Forgiveness

She Has Done Her Part, Coconut Cup

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Forgiving

SHE HAS DONE HER PART

The cherry tree
has sprinkled the street
and showered the sidewalk
with her seeds..
now it is human's part
to gather them from
these vulnerable areas..
and scatter them
where they can grow
in safety
Why did God make the
seeds round and stonelike?
that the pressure of
crushing feet
be distributed evenly
.. on the protected fire

COCONUT CUP

I want a cool drink
said the little boy
to Mother Earth
..she gave him

watermelons and coconuts

I want to be able
to drink it in a cup
he said
so she gave him coconuts

Author's Notes/Comments: 

to the people of Lyme
Connecticut

The world needs
zillions of trees
to stabilize the weather.
The equatorial rainforest
is 70 degrees while
temperate zone
desert can be 130 degrees
..

Reforesting the world
1. eat the products
of trees, vines, bushes
  and plants
2. plant trees
3. cancel daily newspaper
  .. get it on the web
4. use 100% cotton
  or rice or other
  less treekilling paper
5. install a water
  spray in the bathroom
6. buy food in
  bulk (fruit is
  packaged by Mother
  Earth)
7. stop mowing
http://www.egroups.com/messages/nomow/119

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In The Valley

Un uncertain countenance: light shines

Around his fertile eyelashes, a frown or

A positive gesture amid the murmur,



"We have no home in this valley

We are guzzled in the wind".



Shall we come out of the mire, acting

victors, chanting songs to the Savannah?

We need flowers in our hands

To adorn the bright moon.

When Candles in our round-tables burn

We shall mend breaches of the past.

We shall have our children embrace

Calling each other by names.

Then, laughter from our conscience

Bursting loud like echoes in the savannah.



See, among the rubble, the spluttered humankind

It awaits our hands to regather its halo.

Let us embrace, pressing palms, touching souls

Of the dark-hearted - Let us give ourselves

Hands of comradeship, rekindle the flames

To a bonfire! Let us come together.

Our solidarity shall heal our sceptic wounds.

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*Short Poems Of Forgiving 3

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*Short Poems

 

 

 

