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Long poem by Bob Quigley | Details |

Walter

He stood and aimlessly watched the parade of patrons and volunteers that wandered daily past his kennel.  All so familiar, so ordinary.  Just like every other day he mused.  Nothing new.  Nothing special.

Moving to the small crumpled blanket near the back of his cage, he turned several times and finally curled up, head on his paws, positioned so that he could watch the activity around him.  But in reality, he was bored.  It had been a long time since he had met each morning with anticipation.  Too many days.   Too much disappointment.  He would leave all that barking and racing to the front of  their cage to the younger pups who hadn’t figured out yet that the cute ones went first.  It didn’t really make any difference what you did to attract attention if you weren’t young or cute, or both.

Too much time had gone by to participate in the charade.  In reality, Walter had seen a lot of people that he would rather not spend a lot of time with.  You know the type.  Kind of hyper, bouncing from stray to stray, looking for a perfect dog.  Kids poking their fingers  through the kennel screen or banging on it.  Some even making barking sounds.  He didn’t need any of that and was glad when they were gone.

Walter was very picky.  Set in his ways after so many years.  He had had it good for  a long time.  An only dog in a household of two people that let him be himself.  No tricks. No stunts.  Just long naps and daily walks.  A yard to himself to reflect on what was for dinner.  He had been fond of his doggy bed in their bedroom.  Each night he would help his owner walk through the house turning off the lights and checking the doors before they climbed the stairs together.  And there was always one last good night pat before settling down.

But those days were gone now.  First one had become ill and went to the hospital and never came back.  The other one changed overnight, spending long days, sitting mostly.  The walks became less frequent.  Walter did what he could.   He could see it in their eyes that they were hurting from their loss. He would make a point of laying his head in their lap, trying to let them know that he missed them too.  At times like this, he instinctively knew that although it remained unsaid, they only had each other.

He remembers well the day that his owner snapped a leash on him and said, “well Walter, I’m afraid we have to say goodbye.  I have to go to a place where they won’t let me keep you, so I am going to have to let you go.”  Walter could see the tears in his eyes.  He knew it would do him no good to whine or resist.  It was obvious there were no alternatives.  And besides, it would just make it harder on his owner.  But he was going to miss him.  It was not going to be easy to adjust.

But adjust he did.   He had been here a long time now and had seen countless pups and dogs  trot past his cage with light hearts and  new owners, heading off with new found hopes and expectations.  But it soon became obvious that there weren’t a lot of people that wanted an old yellow hound.  Everyone wanted the young ones.  So here he lay, dozing a bit, but still keeping an eye on those walking by, many giving him but a glance before moving on.

He heard them before the saw them.  ”Honey” the voice said.  ”That looks like Walter, old Mr. Whitney’s dog.”  Walters ears perked up a little.  ”Do I know them” he thought.  ”They seem to know me”.  I’d better go take a closer look” and with that, he stood and slowly ambled toward his kennel gate, giving a cautious wag of his tail.

“It is him” the man said.  ”Walter, how you doing boy?  Do you remember me?”

And upon closer inspection, Walter did remember him.  He used to live right across the street.  He would see him in his yard and if Walter were to ramble over, he usually had a dog treat in his pocket.  With the recognition, Walter gave a little stronger wag and moved toward the fingers extended through the fencing.  It was good to see an old friend.

“What do you say hon” the man said.  ”How would you feel about bringing Walter home with us?”

Walter looked at the woman and saw her nod in agreement.  ”You wait here and I’ll go find a volunteer.”

The man bent down and said “What do you think Walter?  Would you like to go home with us?”

Actually, Walter decided, he could think of nothing he would like more.  A chance to go back to the old neighborhood with people he already knew.  What was there not to like.

Soon the woman returned and the gate opened.  A leash was snapped on Walter and together they proceeded past the rows of dogs and puppies, all vying for their attention.  Walter couldn't help but stand a little straighter, stepping a little more lightly, showing off.  ”This is what going home looks like guys.” he thought.  ”Good luck and goodbye”.

As they neared the car the man said “I can’t believe we found you Walter.  There is someone I am going to take you to see.  I can’t wait to see the expression on his face when you walk in his room>”

Walter, of course, knew exactly who he was talking about.  And he couldn't wait to see the expression on his face either.


Long poem by Peter Duggan | Details |

In memory of Bob

In memory of Bob
A true story.

It was in spring of two thousand when I first saw Bob. I’d just started working at Perth Dental hospital, and in fact it was my first day there. I walked up to the front door of this building, but it wasn’t yet opened. So I turned around and went to sit in the bus shelter which was just outside the building. As I went to sit down I noted a dark skinned gentleman sitting there with a happy, benign look on his face. He was about five feet eight give or take a little, and he was rather a thickset man who looked like he’d done his fair share of hard work in his sixty years or more.

