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Land and See

The cape on the Mediterranean Sea is full of life,

Sea and land touch, mingle, and rejuvenate one another

Feeding life, withdrawing, touching, freer than a lear.

The mountains roll into the plains, then into the sea.

The scenery is breathtaking and full of variety:

A hinterland populated, busy with life and fun,

Where buildings and homes intersect in a pun,

Where the water touches the land, retreats, and returns frequently.

Watching those cities from above is like watching

A reel of the twenties where everything is in slow motion,

Leaving an image, a smell, a laugh and glorying

In the fabulous way Middle Easterners show emotion.

Their carefree cheer is contagious, although

I knows That beneath the smiles, there lies a valley filled

With depression, agonies of past wars, struggles

To simply survive in a world that others take for granted.

I wish upon a star for them to have a better life,

Filled with ease and love while knowing that the government

Tears the people asunder by pocketing what should be theirs.

The disillusionment and disparity in their lives is painful to see.

Yes wishing is all I can do, as the world is run by politics,

And those are governed by SuperPowers that we have

No control over, as they impose their reign and expects

Blind obedience otherwise Consequences ensue.

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Grow!

Fie, fie, fie!!! I say: “Fie! It’s such a lie!”

“What is it?” I ask, that’s so incongruous it needs to die?

Fie, fly, try, cry, buy, sky, dry,

Don’t let what baffles you turn you into a sty.

Look, learn, open your mind to find That knowledge breeds understanding of a kind.

The type of compassion and reverence

For life and faith requires a great severance.

By demolishing the barriers, bonds, and stereotypes

You rise above the blinders that society supplies.

Have the courage, fortitude, and puissance

To face the ingrained beliefs about the other without patience.

Cleave your heart from your mind, and let

Objectivity reign over ignorance and don’t fret.

The world is chaotic enough without your pettiness,

Leave it behind, conquer it’s dreary unhappiness.

By imposing your faith in God and yourself,

You grow more holistic, compassionate, and selfless.

Permit your faith in humanity grow to eradicate

Inequality, racism, sexism and imperialism, as it’s never too late!

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Just Money

Just, lust, must,

Guts, gusts, and grubs

Champs, chumps, and lumps.

All in all, they all face the power of the just.

Who comes first, who loses is inapropos

As long as they know that injustices can’t go unpunished!

Crime, criminal, abuser, traitor, saviors

All have time to face the music, all pained.

Those who break it, must inevitably, dance to the tune,

The music of victory over poverty and those weakly,

Gingerly try to step away from heads that roll,

Playing the part of the weakling who’s accused wrongly.

Oh what would it be like to find a world where justice

Is not only a must, but applies to all stratas of societies

Whether poor, middle class, rich, or multicultural,

All revere the law and all that’s lawful.

Oh how convenient it is to fall into the cracks

Of those who judge others by their looks

Rather than their actions, that require faith in a broken

System that reveres the material more than ethics.

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Yawning Emptiness

Soul to soul.

Mind to mind.

Heart to heart.

Proud of you as mine!

Mine is yours, and yours is mine! Fical as man is, his bound heart

Is hooked to mine, while all else is fine.

On an auspicious, creepy eve, dark clouds

Suspended over the moon, blocking its lights.

‘The lover’s moon’, it’s called, as nothing in lifes

Stays as bright as moon beams, like faery dusts,

It flits ethereally into the yawning emptiness,

Lighting crescents of brilliancy that contrasts

Heavily against pitch blacks.

On this haloed night, the valentine is scarce,

He hides in the shadows, vainly trying not to be a farce.

He flits from place to place vying for the best gifts,

He dwells in darkness, fearing that light highlights

His ever growing flaws.

He hides, he seeks, but his valentine stays unsent.

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Open Heart

What is a heart?

Is just the physics of pumping blood?

Is it a chemical reaction that spurs your heart?

Or is it the emotions that empower you in a flood?

The heart full of compassion, love, passion,

And empathy, heralds horror for those who honor

Their loved ones, friends, and co-worker.

They fear their tender heart will be crushed by disillusion.

What do you inundate your heart with to keep it safe?

Do you pour cement in it to harden and protect

Your deliriously delicate heart from hurt?

Do you swamp it with frozen clumps of ice?

Or do you keep it open for more disappointment?

Fear of being wounded by others can be paralyzing,

For out of dread, you might drive those closest

To you away by building fortified walls around your heart.

Yes, hope and trust in others CAN be painful,

But do you retreat and hide?