*1
Niagara Falls: Two branches of the same river of God approach a cliff. Rocks cause the foes each other diametrically to oppose. As they roar
over its side, unhurt they emerge as one, some drops rising as mist to bless riparian trees.
*2
The sandalwood tree gives fragrance to the killing lumberman.
The pine in fire warms those who have slain her.
The cow gives calories, albeit toxic, to those who have murdered her.
*3
In Luke we are told "Her sins, which are many, are forgiven" What of the opposite... those who are the greatest forgivers? those who humble us all with their willingness to release the past?
*4
Beach footprints by high tide erased. Snow footprints by the sun melted away without a trace. With the pulling of the switch, metal filings are released. So do the forgiving melt transgressions.
*5
Like myriad snowflakes entering a tropical sea are the attacks of temporary foes upon your royalty.
*6
Embezzled heart, can you forgive the guzzling bee who has taken all your nectar? "He knew not what he did", young little bee.
*7
Long ago, his forgiving Lord turned his 30 pieces of silver to eternal gold.
The moon shattered silver into shards in the shallows and upon the seashore
But they've been gathered into One by the Resurrecting Morning Sun!
*8
The spouse saw his love entangled with another.... instantaneously demonic alchemy turned
love into hate for his lover. But slowly in time he let go... of the scarlet dye which had colored
the waters of his soul.
*9
When one can flow into his foe and witness his most bright soulglow
then love replaces the wavering of to and fro
*10
The tree's leaf plumes dangle with plums.. even for plutocrats
*11
As the sun poured into her niches and naves and her coves and her caves Mother Earth cried "You violate me!" But weeks went by
and she spied April's apricot apron and apple blooms
and then she exclaimed "You violet me!"
*12
The river tarries not over the stones of karma. To seaward joyfully running is her destiny's dharma
*13
When the pond was smashed by his clenched fist..it became a cradle rocking for little fish.
Anger is the ore for lovegold.
*14
The frozen daggers of unforgiving icicles.. shine in the light but it is the orb of forgiveness
.. the miracle point at the tip where the icicle drips which most clearly reflects the sun
*15
Crocuses are blowing with the news..crows are crowing it and frogs are croaking it..
A most sacred place in all Creation is the forgiving ground of Bosnian Serb & Croatian
*16
There are signs of the tide's inrush as the gulls come closer..as the sound of wavelave lapping brings peace.. and in the waters of the heart is a subtle seachange
*17
As two negatives when multiplied a positive make.. former foes who seek each others' good
cause miracles forth to break
*18
God looks on error as a mother looks on a toddler's fall* .. or on her 4 year old child's making mudballs or like the sun gazing upon sour fruit soon to be sweet*.. or upon a blow which releases water from ice freeze
*19
If you do now your heart unlock I promise in the future I will knock
*20
Does God look upon a broken vow as on a river not clinging to bough?
*21
Within the sheath are bright seeds containing future gold fields of corn
Just so grow joy's bright kernels inside the husks of cruel scorn
*22
The blue paint of the third eye cannot be chipped away..The blue eraser of the 3rd eye
cannot be overlaid. It cancels all mistakes of the past.. all dark portraits
*23
The seas do not record the weedcleaving swords of the unknowing oared.. nor does the heather neath highland mist seek to remember the heavy tread
which for wee moments crushed her violet head
*24
The river has changed in this second.....some of him has emptied into the sea.. some is being renewed by waterfalls in headwaters
*25
As a sword has the illusion it slices the sun's beams
so do the unforgiving have the illusion they have been harmed.
*26
Melt away now Valjean's pursuers, who had chased him through Parisian sewers.
Now he lets go litigious suers... for his soul and heart are newer
*27
She the sea.. receives red hot lava and transmutes it into green glass jewels.
She the listening compassionate ear turns anger into love.. with every word she hears.
*28
You cannot see how he is changing. He is a growing baby eagle with an unmoving shell
and within him does unseen the force of Godlove swell. He is water melting within
the towering iceberg spires He is coldform becoming formless through the touch of GodSunFire.
He is the April apricot leaf ready to unfold .. which will calyx the fruit as it turns to gold
*29
The clarified waters of Snowdrop Lake form from melted hexagonal snowflakes.
The heart unfrozen with new love flows as new soulspace does forgiving make.
*30
First of the year snow had covered everything muffling harsh noises
softening ravine chasms with its silent anthems of peace.. its flags of quiet grace... Its visible amnesty, tangible absolution,.. muffling division.. resurrecting purity and forgiveness
*31
The sun came across an unreceptive clod who would not receive her beams.. She began to withhold 1 of her infinite rays from this dirtball..
but decided this was silly... and began to shine again.. universally in directions all.
*32
Lot's wife, we were told, looked back and became a pillar of salt. Those who cannot forgive become as bitter as salt.

 *33

Birds have oerleapt the sea oarcleft. But she has
not been harmed
Bee has petals of clover cloven but she has not been harmed

*34

The butterfly does not look back to the cocoon of caterpillar.
*35

Will I ever be like the peony which responds to storms
heavensent by gifting all with her scent?
*36
She the sea receives red hot lava and transmutes it
into green glass jewels. She the listening compassionate
ear turns anger into love. (to Lois Lichty)
*37

Thank You for Your descent Spirit Dove with Your transforming touch of Love in the heart of each
killing general and judge, prosecutor and gov
*38

Some day the acacia leaves will forgive giraffes
and in the presence of koala bears bamboo shoots will laugh

*39

"Snowmen drop unassembled from the sky" *
some created by sculpting child's play
.. their life models men frozen into cruelty by
pain

 *(said the anonymous email..)

* 40

Of our past transgressions..the Divine Wind away blew prints and the Sun made reality of wish blue prints

*41

Of our past transgressions..The Divine Wind away blew prints and the Sun made reality of wish blue prints

*42

Nondualists who think that God is the only Doer..
believe that only God is guilty and whom they need forgive.

*43
Entities who the dark path represent do forgiven images
re-present. These shadows scurry away
when the Name of God is present.

*44

The hanging ice daggers slowly drip drip drip
and one by one they do drop until finally the last
one.. melts and plops..some day .. it will be dewdrops

*45

 She often had to plant grass seed where her volcanic explosions had occurred

 *46

Dracula was running from the dawn.. on vines he tripped
and by temple dogs was trapped.. and found as the
sun rose that he too by Sunlove was tanned

 *47

 It is easier to edit what is written on paper than what is carved in stone.
Easier still to edit what is written on sand or water.

Harder are harsh words spoken to erase and with proof of love them replace.

