Dare You Deny

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Black man kills.
Thug!
Brown man kills.
Terrorist!
White man kills.
Mentally ill!
What inequalities!
Outrageous righteousness!
Blatant unconsciousness!
Common denominator
Innocent
Deaths!
Beneath the differences
All are flesh and blood
Requiring acknowledgement, acceptance
Striving for peace and love.
These are our commonalities.
Dare you deny!
Yet presidency given
To fear, greed and anger.
Dare you deny!
Deny this noise your attention
Dare to be a just voice
And claim the you
That enables unity yet choice.

Tiny grains of sand

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Tiny grains of sand
Compress and surface
As a string of pearls

Singular droplets of moisture
Merge and form
The great oceans

Flimsy wisps of cloud
Float and rise
As the comforting sky

Each and every breath
Shallow or deep
Opportunities encompassing existence

Such grandeur!
Pearls, oceans, the sky
Even existence.

All nothing without
The minutiae
Grains, droplets, wisps
And every little breath.

What is it that we see?
What is it that we acknowledge?
The whole?
Or it’s parts?

What are we?
Mankind
Nations
Communities
Or individuals?

How kindly we are made!
How kindly we are acknowledged!

Each with a face
Never duplicated
Each with a beat
Rhythm unique
Each allowed
Opportunity unparalleled!

Have you seen
The part you are?
Own your chance
Claim your gift
Live your turn
No strings attached
This is your time!

Perfectly Imperfect

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Born from the vision of perfection
Bestowed assets for growth
Granted divinely devised protectors

With little awareness
Of the inner perfected treasure
The search for purpose begins

Through play
Learning and toil
The misleading snowballs

Acquisitions and merges
For relations, materials and knowledge
Take precedence over simple truths

Further and further
‘Til the connection so weak
‘Knowing’ is replaced with mere ‘belief’

Yet is not the pain of imperfection
That drives to satiate the thirst for perfection
That which leads back to perfection?

With the roll and rumble
The discontent and stumbles
The empty shell seeks a refuge

In the silence and once alone
With the most real of sounds
The One true friend comes to light

So long as there’s motion
The stir to find, and most of all
The open heart

The magnetic connection of the perfect and imperfect
Draw together, seeking each other
As after all, that was

The intended perfect play!

Liebster Blog Award

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Many thanks to Imperfection is Beauty at https://yeye2188.wordpress.com a great blog and blogger.

This award is another way of introducing new comers to the wordpress blog community. The following are the rules, breakable if needed; and also my answers to questions posed by my nominator, eleven facts about me and my eleven questions to my nominees…enjoy the read!

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Be sure to send link to your nominees..

Your participation is completely optional..

Facts about me:

1. I love the aroma and sound of food as I cook

2. I love trees even more than flowers

3. I protected my daughter from a raging German Shepard

4. I like having pajama days

5. I like dusty old bookstores

6.  I love to feel the sun and hear the lapping of waves

7. I like to share a beer and sandwiches …..

8. I cant ride a bike and would like to

9. I like the thrill of heights even though it scares me

10. I was a premature baby

11. I am in awe of true living wisdom how ever it comes to light

 

My answers!!

  1. The point is to figure out the point! Why are you here!
  2. I find happiness in the little things that make me smile, perhaps its a memory, perhaps how someone made me feel, perhaps its what I have learnt…
  3. Inspiration comes from hope. Hope is the seed of all beginnings and a nurturer for me.
  4. When lost I return to that which makes me feel found, today this is meditation and yoga, experiences that connect me to me..
  5. I live with my regrets by forgiving myself for lack of understanding and clarity and weaknesses in self esteem and self image.. these are the things that make us susceptible to doing things or not doing them that create regrets in life..
  6. Sadness like any feeling has to be worked through, so I cry,  I feel the sadness and then I look beyond the sadness and realize that I had the opportunity to feel good about that which now makes me sad.
  7. If money was no object I would like to travel, meet more people see more beautiful things in this world and also give freely of the skills of have acquired to help feed the ailing and dying.
  8. What must I experience before my time is up? Pleasures of the senses beyond my current exposure, I hope that travel opportunities will bring this.. And to know that I have understood universal laws and nature to fulfill my time the way my creator envisaged I could.
  9. Today’s projected accomplishment-to better accept the things I cannot change.
  10. Who is the most interesting person I have met? His name is Bill Hubert, he is the founding creator of a brain/body integration program, Bal-A-Vis-X, applicable for use with people of all ages of most all kinds for functioning and disability. I choose him as he is a man who has shown incredible dedication to helping children as he began his quest to overcome the issue of kids falling through the educational cracks and getting lost in the system when they were neither bad enough or good enough to get the right help.
  11. My latest great idea is for a ‘phone check-in’ at my next dinner party this Saturday in an attempt to get everyone to be ‘present’ !! Wish me luck.

 

My Nominees

https://penumbrahaiku.wordpress.com

https://itsaloveuntold.wordpress.com

https://tdanceoflife.wordpress.com

https://gazingatmoons.wordpress.com

https://iambloggertoo.wordpress.com

http://bobbyyadav.wordpress.com

https://pragalbhadoshi.wordpress.com

 

My questions:

1. If you could live back in time when and where would you choose and why..

2.  What do you think will be the greatest invention in the future

3.  What is the best t.v. show in your opinion

4. What book have you enjoyed the most

5. Who was your favorite teacher and why

6. Which parent influenced you the most and how

7.  How do you think we can contribute to peace

8. What do you think is man’s greatest achievement

9.  What do you think is man’s worst behavior

10.  What do you like to do for fun

11.  If you could travel into space would you go

Have fun with my questions and don’t forget to let me know if you accept the award!!

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet then Bitter

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“The world is your oyster!”
Dreams conjured
Plans made
Postcards collected
Then back to one’s home.
All sweet then bitter!

Hormones rage
Partners sought
Love verses lust
Longing verses loneliness.
All sweet then bitter!

Babies birthed
Milestones achieved
Proud parent smiles
Then empty nested
All sweet then bitter!

Through all the times
Day granted after day
Opportunities new and fresh
All sweet on sweet!!

Good times, bad times
Endurance mustered
Light conquering darkness
Hate surpassed by kindness
All sweet on sweet!!

Whatever the journey
Memories are made
Relations are forged
And legacies remain.
All sweet on sweet!!

And all the while
A timeless piece
Awaits its turn
To be uncovered.

Have you found your ‘sweet’?
Unwrap yourself a little
All sorted soft centers
Await your discover,
Making the transient painless
And the essence of meaning constant
For here lies the sweetest of sweet!!!

Paradise

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Have you ever seen
The vivid streaks
Of orange, red and yellow,
The blinding brightness
Yet mesmerizing vision
Of the sunset?

Have you felt
The crisp tingle,
Wet and refreshing
Frothing and cleansing,
Chilling yet beckoning
Lapping waves of the sea?

Have you heard
The coo and chirp,
Sharp yet tuned
Cheerful and chatty
Playful and sassy,
Chanter of the tropics?

So much color
So much tune
So much texture
Wow what a wonderful world!

Yet there is another paradise
One where colors have no name
And illumination is of warmth.
The rivers run of nectar
And hunger isn’t possible.
Where harmony is felt
And every breath is a song…

Look past the cover of your skin
Beyond the actions of your limbs
Though the expectations of your mind
And therein lies a land
Of milk and honey..

What is this you ask…

This is your existence
Your every day
Your very moment.

Go in search
But not too far,
All it takes
Is the want to know
The zest to find
The perspective to see,
And low and behold
You’ve found your way!