"I heard what you said, Red.
"You just don't understand, Tan.
"What do you think, Pink?
"Well, what about you, Blue?
"Anything you want to say, Gray?"
"Wait just a minute fellow," said Yellow.
"Don't think I'm being mean," said Green.
"I don't think you're right," said White.
"Colors, colors, calm down," cried Brown.
"Now that is pretty bold," said Gold
"Sshhhh, the author is back," whispered Black.
Rev. Saundra L. Washington, D.D., is an ordained clergywoman, veteran social worker, and Founder of AMEN Ministries. She is also the author of two coffee table books: Room Beneath the Snow: Poems that Preach and Negative Disturbances: Homilies that Teach which can be reviewed on her site. Her new book, Out of Deep Waters: My Grief Management Workbook, is expected to be available soon.
You are welcome to visit AMEN Ministries: Your Soul's Service Station for spiritual refreshing, soul edification, browse our newly expanded mini shopping mall or review our recommended books you may want to add to your personal library.
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Celebrate National Poetry Month With the New Yorker Poetry Bot The New Yorker
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Throwing Weight Into Sound: Kaveh Akbar on Poetry and Power The New Yorker
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"Poetry on the Porch" will host two poets to discuss poetry in the South The Daily Tar Heel
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8 excellent Latino poetry books for National Poetry Month NBCNews.com
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'Don't Be Late for Poetry' Afro American
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High standard of performances at Feis Verse and Poetry Impartial Reporter
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Matwaala seeks to highlight the immigrant experience in verse The Hindu
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Stanley Plumly, Lyrical Poet Influenced by Keats, Dies at 79 The New York Times
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Mazin Mamoory tours France with his rebellious poetry The Arab Weekly
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Lydia Sigourney was a famous poet -- but was she a good poet? Hartford Courant
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As a doctor in the ICU, I sometimes feel helpless. Poetry provides solace STAT
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Review: Kelly Fordon's new poetry is an unsentimental look at marriage and motherhood - Michigan Radio
Review: Kelly Fordon's new poetry is an unsentimental look at marriage and motherhood Michigan Radio
In her new collection of poems, Goodbye Toothless House, Michigan writer Kelly Fordon takes aim at the idealized facade of marriage and motherhood. Ann.
Linda Gregg, award-winning poet of lines like âchiseled marble,â dies at 76 Washington Post
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Interview: Judith Viorst, Author Of 'Nearing 90' NPR
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A young poet shaped by religious language The Christian Century
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A Conversation With U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy Smith NPR
To kick off National Poetry Month, NPR's Korva Coleman talks with the nation's two-term poet laureate about the importance of poetry during divisive times.
The Universal Notebook: The art of poetry The Forecaster
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Poetry spot: 'His Gun Shooting, a Vigilante' by Sylvia Chan AZCentral
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Poetry at work strategy+business Today
The brilliant poet Wallace Stevens spent his career in the insurance industry. To what extent did these two aspects of his life nourish one another?
Linda Gregg, award-winning poet who explored love and loss, dies at 76 Los Angeles Times
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Hanif Abdurraqib and Morgan Parker Chat Poetry and Blackness in America VICE
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#NaPoWriMo: 10 poets from India who are embracing (and excelling at) National Poetry Writing Month - Scroll.in
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This April, like every year since 2003, is bringing us some fantastic daily poetry. Here are 10 poets worth following.
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San Jose students give new meaning to âtrashy poetryâ The Mercury News
Inspirational verses written by the 20 student winners of the "Litter-ature" competition are being installed on 500 trash cans in the city.
Poetry Night at COS April 25 - News Siskiyou Daily News
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Five Cambridge poets will see their work imprinted on the sidewalk this fall The Boston Globe
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Ann Cannon: Poetry recommendations for the kids in your life Salt Lake Tribune
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A Young Poet, a Mysterious Stranger and an El Salvador on the Brink of War The New York Times
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Reviews: Four collections of poetry: Lee Ann Roripaugh, Ilya Kaminsky, Ed Bok Lee and Freya Manfred - Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Five Poetry Collections you should read for National Poetry Month Student Life
s many college students know, April is the penultimate month of the academic semester. But a more importantly and less commonly known fact is that April is.