 *48

 It's harder to forgive animal vivisectors, those who

  peddle toxic drugs rather than telling people animal fat causes heart disease
 monger killer drugs rather than informing that homocysteine in meat causes Alzheimer's
push killer drugs rather than telling people uric acid in meat causes arthritis

 advertise killer drugs rather than reporting that acidic meat causes ulcers

 *49

 Unforgiving.. a desire for redress can become the soul's vengeful red dress

 *50

 His storm in the fruitladen tree released her needed grace gifts earlier

 *51

 As swords of lightning cannot cleave the sky the personality
cannot harm the Godsoul outside of which it lies

*52

Four elements:

 God's water washes away transgressions.
God's fire burns errors to ash.
God's earth buries mistakes.
God's air blows them into fragrant zephyrs.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONGER POEMS

 

FORGIVE THE AGENTS

 

To understand an agent is to forgive him or her. Some were threatened physically
  or their loved ones threatened.
Some were released early from
  jail in exchange for services.
Others had hearts' desires for
   money, addictions, a person
   etc dangled in front of them

 

 

 

CONNECTING THE SYNAPSES

 

When Kissinger declines to hunt boar with Brezhnev
but arranges the bombing of Vietnamese.. this is a disconnect
in the chambers of his heart

 

When Churchill directs his butler to put a ladybug outside,
yet bombs millions of civilians.. this is
a disconnect in brain synapses.

 

When Hitler directs that animals be freed
from the Berlin Zoo during the bombing
but starts a war which kills 55 million.. this is a blockage
in his soul.

 

Howard Zinn speaks of the disconnect
of bomber pilots who cannot
hear the screams, smell the blood
nor see the limbs being blown
off .. as they are 30,000 feet up

 

When people stand in freezing cold
for peace.. and then go home
to dead bodies on the dinner plate
this is a disconnect

 

When teachers show their
cooking classes graphs
of animals divided into
steaks.. it is a disconnect

 

All these illustrate the disconnect
of distance.. they cannot kill
whom they know but can
objectify beings they do not know  

 

This ethical lapse
is an unplugged synapse

 

 

 

RADIUS RIVER

 

The radius river
moved..
fanning into a delta
before becoming
the circle sea

 

FEMORAL

 

On pot he looked down
at the chicken bones
femoral
of innocent birds
with lives so ephemeral
and decided from the
moment of that day
to attempt nonviolence
in every way

 

RELEASE

 

When her pluto ruled
underground springs
upwelled into Sagittarian
joy geysers
she was able to forgive
Nazi children of the Kaiser

 

TREE TEMPLE ROSEBUSH RIGHTS

 

To destroy a present temple is akin to pulling
down a living tree... to resurrect old rocks..
...or to a psychopath killing
an 'illegitimate' child..

 

Jan had a vision of Catholic nuns watering
the roses on Hitler's grave. Rosebushes have rights, even if they are woven of the flesh of the body of Hitler.

 

PUPPETEER

 

Those who believe God is the only
Doer
believe that the Puppeteer punishes
His puppets.

 

FORGIVING MYSELF FOR UNCONSCIOUSNESS

 

In the days before 1968
I stood for peace
but sat down to violence
.. vigiled for an end to war
and dined on blood turned juice.

 

UNIVERSAL

 

his posts were
usually off topic
and quite misanthropic
but they forgave him
and invited him back
to their paradise in
the tropics

 

VICTORY OVER TIME

 

As the physical magnetism
of some can affect wrist watches
so the spiritual magnetism
  of the holy
can erase time's karma

 

HEART OF THE DEER

 

A tiny percentage
stalked the deer
to eat their hearts
But billions worked
to guard
the love flowing
from those hearts

 

(in the US, less than
4% of the population hunt..
hunters are down one third
among those 18 to 24)

 

DEICIDE IS IMPOSSIBLE

 

The neonazi changed.
He did decide
that if God is light
noone can commit deicide

 

NO HARM NO FOUL

 

A message bottled
within each sparkling sunbeam..
'no harm, no foul'
because it's a dream.

 

WOLLESLEY BEAR

 

I promise you Wollesley
Bear.. wherever you are
.. that next time I brake
for a butterfly
I'll make sure you
have your seatbelt
on

 

SNOWS OF THE MOUNTAIN CRAGS

 

As mountain crags do
hold the snow
though on it mightily
the sun does glow
so does it longer take
for some souls
to release pain which
long ago froze

 

FRUIT OF CRITICISM

 

What is the fruit of criticism?
The receiver's heart shuts down.
There is an urge to counterattack.
The ego and the heart are intertwined
so both feel judged and begin
to marshal defenses and to attack.

 

(Thaddeus Golas: "In response to
pain, expand")

 

FORGIVE ME LITTLE VIOLETS

 

Forgive me, little violets,
that in smelling lilacs
I did unconsciously step on
your shy little heads.

