The Materialistic Maiden

Where I sip coffee and judge everyone.

Month: December, 2014

Punctuation Issues Aside, a New Poem

Whimpering Psithurism

Effervescently pace the foliage,
Lithe fairy footsteps careful to step untrodden ground-
The trees shift and tremble, projecting history into forbidden spaces,
Dark, unforgotten places revealing ghostly shadows, distant war heroes,
the selfish plight of war that ignited pain, continues imprinting bloody carbon marks within the roots.
We break the land below our pitter-pattering,
They stomped with chemical-laden boots-
Mother earth cries bitter tears frozen by this winter wind,
biting whispers blowing lies of freedom into her hopeful heart.
Her cracked soil and crisp limbs moan and creak.
Her heart has long ago since shattered,
Only to be replaced by manufactured glass shards shaped and molded by unpaid hands.
Ethereal memories and unpromising futures destroy-
Watch how the dim night struggles to throw her blanket upon our souls dutifully,
trying to entwine, envelope us to mother nature.
Watch how we ignore them.

Romans 12:18

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” –Source

I find myself unable to tolerate certain people more and more every day. Why is this? Hardships in life have certainly affected this, have caused me to harden my heart, although I may sport a facade so as to spare the feelings of others. It is not an easy task by any means, trying to open up warmly and be at peace with everyone–that is, truly be at peace without harboring any ill feelings.

My stubborn personality certainly does not aid in helping me overcome this resentment towards humanity, however I feel this work-in-progress has slowly but surely allowed me to open up more and return to the carefree, kind-spirited woman I once was. I realize more hardships are bound to happen, however it is teaching myself how to cope with these that has been the journey and process.

I have tried multiple techniques, including meditation, reading (namely the Bible), taking deep breaths, and reminding myself to stay positive and go through a mental cleansing.

Do you guys have any suggestions? Do you find you are a naturally upbeat person, or do you also feel yourself harboring ill feelings? Feel free to comment below.


Charity

Hello dearest readers. I humbly come before you all, ashamed for not updating with posts or mundane posts in general. This semester at my university was immensely difficult and my stress level skyrocketed to heights unknown to me. All of that being said, here’s to hoping I update and post more often.

While I am here, I wanted to post some links to charities. Because it is the season of giving, if you will, I implore everyone reach out to those in need. For me, this is directed towards the environment. That being said, here are some links to my favorite charities/organizations, which are one hundred percent legitimate:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/
This charity is one of the best organizations I have come across in my eleven years of being involved with environmental charities. You can adopt an animal symbolically, which will direct those proceeds to caring for the animal/environment. I believe it is completely beneficial (and if you donate so much, you can receive a free plush doll).

http://www.nwf.org/
Trustworthy, I have been with them for about six years now. Highly recommend.

http://www.nature.org/
If you are more so focused on nature benefits, this is the organization for you!

https://www.aspca.org/
I am positive most have seen the popular Sarah McLachlan commercial advertising this organization. Honestly, I feel they do a lot of good work.

http://puravidabracelets.com/
This website is a charity network that sells bracelets, which in turn benefit various charity organizations. There is a wide variety of choices, and at just $5.00 per bracelet (the minimum price for one of their bracelets, mind you) it cannot be beat!

Make a difference this holiday if you can. Help someone in need in your community, or please consider one of these organizations and help rebuild our world.

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