The Marks of June

June you mark the middle
Of a year
That has everyone
In quiet the pickle.

The unpredictable,
The unprecedented,
The insurmountable,
The game changers.

All in one
They are happening,
The noise deafening
The footprints indelible.

Biological or social
Emotional or political,
The fight for survival
The core of the struggle.

With debates and protests
Even the riots,
How can we possibly
Claim any rest.

Feeling the injustice
The denial, the inequality
With deep woven roots,
Perpetuating the atrocities.

Even with fight
Guided by knowledge,
Changes still need
Clarity and quietness

To allow the most powerful
To rise,
To be felt
To be seen.

So how to find
In these dark times
The magic of love?
The peace of love?

It must be the only way
The ancient way.
So go within to the core
Ground and center.

Move with that one
Rhythmic flow
Never to judge
Only to bestow.

Life, opportunity
Abundance of choice.
Breath is this anchor
Breath is the answer.

What seems so insignificant
Holds all that is magnificent,
Delve deep, delve often
Keep company

Of the one companion.
So her treasures
Maybe realized
And your peace will unfold.

Breath of Fresh Air

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This stagnant air
Pungent with pride
Obstinacy and malice!
Leaves no room to breathe.

The weave so thick
With every cause, every claim
Each voice just another noise.
No surprise there are no winners.

Acute pain or oblivion
Victim or perpetrator,
The weight so heavy, why bother to change!
Just surrender to your place in the chain.

Yet each day there’s a new dawn
Chance to shed the snake skin, leave behind yesterday.
Make the clean break
With a breath of fresh air.

Walk, even run away from the clatter,
But don’t turn that blind eye!
Summon the strength from within
With each in and exhale.

Rotating in our spaces
We may not know each other,
We may not even see each other.
But we are linked by times past and present.

Each one of our acts count.
From a hand in community work
To recycling plastic bottles
Or a simple smile and story shared.

Denying our obvious commonalities is ignorance accepted!
As this one world is home to all.
And even more basic
Is how we breathe,
The same air
In the same way.

So together,
Lets make
And take,
A breath of fresh air.

Float on by…

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Move towards something
And it gets closer,
True for everything
But the clouds!
They just never
Seem to get closer!

You take a step
They take a float

Even when finally
In a hot air balloon,
Your put your whole self
Straight into its belly,
Still nothing to grasp
Nothing to hold!

Yet all the while
Still there all around!

Such is breath.
You can feel it
You can even watch it
Without it
You cannot be!

Can you hold it?
Can you bottle it?
Can you save it for a later day?

Just as the clouds
Shower a love,
So does breath
Ultimate lover’s love.

Just as the clouds
Transport droplets from air to land,
So does breath
Link strong, you and your source.

So before it’s too late
And breath floats on by,
Connect and secure
The link on your side.

Acknowledge each one
As they come and go,
Bringing the possibilities
For what it’s all about.

Love and enjoy
Acknowledge and appreciate,
Revel in gratitude
And let each breath
Be its wait in gold!

3 Day Quote Challenge-Day 3

Thank you David for challenging me to the three days of quotes. Your blog is a great quick reference and fun place to stop for fitness tips, I encourage all to stop by and pick up a tip or two! https://chapeblog.wordpress.com

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My final day nominees and challenge rules…

Rules:

  1. Thank your challenging blogger and post their site
  2. Post one to three quotes per day
  3. Post three consecutive days
  4. Challenge three different bloggers per day

Nominees:

  1. https://sproutsplice.wordpress.com
  2. https://becauseibelieveblog.com
  3. https://glammeetsgirl.wordpress.com

Participation optional but I hope you can share what you enjoy from others that inspires  you….