Tuesday, June 30, 2009

tao

'all that is negative and injurious to your relationship is born of fear. fear births jealousy, fuels anger, and prompts harsh words. the most difficult times contain the greatest fear. if you would live in love, do not be afraid.'

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Guaranteed

"On bended knee is no way to be free
Lifting up an empty cup, I ask silently
All my destinations will accept the one that's me
So I can breathe...

Circles they grow and they swallow people whole
Half their lives they say goodnight to wives they'll never know
A mind full of questions, and a teacher in my soul
And so it goes...

Don't come closer or I'll have to go
Holding me like gravity are places that pull
If ever there was someone to keep me at home
It would be you...

Everyone I come across, in cages they bought
They think of me and my wandering, but I'm never what they thought
I've got my indignation, but I'm pure in all my thoughts
I'm alive...

Wind in my hair, I feel part of everywhere
Underneath my being is a road that disappeared
Late at night I hear the trees, they're singing with the dead
Overhead...

Leave it to me as I find a way to be
Consider me a satellite, forever orbiting
I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me
Guaranteed"

Friday, June 26, 2009

ansel

'It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.'

Muir

'Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.'

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

launder

guilty
until
proven
innocent


someone
else's mistakes


remembered
and
relived


held against
myself
and
you


patterns
repeating

unspoken
in
time


only
seen
in
still pictures

replaying
in my mind


i
will
hold myself
and
you
accountable

for
the mistakes
of
another


i
will
condemn
us both
to
Hell

until
i
can....


forgive.



incomplete
in its
entirety


my absolution
is
lacking
complexity
and
depth


easier seen
as
redemption


mea culpa


unwavering
and
unholy
and
unending

not finished
in a single
act
or moment...

carried out
day to day
in a
karmic
rinse cycle.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Jenkins

'on foot, in a van, on a fleet motorcycle or on a bicycle, a person must be very careful not to become overly concerned with arriving'

Thursday, June 11, 2009

byron

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more"

Sunday, June 07, 2009

straitjacket

clinically insane
morally deranged
wild-eyes search
for meaning...
looking in the wrong places
asking the wrong questions
staying inside the lines
inside the box
unable to wield the hammer
that will knock down all
of the preconceived notions of
what life is suppose to look like.
fighting against the system
while staying within the system
unable to break it
destroy it
holding it close
unable to let it go
using the tools of the master
to destroy the master's house
unable to see that
the best destruction
comes from surprise
use your own tools
make something alien

Lost

race
away from
the darkness -
madness -
consumerism -
capitalism -
greed, hunger, hate
deceit
self-denial
-inner strength-
worn down and diminished
by the want to have more
than you need.

more...
more...
more...
I die, You die
in a world that is already dead
having hung itself with
gluttony
lethargy
-Apathy-
have nothing
want nothing
lose nothing
only
the
Soul
will
remain.

Friday, June 05, 2009

LoVe

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

zazenlover

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."
~buddha~

Monday, June 01, 2009

drop dead fred

"When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you."

green

cornucopian
colors
transcend
time

leaving
an
expanse

filled
with
a
kaleidoscope

twirling
images
in my eye

rushing
past
thoughts
into
emptiness

the
quiet
liberated
unattached
mind

letting
each hue
each image
reflect
the
photograph
of my
conception
pass
and
continue
on

to create
and
imbue
new
imprints
onto
our
earth