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It’s all good till it isn’t and then it is.


30th Day… NaPoWriMo.

There is never a conclusion to writing poetry, tho’ this is the last day of NaPoWriMo. I like to participate in this cause it pushes my edges. I can’t say I like everything I wrote, and then again it doesn’t matter. The journey, the process, the doing, the discipline of it feels right and good. If I want, I can pull out the poems that I want to edit and play around with. It’s all good.

Thanks to all of you that took the time to read them and took the time to value and enjoy poetry. More to come. I can’t help myself.

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It’s All good till it isn’t
In the choosing of opposites
The bad can go away
In the attitude of choice
once the embrace of bad
takes and shakes the foundation,
tosses and batters, hits and slams
Sobs and writhes.
It has you till it doesn’t
and sometime the crawl to
Goodness scrapes and scares.

It’s all good till it isn’t
till the ready to shift attitude
knows to go on like this much longer
is likely to bury the loss of feel good
somewhere between hell and death.
There is no dismissing the pain
It’s here like a vise grip’s angry clench
It needs to have it way till the going
through it is enough and when is
enough enough?

It’s All good till it isn’t
The answer is all in the journey waiting
For positive choice and a shift in attitude
The Highest good maybe a mystery
And it waits for discovery in every moment
Every moment. Every moment
Like right now, you get to choose
Is it all good, or bad, neutral?
What will you make it?
What will you choose?

It’s all good

 

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“You can’t travel the Path till you become the Path”


NaPoWriMo… and what a day that is.

“You Can’t travel the Path till you become the Path”

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There are many worn paths on this journey

Many forks in the road leading to the next one.

Deterrents are beyond multiple; caught in the wind

snagged by a twig, stumbled by a rock

The hawk cries, the squirrel races, the brook babbles

Each look/see slow the motions where the going is

And if the get there has any chance of getting anywhere

When it all doesn’t matter in the going cause you’re there

The path is yours, you become the path that is

and all this forking and snagging, and stumbling

is for the personal enjoyment that makes it all

a pleasurable morning walk to no-where in particular

Cause you’re already exactly where you’re suppose to be.

And That’s perfect

 

 

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I’m in…


Day 6, napowrimo

FIVE CARDS

Today I’m using a prompt  from my Creativity Coach teacher Jill Badonsky.  We have an on-line writers group.   This is Jill’s website.  It’s very cool.    www.themuseisin.com

The prompt is about repetition using these three/two words and to see where they go.  “I’m in…”

So, here I go..

 

I’m in like Flynn

I’m in cause I can’t help myself

I’m in cause I can’t help myself and there is nowhere else in the Universe I’d rather be.

I’m in cause I can’t help myself, and there is nowhere else in the Universe I’d rather be than here with this Flynn character that needs me to be here with him.  Tho’ I think Flynn is a girl.

I’m in cause sometimes you get followed or are followed by Flynn types that tickle you at your edges

till the compelling urge to step into Flynnisms is a must

I’m in for the possibility that Flynning around is exactly what is needed

I’m in this just deep enough to have to go in a little deeper to find my way through

I’m in cause I have decided that Flynn is the only way to go to get to the other side

I’m in when out was how I rolled before I met Flynn on the inside of out

I’m in these words for how  the Flynnish repetition of this whole madness has a hold on me and I must repeat till there is no more of it left in me to repeat.

I’m in for the ride and the loop d’loop of giving myself completely over to this Flynnishness that has created an over and under to my day.  I am not yet on my belly.

I’m in without the fear of being out because once in, you’re in like Flynn.

I’m in for the sake of Flynn at this point, not that this is in anyway a needy experience.

I’m in cause, like I said in the very beginning, “I can’t help myself.”

I’ve been Flynned and I accept that that makes me in no matter what.

 

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DISTRACTION … a pantoum


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Distraction leads the Way to far away

Not for the grass to be greener

In the over there on that other side

Once there looking back to where you came from

 

Not for the grass to be greener

It’s more being pulled away from the moment

Once there looking back to where you came from

Yearning to be in that place  before the muse arrived

 

It’s more being pulled away from the moment

Maybe that moment held too much need

Yearning to be in the place before the muse arrived

She is an airy wisp of dreamy want

 

Maybe that moment held too much need

Some moments are like that in the working through

She is an airy wisp of dreamy want

She will hold you close once she has you

 

Some moments are like that in the working through

In the over there on that other side

She will hold you close once she has you

Distraction leads the Way to far away

 

 

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RESISTANCE


A prompt for the day from Laurie Wagner’s 27 days.  It is from an interview of hers with her friend Lisa Jones, author of the award-winning novel, Broken: a Love Story, a tale about Stanford Addison, a Northern Arapaho horse whisperer on the Wind River reservation in Wyoming.

