ChangesBy Greta Zwaan
I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.
But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.
No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.
But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?
They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.
So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.
Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.
I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.
I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.
Another day, another Rihanna post. Seriously, we cannot get enough of this queen. No one does it like Rihanna. Riri has blessed us with a new Valentine’s Day-themed Savage X Fenty lingerie line and a new ad campaign to go with it. There were a series of photos and videos released just this week showcasing Rihanna not only modeling gorgeous lingerie but also $2 million worth of rubies and jewels for the ad! Page Six reports that she wears two different necklaces from Hammerman Jewels- a seven-row collar and a chandelier style dripping with pear-shaped stones- worth over $2 million combined, as well as pieces from Lang Antiques, including two giant ruby rings and a duo of matching bracelets, worth around $35,000 each.
In the photoshoot, Rihanna is dripping in diamonds and rubies, specifically, a chandelier style and a seven-row collar! And to finish off the look, Rihanna wore an assortment of Art Deco rings and bracelets from Lang Antiques, worth a total of $130,000. Queens deserve the best.
Just a few days ago, Rihanna posted to Instagram a series of photos showing off a pair of heels that just so happened to be designed by A$Ap Rocky’s creative agency, AWGE. This comes a few months after her relationship with the rapper became public. Rihanna wore a gold bikini, a matching lamé skirt, plenty of necklaces, and the statement-making Amina Muaddi X AWGE LSD Gladi Thigh High Heel. The shoes are still available for purchase just in case you want to recreate the look! She wrote alongside the photos, “new year’s resolution: apply the pressure.”