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10/10 RIGHT NOW

We are but worlds
away
yet intertwined
connected by the yarn
that binds
from distant planets
place and time
dancing to a rhythm
but separate
in our beat
swaying to the notes
following no lead
holding hands yet never
ever touching
two strangers too caught up
unable to concede
powerless to completely
surrender
to the moment 
or stopping long enough
to have an experience
of what it is to be
truly living
breathing
loving
unyielding
is the
the passion
that is only here
right
now

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Shade of Gray

The world
It is not as clear cut
as it is made out to be

The world
It is not
Black & White

But, more of a shade
Of gray

We, you and I,
We are more alike
Than we
Are different

Our race
Our creed
Our sex
Our nationality

It is but only a fraction
Of who we are
We live and breathe
The same air
We want the same thing
To smile more than
We cry
To live and be fulfilled
Before we die

Our religious and political
Views may be the
Deciding factor
To divide and to
Conquer

There are well over
40,000
Christian denominations
Alone
The world over

Judiasm is not
But one singular
Ideology
But rather diverse
Between
Conservative Judaism
Hasidism
Kabbalah
Orthodox Judaism
Reform Judaism

Buddhism equally so
Whether it is
Theravada Buddhism
Mahayna Buddism
Tantric Buddhism
Zen Buddhism
Pure Land Buddhism

With the variances
In denomination and sect
Is it possible
Could it be
That not all Muslims
All act the same?
And, have exactly the same
ideology?

Do Catholics and Mormons
Believe exactly the same?
Baptist and Scientologists?
Protestants and New Age?

Yes, and no
Yes, in Love
No, in differences
That are accentuated

The ideological differences
Between card carrying
Conservatives and Liberals
May be too much a divide
To bridge
And, yet could there be
Some semblance of
Symmertry

Is there not some
Flexibility
For the issues
They are a plenty
Between everything
From
Foreign policy
Domestic policy
Social Interest
National security
Education
Crime and punishment
Environment
And, the like

But, the labels they are
A plenty
To nicely fit into a box
While the entire world
It is round
Yet some still
Profess it is flat

So, round and round
We go
Where we stop
No one knows

Not
Until we destroy
One another
In the fight
To be right
To hold up the
Candle
To what is just
What is
Might

The world
Maybe
It is not as clear cut
As it is made out to be

Maybe
It is not
Black & White
But, more of a shade
Of gray

We, you and I,
Maybe
We just might be
More alike
Than we are different

Our race
Our creed
Our sex
Our nationality

It is but only a fraction
Of who we are

We live and breathe
The same air
We want the same thing
To smile more than
We cry
To live and be fulfilled
Before we die

Die
We will
No matter
Who we are
No matter
How near or far
We will
Without a shadow
Of a doubt

The question is
How is it
That you
(I/we)
Choose
To live

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Let There Be (F)light

The body,
Beautiful and amazing
The mind so sexy
The spirit or soul
Such a completely mystery
Intangible the power
When freeing the mind and body
And Just Be
What yesterday was impossible
Is today probable
Even solvable
No one knows where
Each tomorrow may lead
Or what we will see
Don’t ask why
Taste the pleasure
Taste taste the pain
Sweet is letting go
Delicious the unknown
As the spirit is
Free to fly

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Walk Into The Fire, Together We Will

Walk we do into the fire
not in solidarity
but rather in solitude
although together we can
extinguish the flames
of fear together.

Hold my hand of hope
and for ever
we shall be forever
free from the hate
that fear brings
on the cold
winter’s night.

Kiss me my darling
On my lips
Of change
For the night
Turns to day
Darkness to light
And, my dear
Tonight we are one
Without anyone
Able to chain us
Into their misery

For our freedom
Is free from any and all
External circumstance
Our peace it is eternal
For it resides within
So, no matter how hot
The heat may get
Burning boiling melting
The fire it is but
Extinguished with the passion
Of our touch

Together, love
Ours is beyond walls
No matter the differences
Between us, because we see
That together, love
Sets us free

Embrace It All?

Living life
without an ounce of gratitude
is living without realizing
the vast blessings
bestowed by life’s
givings

Living life
Being grateful for only what
has been so gratiously given
provides only half of
the vast blessings
bestowed by life’s
givings

Living life
Offering thanks for the pleasure
but not the pain the sun
but neglecting the rain
embraces not fully
the vast blessings
bestowed by life’s
givings

Living Life
With regard only to the wins
Celebrating only success
Grateful to only that
But not the full
bounty that is
life’s givings
bestowed
is to
embrace
all of
living life?

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