Tag Archives: Reality

People never want You for You:

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Author’s-Note:
I just felt like writing down some thoughts, about how people would rather see others in a false-light, then through an authentic-lens, how they would rather others be fake then to be real. Don’t worry, this poem is not about any particular individual/individuals. So, I don’t want anyone contacting me, questioning, challenging me, as to whether or not I’m takin’ shots at them indirectly. This poem is as Universal as it gets and applies to anyone/everyone, myself, firstly.

Fallacies are more desirable than Realities:

People always chase that false-image, of who & what they want to see…
…But, then, when proven wrong, wonder, “How can this possibly be?!!!”.

You, as the individual, are always depicted by other peoples’ illusions & perceptions…
…However, once you keep yourself true, they don’t want that; they are ever suspicious.

You can never be the true you, without others assuming, dubbing you dishonest…
…They accuse you of the most outlandish things, their attacks can be the coldest.

But, they do not care; for most, it’s exclusively how they want and expect you, to them, to be…
…They don’t want the real you; their constructed illusions, only, are what they want to see see.

They will call you a Liar, only because you don’t fit the criterion of a person that they desire…
…Whenever you don’t follow the script of their liking, they’re ready to cast you into blazing fire.

Whatever skills Allah has given you, use them with much haste…
…The truth of one’s self is precious, don’t ever let it go to waste.

There are many dark forces out here, in this Mundane, who want to drag you down, to shame…
…And, when you’re dead & gone, they’ll pretend to miss you, and they’ll even speak your name.

But, they don’t care: to them, once they’re done with you, you’re just as useless as an Autumn-Leaf flying in the air…
..It’s completely up to you, to stay true to what’s inside you; never let your faith in Allah falter; never sink into despair.

Whenever you feel like the World is on your shoulders, and you have no friends, just remember that I’ve been there…
…But, I found Allah with me, every step of the way, protecting me from the harms of those who only pretended to care.

When the People desert you, always know that Allah won’t…
…When people violate on their promises, now that He don’t.

When friends becomes enemies, and confidants become betrayers…
…Remember that Allah is by your side, just maintain 5-daily Prayers.

Always keep His remembrance in your heart & mind…
…None is worship-worthy, but He, only He is Divine.

His Book is pure and its message is true…
…He sent His guidance just for me & you.

Maintain this premise until you die…
…In the Paradise, I hope you reside.

Gareth Bryant/2013

Appearances are not Realities!!!

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I’m from the Hood, with a heart of Gold.                                                                                                                                                                 I’ve never been rich, but never been sold.

I’m scruffy, like a pad of Brillo.                                                                                                                                                                                      My skin, thick as an Armadillo.

But, my touch is as soft as Clouds.                                                                                                                                                                                   My voice utters only sweet-sounds.

So, don’t judge me, just because of my surface.                                                                                                                                                        If all you see is color, your opinion is worthless.

Don’t be blinded, by society’s portrayal of of purpose.                                                                                                                                       Dig deep inside a person, to discover their true virtue.

Don’t treat others like they’re a bunch of Clowns at a Circus.                                                                                                                     Never forget to treat others as you’d want them to treat you.

I hope that you don’t mind, I’m just venting a lil’-bit.                                                                                                                                                I just get tired of people judging others without merit.

Gareth Bryant/2013

Gareth Bryant’s Keys to Happiness:

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Having hope in what we can’t yet see.

Appreciation, for all of what could be.

Patience, upon all the many tests which lie ahead.

Piety, always ensuring that your heart isn’t dead.

Incorporating respect & love in your daily-routine.

Never become ungrateful, nor treat people mean.

Educate others about Allah’s mercy & respite.

Set an example, lead people to Islam, the light.

Stay upon these rules, and you are assured a happy life.

Gareth Bryant/2012

My Transition from Boy to Man:

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I was once a Boy:

I used to be a boy.
My life was a toy.

I would take things lightly, and shun responsibility, but that was clearly in the past.
Pursuing the fleeting and worthless pleasures, you think you want, really never last.

I used to think of myself as the “ladies’-man”; I arrogantly thought that I had the world in my hand.
We are crucially warned in the Qur’an, to not be like those people who tread pridefully in the land.

But, Allah taught me that once you depart from Him, He’ll make you lose yourself thereafter.
It took a lot of pain & loss to come to realize that when things get tough, people will scatter.

Everyone who cracks a smile isn’t a friend; if a woman lets you have her, it doesn’t mean she loves you.
There’s much more to people than just a nice body, a pretty face; eventually they show their colors true.

He allowed heart-breaks & head-aches to invade my personal-space, to teach me that I was all-wrong.
However, learning the reality of the deception of others has not weaken me; rather, it’s made me strong.

This boy whom people once knew, this quiet, simple, naive young boy has long died.
My foolish mistakes and your trials & tricks have killed & buried him, his body cold.

I’m now a Man:

Today, I am now a Man.
I have a brand-new plan.

No longer will I submit to the whims of others, be deceived by the infatuation of false-lovers.
Things look really good wrapped-up; but, the ugliness is revealed once you are undercovers.

People love to tag you along & play the game, to do to you what others have done to them.
They treat you like you’re an enemy to them, it’s like “survival of the fittest”, “sink or swim”.

I will not allow myself to ever love someone who neither cares nor loves me back.
I must return to Allah through obeying Him and put myself back on the right track.

I’ve matured, and realized that not everyone is nice.
If you let them, they’ll use you, as their own device.

Some may call me cynical; but, I think of life literal; reality often hits you hard.
People have ill-will and you have to be on your toes; you always stand guard.

This is a part of “growing-pains”; but, I hope to be done with injury.
With Allah as my Lord & my wits intact, I’m sure to achieve victory.

Gareth Bryant/2012