JUST POETRY XV

49 COMMITMENT

The independence of partners is equal

The facets of the bond are ample

The respect is reciprocal

The commitment is not casual

Truth and honesty are crucial

The guide is to be faithful

To do otherwise would be unbearable

The serenity of love is blissful

50 BODY

I filled my body with today’s first meal

It made life seem real

I filled my body with happiness

It dissolved my feelings of aimless

I filled my body with sadness

The sun came and lifted the darkness

I filled my body with wonder

An open mind and body is the answer

I filled my body with curiosity

I became more worldly

I filled my body with gratitude

It vastly improved my mood

My body was filled with love

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POEM 46 HAPPY PLACE

People talk of going to their happy place

Why? When all of life is a happy place

We’re always searching on the other side

When what we want is contained inside

Forget your cares and let life flow

Be inspired and bask in its glow

Declutter your life, you will find peace

The quality of life will show a great increase

Serenity is within your command

To reach it is like a dreamland

 

47 ON POETRY 

Some are painful to squeeze out

Some take on a life of their own

Some scream to be read

Some write themselves

Some are contorted

Some are surprising

Some are masterful

Some are profound

Some are beautiful

Some are amateur

Some are arcane

Some are weird

Some are silly

Some are sad

Some just are

48 MOOD JOURNEY

An intimate dance with your mind

It’s a journey that can never be timed

The product of a particular mood

Dark thoughts seldom intrude

A time of bliss and solitude

It fills our life with gratitude

It helps us lead a life that is kind

With the universe, we are entwined

 

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POEM 44 SEA AGAIN

When the day is sad, I return to the sea

It’s the cradle of life, it placates me

Its natural state, unchanged for thousands of years

Mixed with the flow of a million tears

I release my tears, the wind blows them away

I let it all out, looking for a new day

I turn my back on my friend the sea

It cries to me, I ignore the plea

The sea never fails to rejuvenate

It casts off life’s heavy weight

POEM 45 SHARED

The normal human condition is to be paired

Life is just better if it is shared

To find a good life mate

You must do more than meditate

To succeed, first practice self-awareness

You must do this without getting anxious

Be open to all that is around you

You will be amazed when love has found you

This can’t come without some effort

The final results will surely be a comfort

The normal human condition is to be paired

Life is just better if it is shared

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POEM 42 FEAR

An almost impossible situation is drawing near

Boiling in my chest is the feeling of fear

My heart is rushing

My face is flushing

I’ve been here before

I know I can handle more

Fear is not something to dread

It can keep us from being dead

POEM 43 FRIEND

A friend accepts you as you are

To not do so would be bizarre

You needn’t agree on everything

Maybe only one important thing

A life without friends would be lonely indeed

To cultivate some, you must plant a seed

To be a true friend, have their back

It often takes two to ward off an attack

To have a good friend can be sublime

To earn it, you must put in the time

 

 

 

 

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POEM 41 PARTNER PRATTLING

To be loved is the perpetual thirst

To deny it will leave you forever cursed

 

In the beginning, love is fragile

As it grows, it gains strength ample

 

To successfully love another

First, love yourself or be failure

 

Love came quietly, casting its spell

It had me in its grasp before I could tell

 

Love must be given freedom to grow

Unrestricted, it creates its own flow

 

Emotions are rampant, out of control

Bonding and serenity are the eventual goal

 

The world spins by, we don’t care

We just want to be a pair

 

Hand in hand, we stand facing the wind

With communication, we become disciplined

 

Trust is essential, built over time

Carefully constructed, can last a lifetime

 

Openness and truth are the foundation

Without them, we haven’t begun

 

Make no assumptions, be not a fool

Continuous communication is a basic rule

 

Take every opportunity to learn your partner

Things never stay the way they were

 

The touch of your partner is not to miss

Above other things, creates bonding and bliss

 

Time with your partner is never wasted

It solidifies and makes it grounded

 

An uplifting word will always be heard

Done daily, it’s never awkward

 

A compliment is never out of place

Anytime is good, inject it any place

 

An occasional gift helps it grow

Life is better in the afterglow

 

The work is not hard but rewarding

The results can make your heart sing

 

To be loved is the perpetual thirst

To deny it will leave you forever cursed

 

 

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POEM 39 PURPOSEFUL STROLL

A purposeful stroll around the lake

Alone time, a time to meditate

The cares of life are washed away

With a clear mind, ready for play

With freedom, the choices are many

No excuse to live life blandly

All this comes when it’s time to take

A purposeful stroll around the lake

POEM 40 EMPATHY

A friend approaches with terrible news

Much worse than feeling the blues

I offer my shoulder while my friend cries

I listen quietly, try my best to empathize

I can’t feel the pain in their heart

I offer to help, try to do my part

Together we get through the day

It becomes less, but the pain never goes away

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POEM 37 CHANCE

She stood there waiting to dance

This really isn’t about romance

I thought; why not give it a chance

My dance skills are somewhat lacking

She was kind and didn’t send me packing

As we danced in grand style around the floor

I was happy, hungry for more

Dancing is a gateway to happiness

It brings out the best in all of us

POEM 38 A DAY

A cool morning devoured by the ascending sun

The first task will soon be done

As we cross items off, we feel we’ve won

Many opportunities for the day

Getting much accomplished feels like play

Few setbacks, tomorrow is another day

Each day, I set aside time for fun

Each day, I welcome the sun

Each day marks progress towards the goal

Each day, I refuse to sell my soul

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POEM 35 NATURAL

Love and acceptance are the natural state

Justice for all is the natural state

A better world will be our fate

It takes work to learn to hate

It takes work to close a mind

It’s easier to just be kind

Hand in hand we advance mankind

It all makes so much sense

A serene world will be the consequence

POEM 36 POET?

I’m not a lifelong poet

Just read my work, you’ll know it

I write to spill my brain

Surprised by the thoughts I contain

It matters not what they mean to me

It only matters what they mean to thee

Open your mind, let the words flow in

Accepting strange thoughts could be a win

I’ll leave you here, go experience life

Experience is all we have, enjoy the wild life

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POEM 33 OPEN MIND

Don’t be afraid to speak your mind

You can do it without being unkind

To live life fully, open your mind

Receive ideas, they needn’t be aligned

Trust is precious, give it and receive

Share yourself and you will achieve

Welcome the adventure, assume the uncertainty

Life has its problems, never carefree

To experience it will bring peace and tranquility

POEM 34 THE ROAD

The road may be long, but not lonesome

I feel sorry for those living in a slum

I have myself as good company

Driving is meditative, I stare blankly

I am in control of my universe

I’m singing my happy song, on third verse

Outside the air is hot and dry

The most interesting clouds fill the sky

My back is sore, the day is done

I marvel at how far we’ve come

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POEM 31 ONLINE DATING

Spinning round and around

Exalting in love just found

It’s another new day

The blues have gone away

So happy to have found you

The world doesn’t have a clue

Together, we become lost in the music

All the result of a single right click

Who thought love resides in technology?

Lucky me, I only suffered through three

POEM 32 MORE ABOUT LOVE

Love makes the world go around

All without making a sound

Quietly, without control, casting its spell

Even without knowing, all can be well

Open your heart, let it in

The entire world is actually your kin

As you are, love yourself first

It will quench the perpetual thirst

Love your fellow in a manner appropriate

The path of life will become a pleasant banquet