From time to time a poem

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08 Oct 2013 18:11 #120968 by Mareeka
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Creepy Eyes

how once did appearance
of thou offend me
creep me skin with
crawling worms
of pure repulsion

horror to my eyes
causal to my pain
tried did i to run
in vane to where?

yet you were always
there image of my eyes
daunting, looking
peering facing
me by night, by day
damn you images
go the flip away!

but nay!
until . . .
when . . .
then . . .
came . . .
a notion
to say namaste

Namasthe?
myself did i ask

yay!
to the image
i did fear

so did i

and did yes!
my fear subside

so off me went
and namasthe’d
high and low
far and wide

til not i feared
the creepies
that dwelt inside
the mind’s made
up awful eye
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09 Oct 2013 23:34 #121181 by Proteus
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Who am I, is this me?
Am I one or thirteen?

I've gone cold, hard to deal
Used to stand where I kneel

Everybody listen
Voices in my head
Everybody listen
Does yours say what mine says?

I want more, than I need
I don't know what is real

Whispering of names, faces
Uniforms I've worn
And all that is gone
Always climbing
To fall down again
Holding onto everything
It's not what it seems

I've been told, dreaming's free
Think I'll go back to sleep

Everybody listen
Voices in my head
Everybody listen
Does yours say what mine says?
Anytime I listen
Voices in my head
Everybody listen
Does yours say what mine says?

Calling out the names, faces
Uniforms I've worn
And all that is gone
Always climbing
To fall down again
Holding onto everything
It's not what it seems

- Alice in Chains (Voices)

It seems that I know that I know.
What I would like to see is the 'I' that knows me when I know that I know that I know.
- Alan Watts
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10 Oct 2013 12:10 #121223 by Veltra
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Things as Beautiful
When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.

Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.

Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn’t possess,
acts but doesn’t expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.


Translated by Stephen Mitchell (1988)
Tao Te Ching
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10 Oct 2013 13:28 #121229 by Veltra
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At Fifteen
The Master said, “At fifteen, I had my mind bent on learning.

”At thirty, I stood firm.

“At forty, I had no doubts.

”At fifty, I knew the decrees of Heaven.

”At sixty, my ear was an obedient organ for the reception of truth.

“At seventy, I could follow what my heart desired, without
transgressing what was right.”
~Confusious
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12 Oct 2013 21:04 - 12 Oct 2013 21:05 #121386 by Lykeios
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I stare out from beneath a tree
my tree
a tree that is closer to me than
my brother
I look out into the green gloom
my home
a home I've known for longer than
my life
From out that dark, verdant space
my fear
A bolt of lightning, pitch, and sleek
my doom



Just made that up off the top of my head? Can you guess the subject matter?

"I sae rantingly, an sae dauntingly, sae wantonly gaed he. He played a tune and he danced all aroond below the gallows tree."

"Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man." -Zhuangzi
Last edit: 12 Oct 2013 21:05 by Lykeios. Reason: error
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12 Oct 2013 22:27 - 12 Oct 2013 22:28 #121390 by Raikoutenshi
Awaken from the darkness
open up your eyes
see the world for what it is
it's time to realize

the moment that it hits you
the terror then begins
the darkness that was all around
was coming from within

the darkness it consumes you
the fire rages on
the light you thought once filled you up
now seems completely gone

the pain that you must suffer
it almost feels unreal
you kick, you scream, it isn't fair
the cards that fate can deal

then light begins to shimmer
from deep within the dark
hope begins to bubble up
but the pain has left its mark

the light it does not try to force
the darkness from the heart
it seeks to find the balance
that was missing from the start

for what is day without the night
or autumn without spring
the scars will never fade away
from pain imbalance brings

new chapters will be written
mistakes will still be made
debts will surely come your way
in time they will be paid

you no longer fear the darkness
coming from within
with it comes the brightest light
and high you hold your chin

~Rai

Infinite Light, yet Darkness Devours
Ain Soph Aur
Last edit: 12 Oct 2013 22:28 by Raikoutenshi.
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16 Oct 2013 20:16 #121717 by Kohadre
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White Sage

So I’m going on a journey, now I’m going to be free.
Crush the herb, so absurd, smoke it up and spread the word.
Let’s join hands and understand there is no room for a master plan.
No time for why’s, everybody dies
Let’s spend our time searching for bliss within our lives
Stop the war horse, no tolerance for intolerance anymore.
So sing with me
Man I’m going to be free
Leave this hate behind me
Smoke it up
Toke it up
Man you know I’ve had enough
Its time to make some changes
This world needs rearranging
Its time to make some changes
This world needs rearranging





Remember the doctrine; embody the code.
Live the creed; embrace the 16 teachings.
Honor your vows.
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23 Oct 2013 02:34 #122310 by Raikoutenshi
A new chapter begins
and the old begins to fade
as characters make cameos
with others I part ways

experiences come my way
as the ink begins to flow
new adventures wait for me
on journeys I must go

the character develops
as dynamic as they come
and though I'll change along the way
I'll remember where I'm from

as this new chapter closes
I know not where I'll be
I only know one simple thing
this story is still about me
~Rai

Infinite Light, yet Darkness Devours
Ain Soph Aur
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26 Oct 2013 16:30 #122726 by PloKoon
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The heart spoke to Hate

The heart spoke to hate encased in the sarcophagus of ego
The two spoke as lovers who longed for clarity
It is in this darkness that hate sang its clarion call of misery
I loath and seethe, I bind and ensnare, i tie and choke

And all along it sang in the dark

The heart spoke in tones that can not be heard by the human ear
It is in this darkness the eyes of hate flickered hope
love appeared and embraced hate only to say... We are one.

Master: Br.John

Abrahamic Rite

Martial Study: Baguazhang, Ninjutsu
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27 Oct 2013 10:59 #122824 by Alexandre Orion
« Γανυμήδης » (Ganymede)


It could have been any boy lying there fallen out of the Aquarian Night,
When snows of mid-Winter brightened the court glistening white in February’s Full Moon’s silver Light –
Tear drops and Time turn to Joy
At
First glance of this Magic Boy …
All the seasons change to the delight of this Love at first Sight …

It should have been any boy smiling there where I stared over some old poetry,
Salt water sighs from the sea to the sky, olive trees singing to storm clouds that pass sleepily –
Headaches and Hurt turn to Joy
At
The Touch of this Magic Boy …
Kisses under midnight holding hands full of hope happily …

Ganymede,
Come fill my cup with your love again …
Starry nights
Bring me back to your love again …
Ganymede,
Where rivers bend – your journey ends
By Eagle flight to Heaven :
I’ll love you
Forevermore.

Could it have been any boy sighing there, tussled hair upon the pillow we share ?
Soft lips connect as our lives intersect, intercede pleading to Eros at play to play fair –
Would I to know deepest Joy
In
The arms of this Magic Boy …
Hypnotising heartbeats synchronised to sunrise with a prayer …

It wouldn’t be any boy shining there young and fair as the Aquarian Night,
When snows of mid-Winter pile in the court shining white outside of this lonely room where I write –
Tear drops and Time turn to Joy
By
Looking to this Magic Boy …
Bringing his Ambrosia blessed with bliss by his kiss borne to flight …

Ganymede,
Come fill my cup with your love again …
Starry nights
Bring me back to your love again …
Ganymede,
Where rivers bend – your journey ends
By Eagle flight to Heaven :
I’ll love you
Forevermore.
Alexandre Orion
25 – 27 Octobre 2013
Music by Olivier Urbano & Zig Zaton

"Chaque homme a des devoirs envers l'homme en tant qu'homme."
~ Henri Bergson
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