In age of fast Twitter fame, these poets work in slow obscurity. They're on to something. - NorthJersey.com
In age of fast Twitter fame, these poets work in slow obscurity. They're on to something. NorthJersey.com
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Avant-garde literary festival hits Dublin The Irish Times
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âA golden age of poetry and power of which this noondayâs the beginning hourâ¦â - Ukiah Daily Journal
âA golden age of poetry and power of which this noondayâs the beginning hourâ¦â Ukiah Daily Journal
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Let us make poetry a 'Feast of April' in our classrooms: Ramnath Subramanian El Paso Times
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Renowned Poet Joins Georgia Tech Poetry Department Atlanta Jewish Times
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Deaf poet Raymond Antrobus wins Ted Hughes award BBC News
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âTerrariumâ: A debut poetry collection that is therapeutic, nuanced and bursting with wisdom - Scroll.in
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Poetry round-up: McCarthy delights with second collection in two years The Irish Times
Plus new poetry from Julia Copus.
In David Bakerâs nature poetry, devastation lurks always in the background The Washington Post
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Local poet remembers Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon at event Concord Monitor
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The best recent poetry â review roundup The Guardian
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Stanley Plumly, Md. poet laureate who wrote of nature and memory, dies at 79 Washington Post
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Jammin' for poetry: Students perform prose Eagle-Tribune
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A Poet and Essayist Meditates on the Deep Roots Binding Humans and Trees The New York Times
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North Carolina Poetry Society announces annual contest winners Richmond County Daily Journal
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Photos: RenÃ©e Adams leads Del Ray poetry walk Alexandria Times
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An excavation of voices from Tuamâs Mother and Baby Home in poetic form The Irish Times
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Petaluma poet Forrest Gander wins Pulitzer Prize San Francisco Chronicle
Petaluma poet Forrest Gander can now call himself a Pulitzer Prize winner. Gander, who earned his master's in creative writing at San Francisco State University ...
5 YA Poetry Audiobooks Read By the Author Book Riot
Poetry is meant to be read aloud! To celebrate National Poetry Month, enjoy these five YA poetry audiobooks, all read by their authors!
Poetry at McLeod returns on Sun. April 28 with activist poet Glenis Redmond Charleston City Paper
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The Poetry CafÃ©: Feeding mind, body and soul for 11 years | The NC Triad's altweekly - Triad City Beat
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Author Brad Buchanan is recovering from trauma through poetry and prose Stockton Record
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On poetry, tradition, risk-taking, and colonial barbarians Al Jazeera English
A conversation between Indian poet Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee and Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish.
In his nature poetry, earthly devastation lurks always in the background The Daily Herald
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MFA Instructor Kwame Dawes Wins Prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for Poetry Pacific University
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Poet Hanif Abdurraqib Discusses His Writing Process NPR
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Fourth graders dig into pop music and poetry at CU Boulder CU Boulder Today
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Poetry celebrated at Carnegie event The Turlock Journal
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The Poetry Of An X-Ray Science Friday
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Petaluma poet Forrest Gander, awarded Pulitzer for reflections on loss, embraces brighter new chapter - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Petaluma poet Forrest Gander, awarded Pulitzer for reflections on loss, embraces brighter new chapter Santa Rosa Press Democrat
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Linda Gregg, Poet of Taut, Vivid Verse, Is Dead at 76 The New York Times
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Acclaimed poets to headline Nottingham Poetry Festival West Bridgford Wire
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Poetry aplenty at national competition Winnipeg Free Press
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TUSCALOOSA 200 MOMENT IN HISTORY: First Poet Laureate Tuscaloosa News
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These students found rhythm, art and joy through poetry Miami Herald
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Three Poets Who Find Meaning, and Material, in Lived Experience The New York Times
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Petaluma poet sur-prized by Pulitzer KGO-TV
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The Poet Family Who Were Icons of Spanish Nationalism The New York Times
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Muskingum graduate to speak on campus Canton Repository
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I WANTED TO SAY IT WITH A BUNCH OF FLOWERS A CARD WOULD HAVE SUFFICED.I WANTED TO SAY IT WITH A PACK OF SWEETS A' HI' WOULD HAVE SUFFICED.