Lisa speaks to the resistance that happens in the writing process.  As I imagine/see it, it can be resistance to any creative discipline.  It can simply be about being resistant to anything you desire to accomplish.  That resistance that happens when you wish to get something done, and avoidance rises up and chokes away any hope of getting to what you were on the edge of doing.

I let the feeling/thoughts of my own resistance sit with me this morning to see what words might roll and flow out of me.  This is what happened.

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A Pantoum about Resistance

 

I went to bed and woke up with resistance

There is little wonder of its insidious creep

It gets too much emotional time out of me

It is a fear that keeps me from the best of myself

 

There is little wonder of its insidious creep

The stop and go of resistance catches the breath

It is a fear that keeps me from the best of myself

There is an irresistible negative self fulfillment in it

 

The stop and go of resistance catches the breath

The very act of resisting it claws away at me

There is an irresistible negative self fulfillment in it

The only way out is letting it in in the do it anyway

 

The very act of resisting it claws away at me

I’m bleeding from the lash of resisting it or not

The only way out is letting it in in the do it anyway

The day can have me doing it scared or not

 

I’m bleeding from the lash of resisting it or not

It gets too much emotional time out of me

The day can have me doing it scared or not

I went to bed and woke up with resistance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Full of Self in the repeat.


Prompt for today #4… Self trust: curiosity that leads to making the channel open to receive, to listen deep, to pay attention to your own creative voice and process.  To move with spaciousness that allows it all to come together in the journey of being Full Of Self.

 

Being Full of Self is not that selfish kind of negative thinking  that comes from a lack of worth, low self esteem, and the feeling that you aren’t enough as you are.

Being Full-of-Self holds and honors the fullness of your heart, and spirit to All that you can be, All that is the components of the wonder that is you, in the ever present Universe of creation unfolding as it always will.  You unfolding as you will, and as you allow that creative force to move with and through you, you find the joy and pleasure of seeing/feeling the moments of living as a caress to your soul.

hair as milky way“There was a little girl who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead.  And when she was good, she was very very good.”…  And when she was bad she was perfect..

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The re-peat.  Saying it from the “I”.   Letting ‘the preach’ be felt within me. Can you feel the difference?

Being Full of Self is not that selfish kind of negative thinking that comes from a lack of worth, and low self esteem, and the feeling that I AM not enough as I am.

Being Full of Self holds, and honor the fullness of MY heart, and spirit to All that I can be, To All that is the components of the wonder of Me, in the ever present Universe of creation unfolding as it always will.  I am unfolding as I will, as I allow that creative force to move with and through me, I find the joy and pleasure of seeing/feeling the moment of living as a caress to MY soul.

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A little sentiment in the 5/7/5 of New Year


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Happy New Year and Happy New Moon.  Thank to all of you for visiting, listening, responding to my words laid out here in the free fall of the moments.  I especially love when you say a few words, share a little deeper.  I invite you to do more of that if you are moved to do so.  Give me a prompt to write about.  mmmmm?

Word Press sent out a letter telling me about how my blog was followed for the year; from where people came, how many comments and likes, what tags, and phrases were most followed.  It was interesting that people came from all over the world and the tag ‘crop circle’ was one of the highest sought after tags.  I wrote one thing about crop circles.  Ha a haha.

It was good that my name held some weight to the searches.  Also, ‘school bus’ was ‘googled’ and I was found for the one poem I wrote about a school bus.   The most visited post was the one I wrote the day before I gave my  little dog back to the earth.  It was a very painful write that day.  I miss him still.

It’s all so very interesting.

It’s clear, that what keeps me at this blog is the art and act of writing, the discipline of having a place to share it seems to provoke my words. and keeps me writing.  I’m not sure I would sit here and write nearly every day if I didn’t have a place to give it away to.  tho’ everything I write does not get shared.

There is much to do this month in the gathering of things that need doing.  The snow is deep and the trudge through it is tiring.  The sun hides a lot here in Michigan in the Winter, which is mostly OK.  I’ll find my way to make it less of a trudge and more of a making of appreciation of the beauty of the White and chill.  Lay an angel or two on the fresh powder.

 

New in the darkness

Invites  surrender to light

Crescent to Full-ness.

 

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