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Monday, April 24, 2017

faith

Simple Beliefs

Tastes like water.
Smells like water.
Feels like water.
Must be a mirage.
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Zen

Sit on you mat,
Zen technocrat.
Simple as that.
Let your worries scat.

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Earth Day

Every day is Earth Day,
each minute a chance
to redeem ourselves.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

a little Buddhism

No doubt, life is suffering..
How does one respond?
Truth or dare?
Who Knows?

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No doubt, life is a challenge.
How does one respond?
Play or hide?
I know.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Being Remembered



The trick is to live a good life,
without worrying about rewards,
be it from friends or your gods.
If they judge you and are fair,
they’ll admire your effort,
even when you fail.
If you have no gods,
the trick is still to live a good life.
If you have only a few friends,
or even no friends,
you can still live with charity.
If you are steadfast in your goals,
devout in your goodness,
true in your loving kindness,
someone’s memory will hold you dear,
long after you are gone.

Monday, April 17, 2017

and the beat goes on


Tastes like water.
Smells like water.
Feels like water.
Must be a mirage.

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We’re not all brave souls.
Some are the audience
when the brave take their bow.

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I’ll have two
of whatever she’s having.
If it’s good,
maybe one more.

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I see you,
I love you,
and I support you
in your magnificence

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Sometime I forget
who I am.
Fortunately,
Spirit remembers.

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It is not that guilt
is bad or good.
It’s that it simply
does not work.

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It seems to me that
life usually turns out
as it is meant to.

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I am no longer
making a living.
I am, though,
making a life.

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I won’t run or dance,
but my heart sings when you’re near.
Nature loves lovers.

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Winter’s fire is banked,
air dancing above cold coals.
At peace now in spring.

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For the peace
I crave in life,
I need only myself
to be present.

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Washboard abs are okay,
but have you ever tried
jelly-filled donuts?

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I ask if this is
my opinion or
one implanted by others.

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I am still
cultivating happiness
for my life.
There’s more to do.

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When I bury my mind
and expose my heart,
you’ll see my body move.

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It seems to me that
life usually turns out
as it is meant to.

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Encouragement and praise
lift me up higher than
competition does.

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Am I choosing my path,
or is the path choosing me?
I don’t yet know.

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I wonder what it’s like when I meditate.
Clouds slowly drifting by.

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Clinging to even
just one “truth”
makes it hard to hear 
anything new.

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With alcohol,
It always seems to me,
two is not
better than one.



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Guilt-Free Prayer

Guilt-Free Prayer

If it please God,
may my friends forgive me
my mistakes,
mostly unintended.
If it please God,
may the world forgive me
my interruptions to the flow,
my combative honesty,
my angry outbursts,
mostly uninintended.
If it please God,
may I write from my heart,
sing with my soul,
accept praise and criticism,
mostly without judgement.

a couple more


How do you spend your days?
What do you enjoy doing?
Now blend those two.

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Sometimes I go
the extra mile,
others sitting still,
writing my poems..








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Sunday, April 9, 2017

More April Seventeen's

I have many withs,
and a lot of withouts.
I’m okay with both states.

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The face of war never changes.
Old men hide behind words.
Young men die,

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It was sold as gold.
It looks like silver.
Nope.
It’s solid arsenic.

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The Buddha was asked
if he was a god.
He replied,
I am awake

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Enlightened.
Hallelujah!
Content.
Hallelujah!
Peace, Love and Joy.