Monday, April 27, 2009

A Trade with the Devil

A long, long time ago in hell

A trade between two, secretly was made

And this simple man that I have known

To the devil he gave his soul away


The devil seemed extremely pleased

For he thought he got himself quite a deal

What he had not realized until too late

Was that he blindly traded away his zeal


The devil then felt cheated

For many souls he already had

From a simple man he got defeated

And forever bounded his self with this pact


The man he begged to undo the deal

But such power is not easily surrendered

Forever unbroken had become the seal

The trade was made, the Devil submitted


A long, long time ago in heaven

A trade between two, publicly was made

And this simple man that I have known

To God he gave his zeal away...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The dream, the city and a kiss

There's a time when we awake
And decide our dreams to finally fulfill
Our grim past then try to forsake
Yet things may be unfinished still

You have risen, are now detaching
The ghosts that nurtured you, you're letting go
A new beginning you may seek; it's astonishing
But not before carrying out this goal

Some things you won't, yet some you'll miss
Nonetheless change is inevitable
One thing remains and it's a kiss
The one which makes one's struggle bearable

And it it will be Unforgettable

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Goodnight princess

So I've been thinking...
Thinks have been tough for the past year or so.
And sooner or later I'll have to go
It's kinda difficult to express
All these thoughts in my mind; it's a mess

I've been drinking...
I can't really tell whats on your mind
It's like you 're preventing me to find...
The true you
There's only one thing left for me to do

You've been dreaming...
And I'm past that point; no more lies
I have no strength to fight for butterflies
Sorry baby; i cant call you again
It's now your turn to seize the pain

Goodnight...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Inside the Wise Man's cave

And as unlikely as it may have seemed

In the end i decided to take that trip

This Wise Man exists, for in his realm i have been

Too much with my eyes closed I've seen.


Five years have passed since i found his cave

I struggled to reveal the secret he was keeping

I furiously begged him, my wretched life to save

Yet unwilling he remained, like a motionless wave


Five years I'd spent in the darkness of his lair

Madness consumed me, I'd lost my mind

For what i was going through, he did not seem to care

And i fell in a trap of endless despair


Until one day he opened the door wide open

And guided me out of the cave with care

In an instant flash his secret was revealed

I saw the light of day again, and i felt healed


Five years I'd spent in his cave

And for the first time a word he uttered

"Live" he said, and then he smiled

I then knew that that's all that mattered


Now I've returned, this story with the world to share

For I've seen death and made it back alive

His secret i had known before i went to find him

I'm sure you know it too, you've been carrying it with you

Friday, April 17, 2009

Of how the prey may become predator, and vice versa. Pt II

Genetics, Environment, Willpower

You are bound by them, yet... that does not mean that you are ultimately defined to follow a straight line until the end of your life. Pausanias really knew what he was talking about when he said "γνῶθι σεαυτόν" or "know thyself".

How well do you understand your body, its good/bad traits? How do you see yourself in the universe as a whole? Do you at all?

Did you ever wonder why you have a specific character, obsessions, needs? How did you come to be? where are you going? Who are you?

Have you ever wondered what willpower may be? Have you ever doubted yourself only to strengthen it?

Can you distinguish yourself from the rest? Do you thing you're unique? Why? How?

Answering such questions may seem as naive as asking them, yet there is always the drive for the challenge, and the reward of knowing more about yourself. Remember...Questioning does not always give you the answer you want to hear, and ofter will not. Yet you may still find some that make everything else meaningless.

Do you want to alter your appearance, body type? How? What are your options? Are you willing to sacrifice time for it? WHY?

Would you go somewhere new to enrich your experiences? How about a different country? WHY?Why not?

Would you change your ways?
WHY NOT?

Why do you want to become the predator? Why the prey? Is this what you want or what you need? Maybe there is something in between?

There are countless ways to ask... I wish i could find the answer for all of us. I am nonetheless writing this huge text of wall for whoever is seeking answers how...how to make changes. I you have already started asking, know that its a hard path to follow, with lots of surprises, and by no means an easy task to accomplish. It's quite impossible to solve all these problems ahead, because each time a new one is solved, another is discovered.

