On a canvas paint
Brushes dipped, color filled tips
Expressed from a heart not faint
Deep resounding tones
Echoing words never spoke
Splashes of reds
Over blackened notes
Silent spaces filled with dread
Demons in the shadows hide
Found as the light shines inside
As the strokes on the canvas sing
A picture begins to form
Contrast eerily screams
Macabre to some
Hideous to others
Beautiful to one
Life is not black and white
Just wanted to share a thought or two.. I was doing some inner exploration and had a realization that I had not written a poem for some time. I found the poem flowed from my inner self and as I wrote the words I thought I may share them here. I rarely write from such a place yet there are some that may appreciate the sentiment I was inspired to express. Raw and uncut (not edited… sorry I just felt like sharing it as it is)
I am in a process of new beginnings and am quite grateful for all of my life’s experiences… especially that shared with my former loves.
Thank you all for being beautiful you!
Nothing is ever as it seems
Dark and light
Clarity in stillness not haste
Never bad never good
I am beautiful
I am focused
I am simple me
You have taken over my mind
Distracted feeling quite sublime
Feelings and thoughts transcending time
Thoughts racing bouncing here and there
Should be focused yet I don’t care
Wish my fingers were running through your hair
As you speak
My knees get weak
Your body in bed I seek
To feel your flesh skin on skin
The thoughts that rage within
With you naked we begin
Passion building bursting free
Your legs wrapped around me
Slowly the rhythm builds
Quivering as your depth you yield
Our bodies melting as it is filled
Clenching squeezing contracting
Your inner works reacting
From the depths of me extracting
Our magical attraction
Distracted by thoughts and dreams
Making love with you on my mind it seems
What a lovely distraction your sweet smile brings
My virtual Valentine
You are on my mind
Can’t wait to meet you in space and time
For the first time since my first kiss… I have no Valentine to share this Valentines Day with. I am a romantic kind of guy and figured I would throw my thoughts out into the Universe and be surprised with what it shares with me! I actually have a lady I desire to make my Valentine she really made me feel so sublime yet I have only just met her and she lives quite a ways away. It may seem kind of … Scary maybe to show up and take her for dinner out of the blue. So I decided to just chill and wrote a poem expressing how I feel. Happy Valentines to you all and my virtual Valentine, maybe next year I may once again have one that is real!
Everything thing is in motion
Dreams planted like seeds from ocean to ocean
What to do next I haven’t a notion
The energy is so thick and dense
Being in alignment it only makes sense
Not to worry about what’s over the fence
I know that things are beginning to grow
Things that are special I truly know
My heart and my mind they tell me so
The work of alignment meditation of mind and heart
Truly the best way to make a new start
Now for the waiting…
The hardest part
Years of learning, implementing and contemplating come to an end and a new beginning. Seeds planted with intent from a place of true body mind and heart alignment. All that is left to do is let it all go water those seeds with love and the knowing that they will grow… Now all one can do is wait for the flowers to grow and then bloom!
It is quite an amazing feeling to know that you have taken the time to plant your seeds in your field of dreams after you have learned from the Masters. Baby steps and positive thoughts are all you can do as you move deeper into the unknown, knowing that something is happening that will make all the efforts worthwhile. Change is sometimes harder than we would think yet the rewards are far beyond what we could ever imagine even if they are not the ones we thought we would receive.
From a chunk of coal to a diamond it is quite a process, I want to say thank you all for being you, diamonds shining bright and beautiful through the darkness we all at times travel through!
Every day is a gift I choose to be Grateful for
Thanksgiving Day is special that is for sure
Where we give thanks even more
Today is a day of love and grace
No matter your religion, creed or race
As we sit down to our meals all over the place
Some say prayers before they eat
Their wonderful meals and their tasty treats
Some choose tofu for their Thanksgiving feasts
Whatever it is that you do this day
I hope that you do it in a loving way
I wish you and yours a day filled with love and joy
On this very special day
I wish you the best where ever you are if you are in a place where it isn’t a holiday or you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving I wish you a day filled with love and grace, in my heart you are with me at my table sharing a meal and some smiles as we express our gratitude and thanks for the gift of life and the love we have in our lives.
Thank you all for being You, and doing all the beautiful things you do! You are awesome and I am quite blessed to be given the opportunity to share this time and space with you. Thank you!
… “The Art of Being You”
I appreciate the diverse ways that people express themselves with me every day
I truly appreciate the smiles they share and the words they say
Every frown and every tear is a gift as well
Colored with emotion in ways I see and hear
Like strokes of a brush on the canvas of my soul
Each one of them I cherish and hold dear
We all express ourselves in all that we choose to say and do
Self expression is the art of being you
As you choose your form of self expression
I hope that you choose to do so beautifully
As you share your masterpiece with me
As you create the master piece that is beautiful you!
Self-Expression is the Art of being you
To me you are a Master, Creating a Masterpiece
Quite a beautiful masterpiece indeed
You are the Beautiful Masterpiece I see
Masterpiece by Picasso
Thank you for being you and expressing yourself
I wanted to share this poem. I am using it as part of a reading for an upcoming Anthology pre reading. The essay and the poem will be in the Anthology when it is released this Spring. I will share them both later in the month via video after the reading Hope you all have an amazing day!
Thank you for being you and for being the positive change our world so needs as you share your love and your smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with!
I thought I would share one of my favorite poems. I rarely share a poem I didn’t write. I however was inspired to share this one as each time I read it, it has a new and deeper meaning I am quite amazed at the simple complexity expressed in this short poem. The Tang Shi is part of one of my favorite sacred texts, “The Book of Changes” I study as I expand my consciousness and my spiritual awareness. There are many lessons we can learn from the metaphors expressed in ancient writings.. We as humanity may have far more technology that our ancestors did even a hundred years ago yet the wheel has been around for about 5000 years. The truth is we have all but forgotten some of the treasures shared with us by our ancestors spiritually and our common desire for tranquility. “Oh to remain on a broad flat rock and to cast a fishing line forever”
唐 詩 Tang Shi – 300 Tang poems
An anthology of 320 poems. Discover Chinese poetry in its golden age and some of the greatest Chinese poets. Tr. by Bynner (en).
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
I — 五 言 古 詩 Five-character-ancient-verse
Tangshi I. 1. (15)
王 維 Wang Wei
A Green Stream
I have sailed the River of Yellow Flowers,
Borne by the channel of a green stream,
Rounding ten thousand turns through the mountains
On a journey of less than thirty miles….
Rapids hum over heaped rocks;
But where light grows dim in the thick pines,
The surface of an inlet sways with nut-horns
And weeds are lush along the banks.
…Down in my heart I have always been as pure
As this limpid water is….
Oh, to remain on a broad flat rock
And to cast a fishing-line forever!
Thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two and thank you for being you! I am grateful for your being the positive change our world so needs by sharing your smiles and sharing your love and making our world a better place for all we share it with.