Thursday, September 6, 2018

How you doing right now mind body and spirit?

Think about each of these
Individually

And be honest
Not just to me

To yourself
And

To the universe

Breaking down and really think about 'em

Often

Mind
How clear is it
How clouded is it
How concentrated is it on s*** that don't f****** matter

Body
How do you feel about it
How does it feel
How does it treat you
How are you treating it

Spirit
What are you jived about
What were you jived about that you wish you still were

Jived about

What are you stressed about
What were you stressed about
What do you wish you were never

Stressed about

And be honest
Not just to me

To yourself
And

To the universe

Breaking down and really think about 'em

Often

A prayer of desperation, in the form of a professional letter.

Dear Universe,

I hope you have been well.

Just checking in to see if you've had a chance to review my recent requests.

I started out thirty days ago whispering to you in my mind. Then I switched to stating it out loud to every poor schmuck that would give me a minute and pretend that they were listening.

Over the last seventy two hours I have ramped up my efforts to connect with you. First with prayer and pleading then with screaming at the top of my lungs.

I do appreciate the time and energy that you've given me and how you've at least attempted to let me know that you have received my message.

However, I have to admit I'm a little confused with the way you responded.

I'll take full responsibility if I haven't been clear with you or with myself about what it is that I truly want and need. But please take a moment to contemplate, and then clarify your thoughts, on the points that I have summarized below.

-As I started to prepare myself to let go of my current career path:
          -Why did you feel it was necessary for my career to come calling for me when I least expected it?

-As I began to feel strongly that my relationships we're beginning to grow stronger:
           -Why did you suddenly pull them farther away from me?

-When it was evident to me that I had hit bottom and had started to work my way back up:
                -Why was it necessary for you to make me feel that everything I was doing to make things better was all for naught?

Please let me know when you have a moment to schedule some time with me to further discuss.

I will admit, the moments of time on my calendar that are currently available for me to give you my undivided attention are rare and unpredictable.

Just let me know what you need me to do and who you need me to do it to, or with, or for.

I appreciate what time you have taken to consider my quandaries and look forward to your timely response.

Humbly Yours,

b2

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Rub

I can safely say
About as safe
As one can
Get away with
Saying anything

That working
With entrepreneurs
To creatively capture
the essence
Of

Who they are
What they do
Why people should care
And how folks can do business with them

Has been the most fulfilling
Act of my

Professional career
To date

I must also state
With equal respect
And tripedation
That

It has been the most difficult way
To make a living
That I could have imagined
To date

There
I said

Outloud

To my self

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Clutter Fuel

Some of it has got to go
Very little needs to stay
All of it was important
At some point

At some point
It all has to go
At some point
None if it matters

The hard part
Is where to start
The difficulty lies
In when to stop

At some point
It all has to go
At some point
None if it matters

Second guesses
Are just second fears
First fears
Turn into seconds

Seconds
That evolve into
Missed opportunities

Opportunities to live
Fully

At some point
It all has to go
At some point
None if it matters

Leave what jives
Jive what lives
Remember what you leave
Fuck the rest

Rest after you fuck
It all fucked up
With your second guesses

At some point
It all has to go
At some point
None if it matters

Resist the common
Temp the temptations
Resist the uncommon
Unless it's a revelation

Even then
All you have is a thought
Though then
At least you had that

At some point
It all has to go
At some point
None if it matters

In the end
It's the end
Clutter won't matter
None of it will matter

Whether you worked
It all out or not
It's just clutter

Whether it fueled you
Or not
It was just
Clutter fuel


Friday, August 17, 2018

Time and Perception

"I have always, and will always, seek to be gracious, welcoming, and humble. Only time and perception will tell if I am successful."

