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How To Count (Poem)

 

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How to delineate a life lived?

Let us use not temporal posts of days or years

But limn the finer measure

Of love given and received

Of kindness extended with a free hand

Of compassion shown in minute and larger ways

Of laughter shared with those around.

Choose to see joy

And continue to delight in our communal dance.

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Show me

 

Feminist Confessional

I don’t really care if you like my poetry
I don’t really care if you like to watch me
I don’t really care if you think my voice is lovely
I’d rather that you hear me
I’d rather that you see me
I’d rather that you call me
Think of me
Show me
You love me

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Wading

 

A Prophet Scorned

As I stand here among the towers
I look to the ground for the flowers
Pluck the ones that delight your eyes
An offering against all demise

Now my chance to love you is fading
In your ocean of tears I am wading
Feel like I am losing control
Taking it’s toll after toll

My choice of words my way
Make for a better day
Full of love from the beginning
And here I heard your heart ring

That joy that makes your heart leap
Should be held close to keep
That elated feeling of being loved
Not something that is shoved

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Scattered

 

A Prophet Scorned

I once called upon a storm to cease
To demonstrate faith to believe
But their hearts were swayed
Never to enter the sanctuary
My example as of late
Tied to a certain fate
They scattered divided
Tore me apart
Oh what a start!

Unity, my people
Unite under one banner of Love
And I will send more Love in response
Despite to date none have ever reached out

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Love is blind

 

THE LADY

“Love is indeed blind”, the immortal immemorial words,

Laid it’s crown, through the Avon’s bard of bards.

Yet failed the crowd to read the deft insights,

 Broke, a blind rebellion from the ages of might.

A vibrant petal flower unbound, yearns not the amorous eyes,

Nor nectars the covet of colours and the solicit of silver thighs.

Withers not with the seasons of blooming faces

For such is not love, that sings not these phrases.

Too blind, to fore seek the budding wrath of two households;

Of rooted creedism, could engorge into a wild revolt.

Too blind, they endure the thorns for roses embracing blemishes;

As they dance by the tuning soul, for their hearts to cherish.

Swayed its incense of infinity, gleaming in the bitter bleak shell

None were provoked but the bound tongue’s ironical bell.

And whensoever one’s in despair and disappoint,

The other is accused, blaming “Love…

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Someone needs …


”Someone not far from where you are,
needs your tender touch, your simple smile, your holy hug…today.”

 

 

‘A friend loves at all times…’ Proverbs 17:17

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Love and Service


””The motive of the Higher Self is always love and service.”

~ Joan Borysenko,

Pocketful of Miracles . . .

Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.
You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.
You don’t have to have to make your subject and your verb agree.”

 

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Blossoming and healing the planet


””There is so much love in your heart that you could heal the entire planet.

But just for now let us use this love to heal you.
Feel a warmth beginning to glow in your heart center,
a softness, a gentleness.
Let this feeling begin to change the way you think and talk about yourself.”.”

 

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Live brightly


‘”Let everything we do and say be an expression of the beauty in our heart,
always based on love.”

~ Don Miguel Ruiz

Live brightly. Be who you are. Who you really are.
With all your wrinkles and warts.
All your cuteness and kindness.
You are enough.
Just relax and be you

 

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Recrafting our World

According to psychologist Peter Kramer, resilience is the ability to cope with life’s frustrations without falling apart. And reslilience, not happiness, is the opposite of depression.

  • essence of a good life =  how well we pay attention, compassionately accept our situation, take action toward meaningful goals, learn from our choices, and move on, with as much trust + love as we can.
  • time at home = opportunity to reflect on life >  how to live closer to your credo => opportunity to re-evaluate + change way we live, work, produce, + distribute goods + services.
  • shift away from mindless consumerism => begin living for higher purposes, mindful of our impact on other people & planet.
  • Clarifying + aligning with our priorities.

key = how we respond to new challenge. 

  • slowing down & reflecting
  • waking up to a new reality.
  • isolation =/= loneliness.

Essence of a good life: how well we pay attention, compassionately accept our situation, take action toward meaningful goals, learn from our choices, and move on, with as much trust as we can. And remembering that what matters most is love. {Happy or Resilient?}

writing to freedom

Recrafting our World

dreams, rebirth

It’s impossible to avoid the news and impact of coronavirus.

I’ve progressed from denial to concern, to acceptance and opening to new ideas. I’ve been sick for the last few days wondering if I have the virus, flu, a cold, allergies, or am simply run down. I’m considering whether to go to a doctor and be tested for the coronavirus. The virus is forcing us to slow down and live differently, at least for a while, Maybe asking us to consider how we can become healthier, more resilient, and more helpful in a connected world. Here’s a related post I wrote about resiliency a few years ago called Happy or Resilient?  From that post; the essence of a good life is how well we pay attention, compassionately accept our situation, take action toward meaningful goals, learn from our choices, and move on, with as much…

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