 

AS MOTHER LOOKS ON A TODDLER'S FALL

 

God looks on error
as a mother looks on a toddler's fall*
.. or on her young son making mudballs*
as the sun
gazes upon sour fruit soon to be sweet*
.. or upon a blow which releases
water from ice freezes

 

God does not send loved ones to hell
for acting on drives from the outer shell

 

God is more forgiving
than the daily snowfall which
erases
many human footfall traces
.. more forgiving than
the sea
which holds onto no boat wake
.. more forgiving than
the sky..
which forgets the path of clouds
or the fire
which devours the mistakes of
the past

 

Divine Love made us
.. anything which is not
of Divine Love
.. is not you.. is not me

 

FLOTILLA OF BIRDS

 

On the lake float
a flotilla of all direction flying
birds
neath a flotilla of 1 direction
clouds..

 

Some had landed first on ice
.. others differently upon the
water

 

.. In February Mother Earth
forgives sooner than
Father Water..but he too
will melt

 

DEBT ERASED

 

It had snowed
and the criminal's
footprints showed
the path to him.

 

However it was the
same snow.. knowing
he had changed
.. which again fell
erasing the tracks
to a judicial hell

 

FEBRUARY

 

A sudden February freeze
arrested the raindrops
on the branch
like a snapshot..
stopped them in their flow
..
but the afternoon sun frees
drops from the morning freeze
... gone the frost
nothing was lost

 

DIFFERENT RIVER

 

A river has changed
in this second..
some of him has emptied
into the sea..
some is being renewed
in headwaters.

 

PENTACLES MELT IN THIRD EYE

 

In meditation he watched
black pentacles
melt in the cobalt blue
of the third eye

 

and knew someone's
  past karma was being
     erased

 

GOD KEEPS NO FILES

 

God keeps no files
on reformed pedophiles
.. Spirit
creates learning
situations..
with action's consequences..
but God sees
all bodies
as Divine Love phials
and can each soul
undefile
as She erases
all prison files

 

BOUND BY LOVE

 

2 former competitors
for the same man,
not yet aware of their
eternal spirit love
for each other
were yet bound
by their love for him

 

FROM ANY POINT ON THE WHEEL

 

God can catapult someone
from the most fallen states
into liberation.. while
another remains stuck
in orbital shells
not realizing his
complacence is a hell

 

33 DEGREE WATER

 

33 degree water
can be colder than 32 degree ice
for it is not barred
from entering the skin

 

When Cancer forgives
cancer can disappear

 

PATIENT TREES

 

.. patient trees
receiving the blows
of elephant tusks, lovers' initialing
knives, 'pruning' shears, moose antlers,
lightning bolts, tornado winds,
utility axes, lumbermen's chain saws

 

never themselves holding up
branches defensively to fend
off the blows

 

CLEMENCY

 

I ask you tenderly
to grant me clemency
as polluted rivers' tendencies
are purified in clement sea.

 

TOTAL AMNESTY

 

As the criminal's snowprint traces
are gone when sun the cold erases
so do all sins disappear in
God's
firefall of
all graces

 

COLD GOLD

 

The people's land
was given to the mineowners
at firesale prices.
They hired slaves at
less than minimum wage...
and when the fire
at their deathtrap mine
took the lives of many
it refined
the cold gold.

 

LOVING FOES

 

God told us to love our
neighbor as ourselves.
Jesus told us to love our
enemies.
Therefore we are told
to love our enemy as ourselves.

 

RELEASE THE WASTE

 

The body should not hold onto
toxic waste
nor should the mind or soul
cling to past hates.

 

LIQUID DECK OF CARDS

 

Iceberg spires and turrets of
crystallized pain
melt in warm waters
off the coast of Spain.

 

 

GREEDY CATERPILLAR

 

Gopal said she saw
greed as a hungry caterpillar.
May I see it that way too: a voracious
caterpillar soon to cocoon
himself til his own transmutation
..the devoured sacrificed
green leaves of spring
turned to translucent
feathery invulnerable wings

 

ICEBERG

 

Paradoxically n iceberg overhang
is more
dangerous when melting than
when frozen. As evil is breaking
up
it can be more unstable
and dangerous. The wise
avoid proximity in such
cases.

