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WHY? and WHEN


Scmy hand and the heart #3little

Why would I read how she poured gas over her child

set her on fire

When I can sink myself in my soft couch and let

the morning sun rise on me.

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Why would I follow the photos of decimated war torn

villages of weeping mothers and children

When I can take my little dog for a walk in my neighborhood

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Why would I tune in to the fearful news of death and

destruction on the TV

When I can write a poem of love.

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Why would I listen to the promises of equality and

fairness by Politician

When I can go out into my community and feed

the hungry.

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Why allow the endless vile cruelty of the very few

consume my attention

When I can choose to live a life of kindness and care.

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Why let impatience rule my moments

When finding patience finds it’s way to resolutions

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Why not look to a sunset, a laughing child,

a happy puppy, the face of a loved one?

Why not hold sacred the wonder of breathing

and the heart beating?

Why not Be the being that makes a difference

in how this day unfolds and the next one after that?

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Why Why Why Be less than, when you have always

been more than you ever dreamed yourself into being.

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When will you tune out the fear?

When will you awaken to the best of you?

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5% of hard.


Because it seems the New Year ‘should’ start off with positive vibes and the joy of embracing what comes next, this poem,  maybe a bit unsettling, and it still holds to the possibility that there is 95% of joy waiting to be released.

The day/year did start hard.  For me, this welcomes the possibility of finding the soft, joyful edges, the willingness to notices insensitivities and the letting go of righteous surety.

In the dedication of this poem, I give it to the elements:  Fire to burn away what doesn’t serve,  Air to bring in a breeze of clarity and goodness, Earth to ground and center,  and Water, to sooth and wash away the old debilitating hurts of long ago.  Spirit comes to give the loving prayer.IMG_2870

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5% of hard lays a weary sigh
draped in grey judgments on
the passing of how morning
gave rupture to the new day
of a new year in an elongated
moment of fearfulness longing
to be held to heart and loved .

There is wonder in how the 95%
of pleasure and goodness
shuffles to the back of the heart
guarding the opening.
Of how self forgiveness trembles
in a fetal flop against old bones
cradling the sorrows repeat,
against the slow drip of
self inquiry’s harshness

Self defense gives no protection
When there is nothing ever to
defend in that self righteous
agrimony fueling insecurity.
Maybe not quite sensitive enough
to let the way of how she blows
and shivers out those fears
in awkward self suspension.

Of a damage so long ago
given and held in those cells
echoing a call to how you’re never
enough in the no matter what.
Struggling to be whole
To be more than 5% of something
hard that crawls over the 95% of something
soft and good to a lay a win on what is
so much less than the total of wonderful,
mighty, courageously full of joy.

May the new year heal
the hard hurt
May the new year unravel
the fearful heart
May the new year reveal
that you are enough
and loved

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allowances


I think this is the longest I’ve gone with out laying out a post in the last two years.  Not for laziness.

I’m shifting.  Moving my inner workings about.  Re-calibrating.  Pondering next steps.  Anyone else feeling a new pull, a certain whisper on the wind?

For awhile it won’t be every day of diving into a moment with poetry.  I’m going to let the muse have me and wander me about in other places that words need to be written in.  I hope to allow it all to bubble and brew in this heart cauldron of mine.

heart reflection

Allowances

 

Wash the dishes, clean your room

feed the dog, mow the lawn

Allowances were given

 

drop the glass, forget the errand

often late, missed the plane

Allowances were given

 

In the allow of this for the giving of that

In the allow of that for the misplace of this

in doing the right thing to the forgetting

 

Open to the allow it to happen as it will

In the generosity of the space not yet filled

up with doing and mind jumble

 

Where does it matter most on the life way

that allows possibility in the night and day

of what can be seen or hides in the shadows?

 

When allowance feeds the greater good

and gives the free flow a kind radiance

that lights the way for others.

 

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ALLOWING MORE


Allow…

the spring of consciousness

 

Allow…

breath of living

 

Allow…

the heart’s voice

 

Allow…

the quiver’s arrow

 

Allow…

being at the center

 

Allow…

That you are always Loved

 

Allow…

that you are God/Source/Spirit Divine

 

Allow…

the surrender to your truth

 

Allow…

in Infinite possibility

 

Allow…

the Earth’s great Love

 

Allow…

in that you already know all you need to know

 

Allow…

life’s poetry to give you a lyrical life

 

Allow…

the scent of nature’s perfect giving

 

Allow…

yourself to give love to you

 

Allow…

 

 

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ALLOW


gamornin’.  The feeling and thought of ‘allow’ came into my quiet morning meditation, with rain tapping and seeping around me.  Inhaling all this glorious wet on grass and dirt.  Such a peace flows over and in me.  A real knowing that all is as it should be. And to ‘allow’ the moments to fill me; to let go of what pieces of those moments pull me into some negative spaces that don’t ‘allow’ calm and peace. I let the gentle reminders that I am fully engaged in the wonder of Divine joy and lots of laughter fill me up.  What are you allowing in that serves your life?

Allow…

in the all your goodness

 

Allow…

the smell of moist earth

 

Allow…

in that you are enough

 

Allow…

in calm and peace

 

Allow…

in the magic of being

 

Allow…

in a laugh at yourself

 

Allow…

the surrender to love

 

Allow…

the release of negative thought

 

Allow…

in your highest good

 

Allow…

in your connection to ‘heaven’

 

Allow…

in the silence

 

Allow…

in that you are Divine Love

 

Allow…

your Light to shine

 

Allow…

your greatness and Joy

 

Allow…

every opportunity to serve your highest good

 

Allow…

in that you are a ‘child of the Universe’

and you are unfolding exactly,

perfectly… as you are

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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