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Smile Of A Thousand Songs

A spirit is what it is,
sharing yet selfish, starving yet sated,
a humble sky that can erupt into a hurricane,
can be an avalanche on the mountain of confidence,
it will be a maternal calm in a moment of marbled mania,
or shatter the laughter of happiness with the pompous scorn of suspicion,

This element of unapologetic adrenaline is magnetic,
tickles our tastes like a feather of silky sweetness,
shapes the clay of a body's cunning with lust lost in a thirsty lick,
bestows bravery on Jealousy and can make a fool of Devotion,
Destiny is the web of it's dance, Fate the funeral of it's expectations,

Designs dreams and shares tears with Death,
weddings and wars, crimes and kindness are famiar family,
Joy, the breakfast of it's youth,
Determination, the dragon of it's desire,
walks like weather too cool for sunshine
breathes like butter burnin in a salty simmer,
the only force known
to be capable of creation and destruction with equal ease,
Love is the name, Life is the game,
cinnamon on the breath of suspense -

J.A.B.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 7/24/2015 9:54:00 PM
Some say you need to go back to your poetry books in order to learn more. I say not all the time. To learn, I go to the pages of my favorite contemporary poets too. I learn, and take pleasure at the same time. Old poems of the masters have their purpose, but the writes of the contemporary poets are in the moment, real, alive, challenge the mind and caress the senses - wondrously throbbing. All those things I found again here and more. I feel justified in my pursuit, Justin. Another fav.Kim
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Justin Bordner
Date: 7/25/2015 2:16:00 AM
When we master our hearts, and become connected to love then our poetry is the history of life, worthy of all times and Ages Kim...I want to throb for you, to throb with you Poetess...J.A.B.
Date: 7/16/2014 3:00:00 PM
Powerful and has so much to munch.This is life,Its the dilhema between heart and soul,good and evil.Opposites and equals.Decisions and more decisions which determine every situation.I really enjoyed reading this poem.It made me ponder.
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Date: 7/16/2014 8:42:00 PM
Love is a spirit that will devour you to survive, and the only way to stay alive with joy is to keep feeding It Charma. When you can no longer feed Love then you perish. I am happy that my work addresses your definitions Charma. J.A.B.
Date: 6/3/2014 12:35:00 AM
Great contradictive elements mixed with strong wordplay and observation plus imagination, well worth the read I say Justin, take care Joe..'
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Date: 6/3/2014 3:44:00 PM
I really appreciate your astuity Joe, although I prefer not to see Love's multifaceted nature in terms of contradictions or opposites, rather harmony in the myraid of ways it compells us to awaken and perform in this life. Love provides many things, contradictions are not one of them. Humans need to learn to see beyond opposites, and understand the true reflections of of everything in existense.
Date: 5/29/2014 2:35:00 AM
The weave of each words is definitely a winner, in this life we have our own song and it's definitely true. I love how you words can connect to those who read it. Great pen.
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Date: 5/30/2014 8:10:00 PM
Creating a visceral art is the objective of literature Lena.TThat's whsts so special about our craft, it gets deeply internalized by the consumer, more so than the visual arts, and diffetently from music, poetry must be processed physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually, invading enery cell of human structure. Your compliment is motivating my friend. J.A.B.
Date: 5/6/2014 8:12:00 PM
a very clever write Justin, you had me anxiously moving through the lines, like a fine mystery novel, the reader is pulled in and moved along savoring each word... enjoyed this one :)
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Date: 5/7/2014 1:37:00 PM
Yeah Sandra, Love is what it needs to be to conquer the the certainy of sanity. J.A.B.
Date: 4/20/2014 11:22:00 PM
Brilliant as always... so much to contemplate in each line. Especially love the last two lines !
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Date: 4/21/2014 8:20:00 PM
So happy your back Karen, and my love story serves you with suspense and smiles. Love is meant to be unpredictable. J.A.B.
Date: 4/20/2014 5:54:00 PM
I feel as if there is story to be read between the lines. Wonderful as always, you never cease to amaze me dear one.
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Date: 4/21/2014 8:17:00 PM
Keep searching between my pulses Red Pony. J.A.B.
Date: 4/19/2014 7:37:00 PM
A truly wondrous right here well done and thought out, enjoyed every line and i will return to read this again many times over. cheri thank you also for your great comment.
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Date: 4/21/2014 8:23:00 PM
Your comment reflects what I keep telling myself about the very nature and results of love Cheri. Your work is masterful. J.A.B.
Date: 4/17/2014 6:27:00 PM
Fascinating write, Justin. I love how you kept me going to those very last lines...With your work, I need to read and reread some lines to truly grasp the inner meaning. i like that it isn't all laid out. I need to find ways to make my writing more intriguing that way. Love...Ah love....it can bring death of a soul or life to the bones. Lovely
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Date: 4/18/2014 1:31:00 AM
You so clearly understand the dynamics of Love Eileen, and the reverent and dynamic way I portray its energy.I'm honored that you find chess in my writing stlye. I love the thrill of creating a moving message and feeling with the great art of Poetry. J.A.B.
Date: 4/6/2014 1:14:00 PM
- This I enjoyed reading, Justin .... powerfully..... with smile - a pleasure to read!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/6/2014 1:35:00 PM