     There was something about this Gentleman that I could not quite put my finger on. He had a certain charisma about him; not the phony kind of charisma that one seen in the car salesman or the philanderer who messes with women’s heads, no, Bob had a kind of friendly smile for everyone that he met, and he seemed to draw people into him with his love, and gigantic heart. I knew as soon as I met him that Bob was most definitely for me.

      As Bob looked at me and smiled, the whole world seemed to open up. He said “Ow ya  going mate” in a loud ebullient manner, then we started to chat. Bob was like myself, a thinker, and straight away we started philosophizing about this, that, and the other, and it was like we had known each other forever. Then all of a sudden I found Bob talking about death, and the difference in the way the Maori people faced death, compared to the rather the silly way us white folk look at the subject with great fear in our hearts. Now this had always interested me, and  somehow it just seemed natural to talk to this Maori gentlemen on this subject, and we spoke about it till the doors opened and it was time to work.

      I don’t think anything happens just by chance, and I definitely have this feeling that Bob and I were meant to meet, and I really think this was a major destiny thing. I have found during the course of my life,  that as I am aging, I can feel something pushing me into a certain direction, and I always felt that Bob was part of all this; and I had much to learn from him. Although I have never believed in organized religion, and never followed one I have always felt deeply spiritual, and I have met many people who I learned from, and Bob was most definitely one of them with all his great wisdom and patience. As I came to know Bob, we had many dialogues together, on many subjects. Bob used to love music and could always have time to plonk away on his guitar. He used to come round to my place and we would play songs together, though both he and I were no Eric Clapton’s, I would bang around on my guitar and play the harp, while we would both take out turns at singing. We’d have a smoke or a beer or two, and we’d play songs all day long,  ahhh, I remember those days well, the memories are so strong.

     Bob was one hell of a man, I could tell that he had been a wild one in his youth,
But when I knew him in his sixties he was an icon of wisdom and virtue; he had a kind word for everyone, and gave all his time to anybody who needed him, always.
He used to hear me waffling on like an idiot, trying to make him like me [as I always did] but never once did he tell me how foolish I was, he would just smile knowingly at me. He used to stand there at the window for hours, just drinking in the trees, or the clouds in the sky, and yet he was so aware, I used to try to sneak up on him; it couldn’t be done. His awareness was incredible.

     Then one day Bob fell ill with terminal cancer, and he knew that he had very little time left on this Earth. He lay there sick for days in intolerable pain,  but you never heard one complaint from him, even when he only had days to live, he was still worrying about the welfare of others. When the day finally come for Bob to leave his shell; he was lying there in deep sleep, when all of a sudden he woke up, with a smile on his face. His children asked him ‘Dad, do you want some pain killers” Bob laughed, compassion written all over his face, and he said to them ‘Not one of you has a clue, have you’ and he died with a big smile on his face.

   His daughter got in touch with me, and told me about his death, and also told me that his last wish was to have me watch his soul leave his body. I felt very honored about this and went and sat with his body [as Maoris do]. I got the most peaceful feeling come to me [which I presume was his spirit leaving his body] as I watched his silent body, a Mari war stick and a beautiful rose lay across his chest. I still see it, and I feel blessed by it. He was my Maori warrior, and I adored the man.
 


