A poem from
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Ever notice when you take
Your friends on your house tour
There’s usually one room that gets
Passed by with a detour?
“That room’s messy!” you say in terror
“Don’t need to go in there!”
What would people think of you
If they were made aware?
Of what’s behind the door that’s closed
The room not up to par
Would they think that much less of you
If that door was ajar?
Here’s two points to think about
Next time your tour is given
The goal by which the journey through
Your dwelling should be driven
Number one, to open up
To let people inside
To show them who the real you is
And have nothing to hide
It’s not about your showing off
All of the stuff you’ve got
Letting yourself be defined
By all the things you’ve bought
It’s all about what’s in that room
That you don’t want exposed
The room that will define you best
Is one that you keep closed
The second reason to reveal
That isolated place
Is to see if your guests will
Rebuff it or embrace
By opening up to your friends
They’ll open up to you
To get their honest reaction
Give them your complete view
You may not like what they may think
If they in fact rebuff
But at least you’ve learned about
The image that they bluff
‘Cause anyone who judges others
In an adverse way
Based on what’s behind that door
Should their own room display
And on the other side of things
You might just realize
Despite all your embarrassment
Most people won’t chastise
‘Cause every dwelling has a room
That’s messy, odd or weird
People who open those doors
Are ones to be revered
Because they say, “This room is me!
So what if I’m a slob?
I’d rather throw my underwear
On floors than be a snob!
I’d rather fill a room with merch
From things that give me zeal
Than be the type of person who
Condemns for being real!”
So hats off to the folks that open
All of their closed doors
And hopefully they will inspire
You to open yours
“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” ~Elizabeth Stone
There was a woman who decided
To give up her hold
On her own heart for something more
Precious to her than gold
It was more precious than diamonds
Or any other jewel
It was for diapers, crying and
Puréed carrots and drool
It was for sickness, broken hearts
It was to be a mother which she
Was so proud to be
The child knows not how they’ve carried
Their mother’s heart from birth
And carry it along with them
No matter where on Earth
They travel to, no matter how far
Life takes them away
How nice for Mothers that their hearts
Come back on Mother’s Day
Greetings all and happy weekend!
As some of you may know, I’ve dabbled in the film industry under the stage name “Michael Mercy.” A few years ago I wrote, directed and co-starred in an inspirational film called “Acuity,” a term you may have seen pop up in some of my writings.
After many requests from viewers of my online movie discussion show, Armchair Directors, I’ve decided to break it out of the vault, dust if off, and put it up on our Youtube channel for all the world to see.
Many of the themes of my writings are present in the film, so I think readers here will enjoy it. Themes of courage, gratitude, living in the moment and not allowing others to influence our emotions.
Thanks for watching, enjoy the show and by all means share the link with your friends and family if you feel the message will have meaning for them as well.
You can watch Acuity online here.
Notice the little things,
Miro (Michael Mercy)