Wall

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Wall

 

If I walk beyond the wall

What is it I will see?

The opening

Of depths between

The oceans and the sea,

Where heartbreaks fall

And lovers fail

To see each others hearts.

Where sinners left and dropped their sport

To follow other leads.

I should reach beyond the meaning

To the honor underneath

Give truth to what is coming

And read beauty

To the souls.

Toss the sadness and the tears

Down the well

Of deep despair

Turn a faulty face

Towards the sun,

Be warmed with absolution

Sent back around for fun.

Like waking from a dream

You’ll pull away from me

I’ll be left alone

Back on the first side of the wall.

 

When have you thought about what is beyond the wall?

Wait For You

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Wait For You

 

I’ll wait for you forever

My darling,

While you flounder and wander

Through all your struggles

And as you stray away.

I’ll be here inside your heart

Loving you anyway.

I’ll wrap you in my loving

Embrace,

Even if you’re far away.

I’ll watch with loving eyes

While you are fraught with pain

I’ll be here even when you can’t feel me.

I’ll wait patiently forever

With all my love for you

To come home to me

Your deepest self.

 

When you realize that all the mistakes you make, the “bad” decisions, the unhappiness – that all of that isn’t really who you are things change. Then you realize that your best self, your truest self is always there waiting inside of you to come out, to love you. And it all doesn’t seem quite so bad anymore.

 

What is your best self trying to say to you?

Eyes to See the Truth

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Eyes to See the Truth

 

Open your eyes

To see the truth

The wonders right in front of you,

The baseness of nature.

The cracks in

The sidewalk

Open into deep

Crevasses that shake the structure

Of the earth on which we walk.

Solid ground gives way

Without a thought

To those above

Presuming their own safety.

The sunlight dancing gracefully

Across the waters

Flowing towards complete

Union with all the waters

Of the earth in

The oceans of the world.

Where mysteries and magic

Lie under every wave,

Where joy leaps and bounds

In choppy swells.

We’re just a flash

On a planet built to outlast

Its oldest creatures

In a universe that never

Ends and maybe never began.

Open your eyes

To see the truth,

That truth is just a word

To keep us safe,

In a world we can’t control.

 

Not really sure where this came from. I had a little time yesterday afternoon and was sitting in the sun enjoying the warm weather, when these words started rolling around. So I got out a notebook and started writing. Truth is something people are always looking for, but sometimes I think what we have to realize is any truth we discover is going to be touched by our mind, by our interpretation. That we create truths because we want to make sense and control the world where we have little control and not everything makes sense. Real truth is sitting in the sun and feeling its warmth without thought, without judgement. Truth is just to be.

 

What do you believe about truth?

Powerful beauty

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Beauty Holds Power

 

Unspeakable beauty

Lies behind the crumbling walls.

As the old life chips and falls away

The setting sun

Casts shadows

Paints that life with deep colors.

A new picture emerges

Brilliant at the end of the day.

 

Beauty like that

Has power unlike any other.

Power to change a mind,

To move one to tears

Bring one back home.

Beauty like that

Can fix a broken heart,

Warm a lonely soul.

 

A pictures worth

Is measured in

The emotions tied to it.

How deeply can it reach.

A song

Will pick me up

Send me on a cloud

Round the world,

It can pump me up

Or calm me down,

Set me free or bring me down.

 

Beauty, speaks in

Many ways

Through emotions

Without words.

It’s power lies in wait

Unassuming to wash over

As a cool rain.

Beauty keeps truth

Gently burning deep inside

A candle lit for all to see

To feel if only they

Desire.

 

As I may have mentioned before, I am a very sensitive person, and that sensitivity extends to beauty, particularly natural beauty. When I see a beautiful sunrise or sunset, see the colors of the sky I can easily be brought to tears by the sheer wonder of it. This poem is my way of expressing that overwhelming sense of beauty and wonder. There is a sense of power that I feel when I bear witness to an expansive view from a mountaintop or a rainbow stretching across the sky. It is a silent beautiful power. What does beauty mean to you?

Transmuting fear

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Transmuting Fear

 

Fear creeps in

With icy fingers

Trying to wrap around my heart

Attempting to pull me

Into darkness

Into forgetting about the light

It’s crafty and tricky

In its ways of deception

Making me think it’s all me

That I’m broken and have

Lost my way

That somehow I’ve done something

To keep the light away.

The light doesn’t fight

It doesn’t have to

It filters in through every day

Warming me

Filling me with love

Keeping me in remembering

That I am love

Never lost

Never disconnected

It swoops down with every bird

Flows through every river

Climbs around every mountain

And whispers to me through the wind

That I am light

That I am love

That fear is an illusion

Created by my mind

In an attempt to keep me safe

To keep me from trying

From moving beyond

That which is comfortable to me.

I’ll spread my wings and

Wrap myself in feathers

Feel the love and light

That always is inside

Keep it with me always.

Use it to love the fear

Love the sadness

Love the pain

Love the anger

And turn them into

The greatest teachers.

 

Fear can be the greatest hindrance to joy and a great teacher at the same time. I am a very sensitive person, emotions tend to take over, and can be incredibly intense and manifest as physical sensations. This includes all emotions not just fear or joy. But fear, anger and sadness are rather uncomfortable emotions to have. But if I can let go into them, love them and come to them with the view of an interested observer they can teach me so much about myself and the world. It can be very challenging to love an emotion that I wish I wasn’t having because it makes me uncomfortable and yet it’s what usually helps in the end. I believe in the power of love, wholeheartedly so why not use love on my uncomfortable emotions? What helps you move through your uncomfortable emotions?