Long poem by randall graves | Details |

Life in a Dream corrected

Moments to Reflect
Life found in a Dream 
Today I’m a lonely man living in a cold, cold world filled with indifferences and malice. As time marches on a harsh reality come to my mind, time is on no one’s sided, it is only given once and all must die and tomorrow is not guaranteed. This seems so mean because having no one to really love or so it seemed, I was just a lone no one was on my team.
I started to think and reminisce about the think in life that I missed. Tears appeared in my eyes and my heart skips a beat so I lay down and felled into a deep, deep sleep. Suddenly and to my surprise I was on a beach with soft sand underneath feet. The sky was so blue and the air smelled oh so sweet; it dawned on me that this was a place few have ever seen.
I walk down to the water and what did I see; the sea was strange so let me explain; it was made of crystal with a glow all of its own and the waves gave off a musical tone. As my mind adjusted to sounds and the sight I spied out another wonderful delight. There across the sea, a city brighter than the northern lights, oh what a beautiful sight.
I fell down to my knees overwhelmed by the glory that was before me. I thought that I had died and stepped to the other side. I knew what I was seeing before just could not be true, such beauty, it could not exist, not in my world, never like this. A melody that I have never heard before arose from the City across that crystal sea. It had to be played by Angels, the music was so, so sweet; that I felt a joy from my head to my feet and knew deep in my heart that was where I belong,
Just when I decided to dive in and swim to the other side, I heard a soft voice call out my name. I turned around to see who it was that called out my name. There He was this gentle looking Man with sadness in His eyes. He spoke to me and this is what He said; my son, my son you cannot dive in and swim to the other side. So I ask Him why I can’t swim to the other side, that’s easy for me, am going to try.  No, no, no it not for you it not your time was His only reply. I did not understand His reason but I felt His command and suddenly my feet was stuck in the sand, I cried out with hurt and pain in my voice; what lies on the other side, who are you and why can I not go on the other side?
This is the story that He told:
The city that you see beyond the crystal sea it belongs to me and it has streets that are paved in gold. There are many mansions lining the roads and in each one there are treasures that are a wonders to behold. There is no hunger, sickness or death, life everlasting and there you will find rest and for all eternity you will be My guest.  Now I will answer your second question, my son, my son; I Am, who I Am! I came to earth a long time ago and I prepared The Way for all my children to come home. This is some that you should know, for it was written for all to read a long time ago. I am always with you in your times of needs you are never ever all alone. Last but not the least you ask me why; my son, my son it’s just not your time. 
Seek and you will find, knock and the door will be open, and until you love Me, it will never be. Now go back and remember what you seen and what you have heard, because time grows short. Spread My words that My kingdom draws near, repent, repent and stop causing Me tears.
I suddenly opened my eyes and I was home in my bed and I start to cry. Never have I felt such joy and peace deep within. I went down on my knees and I ask the Lord Jesus to please come in and would you please forgive me of all of my sins, please come and live inside of me until the end. I now sow the seeds and when the harvest comes the Lord will know if they landed on fertile ground. Keep this in mind cause when it is time He will separate wheat from the weeds and set all of His children free.
(Warning, Warning)
The time is now, and do it before it to late! 
Time is on no one side.
Everyone want to go to heaven but no one want to die.
You do not have to worry if you have Jesus inside.
He there for the asking want you try
Do you want Him? He want you, it about free will and you must choose.
The Gift is free, Heaven are hell which will it be?
I hope that I have sowed a seed and it will grow, but it will only grow if you truly believe and have faith deep within your heart and soul.
Time waits for no one!
Faith is something sight unseen will you not set your spirit free? Is it so hard for you to believe that Jesus is the answer and all you need? The door is open want you please come in? Don’t you think it time to find that Kingdom that is way up high filled with riches up in the sky?
 


Long poem by Ravindra K Kapoor | Details |

Tarana-Ta Na Na Dhoom - My New Carol Song with English Text lines



TARANA - CAROL SINGING- OR PLEASURE SINGING

Tarana- Ta Na Na Dhoom -  My New Hindi Song with English Text lines

Form- Lyrics

TARANA – A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

Tarana singing is the outcome of those wonderful feelings of heart, 
which burst from the lips of the singer unknowingly. Tarana comes 
on the lips when the heart is in the swinging mood and the feelings 
of joy and pleasure began to come out in the form of meaningless 
and sometimes meaningful words almost in a similar manner 
in all the languages of the world.

Tarana is an Indian musical form in classical music. It has been the 
most popular form sung all over India. The form often with meaningless 
words has attracted not only the vocalists, but the dancers of kathak* 
and bharatnatyam* of both north and south India respectively. The 
monophonic syllables sung in fast tempo has made it enjoyable from 
a learned to a lay man.

I have placed in my Tarana Song Video (on You Tube), some of my 
Photos  with Hindi Song lines in Roman English as well as its English 
 Text lines to show the mood of the Song, which resembles the 
Photos shown in the Video. I am hopeful that this new experimental 
song even without music would give a new horizon to use this form of 
singing for our English Music lovers.

Critical impressions from my music lover Poetry Soup friends about the 
Tarana form of singing and Video is requested and it would be highly 
appreciated. With best wishes

URL OF TARANA SONG ON MY YOU TUBE CHANNEL

In order to really know and appreciate this form of Singing please use
the URL placed below of my Music channel on You Tube "RavindraKK1"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IrGvXAlC3w

Ravindra K Kapoor

*A classical form of India




TARANA SONG 


Ta Na Na Dhoom                                   01     Tarana 

Dhoom Ta Na Na Dhoom   	
Dhoom Ta Na Na Dhoom                       02      Tarana 


Dhoom Ta Na Na Dhoom   
Dhoom Ta Na Na Dhoom                        03      Tarana 
  

Dhoom Dhoom Ta Na Na 
Dhoom Dhoom Ta Na Na                       04       Tarana 



Uproar is all over the world                   05      English

Dhoom Machi Hai Sagre Jag Mein          05      Hindi



The melody which you are searching 
Is the melody on your lips                     06     English

Dhoond Raha Jise, Dhun Ye Wahi Hai    06     Hindi



Ta Na Na Dhoom 
Dhoom Ta Na Na Dhoom Dhoom           07    Tarana

Ta Na Na Dhoom  
Dhoom Ta Na Na Dhoom                       08    Tarana  

            
  
See what a Magic it is                           09     English

Dhekho To Ye Hai Kaisa Karisma           09    Hindi



Your Melody                                          10     English

Dhun  Teri                                             10     Hindi


Is standing just before you                  11     English

Tere Samne Hi Khadi Hai                      11     Hindi


Uproar is all over the world                  12     English

Dhoom Machi Hai Sagre Jg Main           12     Hindi


The melody which you are searching
Is the melody on your lips                    13     English

