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The Trouble with Peace

Thinking vigilant

On thousands of days

Even when there is mostly peace

In sight

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Surrounding us

Fences to protect us

or them

If we had an understanding

We wouldn’t be

Glaring at the possibility

Of trouble

Like a turn in the road

And oncoming traffic

Or a distant train harmlessly passing

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The world seems so volatile

In thousands of ways

Even when there is mostly peace

In sight

Right here

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Surrounding us

People to protect us

or them

If we had an understanding

We wouldn’t be

Staring at the possibility

Of trouble

Like a well-written code

And oncoming traffic

Or an unbreakable chain

Forever lasting

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The road to the future

Has two sides

And it’s fine

So long as we get there

and

Don’t cross the line

If we can make our turn safely

Or go on straight through

We don’t need to always worry

Or have a negative view

We work hard to beat the odds

and

Don’t sweat the small stuff 

Trouble with peace is there isn’t enough

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In thousands of days

In thousands of ways

Peace is in sight

Within reach, so hold tight

Surrounding us

Confidence protects us

There is no ‘them’

if we have an understanding

We won’t be

Carrying the possibility

Of trouble

Like the heaviest load

And oncoming traffic

That is empty again

And thinking of crashing

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Trouble with peace is there isn’t enough

There’s way too much conflict

We do need to be tough

But we need more compassion

And consideration

Not fierce disregard

No lack of attention

That comes down too hard

No drawing of lines

Unexplained

that confuse

We need a better understanding

Sharing more of our views

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The path to the future

May show or hide

And it’s fine

So long as we get there

And share our fair time

If we live and learn when fate leads

And enjoy some times too

We don’t need to always worry

Or have a negative view

We work hard to beat the odds

Stick together when life gets tough 

Trouble with peace is there isn’t enough

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Our Quotient (Kind Urges)

There’s no holding back

These feelings inside

It’s never easy to wait

And for more seconds hide

With joy to anticipate

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True love always splurges

Every ounce we carry purges

Then the growing hollow soul

Fills again

Overflows and merges

As oceans make us whole

Love’s wave reflects and surges

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There’s no keeping track

Of all of our mind

It’s never easy to rate

Every moment in time

With care we hesitate

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Society converges

A new shared-view emerges

Then the flowing shallow soul

Is found again

Quickly grows and burgeons

As the sky makes us whole

Love’s rain fills us with kind urges

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Kind urges are smashing

No matter how dashing

They can turn out beautiful

Or end up crashing

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Depends on the view

Of society and you

Thunder rolling

And lightening flashing

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Open skies and rolling oceans

We should hide less emotions

Cause no problems

That’s the notion

With true love and soul devotion

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Don’t give people flack

For trying to be kind

It’s never okay to hate

Let calm open your mind

And with patience elevate

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In true love

Only kindness urges

And every move we make emerges

Then the knowing fellow-soul

Connects again

Starts to show in surges

And the Earth becomes more whole

Love’s ground awakens new kind urges

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Kind urges are smashing

No matter how dashing

They can turn out beautiful

Or end up crashing

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Depends on the view

Of society and you

Mountains rolling

And seasons flashing by

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Open minds and rolling notions

We should dig more emotions

Cause no problems

Good life our quotient

With true love and soul devotion

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Flying Colours

It’s not that what you’re doing is wrong

Because who’s to say anyway?

But in order for us to get along

We must work things out either way

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Fight for more causes

You are truly blessed

Cut all your losses

And clash with the rest

When caring for life

Do no harm

Do our best

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This is all just a test

Let’s pass with flying colours

At least more or less

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It’s not that what you’re doing is wrong

Because you’re in charge for the day

But in order for us to get along

We must work things out with what we say

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Fight for more causes

You are truly blessed

Cut all your losses

And clash with the rest

When caring for life

Do no harm

Do our best

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This is all just a test

Let’s pass with flying colours

So we don’t have to guess

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This is all just a test

Sure it is

Do or die

We get another chance

If we work hard to get by

Sharing good intentions

Comes around in eternity

A thought we should learn and see

When we make mistakes

And keep our heart strong

Give love all it takes

Share visions and words

That less people can find wrong

Pass with flying colours

For us to get along

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There may always be something wrong

But who’s to say anyway?

