POETRY

OPEN YOUR MIND

OPEN YOUR MIND

AND YOU WILL FIND

SO MANY WAYS

TO UNWIND

Author's Notes/Comments: 

LISTENING TO AN ENLIGHTENMENT FEST ON LEARNING STRATEGIES THIS SHORT POEM CAME TO ME...SESSION TWO INTENTION AND FEEDBACK...ITS FREE TO LISTEN TO THIS WEEK. I SHARED IT ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE ON PUBLIC...

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GRUNGE

GRUNGE IS A SPONGE

THAT SOAKS YOU UP

OR THE OTHER WAY AROUND

WHATEVER IT IS

REMEMBER THIS

YOU GOTTA DIG THAT SOUND

Author's Notes/Comments: 

GRUNGE IS A SPONGE POPPED INTO MY HEAD AND JUST HEADED INTO THIS POEM...

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YOUR MISSION

DIVINE INTERVENTION

MAKE THAT YOUR INTENTION

GIVE IT YOUR ATTENTION

BEYOND COMPREHENSION

TRUST YOUR INTUITION

MAKE YOUR OWN DECISION

SEE WHAT YOU ENVISION

THEN MAKE THAT YOUR MISSION

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

YOUR MISSION IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT IS TO PRAY FOR DIVINE INTERVENTION. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE...I THINK NOT...TRY IT...YOU'LL LIKE IT...THERE IS A WAY OUT OF THIS MESS AND WE WILL FIND IT TOGETHER. FOCUS ON GOOD AND POSITIVE THINGS THAT ARE POSSIBLE. BELIEVE THEY WILL COME TO PASS. MANIFEST LOVE AND PEACE FOR THE GREATER GOOD. HANG ONTO YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS. NEVER GIVE UP. SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND. LOOK FOR INSPIRATION EVERYDAY AND SHARE IT...ALWAYS LET YOUR CONSCIENCE BE YOUR GUIDE.

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A litany of manic adventures

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OBSERVATIONS...

Such a playful synergy 

Your heart strings and mine 

Thrumming on our frequencies 

Drawing fourth sacred energy 

Running on light beams 

Dipping our toes into notes 

And hands wafting in melodies 

Dizzying highs and resounding lows 

Shattering boredom 

Stepping on apathy 

And plucking joy from the air  

A glorious spiritual liturgy 

How beautiful now since we've learned to pray 

Drawing such sublime adventures 

Going this way and that 

Shuffling the order of truths and mystic mysteries 

Coming full circle where withall

then bounding off again.  

Such a lifting of feet 

a symphony of etherial musings 

The tethering of our minds eyes

innocent daydreams

Making a mockery of darkness 

Shining in the glory light beams

Bloated with gladness 

Soaring with hopes

Soul Edifying

And that's just the beginning 

Of our poetry.

 

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SOMETHING THAT'S ALREADY THERE

CAN YOU HEAR THE MUSIC

IN YOUR HEAD

HOW YOU GONNA USE IT

TO PRETEND

TO WRITE A SONG

AS YOU SING ALONG

TO SOMETHING THAT'S ALREADY THERE

Author's Notes/Comments: 

IF YOU HAVE EVER FELT LIKE YOU ARE ON AUTO PILOT THEN YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN...IF NOT THEN I GUESS THAT'S WHAT IT FEELS LIKE...YOU JUST WRITE IT DOWN AS IT COMES FROM YOU KNOW NOT WHERE BUT YOU JUST DON'T CARE...I AM PRETTY SURE ALL OR MOST POETRY COMES THAT WAY ON AUTO PILOT...AT LEAST THAT IS MY EXPERIENCE OF IT...THE TRICK IS TO BE ABLE TO WRITE IT DOWN FAST ENOUGH BEFORE YOU LOSE IT...IT CAN BE VERY ELUSIVE AND EXCLUSIVE...IF YOU LOSE IT...IT'S GONE FOREVER OR SO IT SEEMS...

LOST IN THOUGHT

ARE YOU FOR REAL

YOU'RE SO SURREAL

SO WHAT'S THE DEAL

 

CAN'T IMAGINE

WHERE TO BEGIN

TO LET YOU IN

ON THE SECRET

 

IT WOULDN'T BE ONE

IF I DID

WON'T TELL ANYONE

IT'S FORBIDDEN

IF IT'S WRITTEN

 

SO REGRESSING

KEEP YOU GUESSING

 

ALL THAT CHATTER

DOESN'T MATTER

 

REALIZE

IT'S THE VIBE

THAT SURVIVES

 

ARE YOU DEALING

WITH THE FEELING

 

ALWAYS CHANGING

LEAVES YOU HANGING

 

NOW YOU'RE CAUGHT

LOST IN THOUGHT

READING BETWEEN THE LINES

WONDERING WHAT YOU'LL FIND

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

I WAS WATCHING A DOCUMENTARY ON THE DOORS AND PAUSED IT TO WRITE THIS POEM...THAT IS ALL...

