Rise: An Artist Collaborative of Inner Strength

Rise: An Artist Collaborative of Inner Strength 

Rise Again by recording artist Carla Fleming, Sacramento, USA
set design by visual artist Cpt. Gabor Dvornik, Budapest, Hungary
Plight of the Powerless Consciousness by written-word artist, Crystalkay Fairrington, Berkeley, USA

developed by Kendall F. Person, thepublicblogger

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Plight of the Powerless Consciousness

New Age

I’m far from my peek of consciousness;
I’m just breaking into this game. 
But I have some advice for the novices like me,
that are starting to feel the same. 

The day came

Like there’s an emptiness to your existence
and a bountiful source of sadness. 
You want to fight these emotions through resistance,
but powerlessness and consciousness drive you to madness. 

Let the sunshine in

 Like breathing seems just a little more futile,
as if pieces of you break off with each exhale.
In your despair you find little worthwhile,
afraid to move, feeling that to move is to fail.

Breath of the dragon


In each of these moments I go back to my center,
 that place that enables me to shamelessly feel.
To paint, dance, laugh, sing is my mentor. 
All things are stopped. In that moment I heal. 

Paint a city


There, the wills of the cowardly, though strong
cannot disrupt my internal connection,
and in those crucial moments, I realize all along,
that when I create, I am in my place of protection.
They cannot make me hate myself or feel alone. 

The 3 crows


They can only spew hatred and lies about the body I borrow.
Even then, when others believe them and the lies they condone,
I will write, and my freedom will rise from what was once my sorrow.

The Neighborhood is all-inclusive place of peace.

39 Comments on “Rise: An Artist Collaborative of Inner Strength

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  3. This is gonna be in my head all day! Love these words! “Let him who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord!” anyway. Because the light is coming!


  4. Reblogged this on Topasabi and commented:
    Getting to the top in life needs one to believe in their dreams and to keep shining.


  5. Very beautiful Kendall. I heartily concur. I’d love to provide one of the musical pieces for your next collaborative development. Perhaps send me a msg to let me know what ‘vibe’ you have in mind and I’ll dig into my massive archive. You can an idea of all the genres I write in here (there are many more ambient/healing instrumental too): http://soundcloud.com/steve-swindells


  6. Really a nice poem.Sometimes when I read such great words, I feel really small, because it’s not easy to achieve peace and internal connection. Thank you for sharing. I also would like to say that I really like the layout of your blog. And i didn’t know that you are an established writer! I saw that you have got published your own work. Congratulations! I will certainly buy your book.


    • The poem is one of my absolute favorites. So glad you enjoyed it too. And thank you for the warm wishes on the novel, feels like a different life, but each of them have done well in standing the test of time. Hope you enjoy An Angry World. Should have the other two an ebook format soon.


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