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Society Flying

Intelligent social creatures

Bursting freely into an open space

Flooding into branches and roosts

Never reckless or consumed by haste

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Greed is not real when

They fight for their life

Wanting what they need

It’s how they feed

Competition within the light

Wild creatures come into sight

**

Every day keeping it real

We think we have a feel for it

They have their world

With appeal

They have to steal

every meal for it

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They are heard

A loud bird

Caw and call intensely

But our unfair words

Make us sure

Of the rise and fall we are sensing

A flock of crows is a murder

So sinister

With our false pretences

**

Soaring high above

Almost any single story

Truth or fiction

Each outcome can be so important

When they hold bold wisdom

For our future glory

In lives we are adoring

We always want more

But when we see through biased eyes

Key views that we ignore

Prevent us from sharing

Resources we are storing

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Like when we hold back love

from a certain group of people

Because they seem different

We label them

Trouble or evil

They may not be bad at all

Often just trying to survive

In the methods that they’re accustomed

We all have ways to stay alive

We put our heads down and drive

We should be trying harder

To help all of our worlds jive

**

Dancing intertwined

falling through the atmosphere

By chance we are inclined

All together without fear

Intolerance, an unkind calling

Cleansed quickly, the air is clear

We enhance the mind we haul

by looking in the mirror

One glance and we find

We are all so similar here

The stance to take is kindness

Call off every single tear

*

Crows may divebomb an eagle

In their fight for territory

An eagle arrives calm

Demands respect

Would never have to say sorry

Eagles rise much higher

Known as an honourable bird

Killing machines demand more praise

Sometimes I think it’s absurd

Unlike the hard-working crow

A common super-smart scavenger

**

Don’t get me wrong

Precision is cool

An eagle is regal

And rarely a fool

Their carnivorous skill

Sometimes so impressive

Yet the crow we all know

Can seem way more aggressive 

If we listen closer 

their voice is suggestive

Of ancient wisdom

From sunlight or shadows

Of the illusions and insights

That we always have had close

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Raise a Pyramid

I must say

I’m on a mission

To accomplish what I’m wishing

It’s just too bad and I can’t see why

But nobody will listen

*

It seems what I’ve said

has been written down

Words I can’t live without 

Turn the pages

Make your wagers

On what it’s all about

*

Simple as a circle

Straightforward as the seasons

**

I must say

I have a vision

To harness more precision

It’s just so sad

And I can’t understand why

 the things we need are missing

*

It seems what I thought

has been said out loud

Words I can’t live without

Help me through life’s stages

Like daily wages

For what it’s all about

*

Simple as a square

How we stay aware

**

I must say

I have made a decision

About this intense world we live in

I should say what I want to say

Why keep it all bottled up?

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Calmly catching on

Words hitting full throttle

In this classic model

Mind before body

We don’t want to hit the wall

*

Let’s see the road clearly

And our brains won’t get startled

By any metal friction

It’s just the gears turning

Join in this intuition

And join this peace-loving journey

Look into today’s mission and vision

Because they’re absolutely worthy

Just because we are stars

Doesn’t mean we are unearthly

**

I must aay

I am on a mission

To accomplish what I’ve envisioned

Is it too wild and I can’t see why?

Am I headed for a collision?

*

It seems what I’ve found

has been driven out

Words I can’t live without

Land on the same page

We are in a cage

This is what it’s all about

*

Simple as a triangle

Let’s raise a pyramid

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Today

Today has turmoil

We are buried

Under a thousand troubles

They keep on adding up

But if we are tough enough

We can

Make it to the end of the tunnel

We won’t let the world

Abandon us in the dark

**

Today has toxicity

We are blasted

By a million aggressive moves

They keep on multiplying 

But if we can make the grade

We can

Find the best ways to overcome and soothe

We won’t let the world

Lose our human touch

**

Today has the meaning of life

Let’s bring it to the light

I’m going out on a limb

I hope we all are in

I’m glad to be alive

In the morning let’s begin

All day, let’s thrive 

When it’s night

Let’s dive

And swim through starry skies

until tomorrow arrives

*

We won’t get lost in clouds

In darkness and in doubts

**

Today has context

We are blinded

By a billion personal views

They continue expanding

But if we keep an open mind

We can find more of the most valuable truths

We won’t let the world

Confuse our best of intentions

**

Today has the meaning of life

Let’s bring it to the light

We are all trying to win

I hope we all are in

I’m glad to be alive

In the morning let’s begin

All day, let’s thrive 

When it’s night

Let’s dive

And learn from starry skies

until tomorrow arrives

*

We won’t get lost in clouds

In pressure and in crowds

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Aware of Ideas Churning, Emerging

I am aware

of the world around me

The life that’s out there

That runs through

*

I can get inside

deep consciousness

Get into the mood

And get behind your causes

*

I love to share

what I’m learning

Writing in earnest

Expanding ideas churning

From the source of the fire

At the bottom of the pile

**

I am aware

of the world around me

The life that’s out there

That runs through

*

I can get inside

deep consciousness

Get into the mood

And get past all the bosses

*

I love to share

what I’m yearning

Fighting to turn past

Outlandish ideas churning

Like ignored wild fires burning

It’s getting down to the wire

**

I have no answers

When you have no questions

What are we after?

Is it how it seems?

*

Who knows best?

It seems we all do

*

We fight for ourselves

Consider the rest

To be complete

**

I have an answer

If you ask the question

To avoid disaster

Play for the same team

*

To get what we are after

Move smarter and faster

*

Towards what we each want

Aim for what our whole world needs

**

We are aware

of the world around us

The life that’s out there

That runs through

*

We can get inside

deep consciousness

Get into the mood

Wild thoughts and actions cautious

*

We love to share

What we are learning

And we work fast

Good plans and ideas emerging

We protect and fuel the fire

Sharing goals of our desires

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The Immediate Moment

Patiently waiting for the sun to rise

There has been no sound since I opened my eyes

Behind the glass windows of modern times

Outside clouds hover

the morning seems idle

*

Famously facing the bright one in the skies

There has been grey clouds since I dawned my disguise

Behind heavy doors of barricaded days

Night’s proud cover

Opens to dreams that are vital

**

A volcano bursting into rivers of gold

Years shake and shiver until brought into the fold

Blazing sunlight heats my heart and warms up my soul

The immediate moment never grows old

**

Patiently waiting for

Hell to freeze over

There has been no sound since the bees in the clover

Behind the glass window of summer’s keen chauffeur

Fall flies by quickly

the fickle year shifts gears

*

Earnestly facing fast changes in the climate

Planting patches around frost

in lines and we time it

Behind the heavy weight

of the cold earth and snow

Winter’s sleeping engines

stay silent in drifting years

**

A mountain shimmers

with fields of glowing ice

Like fire from summer’s wheels

Each seasons’ flowing lights

Spring sunshine

Will grow green

past year-end’s frozen price

The immediate moment

Always hits new heights

**

The immediate moment

Is the apex of life

The peak of

Days and nights

The summit of

Sights

and sounds

*

The immediate moment is completely unbreakable

Totally inescapable 

We must

just take it all

Now

**

Patiently waiting for the sky to fall

No earth-shattering sound when it breaks through the wall

Behind glass houses they still hear our call

Rain crashes down

It is how we all feel

*

Graciously facing each moment we crawl

Rivulets on the window

Winding streams enthral 

Behind heavy doors of impenetrable glaze

A storm’s proud front

Opens to dreams that grow real

**

The top of the day looks past morning’s fog and mist

Tomorrow’s dream runs through the trees

Writhes and twists

Yesterday’s battles shake their heads and their fists

The immediate moment is all that exists

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Free

No problem here

Nothing to see

I’m climbing a mountain

I’m chained but I’m free

Rules get old

And then get broken

Challenges imposed

Will not be spoken

Carrying a weight

Heavier than harrowing boulders

Holding it all

on my narrow shoulders

*

No problem here

Nothing to see

I’m climbing a mountain

I will always be free

**

No problem here

Nothing to see

I’m swimmimg an ocean

I’m anchored but free

Truth can get heavy

When it gets spoken

My word disclosed

Will not be broken

Carrying a weight

Heavier than sunken treasure

Holding it all

Just for good measure

*

No problem here

Nothing to see

I’m swimming an ocean

I will always be free

**

I am always me

So in this sense I am free

To think what I want

Whether the world is for

or against me

*

I am always me

There’s no one else I can be

So I think what I want

Get past any pain

and anxiety

I can always be free

To get by and achieve

No problem here

It’s what I believe

**

No problem here

Nothing to see

I’m soaring through the sky

I’m grounded but free

Visions are best

Fully awoken

Solutions exposed

Let’s all invoke them

Carrying a weight

Heavier than

Blackened storm clouds

Holding it up

For our glorious crowds

*

No problem here

Nothing to see

I’m soaring through the sky

I will always be free

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Embrace

Plan for the future

Plan for the day

Think of what we’re going to do

And what we’re going to say

*

First

Let’s resolve our basic needs

Work to care for our health

Let’s share ways to succeed

Learn how to share the wealth

Ideas, plans and resources

Extend to all

To make it work

When we move ourselves together

We move all of the Earth

*

My back is breaking

My heart is shaking

Bursting for you

I can’t ignore you

We are carrying the world

How can I support you?

*

My head is aching

The time it’s taking

Immersed in you

I want more of you

For all the world

I adore you

I implore you

To embrace all of the world

*

Plan for the new year

Plan for the day

Think of all we’re going to do

And all we’re going to say

*

Next

Let’s resolve our greater needs

Work to care for our life

Let’s share ways to achieve

Learn how to shine our inner light

Ideas, plans and resources

Extend to all

To make it work

When we move ourselves together

We move all of the Earth

*

Move all of the Earth

For all it is worth

Spinning on its axis

*

Bring people together

Overcome all of the weather

Make sure

Caring and compassion

Are active

Convey understanding

Of our basic needs

How we survive

What we are demanding

When patience leads

To keep us alive

Find content

With each day standing

*

My back is breaking

My heart is shaking

Bursting for you

I can’t ignore you

We are carrying the world

How can I support you?