Life is a Fantasy
LIFE IS A FANTASY!A pink-eyed rabbit, fuzzy whiteHops in bedrooms filled with frightA child of six with much to knowHer father's basest feelings showShe knows of LOVE, only through himHe satisfies his every whimHe leaves, she wipes himfrom her chin!Her mother NEEDS to see the bestHe answered her God requestTo have a roof to comfort bringA yard where all the birdies singTell me how she could really knowWhat source for learning could she go?Her mother regularly beaten if not worseThe cycle of violence - a woman's curseConflicting visions, dependenciesOne can endure many idiosyncrasiesShe could not make him defendant beDenial, avoidance? she disbelievesThe rabbit hides beneath tall trees.At thirteen a step-grandfatha'Finds a well-trained girl that oughta'Do what powerful men requestNever knowing what is bestAnd run away she does at lastFreedom can be such a 'blast'A rabbit's foot upon a chainThe FANTASY her 'safe' domainHow long in life must it remain?To protect her from these menWho always for her lips, do 'yen'A state trooper in Tennessee Like every other man does see Her lips so full and luscious red Through the bars, not in a bed.
Sleep, Dreams, and a Poem
The Incubus' Flash-lightHe looked inside my head And found a dreamHe didn't like-;As I looked back at him, I found an incubus Shinning a light(and stole this poem from him-last night).Thoughts: Dreams and Poetry: in dreams we let go of our inhibitions; in poetry we write them back out.
There are many times I set up barriers and walls, invisible unless you come too close, And then you hit them.You wonder what happened.
Three Poems: The Monkey Man of Lima, Plus Two More
What Hides behind the Minute?What hides behind the minute? It seems, no one really knows; How many times will we wakeup, To count the minutes gone?The rose was dead when I arrived; The sword, was rusty and dull; The window curtain was open, And there was music in the hall.Oh lovely minute, where art thou? One, is not like the other-: Whirling in an earthly orbit, As the boundless world discovers.
The Dead God of Copan (in English and Spanish)
English VersionAnd the Death God said: "Let it rise to its glory in the Rio Valley-for a season; then let it be gone, we shall call it Copan?"Prologue: Empires come and go, liken to cosmic events, or the storms around the world: Atlantis, Mu, Greece, Persia, Rome, the Inca Nation, and even the great Maya heroic times of Copan, in Central America. All came and all left, one way or another; now just dust and artifacts in the spiral of time.
Opposites Do Attract Quite Well
When I am climbing up, you are stepping down. When I wear a smile, you wear a frown.
Kafka lands resurrected in Crewe deposited by a silvery alien craft, And whilst he is wondering what to do He is asked to show his pass Or pay an instant one off fine At a cash dispenser of his choice And they are checking all the time On his irises face and voice.And of course they find that he is not, They discover he just cannot be there, Although he seems as if he is visible, And has hands and toes and hair, If he is not on the Great Data Bank, He plainly and simply cannot be, He is not listed and he is not ranked He is surely not like you and me.
Lima, City with the Stretched out Wings [In English and Spanish]
Lima, City with the Stretched out WingsIt's an ink-black night: no stars: a moon in sightJust dots of: red, green and white-white lightsAs the plane descends, descends, slides down On the long-drawn-out-spun-out lingering city of lights Uneven as a crumbled cake, lit up like a Christmas tree-The sleepless city, with its stretched out wingsStretching from the mountains to the sea- Winding through the valley's, forests, and streams Stretches, stretches its naked wings-endlesslyAs,I'm descending, down, over and around the city (descending, descending, and sliding to the ground)The city with stretched out wings-and endless lights Down, behind, around, the ground, it's immune to me I'm just part of its evening, a baptism in its inky seaInvisible people: cats, dogs, birds, and rats-infiniteUncountable: dots; streams of lit dots, dot-lights; People: walking, talking, sleeping, eating by the dots People: waiting, killing, robbing, praying, by the dotsFor tomorrow, tomorrow and another tomorrowThey say-:you are ruthless, and I know this to be trueAnd they tell me you have thieves and murders-And this, I dare say-but shall-is also true, very true But show me a city to the contrary of eight-million-? I shake my fist and say: '?show me! But no one does'So alive, so brave, with strong and hungry hearts;I say, show me one that sings in poverty and smiles