Now in order for us to get along

We must work things out the best way

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Fight for shared causes

Consider who is blessed

Cut all our losses

And clash for the rest

When caring for life

Do no harm

Do our best

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This is all just a test

Let’s pass with flying colours

Live for more

Be wrong less

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This is all just a test

We don’t need to ask why

Make and follow good plans

And work so hard to get by

Sharing good intentions

Comes around in eternity

A thought we should learn and see

Each chance we take

To keep our heart strong

Gives love all it takes

Pure vision and words

That people will never find wrong

Pass with flying colours

For us to get along

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A Mission

Building blocks for the future

Plans piled up from the past

Optimism forged in brighter days

Soul-fire not forgotten fast

Passion for life and the living

We all should learn to share

Some people aren’t so forgiving

Let’s work hard to make them aware

It takes just one kind thought to make a difference

One crucial moment to care

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Say what you want

And think the same

Every thought carries a lot

As they grow and remain

Thoughts can be shared

And lead to many actions

Thoughts can make people well

As we conceive every last one

Realize that a better future

has a lot to do with

our decisions

Like bricks that we build with

Kindness a mission

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One Step at a Time

On the doorstep

A shy little spider

Want some more webs

Can I come inside yet?

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We climb the walls

Or crawl under the floor

And always want more

What the corners are for

The ceilings and halls

The creepy critter crawls

Creating a family

As the future falls

Tightly wrapping us up

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Between the cracks 

Timid creature dives down

The world attacks

The other side of town

While we’re underground

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We climb through rocks

Try to get to the core

And always want more

Beneath the surface

Ignored

Our feelings seem small

The creepy critter crawls

Craving a fantasy

As the future falls

Including all of us

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In such a hurry

To make good things happen

We hope to never worry

I think I see a pattern

It would really help us out

If you share the benefit of the doubt

If you accept our effort

Where will the moment take us?

I think that’s what it’s all about

It is how we take it

One step at a time

Deeper into our mind

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Thinking things out

While we’re hanging around

No shred of doubt

When the sky is our ground

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We climb through thoughts

Flying high for a score

And always want more

In and out through the door

Engine never stalls

The creepy critter crawls

Cradle no fallacy

As the future falls

Sticking to all of our plans

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Raising such fury

To make good things happen

We never have to scurry

If we stick to the pattern

It would really help us out

If we share the benefit of the doubt

If we make the effort

Where will the moment take us?

I think that’s what it’s all about

It is how we take it

One step at a time

Deeper into our mind

Feasible Plan

Falling away from the future

That they had planned for me

Once beaten by words

not deserved

I made my plans long ago

I’m wondering 

but I’m not sure

How they still

Can not see

I made it clear with no fear

Still they think that they ought to know

What is possible for me

And the way it should be

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Pulling away from the past

Finally found understanding

Time created with words

We now observe

I made my plans clearly shown

I’m wondering

but I’m not sure

If they have

Just been seen

Love stays near with no fear

Life should show what it ought to show

What is possible

And the way it should be

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The way it should be

Is no one left behind

No one should be left out

In the search for peace of mind 

The love we have

should

Extend to everyone it can

by Realizing that

Progress together

Is the

Only feasible plan

Anything is possible

A thought that we ought to know

and Understand

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Hauling into the current time

Leaving ways that don’t stand for me

Don’t exaggerate with words

Or throw a curve

Those plans hard as stone

Never wandering

I am so sure

That we can

Still be free

Peace grows clear with no fear

Be sure you know what you ought to know

What is possible

And the way it should be

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The way it should be

Is no one left behind

No one should be left out

From discovering peace of mind

The balance we have

should

Extend to everyone it can

by Realizing that

Including each other

Is the

Only Feasible Plan

Everything is possible

A thought that we ought to know

and Understand

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Staying Aware

When we first came here

We were outside the circle

Maybe we just seemed to be

A little bit too square

Now a key to life that I can see

Something that I find fair

Have fun

Work hard

To keep our mind free

As we calmly stay aware

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Step just past fear

To get by any hurdle

Mind over matter sets us free

In the vision that we share

Now a key to life that I can see

Something that I find fair

Have fun

Work hard

To keep our mind free

Understand more when we care

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What’s your sign?

We’ve crossed the line

Life’s so fine

When it’s yours and mine

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Find peace for everyone

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Get smart

Be kind

Get with the times

So they don’t come undone 

Work hard

Have fun 

and be the one

The one that makes a difference 

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When we first came here

We were outside the circle

Maybe we just seemed to be

The definition of a square

Now a key to life that I can see

Advice that I find fair

Have fun

Work hard

Sharing our mind’s free

When we calmly stay aware

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We stay aware of today

Awaiting the future

And also aware of the past

Aware of the changes

As we take a deep breath

Aware that the day goes by fast

We set our miind free

When we work for our goals

We rejuvenate

When we have fun and play

The best way to connect with

our kind of people

is to share goals as we seize the day

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What’s your sign?