Dhoond Raha Jise Dhun Ye Wahi Hai    13     Hindi



The Melody which you could not find
Even in Ages                                         14     English

Yug Beete Jise Dhoond Na Paya           14     Hindi



Is standing before you 
To woo you                                           15    English
   
Aaj Wahi Tujhe, Waran Khadi Hai         15     Hindi



Ta Na Na Dhoom
Dhoom Ta Na Na Dhoom                       16     Tarana

Ta Na Na Dhoom                                   17     Tarana



Uproar is all over the world                  18     English

Dhoom Machi Hai       
Sagre Jg Main                                       18     Hindi



The melody which you are searching
Is the melody on your lips                    19     English

Dhoond Raha Jise 
Dhun Ye Wahi Hai                                 19     Hindi



See what a                                           20      English

Dhekho To Kaisi                                    20      Hindi



New Dawn is spreading its wings         21      English

Subah Jagi Hai                                      21       Hindi



Smile is blooming on every lips              22      English
     
Adharon Pe Muskaan Khilee Hai            22      Hindi



The melody which you are searching
Is the melody on your lips                      23        English

Dhoond Raha Jise Dhun Ye Wahi Hai      23        Hindi



Ta Na Na Dhoom 
Dhoom Ta Na Na Dhoom
Dhoom Ta Na Na Dhoom                         24        Tarana  


Ravindra
Kanpur  India 14th June 2014   




Long poem by randall graves | Details |

Life found in a Dream

Life found in a Dream 
Today I’m a lonely man living in a cold, cold world filled with indifferences and malice. As time marches on a harsh reality come to my mind, time is on no one’s sided, it is only given once and all must die and tomorrow is not guaranteed. This seems so mean because having no one to really love or so it seemed, I was just a lone no one was on my team.
I started to think and reminisce about the think in life that I missed. Tears appeared in my eyes and my heart skips a beat so I lay down and felled into a deep, deep sleep. Suddenly and to my surprise I was on a beach with soft sand underneath feet. The sky was so blue and the air smelled oh so sweet; it dawned on me that this was a place few have ever seen.
I walk down to the water and what did I see; the sea was strange so let me explain; it was made of crystal with a glow all of its own and the waves gave off a musical tone. As my mind adjusted to sounds and the sight I spied out another wonderful delight. There across the sea, a city brighter than the northern lights, oh what a beautiful sight.
I fell down to my knees overwhelmed by the glory that was before me. I thought that I had died and stepped to the other side. I knew what I was seeing before just could not be true, such beauty, it could not exist, not in my world, never like this. A melody that I have never heard before arose from the City across that crystal sea. It had to be played by Angels, the music was so, so sweet; that I felt a joy from my head to my feet and knew deep in my heart that was where I belong,
Just when I decided to dive in and swim to the other side, I heard a soft voice call out my name. I turned around to see who it was that called out my name. There He was this gentle looking Man with sadness in His eyes. He spoke to me and this is what He said; my son, my son you cannot dive in and swim to the other side. So I ask Him why I can’t swim to the other side, that’s easy for me, am going to try.  No, no, no it not for you it not your time was His only reply. I did not understand His reason but I felt His command and suddenly my feet was stuck in the sand, I cried out with hurt and pain in my voice; what lies on the other side, who are you and why can I not go on the other side?
                                     This is the story that He told:
The city that you see beyond the crystal sea it belongs to me and it has streets that are paved in gold. Many mansions lining the roads and in each one there are treasure that are a wonder to behold. There is no hunger, sickness or death, life everlasting and there you can find rest, for all eternity you will be My guest.  Now I will answer your second question, my son, my son; I Am, who I Am! I came to earth a long time ago prepare The Way for all my children to come home. This is some that you should know, for it was written for all a long time ago and I am always with you in your times of needs you are never ever all alone. Last but not the least you ask me why; my son, my son it not your time. 
Seek and you will find, knock and the door will be open, and until you love Me, it will never be. Now go back and remember what you seen and what you have heard, because time grows short. Spread My words that My kingdom draws near, repent, repent and stop causing Me tears.
I suddenly opened my eyes and I was home in my bed and I start to cry. Never have I felt such joy and peace deep within. I went down on my knees and I ask the Lord Jesus to please come in and would you please forgive me of all of my sins, please live inside of me until the end. I sow the seeds and when the harvest comes you will know where it can from. Keep this in mind cause when it is time He will separate wheat from the weeds and set all of His children free.
(Warning, Warning)
The time is now, and do it before it to late! 
Time is on no one side.
Everyone want to go to heaven but no one want to die.
You do not have to worry if you have Jesus inside.
He there for the asking want you try
Do you want Him? He want you, it about free will and you must choose.
The Gift is free, Heaven are hell which will it be?
I hope that I have sowed a seed and it will grow, but it will only grow if you truly believe and have faith deep within your heart and soul.
Time waits for no one!
Faith is something sight unseen will you not set your spirit free? Is it so hard for you to believe that Jesus is the answer and all you need? The door is open want you please come in? Don’t you think it time to find that Kingdom that is way up high filled with riches up in the sky?
 