Or do you expose your compassionate heart

To ensnare others in your warmth?

The decision is yours, of course,

But don’t miss out on life’s pleasure Just because a few experiences were sour!

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Faith!

Tick tock, tick tick, Zeus and Hera were gods of old,

Whose siblings and children ruled Olympus to forward

Their traits into humanity, but if they didn’t subjugate

Themselves to the will of the gods, they impose their revenge.

Tick tock, tick tock, polytheism gods’ names change

With time, civilizations, to represent the needs of the

People, from Thor to Anu, to Anubis, and Dragon

Or Shangti who require sacrifice and receded into anon.

Tick tock, tick tock, monotheism starts with Moses,

Jesus, and Mohammad whose miracles and messages

Are similar in that they ALL believe in One God that reigns

Supreme in the heavens.

Today, we regress into polytheism of the church

Of the broken god, that believes in evil within flesh,

While aspiring to mechanization of self, logic, and intellect.

Again the female god is animalistic and impulsive.

Yet, so many others continue to revere the monotheistic

Religions, knowing that faith is an antidepressant,

A builder of confidence, a strength stronger than mountains.

It elevates you and steers you away from obduracy.

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Buried in Ice

Drowning under a sheet of ice,

Flaying, swimming endlessly trying vainly

To raise our head above the rise of the watery

Sepulcher that’s more somber than any bleak cave.

The sinuous water caresses and spontaneously

Freezes as it embraces our slumberous weight into its

Stygian obscurity driving fear into our heavy hearts.

Propelling our entrenched sense of ‘fight or flight’ not to be flighty!

Our terror of being buried alive on land or sea

Is an apologue for the actions we take to embed

Our confusion in unraveling the social behaviored sea

Corresponding to a multicultural divide is likened

To attempting to surmount Everest’s easiest route

To a summit that is the ‘ideal’ we have of success.

We worry so about success and measure it with the ‘norms’

And forget our actual achievements that we need to celebrate.

Brake the ice, punch through the barrier, surge above

The mud and disgust of a world buried in icy artifice,

That needs to compete and surpass one another, and be

Who you need to be so your uniqueness can shine.

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The Reel

One, one, twenty one, a new day starting a new

Chapter in your life.

There is a need at times to wish for a new

Beginning, erasing all that came before.

While your mind slips from one memory to another,

Like a movie reel replaying moments of laughter,

Difficulty, obstacles, challenges, even despair.

Are you watching a comedy, drama, suspense, or horror?

Interestingly, they all coexist in the life that we live.

Life is more dramatic, comedic, intriguing, and satisfying

Than any movie or book you’ve watched or were reading.

It raises so many questions of existence, faith,

Identity, even belief in God, whose reasons for our trials

Are His alone. We, as people, turn those obstacles

Into evil and something to be feared.

While the reality is that those challenges are our ‘tests’

On earth, where we are judged by how we react to all our problems,

And not for the existence of the complication itself.

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Live in Love

Red roses for love and passion

Candles for creating an ambiance for love

Chocolate and candy to show its sweetness

Swans’ necks form a heart of love

Pigeons are for fidelity, longevity, peace

What other symbols do you need for objects of fondness.

What are mine, yours? Are they the same?

I believe each of us has one or more that are uniquely

Ours. We cherish them as though, thoroughly

Loved, like a person or pet, we pamper them,

Talk, complain, vent, and play with them,

As though animate, alive, aware, awesome,

And astonish in its silence and peace.

Those objects of love become our lifeline

To better, younger, simpler days where time,

And responsibilities were minimal, a line

To laughter, languishing, loving, incorporating

All we love into simplicity and caring!!!!

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Mentally, I’m There

You’re here, you’re there, you’re everywhere!

Are you with me? Listening, discussing, sending a glare

Voicing your thoughts without really speaking!

Are you really there? Helping, fumbling for wording

Your ideas without being demeaning, or derogatory,

Or critical of me every time I raise a brow, or cheerily

Exclaim my feelings as we speak, or gesticulate freely

To get my point across without misunderstanding.

For a moment there, while talking, I escaped into my

World, created by my imagination, where justice is Never a lie,

Rather it’s the rule, where those who hurt others

Are punished based on the severity of their actions.

Oh what a wonderful wonder that world would be!

Any defamation or horrendous slight is penalized

In accordance to their actions. Pleasured

By all around us, feelings of superiority or inferiority

Are annexed, as all walks of life are needed to favorably

Survive a life filled with differences in needs and abilities.