Your lovely Anne! The fun weathet of love. J.A.B.
Date: 4/5/2014 2:04:00 PM
Hi Justin: It's been awhile since you were kind enough to comment on my viking funeral. Your poem comprises many items such as yin and yang, instruction , morals and religion. Awesome! My compliments
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Date: 4/6/2014 1:32:00 PM
Pleased you felt the Tao of this composition my friend. I was on hiatus in Valhalla for awhile, looking forward to revisting your work.J.A.B.
Date: 4/4/2014 8:07:00 PM
Brilliant poem Justin!
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Date: 4/4/2014 8:34:00 PM
Thank you Keith. Love makes brilliance possible. J.A.B.
Date: 4/4/2014 11:01:00 AM
Intrigue me some more J A B..... Everything, I want to say, is said below. Kudos, I see you have a strong band of fans following you. ~SKAT~
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Date: 4/4/2014 8:32:00 PM
Thank you SKAT, I will intrigue you, as long as you remain obedient to impulsive inspiration. These writers are my dear friends, talented and beautifuuly emotional, We share, rather than follow, they are very strong like you my friend. So glad you felt this Spirit. J.A.B.
Date: 4/3/2014 12:36:00 PM
Such excellence!!!! Love your style and talent!
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Date: 4/3/2014 12:48:00 PM
We praise all that life is my friend, talentvis an instrument of the infinite. Thank you Susan! J.A.B.
Date: 4/2/2014 9:42:00 PM
Oh Justin you're at it again, and again.. "A Spirit is what it is....Love is the name, Life is the game" So much fantastical fantasy come to life, to reality. I am spellbound by your ability to use words to yank my foolish funk back, standing up straight. I remember now what that STUFF is which, starts with a gasping gulp of human and ends with a soft submissive exhale. Yes my friend, this is an awesome depiction. My new favorite. Blessings to you. ~Teresa PS Do you already have a book out?
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Date: 4/3/2014 12:00:00 PM
Yeah, Teresa, can't stop the commotion of Love's appetites. Love has done so much to me, a misbehavior that I always find myself savoring. Glad I got you gulping and sighin my friend. Sweet alliterative comment too. The publication of my compositions will be managed by others before and after my Passing. J.A.B.
Date: 4/2/2014 6:15:00 PM
"weddings and wars, crimes and kindness are famiar family..." must it be familiar :o? anyhow, it's really great write still.. :)
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Date: 4/3/2014 12:02:00 PM
Strangely Olive, love isn't always a friend per se. J.A.B.
Date: 4/2/2014 6:12:00 PM
deep and sometimes strange though.. :D?! strange in a way cause it leaves me intrigued re-read it twice, thrice.. :D like the descriptions.. :) creative AND EXPLORATIVE.. +++ olive_eloi dropping by to say hi and thanks for the remarks on my writings.. :)
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Date: 4/3/2014 12:08:00 PM
You have satisfied my artistic ambition by simply being intrigued Olive, and that makes me successful, I appreciate it much! J.A.B.
Date: 4/2/2014 4:11:00 PM
Also, are you describing a smile in this poem? A smile can be so powerful, can say so much, and I was wondering if that was what you were doing. All in all... I am adding this to my favorites. Thanks for sharing with us Justin. Your work is inspiring to me. ~Laura
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Date: 4/3/2014 12:20:00 PM
Yes, Laura, I am, a smile for every tear, moment of exhuberence, punishment, and triumph. Thanks for the wonderful honor Laura. We deeply inspire each other. J.A.B.
Date: 4/2/2014 4:08:00 PM
As I continue to read your work posted here, I notice I love your poetry so much because you really amplify the senses through your words. The amazing thing is I can feel a lot of it through the mind.... But even so, you add another sense to the five we so very well know... there is a spiritual deepness in the lines, and between the lines. I adore that. At least I feel it. I just love this poem. Great work, Justin!! Always, Laura
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Date: 4/3/2014 12:41:00 PM
One thing is certain my Sphinx, thete is no escape from Love's tempting and terrific wilderness. My passion is only a breath away Linda. Luv how you express your grasp of the emotional and physical spirit of my love lesson. Thanks for honoring me in so many ways. I'll happily embrace your sweet jealousy. J.A.B.
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Date: 4/3/2014 12:29:00 PM
My inspiration and works achieve they're greatest reward by the type of absorbtion you allow yourself to experience Laura. You make me proud, and motivayed, I can't thank you enough Laura. I love your sensitivity. J.A.B.
Date: 4/2/2014 3:32:00 PM
Justin, I wuv the elements in you. Whether this has been written as an escape from fantasy to reality, I love it. It's deep. You described the spirit as being a thousand times beyond the light. Curiosity that you were already dreaming a dream of dreams from the inside before the sweetness jump in front of you. Taunting and loving the imagine of, cinnamon on the breath of suspense - I, myself relate and you have a way in capturing my undivided attention. Jealousy's only a smile away. xox~PD
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Date: 4/3/2014 8:13:00 PM
I've noticed, that when I'm responding to a comment on my page, and simultaneously receiving a new comment this "error" will occur with the soup's software.
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Date: 4/3/2014 8:10:00 PM
LOL LINDA, the love is above...
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Date: 4/3/2014 11:14:00 AM
a fav:)
Date: 4/2/2014 7:32:00 AM
Powerful!!! ...this is a great poem , J.A.B.. !! soar high!!! ^__^ .. :o))
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Date: 4/2/2014 2:04:00 PM
I plan on it Aiyah, little glidin too. Love is many many things my friend. J.A.B.