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John Matar has written 26 posts for A Philosophical Journey

Purple Gardenia’s

Two years ago, I married the most amazing woman. In my eyes, her perfection was flawless, gorgeous and breathtaking. My favorite thing about her was her laughter. It was full of passion and innocently natural. She loved me for me and I loved her unconditionally. I didn’t have much money, but she loved me just … Continue reading

We Live For The Music

People in the summer get together for three days. They’re from all around the world just to hear the music play. This journey starts out simple ’til you find the tidal wave made of people jumping up and down to different rhythmic taste. Everyone is moving in a unisonal sway, when the DJ stops the music all the people shout and … Continue reading

Going in Circles

 I’ve climbed the high mountains and walked through the desert. I’ve swam the deep oceans and sat through rough weathers. I’ve driven the country and soared above cities. I’ve ran through the woods and I’ve stood in the distance. I’ve indulged the best foods and smelled rich aromas, yet something keeps telling me this journey’s … Continue reading

Christmas Eve

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed ’round the room and cherished the sight. My was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming the yard to a winter delight. The sparkling lights in the treee, I … Continue reading

Roll Call

We put on a pair of our best ACU’s, With tears in our eyes We do what we gotta do. We gather around with gloom in the air, A few stories told, that we need to share. The First Sergeant calls for us to fall in, We cannot bear to do this again. As everyones standing, … Continue reading

Radical Times, A New Hero Needed, Apply Below…

There was a time, this friend of mine… A Nuclear Iran, and a pissed off Israel, the US falling somewhere in there. The collapsing middle-east and the riots across the world, angry at money in general. Italy in shambles, right behind the Greeks, China and Russia unified in letting Iran win the day. All of … Continue reading

Expectations

I wonder what it is that they think now? Wasn’t there supposed to be a difference in all of this, some sort of message that hid just beyond the reach of the mortal realm? I used to think that somewhere in all of this was an answer, but perhaps when I was a poorer man I … Continue reading

My War

A vision thrust upon us, in a world that we would barely understand. To be a part of that, for whatever it was in that time period was something to behold. A magnificent ascent from the darkness of bland life into a situation where a man could, for the first time in his life walk … Continue reading

Remember Mother Nature’s Song.

William Shakespeare said, “The earth has music for those who listen.” I still remember Mother Nature‘s song and I will hear it again soon enough.  In bare feet on my new journey, resting in a hammock surrounded by silence and positive energy… meditating to her psychedelic song.   Hear as the trees sing her song through … Continue reading

Rebecca Black, Racism, Liberals and College Debt

“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” – Thomas Jefferson 1,945,706: the number of people that watched the Rebecca Black video entitled: Friday, they voted thus: 27,892 likes, 52,516 dislikes, for a total of 80408 votes. 4% of the people that watched the video voted for it.  This … Continue reading

Haunted

Anger arises inside of my soul as a little girl’s standing alone in the cold. In dirty brown mountains placed far, far away, Can’t help but remember that girl to this day… No eyes in her sockets, burnt skin on her face; she cries and she begs for her life to be saved. Her ear on … Continue reading

War… It’s really a lot like drug addiction.

 So there you are, hoping and waiting and looking forward to your first time, and for me there were only two things that I was really looking forward to in life: my first joint and my first kill. Truth be told they are not that different. Oddly enough I am writing this to you from … Continue reading

Cat & Mouse Games

I am but a mouse, squealing and squirming through a house. Running around I hear a scream. I turn around so I could see. A big powerful paw, descends on me like tooth & claws. I shrill & squirm like a worm. Scared and hurt, I begin to curl. Into a ball, I protect myself … Continue reading

Greatest Story

The Greatest Story of them all is the story of your life. No one else can tell it, Not even if they tried. The story of your life is the story of your struggles, story of your pain and the story of your lovers. The happiness that follows is the journey of one’s life. To … Continue reading

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