Socrates once said: "If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher"

The above quote is a piece of art. Replace the word "wife" with anything as valuable, and you'll see that philosophizing is the result of not getting what you want. BUT what if you become a philosopher before you seek the good wife, car, good anything and everything?

I believe that this is where this Subject stops. I am in no position of answering questions that apply for everyone. I can only ask them. The title might have been misleading since i used the words "how", "prey", "become", "predator", yet i have provided one answer for that question

Q: How can the prey become predator, and vice versa?

A: Know thyself

Genetics, Environment, Willpower
Understand them, embrace them, enhance them


Athos

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Of how the prey may become predator, and vice versa. Pt I

Preface: The material below is clearly theoretical and based on personal experience. If you see similarities in another book, i assure you it us pure coincidence:) Other than that, enjoy and leave comments!

Remark: Words in bold, signify the relativity of their meaning according to the reader.

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Like every human being on this planet, you and i are born with certain traits. Some may be considered good, some bad, or neutral, depending on the social network we live in. By traits i mean physiological, psychological and metaphysical. In my opinion a person is prey if he/she does not meet the criteria of a predator; Aggressiveness, impulse, being opinionated, with raw idealism, and most importantly: guts to carry all those out without fear of criticism or rejection. The predator rules. The prey subsides. It's an interchangeable cycle of life where possibility may alter those two in such a way so that their roles become completely reversed. In this life i believe that between human beings, deer can hunt lion. If you think the above statement insane, please restrain yourself from reading further.

Throughout my life I've come to the conclusion that three basic factors have an enormous effect on humans and their behavior.

Factor----------------------Effect
a) Environmental---------(Psychological,Physiological, Metaphysical)
b) Genetic------------------(Physiological, Psychological, Metaphysical)
c) The Willpower factor-(Metaphysical, Psychological, Physiological)

Notice that each factor has a primary effect (but is not limited to) but affects the other two as well. Color signifies strength of effect from red (strongest)to yellow (weakest)

Environment is (but not limited to) what shapes our personality, strengthens or weakens our body and resolve, sharpens our mind, and builds self esteem. It's the people we have interacted with while growing up, the place we grew up at, and the facts that have altered our physical/mental form. As time passes, less and less we become influenced by the environment, since our ability to absorb is minimized constantly by every day life/routine. Environments shape people from the time they are born, (and/or even before then), and until they die, (and/or even after). But lets not get into that for now:)

An example:
Compare how different a person's personality is, who grew out in the wild compared to a person who grew up in a big city of millions. I would expect the former to be rough, physically stronger, maybe more direct and certain of some decisions, and...old fashioned:). This person would not like to waste time doing things of no practicality. On the contrary, the latter is probably more educated, more insecure, with lots of unanswered questions, and the tendency to spend time doing things that the former considers "a waste of time":)
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Genealogy is undeniable. As much as we may try to change it, our options are very limited. This is what mostly defines your physical form, which then also affects your mental character and the willpower factor. It has been scientifically proven that emotions are controlled by bodily functions, and if for example you've been sensitive, insensitive, muscular or not...you'll always be, unless something ultimately phenomenal happens to you. You have been born this way, whether you like it or not.

An example:
If "A" feels physically unattractive because he was born like this, his options are limited for his appearance to change (even though this is changing fast by modern genetic science). This fact may make him feel less motivated. He is most likely going to have feelings of low self esteem, because in his social network, he will not be successful. His success is very relative though, for he may be using the wrong tools to be successful. He has probably developed the ability to see through people, for this is how he wants to be seen. His inner beauty is far superior than his outer.

On the contrary, "B" who is really handsome, is more likely to have strong willpower because he gets all the attention, and feels at ease with himself. Yet that may blind him from seeing through the physical things in life. Yes, a materialist. "B" is risking to never get to know someone as more than the physical form. His inner beauty is not even close into comparison to his outer one. yet as we grow old...Looks fade, and what remains is memory, and emotions.