Prove me one that celebrates year-round of its heroes Show me painters that are as good-that sell on streets-As good as: Picasso, Dali, Rembrandt, and Yang YangAnd that welcomes the world with stretched out arms-Show me all this, or some of this, and I will say no moreWith this,I descend to its streets, its crowed winding streetsAs well as, to its neighborhoods with dust and soiled air, And hear the laughs of the children; the dogs on roofs Sights of the shoe-shiners: men and boys, in the parksAnd the numerous food carts; -- musicians, paper sellersAnd with its naked featherless wings, covering all-My Lima, Peru with its renowned Cathedral:Golden yellow with towering crowns, andWithin its plaza-square, a water fountain-celebrated.Under its sins, with its wrinkled aged men, lovely women,They all stand tall and bow to its Inca history, its glory- Its world that once ruled all, like the Roman Empire,Like the American Dream, they were the noble, the kingsAnd now, from drudgery and toil, sweat and strive, all, all Grinding, grinding away, each and everyday, lover of the, King of Kings: Jesus Christ-this is the Lima I know today; a mighty ship that has already sailed the seven seas, now resting!?Spanish VersionLima, La ciudad con las alas extendidas Translated by Rosa PeñalozaEsta es una noche oscura: no estrellas, ni luna a la vistaSolo puntos: rojo, verde y blanco-luces blancasMientras que el avión desciende, desciende, bajando A la larga-extendida-plana persistente ciudad de luces Plana como un panqueque, encendida como un árbol de navidad-La despierta ciudad, con sus alas extendidasExtendidas desde las montañas hacia el océano Zigzagueante a través de los valles, bosques y riachuelos Estirando, estirando sus alas desnudas-interminablesMientras,Voy descendiendo, abajo, por encima y alrededor de la ciudad (Descendiendo, descendiendo, y deslizándose a la tierra)La ciudad con las alas extendidas-y luces interminables Abajo, Abajo, detrás, alrededor, la tierra, es inmune a mí Sólo soy parte de esta noche, un bautizado en su oscuro océanoInvisible: gente, gatos, perros, pájaros, y ratas, infinidadIncontables: puntos, riachuelos de luz, puntos de luz; Gente: caminando, conversando, durmiendo, comiendo bajo los puntos de luz Gente: esperando, matando, robando, rezando bajo los puntos de luzPor mañana, mañana y otro mañanaEllos dicen--:Tu eres implacable, y yo se que esto es verdadY ellos me dicen tú tienes ladrones, y muertes-Y esto, me atrevo a decir, que esto también es cierto, muy ciertoPero muéstrame una ciudad de ocho millones contraria --? Sacudo mis puños y digo: "?muéstrame," pero nadie lo haceTan viva, tan valerosa, con corazones fuertes y hambrientos:Digo, muéstrame una que canta en pobreza, y sonríe Pruébame una como esa, que celebra alrededor del año a sus héroes Muéstrame pintores tan buenos-que venden en las calles-Tan buenos como: Picasso, Dali, Rembrant y Yang YangY que recibe al mundo con extendidos brazosMuéstrame todo esto, o algo de esto, y no diré masCon esto,Desciendo a sus calles, atiborrada, zigzagueantes callesAsí como su raro vecindario con polvo en el aire Y oigo la risa de los niños, los perros en los techos Vista de los lustrabotas, hombres y muchachos, en los parquesY los numerosos carros de comida, músicos y vendedores de periódicosY con su desnuda y desplumadas alas, cubriendo todo-Mi Lima, Perú, con su renombrada catedral:Amarilla dorada con su coronadas torres, yDentro de su plaza cuadrada, una celebrada piletaBajo su piel, con sus arrugados ancianos, tiernas mujeres,Todos ellos parados altos, y reverenciando a su historia inca, sugloria- Su mundo que una vez gobernó todo, como el Imperio RomanoComo el sueño de América, ellos fueron los nobles, los reyesY ahora de pesadez, y esfuerzo, sudor, lucha, todos, todos extenuados, fatigados, este y cada día, amantes del Rey de los Reyes: Jesucristo-esta es la Lima que conozco, hoy; un poderoso barco que ya navegó los siete mares, ahora descansando?Author/Poet Dennis Siluk, web site: http://dennissiluk.
Write Your Way to Fame
Have you ever thought about how nice it would be to see your poem discussed in the New York Times? Think you have what it takes to become a famous poet? Well the unfortunate truth is that no one has what it takes to be a famous poet. Here's a little exercise: Name the most famous contemporary poet you can think of.
Two Poems, with Figurative Language
Says Mr. Dennis Siluk, when asked to review his poetry somewhat, for he hesitates all the time when I ask him to so; I can tell you.
Ode to: The Ice Maiden of Ampatos Summit [now in: English and Spanish]
Dedícate to Antonio Castillo. L.
