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Origins

I am from water.
I am from breath.
I am from body.
I am from blood.
I am from heart.
I am from thought.
I am from life.

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Resilient Soul

The past is haunting:
  heartbreaking memories, 
  unbearable loss, 
  scars, seeping wounds.

The present is daunting:
  deadly viruses, illness, disease, 
  affecting everything - livelihood, 
  relationships, life. 

The future is uncertain:
  climate change, 
  conspiracy theories, 
  political upheaval, 
  civil unrest. 

We ask why:
  amid confusion, 
  gleaning truth from ...

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Christmas Wishes 2020

My wish this Christmas 

is faith replaces fear.

 

Loneliness gives way 

to cheer. 

 

Gratitude 

trumps despair. 

 

Children play

in open air.

 

Loss is not in vain.

 

Love spreads faster 

than a pandemic train.

 

Wishes multiple. 

 

Glimpses of paradise 

in every day life, 

remind us why 

we are alive. 

 

# # #

What’s your ...

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Nothing Greater Than Life

There is no greater possession than life.  
No greater prize than life.
What greater gift have we received than life? 
Life in the moment, and in all its moments.

More than money 
let me be certain that I spend this life well and wisely.
Whatever bargains I may make 
let me not under-rate the coin with which I barter, precious seconds.
But give me wisdom to know the folly 
of treating l...

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A Regular Joe

He was not really special 

Just an ordinary guy 

I guess you’d call him

A regular 

Joe 

 

An ex-army man

He took everything in his stride

He was a positive guy

He was happy to help: He rarely said 

No

 

Throughout his life 

He took it all on the chin

When things were hard he worked his way through 

He never asked why

He was easy going: he’d go with t...

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Souls Remember

What is it about you that captivates me, 

leaves my heart with a gaping hole. 

 

You stay at bay, 

but your muse has much to say.

 

Your poetic love shines, 

creating a portal in time. 

 

We share a cosmic kiss,

before falling into life’s abyss.

 

Souls remember,

what the mind forgets. 

 

https://youtu.be/nSz16ngdsG0

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Luule #1

Poetry, heavy words for all souls that want to be free,

it's the burning sun above the dead trees with no leaves,

saluting all the real ones and the OGs that people ought to be,

running wild chained thoughts with no minds is what they seek,

watching people burn from the white fire trying to flee,

as the damned creatures banned from Heaven have nothing left but to go down on their kn...

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Seventeen

California or bust. 

Cruising the Mother Road, 
guided by Arizona skies. 

Soaring with the Eagles, 
ZZ Top, and Dr. Hook.

Laughing with hitchhikers,
like long-lost friends.

Waving out the window,
to Albuquerque wind.

Strawberry wine, french kisses,
love on the horizon.

Smell of freedom, 
between dust and rain.

Young, daring, 
invincible. 

Life never felt so Grand,
a...

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No Doubt

What if we could have no doubt

What if we could all just look at this world through a child’s eyes

What if we could share our life’s without being judged

Let energies meet and collide 

Trust that people won’t hurt you 

Trust that people won't see you for the crazy human you are but instead for the new beautiful soul you’ve become 

 

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Moments Like These

I wish I never had to sleep
A vigil I would gladly keep
About your bed.

I'd watch you breathing out and in
Your eyelids gently fluttering
As if you dreamt.

You will not always be so close
That I can watch you in repose
Life takes such speed.

And now it is I most regret
The frailty that makes us forget
Moments like these.

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Oh My Soul

Oh my soul must have dropped litter in heaven
Here in earth, on Earth, on earth I am bound.

Oh my soul,
Why did you drop litter in heaven?
Now on earth, with earth, by earth I am ground.

Oh my soul
Rise, strive, and soar to heaven
Redeemed, relieved, rebound.

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Grandeur

Living beneath the wind,
How easy it is not to reach for the stars.
But sleeping beneath the moon,
How can we not yearn?

Touched by infinity,
Where do we place the next step?
Conscious of eternity,
We must ever go on.

In all of this grandeur, I should feel so small.
Soaking it into every pore,
I wonder.

In all this variety, I must seem so dull.
Watching the intricacy,
I learn.

...

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A Mess of Future Heathens

Seeing the shadow in vision
Getting feared of what the great poison
Hiding out back to the scratch
Tired of being what they're interpreted 
To be looked up in the sun
To be puked in deep water run
To be lost in relief distance
I was fight, 
But no lights were made
So where is is heading through wind? 
Passing it off to be betrayed and seen
That soak tree's been relied on
As this volt i...

