Responsive Reflection

"If you look in the mirror and see failure, look again." - Topher Pike This quote came to me during the first day that I realized I needed to change the way I think and the way I choose to live. We all have days when we feel we are not enough. We hesitate to... Continue Reading →

When in Doubt

I am grateful for another glorious day. When in doubt I am thankful for the crimson sunrise behind the clouds as an auspicious beginning is presented. The contented state emerging has a sound that cannot be contained within the fraction of tomorrow. I am grateful for the journey of life. When in doubt I am thankful... Continue Reading →

Sweet Surrender

The oxygenated blood gushing from my being provides the ammunition to lay down my singular sword. The temptation to grab it with both hands cuts my mind into pieces. As I whisper into the furious wind surrounding the infinite forest were it lays I gain strength. The glare from the warm steel invites me into... Continue Reading →

Returned Innocence

As I continuously circle around my decision to return I quickly decide that I never left. Once again I find the present and start again. Fear tells me to run, so I walk. I do not step fast or think slow but embrace the moment to instinctively feel a familiar path that once was. I enthusiastically... Continue Reading →

Prepared Expectancy

Don't worry about me if you cannot clearly see, it's not yours. Don't worry if you cannot feel the elation in my expectation because preparation is not your donation. It is captured and released with every raw emotion portrayed through my graphic narration. Listen for yourself. In passion and faith, your continuous inhalation is found... Continue Reading →

Riverside Acquaintance

You have waited long enough to see the divine inspiration stream from the infinite river surrounding the funnel. It is not meant to be filtered but only discovered by the one willing to flow as a passionate expression of imposed vertigo. Do not obediently seek the unseen hand resting riverside, I am already here. Don't stand in the... Continue Reading →

Glorious Death

As I cross my arms in cessation, I am ready. I am not afraid to close my eyes when euphoria is what I seek on the other side. The death I choose tonight will give birth to another day and another breath. I will not forcefully bow my head kneeling bedside. I voluntarily rest in... Continue Reading →

Picture Frame

As it rests in suspended stillness, I momentarily question my physical reality. As I block out the constant noise with two pointed fingers, I voluntarily question my artistic sanity. The second-hand unwinds deep inside as the memory immediately triggers my expanding mind. Two corners show shadows from a light uncovered by an intermediate shade misunderstood by... Continue Reading →

Responsive Action

"Action is not a physical motion but the response to your thoughts." - Topher Pike Taking action is not possible if you do not produce a thought to proceed with movement. Before your body can move, your mind must make the decision that it’s the right step to take. Once you have an inspired thought... Continue Reading →

Take Me

The cursor blinks as I wait for the words to find me. Let me be the one who can find the precise words to slide away from the would be. Together we will fly and find a way to shine above the ominous clouds. I don't know, and I don't care because I know you... Continue Reading →

Buried Alive

I cannot comprehend how you continuingly surface when I have buried you so many times. Your disguise has many protective masks as you rise to reprise the confused existence that multiplies my delusions counterclockwise. I continue to improvise and devise plans to bury you alive, but with every quick blow I mobilize, I continue to be paralyzed from... Continue Reading →

Continuous Progression

"Growing isn’t just about the end result; it starts with small steps and daily progress. Make progress every day, and your direction will become clearer." - Topher Pike Always focus on the end result of the vision and dreams you are looking to create. You need to spend an extraordinary amount of time envisioning your... Continue Reading →

Habitual Change

"Change your daily habits to give your mind the freedom to create." - Topher Pike Your daily habits need to adjust if you are ready for change. You cannot continue to do the same things you do today and expect different results. If you are really looking to change your circumstances, you need to reshape... Continue Reading →

Simple Touch

My clenched hands sit deep in my pocket, but I reach. My entire body sways back and forth, but I reach. My wide eyes close slowly, but I reach. Each creative thought that passes is extended and captured before I can touch. I can feel it coming, but my unseen hands cannot feel beyond the... Continue Reading →

Advanced Prototype

"Don’t invent a new mousetrap; create a new mouse." - Topher Pike Throughout my life, I have spent many business meetings talking about mousetraps and widgets. If you can create a superior product, you have the beginnings of a fortune. What if that product was you? What if you could create a version of yourself... Continue Reading →

Paint by Numbers

As I try to identify the colors, I stop. I do not see the colors presented to me. Painting by numbers should be immediate I think. I stop and contemplate what I said. I stop and take a drink and think why should I pick up a paintbrush and paint a color that has been given... Continue Reading →

Peaceful Chaos

While the car shakes uncontrollably in a moment of vehement frustration, I can help but mirror its lifeless destination. I slam my hands together in a violent rage as I release control of every instinct that is keeping me protected. I know I shouldn't let go, but I can't restrain from letting my unrehearsed emotions take... Continue Reading →

Colorful Frequencies

"If the story of your life is in black and white, change the frequency, and experience life in color." - Topher Pike We all tell ourselves the perfect story to justify the lives we live. A perfect and presentable description of why we cannot have the lives we want. The more you tell this story,... Continue Reading →

The Playwright

The reddish lights are luminously evident as the darkness surrounding tells its own threatening story. As I carefully watch in denial, I can't help but think who created this anticipatory ending. As the final scene concludes I can't help but think what sane man would write such a horrific ending that precludes the possibility of glory. The... Continue Reading →

Round 1

As I awaken from my deepest darkened sleep I think and rethink should I turn over once more or invest in infinite ink. I hear the ringing of a bell as my mind shifts back and forth from reality. I hear him counting one, two, three as the chant of normality disgust me to move from... Continue Reading →

Sophia’s Dreams

Dear Sophia, My greatest goal in life is to provide for our family and guide you to a life you deserve. I will not let you waste the precious time you have. I promise that you will be fully equipped to take on a world that will try to crush your hopes and dreams with... Continue Reading →

Potato Tree

How is it you stood before me when your seed was planted before I could see. Out of the debris, you have risen waiting for the perfect time to be. There is familiarity all around you, but your birth is so unique. Each branch extended provides the answer I seek. I did not place you in the... Continue Reading →

Gratitude is the Foundation

If you are a young parent looking to teach your child about the most important things in life or a seasoned vet looking to put your child on the right path, gratitude is always the foundation. Gratitude is the basis for everything that is great in life and should be the first brick you lay... Continue Reading →

Motionless Rainfall

The trees they do not move, and the flowers stand still in amazement as the rainfall beats louder and louder. Do they know something I do not? The single blade of grass I quickly notice has no purpose but to find one single drop. As I stare into nothingness, I can't help but feel everything. The landscape... Continue Reading →

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