-b2

8/17/18

Saturday, August 11, 2018

S*** out of luck

("Fuck Peter!" - Paul)

When it all comes down to it
You're doing the best you can

When it all comes down to it
This wasn't really the plan

All you keep telling yourself
Everything you seem to hear
Says you shit out of luck son

But you won't be having that
No
you won't be having that
No

When it all comes down to it
Your back may be against the wall

When it all comes down to it
You just afraid that you might fall

Again
Like you did
Once again

All you keep telling yourself
Everything you seem to hear
Says you shit out of luck son

But you won't be having that
No
you won't be having that
No

All you
Keep telling yourselves
All you
Keep telling yourselves

You got this

When it all comes down
To it

It all comes down to it

When it all comes down
To it

It all comes down to it

All you
Keep telling yourselves
All you
Keep telling yourselves

You got this

When it all comes down
To it

It all comes down to it

When it all comes down
To it

It all comes down to it

All you keep telling yourself
Everything you seem to hear
Says you shit out of luck son

You got this

Always hedging the bets
Always hedging the bets

Always getting the rest
Always hedging the bets

Always getting needs met
Always hedging the bets

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

When your back is against the wall.......again

The room is bigger
This time

And there are more
People in it

And some of them
Even care

Alot

There seems to be
More opportunity

This time

And some of it
Is promising

I seem to be better
Equiped

This time

In some ways

I'm gonna handle it
Differently

This time

With more style
And perhaps

Some pizzazz

But it's still a wall

And my back is firmly
Against it

This time

Time to step
Forward

Time to step back again

Time to take five steps

This time

Again

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

"no one will ever take your happy'

Everybody wants something
Some people want everything
I want as much as most
I don't want to take it from someone else

So I'm happy just to have
What I have
But don't think for a second
You can take it away from me

That which is mine and only mine
And never has and never will belong to anybody else

I have the title I have the deed I have full legal rights
Over it's concept design and implementation

It is a part of me and will always be a part of me it is never been a part of you and will never be a part of you

It's mine and I will never give it up even after I'm gone because it's truly mine

No one and I mean no one knows nothing no entity bigger than myself will ever own it or take it away from me

It's my happiness and no one will ever take it from me

Because it's mine.

-b2

Sunday, May 27, 2018

What is a “radio presenter?” Seriously.

What is a “radio presenter?”

Seriously.



In response to your inquiry I will provide data collected from Websters.**



**Any and all references to Webster’s are in reference to the previous
references of the Webster family two doors down from the author on
McAffee Street in suburban Wichita.



1)Any orator of audio media formats: be it spots, donuts, bumpers,
hand-offs, or lead-ins.


2)A professional voice artist who articulates  informative, educational,
or entertaining stories with a beginning, middle, and an end.


3) A Radio Air-Time Sales Executive/Marketing Consultant/Writer/Voice Talent
working for an independent, locally owned and operated, middle market Q-munity
radio station with the most powerful regular broadcast commercial AM signal
between Greenville/Spartanburg, SC and Asheville, NC who simulcast on both
Q-95.3 FM and streaming LIVE 24/7 on wtzq.com who partners daily with the
regions brightest entrepreneurs, business and nonprofit leaders, civic volunteers,
and government entities  AND who feels blessed to not only be a part of his
Q-munity full time but also is tagged in posts that are commented on
by Flip “freakin’” Spiceland!!!!!!!!




I have arrived!



God Bless America





-b2

Monday, May 21, 2018

Given the opportunity

Left to my own
Devices

I seem to gravitate
Towards vices

Only when
The time
Is right

Of course

It's there to be
Eaten

Someone has to
Drink it

Everybody
Wants it

At least
I do

Sometimes
When the time
Is right

Of course

A firtive
Donut

A convenient
Pizza

A flirtive
Glance

And incoming
Wink

I'd given
The opportunity

I'll take it
When the time
Is right

Of course

I have concience
It's rather strong

But I
Overcome it

At the time

The right time

Of course

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

I'm not surprised

Slowing down is
Not what I do

Often

Stopping is not
In my nature

Completely

But when
I do

Sometimes

Under
The right conditions

Surprisingly

It's
Good

Really good

When all I hear
Is rain

Tapping on a gutter

All that is see
Is Foliage

I feel

Truly
Feel

Myself

Not
The facade

As much

Not
The pain

So intensely

It's
Comfort

Somehow

Rising
Up

Knowingly

It's been there
All along

Waiting

For
Me

To aknowlede
It

Completely

I'm not
Really surprised

Just impressed

Friday, May 4, 2018

Worry about you

I get lifted
By little things

Sunsets
Sunrises
Friends who call my name

And smile

Ephonies
Divine Realizations
And finding a bottle opener just when I need one

And using it

Bare feet
Cool breezes
And peanut butter on a spoon

And the dishwasher is empty

Tunes
That take me back
To tha' day

Reality calling
Finding me ready
And calm

I get lifted
By little things

And they bouy me

Up above
The doubts and fears
The self imposed deadlines

And I can breathe
For another day

Friday, April 13, 2018

There is No I in Bryan Byrd (but there is a Q in Q-munity)

