Eyes Wide Shut

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To awaken is the goal
Another in a list
To do’s ticked off
One by one we move
Towards an end, the end

“We,” we say, meaning me
The obstacle grows
“Forget you,”
“I am on a path”
“I am right, you are lost”

And the arrogance remains
No one wants truth
Only their own; personal
Yet one remains ignored
Not joy nor bliss
As we wish

Crushing Truth; as is
Not wrapped in a bow
Raw, primal, obliterating
No return ticket given
And no path back

Words are cheaper by the dozen
Truth has no need
Open eyes never forget
And will never ask
“Are we there yet?”

Stoic

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Blind

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I went into the world today
To see what I could see
If everyone out there
Was just like me

And what I found out there
As I looked around
Was sadness and fear
With eyes cast down

So I asked each of them
How come so forlorn?
They answered very quietly
Voices ragged and torn

They had lost their memory
Who they used to be
Regardless as they tried
They were never free

I sat beside a tree today
To see what I could see
Wind against my cheek
Happy I am free

Stoic.

Nature Prayer

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Original Art: stephendallen

Harbinger of souls
Carry me beyond
This Earthly caste

Above the forlorn
To rise, to see
Clear and open

Beyond the rabble
See the whole
Unmired from detail

Dark wing carry
Into the sun
Where all are one

Stoic.

Pretty Things

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Courtesy: http://www.reykjavikboulevard.com

We see the pretty places
With sun and sand
Upon a beach hand in hand

Gloss over ugly things
Averted gaze we look
Away from what we took

Security just an illusion
Seeing what we choose
Never seeing what we lose