 

PEAR TREE RESPONSE

 

The dump truck with driveby violence
slapped the pear
tree in her branch face
releasing a shower
of her sweet fruit grace
as a holy one responds
to hate with love
moving onward
in his Godward race

 

33 DEGREE WATER
ABOVE FREEZING
ALTARS OMNIPRESENT
ARIZONA RAIN
AS MOTHER LOOKS ON A TODDLER'S FALL
BALL TO BALLLOOOOON
BEING KIND
BEYOND CRIMSON SCARS
BLUEPRINTS AND WIND
BOUND BY LOVE
BRIGHT GOLD FIELDS
CHERISH THE CHERRYSTONES
CLUBHOUSE
COLD GOLD
CONNECT THE DOTS
CONNECTING SYNAPSES
CRADLE ROCKED
CROATIAN CREATION
DEBT ERASED
DEICIDE IS IMPOSSIBLE
DIFFERENT RIVER
FEBRUARY
FEMORAL
FISHNET FORGIVEN
FLOTILLA OF BIRDS
FLOW INTO FOE
FORGIVE ME LITTLE VIOLETS
FORGIVING MYSELF
FROM ANY POINT ON THE WHEEL
FRUIT OF CRITICISM
FOUR ELEMENTS
HE IS CHANGING
GOD IS GUILTY
GOD KEEPS NO FILES
GRASS SEED
GREAT UNCLE
HEART OF THE DEER
HEATHER
ICEBERG
ICICLES
ICICLE POINT
IF YOU
INVISIBLE GARLAND
LAVA TURNS TO JEWELS
LIGHTNING SWORDS
LIQUID DECK OF CARDS
LOVING FOES
NIAGARA FALLS
NINTH STEP
NO HARM NO FOUL
NOT LEVITICUS
OARCLEF
PATIENT TREES
PEACE LIGHTNING
PEAR TREE RESPONSE
PENTACLES MELT IN THIRD EYE
PLANTS FORGIVE
PUPPETEER
RAM DASS
RED DRESS
RELEASE
RELEASE THE WASTE
SEA OF CLEMENCY
SEACHANGE IN HEART WATERS
SILVER SCREEN PROJECTION
SNOWMEN
SNOWS OF THE MOUNTAIN CRAGS
STAR SHAPED SCARS
SUN AND MUDCLOD
TAN
TECUMSEH MUSEUM
THE RIVER TARRIES NOT
THE STONE SHE HAS THROWN
TECUMSEH MUSEUM ON A HIGH HILL  
TO UNDERSTAND ALL IS TO FORGIVE ALL
TOTAL AMNESTY
TREE TEMPLE ROSEBUSH RIGHTS
TWO NEGATIVES A POSITIVE MADE
UNIVERSAL
VIETNAM
VIOLET ME
WOLLESLEY BEAR    

 

96

 

A poem of a caterpillar turning into butterfly was prompted by the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar,
a children's book

 

A humble request:
Please print from the web on rice, cotton, scrap, nontree paper, or 100% recycled Emily Dickinson: a whiplash unbraiding in the sun (unconditional love unties the knots of resentment) For the sake of sentient trees and their resident flightless baby birds and squirrels please use cotton rice or other less violent paper in print outs from the web

 

 

 

 

 


 

LONGER POEMS

FORGIVE THE AGENTS

To understand an agent is to forgive him or her. Some were threatened physically
  or their loved ones threatened.
Some were released early from
  jail in exchange for services.
Others had hearts' desires for
   money, addictions, a person
   etc dangled in front of them

 

CONNECTING THE SYNAPSES

When Kissinger declines to hunt boar with Brezhnev
but arranges the bombing of Vietnamese.. this is a disconnect
in the chambers of his heart

When Churchill directs his butler to put a ladybug outside,
yet bombs millions of civilians.. this is
a disconnect in brain synapses.

When Hitler directs that animals be freed
from the Berlin Zoo during the bombing
but starts a war which kills 55 million.. this is a blockage
in his soul.

Howard Zinn speaks of the disconnect
of bomber pilots who cannot
hear the screams, smell the blood
nor see the limbs being blown
off .. as they are 30,000 feet up

When people stand in freezing cold
for peace.. and then go home
to dead bodies on the dinner plate
this is a disconnect

When teachers show their
cooking classes graphs
of animals divided into
steaks.. it is a disconnect

All these illustrate the disconnect
of distance.. they cannot kill
whom they know but can
objectify beings they do not know  

This ethical lapse
is an unplugged synapse

RADIUS RIVER

The radius river
moved..
fanning into a delta
before becoming
the circle sea

FEMORAL

On pot he looked down
at the chicken bones
femoral
of innocent birds
with lives so ephemeral
and decided from the
moment of that day
to attempt nonviolence
in every way

RELEASE

When her pluto ruled
underground springs
upwelled into Sagittarian
joy geysers
she was able to forgive
Nazi children of the Kaiser

TREE TEMPLE ROSEBUSH RIGHTS

To destroy a present temple is akin to pulling
down a living tree... to resurrect old rocks..
...or to a psychopath killing
an 'illegitimate' child..

