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Between The Lines

Flowers And Lines

Everything that exists is one being. You are
A mirror that reflects light and I’m looking in
The mirror. What prevents me from seeing clearly
Are my own misperceptions. What I want to see
Is the light but there’s smoke in the way. It’s akin
To the darkness that happens with a dying star.

I can’t see the pure love. I’ve a distorted view
Of everything. Ever since I was a child I
Had made many agreements with those who raised me
And with governing structures of society.
Seldom did I ever think to ask myself why
Living up to most of them was so hard to do.

We have been told our entire lives that we need to
Respect elders and authority and we’re told
That we aren’t good enough to pursue certain things
And that thinking about doing them only brings
About failure. We succumb to these manifold
Destructive affirmations and bleak points of view.

Most agreements that I’ve made are old and worn out.
Some are not even truthful. I need to get rid
Of the ones that are no longer helpful to me.
Once the smoke begins clearing how nice it will be.
What’s been done that’s not working can now be undid.
Making new agreements is worth thinking about.

The Illusion Of Romance

Neon Heart

Romance is an illusion. That’s why the divorce
Rate increases. A great number of couples thought
That when they married life would be a lifelong date.
But when reality sets in life’s not so great.
In illusion their hearts, minds, and egos are caught.
Inner guidance becomes the most trusted resource.

People who have bought into this idea of
A romance that is perfect perhaps believe that
Romance is what love really is which isn’t so.
Romance isn’t love. It cannot help you to grow
As a person. You want to take a good look at
Your relationship. Is it one made in true love?

Love is far deeper, more powerful, and it does
Not wear off like a romance will after a while.
Romance is the projection of good qualities
In oneself on another which leads to disease
Of the psyche which may be hard to reconcile.
You continue to long for the good time that was.

You see the other person as intelligent,
Beautiful, sensual, charming, gregarious,
And caring. If you can see yourself as all these
Plus a whole lot more of these kinds of qualities
You’ll attract just the right person. You need not fuss
With the details. They all will become evident.

Before I Sleep

Sleep Right

If I were hungry I wouldn’t tell you because
The whole world and everything within it is mine.
The cattle of a thousand hills are mine as well.
It would seem that there’s no reason for me to tell
Anyone of my troubles. I’m doing just fine.
The angels are delighted. I hear their applause.

For the most part this day has turned out as it should.
I thank God and the universe and I believe
That tomorrow I’ll be happier than today.
That I wake up to my true self is what I pray.
I would love to remain in the mood to receive
Heaven’s blessings, and heaven knows for me what’s good.

There’s nothing in particular I’m asking for.
I just want a good night sleep. I have no concern
That I wish to have carried into tomorrow
Lest I reactivate some forgotten sorrow.
From heaven I came down and to there I return
With each segment of slumber even if I snore.

I am not the object nor its shadow. What I
Truly am is the light of the world and I can
Change the object and therefore cast a new shadow
On the earth. In so doing I’m able to grow.
I only wish that tomorrow is better than
Today is – this damned hot final day of July.