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Saturday, June 17, 2017

The days after the Kitty Scan

I try to show
my spiritual self
as harmlessly as I can.

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It’s the little things
that trip me up,
take attention
from my purpose.

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When the time comes,
I’ll not be alone.
They’ll all be there
to greet me.

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Writing these seventeen’s
can be an effort,
unless I just speak truth.

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Food, medicine, clothing shelter.
It’s all that monks need.
Why not me too?

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We are all
just passing through.
Might as well do so
with joy and laughter.

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Rejoice in the day,
walk more slowly,
maybe even felling groovy.

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Contentment reaches me
when I realize
just how much
is enough.



Thursday, June 8, 2017

June 8

Nobody cares
what your major was.
They want to know 
what you will do.

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When you find yourself
in a room, best assume that
you do belong there.

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Don't let people
who don't matter too much
matter too much.
Really.
Don't.

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I'm enjoying 
this stage of my life,
where I can say no,
without guilt.

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I'm happiest, 
(also most in love), 
when I bring 
everything I've got. 

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I’ll see it
when I believe it.
That’s how it is.
“It” has no shortcuts.

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No one but me is
in charge of my happiness.
I’m laughing out loud.

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No matter how uneasy
some days are,
I recall that
I chose them.

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What I picture is
what I create.
I am choosing
the best outcome.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

Living between 
two eternities,
we return to 
where it began.

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If you do not hear
Spirit's voice, it's not because
the talking has stopped.

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Nobody cares
what your major was.
They want to know 
what you will do.

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I'm on a path which
I never anticipated. 
It's pretty cool.

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I'm happiest, 
(also most in love), 
when I bring 
everything I've got. 

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When I think about
how I can be of service, 
I first start at home.

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Not seeing 
a world of abundance:
the biggest hindrance
to peace.

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My dad's fake Rolex
is frozen, the hands 
don't move.
There is only now.

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I really meant that.
It was not flattery,
simply a compliment.

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


Compassion must be a reflection.
I give it.
I also need it.

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My heart knows the way.
I plan to follow it.
What else could I but do?

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Another fence jumper
at the White House.
Were they running in,
or out?

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Problems: if you spot 'em, you got 'em. 
It's better to plan for the best.

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To enjoy peace and calm,
meditate every day.
This is Om's Law.

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


Monday, May 22, 2017

May 22

The whole point about teaching
is to remove the need
for the teacher.

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There is much to be heard
in silence,
pure, balanced, serene
and perfect.

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Wanting, affirming and
praying for something:
not enough.
We must act.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 16

There's that 
which I can control 
and that I can't. 
Hope I figure that out.

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Sometimes we need to
do more than our best, and one
of those times is now.

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Snipers of fear.
Hurdles of worry.
Stumbling blocks of regret.
Worthless.

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The Rev says God
Could not be everywhere,
so mothers were created.

Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12


Adage for today:
Never mistake caffeine
For enthusiasm

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The news does not
show us reality,
neither human
nor divine.

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Love is otherworldly,
but heartbreak is too much
of the planet.

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Buddha taught we’re each given
ten thousand joys
and ten thousand sorrows.

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Sometimes when I wake,
it’s too, too dark, but I know
the light is coming. 

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

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Why do the French bother
with all those letters
when they don’t pronounce them? 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

17 times 3

Eternal Verity
You are.
Be still and know
you are
both the painter and the paint.
You are.
You are.
Be still and. Know
you are
both the singer and the song.
You are.
You are.
Be still and know
you are
both the dreamer and the dream.
You are.
#seventeensyllablesfortwentyseventeentimesthree