Friday, November 29, 2013

Poem about Black Friday Shopping.

Happy Holidays

4:00 a.m. open with special sales.

4:00 a.m. wake crazy consumers.

They wait in line giving no room for cuts,

yet they’re ready to cut throats to get in front of the others.


The doors open, and people stampede

over cigarette butts and peoples’ necks.

Because shoes at Footlocker are 75% off,

a woman now lies dead by a pair of New Balance.


A bottle of perfume by Chanel is only $50.

A woman takes a spray on the wrist to give it a try

then takes a shot in the eyes by another woman.

Now, that bottle is gone and she’s left dry.


Kids are grabbing used games at GameStop.

But what are they doing up at 4 in the morning?

Why are their parents letting them play games like Manhunt?

God forbid they fought over a book by Lord Byron.


Then there are the little 13 year old girls

walking around the lingerie section at Victoria Secret.

Only, I don’t think they’re shopping for their mothers.

Are they looking for something to wear at the beach?


Old hags even come and spread their dust.

It must be the one time of year I see new

life in them as they haul ass. Makes me wonder

what happened to “What would Jesus do?”


Finally, there are all the juvenile wannabes

walking around like they are so bad

with their pants blow their waste.

I hope they like it later when their butts

are touched by Bubba’s special candy cane.


I feel sorry for the employees who have no choice,

as the customers yell and curse at them like slave masters.

For making them be there, they should be the ones

yelling at the customers saying, “Go to hell you stingy bastards!”


Brand new sales happen here

and there as the day goes by.

More and more bones are broken

while people on stretchers pray not to die.


People are running either to sales or to get out of the way.

What a great time and day to go to the mall

when people of all ages are spreading the holiday spirit

with fights, lacerations, and handcuffs for all.


Next time just go to the Wal-Mart where

they have the same prices all year round.

It’s better than your kids coming to see you on Christmas

when you’re buried 6 feet under the ground.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What To Be Thankful For

   As Thanksgiving comes up, I like to list what I'm thankful for by stating the following.
  1. I'm alive and healthy.
  2. I'm able to get up every morning under my own power.
  3. I have a roof over my head.
  4. I live in an era where Technology brings people closer.
  5. I'm three years into my Lasik surgery with no issues.
  6. Up to 319 likes on my Facebook page.
  7. I'm getting popular with every blog.
  8. My parents are well and healthy.
  9. My sisters are advancing in their careers.
  10. I have fans now who connect with me and invite me into their lives.
  11. I'm having a home cooked meal.
  12. I've published 5 pieces of writing and currently working on a trilogy.
  13. My family came down here to celebrate with me.
  14. The Dallas Cowboys are having a great season, finally.
  15. I have a great job that helps pay my bills.
  16. I have had no issues with my car the whole year. (Thank God).
  17. My nephew is growing up to be a beautiful boy.
  18. I work with a fun group of people.
  19. I've had no issues through the year as far as tickets, late bills, etc.
  20. The weather this year has been wonderful.
  21. A friend of mine has a son that is now able to come to the country and be with his father.
  22. Another friend of mine has finally found somebody that will treat her right. 
  23. I haven't lost my faith in my abilities as a writer.
  24. Lived to see the new Superman movie.
  25. I've seen many beautiful things.
  26. I live in safe place thanks to the brave people who protect this country, state and city.
  27. I've found new friends and caught up with old ones.
  28. I was able to get a free lance job working for an independent studio.
  29. Gained a new hobby in Volleyball.
  30. The world is still here and so are we.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Why Are You Talking?

   I went to the movies the other day and I went to watch Ender's Game. It was good and it has me interested into the book which I will be getting when I have my free time. For any movie buff, if you like a good science fiction movie then that's good. But the subject for tonight is, why are people who aren't professionals talking about who can't do a job that they aren't doing themselves? I know everyone is a critic but come on now, I'm in a theater next to a guy and I guess he must've been an award winning director because he clearly wasn't enjoying the movie.
   It's like wrestling fans who don't like current WWE superstar John Cena because apparently he can't wrestle. I'm not a big fan of him but I will defend him by saying if he couldn't wrestle then he wouldn't be where he is today if he didn't impress people who mattered. Another is people who hate Ben Affleck because he's going to be Batman and people are saying he sucked as Daredevil and also he can't act. Yeah he's an award winning actor and director but since your opinion matters more then none of those accolades matter.
   I know everyone is entitled to their opinion but seriously wouldn't be nice if you only heard opinions from people who are in that certain field? Now if Johnny Depp came out and said that Ben Affleck can't act or Al Pacino then that's a critic worth mentioning. If Hulk Hogan, Roddy Pipper or Ric Flair came out and said John Cena sucked, that's who I pay attention to. The point I'm just trying to get is if your just some guy working a regular day job and have no training in a field, shut up. I don't go to your job that I've never done and tell people how much you suck because I'm just making myself look like an idiot.
   Have respect for your peers and keep your opinions to yourself when at a theater or any location to receive entertainment. All you do is show off your regret that you couldn't achieve their success because deep down, you just don't have it. I'm sure I have my critics out there which explains why I'm still underground so I want to share a piece of advice for any underground artists like myself. Don't waste your time with any critic out there whether they know what their talking about or not and I'll tell you why. The more time you waste on them, the more they are winning their war against you and your passion.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Brand New Poem.

