Monthly Archives: October 2022

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

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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

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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

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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

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The spirit of today

Consumes our souls sometimes

Change can come for the better

It’s now or never

with no compromise

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The spirit of today

To be caring is wise

Constant change can help us see

We need each other

Across all of time

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Bridges

I am counting on the future

Yet only in the moment

Life registers

And the past seems to add up

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All the experiences tell me:

Expect anything

Yes, life

will in some ways be totally logical

We set goals

Work

Achieve or not

Repeat.

Sometimes it gets weird and hectic

Optimism helps

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Sunshine winds

Through the shadows

Colours lead the way to the day

The only thing that matters right now

Is to make it somehow

And that tomorrow we are okay

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Some flowers sit pretty on a table

With some power we remain that stable

The cats are fed

Yet when the dog raises her head

The noise shocks us like

A short-circuiting cable

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Worked from a ladder

as a matter of fact

No papers to push

Or words to retract

For years I climbed

Filling only time and

Daily material reports

*

Exhausted by supervisors

Barely known

by my own cohorts

Words still poured but

Never adored

Working from my core

Really is no chore

Please ask for more!

Don’t forget

The ball bounces in both our courts

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Don’t get me wrong

The past was a blast

Just seems that sometimes

I was made to go too fast

If we can’t keep pace

We are cast aside

I said “This is not a race”

They told me I lied

But to me

We shouldn’t rush work

because rushing is wrong

Even if someone is quicker

Off their cherry-picker

In life we should

all just try to get along

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It seems to me

it’s always go, go, go

That’s alright for a while

but you ought to know

The faster it gets

The faster it’s gone

Okay for some projects

But not for too long

Charge ahead to make progress

For as many lives as we can

Make no mess too big

that it can’t be undone

The best we can do

is to share a bright dawn

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A cool black cat crossed my path

The night goes on forever

In space or if time severs

It leaves at sunrise here on Earth

And daylight is still not cursed

I don’t walk under a ladder

Someone could drop their hammer

I choose to allow a wider berth

I am a better planner

At work when on the wire

I have been admired

Sometimes a real grand slammer

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Meanwhile

as a foreman running lines

And going through some tricky times

I’m leading teams to triumph

Blasting balls off bats

While championing blue cats

Assisted coaching seven cups

Head guy two of nine lives

Can’t forget

My research strives

Distinguished award in these same times

So mental health could learn

It thrives!

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A glowing success

the morning sunshine

Oh sure, it all seems fine

Racing time for the dime

Until for days

We’re paralyzed

Yah, it’s a crime

Maybe our spine

Maybe our mind

For me, both but

that wasn’t in my prime

Now it’s true

I must confess

Supporting folks

turns out best

More or less

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Prime is designed

Achieve

Then find rest

To ourselves, be kind

Feel relieved

When we pass the test

If we believe in harmonies

Weave what we’ve guessed

Into our quest

Conceive life’s wave at it’s crest

Come up for air

with a heaving chest

Retrieve the sky

Kindness harness

And be blessed

With the Earth, our nest

And all our energy:

Apply

Invest

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Invest in Earth

Invest in you

More than in me

And for every life on this

huge planet we

call home to humanity

All we’ve known

And that we plan to see

As far as we can

throw a stone

And it lands freely

By our hand so

truly grand

On open land

or that spans the sea

In the river

if we are inclined

To be free

like a new fantasy

Or a band to be

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By the time I was twenty-two 

Thought I knew

what I was going to do

At university I thought alone

but was not blue

Had some friends to get me through

Some in my head

along with you

Rock music and spirit

Really

Sent me through the roof

Here and there

I doubted truth

At times I seemed too aloof

But there was no proof

I was not that proud

Just had my head in a cloud

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I could still play

And write words forever

Published poetry

Before grade seven

I didn’t manage to make many songs

Not that my dreams were ever

Clearly wrong but 

I never played in a band

My unreal confidence

They couldn’t stand

Lack of form

Was my norm

Ended up

In hospital ten times forlorn

Instead of a dorm

It seemed to be a perfect storm

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But then things changed

I met someone

And became responsible

And a bit less fun

But instead of floods

There came the sun

I left my degree

Without help to run

And became an electrician

Much less superstition 

But I never forgot

A few songs were hot

We jammed and rocked

Just not a lot

Life still shocked

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Love turned away

We had been caught

Words between us

began to rot

We always fought

It was life

No way to always make it work

Then at work was injured twice

With weight and ladders I was hurt

Didn’t matter

Still pushed through

Uni chatter started anew

Research launched

I did that too

Then we parted

Neither sadder

this much is true

Both were gladder

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We were not sad

But the situation became harder

I realized my kids

were much farther

As I lived at my folks

Big change is no joke

I didn’t see it coming

But I soon came to know it

Between the kids but not us

With whom I couldn’t discuss

Some pieces

Of our hearts felt more broke

Years learned to cope

We find thanks for our love now

And we grow it

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A turn of events

As destiny planned out

If true love is meant

It is still not a hand-out

Stars cross and worlds collide

Sometimes they are spanned out

In our life things happen

that forever will stand out

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The past does not haunt me

Instead true love lands now

Life becomes new

With time’s transcendentally-planned route

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The present seems fast

We keep the energy

Grand now

And never boring 

True love withstands doubt

Such love in the future

Will always pan out

We stay adoring

Through hard days

and nights that are stormy

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Today the world launches

Into new territory

If we’ve done our best

For each other

No need to be sorry

I strive for youth and everyone

With my story

At work and in life

I am supporting

It would be great

I implore you

Anyone

Friend, government or wealthy

instead of ignoring

To share your own ways of helping 

that you seem to be storing

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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

Oh My

Oh my

Inspired moments

Steady for many

Pushing to be coping

Ready for anything

Any emotion

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Oh my

Guilty conscience

But I’ve done nothing

Except lie to myself

Like I should have done something different

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Hold it there

These visions are hidden

You have to be kidding

Please tell me

What precisely

is your point of view?

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Oh my

Desired moment

Working for many

It’s like no one knows it

As I try everything

With all my devotion

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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Why are your eyes so blurred

Sharing a fiery red?

I hope today the pain subsides

Wise words

The safest bet

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Calm, kind thoughts

We won’t regret 

And may never be misled

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Wise words

Can tame a strong wild world

and keep it in our head 

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