There's more into a human being than genes, yet it is mysterious. The good news are that everyone has that something mysterious; How to cultivate it is the question...
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Willpower is the majestic, unknown force that drives us to do leaps of faith. Some people have a lot of willpower, some not. I personally have fought with the dilemma of whether willpower exists or not, and being unsuccessful in deciding which view to believe, I've come to just accept it as the mysterious force. Willpower is what seems to drive people in making the most impossible things possible. I've seen it happen with others, and with me. People of weak willpower usually give up their big dreams and compromise with less, or with what makes them momentarily comfortable. They don't fight their fears. they give up to the hardships of life. And there exist those who don't. Environment and Genealogy greatly affect the amount of willpower a person has, and vice versa, yet in this case the influence of the former two factors do not define willpower ultimately.

For example: "C"grew up in a loving environment of a great family and wealth. She received proper education and always had a person help when times were rough. "C" is also healthy and that allows her to do all sort of things a healthy person can do.
On the other hand, "D" was raised by her single mom. She never met her dad, thus grew up with less, and went through more hardships in life. Sometimes she had no one to help when she was in need. On top of that she has not received much education, and has a bad immune system. She gets sick often. Let's compare these 2 girls. Do you think they have the same/similar willpower to move on for something better in life? Surely not. Their genealogy and environment have surely affected their willpower, but have they defined their future? I would think not. No one can say for sure who will succeed or not, for willpower may be unbound from laws of the known universe as we know it.
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With some basic background on these three basic behavioral factors we may proceed deeper into how a person may realize their change and become more in control of them. I'll gather my thoughts together and write a Pt II asap.

Athos

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Λυπάμαι

Που δέν έχω γράψει ποίηση στα Ελληνικά
Μιά μέρα θα το κάνω
Για την Πατρίδα δηλαδή, όχι για κανένα άλλο λόγο
Γιατί αξίζει να βάζω τόνους κι'άς γράφω πιό αργά

Όταν γίνω διάσημος και κάνω πολλύ χρήμα
θα ασχοληθώ περισσότερο με τον Ελληνισμό
Και καθόλου λιγότερο με την Κύπρο μου
Αφού εκεί βρισκονται ολα για τα οποία ζώ

Αλλα τώρα χρειαζόμαστε και αναγνώστες ξένους
Που μας αποκαλούν και πολλές φορές...
Παράνομους εξωγήινους
Τέλος πάντων...

Invidia Beluaque (Envy and the Brute)

They were lovers at one time
But it was meant to quickly fade
For he was day and she was night
Yet he thinks of her while in the shade

Never there was hope for them to last
For the spark cannot exist one sided
No skill or talent could surpass
The first sight that came uninvited

Envy left without a trace
The Brute was hit, the blood was spilled
She’d always dreamed of that one face
Unfortunate as it may be, it wasn’t his

Wind was his name and he was free
The one that stole Envy’s heart
And together they rode away in the spring
Like nothing existed in the past

She thinks of Brute from time to time
But he remains as a memory
He wished he’d be the one to last
But there she was, riding with the wind

Envy and the Brute
Reality

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Meaning of Life

If you are here looking for it...it means you are not ready to accept it even though it is all around you. My answer will be of no use. Just be true and one day it hopefully will come to you. You will know it's it because then nothing else will matter.

Divine Intervention

On the verge of going insane
An angel appeared and called my name
She said: "What are you trying to do?"
And i replied: "To handle truth"

"Don't despair, Life's not fair" she said
"No Dream you'll live if you don't dare"
But then i said: "What would you know?"
"Angels know not of lack of care"

Compassionately she smiled, then said:
"Such truth that you seek shall bring forth misery
If your sanity you are to keep, Let slip
One lifetime is not enough, to fool intricacy"

And with a look that passed through me like thunder
She took away all my blunder
She spread her wings and waved goodbye
And then i knew... "I'm still alive"

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Handful of Words and a Painting

A Handful of Words and a Painting
Are all that remain to liberate the spirit
Through a journey not so entertaining
One may breathe and find a meaning

A whisper of secrets and a passion
Can lead to deliverance, the journey’s end
No more may a negligible distraction
This endless lust temporarily to mend

A sign of Revelation and achievement
Imagination…
Commitment…
A handful of words and a painting

Fulfillment