Long poem by randall graves | Details |

Moment to Reflect

Today I’m a lonely man living in a cold, cold world filled with indifferences and malice. As time marches on a harsh reality come to my mind, time is on no one’s sided, it is only given once and all must die and tomorrow is not guaranteed. This seems so mean because having no one to really love or so it seemed, I was just a lone no one was on my team.
I started to think and reminisce about the think in life that I missed. Tears appeared in my eyes and my heart skips a beat so I lay down and felled into a deep, deep sleep. Suddenly and to my surprise I was on a beach with soft sand underneath feet. The sky was so blue and the air smelled oh so sweet; it dawned on me that this was a place few have ever seen.
I walk down to the water and what did I see; the sea was strange so let me explain; it was made of crystal with a glow all of its own and the waves gave off a musical tone. As my mind adjusted to sounds and the sight I spied out another wonderful delight. There across the sea, a city brighter than the northern lights, oh what a beautiful sight.
I fell down to my knees overwhelmed by the glory that was before me. I thought that I had died and stepped to the other side. I knew what I was seeing before just could not be true, such beauty, it could not exist, not in my world, never like this. A melody that I have never heard before arose from the City across that crystal sea. It had to be played by Angels, the music was so, so sweet; that I felt a joy from my head to my feet and knew deep in my heart that was where I belong,
Just when I decided to dive in and swim to the other side, I heard a soft voice call out my name. I turned around to see who it was that called out my name. There He was this gentle looking Man with sadness in His eyes. He spoke to me and this is what He said; my son, my son you cannot dive in and swim to the other side. So I ask Him why I can’t swim to the other side, that’s easy for me, am going to try.  No, no, no it not for you it not your time was His only reply. I did not understand His reason but I felt His command and suddenly my feet was stuck in the sand, I cried out with hurt and pain in my voice; what lies on the other side, who are you and why can I not go on the other side?
This is the story that He told:
The city that you see beyond the crystal sea it belongs to me and it has streets that are paved in gold. Many mansions lining the roads and in each one there are treasure that are a wonder to behold. There is no hunger, sickness or death, life everlasting and there you can find rest, for all eternity you will be My guest.  Now I will answer your second question, my son, my son; I Am, who I Am! I came to earth a long time ago prepare The Way for all my children to come home. This is some that you should know, for it was written for all a long time ago and I am always with you in your times of needs you are never ever all alone. Last but not the least you ask me why; my son, my son it not your time. 
Seek and you will find, knock and the door will be open, and until you love Me, it will never be. Now go back and remember what you seen and what you have heard, because time grows short. Spread My words that My kingdom draws near, repent, repent and stop causing Me tears.
I suddenly opened my eyes and I was home in my bed and I start to cry. Never have I felt such joy and peace deep within. I went down on my knees and I ask the Lord Jesus to please come in and would you please forgive me of all of my sins, please live inside of me until the end. I sow the seeds and when the harvest comes you will know where it can from. Keep this in mind cause when it is time He will separate wheat from the weeds and set all of His children free.
(Warning, Warning)
The time is now, and do it before it to late! 
Time is on no one side.
Everyone want to go to heaven but no one want to die.
You do not have to worry if you have Jesus inside.
He there for the asking want you try
Do you want Him? He want you, it about free will and you must choose.
The Gift is free, Heaven are hell which will it be?
I hope that I have sowed a seed and it will grow, but it will only grow if you truly believe and have faith deep within your heart and soul.
Time waits for no one!
Faith is something sight unseen will you not set your spirit free? Is it so hard for you to believe that Jesus is the answer and all you need? The door is open want you please come in? Don’t you think it time to find that Kingdom that is way up high filled with riches up in the sky?
 


Long poem by J. W. M. Earnings | Details |

The Wise Will Rise

A smile won’t help at this very moment
A moment of peace, a moment of rest that ditched me long ago
Wondering what has been unknown…for many, many years
A million, million, million miles away have you been
I have no words to say…
There’s nothing to see today
Pretending that you are here…
I have no fear and I won’t shed a tear
Shed a tear
No, I won’t shed a tear

What’s hidden in 2014 must stay hidden
Unfortunately, I have been smitten…
Put to shame…but I’ll be alright
As long as you’re here with me tonight

Pheel me…phire me up with your luv from up abuv
Wurds simmer in my mind…
Peel me…like an orange and suck up my juice of joy and hidden love
You said to me not to worry and be filled with dread 
But, you know me well – I wished myself dead
Hey, that was me long ago when I was out of my reach my savior
Savor the moment of mesmerizing misery…taste the sugar-flaming flavor