*

My head is aching

The time it’s taking

Immersed in you

I want more of you

For all the world

I adore you

I implore you

To embrace all of the world

***

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It Wouldn’t Be Too Shocking

When we are at a party

And I can hear you talking

I might join in

If it wouldn’t be too shocking

*

Hey, it’s just me

Why can’t we just be free?

You know I’m trying to help

With some honesty

*

Some would claim that

I just rant and rave

They don’t follow my words

They just won’t catch the wave

**

When we are at the market

And I see you shopping

I might say, “Hi,”

If it wouldn’t be too shocking

*

Hey, it’s just me

Why can’t we just be free?

I’m just another person

That’s all that I can be

*

Some would claim that

Kindness is not safe

Even offering kind words

Is not fine in every place

**

People are the same

There is no one to blame

We each play our own game

It’s nice when we all win

*

People have no shame

We can not always blame

The rules of the game

It’s nice when we all win

Fair and square

*

It’s shocking when we beat the odds

When we are free to be

Who we are 

We rock hard to make a difference 

Use our words to take us far

**

When we are in each other’s hearts

And I can feel them locking

I might throw away the key

If it wouldn’t be too shocking

*

It’s plain to see

Somehow we still are free

When we work harder to win

With our integrity

*

Some would claim that

We can not keep pace

They will understand my words

If they can read my face

**

People are the same

There is no one to blame

We each play our own game

It’s nice when we all win

*

People fight for one name

We can not always blame

The rules of the game

It’s nice when we all win

Care and stay aware

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Arms Outstretched

Days of work left

As I prepare for the holidays

I drift through the hours

Falling playfully

Here

Then there

Dropping fast

A flashing pinball

Into a field of silver

Spheres extending arms

Like rigid feathers

Or old school t.v. antennae

Connecting in a blanket of visions

And of sounds of crisp crackling goodness

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Ways to see the good

May be far and few between

Sometimes they’re very clear

Sometimes they can’t be seen

Here

Or hiding

Anywhere

The elusive wildlife

Is always there

Every being is wild

In our habitat, Outstretched

Awareness results from our senses

Starting simple

As a sketch

*

We develop feelings

Many times

With dots that we connect

With no choice assuming

Other times

Requiring a good effort

To solve mysteries with poise

We find an understanding

Of what we hear and see

Strut our stuff

And use our voice

Value hides

Assumption presides

Until our best sense is deployed

*

‘Best sense’ can be what we see

Like a million snowflakes on a tree

Then gone into another form

Another place when It gets warm

Sometimes our best sense can be heard

Like when we share a friendly word

Hello

The day is up to you 

Best wishes you are happy getting through

I’ll keep saying what I say

It’s all on me

It’s what I do

***

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Accept Emotions

Explosion

The notion

Blasting from my head

The emotion everlasting

Connected by a thread

*

Joy

Love

Connection to Life

Tied to other minds

A web that holds us tight

These strands are caring

Aware and

Allowing freedom to move and explore

Vulnerable 

For moments

But still strong to the core

*

Corrosion

Erosion

Crashing in my head

The emotion that is clashing

When I’m left for dead

*

Fear

Doubt

Difficulties in life

Blind to other minds

Discarded fast in fright

Their alarm is scary

Unaware

Without a view

They choose to ignore

*

Oblivious

For moments

Enough to start a war

**

Before we meet that moment

And fight for all it’s worth

Before we base it all on an opinion

We should first

do all our research

We all share the earth

*

Fear and doubt

Get out

Get out of our minds

*

Find courage in time

Bring on joy and love

And no worse

In emotion:

Find today immersed

**

An ocean

Devotion

From my heart fast to my head

The emotion surpassing

Everything I said

*

Before or after

Or right now in our life

We need time for other minds

Their visions out of sight

These thoughts are caring

Aware and

Allowing freedom to

Achieve and want more

Comprehend in moments

On the level, what’s in store

**

When we meet that moment

And fight for all it’s worth

When we base it all on hard cold fact

We should then

Share all our research

We all live on earth

*

Fear and doubt

Should get out

Get out of our minds

*

Find courage in time

Bring on joy and love

And no worse:

Accept emotions

And the start of the first verse

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Caring is All that is Needed

Every day

We walk a fine line

Some moments are so easy

Other times just grind

But I don’t mind

I still try to be kind

And work

for an outcome that’s pleasing

*

In another moment

Stress may catch us

I still try to feel fine…

More of the time

**

Every hour

We can design time

Some plans work out so easy

Other times just grind

But I don’t mind

I still try to be kind

And work

for an outcome with reason

*

In another moment

Stress may reach us

I still try to act fine…

All of the time

**

Life changes with

An event

A mood

A feeling

*

One false move

And a day

Comes crashing down

*

Watch each step we take

On the ground we pound

Stay real and

Make it better…

Through any kind of weather

*

Find ways to feel fine

More of the time

We can find a way together

**

Life can rush fast

Don’t lose control

even though

Some moments are speeding

The times fly by

Savour every breath

We must know

Caring is all that is needed

*

Be strong and hold on

When life gets wild

Love hard and rock on

Use logic and reason

We can go with the flow

Or the time of the season

Compared to many

Our life is easy

**

Every second

We have chances to shine

It might not seem that easy

Some times just grind

But I don’t mind

I still try to be kind

And work

for the outcome we’re needing

*

In another moment

Stress tries to beat us

With good mental health I find…

No matter the time:

Life can not defeat us

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No Superficial Truth

Shown up

By superficial truths

I don’t look cool

Because I’m too real

*

Blown off

With no immediate use

Treated like a fool

Because they can’t feel

*

They can’t get a hold of empathy

They would rather ignore everything

Kindness cramps their style

I love them still

Try to make them smile

And share goodwill

**

Grown up

To superficial truths

I don’t make the rules

It’s not my deal

*

Thrown off

With no immediate use

Treated cruel

To break my spinning wheel

*

They can’t get a hold of words I speak

They would rather ignore

Everything

Kindness is not their style

I love them still

Try to help them smile

And share goodwill

**

Sure I’d like to break them down

The superficial truths

The oblivious goofs

Help us see what we can see

With empathy

So we can learn to function better

If they take advantage

They are indebted

If they are cruel anyway

I’ll still work on my own

To be okay

**

With breakthrough moves

Immediate truth

And endurance to prove

This kind of love may dissipate

But won’t forever stay away

*

I want to crush

Bad attitude

Or meet halfway with a strong, calm mood

Then if darkness should intrude

We get down to the truth

**

We may forever go our own ways

Someone may win

Someone may pay

But the rules and views

Should not be misused

Based on

Deceptive

Superficial truth

**

Stone is

No superficial truth

Beneath is a Jewel

That is such a steal

*

Hone in

On an immediate use

Treat me like a tool

Functioning to heal

*

They can’t get a hold of all I see

They would rather ignore everything

Kindness is more than style

I love them still

Try to earn a smile

And share goodwill

***

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Get Through to the World

Save the date

It means more than

Anything

You know you are the one

One in eight billion

You are the exception

*

It would mean

Everything to me

if you could be here

Everything

Everything will be alright

If we just hold tight

We can all make it together

If we fight the fight

**

SpeakingFreely

*

I made a mistake

And it could have cost me

Everything

*

I didn’t hurt anyone 

When all is said and done

But they took exception

And could’ve cost me

Everything for sure

I have to be clear:

Everything

Everything will come to light

That was out of sight

Virtues come through no problem

Just have to right the right

**

The situation is changing

All of the time

If the wrong stuff stays the same

Go to your mind

Think faster

Think further

Don’t draw the line

*

You may think you know better

Know more

Know best

Make no exception

In all lives invest

*

Get through to the world

Care for everyone

Work on

Everything

To eliminate stress

**

The perspective is changing

All of the time

If the wrong stuff

Stays the same

Focus your mind

Think calm

Think bright

You are one of a kind

*

You will think you know better

Know more

Know best

Make no exception

And you will find no less

*

Get through to the world

Care for everyone

Prepare for

Anything

And then pass the test

**

Save the date

It means more than

Anything

You know you are the one

One in eight billion

You are the exception

It would mean

Everything

Really

If you could be here:

Everything

Everything will hit new heights

Faraway stars

Still get through nights

Here we stay

Bright each day together

Open our minds

With kind insight

Feel energy for everything

Kind spirits shine forever

For everyone

Keep our visions tight

With love to guide

And never hide

Speaking freely

We light the light

And

Get through to the world

***

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Simple Math, Just Out of the Way

Working intensely

on the edge of nothing

Speaking boldly

into a void

The triumphs I celebrate

are recycled in the archives

Taking up space like expired days

*

Why can’t they hear me?

Is my time hiding?

Or did they place it

where it can’t be reached

Just out of the way?

**

Scrambling up a hill

Breaking into a run

Breathing heavy

Into my lungs

The patience I demonstrate

Is ignored

By the roadside

Not recognized

By those going my way

*

Why don’t they give a F**K

While they are comfortably riding?

Should I just face it

There are so many creeps

Too many empty seats

Expecting to be paid?

**

We are scary

Who is caring

While we bust our a$$?

I don’t have a million dollars

But feel higher

Than those that are

Inconsiderate

In the supposedly

upper social class

Folks suffer here

And much further below

To me it seems obvious

There should be a better flow

Against the grain

To fight pain

In simple ways that clearly show

**

Be kind

Whenever you have the chance

Simple math

To help wellness advance

If everyone tries

We will reach new highs

Some folks always dodge out

On what I’m talking about

No effort or attempts

Dragging us down

No doubt

So let’s make plans to enhance

Take the chance

Be kind in life

Help wellness advance

**

Working intently to get something going

Speaking freely

Into the day

The success I celebrate 

Many miles ahead of exile

This saving grace

is a desired phase

*

Why can’t we take the moment?