Life’s Balance
Anthony Labson


I grew up in a garden but there was no sunshine

at least for me.

There have been many lows times in my life

caused by many conflicts both internal and external.

One common fact, I could not blossom.


I tried to blend in with this garden

and I tried to grow and be like everyone else.

But that only made it worse because

a flower can’t pretend to be weed.


So I chose to let the weeds try to consume me

and there were times I was willing to let them.

I really believed life was passing me by

but then life was finally changing for me.


As this garden expanded, so did more flowers like me.

The weeds were starting to retreat and I could finally blossom

but for some reason, I still couldn’t.

There was still something missing.


I wasn’t lonely in this garden but I was still alone.

I have tried and tried to blossom with others

but what I only found was sorrow and regret.

I couldn’t understand this plan.

But then a moment of clarity finally came.

That was the day you came into my life.

You brought the sun into this garden

That brought love and warmth to my heart.


Because of you

I saw meaning in my life.

Because of you

I saw life’s balance.


I have dealt with rejection,

I have dealt with heartache and I’ve dealt with misery

but now that you grow beside me

all that history is just a memory.


I don’t live for this garden,

I live for you.


Because of you

my life has come full circle.

Because of you

I have blossomed.

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Problem With Waiting

   I always heard that everything comes to those who wait. I just wished that someone would tell me how long I have to wait for what I want. I know that Rome wasn't built in a day and that a foundation has to be built on something. The problem is however, you become impatient after a while and begin to wonder if it's worth it. It during these moments you must have the faith to keep on going as long as you can because you honestly believe that there will be a better tomorrow.
   Every day I wake up and look at my past I realize that I have to keep going because I've gone so far already, to just quit now would be my biggest regret. I won't lie when I say that I have my doubts about my future but the fact is, I still have faith in my abilities and I know someday it will pay off. When that day will come I'm not sure but again I won't lie. If that day came tomorrow then I would be the happiest man on the planet right now. But my odds point to highly unlikely, so I will keep pushing forward and hopefully one day I will achieve my dream.
   I chose a very difficult life to have because I can't imagine doing anything else and I know I have a god given gift for creative writing. I hope to one day call myself a successful author and be recognized as a New York Times Best Seller. Until then...until the next is written.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

50 Years After JFK

                Tomorrow it will have been 50 years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Now for some people it was the end of what was to be a golden age. An age that saw progression and advancement in how we lived and treated each other. When JFK died, it became a terrible beginning of fear and conspiracy of foreign enemies and distrust among our fellow men. The fall of the JFK is a dark moment in our history and worse left a lot of unanswered questions asked by many of Americans that truly believe there’s more to the story than what was told by the government. My purpose of this entry is not to express my belief but to express the importance of the event.
                When JFK was president, there were a lot of issues around his presidency such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, and the fight for Civil Rights. We had Russia fighting with the U.S. to decide which country was the one true super power. Young men were being drafted and instead of going to college, they were being thrown into a war. Old generations were fighting to keep old ideas while a new generation was risking everything for a dream. People were living in fear every day because of a clock they were afraid was going to strike midnight.
                Fear was everywhere and nobody knew what was going to happen every day they woke up. In the end of the day, JFK was the one responsible for keeping everyone spirits high and trying to make things right. JFK had his failures such as The Bay of Pigs and there was controversy over being involved in Vietnam but JFK did have his successes. His negotiations and tactics during the Missile Crisis ensured the safety of the U.S. and for the first time hope came to the U.S. The last thing anyone wanted was a nuclear war that would consume the planet and for a brief time, that nightmare faded until that infamous day in Dallas.
                JFK’s death only sparked a new fear in people especially when it was found that it was by a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, who was believed to be a communist. Years later a conspiracy would come forth to suggest otherwise such as the mafia or even the government had him killed. The conspiracy theory only got worse when JFK’s brother, Robert Kennedy was shot and killed while running for office. What the truth is about JFK’s assassination is, I don’t know and I feel we will never know. The truth will always be unknown because there are so many ideas out there about his assassination even if the real truth was exposed, many wouldn’t believe it.
                Here is what we all can believe about John F. Kennedy. He is the youngest president this country had and also died the youngest. He wanted to bring this nation to a new age where all this fear was replaced by an idea of acceptance. “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” That we must accept the fact that there are things going on that are above our own desires. That we must sacrifice what we want to do for what we need to do for the greater good.
                That was the idea that was supposed to spread like wildfire but because someone believed different, JFK died before he could even run for re-election. That’s why we remember the assassination of JFK. Whether it was the actions of just one man or the actions of a certain group, one thing remains the same, JFK was killed because of his ideas. People die but ideas don’t have a life line, they can live as long as there is one person that remembers them. That’s the importance of remembering the day we lost JFK.  