We’ve crossed the line

Days are fine

When they’re yours and mine

*

Find peace for everyone

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Stay smart

Be kind

Lead with good times

When they won’t come undone 

Work hard

Have fun 

and be the one

The one that makes a difference 

*

Step just past fear

To get by any hurdle

Mind over matter sets us free

Like the resources

That we share

Now a key to life that I can see

A suggestion I find fair

Have fun

Work hard

To keep our mind free

We understand more

When we care

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HaveFun

WorkHard

Care more to set our mind free

The key to life is

Staying aware

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Did You Say Magic?

Painting by Lee Matuga

Did you say magic?

We strive for divine functions

To boost our energy

Promote joy

And share exquisite moments

Lives have fallen away from

Kindness and goodwill

Suffering and pain

Derive from avarice

And lack of compassion

We need courage

To bring the balance back

Optimism and empathy

Cascade down mountains of

Faith, virtue and integrity

New Days

Brave colours emerge

As the shadows of winter have retreated

Today is the face of new life

Like a new wave rippling

Past the clouds

To challenge the sordid storms of yesterday

Striking with intense rivulets of life

Unearthing buried dreams

Flourishing in our mind

and in our heart

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Appropriate attire?

We dress for success

But a name itself 

Can rise from battling stress

Clamber to safety

or descend to our calm place

We are never too far from finding our ground again

Bitter days struggling lead to

New occasions

We shine again and at least contemplate peace

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Stare through the protective darkness

Of the trees

Branches of life between us

Shelter eyes

Or fully shade

Days otherwise

Bare to the blinding brilliance of

Our closest star

Life-giving

And healing yet

Dangerous if too direct

Energy flowing

Impossible to live without

Like water and

Our thoughts

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Laughter from above

Joined by a chorus far below

Rumors of change

Echo in the sun’s plans

But from where we stand

Excitement remains sparse

Onlookers still shiver

Fretting unseasonable weather

As if we are unprepared

And make light of the situation

Smiling full-heartedly

And with optimism

Hoping others follow

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Some look down on

Spring flowers

Frown on the significance of

Sharing color

Frilled and flowing shapes

Reach out with the

Serious aesthetics of

Optimism and whimsy

Extend far past the sardonic rumbles of cynical critics

The detrimental frosty grips lose their touch as

Warmth arrives

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Holding fire

And isolating energy

Waves reflect light

Intense like spirit

Through forever changing seasons

Heated vision comforts

Days impacted by neglect

Cold shoulders of the shore

Fade in and out of existence

New days

Trees rise as

Years submersed

Shapes drift

High and low

Bobbing until washed up

Or sinking till the end of time

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Find Heaven Past All Hell

I cannot forget today
Yesterday: Maybe
But the future ahead
Is carried by the river
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All things past
Even those left for dead
Can still strike a note
Make me shake and shiver
Excitement
Good or bad
But now I summon the energy
To bring tomorrow’s joy
For all of us waiting here
We hope life will deliver
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The strangest thing I said
Went right to your head
And I’ll never get to explain how
The river bed rolls
And now the ground starts to move
The skies are shifting for the world we choose
I want to say
One time for sure
I am reaching out to you
I want you to be well
Find Heaven past all Hell
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We can’t forget today
Yesterday is fading
And the future ahead
Is carried by the river
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All things last
Once they get in our head
And can still strike a note
Time, gold or an old wood sliver
Fragments, Good or bad
Cleanse or craft connections
Now I summon the energy
To find tomorrow’s peace
With faith waiting here
We know life will deliver
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The strangest thing I said
Seemed to go over your head
And I’ll never get to explain how
The river rocks roll
And now the ground starts to move
Vast skies are shifting for the world we choose
I want to say
One time for sure
I am reaching out to you
I want you to be well
Find Heaven past all Hell
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Heaven beyond Hell
I thought it would never drop
Future stories to tell
Today must stay on top
I can’t get down
Without the sound
Beauty and movement
The river never stops
I want you to be forever well
The river starts to swell
Taking us straight through
Heaven past all hell
Find Heaven past all hell
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I can’t forget today
All these current changes
And the future ahead
Is carried by the river

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We will never know
How the river rocks roll
Until the river comes flowing through
And now the ground starts to move
Life’s skies are shifting for the world we choose
I want to say
One time for sure
I’m reaching out to you
I want you to be well
Find Heaven past all Hell
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