(Below are a set of words I wrote while living in Chicago, IL back in 2008.
They still express my thoughts to this day.)
What I Saw-
I saw a Chicago prostitute selling herself,
I saw seven oceans overfilling themselves,
I saw five pill bottles on my shelf,
And I saw you sleeping by no one else,
Under a diamond filled sky in your mind's dreams,
Where you were finally free from everything else.
I saw twenty-three miles of broken roads,
On which I saw time quickly letting my life go.
I saw plastic faces on television screens,
Broadcasting our nightmares and our dreams,
And I saw many talk the talk,
But few walk its walk.
I saw a child born of love,
And then raised of hate,
And I saw you look up and above,
To listen to your chance debate its fate.
I saw an old man laughing at youth,
And I saw many come,
But then to stay only a few.
I saw a black man cursing at a white one,
And a white one forgetting to realize,
How the black man's history in this country had begun.
I saw our leader talking in tongues,
Rambling on about a lie that can never be won,
As he uses our troops as pawns under a smoke filled sun,
Only to steal their land and oil,
While burying too many innocent lives into its soil.
I saw a man so poor that he was truly rich,
And a man so rich that he was truly poor,
And I saw you turn your head to ignore,
What you saw when you opened the truth's two-sided door.
And I heard the words of a bi-polar poet,
Who wrote many,
But wasn't really read by any.
-(Elliot Gray Van Orman)
9 years ago today on 7-19-2003 I blew my left knees ACL out riding BMX trails in Pennsylvania. But I'll tell ya, all of the injuries I went through over the years
only made me stronger!
Always Dream, Never Stop.
Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser.
Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.
To find yourself,
Think for yourself.
12 years ago today on 7-18-2000 at Woodward Camp in Pennsylvania I fell on my BMX bike off of a ramp 9 feet straight to my head and my brain internally bled the size of a nickel. I was air lifted out of the camp and came VERY CLOSE to death,
but what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger!
My "Beat of the Street" BMX film that I edited and released at the end of January 2012 has broken over 16,500 views! The piece documents footage from my last two BMX DVD's The Day Is Over (2004) and Time Will Tell (2011). The music in it is a live recorded performance by The Bucket Boyz that I shot in Chicago, IL
in September 2007.
Throughout the Summer of 2012 one year after its release date (6-1-2011), I released all of the sections from my Time Will Tell DVD online.
You can now watch the entire movie in order below. ENJOY! :)
(This DVD is still for SALE- $10 FREE SHIPPING USA)
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Welcome to the:
The Walking Dead Family Facebook page-project (started on September 12th, 2013) which is a home for fans of AMC's hit show "The Walking Dead" -The page currently has a very large following!
Genre: Experimental-Documentary-Narrative-Music Videos-Commercial-
The Walking Dead Family-BMX-Comedy-Bipolar.
Elliot Gray Van Orman:
Film and video production, Running my The Walking Dead Family Facebook page, The Walking Dead,
Fear the Walking Dead, #TWDWorldBeyond,
Breaking Bad, BMX, Traveling, Music, Modest Mouse, Tom Waits, Movies, Comedy, Acting,
Coffee / Ice Coffee, Bipolar fun, Sleeping, Dreams, Vimeo,
Instagram, Writing, Time, and LIFE?
"A movie is never finished,