What’s hidden in 2014 must stay hidden
Unfortunately, I have been smitten…
Put to shame…but I’ll be alright
As long as you’re here with me tonight

I lied to me once again…what do you know?
How do you know? How did you know I was that moon-glazed crow?
City of Craziness is where I roam
Heavenly Homes – where is my Homes? Homez? Homes?
Twisting and spiraling like xXx and yYy chromosomes  

What’s hidden in 2014 must stay hidden
Unfortunately, I have been smitten…
Put to shame…but I’ll be alright
As long as you’re here with me tonight

Disturbed…out of my mind…left behind and release me 
I have become numb & blind…flee from me, anxiety
Odds and evens never meet
Can’t decipher the difference between my hands and feet
Oooooops…
Something is missing…
What’s hidden in 2014 must stay hidden
Unfortunately, I have been smitten…
Put to shame…but I’ll be alright
As long as you’re here with me tonight

Kissing the abyss, 
Dismissing the sun-shimmering surface
A Thousand Horizons Mix As One
Alone for an unknown reason…I welcome the sun
I don’t know ‘bout you, but I, the friend of God, am trying to stay green…
But, my sorrowful soul dipped its feet into the ocean blue

What’s hidden in 2014 must stay hidden
Unfortunately, I have been smitten…
Put to shame…but I’ll be alright
As long as you’re here with me tonight

I depend on you…
You’re so keen and clean…
It must be lucky being you
Left seen while I, the unseen

What’s hidden in 2014 must stay hidden
Unfortunately, I have been smitten…
Put to shame…but I’ll be alright
As long as you’re here with me tonight

Rude and mean don’t fit my characteristics, honey
Darling of delight, I tread the road of recovery
Where to go? 
I don’t know…where the blessed breeze will blow
But, I do know…something you don’t know:
Your beauty… will stand out like no other
Glow in my heart
Glow in my heart
This love will
Grow in my heart
Grow in your heart
Someday, we will go our separate ways
Depart, dark, dark days! Be gone, blacks and grays
You haven’t replied to my hi’s, hello’s and hey’s
What’s up with that?
Did the mouse outrun the cat?
How dare me to sin again this night
But, darling, I fought the grand fight
The fight I fought with my strength-indulged might 
God is never out of sight – call on Him and watch the weeds grow
As long as you don’t abandon Him…reap what you sow…you know?

Out of my control,
But in God’s control – 
2014 was full of peril 
Yet, hidden desires, God’s miracles and Satan’s curses of 2015 
Is what you and I have to expose – One Love From Deep Within
And that’s what lies ahead…
A future where man isn’t head
But, the Lord of Accord will rise
He will bless the Lights of the world, the faithful, the wise


Long poem by J. W. M. Earnings | Details |

Oh Darling, Shine on Me

Oh sweet, sweet darling angel, shine on me, for I welcome the sun day and night…
Check on me to see if I’m alright during my divine flight…
You are amazing and I yearn for Your delight
Rescue me and hear my prayer – fill my heart with might
Thrill me with Your illuminating night!

I need your sunlit glee to shine on me…
Beyonce: Shine on me… satisfaction – make my doubts vanish 
Catastrophes hunt me down like game…
Lady Gaga: I frown…I’m in anguish… I’m feeling down…in anguish
Me included: My only wish is to be here with you – this love ain’t (lame…lame…)x2
But, I’m still feeling this same ol’ shame
I know there’s other fish in the sea
All: You’re my satisfaction – I wanna be free from captivity…

*Chorus*

You’re my ultimate addiction – you lift me higher than cloud seven
I gottah keep pace to run this race the right way…
Alright, you’re making my day…you are like my cherished Haven
Satisfaction is ours, baby…nothing’s in my way today!
Can you see it like fireworks in the sky?
Did you ever wish to be free
Like those mockingbirds and jays in the aqua-blue sky? 
You and I will receive the ability to fly
The ability to show off our inner glow…yah know…soooo…
And we’ll be putting up a show…yah know…yah know…let the wicked wind blow…
oooh ahhahah ohhh…
Take away my flaws…
And give me a big applause
Let go of all worries
Gather around me, my stinging, beautiful bees…
I get pleasure off of your applauses…giving me satisfaction…I feel like I’m top dog 
right now!
Oh baby, shine on me, for I welcome the sun day and night

