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Philosophy Poetry

The most important things were the simplest:

Because despite all the complications of life, the most important things were the simplest:

Food, Music, Water, Laughter, (A Joke), Good sleep, Shared moments with those we loved,  Cat jokes, senselessness.

A “I haven’t seen you in a long time” hug with a friend sincerely missed. A tear. A victory. A discovery.

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Philosophy Poetry

THE SUN CAME OUT TODAY

The sun came out today

O my goodness, It was Glorious

It shone with a new light

As if it had never shone before

 

It hit the leaves and they glowed

New angles, new perspectives

Their dewy green tinge a wonderful complement

To the sun’s shining today

 

Ten o’clock,

When the meandering river called me with its voice

I found a prayer there

A remembrance of past days

It was a beautiful sight-trees, birds, barks

Was the Universe perhaps a much smaller place?

A place we chose, embraced, created, conjured, made up

 

Maybe we were only to travel the world, to see it. But we were to choose a place, to experience it

 

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Philosophy Poetry

IF YOU MUST BLESS ME, LORD

Only give me that which I can bear

Do not allow my eyes to be closed;

Make me lie down in green pastures

Make me sip cool waters

 

Lord if you must bless me

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Poetry

A LESSON LEARNED

I am hurting
I am bleeding
This is not the way…

It was supposed to end.

All my dreams,
Are ashes
I am sitting
Reminiscing…

All the mistakes I made.

I am hurting
I am bleeding
Lessons on my hands covered red in crimson
Entered a theatre, to do a surgery…

I wasn’t trained.

I am hurting
I am bleeding
The waves
Of want, of despair, of grasping and letting go…

Silly little heart.

When I go to the shed to pray,
Pray I wake up with a different head
Dust my shoes and get my coat,
Walk away into the sunset,
Do a jiggle while I disappear,
Into the next phase of precious wisdom.

A LESSON LEARNED

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Philosophy Poetry

EVERYTHING MY MAMA EVER GAVE ME

 

She always paused and smiled when I asked a difficult question

Not all questions required answers, not immediately,

Or ever.

 

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Poetry

But, Darling can’t you see

Life is not a fairy tale,

but,

Yours can be

 

It’s not a fairy tale, but we can try

 

Make heaven on earth

 

You only need you to,

Create peace and harmony and love

 

You only need you to,

Step away from your own way

 

You only need you to,

Give up the chains and the zero-grazed code

 

You only need you to,

Acknowledge the crown that’s on your head, step up to that ****  like a *****,  shine up your light like you believe it, light up the room like Vegas. Thoughts on the American dream. Thoughts on your ‘American’ dream.

 

Babe, you are a storm, you are the beginning of rain

You are the smell of soil

 

Start the talk

Turn up the noise

Switch gears

Are you Frank Ocean?

Live out your passion

Lewis Hamilton

Drive the crowd mad

Michael Jackson

Go gently, like Kobe, Having lived. Having lived

 

So darling

Life may not be a fairy tale

But,

Pay yourself in royalties(you are gold).

Pay yourself like royalty

Cry when you have to, but otherwise

Laugh. Oh My Goodness, Laugh, and Run, and never stop running.

 

 

 

 

 

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A LETTER

I like it now that we’re here

Riding waves

You were once a memory

A story I wanted to put away

Back then, when life was hanging on a thread

And we cried to God our last tears

We watched the sun rise, and set, and our hearts were never still

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Poetry

NOTHING WAS OUT OF OUR REACH

And the mountains were steep

And our knees broke

And our breaths grew short

And our hearts despaired

And our vision grew short

And we wanted to hit walls

We wanted to go back, run away, start

We stopped, but we never stopped still

Our lungs caught another whim of air

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Poetry

OUR MUSIC

Our music would never leave us

 

When the music ruled the airwaves

Air and Ground lost meaning

All became one

This, here, the movement of the body

Meant that we had truly left the harvest at the barn

The chicken could crackle all night

The cows could moo, the cats could purr

The showers of rain would come and go, we would not stop dancing

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Poetry

CONVERSATIONS IN THE WILD

 

Tell me your story,

So I can understand you

I can’t promise you life wishes

The moon and sky are far for me too

Let me understand the depths of your pain

And the stones life threw at you