Is our time hiding?

Or did we place it

where it can’t be reached

Just out of the way?

***

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Serpent Desires

The river of life

Holds gold and ice

Everyday look twice

Fortune in the pan flashes

*

Yesterday on fire

Not what we desired

In our dreams, Look twice

Through the smouldering ashes

Out of the grey

A new flame

Twists and thrashes

*

Like questions

The serpent of the river and fire

The future desire

Will ask us

**

What do you want?

What do you need?

How much will you pay?

How much will you bleed?

How can you survive

and better yet succeed?

What do you want and

What do you need?

**

Delivered to life

Sold a cold price

Every day look twice

For your sale-day door-crashers

*

Tomorrow a buyer

By our fight inspired

In our dreams, Look twice

Cool light

Drops down and splashes

Out of the night

A new light

Storms and crashes

*

Like questions

The serpents

the seller and buyers

The futures inspired

Just cash in

**

The snake in the road

Curves of life that guide us

The twisting, turning episode

that invites and delights us

We lead or follow

down the hard path

And with vision follow through

It seems clear

With no fear

Our tongue tells lies or the truth

It’s for you to decide

A taste you cannot refuse

We are all slithering

Where we are

It is what we do

**

What do you want?

What do you need?

How much will you pay?

How much will you bleed?

How can you survive

& ultimately succeed?

What do you want and

What do you need?

**

The giver of life

Old boldened skies

Everyday look twice

The sky shines or rain lashes

*

Today climbs higher

To find what we desire

For our dreams, Look twice

Through downpours and dry patches

Out of the grey

A bright day

No venomous clashes

*

Just answers

Of the serpent

the rain, sun and sky

Our immediate desire

Quickly flashes

***

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All the Life that’s Known

A billion pounds of pressure

Underneath the sea

Or at the centre of the Earth

Or wherever we may be

The future falls from the sky

We are thirsty to be free

The wait of a million years

Is fast only for the stars we see

*

A speck of dust in outer space

A galaxy full-blown

The storm of our global economy

Energies we can hone

Protect all the life that’s known

**

A billion dollar blessing

To people like you and me

Words can’t say the worth

How much better it would be

The future falls from the sky

We are dying to be free

The wait of a million years

Is what it might turn out to be

*

A moment of time

A mile in our shoes

Empathy known

A key to success for humanity

Energy we can hone

A movement towards

All the life that is known

**

The onslaught of opinions brings

A deluge of demands

To justify our existence

We are forced to take a stand

In our common sense

We must invest

The best people lend a hand

Why can’t the other side get it?

Why can’t they understand?

It pays to be a kind soul

It’s smart to have

Well-being of all life

Always in the plans

**

And if you have excess

Holding surplus in your hands

You must be aware that

Sharing should be

More fairly spanned

Across the needy world

Easily

A sustainable

Million seeds

Times a grand

If your way out is to

Hurt, bully and lie

You are becoming less human And

You should really

Change your brand

For your own and for all of our wellness

You really need to take a stand

**

Stars spinning

Constellations distant

Spanning all eternity and time

Find empathy and decency

Or lose the best part of your mind

Karma is so plain to see

Stay on the safe side towards

Healthy harmony you find

Keep your calculations circling

Then sign the bottom line

**

With billions of lives: A lesson

Just above the sea

Working on top of the Earth

~Wherever we may be

The future falls from the sky

Work together to be free

The wait of a million years

Is fine when life’s kind

Right back to you and me

*

A rock flying through outer space

A destiny unknown

The connection we create from empathy

-Energy we can hone

Enrich all the life that’s known

Protect all life

As best we can

It’s the right thing to do alone

What might mean most to you

is that

All life connects to our own

And this is our only home

***

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Be Heard, Listen First

Our profile picture

Is just one angle of us

The visions I post

Might not be

Me at my most

We are getting up close

Can we be  true to  ourselves?

*

All strong and kind

Sharing our mind

Caring about time

And knowing what a picture’s worth

We are down to earth

With a thousand words

That won’t be heard

Unless they listen first

**

You have listened to me

I know that you have

Or we wouldn’t be going down this avenue together

Through any kind of weather

If there’s sunshine we’re glad

When we enjoy time, it’s better

**

So unrefined

Expressing our mind

Caring about time

Consider the big picture first

In our lives we’re immersed

We know what it’s worth

We need to be heard

Saying only fair words

**

Its not absurd

Fair words in context

Should not be obscured

By a little blue bird

We must have some say

We will make our way

Don’t think worse

Break the curse

I’ll push the verse

Wish I could just

Be less pressured

And the world was cured

So that each one of us could

Please rest assured…

**

Our nature picture

Is just one piece of life

The visions I post

Might not be

Something to toast

But I’m getting up close

I work hard to be true to myself 

*

All strong and kind

Sharing my mind

Caring about time

And picturing peace on Earth

For what it is worth

No bubbles burst

But we won’t be heard

Unless they listen first

***

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A Reflection

The day is only a reflection

of what you think it might be

Fiery truths

Are obscured

by the night’s long cloak

My thoughts are being pulled from my brain

And in the fall season soak

Like wilting leaves

That crumble

Now happily replaced by their own shining colours

A new tomorrow

Freed from the worries of passing clouds

**

The night is much more

Than what you think it might be

A returning shadow

That has allure

Rhythm pure as day’s best tune

My thoughts start to see through

the envelope

of a darkened room

Earth’s certain moves

So revealing

Now reading the mood of

Distant stars shining

A new today

Freely spinning with

Fast and famous sounds

**

In the deepest darkest night

Music restores our sight

The vision in our hearts

Becomes clear

At least in parts

And we put it together

With an intense faith in the horizon

*

In the clearest brightest day

Music shows the way

The magnetic pull on our soul

Defines our main life goal

And it comes together

With lead

Rhythm and bass

in our new sky’s song

**

In between sun rays and moon beams

are thoughts that can calmly take over

Some heralded as brilliance

Reflecting the sun

Some deemed

quite clearly as mediocre

We all do our best

We are who we are

A shooting star

A teacher or joker

If we look up to the sky

With a song that won’t lie

Our dreams 

Surely will go far

**

The twilight is often a projection

of what you think it might be

A deciding haze

Connects nights to days

Reality we invoke

Our thoughts

At these times come through most

The sun on the moon thrown

Paint on a stone

That stays or fades

And plays in the window

*

Intense moments of rock

A new forever

*

Free to change time

With each heavy thought

***

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The Money Machine

Feeling ill for a couple of days

Bounced back today

I’m hoping for a good sleep

*

Work and toil

Energy coil

Forever loyal

Takes a lot out of us

Kindly

Giving us back days again

Where we work and toil some more

A little break

Some rest we take

Hopefully get to celebrate

I love my jobs

I’ll just keep going

You just say when

**

Feeling low like you see me sideways

Anyways

The angle seems way too steep

Stress and problems

We struggle to solve them

Society evolves them

Takes a lot out of us

Kindly

Give us credit for our days again

Avoid stress and problems but don’t ignore

A hot take

Give me a break

Hopefully find some peace of mind

I love my life

I’ll keep going

You just say when

**

We work in the money machine

I like it fine

but for a long time been seen

On the fringe of the material

Never feeling too inferior

I’m all wound up

A charge of energy

Let me see

Everything

That we need

Free from greed and be

Loyal only to a true source

All at once and sum more

Share the labour and rewards

Plug us in like electrical cords

What ever you can afford

**

Feeling bold

We fight through hard days

Bounced back today

I’m hoping for a big win

Daily grind

Energy spikes

Use our body and mind

Takes a lot out of us

Kindly

Giving us back good days again

Maybe we need to grind some more

Records we break

For God’s sake

We need

A reason to celebrate

I love my world

I’ll just keep going

You just say when

**

We live in the money machine

By design

but for a long time unclean

On the hinge of the material

Oiled but not too superior

All tuned up

A charge of energy

Let me be

Everything

That we need

Free from greed and be

Loyal only to a true source

All at once and then sum more

Make neighbours aware of their hoards

Light us up on our handheld billboards

What ever you can afford

**

Fear and greed

Try to shut down the good hearts

Hide the connection

To shared empathy

If we’re low

They think we can’t be that smart

or capable of feeling anything

Useless rabble, happy to vex them?

