Original poetry by XOV



Sheep of wolves

sometimes I wonder,
am I a wolf in sheep’s clothing
or a sheep with a wolf’s teeth?



Rudeness

remember,
if someone is rude to you
they are suffering


Rooted in storm

be firmly rooted
and you will survive any storm


The Moment

the moment
determines your happiness
the past and future
not here


Sunshine

sunshine
clouded mind
can’t feel the light
although I know it’s there


Bad Weather

heavy days
are like bad weather
sometimes,
it is what it is
sit it out


Be the Sun

the sun always rises
even when it doesn’t shine


A Joyous Reminder

what is the point of sadness?
it serves no purpose
but reminding you
what joy is


Comfort Zone

you are so used to suffering
restless without it
it’s all you have ever known
get out of your comfort zone


Bending Steel

I am steel
strong, resilient, heavy
but with a deep desire
to reshape my mold
iron melts at fifteen hundred degrees
so scientifically,
mentally and physically
I have to go through hell


Light from Dark

how would you be able to distinguish
light from darkness
without knowing
what they are?


Admired fools

follow the advice of idols
not admired fools
their dream is not yours



Universal suffering

suffering is universal
in times of hardship
recall the beauty of your insignificance
think of creation
the species
the oceans
earth and space


The beuty of paradox

life is beautiful,
even when it isn’t


Devil’s garden

I bloomed,
but in the devils garden


Cursed wings

you took my voice
and condemned me for not speaking
you cut my wings
and cursed me for not flying


You are dying

oh, you ungrateful, spoiled brat!
accept that you are dying
live unapologetically
see the beauty in the rain
when will you awake?


Inherited foolery

inherited foolery
human beings
always at war
don’t be so hard on yourself
look at history
somethings need to be learned
over and over
and over again


A simple truth

a simple truth
believe in justice
and justice will prevail
believe in injustice
and injustice will prevail


The governor

be kind to your inner being
the one who governs existence
self-loathing serves no purpose
cultivate compassion
but be aware of self-pity
for it is an evil force