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

One Of My Best Poems

The Greatest Pleasure

After years of sleeping

in a box of metal and stone,

I’m free.

Free to indulge in pleasures.

but there is only one pleasure I want.


It’s the greatest pleasure of all.


Will I get a decent hot meal?

Even though it is an upgrade

from the gruel and meatless meatloaf?



Will I sleep outside under the stars?

That for me is like a blind man at an art show.

I wouldn’t know the Pegasus from the Dippers.

The only thing I would appreciate is the extra space.



What about making love to a beautiful woman?

To have my hands on a pair of firm breasts

and be between the smoothest thighs a woman can have.

To be squeezed by them as I dance between them.


Oh, that is indeed a great pleasure,

but not the one I speak of.

The illusions in prison quenched my thirst for lust.

This is not the pleasure I speak of.


The pleasure I speak of

is the only way I could get to a hot meal,

or sleep outside under the stars,

or find the love of a beautiful woman.


The greatest pleasure of all is this.

Now that I am released,

I will go to a motel and get a room.

Then, for the next couple of hours,

I will keep opening and closing my door.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Godzilla returns in 2014!

    I'm not a big fans of reboots, everyone that knows me knows that. But I have to say I saw the leaked trailer of the new Godzilla reboot. Don't bother looking for it because it was removed later in the day, the official one should be released soon. I honestly have to say that I couldn't believe that my pulse was racing after I saw the trailer which hasn't happened in a long time even when I saw the trailer for Man Of Steel. The trailer revealed a lot of details that showed it was giving the king of the monsters the justice it deserved on the big screen.
    For those of you whom may not follow, Godzilla is a gigantic creature which is mostly reptile who can shoot out a beam of radiated fire. First revealed to the world back in the 1960s, it became a hit here in the United States that spawned the only movie series to rival the other longest lasting film franchise, the 007 movies. I was first exposed to this legendary creature when I was watching television and the film Godzilla 1985 was on. It was the film that brought Godzilla back to life after his debut film over 20 years ago.
    I was a boy and at first I was terrified of him but as I kept watching I began to love it. The awesome power and the action was so cool I remember building lego buildings just so I could smash them. Then my parents would come in my room all upset and make me pick up the mess and tell me to stop making that signature roar Godzilla has. I couldn't get enough of the green king of Tokyo as he would battle legendary monsters like Rodan and MechaGodzilla. Oh and who can forget the ultimate protagonist of the Godzilla series, Mothra and his mini twins.
   I hope that Warner Bros. releases the official trailer soon because I would really love for all of you to see it and see a terrific resurrection. Godzilla may have started in Japan but in a way he is also an American phenomenon as well. I can't wait with the modern technology being able to deliver the amazing spectacles we see now on the big screen and this is a real serious approach Warner Bros. is taking with the franchise. Godzilla's come back will be more real and more destructive than any we have seen in any film by the franchise ever.

Revised Biography.

Anthony Labson first found his passion in writing at an early age from reading fantasy novels. Finding an escape from the outside world by creating one of his own became his greatest gift. He believes that the ability to create a story out of nothing isn't just a gift but a miracle and it's a miracle he believes was given to him. In a time where everything is being remade, he also believes creativity is at an all time low and so now he has stepped up to bring creativity back to a world that's just sticking to used up ideas.