*Verse 14*
Lady Gaga: I hear your voice on the telephone…
Rihanna: That billion dollar voice – so priceless…
Me: Now, I feel that I’m not alone…I was never alone
Beyonce: Thank you for thinking of me – I rejoice and live in bliss
Eminem: Take me up to cloud seven
You are not my hell, but my heaven
Give me something more than the world hands me
Make me something more than what they see
Let me be truly free and brave…I was stuck in my solitary cave
Rihanna: Save me, oh savior…rescue me, oh sexy savior
Set me free from anxiety – you saved my life – I swear, I’ll behave
Rihanna: Save me, oh savior…rescue me, oh sexy, surreal savior
Em. and me: I was naked and ashamed…
There was no one to blame
I was numb and missing out on satisfaction
Em., Beyonce and I: I was numb before I met you…before you came…you came 
into my life – you were a grand distraction and that is my confession
Me: You came around…I’m no longer gravity-bound
You pushed my depression to the ground
You lifted me up with satisfaction that’s hardly found

*Chorus*

You’re my ultimate addiction – you lift me higher than cloud seven
I gottah keep pace to run this race the right way…
Alright, you’re making my day…you are like my cherished Haven
Satisfaction is ours, baby…nothing’s in my way today!
Can you see it like fireworks in the sky?
Did you ever wish to be free
Like those mockingbirds and jays in the aqua-blue sky? 
You and I will receive the ability to fly
The ability to show off our inner glow…yah know…soooo…
And we’ll be putting up a show…yah know…yah know…let the wicked wind blow…
oooh ahhahah ohhh…
Take away my flaws…
And give me a big applause
Let go of all worries
Gather around me, my stinging, beautiful bees…
I get pleasure off of your applauses…giving me satisfaction…I feel like I’m top dog 
right now!
Beyonce and everyone else (gospel choir): 
So, oh darling, darling - stand by me...
Lean on me...be by my side and I wanna hear your echoing empathy
Cuhhh-Come shine on me! Let our night be illuminated by Your dazzlin' light!


Long poem by J. W. M. Earnings | Details |

The Attitude of Gratitude

You can’t expect miracles in the eyes of men 
We must wait patiently with heartfelt acceptance
You will not look back & slip into your comfort zone again
We MUST gain eternal freedom & experience 
The attitude of gratitude right this instance! 

The compassionate, luminous chorus sang with cheerful sensation  
Imagining the nature outside of the polluted city
The smell of crimson roses and burning incense triggers my elation 
Idolizing its ravishing aroma, sending me vibes of vitality

It doesn’t take much to have an attitude of gratitude 
Are you alarmed? Have you lost faith, dude?
I’m sorry if I did you wrong, but I need you to sing a positive song
I’m positive that you will feel like you belong – 
Don’t get me wrong…someday, you will win this game of ping-pong!

The pangs of passion pressures me to keep trying my best, despite the feeling of giving up
Refining our serene spirits, empowering us inevitably
The good-looking scenery’s sparkling essence refills my beautiful bliss – that’s what’s up!
Sympathizing with your heart’s tune, uplifting me jubilantly 

The taste of tear doesn’t take over my taste buds because I hold you dear
Drive out your atrocious fear, ganging up on us furiously!
The ugly truth leaves me with my shameful scars and they tend to interfere
With my future goals and dreams…enticing me with twisted passion,
Discouraging me endlessly! How can this be? How can it reign over me?
Walking on my own, wrapped up in my anxiety, shivering violently…

The frolicking heard chased after you, but you escaped with pure confidence
Bringing back the importance of the purpose of prosperity
The precious, triumphant sight of mountains rising with sheer effulgence 
Prizing its fine appearance, serving as my dream of reality

You can’t have faith without works or fences without a gate
We must take action carefully with articulate and gallant insight 
You must have the strength to kill the old man; just start on a new slate
We will be lights of the world, always hopeful and bright tonight

It doesn’t take much time to seek help during your arduous adventure…you’ll be cured
I pray daily for your fortunate flight…your future goals are fulfilled because you’ve endured 
Are you drifting away in the ocean of commotion? Do you need my helping hand, dear friend?
I want you to be a brave and wise hero and soar with liberty close at hand– 
Do you have the strength to understand? Let’s land in the Victorious Land!

I owe my praise to you for staying strong throughout the years of pain
I honor you by lightening up your load that has once driven you insane
The attitude of gratitude will be with you, 
Even if you break or bend
I have faith that you will endure until the end…

You can’t expect miracles in the eyes of men,
Though their domineering irises are like stars in the midnight sky 
We must wait patiently with heartfelt acceptance
I wish you luck as you obtain the attitude of gratitude, an attitude you can’t deny 
An attitude that gives you a natural high 

~ ~ ~ ~ 

Special thanks to Jake Ponce for your recent poem entitled “Archaic Assault” for inspiring me to write some lines. You’ll surely find some of your words in this piece, Jake!