Will become found souls

When

they find our angle

A dimension of feeling

in the money machine

***

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It’s Not Hard to Be Kind (The Spirit of Today)

The spirit of today

Right in front of your eyes

Changes happen constantly 

Top to bottom

There is

No surprise

*

We go for what we’re after

We all want a better life

Dreams glimmer in the dark

like reflections in the water

Let your

Bold vision

Summon the light

**

But don’t take the world from someone else

Don’t bring a cold night into their mind

Without spirit together

We never truly get ahead

It’s not hard

To be kind

*

The fire I see in your eyes

Stands out beyond your shadowy disguise

We’re from the same world

I’m sure

Our love of life will stay pure

And it’s not hard to be kind

**

The spirit of today

Consumes our souls sometimes

Change can come for the better

It’s now or never

with no compromise

*

We go for what seems the best

We all want a better life

Impulse shatters the moment

as boots break a frozen puddle

Let your

common sense scatter the ice

*

But don’t break the world of someone else

Don’t leave anyone else behind

Without spirit together

We can never get ahead

It’s not hard

To be kind

*

The ice that is melted by your eyes

Opens to a simultaneous sunrise

We’re from the same world

I’m sure

Our love of life will stay pure

And it’s not hard

To be kind

**

It’s not hard to be kind

But it’s hard to be sure of

how to go about it

Our intentions may be pure

But sometimes they are doubted

We are truly kind

If we care as much as we can

And work to execute a plan

To boost the world up

To the best of our ability

Share health and wellness

A together wealth

A life-fulfilling thing

**

Maybe its hard to imagine

Some times

Some places

But if we move our minds

Our bodies

And share happy faces

It becomes second nature

Sometimes

the acts we take are evasive

People are abrasive

They clash on the basis

Of what their heart chases

It’s hard because

its a thrilling thing

To be alive

but we have different tastes here

**

We try to live so free

Take what there is for me

But when we’re kind together

And find ways to understand

When we share and stay aware

And make a better plan

It’s plain to see

The best for you and me

Is the way it’s designed

In our mind

In our heart and fantasy

It’s the way that it should be

Actually

It’s not hard to be kind

**

The spirit of today

To be caring is wise

Constant change can help us see

We need each other

Across all of time

*

Really: Go for what makes

most sense of all

We all want a better life

Today must hear our call

Like an urgent surging waterfall

*

With true care and passion

It’s not hard to be kind

***

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A Together Plan

I return from dreaming

And they want to make me pay

The Earth opens up steaming

That’s why I have so much to say

I couldn’t feel much smaller

Another day

Another dollar

If I’m broken down today

Still have to climb the wall and

Crawl to the begging surface

of the waking world

Seeming tall with imagination

Squirrelled away in surplus

*

Share our perspectives

Talk about our goals

If people hide away all they’ve got

The world will not be whole

The challenge lies in what we see fit

Because often we don’t know ourselves

We should be fine to bare our souls

Release everything idle on our shelves 

That is needed by someone else

*

I appear to be winning

And they want to make me pay

The Earth keeps on spinning

That’s why I have so much to say

I couldn’t feel any closer

Another step to make the most of

If I’ve fallen down today

Still have some things to boast of

Folk should look past the surface

of the waking world

All of us have successful feelings

That truly serve a purpose

*

Dig for new perspectives

Follow your desired goals

If people shy away from all they want

The world they need will be bought and sold

Our vision derives

from how we reason

We determine the situation

on our own

Only you and I change how it rolls

Achieve more when we learn how it’s known

Develop success

From what we’re shown

*

What does the world

want from me?

I’m doing everything I can

We can be leaning to one side

But shunned by both

Does no one

have a together plan?

It seems obvious to me

The future must be free

Yes pay to be

Part of society

By working hard

By thinking carefully

No matter what we need

Lend a hand

When resources

Are in scarcity

*

How is it no one can see

Or no one can understand?

We can be working for all sides

But known by none

Does anyone

have a together plan?

It seems obvious to me

The future must be free

Get paid to be

Part of society

Start caring more

Doing all in our ability

No matter what we need

Lend an ear

Join forces

And create synergy

Don’t perpetuate poverty

Be more URGENT

*

I may seem so strange

And they want to make me pay

The Earth is always changing

That’s why I have so much to say

I couldn’t feel much more alive

Another place

Another time

If I’m getting down today

I still have the spark of life

Deep beneath the surface

of this waking world

Even when I’m down

I believe in love

So optimism stays in surplus

*

I have a permanent perspective

I keep my same life goals

To maximize good feelings everywhere

For all the world to find it’s soul

Possibility changes as time moves on

It’s just the nature of reality

We should keep love burning

stronger than red hot coals

Send our energy out to causality

Positively influencing life’s totality

*

When can the world ever find peace?

It all depends on our stand

We can have calm within our mind

And share it with others

We can have a better together plan

It seems obvious to me

The future must be free

Yes pay for each part of society

By finding empathy

As we learn to believe

No matter what they need

Lend our time toward love and peace

Make it the source

Of everything

***

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Peace Arriving

I’d reach out to you

But I’m all tied up

This world is so demanding

The villains can’t get enough

Why can’t they cut me some slack

On this railroad track?

There seems to be a misunderstanding

And the train is coming back

*

The wheels are spinning round

Sparks fly with squealing sounds

I lie here with only words

Casually chained and neatly bound

While the source of my situation

Simply can’t be found

*

My sinister captor laughs

Shaking the solid ground

Just as an unsuspecting hero

crosses the tracks to go to town

Arrives in a small window

Looking back 

And I’m found

**

Are you reaching out to me

While I am on the road

I can’t answer right now

I have got a heavy load

I hope you can wait for a while

Maybe just another mile

I think there’s a shoulder ahead

And I’ve got you on speed dial

*

But now my head is spinning round

To that tenacious ringing sound

I drive fearlessly with words

That I can’t say until we’re bound

Not until we connect together 

And heavy our hearts pound 

*

The winding road lies

Our destination can’t be found

But then a perfect moment realized

and the road to home I’m heading down

Arriving like an echo

Everywhere the sound

**

If I leave I will return

From the far side of a lake

A ringing bell brings me back

I’m flat-out on the track

A gun starts a race

We stay in our lanes

I’m back In my headspace

A lesson learned and intact

*

A chance I had to take

A choice I had to make

The echo calling my name

Opens a window in time that seemed opaque

Now as clear as day

**

I reach out to you

I’m on another plane

No clauses withstanding 

No pain is a huge gain

Why do they attack us

Without looking back?

They seem to be

so underhanded 

When the flight’s still on the tarmac

*

Then the wheels start spinning round

Engines howl low like a growling hound

We rise high with grounded words

There’s a sheer climb to resound

When we care it raises us up

New altitude is found

*

Our internal pilot plans

So we’re never falling down

Optimistic soul to soar

Harnessing imagination tightly wound

PEACE arriving hard core

Flying higher

World-renowned

***

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All Those Alive

Looking out with no doubt

My attitude is my protection

I’m in no mood to worry about

If the world is just reflection

Gracefully preparing to launch

high into the sky

like an unfolding transformer

whose other form can fly

Not prehistoric

And can’t be ignored

When my

camouflage

is spied

Countdown commences

No false pretenses

Please don’t provoke

I can’t help but sting

Common sense is no joke

I really don’t mean to

But I might be seen to

My king invoke

This is the thing

Don’t set yourself up

Catch me and shake me

in a plastic cup

As my wings start to sing

My body starts to move

I lunge and you swoon

When I’m “All Shook Up”

Blending in

Hovering

Harmless as a fly

I can jump a mile

If you ask me to, I’ll try

Peace of the leaves

and the trees

and the sprawling skies

Motivate me to speak about the world

as I see it through my open eyes

Hopefully sharing

Ways to stay aware and

To enjoy staying alive

While also having fun

or at least having calm arrive

I’m not quite fitting in yet today

but soon I will

Then I’ll be on my way again

Every day is filled

Back to the wild of

My own habitat

And the Zen of my domain

I like coming here

While I’m still green

No envy

And for now, no pain

All the while

I learn about life

Anticipating loss or gain

Calmly standing out with a smile

Waiting for the rain

Indulge me for a moment

Or two or five or ten

We could always catch up later

When you get back again

For now, this is how it’s going

Catch these curves I’m throwing

Put a spin on time, it’s slowing

Seconds become minutes become hours

Gelling with our super powers

As we devour

The growing flowers

Until they scour the garden

Or it showers in our den

Take off or landing

Looks like I am standing

I climb up to the sky

Or swim in water rising high

When winter ice arrives

We might be somewhere else

Rain pours and sleet pelts

Then again ice melts

And we are back here demanding

the schools within these swells

Sustenance a season sells

Waves of life help us withstand

the hottest summer spells

A tight rope act

High above our head

Determines the way

that we get fed

Supplies arrive

Food chain sometimes awry

Eyes see red

If you tread

On my path instead of yours

Need has always led

And desire sped

Today the wire is higher

Cooking meals on a fire

Cling tight to our thread

Respecting what is said

All those alive

And the sacred dead

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Oh My

Oh my

Inspired moments

Steady for many

Pushing to be coping

Ready for anything

Any emotion

*

Oh my

Guilty conscience

But I’ve done nothing

Except lie to myself

Like I should have done something different

*

Hold it there

These visions are hidden

You have to be kidding

Please tell me

What precisely

is your point of view?

**

Oh my

Desired moment

Working for many

It’s like no one knows it

As I try everything

With all my devotion

*

Oh my

Guilty pleasures

But I do nothing

Except care for my days

Like I should do

Something different?

*

“Hold on” you say

I’m unwittingly smitten

You have got to be kidding

Please tell me

How the Hell

Each day looks to you 

**

No innocence lost

In this life to dangers

Speaking my mind

To close friends and strangers

Clear or clouded but pure

Cringy or courageous 

Catch the last thought

Then make your wagers

Breathe deeply

And bet if you must

The rage can rest

If in my truth you trust

But we will never get settled

Till we’re

Bones and dust

**

Oh my

Defining moment

Realistic to many

It depends how it shows up

I try to do something

Hold on to this notion

*

Oh my

Guilty as charged

I want nothing more

Than your attention

For synergy

So we can make a difference

*

Hold on tight

To letters I’ve written

I must be kidding?

Please tell me

OMG

What else can I do?

***

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Wise Words

“Keep your head down!”

Clearly we’ve been told

Some folks won’t look up

Fearing heights and growing old

Many stare at the ground

No inspiration to be found

Shuffling steps the only sound

While freedom flies overhead

*

In the skies birds

share highs instead

Unheard like butterflies

Or wise words

that might be said

As kind spirits weave a thread

*

Turn yourself round

Don’t you be so bold

Some people attack you and me

Because they can’t get ahold 

Then they stare at the ground

Yet no remorse to be found 

They can’t understand what it’s about

They fight for their life instead 

*

In your cries pure

Share your life ahead 

Be heard and emphasize

The wise words

that make most sense

As we live with what we’ve said

*

We don’t have to fight all the time

We shouldn’t have to anyways

We could try to find peace of mind

Through intense connection to calm in the day

Light that never fades away

Melts into healthy praise

In our fight for life

Wise words

Can help out in every way

Help us think okay

Bright courage that can stay

*

Try to be grounded

But we don’t fit the mould

Sometimes we are out of this world

Can’t conform like we’re told

When we finally hit the ground

Dynamic dreams we have found

Get us ahead by leaps and bounds

Sure fire way to get ahead

*

Why are your eyes so blurred

Sharing a fiery red?