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Castaway

In the deserted island of my mind,

cotton candy memories float by,

followed by fog and bomber planes,

raining shrapnel of a painful past

and Nostradamus future. 

 

I am tempted to retreat, 

among the trees, 

where no one can find me. 

Give up my majestic seat 

on the sandy shores of time. 

 

Boldly I remain, 

sheltered in plain sight,

like a hermit crab,

...

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Infinitum spes

 

The shadow strewn floor

revealed nothing but

the caricature of her outer lie 

Inside was far, far darker

Shadows of shadow

The precipice to a great, voracious hollow 

into which I fell

Where bone-fused gondolas  

upon icey streams 

surged ripples to my slowly decaying heart

 

But while it still pulsed

There was hope

 

And all we really have, in a worl...

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Death We Must All Face

[ ] Murder is to death; killing is for a thrill.


[ ] Souls corrupted broken with no will .


[ ] Life is revelant, so death let life live.


[ ] Death we must all face that's the deal.


[ ] Written in stone, stamped, & sealed.


[ ] Heart corroded body is ill.


[ ] Slowing heart beat the flesh is chill.


[ ] Heart stops to a sudden still.


[ ] Welcome to the Grim Reap...

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As Kamasi Blew

I was out walking today

Trying to clear my head

After a morning of too much study, Twitter

And coffee.

On the way to town, listening to jazz

I tried to slow down my mind

Counting flat, fallen autumn leaves

Making words from number plates

Avoiding kids on their bikes.

I came out of Boots with

My blue sweets for the weekend

And stopped for a double espresso.

Havin...

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Not Not Not

Life may not be perfect
But sadness isn’t worth it,
And no matter how bad it gets,
Or whatever the world may expect
I’m not done hoping yet.

I could weep, I could cry
But what would that buy?
Another moment of misery?
Or instead I could smile
And then at least I’d be lifted.

And life may not be great
But happiness shouldn’t wait
So no matter what
I’ll enjoy what I’ve got
I’m not ...

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Lost (Where is Home?)

The past, the present and the future are always changing,
There’s nothing in this world that stays unchanged.
What we remember, where we are and what we might become
Are like shifting clouds no people see the same.

So do not ask me where I think I am going,
And do not ask me where I think I have been.
Don’t enquire how I think I might be feeling,
I don’t and can’t know even who I am.  

...

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Malignant Love

I can feel you,
thick in my throat,
threatening to consume me,
slithering through my mind and body,
wielding your alpha power, 
making me weak. 

I curse you, drown you, 
in sunshine and sweet elixirs,
but you refuse to leave.

I am stronger than you think.

I order you and your invisible army 
of pain, heartbreak, misery,
away from my cosmic energy. 

I did not manifest you.
You...

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Watch Who & What In Your Life You Allow.

[ ] See the red flags and watch who & what you in your life you allow.


[ ] A smile can be a frown upside down.


[ ] The energy vampires brings what appears as holy water only to watch you drown.


[ ] They see your King/Queen royalty & they want your crown.


[ ] You may not see them peeping, lurking, spying, but they're around.


[ ] They're studying you lowkey up & down, hair f...

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Reasons

I’ve no idea what I’m doing here

Of course, it could just be an accident of fate

But it would be kind of nice

if someone could just tell me straight.

 

As an example of the human race

I’m feeling pretty good

Well, I’ve got a roof above my head,

I’m breathing

And the blood

That keeps going round and round

Takes the oxygen to my head

Or so it’s been said

 

I...

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lifelivinguniverse

A True Friend.

[ ] You're a friend through thick & thin with a heart full of gold & diamonds within.


[ ] A true friend whose honor I would always defend. 


[ ] A true friendship I hope will never end.


[ ] I pray to the universe you will always ascend.


[ ] A helping hand for you I will always lend.


[ ] Divided we fall & together we win.


[ ] I was truly blessed by the universe with a w...

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Get Your Affairs In Order

Get your affairs in order, 

a familiar voice whispered

out of the blue. 

 

Thanks for the warning, 

but there is nothing 

left to do.

 

No lingering love,

no financial strings,

no unsung songs.

 

Only one request, if I may.

Can we skip the drama? 

 

I prefer a peaceful, 

transfer of power.

 

https://youtu.be/YrLk4vdY28Q

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Starlight

 

 

On a cold winter's night

They sat, hand in hand

Ravaged by time

Old in design

 

Two dinosaurs

In a digital age

Still in analogue love

Upon a wireless hub

 

Sitting on a park bench

Beneath a full moon

At the end of their time

Bodies poised to resign 

 

As frost gathers around

They glisten as one

Hands intertwined

Old parchment defined

...

