Richard Atkinson

 

 

wake  up

swim
sing
dance
laugh
cry
look
listen
live
feel
think
question
reflect
feel
jump
run
exercise  your  mind
good  food
bad  food
live  for  the  moment
live  for  the  milli  second
taste
smell
wave
do  a  jig
listen  to  the  music
watch  a  damn  good  film
take  photographs
learn  to  paint
read  a  life  changing  book
change
grow
go  beyond  rubbish
look  at  life  changing  art
look  at  beautiful  art
look  at  ugly  art.

look  at  the  round  ripples  made  by
a  stone  in  the  pond.

look  stunning
look  breathtaking
make  no  apologies
be  assertive
be  punk
live  for  now

know  yourself
know  someone  else
make  true  friends
be  honest
forgive  yourself
forgive  someone  else
forgive  no  one
forgive  everyone
feel  no  guilt.

feel  guilt  for  everything
you  have  never  done
or  done
or  can  not  remember  doing
or  not  doing.

try  and  act  normal
try  and  act  sad
try  and  be  yourself.

take  a  stand
go  with  the  flow
feel  alone
enjoy  being  on  your  own
enjoy   being  with  someone  else
enjoy  being  part  of  the  group

remember  it's  only  fleeting
and  coming  closer  with  every  breathe.

we  only  have  one  death  day.

enjoy  silence
enjoy  noise
feel  alive
feel  dead.
look  sharp
feel  mellow

write  a  life  changing  book.
write  a  bad  poem
write  a  good  poem.
experience  being  alive
feel  the  breeze.
feel  the  rain
feel  the  cold
feel  the  sun
swim
run
draw  with  charcoal
draw  trees
stand  firm
try  to  loosen  up
let  your  hair  down
sing  punk  songs
read  the  dice  man
fall  in  love
fall  out  of  love
have  a  goal
have  a  purpose
have  no  apparent  purpose
breed  chickens.

learn  to  change
learn  to  grow
watch  a  brilliant  funny  film
like
laural  and  hardy.
speak  your  mind
be  empathetic
find  empathy
self  actualize.
look  sexy
look  bored.
fellow  mellow
cry
learn  to  love
learn  to  cry

feel  high
feel  low
feel  sad

focus
focus
focus

flowers  can  be  fun.
take  up  EVP
take  up  speed  dating
take  up  slow  dating
take  up  arranging  flowers  for  the   dead.
feel   sad  about  the  dead.
throw  a  party  for  the  dead.
watch  the  round  ripples
love  your  self
love  somebody  else
touch  the  sky
aim  high
feel  emotions
organize
complain
get  mad
feel  sad
throw  away  the  crutches

just  throw  them  away
be  prepared
never  be  prepared  for  another  bad  joke
good  joke
middle  of  the  road  sort  of  joke.
learn  to  relax
learn  to  get  mad
learn  to  be  angry

everyones  separate
everyones  alone

no  ones  alone
no  ones  separate
throw  away  the  crutches
don't  play  the  victim
be  courageous
learn  to  rise  above.

 

 

2006 Richard Atkinson

 

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