I hope today the pain subsides

Wise words

The safest bet

*

Calm, kind thoughts

We won’t regret 

And may never be misled

*

Wise words

Can tame a strong wild world

and keep it in our head 

***

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When Reconciliation Grows

I am weird

I am sure

Stepping on toes

Like no one knows

Presumptuous moment

Is not one that I chose

A little history

Is as far as it goes

But to people that don’t look close

It might seem that I pose

*

I can’t even pose for a camera

Never mind lie

The truth that I have for ya

Won’t ever die

**

I am wild for a while

Fighting off woes

Like no one knows

Controversial moment

Is not one that I chose

With surprising history

I’m caught in the throes

People not close

who just suppose

Might end up being

unfortunate foes

But not intentionally!

I’m a loving guy

The truth I keep mentioning

Won’t ever die

**

Truth won’t die

Although it may change form

From different angles

It may be a storm

*

Wake up

To see truth and be reborn

When evening comes

Pray for a sky that’s orange

*

Rest all those

Living

Suffering

Awake all those

Forever drifting

Find truth within

Never let it be torn

Reconcile all

With those forlorn

**

How can we meet

Your challenges together?

We can’t even say

what we want to say

When we talk to each other

How can you overcome

Pain

Tears, fears and jeers

Without developing

Irritation

Agitation

Anger or disconnect?

How do we find progress when

communication won’t get through

to those who can help

and even our understanding

can turn out to be untrue?

**

Menacing lies

Lead to complete chaos

Destruction of

Our free space and

a constant struggle that is real

Look ahead to tomorrow

Find a righteous feeling

Battle for the better world

That chaos can conceal

Hold on tight

Life depends on time

Breathe and calmly flow

Be kind to our mind

Clear thoughts lead to fair actions

When reconciliation grows

**

I am ignored for sure

Sinking to my new lows

Like no one knows

The most elusive moment

Is the one that I chose

Connects to history

Like a raven to swarming crows

All the people’s codes

Are just thorns to our rose

*

The blooms that grow slow get

Hidden to the naked eye

The truth that we don’t know yet

Won’t ever die

***

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Kindness Prepares Best (Fall into Peace)

Breathing calmly now

I hold on to my goals

Quickly

I throw away any hate and fear

And safely walk across hot coals

Let’s become the rock that rolls

Acknowledge the world that’s full of souls

**

Rise into awareness

Fall into peace

Be open to fairness

We have the keys

Kindness prepares best

To hold back the beast

In others or ourselves

Like steam

Now release

**

Breathing calmly now

I hold out for good feelings

I aim for strength

And really, for a sense of cheer

For all of our daily dealings

Our love should hit the ceiling

Acknowledge the world

We all need healing

**

Rise into awareness

Fall into peace

Be open to rareness

And life’s mysteries

Kindness prepares best

To help out at least

For others & ourselves

Like heat

Now release

**

Hot to the touch

Our engines keep on running

Cool down enough

We find a shared life that is stunning

*

Hold on to who we are

Breathe in

I see a shooting star

*

Explode into the atmosphere

Speeding faster

than a hot rod car

*

Drive safe so

We can get far

*

Be kind

We all share the road 

And carry a heavy load

Be the best of who we are

So our energy won’t corrode

**

Breathing calmly now

I hold on to my goals

Firmly shut down any hate and fear

and patch up old potholes

Let’s become the clock that tolls

Acknowledge the world that’s full of souls

**

Rise into awareness

Fall into peace

Be open to repair messes

In our realities

Kindness prepares best

So our gears don’t seize

In others or ourselves

Like years

Now release

***

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Colours Remain Like Thoughts We Believe In

Hello to the onlookers

Who mistook me for dead

And to you like an angel

Hovering over my head

*

I’m starting a new season by reaching towards the sky

Clouds and rain will follow

Leaving summer

As Autumn begins to cry

It’s not like we will

Never see those

Sacred days and months again

Future years and memories

Have so much to explain

**

Energy radiates

Every season

Every day changes

And we leap into action

Some days: A hiding place

Some wild within reason

Life can have stages

Of deep satisfaction

Colours remain

Like thoughts we believe in

Yellow, orange and red ranges

In Autumn’s attraction

Blue and green may stay late

In trees and skies for all ages

Black of night pierced by light

Colours can take away dangers

**

Hello to the passerby

Please don’t pass on my mission

And to you like a saviour

That will always listen

*

I’m right into this season

I’m reaching up to the sky

Stars and storms will follow

Leaving summer

As Autumn leaves will fly

It’s not like we will

Never see those

Sacred shades and suns again

Future years and memories

Forever will remain

**

Energy radiates

Every season

Every day changes

And we rise into action

Some days: A saving grace

Some mild and quite pleasing

Life can have stages

Of cool interaction

Colours remain

Like thoughts we believe in

Yellow, orange and red ranges

In the sun’s reactions

Blue and green may stay late

In fields and skies for all ages

Even black of night dreams with light

Colours

Should not make us strangers

***

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Top Shelf

Listen closely

To yourself

Do you want change

Or something else?

It can’t stay the same

How can we all

share the wealth?

We all want to be comfy-cozy

*

Fine if you worked all day

or if you are on a break

Some things we earn

Make no mistake

But all those other things

We don’t have to take?

**

No more gloating

About what sells

We need change

To something else

It can’t stay the same

How can we share more health?

Many won’t make it

Just by coasting

*

Fine if we are getting paid

Or if we have it made

Some things we earn

Make no mistake

But all those extra things

We just can’t forsake?

**

I’m always posing

Whether I want to or not

I put ‘styling’ clothes on

They’re all store-bought

I want to think I’m cool

With what I’ve got

But mostly because

I care a lot

I may be boasting

Take your best shot

**

Listen closely

To what time tells

Make a change for the better

As if there is nothing else

Some things

May stay the same

But best to share the wealth

If just for health

Best to open up and share

From our top shelf

***

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Love Never Fails When We Keep it New

I say stuff

In conversation sometimes

It might not mean that much

No matter what I say to you

I don’t mean to seem out of touch

Intentions may come through

Thankfully in the clutch

I hope we can always get along

But it might not be as such

Ungrounded opinion in the world is a major crutch

With which we should never judge

*

I’m not saying my opinion is a gem

Anchored in the ground

I sometimes shoot out there

like an arrow

that never will be found

But with best of intentions

for kindness to resound

*

If we could always do the same

And take much better aim

Healthy discussion will come round

Together our hearts will pound

And wellness will abound

*

I wish we could always get along

for all of time

Make it through

All the details

None of us

Going off the rails

If we could be true about who is who

With best intentions

Forget some actions

Lost in the moment

I am me and you are you

Let’s find a plan in what we do

Love never fails

When we keep it new

*

But thats just my opinion

A personal point of view

Yet when I think about it

I know that it is true

I’m no sentimental fool

I don’t just speak from my heart

At times

I just don’t care what’s cool

My brain still stays smart

We can be tough enough to refresh

Discover new love

Embrace it as a rule

I might say stuff 

Science and an art

Language is a tool

***

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We Hope in This Life

With care we can be freed

From excruciating need

It would help if we can

Get through to those

Living oblivious with greed

*

When one of us suffers

All of us will bleed

From the heart

We can impede

The loss of all of us

Kind logic helps us heed

Helps our caring nature lead

Until our best group effort is complete

**

I try every day

To respect everyone in every way

Sometimes opinions clash

Sometimes we are not okay

Sometimes I seem like a jerk

I am underpaid

Clear as can be

Unions may strike

Nothing comes for free

Except our blood, sweat and tears

With no pay hike

Working hard

Being kind

May be rewarded in time

We hope in this life

**

With care we can be freed

From excruciating need

It would help if we can

Get through to those living oblivious with greed

*

When one of us suffers

All of us will bleed

From the heart

We can only plead

With the voice of all of us

Kind logic helps folks heed

Helps a more caring nature lead

Until our group effort picks up speed

**

I try every day

To respect everyone in every way

Sometimes opinions clash

Sometimes we are not okay

Sometimes I’m treated like a joke

My intentions underplayed

Not clear as can be

Visions we may like

No one else can see

All of our blood, sweat and tears

As our feelings spike

Working hard

Being kind

May be rewarded in time

We hope in this life

**

With care we can be freed

From excruciating need

It would help if we can

Get through to those living oblivious with greed

*

When one of us suffers

All of us will bleed

From the heart

Caring with our creed

With the goals of all of us

Kind logic helps more heed

Helps this caring nature lead

Until our group effort can succeed

***

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All the Life

I think of you

It’s all I can do

And when I wake up

The day is new

It moves so smoothly

And we do what we do

*

You are beside me

But when you’re not

I have a sense you’re there

I need you a lot

*

The sun in the sky

The Earth below

I love the people around me

And all the life that I know

**

I work to make this happen

Love isn’t always easy

We reason with love

And then it is pleasing

*

Night soothes with love

As it gets so heated

Day fights for love

So we are never freezing

*

When it is alright

We hold on tight

Or roll with the flow

with the keys to the light

Opening up with our kind insight

**

I think of all of you

It’s all I can do

And when we work smart

We make it through

Life moves

Now soothing

And we do what we do

*

We stay tight together

But when we just can’t

I have a sense you are there

The distance is spanned

*

The sun in the sky

The Earth below

I love the people around me

And all the life that I know

**

Stay real to my self

Share my whole soul

All the way

Work hard, play hard

Increase our peace 

Each night and day

*

The moon in the sky

The Earth below

I love the people around me

And all the life that I know

**

I work to make this happen

Love isn’t always easy

We reason with love

And then it gets more pleasing

*

Night can soothe with love

Even blacked out completely 

Day lights up love

Bright in any season

*

When it is alright

We hold on tight

Or roll with the flow

with the keys to the light

Opening our world with kind insight

*

The sun in the sky

The Earth below

I love the people around me

And all the life that I know

I work hard to love

All the life that I know

***

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If You Only Knew

Here I am

Bold as dawn

Rise and shine

On the horizon

*

The day ahead

Is blazing red

My eyes are fine

Wild visions surprise us

*

Which way do we turn

So we won’t burn

Our bridges

With our intense eyes that defy us?

