Life In The Shallows

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Sparkling and bright

Reflections always abound

Beauty is all around

 

Apparent glory

Enamored and lost

 

We are bedazzled

 

Maybe we feel the tide

A slight pull to Openness

We blindly resist this

 

And it is gone

We continue

 

Closed to possibility

 

Life in a Tidal pool

Safe in a familiar place

The Truth not yet faced

 

The Ocean waits

The Great Unknown

The Dark Abyss

 

Some may venture

Into the depths, the deep

Others rest in sleep

 

In sorrow, we feel

The pull of the unknown

 

Into Life beyond, freedom

 

To understand it all

As it truly may be

As it reveals we may see

 

Not what you thought

Could ever imagine

 

All of Life.

 

 

 

 

In A Dream

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I once had a dream

I wore my favorite flannel shirt

In a mall store

People all around

 

I talked, to someone

Asking for help

The details fail me

But they were confused

 

In a mirror, I saw

Myself, yet I was

Other than I am

Bent, but still someone

 

A stranger ignored

Disabled and twisted

Words that I spoke

Others could not hear

 

So clear I tried

To tell my side

But ears never heard

Any of my words.

 

Note:

 

In this world, I work with and support, Vulnerable Adults, those with MR, Cognitive disabilities, Developmental defects, Mental Illness, and TBI, (Traumatic Brain Injury,) and so it has become a large part of who I am. I have learned more from my friends than from the mainstream world. I smile more, laugh more, and take life a little less seriously…simply happy to be here.

In This Time

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I find myself here

Never by choice

As no one does

 

Day to day

Arise and we do

What we must

 

I often question

What I have become

And I try to trust

 

That I am guided

By some hand

Knowing what I was

 

This turn of the wheel

Pray I clean the slate

Of what I am

 

Retribution is harsh

Yet I accept the price

And do as I must

 

Joy is within this

Life as it is

This game of trust

 

And I bow now

To one who was

Always, a better man.

Blank Man

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I am unseen

the unknown

meekly I live alone

by choice, I live

as I will die

no legacy left

no one to cry.

 

If by chance

I choose to act

in charities pact

I take no thanks

I am unseen

as never here

A bow in a dream.

 

I was you

as you were me

the One ever free

I never came

you never went

though it seems

A life was spent.

Stoic:

 

The Dark Night

 

We all know it

Have felt it

Have lived it

 

The Dark Night

 

No matter what we do

Never enough

And we recede to

 

The Dark Night

 

We do our best

Give our all

Our life divest to

 

The Dark Night

 

One day, just once

We may see

Clearly, just once

 

The Dark Night

 

And John knew it

Falling down, down

It is okay, really

 

Within the Dark Night

 

When you do

You finally see

Finally understand

 

Within the luminous night

 

That you are fine

You have always been

We have always been

 

In Pure light

 

So, we do what we do

With understanding

We are still here

 

We are light

 

And we accept, all

Because we are all

And we live

 

We always have

 

And the Crucifixion is

A simile, a guide in life

What we die to; this

 

Because we are

 

We die to averice, to need

We die to the past

We live, we live, we live

 

Because we have always been

But we have forgotten. _/|\_

 

 

All Must Go

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And I will die, as we all must

A subscription out of time

And we know this

A denial, and seen as a crime

 

You will be gone

And I will too

You will miss me

As I do you

 

This life was never this

About being right

It was about the battle

About pain and the fight

 

I know you love me as I do you

 

Another time and place

 

We may meet again

The Custodians

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We were given a gift

The world to command

All Wisdom in our hands

 

If the World was without us

How would it be less?

 

We were gifted the One

Self-aware and absorbed

Yet we are so blind

 

Ego raised to an art

A World set apart

And we raped it all

 

The world without Man

Nature’s balance

As it was planned

 

What was the gift

We gave?

What did we offer?

 

If we never were

Life would have endured

Ensured as designed

 

Yet we were, we are

Lost in ourselves

Until the bitter end