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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Two for Thursday

When I cherish and
tend to others,
my own problems 
soon disappear.

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Aid the
conscious evolution 
of humanity.

Light a candle

A weather poem

Why yes, I am just fine,
no I haven’t lost my mind,
and this morning’s time will bide,
dry and comfy here inside.

For months we’ve been imploring
for rain, please God, let it be pouring,
when in my living room’s safe mooring
I can be reading, writing, snoring.
We live in the nation’s Finest City,
so it's really quite a pity,
that to our couch we tether
when we get a little weather.

Nonetheless, it would be nice
to have some droplets (never ice).
Understand, I'm not complaining,

I'd just prefer it to be raining.

Monday, September 11, 2017

9/11

I get happy endings
in life when 
I don't stop
before they arrive.

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Today, I plan
to listen,
Really listen. 
So,
feel free to talk.

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Today I plan 
to be quiet. 
No talking
will be necessary.

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Today I plan
to observe
without reaction.
I'm better that way. 

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Today I plan 
to pay close attention
to all of the
little things.

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I can only really
please one person 
per day.
Today,
I choose me.

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Sometimes I still get
angry, but then I tell myself,  
nope, not today.

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Expressing gratitude
as soon as I wake up 
brings me happiness.

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Appreciating the Grace
I live in 
helps me sleep. 
throughout the night.

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"I am beautiful" 
is not about my face, 
not about my body.

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Even when I avoid
the truth,
it sits their,   
calmly,
waiting for me.

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Less perfection
and more authenticity.
That's my goal. 
No!
I failed!

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Call me an idiot.
I would welcome that.
I like an empty mind.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

September begins

It's a good idea
for a poem
to rest awhile,
until ready.

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Simple pleasures
bring me happiness.
A malt with whipped cream.
What a joy.

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Calling a friend,
just being there,
simple acts of kindness.
Heavenly.

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Each day
I have the chance
to be happy,
to enjoy the life
I chose.

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Cooking with wine
is way more fun
than trying to
do it soberly.

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When bad things happen,
they pass.
When amazing things happen,
they pass too.

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I don't believe
everything happens
for a reason.
Some things just are.

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When I can't figure
how something works,
I assume
it's simply magic.

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If you would be happy
for the rest of your life,
create a garden.

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You can't score
by kicking into
your own net.
Even children
know this

Saturday, August 19, 2017

August Continues

What you learn
after you know it all
makes all the difference.

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At this age,
I've reached the point
where I can't make
anymore new old friends.

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I so enjoy those
small moments
in the morning,
before the world wakes.

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I am not living
the life I imagined.
This one is
far better.

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In comparison
to eternity,
this life
certainly is short.

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At a monastic retreat,
the sound of
chanting monks
will fill one's heart.

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I avoid the news,
it still sneaks in.
Choosing love over hate,
I weep.

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If one does work
only for money,
they can never
live long enough.

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It's an honor,
a true blessing,
to know people
throughout a lifetime.

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I don't like pretension,
don't even like the word.
I prefer phony.

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I recall becoming
an old man, but I thought
it would take longer.

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Cats are cute and cuddly.
That is, they are
when they're not
being insane.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Runs of August

Teachers change
our world.
We should conspire
to aid and abet them.

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In my life,
despair and longing
have felt the same
as greed and clinging.

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I don'tr chase
happiness.
I prefer to
sneak up on it
from behind.

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Sit quietly,
and just watch
where your mind wanders.
It will amaze you.

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I accept
that every experience
is one which
I must need.

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I don't fear
negative thoughts.
I also don't
ask them in
for coffee.

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It's unhealthy to say,
"that's just the way it is".
It need not be so.

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Don't know
how much life is left,
but hope to
make a difference
with it.

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A thankful heart
gives birth
to at least
a thousand
beneficial joys.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

This is important

My friends:
love your life,
do good work,
be kind,
trust your gut,
and keep in touch.