Saturday, November 19, 2011

Love Is...

1 Corinthians 13:4-8
The Micol Kraft Day
'REMIX' version

Love is patient
(But knows when the time is right to make a move.)
Love is kind
(But is no push-over)
Love is not jealous
Love is not boastful
(But knows its worth)
It is not arrogant or rude
(But will not be walked all over by those who are)
Love does not insist on its own way
(But stands up for equality)
It is not irritable or resentful
(But quickly course-corrects if it is)
It does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right
(But also studies the grey areas)
Love bears all things
(But sets appropriate boundaries)
Believes all things
(But tests for truth and logic)
Hopes all things
(But sets realistic goals)
Endures all things
(But knows its limitation)
Love never ends
(No buts about it)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wondering if I will be read

Ready for Production
By Micol Kraft Day

I am a story
I am a script
I had more of a point
'Til you red-penned and clipped

You turned my phrases
And shattered their meaning
Your editors paid
To give me a beating

I should have been bold
Telling and shocking
But you've left me lifeless
A dead script walking

Puny and weak
Original vanished
More so when translated
Into German, French and Spanish

So why was I written
Why bother to pen me
When no one will see
What the author put in me

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fantasy Pit Falls

There is a dangerous game some people play with their children.

It is a make-believe world of puppets, costume, sexting, internet chatting, role-playing games, fantasy leagues and other such personality-splitting behaviors.

I have witnessed firsthand, parents encouraging their children to create alter-egos and separate identities. Blurring the lines between reality and imagination with the unfortunate result of eradicating guilt of wrongdoing or any sense of impropriety or fear when playtime crosses over into the realm of a sexual fantasy being played out.

We adults, being the more mature individuals, need to be the voice of reason, recognize it for what it is and put an early end to the psychologically damaging effects of fracturing the human ego and creating environments ripe for abuse.

Teach your children to be themselves. To be happy being themselves. Show them that you love them for who they are and let others be drawn to their own natural light.

Honestly, fantasy-land in general needs to get an overhaul if we're going to be happy and healthy generations from now.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Control Freaks of the world, Unite! (At precisely 10:16.5 A.M.)

I hear you. Really, I do.
You want order and control.
You don't want anyone to be out of step.
You hate clutter and disorderliness.
Dirt bothers you.
You wish everything could be 'just washed'.
You despise disobedience, or at least others getting away with it.
You love rules and keeping them.
You may even create them just so you can keep them.
Compartmentalizing, classifying, stereotyping, judging, weighing.
It's what you do best.

Well, I could just become liquid and slip right through your fingers.

I could turn into sand and escape through the cracks.

I could evaporate into gas and drift through the air.

Without boundaries.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Birds, bees, bullfrogs, butterflies, blessings...bull?

Please help me see the both sides of this debate.

"Spare the 'rod' and spoil the child."

I hear someone speaking out in the media about the benefit of these methods. (For instance, so obviously in the Disney movie "Chronicles of Narnia, The Dawn Treader".) I can only hope that my feelings on the matter can add another view to the debate. Please know that I understand the 'long-standing tradition' emphasis put on all of this as it has been passed down from man to boy forever and I am completely open to any debate about human sexuality and its evolution.

But among other things, you're going to have to provide proof that 'pranking', 'tagging a$$es' or 'blessing' someone is not harmful, but beneficial to anyone, especially minors.

You'll have to prove that it's not actually turning males against pro-creative, opposite-sex relationships. (Or is that in the 'population control' plan?)

You'll have to prove that it does not create severe dysfunctional sexual hang-ups later in life.

You'll have to prove that it does not facilitate age disparity in future relationships, as well as low self-esteem issues.

I just need to say that, speaking from experience, when you 'discipline', 'tag' or 'rape' someone, you transfer anger to your 'victim'. I call them a victim because you're inflicting not only physical pain, but possible irreparable damage to their psyches as the need for that strong sense of anger as the most dominant emotion will drive their choices in mates. Surely you can see that in later sexual encounters, they will have a longing to feel that same emotion again in a subconscious, self-loathing, or guilt complex fashion. The emotional signature you emit and leave behind usurps love as the driving force in relationships and encourages future domestic violence. The 'love' emotion and connection will no longer register very high on their emotional scale, and what you do in moderation, your disciples will do in excess.

When you dominate physically to get loyalty, respect and your own sense of power, it conveys the use of brute force as an admirable thing and instills in impressionable minds that it is the preferred method of solving problems in life, not logic and reason. you still think, as in prehistoric times, that it is the only way we as a species will survive? I think it is obvious that it will be through intelligence, not brute strength, that we will prolong the life-sustaining capacity of Planet Earth and keep the human species alive, perhaps even after the death of the planet.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Owl goes...Hoo-Hoo!

Questions For The Owls
by Micol Kraft Day

Who will take from them what they have made
Who will roll the incriminating film
Who will have strength to lead the parade Of witnesses and victims
Who will divulge
And then who will care to do justice
Who will truly protect and serve
When they all have a hand in
Who will listen
Who will believe it
Who will take that great of a loss
Who will turn over their own wealth or power to go up against the big boss
Who will say enough is enough
Who will take evidence
Who will realize that it's not their fault
But the fault of the big machine
Who will rip the family ties
Who will be the champion
Who will care more for the masses
Than they do for themselves
For the greater good is why I ask
Who will give their lives to speak out against them?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Crooked Tree

If I were on the hit list of a thousand and one marauders
If the lynch mob's torches burned for only me
'Twould be worth the saving of even one son or daughter
From the grasping, greedy clutches of their crooked family tree

-Micol Kraft Day

This poem is dedicated to all those in situations where the family, tribe, society, club or group has so oppressed and brainwashed them beyond their own wills that they don't even know that they are being used and abused.

I pray that you will look inside yourself and find the strength to break free. I also pray that those trapped into repeating the cycle themselves will seek help.

For those with knowledge of abuse, sticking your head in the sand is the coward's way out. If you know of it, report it. If you get nowhere with your local authorities, go higher. Sometimes it seems so futile, and corruption seems to go all the way to the top, but don't let that stop you. Keep trying. Praying is good, but there are too many people praying for God to 'set the captives free' and they do nothing more to help. Take a stand! Make it known.