get ahead

When a solution’s shown

No sticks and stones

We stand until

Forever’s known

**

Feeling heavy

Wearing years of armour

Feeling steady

But setting off the alarm

And waking all the dragons dreaming

I want all of this world

And treasure gleaming

Now I’m out of this world

Never bruise the other cheek

As I make it through the week

I begin to speak

But I’m back in the dragon’s hold

**

Amazing world

When winning’s found

It’s always the same

When we hit the ground

Getting down low

The grind we all know

Here we are on our own

We will never be alone

*

All our thoughts are in our head

They never leave

No dreams are dead

Open our eyes to get ahead

When the river’s shown

We throw the stone

And sink until

Forever’s known

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Kind and Calm Persistence

Sometimes I say stuff that is off the wall

Sometimes your opinion doesn’t matter at all

Sometimes we have to brace ourselves

and prepare for the fall

*

It’s all how you take it

Life is how you make it

But if you’re ever in trouble

Make sure you call

**

Reaching out to you

Is the first thing I will do

Whatever I can do

To make a difference

*

I may seem too much

I don’t want to fall out of touch

Let’s share our loving touch

In everyone’s best interest

*

Check in to make sure all’s fine

Always put it on the line

Try to be more kind

All we need is calm persistence

**

Sometimes I tell stories that seem way too tall

Sometimes my opinion doesn’t matter at all

Sometimes we have to face the world

and tear down the wall

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It’s all how you take it

Life is how you make it

If you’re in constant struggle

Reach out

Don’t fall

**

It’s all how you take it

Life is how you make it

If you’re falling down and out

Find strength and stand tall

Reach out and call 

*

Find the best for all

One life may seem small

But we are all connected

We can be protected

When we all

Share kind and calm persistence

**

Reaching out to share

Is the best way we can care

However I can care

To make a difference

*

My words may seem too much

I don’t want to seem out of touch

I try to share a loving touch

In everyone’s best interest

*

Check in to make sure

We’re on time

Always caring for the mind

Try to be more kind

All we need is calm persistence

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Nice Things

I walk through life

like many others

We focus on the day

as we try to make our way

Hearts set on nice things

Nice places and nice people

*

I talk true life

That we can discover

We know the games to play

And we work to make our way

Hearts set on nice things

Fair faces and lives we keep full

**

Then I look down

And see the hard side of town

I work for my life

But theirs’ can’t be found

*

I walk through the field

But I can’t see the ground

The life that is there

does truly abound

How can we save it

When there’s no help around?

*

I have to look up

Raise my head

Hope I’m stepping fine

Impossible to believe

The human race isn’t kind

**

I walk through life

like many others

We have a focus that must stay

as we try to make things okay

Hearts set on cool things

Quaint places and kind people

*

I talk through life

About what we can discover

We know the things to say

And we work to make our pay

Hearts set on nice things

Happy faces for more people

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Remorseless

Sometimes the world is so blind

To what is yours or what is mine

They keep so much to themselves

With nothing else on their mind

*

It’s the resources

Like the courses

Or the buildings

They’re remorseless

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How can they lay claim

To everything in the world

Just because their’s came with money?

*

Those with much less

have no chance

Those with too much

just think it’s funny

**

Sometimes it’s hard to feel fine

When your life is on the line

They keep so much to themselves

With nothing else on their mind

*

It’s the resources

Like water sources

and the forests

Taking them with Earth’s wild horses

*

How can they lay claim

To everything in the world

Just because they have spare money?

*

Those with much less

Search for a chance

Those with too much

Just keep them running

 **

Sometimes wealth thinks it’s by design

But they’re the ones that have no spine

They keep so much to themselves

With nothing else

on their mind

*

It’s the resources

Like world forces

Fight for the people?

Every dinner with five courses

First thing next

Their own raise, he endorses

And still they feel completely remorseless

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No Outcast

Artwork by Lee Matuga

Roving through the days

And I fell flat on my face

Nothing you can say

Can make me feel out of place

I was down before

Hitting the hard cold floor

The fact I’m standing now

Should mean a whole lot more

*

Climbing steepest stairs

Reach the top again

If I ever have to come back down

It won’t have been in vain

*

The framed paintings

down the hallways

Are not the same as before

They change all the time now

They are in my head

While I’m waiting at the door

*

I look to the future

Stay safe from falling fast

Climb up to the attic

To recognize the past

A window is the present moment

With great care

Good times can last

We look forward still

To every new thrill

And hope expectations

can be surpassed

If I get down and out

I won’t fill with doubt

No way to be outclassed

Clear as day

I’ll be okay

I am no outcast

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A Different Peace of Mind

I may be different

But we are all out there

The ideas I have

Aren’t out of place

I may try to lift them

And that’s not uncommon 

Don’t look at me

like I’m from outer space

*

I know I’m different

There’s no doubt there

The ideas I have

Are keeping pace

I may have to shift them

If they get forgotten

Don’t discount me

Like I’m a hopeless case

**

We may be drifting

Put the pedal to the metal

The world is shifting

As the dust settles

We find that fear

is left behind

When greed and hate

Are sent back to the grind

Clearing up

To an open road

And an open time

Fast machines

Blasting off the line

Shivers running

Down our spine

Help us find

Our peace of mind

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Do I seem different?