Long poem by RASHANTE PORTER | Details |

ONCE BROKEN,NOW, UNDER CONSTRUCTION

TRACES REMAIN OF THE MANY STAINS,UPON MY CHEEKS FROM FALLEN TEARS,ONCE BROKEN,NOW,UNDER CONSTRUCTION.MY HEART COULD NOT BREATHE LET ALONE PROPERLY BEEP TO THE TUNE THAT GOD HAD GIVEN IT,I HAD ALLOWED ALL THAT STUFF,THAT OLD BAGGAGE TO SUFFICATE MY PRAISE,MY WORSHIP,MY HEART AND MY SOUL,ITS FUNNY HOW CERTAIN SITUATIONS CAN MAKE LIFE UNFOLD,YOU WERE THE MEDICINE I NEEDED U WERE JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED,THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS I DIDNT PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE READING ON THE PAPER THAT SAID PRESCRIPTION,YOU WAS SUPPOSE TO BE THERE TO PREVENT MY HEART FROM BEING BROKEN,I THOUGHT,I WAS WRONG.I WAS SUPPOSE TO TAKE A 30 DAY DOSE OF U,BUT U BECAME A 7 YEAR DRUG.I GOT HIGH OFF OF U, I BECAME A ADDICT TO UR MENTAL ABUSE,SO MUCH TO THE POINT OF ME THINKING IT WAS RIGHT,EVEN NOW I STILL TAKE DOSES OF U,THINKING U WOULD CURE MY DISEASE,MY BROKEN HEART,MY WOUNDED SOUL,STILL NOT UNDERSTANDING YOU ARE THE REASON .I BEGIN TO REMEMBER ANYTHING YOU DO TO MUCH OF IS A SIN,NO I KEPT GOING BACK TO THE PHARMACY GETTING REFILLS OF YOU,NOT BELIEVING THE REAL DOCTOR THE FIRST TIME I GOT OFF OF U,HE HAD PRE WARNED ME ABOUT THAT PRESCRIPTION WHICH WAS U,SO ITS LIKE I DID SOME IDOL WORSHIPPING,I CHOOSE U TO MAKE ME FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF,INSTEAD OF THE ONE WHO ALREADY KNEW WHAT MAKE ME LAUGH,WHAT MAKE ME CRY,WHAT MAKE STAY COMING BACK,WHAT MOVE ME FAR AWAY,YES,THE POTTER WHO MADE ME THE CLAY.HE EVEN OFFERED ME TIME AND TIME AGAIN TO RUN AND DONT LOOK BACK,HE SENT THE RED PILL WHICH TOLD ME THAT BY HIS STRIPES I HAD BEEN HAELED,AND THAT MY SINS ARE FORGIVEN,THAT I JUST HAD TO FORGIVE MYSELF,THE PURPLE PILL THAT SAID I AM ROYALTY,THE WHITE PILL WAS FOR THE PURGING I WOULD NEED TO MAKE ME PURE AGAIN.THEN BAM!!!JUST WHEN I THOUGHT IT WAS DONE HERE I GO AGAIN TAKING ANOTHER DOSE OF U.I TOOK THE GREEN PILL WHICH WAS JEALOUSLY,ENVY,AND STRIFE.SO ,AT THAT POINT I REALIZED IT WAS DEEP REAL DEEP,SO I ASKED GOD TO GIVE ME SOMETHING THAT WOULD REDEEM ME.AND HE GAVE ME PSALMS 49V15 BUT GOD WILL REDEEM MY SOUL FROM THE POWER OF THE GRAVE:FOR HE SHALL RECEIVE ME, SELAH.AFTER THAT I BEGIN TO EAT SMALL PORTIONS THAT WAS GIVEN TO ME BY PASTORS,PROPHETS,SO FORTH AND SO ON,I WAS FINALLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.I ASKED THE LORD TO HAVE MERCY UPON ME,O GOD ACCORDING TO THY LOVINGKINDNESS ACCORDING UNTO THE MULTITUDES OF THY TENDER MERCIES,BLOT OUT MY TRANGRESSION,WASH ME THROUGHLY FROM MINE INIQUITY AND CLEANSE ME FROM MY SIN,I WENT ON TO SAY PURGE WITH HYSSOP,AND I SHALL BE CLEAN,WASH ME AND I SHALL BE WHITER THAN SNOW.MAKE ME TO HEAR JOY AND GLADNESS THAT THE BONES WHICH THOU HAST BROKEN MAY REJOICE.HIDE THY FACE FROM MY SINS;AND BLOT OUT ALL MINE INIQUITIES.CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART,AND RENEW A RIGHT SPIRIT WITHIN ME.RESTORE UNTO ME THE JOY OF THY SALVATION AND UPHOLD ME WITH THY FREE SPIRIT.THEN I HEARD GOD SPEAK AND SAY TAKE UR TIME AND GET TO KNOW ME.HE SAID I MUST STUDY TO SHOW MYSELF APPROVED.HE SAID OH,TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD,AND KNOW THAT U ARE UNDER THE CARE OF THE GREAT PHYSICIAN,YOU ARE BEING REBUILT BECAUSE YOU HAVE OPENED YOUR HEART AND RECEIVED MY SPIRIT,UR FOUNDATION HAVE NOW BEEN SET AND YOU ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION.


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