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The Smiling Man

After a long hiatus I offer a piece that came from my recent Greek Odyssey.

 

The Smiling Man

Ululant sobs of brush-cutters

piercing its Elysian peace,

rivers of tourists cascade

down through old Olympia,

as still as the flowering trees

that colour its ancient sandstones.

Fallen mere centuries past, archaic capitals,

prone like road-blocks, guide the eye

to legend,...

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Face Life the Real Way (Poem)

He came into this life,

 

With atrocities of every kind,

 

As all he wanted was a life

 

Free of trouble 

 

And heartache.

 

As he was looking for freedom, 

 

And inner peace,

 

He was bound by beatings, 

 

inferiority 

 

And abuse. 

 

He then reverted to alcohol, 

 

All day and all night,

 

As he was looking for stillness,

...

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Harmoniously With the Divine (Poem)

The more I separated from the divine,

I was clouded by the misty wall.

The misty wall was all I could see,

Without your lenses through the deep.

The more I pursue despite the lies,

I can see you and me harmoniously. 

As long as you’re here with me,

There’s nothing and nowhere I cannot be.

And as long as you’re here with me,

I can just be,

Conquer mountains

In front...

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Overcoming and Thriving (Poem)

Without mountains to shake us deep,

We are merely sheep wondering in the field, 

Merely existing but not living, 

On flat ground as we wonder around. 

No opportunities to strive for,

No burning desire to reach for,

No journey, 

Merely existing, wondering around,

With no desire to strive for.

We condemn what unfolds the journey,

And condemn what creates triumph,

In ...

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Seeing Past the Misty Fog (Poem)

As I pull through in the misty fog,

Everywhere is blurry 

But the forefront. 

I put my backpack on my back,

I open it, 

Let the trash drop. 

One by one 

The trash drops, 

As I steadily gaze at the forefront,

Fully immersed on this present moment, 

To bring me all I love and need, 

Fully immersed on this present moment, 

To unfold my path and destiny. 

 

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I Forgive You Because (Poem)

I forgive you because, 

Holding on to hurts of the past 

Is being shackled to the ground

With no escape 

But the sound of your voice belittling,

With your sarcastic remarks.

 

I forgive you because,

If I don’t,

I will sleep walk my whole life,

Never getting anywhere 

But listening to your voice

Condescending and obstructive. 

 

I forgive you because, 

T...

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Despair Made Me Stronger (Poem)

My deepest moments of despair, 

 

Brought about my strength,

 

And perseverance and faith.

 

The moments I so wanted an escape, 

 

Were the moments I prayed and praised 

 

Despite the heartache.

 

The moments of despair   

 

Reconciled me into appreciation.

 

It’s what pushed me to be grateful, 

 

Despite the trash in my back pack.

 

This...

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Love is a Compass (Poem)

Love is a compass,

 

A guided direction 

 

To bring us closer 

 

To our divine destiny.

 

Though we may not know it,

 

Every loved one brings us closer, 

 

To our dreams,

 

And mission.

 

As we struggle to find the answer,

 

A loved one gives us insight, 

 

To our divine calling and 

 

Unanswered questions.

 

Though we fight o...

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Worth in the Wrong Places (Poem)

Some search their lifetime,

 

For wealth, riches  

 

And fame.

 

The exhilaration 

 

Of riches, fame, 

 

Compliments 

 

And flatters, 

 

All for possessions and a pay check.

 

They live their lives, 

 

Trying to gain worth, 

 

Through their name 

 

And pocket book, 

 

And status. 

 

Then when finally, their dream is fulf...

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Seasons Changing (Poem)

Every season,

 

Brings its own mission, 

 

To pursue 

 

An unending trail,

 

With mountains, 

 

And fields, 

 

And open space.

 

Weaving and turning,

 

As we find our compass  

 

To carve the way.

 

Pushing through uncertainties,

 

And doubts,

 

As we feel our fears 

 

And declare our wants,

 

And don’t give in.

...

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To My Protectors

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Devotion 

Soft whispers that guide me

Reminders that the game is not over 

Reflection will not be neglected 

Innate abilities rising to the surface

Ancestral Inner G has a purpose 

Their blood is my blood 

As Above, So Below

Ancient wisdom runs through my veins 

Always observing 

My ancestors leave nothing unnoticed 

Gentle spirits that guide me

Giving dire...

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For Every Journey There Are Obstacles (Poem)

Out of depression and sadness,

 

Came a desire for peace and happiness.

 

Out of sickness came a desire for wellness.

 

Out of judgment came a desire for respect.

 

Out of challenges and adversities,

 

Came a desire for victory. 

 

Out of all these obstacles, desires were born,

 

And without desire, there’s nothing to reach.

 

And without adversities...

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The Rat Race (Poem)

Competition is your best friend.

 

Living in expense and luxury, 

 

Buying expensive diamonds,

 

And toys you don’t use, 

 

To convince others, 

 

Of your value beneath insecurities.

 

You created your own competition,

 

Out of jealousy and greed, 

 

To prove that you’re worthy, 

 

You forgot what it means,

 

To live life internally. 

...

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The Law Of Attraction In Motion (Sonnet)

The law of attraction can make or break you,

 

In a world of uphill and breakthrough.

 

Let honesty rule our sight, 

 

As we break free of the treacherous light.

 

Let’s not allow pride to rule our soul,

 

By thinking merely of the world.

 

Let’s seek our inner treasure,

 

It contains our inner power.

 

And let our inner self shine, 

 

Brighter...

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Ancestral

Am I to speak for your past?

                May I?

                Should I intrude?

For I am the spectre of your years: I was there beside you

In your cot and at your play

Now

I am all that is left

                I am the breath of your childhood

                I am the oxygen of your life

                There is no limit to my presence in your life

             ...

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Scheherazade

This is my humble commentary on that matchless Middle Eastern and Indian story-book “One Thousand and One Nights”. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's symphonic suite of the same name is the perfect musical accompaniment!

 

Scheherazade

 

Tell me, Scheherazade, how you fled

the evil emir like a bleeding lion,

his twisting, vengeful face now full with

requieted lust; your wisdom shines

...

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Life Loved To Death

In loving, I set myself up for loss,

In caring, broken by those who don't give a toss,

What is the point in this moment or next?

We all end up broken, more broken, bereft...

 

From start to finish just feels like a flash,

Earn money, more money, broken for cash,

Tired and more tired waiting for sweet release,

When death's knell calls, signalling my peace

 

So what is ...

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Little Girl

As I look into the mirror

A little girl stares back at me

Her eyes twinkling eyes shining so bright

Wind is blowing her hair nice and free

Running free like a child she makes a pretty sight

Her lips twitched into a naughty smile

Radiant face brimming with life

Her eyes shine with unfulfilled dreams

No worries no fear no signs of strife

I am mesmerized by her innocence

...

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GOOD LUCK

Take a spot of wisdom

add it to your view,

widen out your vision

 

good luck will come to you.

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We Can Escape

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The photo is the poem, and it is called we can escape. It is about love and adventure.

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Growing Up

Growing Up

 

     All I ever wanted was to be a Man,

All I ever sought was maturity and wisdom,

So I tried many things to be

That Man,

     And now,

I am but it has come at cost,

 

     The ignorance of youth

‘Can’ be a blessing in disguise

For now I am that man,

I am surrounded now by children

     for,

I have lived a life – known lie,

As I have sought...

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