Jan had a vision of Catholic nuns watering
the roses on Hitler's grave. Rosebushes have rights, even if they are woven of the flesh of the body of Hitler.

PUPPETEER

Those who believe God is the only
Doer
believe that the Puppeteer punishes
His puppets.

FORGIVING MYSELF FOR UNCONSCIOUSNESS

In the days before 1968
I stood for peace
but sat down to violence
.. vigiled for an end to war
and dined on blood turned juice.

UNIVERSAL

his posts were
usually off topic
and quite misanthropic
but they forgave him
and invited him back
to their paradise in
the tropics

VICTORY OVER TIME

As the physical magnetism
of some can affect wrist watches
so the spiritual magnetism
  of the holy
can erase time's karma

HEART OF THE DEER

A tiny percentage
stalked the deer
to eat their hearts
But billions worked
to guard
the love flowing
from those hearts

(in the US, less than
4% of the population hunt..
hunters are down one third
among those 18 to 24)

DEICIDE IS IMPOSSIBLE

The neonazi changed.
He did decide
that if God is light
noone can commit deicide

NO HARM NO FOUL

A message bottled
within each sparkling sunbeam..
'no harm, no foul'
because it's a dream.

WOLLESLEY BEAR

I promise you Wollesley
Bear.. wherever you are
.. that next time I brake
for a butterfly
I'll make sure you
have your seatbelt
on

SNOWS OF THE MOUNTAIN CRAGS

As mountain crags do
hold the snow
though on it mightily
the sun does glow
so does it longer take
for some souls
to release pain which
long ago froze

FRUIT OF CRITICISM

What is the fruit of criticism?
The receiver's heart shuts down.
There is an urge to counterattack.
The ego and the heart are intertwined
so both feel judged and begin
to marshal defenses and to attack.

(Thaddeus Golas: "In response to
pain, expand")

FORGIVE ME LITTLE VIOLETS

Forgive me, little violets,
that in smelling lilacs
I did unconsciously step on
your shy little heads.

AS MOTHER LOOKS ON A TODDLER'S FALL

God looks on error
as a mother looks on a toddler's fall*
.. or on her young son making mudballs*
as the sun
gazes upon sour fruit soon to be sweet*
.. or upon a blow which releases
water from ice freezes

God does not send loved ones to hell
for acting on drives from the outer shell

God is more forgiving
than the daily snowfall which
erases
many human footfall traces
.. more forgiving than
the sea
which holds onto no boat wake
.. more forgiving than
the sky..
which forgets the path of clouds
or the fire
which devours the mistakes of
the past

Divine Love made us
.. anything which is not
of Divine Love
.. is not you.. is not me

FLOTILLA OF BIRDS

On the lake float
a flotilla of all direction flying
birds
neath a flotilla of 1 direction
clouds..

Some had landed first on ice
.. others differently upon the
water

.. In February Mother Earth
forgives sooner than
Father Water..but he too
will melt

DEBT ERASED

It had snowed
and the criminal's
footprints showed
the path to him.

However it was the
same snow.. knowing
he had changed
.. which again fell
erasing the tracks
to a judicial hell

FEBRUARY

A sudden February freeze
arrested the raindrops
on the branch
like a snapshot..
stopped them in their flow
..
but the afternoon sun frees
drops from the morning freeze
... gone the frost
nothing was lost

DIFFERENT RIVER

A river has changed
in this second..
some of him has emptied
into the sea..
some is being renewed
in headwaters.