*

Intentions set and wishes true

As I work to love you

If you only knew

**

Here I am

Holding on

Despised but kind

With my disguise on

*

The day instead

Mistake has shed

My allies were blind

Dying suspicion defines us

*

Which way do we turn

So we can learn

Our privileges

While our bent allies still decry us?

*

Intentions set and wishes true

As I work to love you

If you only knew

*

If you only knew

How much I care for you

Hidden behind behaviour through 

The blackest night and sky that’s blue

My work to love

You may decide untrue

Chances I get to prove to you

Are far and few between

*

If you only knew

**

Here I am

Cold & gone

Defined behind

With what they have their eyes on

*

The day has sped

Straight through their head

My tries denied

Spiteful derision grinds us

*

Which way do we turn

When we just yearn

For a fair image

While they penalise and defile us?

*

Intentions set

And wishes true

As I work to love you

If you only knew

*

If you only knew

How I’ve been true to you

***

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A Game We Play

We don’t know how to help

Because we are not allowed to say

We have to conform

To the social norm

Our work culture can be

a game we play

Winning joy and

Losing pain

Rules and common sense

Healthy communication

Shouldn’t hesitate

No situation is that tense

Let’s ease that into

I want to please you

Strength will come again

**

Do you know what I mean?

Let’s keep it clean

Streamline the connection

by sharing hard facts

We are more productive together

If contributions are clever

Caring more for safety and wellness

With understanding covering

More and more and defining

the very protection of all of

Each other’s

Straining, aching and loaded

Bold

And breaking

Backs

**

We don’t know how to help

When we are not allowed to say

We have to conform

To the social norm

Our daily culture can be

a game we play

Winning joy and

Losing pain

Rules and common sense

Healthy communication

Shouldn’t hesitate

No sitting waiting on the fence

Let’s ease that into

I want to please you

Strength will come again

**

Sometimes it’s the way you say it

Sometimes it’s where you are

Sometimes it’s the sky who is listening

And for moments you shine like a star

*

Our mind hinges on time

Opens to the space around us 

And between us and who we are

*

If we get up and speak up

About our best

Intentions together

Into forever

We will get

Very far

**

What is fact?

Here it is

The story on the table

Truth can heal

Choose it wisely

Only for better wellness label

A belief as a fact

Standing tall

No harmful fiction

Well maybe a fable

But have a chat

No pure lie addiction

Let’s put it all

on the table

*

Look hard

Weigh the options

Create as much

Good health as we can

**

In fact we are clearly

Able to learn

So let’s

Always

Work for the best new plan

*

Modern culture can be

a game we play

Winning joy and

Losing pain

Rules and common sense

Healthy communication

Shouldn’t hesitate

This situation we comprehend

Let’s ease that into

I want to please you

So our strength will come again

***

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What My Mind Has to Say

There are moments in life that we

don’t like to think about

Like when a mistake is made

Throwing shade 

That makes us fill with doubt

Why do we have to think of

Unfair, unhappy things?

Often to get through them

And understand what stings

So we can heal it

Maybe we can’t repair it

But we can try

And get by

And feel better in time

**

What we think

Is what makes us

*

Defines our feelings

And our actions

Only mood can overtake us

Despite our logic

Good or bad stuff

*

We can make someone’s day

We can get carried away

If we are programmed that way

By genetics and experience

And what goes on each day

And what our mind has to say

**

There are moments in life

that we would like to think about

Like when the day has gone great

Made the grade

Thoughts we can’t live without

Why do we have to think of

Unfair, unhappy things?

We see them to get thru them

Patient understanding 

So we can feel love

It’s like we graduate it

When we try

And get by

And feel better in time

**

What we think

Is what makes us

*

Defines our feelings

And our actions

Only mood can overtake us

Despite our logic

Good or bad stuff

*

We can make our own way

We can get carried away

If we are programmed that way

By what we eat and how we sleep

And what goes on each day

And what our mind has to say

**

Overflowing mood of peace

Can overtake stormy times

If I am fearful

Or angry

Or sad

I find the wave of strength that’s glad

Gratitude to breathe

And think the thoughts I choose

*

I choose my mood

I choose to impact others

in a positive way

I choose my own healthy

Work and play

I choose

what my mind

has to say

***

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Until Forever’s Known

Crazy world keeps spinning round

It won’t stay the same

Till we hit the ground

Getting down low

The grind we all know

I’ve been on my own

But I’m never alone

*

All our friends are in our head

Won’t ever leave

Not better off dead

Open our eyes to get ahead

When the path is shown

We turn to stone

And roll until

Forever’s known

**

Feeling heavy

Wearing years of armour

Feeling steady

But setting off the alarm

And waking all the dragons dreaming

I want all of this world

And treasure gleaming

Now I’m out of this world

Trying to turn the other cheek

As I make it through the week

I begin to speak

But I’m back in the dungeon again

**

Blazing world

keeps bringing us down

It stays the same

When we’re on the ground

Getting down low

The grind we all know

We may be on our own

But we are never alone

*

All our enemies are in our head

Won’t have to leave

We may want them dead

Open our eyes to get ahead

When a solution’s shown

No sticks and stones

We stand until

Forever’s known

**

Feeling heavy

Knowing there’s a storm here

Feeling steady

Helping to stop harm here

Healing all the dragons steaming

We can share this world

And treasure gleaming

Now I’m out of this world

Never bruise the other cheek

As I make it through the week

I begin to speak

Now we live in the dragon’s den

**

Amazing world

When winning’s found

It’s always the same

When we hit the ground

Getting down low

The grind we all know

Here we are on our own

We will never be alone

*

All our thoughts are in our head

They never leave

No dreams are dead

Open our eyes to get ahead

When the river’s shown

We throw the stone

And sink until

Forever’s known

***

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Kind and Calm Persistence

Sometimes I say stuff that is off the wall

Sometimes your opinion doesn’t matter at all

Sometimes we have to brace ourselves

and prepare for the fall

*

It’s all how you take it

Life is how you make it

But if you’re ever in trouble

Make sure you call

**

Reaching out to you

Is the first thing I will do

Whatever I can do

To make a difference

*

I may seem too much

I don’t want to fall out of touch

Let’s share our loving touch

In everyone’s best interest

*

Check in to make sure all’s fine

Always put it on the line

Try to be more kind

All we need is calm persistence

**

Sometimes I tell stories that seem way too tall

Sometimes my opinion doesn’t matter at all

Sometimes we have to face the world

and tear down the wall

*

It’s all how you take it

Life is how you make it

If you’re in constant struggle

Reach out

Don’t fall

**

It’s all how you take it

Life is how you make it

If you’re falling down and out

Find strength and stand tall

Reach out and call 

*

Find the best for all

One life may seem small

But we are all connected

We can be protected

When we all

Share kind and calm persistence

**

Reaching out to share

Is the best way we can care

However I can care

To make a difference

*

My words may seem too much

I don’t want to seem out of touch

I try to share a loving touch

In everyone’s best interest

*

Check in to make sure

We’re on time

Always caring for the mind

Try to be more kind

All we need is calm persistence

***

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Nice Things

I walk through life

like many others

We focus on the day

as we try to make our way

Hearts set on nice things

Nice places and nice people

*

I talk true life

That we can discover

We know the games to play

And we work to make our way

Hearts set on nice things

Fair faces and lives we keep full

**

Then I look down

And see the hard side of town

I work for my life

But theirs’ can’t be found

*

I walk through the field

But I can’t see the ground

The life that is there

does truly abound

How can we save it

When there’s no help around?

*

I have to look up

Raise my head

Hope I’m stepping fine

Impossible to believe

The human race isn’t kind

**

I walk through life

like many others

We have a focus that must stay

as we try to make things okay

Hearts set on cool things

Quaint places and kind people

*

I talk through life

About what we can discover

We know the things to say

And we work to make our pay

Hearts set on nice things

Happy faces for more people

***

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Remorseless

Sometimes the world is so blind

To what is yours or what is mine

They keep so much to themselves

With nothing else on their mind

*

It’s the resources

Like the courses

Or the buildings

They’re remorseless

*

How can they lay claim

To everything in the world

Just because their’s came with money?

*

Those with much less

have no chance

Those with too much

just think it’s funny

**

Sometimes it’s hard to feel fine

When your life is on the line

They keep so much to themselves

With nothing else on their mind

*

It’s the resources

Like water sources

and the forests

Taking them with Earth’s wild horses

*

How can they lay claim

To everything in the world

Just because they have spare money?

*

Those with much less

Search for a chance

Those with too much

Just keep them running

 **

Sometimes wealth thinks it’s by design

But they’re the ones that have no spine

They keep so much to themselves

With nothing else

on their mind

*

It’s the resources

Like world forces

Fight for the people?

