Poetry

April is Poetry Month

Art is what makes us human. It defines us as unique from the rest of the animal kingdom because we can conceptualize and contemplate something that another has created. Art inspires us, it reminds us of our vulnerability and our own mortality. It stirs our emotions and stokes the fires of our hearts to continue, to endure, to have compassion, to be kind.

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Helplessness

Sometimes I get to wondering how I can win this fight. When all I seem to gain from it all is another sleepless night. I am so ingrained in myself. It’s a wonder I learn at all. For the sake of my mental health. Please pick me up should I fall.

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Acknowledgement

“Hello world.” She said with a smile. Rested her hands on her knees. Drew a breath and then while she sat still the world paused, got bigger and then everything slowed. She exhaled. And then did it again.

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For Frank

I wrote this after a workshop in which the above mentioned looked absolutely wretched, miserable and to be honest near tears. My heart went out to the soulful honest fellow though I didn’t have the bravery to give it to him. I hope he likes it should I get the guts.

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Dreaming a Life

If life is a rat race then I want to lose. If it’s do or die then I want to choose. If love is the answer then I know it all. I’ve seen the forest for the trees and no it ain’t that eas-y to explain….

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Random Quotes ::

"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

~ Ansel Adams"

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July 8, 2014