Community steps up
Community steps in
The water's warm
So ya'll come on Inn

Lend me your ear
I'll give it back eventually
There's a few things that you need to know
So let's review, continually

There is no "I" in Team
There not an "I" in Bryan Byrd
But there is a Q In Q-munity
At least, ...that's what I heard

And this here Q-munity

I said.....

This here Q-munity.....

Is Guaranteed not to rust, bust, or collect dust

I spent a good part of my life
Looking for Paradise, it's true
What I didn't realize is that
Sometimes Paradise finds you

Just stop turning your dial
Because this here is the dealio
I'm bee-squared
And I'll see you on the radio

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Just enough

There are those who can
And those that will
Those that do
And those that don't

Feeling it now?
Don't answer quite yet
You might change sides
Most likely you won't

Nothing is too much
Until we are gone
It's all just enough
Then it is done

Too much pain
No just enough
Too much fear
No just enough

Just enough.

.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Trusting Ones Gut

If the stomach hurts
Is it just hurting.

When does it have something to say

When he acids build up
The butterflies take over

When will it make you change your ways

Are you just nervous
Or is guilt setting in

Is the future foreboding
Or is the past creeping in

To trust a gut
To question a heart
To know your part

If the stomach hurts
Is it just hurting.

When does it have something to say

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tell the Universe

It couldn't hurt
It might even help
You got nuttin' to lose
You have eva' thing to gain

Tell the Universe what you want

It doesn't replace praying
It's not instead of hard work
Don't slack on the planning
Don't wait for it to happen

But do...

Tell the universe what you want

It doesn't always listen
It doesn't always care
You are not only one asking
You are surrounded by voices

Even so...

Tell the universe what you want

It's really not that hard
It doesn't require protocol
Don't wait for the right time
Don't wait for someday

Rather,...right now....

Tell the universe what you want

Then go get it

-b2

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Allowed

I'm gonna
Allow my thoughts to kinda...

You know

Wander

I wanna
Let my mind to kinda....

You know

Wander

It's time to
Set my feet to kinda...

You know

Wander

Monday, May 8, 2017

Version 2.0

Today
Right at this very moment
You are
The best version of you 
That you have been
In your entire life

Today
Right at this very moment
You are
The best version of you 
That you have been
In your entire life


"but, but, but, but, but.....":

"I'm not in the best of health"

"Things aren't going my way these days"

"I made some bad choices"

"Things have happened"

"I don't have a plan"

Alright
Lets address each one of these...

"But, I'm not in the best of health"

Your health
is temporary

Good, bad, or indifferent
Your current health situation
Will either get better or it will get worse

But it does not
define you

You are surviving it today
Because
you somehow
survived everything yesterday

And for that reason,....

Today
Right at this very moment
You are
The best version of you 
That you have been
In your entire life

"But, things aren't going my way these days......"

That's because
they never have

It only felt like they did, when they did,

Because of the perspective
you had
at the time

The universe controls "these days"
not you

You cannot change "these days"

You can only change
your perspective

So do it
Today

Yesterday is gone
And tomorrow never comes
Today is the day

And for that reason,....

Today
Right at this very moment
You are
The best version of you 
That you have been
In your entire life

"But, I made some bad decisions"

You did make some bad decisions
Some really
bad decisions
But
you made them
And
you will make some more
Some really, really bad ones
And you will learn from them

And for that reason,....

Today
Right at this very moment
You are
The best version of you 
That you have been
In your entire life

"But, things have happened"

Things have happened

And they will continue
To happen
I don't care if you
have a plan or not
Neither does the universe
But
you made it this far
Despite
Your plans
Despite
All of the things that have happened

And for that reason,....

Today
Right at this very moment
You are
The best version of you 
That you have been
In your entire life