I’m feeling out there

The ideas I have

You don’t have to chase

I may try to gift them

Right from the bottom

Don’t look at me

Like I have no taste

*

We are all different

Good to know you’re out there

The ideas we have

Build up home base

We may be different

But together we’ve caught on

You don’t have to tell me

We can all win this race

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We may be drifting

*Shakes a pan handle

for the metal*

The world is sifting

Will the dust ever settle?

We find that folks

Get left behind

When greed and hate

Culture our mind

Clear it up

To an open path

And an open time

Riches in kind rivers

It’s not just gold that will shine 

Silver linings

We design

Help us find

Our peace of mind

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Perfect Peace (Calm Beyond the Chaos)

Perfect, I believe

The only one I see

Everything about

Everything I need

Vision is complete

Happens naturally

Everything around

Everything I need

This view keeps me free

All-consuming creed

Everything I think

Everything I need

I’ve found all I need

There’s nothing in between

I may have tunnel-vision

Guiding light

Right in front of me

**

Perfect, I believe

The only one I hear

Everything about

Everything I need

Harmony is complete

Happens naturally

Everything around

Everything I need

This sound keeps me free

All-consuming beat

Everything I think

Everything I need

I’ve found all I need

With nothing in between

I may hear what I want to hear

Finest heights

Tight like birds in trees

**

Perfection is a needy thing

It can take all that you have

And ask for all that you bring

Existing most in

Divine simplicity

Coming close

when it gets complex

 *

Perfection is the missing link

It could be

Just out of reach

It depends on what you think

 *

We can reach

High as the sky

Or we can sink

Deep into

Perfection

**

A smile

All we need

As we sink into the sea

Washing all our thoughts

Seconds can be

Perfect peace

*

Do you also have those moments?

Calm beyond the chaos?

I work hard to share them

Find them

Prepare them

Dig them

Snare them

Make everyone aware of them

A second of calm

Perfection’s the bomb

Working for perfect peace

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Is it Me or is it the World?

My world depends on me

Just like I depend on my world

I have my identity

Inside my head it’s curled

& in society it roams

You know, like our phone away from home?

Hope I’m free from broken bones

What did they say about sticks and stones?

My passive aggressive tendency

Is not really me

Is it the world?

*

The world pretends it’s me

Just like I pretend I’m the world

I have my sense of peace

Inside my head, a pearl

And in society it’s shown

U know, like our phone’s most welcome ringtone

Of the best contact known

Or my newest coolest poem

A massive ego messes more than me

It’s really not me

Is it the world?

*

Is it the world

That no one else can see?

Is it the world

That comes crashing down on me?

Is it the world

or is it me?

*

Is it the world

Where we can all be free?

Is it the world

Challenging constantly?

Am I up against the world

Or can I flow with it

Patiently?

If this is the world that will always be

I can only

Just be me

*

My world extends to me

Just like I extend to my world

I have my intensity

Inside my head it’s hurled

And in society it’s known

You know, like our phone when it can’t be postponed?

As we get into the zone

Catch every thing that will get thrown

The blasted progressive immensity

It could be me or

Is it totally the world?

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Think Out of This World

It’s high time we find a world

Sublime in our mind

I’m talking a constant shape of life

Where more folks are feeling fine

You move across the sky

Weaving intricate designs

There’s no stopping now

You are out of this world

*

You draw me close to you

No eclipse can be viewed

Reality is tapping out

We are out of this world

**

It’s the right time to design a world

Prime in our mind

I’m talking a safe escape to a life

Where more folks are feeling fine

 *

We move across the sky

With painstaking design

There’s no stopping now

We are out of this world

 *

We all do what we do

An eclipse hides our view

Reality is tapping out

We are out of this world

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Defy the gravity

Within our atmosphere

Work through our hesitation

Charge through when it’s clear

Blast off into reality

Take it as it comes

Realize our dreams

Focus on the nature of things

Until the illusion succumbs

Life’s not always as it seems

We are not alone here on Earth

We are never alone

Above in the stars

In any galaxy

Or universe

**

Despite time we define the world

Chime in with our mind

I’m talking about building a greater life

Where more folks are feeling fine

*

We move across the sky

With our ultimate designs

There’s no stopping now

We are out of this world

*

Grey black or blue, we make it true

Total eclipse comes into view

Reality reaches out

Together forever

We are out of this world

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Balancing Books with Daily Life


Can I tell the story of my day?