PENTACLES MELT IN THIRD EYE

In meditation he watched
black pentacles
melt in the cobalt blue
of the third eye

and knew someone's
  past karma was being
     erased

GOD KEEPS NO FILES

God keeps no files
on reformed pedophiles
.. Spirit
creates learning
situations..
with action's consequences..
but God sees
all bodies
as Divine Love phials
and can each soul
undefile
as She erases
all prison files

BOUND BY LOVE

2 former competitors
for the same man,
not yet aware of their
eternal spirit love
for each other
were yet bound
by their love for him

FROM ANY POINT ON THE WHEEL

God can catapult someone
from the most fallen states
into liberation.. while
another remains stuck
in orbital shells
not realizing his
complacence is a hell

33 DEGREE WATER

33 degree water
can be colder than 32 degree ice
for it is not barred
from entering the skin

When Cancer forgives
cancer can disappear

PATIENT TREES

.. patient trees
receiving the blows
of elephant tusks, lovers' initialing
knives, 'pruning' shears, moose antlers,
lightning bolts, tornado winds,
utility axes, lumbermen's chain saws

never themselves holding up
branches defensively to fend
off the blows

CLEMENCY

I ask you tenderly
to grant me clemency
as polluted rivers' tendencies
are purified in clement sea.

TOTAL AMNESTY

As the criminal's snowprint traces
are gone when sun the cold erases
so do all sins disappear in
God's
firefall of
all graces

COLD GOLD

The people's land
was given to the mineowners
at firesale prices.
They hired slaves at
less than minimum wage...
and when the fire
at their deathtrap mine
took the lives of many
it refined
the cold gold.

LOVING FOES

God told us to love our
neighbor as ourselves.
Jesus told us to love our
enemies.
Therefore we are told
to love our enemy as ourselves.

RELEASE THE WASTE

The body should not hold onto
toxic waste
nor should the mind or soul
cling to past hates.

ABOVE FREEZING

To frost had firmed the fog
which veiled the cranberry bog
but now iced crystal jewels
melt into Spirit's drops

LIQUID DECK OF CARDS

Iceberg spires and turrets of
crystallized pain
melt in warm waters
off the coast of Spain.

FOUR ELEMENTS

God's water washes away transgressions.
God's fire burns errors to ash.
God's earth buries mistakes.
God's air blows them into fragrant zephyrs.

GREEDY CATERPILLAR

Gopal said she saw
greed as a hungry caterpillar.
May I see it that way too: a voracious
caterpillar soon to cocoon
himself til his own transmutation
..the devoured sacrificed
green leaves of spring
turned to translucent
feathery invulnerable wings

ICEBERG

Paradoxically n iceberg overhang
is more
dangerous when melting than
when frozen. As evil is breaking
up
it can be more unstable
and dangerous. The wise
avoid proximity in such
cases.

PEAR TREE RESPONSE

The dump truck with driveby violence
slapped the pear
tree in her branch face
releasing a shower
of her sweet fruit grace
as a holy one responds
to hate with love
moving onward
in his Godward race

33 DEGREE WATER
ABOVE FREEZING
ALTARS OMNIPRESENT
ARIZONA RAIN
AS MOTHER LOOKS ON A TODDLER'S FALL
BALL TO BALLLOOOOON
BEING KIND
BEYOND CRIMSON SCARS
BLUEPRINTS AND WIND
BOUND BY LOVE
BRIGHT GOLD FIELDS
CHERISH THE CHERRYSTONES
CLUBHOUSE
COLD GOLD
CONNECT THE DOTS
CONNECTING SYNAPSES
CRADLE ROCKED
CROATIAN CREATION
DEBT ERASED
DEICIDE IS IMPOSSIBLE
DIFFERENT RIVER
FEBRUARY
FEMORAL
FISHNET FORGIVEN
FLOTILLA OF BIRDS
FLOW INTO FOE
FORGIVE ME LITTLE VIOLETS
FORGIVING MYSELF
FROM ANY POINT ON THE WHEEL
FRUIT OF CRITICISM
FOUR ELEMENTS
HE IS CHANGING
GOD IS GUILTY
GOD KEEPS NO FILES
GRASS SEED
GREAT UNCLE
HEART OF THE DEER
HEATHER
ICEBERG
ICICLES
ICICLE POINT
IF YOU
INVISIBLE GARLAND
LAVA TURNS TO JEWELS
LIGHTNING SWORDS
LIQUID DECK OF CARDS
LOVING FOES
NIAGARA FALLS
NINTH STEP
NO HARM NO FOUL
NOT LEVITICUS
OARCLEF
PATIENT TREES
PEACE LIGHTNING
PEAR TREE RESPONSE
PENTACLES MELT IN THIRD EYE
PLANTS FORGIVE
PUPPETEER
RAM DASS
RED DRESS
RELEASE
RELEASE THE WASTE
SEA OF CLEMENCY
SEACHANGE IN HEART WATERS
SILVER SCREEN PROJECTION
SNOWMEN
SNOWS OF THE MOUNTAIN CRAGS
STAR SHAPED SCARS
SUN AND MUDCLOD
TAN
TECUMSEH MUSEUM
THE RIVER TARRIES NOT
THE STONE SHE HAS THROWN
TECUMSEH MUSEUM ON A HIGH HILL  
TO UNDERSTAND ALL IS TO FORGIVE ALL
TOTAL AMNESTY
TREE TEMPLE ROSEBUSH RIGHTS
TWO NEGATIVES A POSITIVE MADE
UNIVERSAL
VIETNAM
VIOLET ME
WOLLESLEY BEAR    

