Living On The Surface

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How much was my deposit?
My life a week older
How better off am I?
As I get older

What are the means?
Of living here
When what I give
Causes more fear

I am tired now
Please let me rest
Give a little time now
I will be my best

I finally see now
What it all means
Spending a lifetime
For others means.

Stoic

 

 

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The Final Step

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They say I am an odd one

Never fitting the square hole

Dismissive, and done

 

They say I am disconnected

Alienated to the world

Maybe mentally affected

 

Yet I am only this

Seeing beyond the words

Never a detail do I miss

 

And I love this world

Never so connected

The foundation unfurled

 

Every moment

I live to the last

Never did I own it

 

I used to see

I used to know

I used to watch

 

A simple shift

From watching

To being

 

One step

Forward

Now I am

 

(Stoic)

 

 

 

 

 

Seeds

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In secret places seeds may fall
Fertile soil beyond the wall
Planted in time they will grow
Yet we may never know
 
Anger’s weeds are fast to bloom
Fear allows the growing room
Shame to feed the subtle shoots
Pride digs deep its roots
 
Slowly sometimes roses bloom
Pushing up from the tomb
Vines climb from deep within
Atop a wall to begin again
 
Stoic

Now I Sleep

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Now I sleep in trust

I relinquish this day

A memory that never was

Forgotten as so many before

 

A world in a faded dream

Meaning is an ethereal thing

A rear view speeding from view

 

There once was a man

Or so I was told

One who is well recalled

 

Words speak of deeds

I have never seen

Pulled from a past

Echoes of what has been

 

 

 

This Mirror

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The glass is not the best quality

Imperfections are not few

Distortions may be fun for a time

But not when taken as true

 

Reflection can be a good thing

Just not when solely without

Within the truth may be seen

Beyond is in shadows doubt

 

This mirror that we look upon

Filtered through eyes of the past

Shows us what we want to see

A reality that simply won’t last

 

 

The Dream

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The dream is of one, gentle and kind

Full of compassion and care

Without ever looking will find

One who has always been there

 

Fortunes will come, and surely go

Castles will crumble in time

Life’s  pendulum swings to and fro

As everything tends to decline

 

The dream is of one, it will always remain

Never diminished, never lost

Awake or asleep are one and the same

Until the final boundary is crossed