A Hundred and Fifty Dead [Korean War--l952]
There I sat, ninety-five degree weatherOutside; the bookstore café, was cool.An Old Timer stood by me, explaining:"There were two-hundred of us on the Island,Near North Korea, back in '52-We guarded 16,000-prisners?"All of a sudden, all hell broke looseThree-hundred North Koreans cameOver the bob-wired fence, in pursuit"It all happened in a matter of secondsThe machineguns killed 150-of themThat's all I saw in the war of '52.
Take some time to stop and look at nature. Pick up a rock or two and think about where it might have started out and what it might have gone through to end up where you found it.
Famous Poets Quotations - Top 30 Poetry Quotations by Famous Poets
"For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history."-- Aristotle"Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders, that he is a literary aristocracy of one.
Three Love Poems [all wicked]
Advance: Mr. Dennis Siluk's poetry can have its fire-hearted twists: as with 'Lovers'.
Publishing Your Poetry
If you are serious about seeing your work published by reputable publishers, there are a few points you should consider. Firstly and most obviously, you need to determine if you have poetry worth publishing.
Arizona Blue--Gunfighter: The Wolves Nest [Chapter One of Seven: The North]
[Episode Five]Arizona Blue-GunfighterThe Wolves Nest-in the North[Episode Five]Northern Minnesota Area-Winter of 1877Chapter One of Seven: The NorthThe area was known as Pigs Eye [St. Paul, Minnesota]; Northfield was a little more notorious since Jessie James robbed the 1st National Bank, in September of last year, and more to the West.
Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide
The light of all eternity shines with me now / My feelings light up my life / How I find my way is determined by them / They illumine my path and show me who I amWhen I was young, I felt so many things / Then came the day when I could not stand the pain / My world was chaos then, filled with sorrow and grief / So I closed up to protect that fragile Self withinYears would go by before I could open again / I was forced to by circumstances beyond my control / Life dealt me blows which I later recognized as my own / To awaken me to that sorrow deep within my SoulI worked hard to find my way back to the Light / To that place within where I could feel once again / There my Heart shone forth with a brave face / And shed light on all that I had concealedNow I see how I closed that tender-hearted Self / How I froze in the face of my destiny / Troubles swirled around as a constant source of grief / And I fell to sleep out of fearI am awakening now to the deep void within / Where I've stored all those troubles and pain / I fight my way back to that center once again / So I can come forth completely and be trueMy life moves forward as of this day / When I committed to finding my true Self / I've engaged all manner of demons on this journey / To return to that Source deep insideI wish for life to fill me now and bring all it can / I am thirsty for experience and for growth / I want lavish riches from my Soul to fill me / So that I can truly enjoy all that I beholdThis work is sometimes difficult as I have learned / But no more than any task requiring Love / This journey enriches me with its purpose / And fills me with Life and SoulThis is my gift to myself, my own holy Soul / To have, to hold and to behold / This Heart that bled is now healing its wounds / And can prosper again from what Life bringsLet there never be a return to where hurts cramp me up / And fill me with bitterness and pain / I am awake now, yes, and can move ahead / To appreciate all that Life has assignedOh glory to you, my Sweet Soul, for coming this day / I thank you from the bottom of my Heart / We two can sing together the praises of Love / That take us forward on this journey through timeNever let it be said that one so deserving / Could not find his or her way Home / All whom will follow shall see this Light in turn / And know that their journey can be wonI take you with me now, my Sweet Soul / For you are here in my hands / Where I can behold you / And together, we can be so bold"Move on," you say to me. "Move on, my love / The Light wishes for us to do so" / And my Heart sings with the possibilities / So that "Yes" is the answer I can render with easeMy Heart is filled with Love and joy in this moment / Knowing that I am with you, my Soul / My feelings tell me you are there and always were / Till that sleep came over me earlier onBy awakening to your touch do I know You / And find my own truth there in your eyes / You show me through Love what my purpose can be / I am inspired by this attentive designI am pleased we are here together, in this life / I am pleased that our love is so strong / For now I can reach you, my Sweet Soul Sublime / When you call to me from deep within my HeartI have your answer Dear, and know this to be true / That you and I are forever to be born / In this life or another, we join with each other / And We Soar .
Two Poems Written During Recovery
Since my wife and I are moving, or preparing to move, we've been going through our things as most people must, to prepare for the new location, and in doing so, I found two poems, ones I wrote in 1990, now 15-years old, never published, and so I'd like to publish them today. I was a heavy drinker up to 1984 (some twenty years drinking), when I quite, and so these poems must have something to do with it, a slight reflection perhaps.
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