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Our Emptiness

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“Trees are poems

the earth writes

upon the sky,

We fell them down

and turn them into paper,

That we may record

our emptiness.”

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~ Kahlil Gibran

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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barren

devoid of

big empty space

nothing to sneeze at

void

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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over extended

exhausted

giving it ones all

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Poem:

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get your head out of the sand
do you think that you’re a one man band
believe that you will never crash land
do you always want more than the Bird-in-Hand*

you’re a wanna be guru, the blind leading the blind
did you ever consider having a balanced mind
to a life below average you have resigned
know that even the sane are one of a kind

for you hope and faith are still achievable
miracles that bring about change are believable
there hasn’t been a soul that was irretrievable
in God’s world there is nothing inconceivable

time to put the ego in its place
name the bad habits you need to erase
give friends and family their needed space
ask a Higher Power for His grace

be willing to say I do not know
don’t believe your own braggadocio
learn to go with the flow
look up, see the rainbow

be kind to yourself, offer lenity
provide for yourself every amenity
hope and faith, a life of peace and serenity
gratitude for having a new identity

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*(also a village in Pa. Amish country)

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ME and the Boss.

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No Talking

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You talk

when you cease

to be at peace

with your thoughts.”

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― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

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Elfje:

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silence

eyes closed

thoughts take time

memories and dreams unfold

peace

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Haiku:     (My way … 7-5-7)

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work the garden in silence

spring thoughts create dreams

flowers and ideas bloom

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Haiku:         (traditional 5-7-5)

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talk grows out of fear

that someone may read your thoughts

disrupt the silence

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POEM:   No Talking

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nature does not need to talk
a universal language espoused
nature displays her artists smock
all of the souls senses aroused

love exists in the silence
talking confounds the moment
feelings masked or showing defiance
hiding the intent like a poet

the small mind can not remain quiet
small talk hides the unfounded fears
trying to be as clever as a Broadway hit
always trying to one up on your peers

talking to oneself can be dangerous
noises to disturb ones serenity
peace of mind need not be adventurous
closing ones mouth can be heavenly

reticence keeps the heart from shrinking
try to quiet the noisy mind
be at peace with your thinking
talk only when you want to be kind.

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ME and the Boss

 

 

 

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