Every dinner with five courses

First thing next

Their own raise, he endorses

And still they feel completely remorseless

***

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No Outcast

Artwork by Lee Matuga

Roving through the days

And I fell flat on my face

Nothing you can say

Can make me feel out of place

I was down before

Hitting the hard cold floor

The fact I’m standing now

Should mean a whole lot more

*

Climbing steepest stairs

Reach the top again

If I ever have to come back down

It won’t have been in vain

*

The framed paintings

down the hallways

Are not the same as before

They change all the time now

They are in my head

While I’m waiting at the door

*

I look to the future

Stay safe from falling fast

Climb up to the attic

To recognize the past

A window is the present moment

With great care

Good times can last

We look forward still

To every new thrill

And hope expectations

can be surpassed

If I get down and out

I won’t fill with doubt

No way to be outclassed

Clear as day

I’ll be okay

I am no outcast

***

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A Different Peace of Mind

I may be different

But we are all out there

The ideas I have

Aren’t out of place

I may try to lift them

And that’s not uncommon 

Don’t look at me

like I’m from outer space

*

I know I’m different

There’s no doubt there

The ideas I have

Are keeping pace

I may have to shift them

If they get forgotten

Don’t discount me

Like I’m a hopeless case

**

We may be drifting

Put the pedal to the metal

The world is shifting

As the dust settles

We find that fear

is left behind

When greed and hate

Are sent back to the grind

Clearing up

To an open road

And an open time

Fast machines

Blasting off the line

Shivers running

Down our spine

Help us find

Our peace of mind

**

Do I seem different?

I’m feeling out there

The ideas I have

You don’t have to chase

I may try to gift them

Right from the bottom

Don’t look at me

Like I have no taste

*

We are all different

Good to know you’re out there

The ideas we have

Build up home base

We may be different

But together we’ve caught on

You don’t have to tell me

We can all win this race

**

We may be drifting

*Shakes a pan handle

for the metal*

The world is sifting

Will the dust ever settle?

We find that folks

Get left behind

When greed and hate

Culture our mind

Clear it up

To an open path

And an open time

Riches in kind rivers

It’s not just gold that will shine 

Silver linings

We design

Help us find

Our peace of mind

***

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Is it Me or is it the World?

My world depends on me

Just like I depend on my world

I have my identity

Inside my head it’s curled

& in society it roams

You know, like our phone away from home?

Hope I’m free from broken bones

What did they say about sticks and stones?

My passive aggressive tendency

Is not really me

Is it the world?

*

The world pretends it’s me

Just like I pretend I’m the world

I have my sense of peace

Inside my head, a pearl

And in society it’s shown

U know, like our phone’s most welcome ringtone

Of the best contact known

Or my newest coolest poem

A massive ego messes more than me

It’s really not me

Is it the world?

*

Is it the world

That no one else can see?

Is it the world

That comes crashing down on me?

Is it the world

or is it me?

*

Is it the world

Where we can all be free?

Is it the world

Challenging constantly?

Am I up against the world

Or can I flow with it

Patiently?

If this is the world that will always be

I can only

Just be me

*

My world extends to me

Just like I extend to my world

I have my intensity

Inside my head it’s hurled

And in society it’s known

You know, like our phone when it can’t be postponed?

As we get into the zone

Catch every thing that will get thrown

The blasted progressive immensity

It could be me or

Is it totally the world?

***

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Think Out of This World

It’s high time we find a world

Sublime in our mind

I’m talking a constant shape of life

Where more folks are feeling fine

You move across the sky

Weaving intricate designs

There’s no stopping now

You are out of this world

*

You draw me close to you

No eclipse can be viewed

Reality is tapping out

We are out of this world

**

It’s the right time to design a world

Prime in our mind

I’m talking a safe escape to a life

Where more folks are feeling fine

 *

We move across the sky

With painstaking design

There’s no stopping now

We are out of this world

 *

We all do what we do

An eclipse hides our view

Reality is tapping out

We are out of this world

**

Defy the gravity

Within our atmosphere

Work through our hesitation

Charge through when it’s clear

Blast off into reality

Take it as it comes

Realize our dreams

Focus on the nature of things

Until the illusion succumbs

Life’s not always as it seems

We are not alone here on Earth

We are never alone

Above in the stars

In any galaxy

Or universe

**

Despite time we define the world

Chime in with our mind

I’m talking about building a greater life

Where more folks are feeling fine

*

We move across the sky

With our ultimate designs

There’s no stopping now

We are out of this world

*

Grey black or blue, we make it true

Total eclipse comes into view

Reality reaches out

Together forever

We are out of this world

***

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Balancing Books with Daily Life


Can I tell the story of my day?

I’m going to tell it anyway

It started out the same

Which means that things

were going okay

With room for potential chaos

And as usual, we have to make ends meet

And as usual, we make our way

But I fell for a second

When I couldn’t see the outcome

I wasn’t stopping

I stayed up 

Assured myself

No doubt

Just be more CALM

*

As I tell my story of this and every day

I wonder if you will follow

as I make my way

My thoughts may seem too slow

But I would never know

Unless you said out loud to me

“Hey, let’s get on with the F’n show”

And as I speed up fast

My meaning you should grasp

If you hold on tight to this insight

Clearly you may pass

This is simple math

We are all in the same class

*

We fight for what’s right

But it depends on the light

That shines through our own looking glass

Whatever we see

In our right to be free

Depends on the questions we ask

If we remain silent

When our world is violent

We won’t find the keys that we need to

reach peace

Telling a story

May seem boring

But might truly combat

the blind hate and greed

*

So I wake up to the morning

Greet the day with a hot coffee

After dreams

My mind is as black as night

or a full-size photocopy

Sunrise gleams and finds me with its light

Her optimism’s caught me

I get showered, shaved and ready

Put on the T-shirt my kids bought me

*

Wearing jeans usually

or shorts in the summer

Comfort clothes when I can

Still not quite an ordinary strummer

Normally check our emails on my laptop

And do projects on my phone

A blast of words can change a lot

I am grateful to have a home

Pit stick, brush teeth

Put active treads on

My sole has stones like no one knows

A quick bite and then I’m gone

*

Down the walkway

Thorny bushes glowing warm

As sun trickles down the stems

The morning is brightened 

My senses heightened

As I stop to admire

Life’s next round of gems

I pronounce my love

For all life from above

And get in my dated SUV

I will always be free

With my love and me

No matter the road

or sharp-turning system

*

Many years driving

Leaving and arriving

Experience that would shatter an image

Now it becomes clear

We can wipe off the smear

I take more care in my mileage

Than those thinking they’re styling

That tailgate and lear

In my rear view mirror 

And for decades that matter I care more

In my daily pilgrimage

*

Now when I get to work

They don’t think I’m a jerk

For sharing my destinations and travels

Despite a few quirks

Like unpredictable smirks

To my loving heart this fascination unravels

I support youth and fight for the truth

For kids extra-challenged and disabled

Arm chair judges should eliminate their unfair gavels

And big money should come to the table

*

People need help

While money is

Sitting idle

Banking for generations that may never exist

Many people suffer

Adults and kids

Despite all

The resources locked away

While our lives are dismissed

Think about the wealth

And the best use for it

How can they deny wellness

When the money would not be missed?

*

Organize money into wellness machines

Teams that work together

Who know what “best health” means

Each one of us working towards

More functioning and less suffering

More pleasure and peace

Where our bills of health are clean

And clearcut deprivation of resources doesn’t come between

I work to do my part and try to make the scene

*

People we help

Find increased health

Functioning in their own life better

For anyone we reach out to

Aim to increase their wealth of good feelings

Help everyone be their own go-getter

In our minds we can boost our own mood

Find ways to extend that to others

If we are kind we can choose to share food

If we are smart we help them discover 

*

Coming home from work

Traffic is bad

Many folks seem to have no patience 

Sometimes I’m included

But I’ve concluded

That ridiculous gas stations

And unfair tax dissipation

In rooted for riches

Confused and paranoid

Greedily over-protecting

Wealthy, devoid

Of care

And understanding of means

For actual wellness creation

*

Home without question 

Should absolutely be

Where the heart is

Everyone needs to have one

It’s absolutely key

Where the day starts and ends

Where there’s safety 

And there with care

Surely health builds

Work cannot progress without passion

And that’s truly free

But it must be harnessed

Before we can grab on

To who in fact we truly are

*

Our experience of health is a certain identity

It is what we make it

Sometimes it’s all we can ever be

Every person exists in their environment

Time and space

Prime time and place is

How our life is spent

We are all one of a kind

Trying to keep pace

Every mind and face 

In my opinion heaven-sent

*

As I arrive at home

With this poem 

I hope you know

Just what I’ve meant

My better half knows

And it shows

But what about the government?

We are fine for a while

Then we’re up against

All of it again

Some folks are way deep down

And may not be found

And what the F is going on for them?

***

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A Better Fate

Everyday here is Go, Go, Go

Day in Day out

Time is all that we know

We work hard for the rest

It just goes to show

It turns out for the best

When kind efforts flow

*

Good plans

And follow through

Working for wellness

Should be all that we do

Don’t work for greed or spite or hate

Work for peace and love and a better fate

**

The day begins

It’s time to go

Weigh in

No doubt

Time to let the world know

Climb out

Nothing suppressed

Every living soul shows

Many try to be best

Some just go with the flow

*

Good plans

And follow through

Working for wellness

Should be all that we do

Take the lead

Or ride along

Don’t wait

Work for peace and love

And a better fate

**

Day rolls along

Soon morning’s gone

And we head into afternoon

Its never too soon

To be perfectly in Love

Consider what you really want to do most

Work with goals that bring peace

So calm moments won’t cease

Mix excitement in these

Day glows more soon

Evening arrives with  the moon

Day turns to night

New day’s alright again

With consideration we stay more in tune

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These rhythms work fast and slow

Breathe in

Breathe out

Time is all that we know

Please take notes

There will be a test

Our results will show 

Life turns out for the best

When kind efforts flow

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Good plans

And follow through

Working for wellness

Should be all that we do

People we meet

Our guides or a mate

Work for peace and love

And a better fate

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What is couth?


