Year 2


2018 promises to be an adventure in writing. I met the first challenge to write last year. I hope to continue to be inspired.


You are an empty-headed malcontent, A vacuous hole with no content. You are scripted and conformed and continuously explain that you’re informed Your “information” is  talking point, Dreamt up from a long drag from a joint. Your feelings are no match for facts, My ears are ringing from personal attacks. It’s time I think to clear the haze And snap you all out from your daze. It’s time to work not to lament, Get your ass out of the basement. Pull your head out of your apps, Unless you’re using Google maps, To find your way to brand new job, Break free from the rule by mob. Time be an independent And put your feet onto the pavement. Investigate and challenge statement, I’ve got some news for you, Not everything on the Internet is true. Nothing is ever free Someone, somewhere pays the fee. A person’s labor has a price, Something “free” has sacrifice. Fill that empty head with truth, Don’t be conned, demand some proof. Words are cheap and easily spent, While actions are as concrete as cement. Look what people do. Do they follow through? Did it make it better for you? Are people screaming just to be heard, Even though what is said is absurd? Do they scream because they are losing something dear, Or is it hated born of fear Of a non-existent threat? Can they affirm with proof their fears are met? Or is it foundless rhetoric? The echo chambers are full. They only hear themselves as mobs rule. They scream against the tyrant. But they know nothing of real tyranny, And how they would be silenced for what was said. How those who spoke out Are now dead. Challenge your facts with truth. Can it stand in deep reflection? Is it nothing but misdirection? A lie cannot stand over time. But truth is more true No matter what you do. © 2018 Gerald Ealy
© 2018 Gerald Ealy


I know I should have known better,

I should have learned from my past,

You kept on changing positions,

You’re a low down snake in the grass.

I ignored all the signs that you gave me,

I was betrayed and gave you a pass,

You kept on striking me harder,

You’re a low down snake in the grass.

I know I should have just left you,

I know you’re a pain in the ass,

You charmed me with your sweet nothings.

You’re a low down snake in the grass.

I can’t stand the lies and how you deceive me,

I won’t stand in the shadow you cast,

You’re no longer that sweet Prince Charming,

You’re a low down snake in the grass.

I’m onto your bobbing and weaving,

I know your deceit couldn’t last,

You’ve just met your mongoose,

You low down snake in the grass.

© 2018 Gerald Ealy




YOU SET ME FREE You are the moonlight in my starry sky. You are the wonder when I wonder why. You are the sunlight that casts my shadow long. You are the music in my every song. You are so many things to me You set me free. You hold me closer when the world goes astray. You hold on tighter when my heart’s dismayed. You hold my hand tell me it’s alright. You hold my spirit to you every night. You are so many things to me You set me free. You are the echo to my call, You are the one who brings your all You are the calm after the rain You are the best thoughts in my brain You are so many things to me. You set me free. Free to be the best me. Free to be a champion. Free to be afraid. Free to be someone saved. You set me free. © 2018 Gerald Ealy