I’m going to tell it anyway

It started out the same

Which means that things

were going okay

With room for potential chaos

And as usual, we have to make ends meet

And as usual, we make our way

But I fell for a second

When I couldn’t see the outcome

I wasn’t stopping

I stayed up 

Assured myself

No doubt

Just be more CALM

*

As I tell my story of this and every day

I wonder if you will follow

as I make my way

My thoughts may seem too slow

But I would never know

Unless you said out loud to me

“Hey, let’s get on with the F’n show”

And as I speed up fast

My meaning you should grasp

If you hold on tight to this insight

Clearly you may pass

This is simple math

We are all in the same class

*

We fight for what’s right

But it depends on the light

That shines through our own looking glass

Whatever we see

In our right to be free

Depends on the questions we ask

If we remain silent

When our world is violent

We won’t find the keys that we need to

reach peace

Telling a story

May seem boring

But might truly combat

the blind hate and greed

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So I wake up to the morning

Greet the day with a hot coffee

After dreams

My mind is as black as night

or a full-size photocopy

Sunrise gleams and finds me with its light

Her optimism’s caught me

I get showered, shaved and ready

Put on the T-shirt my kids bought me

*

Wearing jeans usually

or shorts in the summer

Comfort clothes when I can

Still not quite an ordinary strummer

Normally check our emails on my laptop

And do projects on my phone

A blast of words can change a lot

I am grateful to have a home

Pit stick, brush teeth

Put active treads on

My sole has stones like no one knows

A quick bite and then I’m gone

*

Down the walkway

Thorny bushes glowing warm

As sun trickles down the stems

The morning is brightened 

My senses heightened

As I stop to admire

Life’s next round of gems

I pronounce my love

For all life from above

And get in my dated SUV

I will always be free

With my love and me

No matter the road

or sharp-turning system

*

Many years driving

Leaving and arriving

Experience that would shatter an image

Now it becomes clear

We can wipe off the smear

I take more care in my mileage

Than those thinking they’re styling

That tailgate and lear

In my rear view mirror 

And for decades that matter I care more

In my daily pilgrimage

*

Now when I get to work

They don’t think I’m a jerk

For sharing my destinations and travels

Despite a few quirks

Like unpredictable smirks

To my loving heart this fascination unravels

I support youth and fight for the truth

For kids extra-challenged and disabled

Arm chair judges should eliminate their unfair gavels

And big money should come to the table

*

People need help

While money is

Sitting idle

Banking for generations that may never exist

Many people suffer

Adults and kids

Despite all

The resources locked away

While our lives are dismissed

Think about the wealth

And the best use for it

How can they deny wellness

When the money would not be missed?

*

Organize money into wellness machines

Teams that work together

Who know what “best health” means

Each one of us working towards

More functioning and less suffering

More pleasure and peace

Where our bills of health are clean

And clearcut deprivation of resources doesn’t come between

I work to do my part and try to make the scene

*

People we help

Find increased health

Functioning in their own life better

For anyone we reach out to

Aim to increase their wealth of good feelings

Help everyone be their own go-getter

In our minds we can boost our own mood

Find ways to extend that to others

If we are kind we can choose to share food

If we are smart we help them discover 

*

Coming home from work

Traffic is bad

Many folks seem to have no patience 

Sometimes I’m included

But I’ve concluded

That ridiculous gas stations

And unfair tax dissipation

In rooted for riches

Confused and paranoid

Greedily over-protecting

Wealthy, devoid

Of care

And understanding of means

For actual wellness creation

*

Home without question 

Should absolutely be

Where the heart is

Everyone needs to have one

It’s absolutely key

Where the day starts and ends

Where there’s safety 

And there with care

Surely health builds

Work cannot progress without passion

And that’s truly free

But it must be harnessed

Before we can grab on

To who in fact we truly are

*

Our experience of health is a certain identity

It is what we make it

Sometimes it’s all we can ever be

Every person exists in their environment

Time and space

Prime time and place is

How our life is spent

We are all one of a kind

Trying to keep pace

Every mind and face 

In my opinion heaven-sent

*

As I arrive at home

With this poem 

I hope you know

Just what I’ve meant

My better half knows

And it shows

But what about the government?

We are fine for a while

Then we’re up against

All of it again

Some folks are way deep down

And may not be found

And what the F is going on for them?

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