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Take The Question To The Queen -

I saw  it all,
the Sun the Moon the night & the day,
there was summer & snow,winter & rain,
children,old people,miracles & war,everything an opportunity,
advantages abounding like red in fresh blood,
it was all there for me like love with no doubts,
incalcuable ramifications everyday,magic within the flesh,
horses & whips,smiles & screams,sex & serenity
people that helped & people that lied,judgement was fluid,
ignorance transformed from stone to sand,
I felt the anger of desperation & the tranquility of fatigue,
there were degrees of shame & success like green on the leaves,
oceans with storms & ships,
I saw musicians weep into their instruments,sculptors whisper to sculptures,
painters pray to the canvas,athletes abandoning self for celebrity,

there were athiest blaming Deity for despair & suffering
along with spiritual people begging for compassion
and delivering hypocrisy unto the vulnerable,
lions feasted on the dumb & slow,lightning struck with violet glow,
castles that were robust were burned to dust,
lonely marble became men's monuments,
I've seen children evolve into fearful & violent creatures 
and there were some which resurrected forgiveness & redemption
as sleep renews the mind,
I observed merchants make mummies of men & women,
people succeeding in business by virtue of self determination,
I saw debt & savings lead to blessings,
I witnessed so much,felt like a king & a crook,
I learned about words & images,
there is something collective about it all,something just,
but what did I see?


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  1. Date: 6/13/2014 11:43:00 PM
    What rich images..... Your lines are intriguing. .. Yes what is life but a culmination of pictures turned to understandings of wisdom. Lovely!!!!

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 6/14/2014 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes Eileen, having the strength to determine what we have seen, what we've been, who we are becoming. To see our motivations for what they truly are, to realize love for all in life is wisdom. J.A.B.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 6:00:00 PM
    "it was all there for me like love with no doubts" Like that line. Just had to read this one again. It is such a rich, global perceptive and well described. Always, Laura

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/27/2013 2:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The query is ultimately what is the purpose of existense, and how accurate are one's perception of 'reality' - love is pure opportunity Laura - thanks for the respect - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 8/21/2012 2:52:00 PM
    I saw it all - - but what did I see? Interesting concepts here. I can't seem to wrap my mind around it all. =) Maybe another read will help. It's good to be observant of the world around you. Developes a brilliant poet, just like you. Always, Laura

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/21/2012 8:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your comments makes me feel like a happy kid Laura!!! I can't thank you sufficiently for that - We've got to be willing to listen and learn to be true and illuminated - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/15/2012 11:57:00 PM
    Justin, wow... some things can be very collective to the mind.. the opportunity of the world as one says... that is the beauty of praise,,, till the mind tick tock's to sleep... and still at the end a question remains... no illusions of enigma... love your deep epic concept of it all... xox~pd

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/16/2012 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes PD., no more sardonic illsions, just love and creativity is what I desire - I'm not suprised that you appreciate this rather odd & cumbersome piece my Sphinx, you possess excellent mental/spiritual stamina, and I'm lucky to know you! Thanks for the Love - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 7/31/2012 7:58:00 PM
    It sounds like a smorgasbord of life in all its realities and craziness!! Some very interesting lines and imagery herein!! Love the way it started out almost like a rhymed poem. So you talk of visions. I am wondering. Are you native american?

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/1/2012 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea, I am a Native Star - glad I got you seeing my friend - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 7/23/2012 6:37:00 AM
    What did you see, Justin? If you brought this question to the queen, I'm sure she would call all her advisors and the magistrate over, trying figure it out. Alas, the answer(s), are clearly stated within this verse! To myself, who is no expert, it's about the poets and poetry here? Best wishes, Mikk :)

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/23/2012 11:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sometimes Life makes sense in a cruel & callous way Mikki -realizing that Life is meant for a larger purpose than yourself - just something to wonder about my friends - I'm elated that you were interested in internalizing this composition Mikki,thanks again for your beautifully inquisitive nature - J.A.B.