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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The immediate moment

Is the apex of life

The peak of

Days and nights

The summit of

Sights

and sounds

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The immediate moment is completely unbreakable

Totally inescapable 

We must

just take it all

Now

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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

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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

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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

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No problem here

Nothing to see

I’m climbing a mountain

I will always be free

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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

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No problem here

Nothing to see

I’m swimming an ocean

I will always be free

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I am always me

So in this sense I am free

To think what I want

Whether the world is for

or against me

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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Plan for the new year

Plan for the day

Think of all we’re going to do

And all we’re going to say

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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

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Move all of the Earth

For all it is worth

Spinning on its axis

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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

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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?

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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

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Hey, it’s just me

Why can’t we just be free?

You know I’m trying to help

With some honesty

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Some would claim that

I just rant and rave

They don’t follow my words

They just won’t catch the wave

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When we are at the market

And I see you shopping

I might say, “Hi,”

If it wouldn’t be too shocking

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Hey, it’s just me

Why can’t we just be free?

I’m just another person

That’s all that I can be

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Some would claim that

Kindness is not safe

Even offering kind words

Is not fine in every place

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People are the same

There is no one to blame

We each play our own game

It’s nice when we all win

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People have no shame

We can not always blame

The rules of the game

It’s nice when we all win

Fair and square

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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

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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

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It’s plain to see

Somehow we still are free

When we work harder to win

With our integrity

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Some would claim that

We can not keep pace

They will understand my words

If they can read my face

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People are the same

There is no one to blame

We each play our own game

It’s nice when we all win

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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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Just Be Spontaneous

Some people might think

I am out of my mind

The fact I’m doing fine

Makes their gears grind

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Some people might think

I am over the top

But I am not boring

And I am not sorry

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Everything we plan

Works out to a tee

But I still like to be

Spontaneous

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Some people might think

That I am unkind

Thinking I have

Crossed the line

They must be blind

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Some people might think

That I am a flop

But I am not worried

And I am in no hurry

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Most things I plan

Work out perfectly

And I can still be

Spontaneous

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In a steady mood

It suits us all very well

We answer the question

With what we want

It’s good for us too

Moves us to the next level

With all that we do

Aim to be

Spontaneous

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Is there ever a time

that mood is unsteady?

Just a little bit

How about you?

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With an unsteady mood

It is not a fluid thing

If I am rushed too much

I can’t be who I am

It’s good for me to

Watch all my own levels

Plan another route

Wait to be

Spontaneous

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Some people might think

I’m running out of time

The fact I’m doing fine

Might blow their mind

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Some people might think

That I should just stop

But I’m imploring 

That’s a whole other story

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When can we find the time?

When is our mood ready?

The time is right now

How about you?

Are you feeling steady?

We make it somehow

Let’s

just be

Spontaneous?

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Don’t Fall for the Doom & Gloom

When the world turns into anxiety

Closing in on me

I let it be

Then get my mind to

Set me free

To help me shine through the days

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Don’t fall for the doom

Wake up

Fight off the gloom

Embrace ideas of hope

With thoughts that will roam

And bring peace back to the room

And all of our shared spaces

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When the world causes toxicity

To harm you and me

I must compete

Make great efforts to

Set us free

End corruption and find grace

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What would I do

What would I do if

The world caused anxiety

To close in on me?

I won’t let it be

But get my mind to

Set me free

To take us through hard places

To good days

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Don’t fall for the doom

Dial in

Fight off the gloom

Embrace the idea of hope

With thoughts that will roam

With resilience back

We find true

Peace in our internal personal spaces

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When the world’s inherent toxicity

Aims to harm you and me

I just compete

Increase my effort to

Set us free

End deception to

Set the pace

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Don’t fall for the doom

See through it

Dissolve the gloom

Embrace plans with hope

Extend what we know

Thoughts to

Bring peace back very soon

To all times and to all places

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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Corrosion

Erosion

Crashing in my head

The emotion that is clashing

When I’m left for dead

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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

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Oblivious

For moments

Enough to start a war

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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

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Fear and doubt

Get out

Get out of our minds

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Find courage in time

Bring on joy and love

And no worse

In emotion:

Find today immersed

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An ocean

Devotion

From my heart fast to my head

The emotion surpassing

Everything I said

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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

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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

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Fear and doubt

Should get out

Get out of our minds

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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

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In another moment

Stress may catch us

I still try to feel fine…

More of the time

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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

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In another moment

Stress may reach us

I still try to act fine…

All of the time

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Life changes with

An event

A mood

A feeling

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One false move

And a day

Comes crashing down

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Watch each step we take

On the ground we pound

Stay real and

Make it better…

Through any kind of weather

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Find ways to feel fine

More of the time

We can find a way together

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Blown off

With no immediate use

Treated like a fool

Because they can’t feel

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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

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Grown up

To superficial truths

I don’t make the rules

It’s not my deal

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Thrown off

With no immediate use

Treated cruel

To break my spinning wheel

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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

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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

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With breakthrough moves

Immediate truth

And endurance to prove

This kind of love may dissipate

But won’t forever stay away

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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

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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

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Stone is

No superficial truth

Beneath is a Jewel

That is such a steal

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Hone in

On an immediate use

Treat me like a tool

Functioning to heal

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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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