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You are not alone.

[ ] Even through the deep pain, shame, regret & great sorrow.

 

[ ] Keep well living there is always a tomorrow.


[ ] Fight! Go towards the light, not the dark road.


[ ] We know the burden is heavy on you & has a strong hold.


[ ] And it's not and easy thing to defeat or let go.


[ ] Beware of your health it's taking on a great toll.


[ ] I can feel the negative vibratio...

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The Mind Of A Deep Thinker In What We Call Life

[ ] What is wrong & what is right? 


[ ] What is it to live & what is it to die?


[ ] Heaven is to glory; hell is to fry.


[ ] Good is telling truth; evil is to lie.


[ ] Manipulation & deceit takes one life.


[ ] It creates tension sharper than a knife. 


[ ] Hatred everywhere & of course strife, but evil feels good and I ask why?


[ ] Is it the free will to kill? Or t...

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Rebirth

Protect me from this life.
The ailments of the things around me.
Set me free into the sky,
Shine light in the darkness that surrounds me.

I'm one man against the world,
Sometimes it seems hard to bear.
Sometimes I prayed,
But only the Devil responded,
And God wasn't there.

I fell deep into the pits,
Both alcohol and substance abuse.
The devil talking to me,
From this bottle im drinking...

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Closure

You my moon light,
Lit my world ablaze.
Spoke truth into my soul.
Pushed me to realise my dreams.
To conquer, my lifes goals.

You my sweet,

The reason to my days.
The purpose to my smiles,
The shelter from hailing rain.
My human form, of many desires.

Where are you now?

You my medusa,
Froze me stone cold.
Unable to move,
Until I had to let you go.

Closure, I never had.
Closure, I t...

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To Bloom

Sometimes

Life is like the smallest flower

Stretching for some sun

When all the bigger ones devour

All it could become

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24 View

Moving on to a new chapter, time is passing even faster. Upwards and away from the usual disaster.
All alone and gonna make it, this unfornate cycle I'm gonna break it. All the bliss I'm gonna take it, no longer have to fake it.

I'm me and I'm free, time is mine and I'll let it be. I don't need love and I don't need praise. The past was only an unlucky phase. Life is confusing I've always been...

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A Place Where Mushrooms Grow

 

Roses were never within her

Just the cloying fragrance of Lilies 

Emanating from every pore and ethereal breath 

Moss befriending her like an earthly blanket

Comforting her cold, dead bones

Flesh decaying to fertilizer

for sprouting fungi: 

Tempting flavoursome morsels of meaty bouquet

 

Take one, whispers the breeze

 

Persuaded by gentle winds that prickle sk...

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Full Moon Rising

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” ~ Leonard Cohen 

 

Halloween frightens my inner child

who is afraid of masked men,

being alone in the dark,

daggers to the heart,

a body aging too soon,

eternal suffering... 

but the hollow night

gives way to a full moon rising

and a million stars to wish upon,

ushered by angels beaming light

throug...

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Seahorses & Dreams

Have you ever seen seahorses fly?

They have wings you know. 

Like us, seahorses flow

wherever they want to go.

They do it by camouflage,

we do it by pen.

With ink, even virtually,

we can create a world of our choosing,

one where everyone gets along,

no sadness, no suffering.

Smiling, dancing, singing...

A love story for the ages,

one that defies space and time,

...

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Oh come to me!

 

From the windswept clifftop

She could see below

Far below into the cove

Where lay, a body upon the sand

And, dragged by tide,

A waving hand

It swayed like the branch

Of a wind-laden tree


 

Come to me

Oh come to me!


 

A breath of chill

Now, caressed her skin

Whilst staring down at the cove

And the figure within

 

And upon her grasped

Su...

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Whine or Shine

Is there a poem or song to describe the melancholy that washes over me, unexpectedly? 

 

One to suppress or express, dark desires 

to put myself first, at all costs. 

 

Let my needy family

fend for themselves,

 

betray those that have betrayed me, 

including my own body. 

 

Throw my arms up in despair,

one more time, 

 

or... 

 

take a deep breath, 

...

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Such Dreams as Stuff are made on...

 

Dreams are such strange creatures

Presenting vivid or

amorphic features

 

They steep your mind

in make-believe

Where past & present

Interweave 

 

I'm in the woods

'neath a gnarly tree

Where friends of old 

run wild & free 

 

Friends who now rest

as soil or ash

Or who simply faded

into time's elapse

 

But, I'm standing there

Fully gro...

