Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Stand Against Shame


Live in the light
Dream in the darkness
Believe in the right
And, shut out cold starkness

Revel in blind goodness
Repel all that is bad
Always move forward
And, never act sad

Complete what is broken
Don’t change what is whole
Repeat the unspoken
Climb out of your hole

Be friend to all people
Don’t live in the past
Fly down from the steeple
The die is NOT cast

Stand tall in the wind
With your head in the sky
Open ears to the din
Is the best way to fly

Billy Radd
Asheville


Monday, June 2, 2014

Chasing the Void



When you've been around long enough, you kinda get the idea that you'll never know everything, you'll never experience everything, you'll never see, taste, smell, or feel everything because the concept of "everything" is one big false hope. But, that's OK, because after a while, you forget about that and just go with the flow, try to stay in the grove, and realize that there is no beginning nor end, only "now" (as everything as it gets) and "not now" - The Void (as nothing as it gets). So, chasing "everything" makes as much sense as chasing The Void - it doesn't.

Billy Radd
Asheville