Row Ashore

    Of ancient souls Come, my love Reach and rock My heart in yours It is a wellspring Of gentle movements Crashing Upon the shore Who loved before us And left us their remnants Of broken bows And paddles And disintegratingly exquisite dreams.

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Brightest Star Fades

Note: Handsome Jazz was found, left for dead beside a deserted highway, in Columbus, South Carolina. He had heartworms, filed down teeth, scars covering his body, and an emaciation state before unseen in a living creature. He had been the bait-dog in a dog fighting ring in the United States. Yet he persevered. He forgave. […]

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Betrayal’s Lesson

We are each many stories and experience numerous struggles. If we are honest, we each know the frazzled and weary world of betrayal. It is sometimes difficult to understand and resolve betrayals. Yet we all have been there ~ and will be again if we live fully. One way to perceive betrayal is that we […]

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  So. It is. I am older. I am more knowledgeable. I am perhaps more keen as to what may be lacking in our lives, as well as the goodness and mercy I witness in abundance. My dear brother’s death in January of 2015 (Douglas David Murphey) is still paramount in my mind’s wanderings, and […]

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  It is with slight trepidation And a  newfound respect for myself that I bubble up to the surface of the chaos in my brain And back down to the slimy bottom dregs of poisonous thought.   It is there I find the raping of human souls Vying for God only knows For I wither […]

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Adhere Smother Clasp Fasten Cherish Embrace Adhere Hug Clinch Clasp Cradle Squeeze Muzzle Seize Suffocate Seal Silence Smother  

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An Un-Causing

If my anxiety is causing my heart to quiver To skip and dance and turn cartwheels Then I can un-cause my heart’s wayward ways Of hopping and jumping and creating havoc By deep breathing, prayer, meditation And movement Maybe even outside With a fierce wind in my face And my bones of courage.

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What appears to begin As an affiliated berceuse, a song, an inspiring lullaby Comes crashing down, acerbated, embittered With an authoritative apogee, a domineering high point Of being immured alive and imprisoned alive within crusted walls Excuse me, please I cannot breathe.

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  Are you a candle Lighting the way For others? Lighting others so they might light others? Or are you dead Sucking up Life Where you find it? For fear is the root Of all mean spiritlessness Be not afraid For you are love Loved Loving.

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It is with regret And a bit of wonder I assuage my heart Over your betrayals I fly away Attempting to acknowledge my sorrows Only to return My heart in shards To love’s enduring melody. I hereby release and let go ~ and move on You see Thee and me We are free.

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To a life well-lived fully lived without fear; knowing, wondering, acknowledging that surrounding free-floating hostility is not about me; Detach Move on Embrace the next right thing; I may not have the answers Yet I am free; Finally free To be Whatever is my higher power; God or the Great Spirit or the Universe or […]

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Moodscope Submission

Equivocation   Note: Title refers to avoidance of an issue. It is a daily quest for me to dive under the cover of uncertainty as I polish and spit shine life’s oft exploding safety helmets during bouts of weary depression. For certain messages assail me. I hunger and am thirst obsessed, asking to step aside ghosts of painful […]

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