Lotus & Dragonfly

Both mired in the muck, the mud
Immersed so deeply in the darkness
They journey alongside one another
Striving, healing, rising
Ever arising.
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Lotus rises first
Green emerging
Flat leaves, broad and sturdy
Shading pond below
Silently growing, transforming.
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Alongside lotus, dragonfly nymph
Slowly climbing out of muck
Arise above mud, and climb green reed
Pause…
Next, emergence.
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Lotus flower grows tall
Dragonfly nymph wriggles
Both work, both venture
A world unknown
A new life.
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Lotus flower slowly blossoms
Emerging in sunlight
Drinking in warmth
Closing upon darkness
Always protected.
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Dragonfly pauses
Patiently waiting, drying
Growing stronger through sitting
Little movement
Preparing for flight.
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Lotus, Dragonfly
Lessons to learn
Arise, arise, and arise above
The depths of darkness
From whence they came.

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Star Journey

I took a sip and blew of my head
Rolled around on the ground
Left my body for dead.
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I flew past the moon
Burned by a few stars
Seeking what was coming soon.
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True brightness, the greatest of lights
And it beckoned me, step in
One way only, no exit in sight.
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I leapt right into the light that was you
Watched your death once more,
Finally you rose, and together we flew.
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We melted like one in time and space
Unified beings, all are here
No need for the never ending race.
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A million years later, back home we came
Past those stars, that glittering moon
Life will never be the same.
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Don’t forget; we are still liquescent
Melting together, like stars into moon
All good, all beings, all love heaven sent.
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Reflection

Look out your window

And notice the still quietness

A calm and quiet river

Reflecting back all she sees. 

Trees float gently on her surface

Golden in the early morning light. 

Clouds on the horizon

Puffy cotton gliding lightly on the surface.

And mighty sun, she rises

Orange, red, pink, yellow

Vibrant mirror like presence.

This is the place where fire meets water

The impossible becomes reality

Right before you

River reflects life.

The Path

The forest path becomes hard to follow

Covered in leaves, every direction looks the same.

I turn around in circles, squares, leaping, dodging

Following the wrong path once again.

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Then I remember, the disappeared

a long forgotten thought,

That I am grounded and guided

And worry I should not.

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I fall down and pray

A prayer of forgotten days

To be engulfed in golden light

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Despite my very best efforts

The path eventually emerges,

And love surrounds me

I reflect on my controlling urges.

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The path may be difficult

Sometimes hard to manage

But when I let go of control

I give up and God takes the most advantage. 

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Thank you emerging and unfolding path

Though sometimes hard to follow

I cherish the journey here

And with love I am held hallowed.

An Answer

He sent me an angel, but I chose not to see

The light that was pouring

From the being in front of me.

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He sent me a light, so I could now know

That I was no longer alone

Somehow I failed to see it’s bright glow.

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He sent me a message, written boldly in ink

Clear and articulate, oh so very neat

Yet I struggled again to see link after link.

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Sadly I cried, until I finally asked him one day

Hey big old guy in the sky

Can’t you send me some answers, guide me on my way?

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His face full of love, with a smile brighter than the sun

He laughed and he chuckled

It’s all right there, just stop from your frantic run.

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Breathe he said, and you will know

So I breathed, sitting still

And it all began to flow.

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The light, the stars, the sky all around

They too breathed out their knowledge

And life became profound.

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Thank you, thank you, big man in the sky

And he laughed and he twinkled

Someday, he said, you will know why….

 

 

 

 

 

Hush Now

Hush now

Watch a river flowing by

Guided by winds and tides

You reflect what meets the eye.

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Quiet now

Stand strong as the tallest tree

Take up your space when needed

And do it comfortably.

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Smile now

Watch the eagle fly overhead

Soar higher and higher

Rise above the flow of bloodshed.

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Tears now

Seeing children laugh and play

Let go of fears of tomorrow

And be filled with grace today.

The Does

Cool winter morning

I plod along

The same path

A different day.

Suddenly, a movement on the road ahead

A brilliant flash of brown

Strength, grace, beauty

Signalling to me, this is how it is done!

The graceful doe flies across my path

Another follows,

And another,

So fast, so free!

Seven Does cross my path

I stop for those few seconds,

I count them as they fly past

I gaze in wonder

At their perfection

Their lack of effort

Pure presence, strength, beauty

Thank you, Seven Does.