What is couth?

You know what I mean?

Can I speak the truth

Or is it too obscene?

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I am going to be

perfectly blunt

This is not just another

publicity stunt

I mean business this time

I’m not F’n around

When we’re on solid ground

I’m going to town

I’m speaking my mind

You will hear the sound

*

You don’t need to get out and push

And Please no more

beating around the bush

This ride is streamlined

If we keep up with the times

They may not always be fast

But you can’t

Rush the cush

If your mind is racing

That’s a bit too much

Strong calm is couth

You know what I mean?

Get in the groove

Like a well-oiled machine

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I’m going to be totally up front

These thoughts are for all of us

while we’re on the hunt

There is no beating time

As the world spins around

Peace, not Lost

Should be found

Only locked doors

Freely pound

Work hard to be kind

And less folks will feel down

*

Best if we all

could keep hearts in touch

Misunderstanding

is truly

Such a crutch

**

Deep inside all can be fine

If we keep calm thoughts

more of the time

This is something that we should discuss

We can’t fuss if it’s plush

Like my mind gets hasty

If I’m out of touch

Kindness is couth

You know what I mean?

Walk a while in their shoes

Don’t stomp them with greed

*

Couth is an angle

A perspective

A tradition

Sometimes accepted by many

Sometimes by just a few

If our world has plenty

We must still keep an open mind

To respect those with less and share any view

Any view that isn’t harmful

No matter how new

In what others do

People are couth

You know what I mean?

Give everyone their dues

So we can grow synergy

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Full of Dreams

Working steady

I know you’re there

So aware

But I can’t really think about it

*

The space that separates us

Is not what it seems

It’s full of dreams

And we can never live without it

*

When I’m close to you

My energy is high

Every day me and you

Meet up in the sky

Every day we are together

Life is so much better

**

Playing hard

I know we’re there

And you care

And I just want to think about it

*

This place that creates us

Is just what it seems

It’s full of dreams

And we can’t even live without it

*

When I’m close to you

Our energy gets high

Every day I’m knowing you

My love can never die

Every day we are together

Life is so much better

**

We all rise into forever

Or sink into the moment

We have the choice

whether or not

To embrace our life with passion

*

Logic and love

Go well together

Leading us further

Into a good life

*

Passion can come from our dreams

Not quite what it seems

Like hidden sunbeams

Winding forest streams

*

Play hard to understand life

Think of love first and

Embrace all life with passion

**

Living the life

You know we’re there

So aware

And I quite often think about it

*

The phase that elates us

Is more than it seems

It’s full of dreams

And we can never live without it

*

When I’m close to you

My energy is high

Every day me and you

Find ways to get by

Every day we are together

Life is so much better

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A Bridge

People make a bridge

to carry precious freight

The river rushes underneath

Calmly vessels wait

This link spins fast turning

like a store’s revolving door

The world opens up and may seem rich

with a natural resource

but there’s a hitch

We must keep connected

Crossing our courageous course

*

People make a wish

And complain if it is late

In privilege some believe

They deserve a better fate

Heads spin fast and turn

Away from more necessary chores

They pillage the world

And may seem rich

with less care at their core

but what they miss is

How we are each connected

Causing consequences

on our own accord

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We do what we think is best

Sometimes

People just don’t care

Truth is that often

We would care for the rest

But we largely remain unaware 

Unable to see

or hear

Past barriers

Sometimes it’s hard to understand each other

In the messages sent

And lessons learned

Our world hinges

on the viewpoints that we discover

*

Pay attention to every angle

To get the best view

We may need to think out of the box

I am trying to make it seem easy

To get the best view

An open vision

Helps us get past the locks

Willing to look at all sides

Helping others to see the same

The banks and bottom are sure guides

But the human perspective is our only frame

*

People build a bridge

To connect to a new place

Sometimes to give them much more peace

Enter a calm head space

The key spins fast turning

At the core resolving more

The world we need opens

and may seem rich

With new moral supports

But if that’s our wish

And we are so connected:

Be cool, keeping calm and considerate

on everyone’s crash course

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Home-Base

Hello sweet friend

Nice to see you again

How long will you be here?

*

Until my day is spent

And I am in my home

My tasty honeycomb

*

What are you doing here?

How come you’re all alone?

*

I thought I made it clear

I’m just another drone

I just go where I’m going

Doing what I’ve been shown

**

Hello sweet friend

Nice to see you again

How long will you be here?

*

Until this poem’s sent

Will you leave me alone?

While I am on my phone?

*

What are you doing here?

Why do you take that tone?

*

I thought I made it clear

I am in my zone

I just know to keep words going

Oh my!

How time has flown!

**

Hello sweet friend

Nice to see you again

How long will as you be here?

*

Until the summer’s end

But I am not a clone

From this year’s earth I’ve grown

*

What are you doing here?

How has your seed been sewn?

*

I thought I made it clear

My colours are my own

My life flows where it is going

My past

Is my backbone

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We are not all the same

But we all work together

Whether we want to or not

We can make it better

Sometimes we need our space

If folks get up in our face

But we can make it through the day

And work to love this place

If we share kind words for Earth

Like a warm embrace

Fist bump or send a letter

The world is

Everyone’s home-base

**

Hello sweet friend

Nice to see you again

How long will you be here?

*

Until I catch the wind

And all the future’s known

Only then will I be going

*

What are you doing here?

A rock that’s never thrown?

*

I thought I made it clear

These words aren’t etched in stone

The sands of time are flowing

And this is my only home

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Everyone’s Feeling

The world is screaming

We can’t be fearing

Every day like it’s our last

I may be dreaming

But my dreams have meaning

Balance the day to get us past

Compassion is reaching

At every chance, reaching

To care for life

As the current moves fast

Push as a team

Work hard

Achieve

Balance everything we do

For everyone’s feeling

Then there’s less questions to ask

*

The world is hardened

Some are starving

Every day could be the last

We share our garden

But my garden’s just starting

To balance the day and get us past

Compassion is reaching

Every chance, reaching

To care for life

As the wind moves fast

Kindness is a seed

Work hard

Believe

Balance everything we do

For everyone’s feeling

It shouldn’t seem like such a task

*

Compassion is reaching

At every chance, reaching

To care for life

Don’t let another moment pass

*

Compassion is teaching

Carefully teaching

To care  for life

Beyond any notion of class

*

Justice is a dream

Work hard

Conceive

Balance everything we do

For everyone’s feeling

The potential of simple consideration is vast

*

The world is spinning

We could be winning

If we live every day like it’s our last

If I’m grinning

Things are beginning to

Balance the day and get us past

CompassIon is reaching

Every chance, reaching

To care for life

As the hours move fast

Persistence succeeds

Work hard

Achieve

Balance everything we do

Foe everyone’s feeling

Reach out with compassion

No questions asked

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Inclusive Patience

I make it through the day

Talk to people all the time

Face to face

I am known

On the phone or on line

I must say

Every day

It has been shown

that I’m prone to being kind

*

It is debated

I am questioned

I am constantly

put on the spot

I am inundated 

Won’t get frustrated

Patience keeps me cool

When I should be hot

**

We may fake it through the day

Talking to people all the time

Face to face

We are known

On the phone or on line

I must say

Every day

No matter what’s shown

I’m full-blown being kind

*

It is debated

I am questioned

I am constantly

put on the spot

I am inundated 

Won’t get frustrated

Patience keeps me cool

When the world does not

**

People that don’t believe in kindness

have lost their mind 

They have let their soul

become detached

But kindness comes back

*

Sure

We have to kick ass

Have a blast

And do what we have to do to get by

But we keep the edge

when we consider

everyone in the process

It’s not even about “Try”

*

It’s about

keeping standards high

Just by default: extra effort

Saying “Hello” and “Hi”

We have to profess

We know less

When we can’t find ways to help out others

*

We can be one

Have fun

Learn how to be less careless

Without protest

For the best interest of all of us

Inclusive patience

Until we’ve won

**

I make it through the day

Talk to people all the time

Face to face

I am known

On the phone or on line

I must say

Every day

Feelings are shown

And I know I’m feeling kind

*

It is debated

I am questioned

I am constantly

put on the spot

I am inundated 

Won’t get frustrated

Patience keeps me cool

When it’s all I’ve got

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Extra Effort

The cold day is made colder

By people who don’t care

I’d say they are oblivious 

But actually they’re aware

*

They refuse to change their ways

Instead they set them fast in stone

They assume that hoarding money is cool

Booting humanity from our shared home

*

Planning for the future

They pack too many bags

Expensive stuff

they’ll never need

while some folks dress in rags

It’s like

Do you really need that item

for that moment

yet you won’t even know when it’s gone

Or do you need

the world that you keep spare

Someone could be using all along?

*

I am guilty too

I don’t want to share all my stuff

But the truth is

Every step I take

I stretch to try enough

All the time

I live in my world aware

And sometimes

enjoy my own intense excess

But by making

that extra effort to care

I help kind folks with less

Avoid some moments of stress

*

I am alive

A hypocrite

I preach all I want

It’s not like that

It’s like this:

Living life the fullest

Doing what we can

Steady enough

Not rocking the boat

Banging our heads to plan

Ready to cast our anchor

down to the deepest base

The water’s surface

High above

An even breathing place

*

Try by default

To stay kind

Keep that goal

locked in our mind

Intentions pure

Shared air refined

Refreshed with one key push

Much less rush

More in touch

And cleansed by time

The world can be a friend

of yours and mine

When we lay it on the line

Come through in the clutch

Build our trust

We are warm by design

Humanity defined

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