Anthony Labson began his writing career attending Nova Southeastern University with The Knight Newspaper as a freelance film critic and being published in the NSU magazine Digressions. After graduating in 2008 he frequently self published poetry and prose on networks and gained momentum from readers. In December of 2011 he realized that he had more to offer so now here he is taking the next step to being a recognized author. He is currently self publishing his works hoping to gain attention from readers everywhere and become a successful author.

He strongly believes that the reboots and the remakes are getting old and cliché. The people want to see something fresh and new, not new versions of old ideas. This is his first step and hopefully you will give him the time to see his works and give your feedback. Enjoy and until the next is written.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Battlefield 4 Loses The War

   I recently played Electronic Arts and Dice's game Battlefield 4 and was very excited to hear about the good news coming from other gamers. Unfortunately for me, the news was too good to be true in such case. There are several issues I have with the game both in campaign mode and multiplayer issues as well. Being a fan of the last one that came before it, I was looking forward to seeing the new additions to the game. But the new additions just seemed to be unnoticed during the gameplay.
   Let start with graphics of the gameplay and cinematic transitions between levels. I give this a lot of leniency because you can't compare Electronic Arts to a company like Infinity Ward which is known for it's attention to detail with the graphics. But playing throughout the campaign I didn't see any improvement when it comes to the transitions, the cinematics are good but they could be better and the look of the guns is about the same. The campaign itself has a strong story following the elite group known as Tombstone but there are issues going through the game. I experienced glitches throughout the game that would cause me to restart from a checkpoint forcing me to redo missions.
   One moment I be out on a boat during a sea mission and next I be under the ocean for some reason still driving a boat. Another I was driving a tank and yet I couldn't switch my guns and one time I was climbing a ladder while on an aircraft carrier and somehow I ended up high in the sky falling to my death. The glitches really killed my desire to complete the game but the strong storyline kept me wanting to finish. The other issues I faced with the game was online gameplay.
   If there's one thing I wish the franchise would do is better configure a game where gamers can do two things. One is make it easier for parties to get involved with a game instead of having a member join a game and hoping their friends can get in before the server gets full. It's a real frustrating process I found while trying to meet my clan so we could blow something up which is our favorite thing about the game. That's the strong point of the game for people like me who love to see destruction everywhere we turn.
   Battlefield is notorious for making environments that are almost completely destructible. Using a variety of weapons and even assault vehicles and aircraft, buildings literally fall after receiving too much damage from the ongoing battle that consumes the map. The second problem however is it will be very complicated for anyone whose never played a Battlefield game to understand how to pick a weapon set and begin the game. I always believed that would be an improvement but for most gamers, this really won't be a problem.
   This is just my opinion and if you disagree with me, that's fine but I have to give this game a 7 out of 10. While this game produces non-stop action with multiplayer modes and has a strong story line that keeps the gamer wanting to play, it has issues. Graphics aren't that great compared to others, glitches kill the mood to keep playing, and the multiplayer option could be made more 'party' friendly. This game is worth the buy but I don't think I would have the desire to buy the season pass or keep the game till the next one comes out. If you're one of those dedicated fans of the franchise then I'm sure you will enjoy the game same as the others but to someone who is just a gamer, this will lose your attention.

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Wall on Amazon. A Screenplay that's Original and Creative.

   There is a secret society known to many as The Wall. For some, people who are working behind the scenes to maintain order when the law fails those that depend on the system for security. To others, a ruthless group of vigilantes that are taking the laws into their hands and destroying the very image of Justice. A eager reporter gains the opportunity to interview a leader of a Wall cell and during the interview, he listens to tales of members that are different but come together for a disturbing conclusion. In a country where not everyone can get justice because of reasons outside of their control, there is a place to go.

    When criminals break the laws and are freed on technicalities and cracks in the system, they soon find that there are no technicalities or no cracks when they face The Wall. Nobody can hide behind a flawed system that protects the rights of those who don't deserve them. The guilty may appear innocent but with resources provided by unknown sources, they all break when they go head on with a society of vigilantes. When the system that's meant to protect the people it serves fails them, how do criminals not expect the people to fight back?

    This is my first screenplay that I've written because I like to test my skills and take them to a new level. Everyone loves a person who works outside the lines but let us see how the world reacts when it's a whole society. Could we handle the possibility that there are people who forget about "systems" and "rights" for the "greater good?" Is it worth the risk of falling down the "slippery slope" that we are afraid is going to happen? Buy this EBook and decide for yourself and thank you for your time, until the next is written.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

What Brings A Man To His Knees

What’s Worth Kneeling For?
Anthony Labson


I’m full of pride.

I can’t run from a fight

and I won’t shame my name.