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A poem of a caterpillar turning into butterfly was prompted by the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar,
a children's book

A humble request:
Please print from the web on rice, cotton, scrap, nontree paper, or 100% recycled Emily Dickinson: a whiplash unbraiding in the sun (unconditional love unties the knots of resentment) For the sake of sentient trees and their resident flightless baby birds and squirrels please use cotton rice or other less violent paper in print outs from the web

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Greedy Caterpillar
was inspired by a thought
of J Freundschuh

God Looks On Sin
includes 2 of Sai Baba's
parables and a dream
of J Freundschuh

Stars in "As Mother
Looks on a Toddler's
Fall" are based on
the teachings of Sai Baba
as is the parable
that we should be
like rivers flowing
over sharp rocks

Tecumseh Museum is
to all Native Americans
                 and settlers who have suffered
                 in the past)

(years after dreamer had this dream on the early morn
of December 7 she heard broadcast on C Span a description
of a Mohican museum.. followed by the song  You are my
sunshine)

Mallik Arjunan: From
any point on the wheel
one can be liberated

notes on As Mother
Looks on a Toddler's
fall
.. title based on
a quote by Saint of Shirdi
.. mudballs based
on a dream by Jan F

(we are all Tecumsehs: look not at our past
       but at the divine light within each of us as
we forgive ourselves)* the stars indicate concepts transmitted to writer by the words of
Sai Baba

Silver Screen Projection
is to Susie M C

If You is to T Jackson

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Men With Broken Hearts

My dusty eyelids open
     the nimbus of sorrow,
pounding grief of the river
     back into the earth.
Come out whistling whispers;
     try and drown the fish.
Ring out every aching tear
     drenching the wolf's tail.
Soak the feathers of an eagle
     in the ripples of a lake.
Crack the crashing thunder
     to the beat of eardrums.
Keep it falling even harder
     till you finally ease my pain.

Let the rainbow heal my spirits;
let my wet moccasins rest.

Some men don't cry...

            they make it rain.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Dancing Puddles is the calming of a thunder storm.  I once asked my real father if he would cry if died suddenly.  His response was if he did it would be in a way that nobody would know.  I love my father, however, we had gone our seperate ways which had crushed me.  We deliberately lost touch for almost three years.  Then one day, I had received word he had a masive stroke and was on life support.  The next day, I flew out to my home town to see him at the hospital and stayed by his bed side for close to a week before Christmas.  We sure didn't talk much or really acknowledge each other but in our hearts we knew everything was forgiven.  This man who was a star athlete in highschool couldn't even talk right let alone move the left side of his body.  His heart is the thunderstorm and my love for him are dancing puddles.  The rain seems to jump out from underneath the puddle and with in its own harmony appears to dance!

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I Let Nothing Get To Me!!

I feel hear every day that I'm just a freshman

Because this one girl reminds me

She always says, "That's a freshman for you."

I feel so little and used



But one thing I don't let it get me

Because I'm there for her

I would do anything for her

I feel like I'm related to her in some way

But actually I'm not even related



When she cries

I just want to hug her

And when she is happy

I'm not sure



But one thing I don't let her saying

Stop me for loving her

I love her unconditionally

Even if we aren't related

But deep down inside I feel like we are

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This poem is dedicated to a girl named Kandra, she can be mean, but you know I will not let that stop my love for her as a friend!

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End the Old, Begin Anew



Autumn is going

the leaves have fallen

the flowers have gone to seed.

The sun is travelling further away

so that the cold of  Winter may intercede.



Life in itself passes the years

on to better ways.

Love gets lost in silliness and bitterness sets to play.



Anger simmers and grudges held.

The warmth of love gets locked away.

Love turns cold as Winter and

interferes with the Heart.



The Spring thaw comes, melts the ice and

opens the doors anew,

Now flowers bloom, leaves are back and

Summers here to stay,

Love may now conquer all the ill affects of yesterday.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This is for a Mother who didn't know how to express herself. We forgive you MOM. You did your best.

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