Tag Archives: reality

Connected

Across the city the electricity yearns to touch each trembling soul and I awake in the middle of the night to tremble, shake within my very core this deep earthquake of being known Our separateness we take for granted only … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Electric light A moment of pure understanding Comprehend the universe in a single raindrop on your cheek It’s magic Oh so simple Flying to the light perfect and free Make connections in the network See the truth of reality (c) … Continue reading

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Incremental

The road to despair is incremental It is rarely a steep descent Instead it follows pathways Of bleak and blighted hope Opportunities so close Within grasp and then elusive It builds an edifice so slowly Too late you see yourself … Continue reading

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Memory

I have a childhood memory Umbrella stolen by the breeze And yet I cannot true recall If such a day occurred at all I lived a life of fantasy A child’s view of reality And at this memory’s very core … Continue reading

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A Triptyche of Pain: Three interlinked poems

Pain Slake the thirst of bitter pain Each tear a droplet unbidden From a depthless, vast sea Red as blood I’m stained All the secrets I’d keep hidden Part like lost friends from me No choice, just wail and cry … Continue reading

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Perception

What I see Is not what you mean me to see What I hear Is not what you say What I feel Is a better barometer For the things You would desire, prefer You’re a ghost Living in human bones … Continue reading

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Contrary

I am a creature Out of time and style When blizzards rage I wear a smile In victory’s glare A frown I wear When joy is here I shed a tear I do not think I come from here I … Continue reading

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Reckoning

Is there a true reckoning beyond the veil, a life re-lived in timelessness and understood objectively as a thing apart? Can the soul look upon its own deeds, weighed against conscious and unconscious intent; see for once the dissonance between … Continue reading

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Evolution

Double helix Twists widdershins Tiny cracks In the unity Creates new form Struggling to be born From infertile ground Stretch to be The Other Separate from But built upon Edifice of ages The backward sweeping clock Tracks time Into the … Continue reading

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Ordinary Madness

Ordinary madness Every single day Failure to reality test Delusion in the way Wanting with every inch Of our fragile being Believing what we need to now Continuing unseeing. (c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

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