I’ll stand ready to die.


I don’t flinch for a blade

and I don’t fear the sound of a bullet.

A knife is just a tool for use or trade

and a gun is nothing without a digit.


I’ve fought enemies

And I’ve even fought a friend.

The fighting never reached its end and

I would think at times I had an injury.


I’ve never really had a reason to fight

but I never could back down.

Now more than ever all I can wear is a frown

because my love is fading from my sight.


She is the best of me

but we didn’t catch her disease in time.

The heart inside her is mine

So if she goes then I’ll cease to be.


If finally bending my knees saves her

then I do it proudly with no dishonor.

My life without her would just be horror.

It’s should’ve been me that developed that cancer.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Review

   Infinity Ward is well known for being the company that made the Call of Duty franchise the cash cow it is. Now breaking all ties from it's previous chapter known as Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward comes out with the new chapter known as Ghost. I won't spoil much of the game except the following which anyone would guess by playing it. The Ghosts are a covert group that got the name based off a legend that will be explained as the game starts. As the main character progresses through the game he soon realizes that not only do the Ghosts exist but he's related to a member.
   The Ghosts come back from the dead this time because of an unprecedented attack that happens bringing the United States into a war with South America under the rule of a party called, The Federation. It's a captivating story that literally keeps you on edge as your playing with a wide variety of missions and weapons. Missions that take you literally from the bottom of the sea, to the heart of the land, and even to the stars in the sky. Infinity Ward has truly outdone themselves once again by creating a must play game.
   The graphics are top of the line and the realism and details in the character shins literally. The sound effects are shattering from the shooting of the guns to the blasts of the grenades. The multiplayer is virtually the same just with new maps that will bring in the people who love to talk trash and kill for hours. The new feature which I found most exciting was the "Extinction" mode which is what players can do for just a pure survival thrill. Extinction is a where you fight off an endless wave of enemies and you keep going until you finally die.
   This game is perfect, I honestly can't say I found anything wrong with the game and it's a great game for fans of the franchise or new gamers. For the new gamers, it's a great way to get your feet wet in the genre of shooters and for the fans. It's a great chapter that raises the bar to what fans thought would be impossible set by the last chapter in the franchise. With competitive modes that keep the players going after the campaign and the incredible detail to weapons and scenes, you can't take your eyes off the screen. The best thing about Ghosts is at the end of the know they will not be laid to rest with this one game alone.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Lords of Illusions.

   Magic is an old word used to describe many events that people can't give a reasonable explanation to. Some call them miracles and others call them tricks but they all have one common denominator and that's the magician. Magicians have one of the greatest gifts a person can have and that's an imagination combined with the will to make the illusion seem real to everyone else. From Houdini to Criss Angel and David Blaine, many unbelievable tricks and illusions have brought people back into the world of illusions. But when does the illusion start to cross the line between a mystery and what's crazy?
   David Blaine is a master of many illusions from card tricks to making himself levitate in the eyes of other people. Don't worry I won't reveal how it's done but there are some issues many people do have with this man. David Blaine is mostly known now for the stunts he puts himself through such as placing himself in a bowl of freezing water for several hours or hanging upside down for days. The question here is what's the trick? Besides putting your body and sanity at risk there is no illusion, only a stunt.
   Don't be fooled though, there is serious mental preparation that needs to be done but the fact is this is the work of a stuntman, not a magician. David Blaine is an amazing magician and he brings a lot to the table with his magic and while some of his stunts I don't consider magic, he brings a sense of reality to the picture. Criss Angel, who has been blessed with a lot of fame and spotlight however has been criticized heavily for his acts. I was introduced to Criss Angel through his breakout show Mindfreak. I always consider him to be a fantastic magician as good as David Blaine but others tend to disagree.
   Certain people have said that his acts are "staged" and there is use of "trick photography" in his show. Basically those people don't believe him to be a real magician. In a way I can understand, I thought Angel went over the top when he levitated over a hotel lobby and floated down. Now is that a mystery or is it so crazy that people just consider it "staged." Both these men put themselves in dangerous and yes I admit, "controlled" situations but that doesn't make them fake.
   Illusions by the very definition are fake so therefore, what's the problem? Maybe these men do take it over the limit and it becomes ridiculous to a certain point. But that's the purpose in any profession, not just to do the job but also set the bar higher than what it was. Back when magic was starting out, I'm sure people thought sawing a lady in half was over the line but now it's a common trick by many magicians. Who knows what will happen now that magic has been pushed by these two lords of illusions.