Forever Home

 

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I have not found the place,
Where you and I can finally be at peace.

The one with the white picket fence,
The dog, the cat, and the kids: two-point-three.
The one you dreamed of when you met me.

The one I might have promised mistakenly
Thinking that I could provide.
A place where I could take my last breath.

The one with the plot, with the hill,
With the tree, with the hole beneath,
Where I could stay forever.

© J. Manuel

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Unforced Errors

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Unforced Errors

Self-inflicted wounds are the worst kind
when you know the hands of your attacker
will fail yet again
to handle the moment of truth,
to record the last out,
to stop that slow dribbler
coming up the first-base line;

A freight train
on the express lane
rumbling down the tracks.

Your feet staked.
You can’t make way.
Forced to stand your ground.
Frozen in looped replay
to watch the moment pass you by
when taking a knee would’ve seized it.

Never to realize
that you can’t buck the system
and its perfectly imperfect code.

© J. Manuel

 

The Easy Overdose Podcast (T.E.O. #13)

 

In a can’t miss episode, the boys Khy.Actual and J. Manuel interview Regis Lima, lead singer of No Politics rock band. Regis talks about his music influences, his love of martial arts, including jiujitsu and taekwondo. Regis talks about how the discipline he learned in martial arts transfers to the rest of his life most importantly his music. Regis also talks about the hardship of being accepted as a Brazilian Portuguese speaking front man for a hard rock band. Regis is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and a Brazilian JiuJitsu Purple Belt.

2 Sides – No Politics – New Single:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOznzDwFpV0

No Politics – Tour Dates on Reverb Nation
www.reverbnation.com/nopolitics

No Politics – Facebook Fan Page
www.facebook.com/nopoliticsrox/

Facebook – Tour Dates
www.facebook.com/events/1953568988216111/

Regis Lima Martial Arts – RLMA
www.rlmartialarts.com/

The Easy Overdose Podcast (T.E.O. #12)

Ladies and Gents, we’ve hit the Dirty Dozen! Emphasis on the Dirty! This episode is the craziest so far. Please DO NOT LISTEN to it! For God’s sake don’t listen! Whatever you do don’t listen! We shout-out and pay homage to Hugh Hefner and Playboy, plus Chayanne has a chub for Playgirl! (Okay only a half-chub.) First Amendment & Freedom! Puerto Rico representing in the banana department or shrimp cocktails when it’s cold outside. Again don’t listen to this for the love of God! You won’t be able to unhear it! As always we’ve got our eyes and ears out for Level-Up Army recruits.