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just saying

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prose on poetry

 

A meme found on Twitter about what could be a real issue when readers engage with our poetry:

 

         "I" in a poem doesn't (have to) mean it's me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ exPRESSions ~

CLEAR AS MUD SAID ENOUGH

I MEAN WHAT I SAY WHEN I SAY WHAT I MEAN

I SAY WHAT I MEAN WHEN I MEAN WHAT I SAY

 

 

IS THAT CLEAR AS MUD IS THAT CLEAR AS MUD

IS THAT CLEAR AS MUD IS THAT CLEAR AS MUD

 

HAVE I SAID ENOUGH HAVE I SAID ENOUGH  

HAVE I SAID ENOUGH HAVE I SAID ENOUGH

 

I MEAN WHAT I SAY WHEN I SAY WHAT I MEAN

IS THAT CLEAR AS MUD HAVE I SAID ENOUGH

 

I SAY WHAT I MEAN WHEN I MEAN WHAT I SAY

HAVE I SAID ENOUGH IS THAT CLEAR AS MUD

 

SAY WHAT I MEAN MEAN WHAT I SAY

CLEAR AS MUD SAID ENOUGH

SAID ENOUGH CLEAR AS MUD

MEAN WHAT I SAY SAY WHAT I MEAN

 

CLEAR AS MUD

SAID ENOUGH

CLEAR AS MUD

SAID ENOUGH

Author's Notes/Comments: 

KINDA OUT THERE LYRICS

DROWNING IN A SEA OF THOUGHT WAVES

TOOK A LONG WALK ON A SHORT PIER

END UP DROWNING HOW'D I GET HERE

TOOK A SHORT WALK ON A LONG PIER

WONDERING WHAT I'M DOING HERE

 

THEN IMAGINE WENT FOR A SWIM

JUST ON A WHIM  OUT ON A LIMB

OF A BIG OLD TREE BY THE SEA

DANGLING FREE THEN SUDDENLY

 

CAUGHT BY A WAVE THAT WAS ENRAGED

WHY DID I DARE TO DANGLE THERE

RIGHT IN ITS WAY I COULDN'T SAY

AND SO IT SPLASHED AND SLAPPED I CRASHED

 

I SWAM ABOUT BEGAN TO SHOUT

IT KNOCKED ME OUT WITHOUT A DOUBT

IT PUSHED ME BACK ONTO THE SHORE

I WOULDN'T MESS WITH WAVES NO MORE

 

DROWNING IN A SEA OF THOUGHT WAVES

WONDERING WHY IF IT BEHAVES

MIGHT ACTUALLY MAKE SENSE SOME DAY

BUT FOR NOW DOESN'T SEEM THAT WAY

 

YET I COMMIT IT TO THE PAGE

LIKE TAKING ORDERS FROM SOME SAGE

WHO SEEMS TO KNOW BETTER THAN I

SOMEDAY THERE'LL BE A REASON WHY

 

THIS TALE DOESN'T WANT TO END

IT'S MUCH LONGER THAN I INTEND

IT CAUSES ME TO APPREHEND

TO UNDERSTAND TO COMPREHEND

THAT EVERYTHING HAS GOT TO END

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I WAS WATCHING A PINK CONCERT VIDEO AND THERE WAS A LINE ABOUT TAKING A LONG WALK ON A SHORT PIER AND THINKING OF THAT FAMILIAR PHRASE THIS POEM SLOWLY CAME AND DIDN'T WANT TO END...MUCH LONGER THAN USUAL STUFF...THEY ALL HAVE A LIFE OF THEIR OWN...I JUST LET THEM BE WHAT THEY WANT TO BE...NOT UP TO ME... I NOTICED THIS WAS LABELED AS PROSE AND COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE IT POETRY WITHOUT GOING TO CREATE A POEM INSTEAD OF CREATE PROSE  SO NOW THERE ARE TWO COPIES UNDER EACH CATEGORY. I TRIED TO EDIT AND CLICK DELETE ON THE PROSE ONE BUT IT STAYED...DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET RID OF THE DUPLICATE IN THE WRONG CATEGORY...ANYONE KNOW HOW TO DELETE THIS ONE LET ME KNOW PLEASE AND THANKS.

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