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Falling

Another crisp Autumn morning.

I wake before dawn, 

hoping I won't think of you, 

but I do. I always do. 

Though you are not with me, 

I feel you, in the brisk breeze,

spreading golden leaves,

on sacred ground.
 

https://youtu.be/tKsbGscw5_0

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Flow

Flow with me,
past stormy seas of isolation, 
fear, dis-ease... to an
island of peace and harmony. 

https://youtu.be/lbjZPFBD6JU

Flow with the Eagles,
past winds of regret, mistakes, 
shame... to the mountaintop of
freedom. 

https://youtu.be/jbYXdT2Yceg

Flow with the lyrical Doctor,
past pain, loneliness, despair... 
to healing waterfalls where wishes
come true. 

https://yo...

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Cooking Pot!

 

Come look inside my cooking pot

It's full of children you forgot

Upon the streets, so cold & wet

I steal away their rancid breath

 

Then grind them down to fit my pot

And heat it up so very hot

Then feed them to the homeless ones

Who gobble them up with such aplomb!

 

My good deed done, I crawl back home

And slither upon my thorny throne

And there I wait wi...

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At the Theatre

Below the shining ceiling spanned above

Inside the tiny loges spread around

A young girl with her mother sitting down

Is waiting the beginning of the play.

 

She’s wearing a new dress she bought last week

With fancy haircut that she likes so much

And rising from her seat with prying eyes

She wants to see it all, to hear it all.

 

Two ladies speaking loudly behind her,

...

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Head Space

One day I looked 

inside my head

And there I found

words left unsaid:

 

Make haste
No time
Forbid
Hate love
Always shout
Never listen

 

So, I put haste in the waste
Told No to go!
Put a lid on bid
Locked hate in a crate 
Gave shout a clout (until it ran out)
And
Got rid of never, forever

 

I'd like to think
That what remained
In all of us 
Is preordained:

 

Mak...

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What Living Is

How do you know what’s old? How do you know if it’s too old? People will ask “can it feel new again?” because it’s human nature. It’s human nature to hold on to what we love, and what made us feel loved. But in the end, when you look back on it, that feeling changes. History is a process. It’s a process of knowing where you’ve been, why you’re holding on to it, and when to let it go. I used to thi...

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Petrichor

Instead of inhaling 

doom and gloom, 

let’s take a walk

in the woods, 

play hide and seek 

among willow trees,

Feel the sun rejuvenate our soul, 

Become one with dirt and rain, 

bathe in the healing fluid from mother nature’s veins, 

petrichor,

just what the doctor ordered. 

https://youtu.be/8DDHulO485k

 

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Life's choices

do you ever wonder about another life 
you live it in your dreams
you keep drawing it in your mind 
could the grass be greener there
the sky always blue
could this other life  
another’s life
be made for you 

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BLACK VOICES

The Black voice is electrifying.

 

Bringing forth worlds never imagined,

From dominions in Africa to mystical spheres unheard of.

Telling tales of majestic beings, kings, queens and the simple Black girl next door.

 

The Black voice. Telling Black stories.

 

We need Black literature because it shows

That our stories matter.

That our histories are worth sharing.

Tha...

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The enemy

As I stare out this window

down to the little people of the world 

I wonder and wish 

what if i was the beautiful tall girl with the blonde curls?

can I see into her soul?

by staring out this tear streaked window?

can I have her life?

and trade her these frightening memories that float around in limbo...    

shes so radiant and thin

Everything that I am sadly not

she ...

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I Am Poetry

I am the hunter of whispers.
I am the gatherer of brothers and sisters.  

I am wind beneath wings, soaring in a summer sky. 
I am the chiseled smile. 

I am sparkles on snow.
I am a symphonic echo.

I am the horns and halo.
I am afterglow.

I am the you everyone wants to know.
I am everywhere you go. 

I am the aha of heartbreak.
I am gamma rays beaming through dark days.

I am ...

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Gravity

We are as different 

as the sun and moon,

circling the same universe,

with an omnificent God 

you don’t believe in, 

for adventures in love, 

you among the trees, 

me with my muse,

who today, lives in you.

https://youtu.be/iBy4QsOL_so

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the moon knows more than us.

the moon knows more than us 

 

 

its hard to love her. 

it’s hard to love the person your mother sees you to be. 

it’s fun to love you. 

pretty to love someone like the moon does. 

 

there are no words on my mind nor my tongue, yet i speak to you, no clearer than two minutes younger.

if we stay beneath these sheets, the day will fade

and your wondrous lips will move u...

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