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YOU TOUCHED ME

Life’s joy-filled celebrations humanise our animal ways, For they draw us back to a basic community of silence Where inhibitions and egos fall away and we once again: …………….Live fully immersed in the otherness of others; …………….Regain harmony in her … Continue reading

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THERE ARE THOSE WHO STEP FREELY

There are those who step quietly, Without the egoist pomp and ceremony Alive in the attention grabbing vacuous noise: Being present they heal and sooth; Selflessly they give without receiving Anything but the daily threat of harm.

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ONE DAY WE WILL REMEMBER

One day we will remember When the dam burst and we, With our fragility laid bare, Stared into the abyss that Fully, in this moment in time, Opened us up to the truth: That love does conquer all.

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I THOUGHT I WAS

I thought I was calm and unhurt, Simple, without need anymore, Secure in life’s noble furore; Just a weary heart. Night asserts: With the quiet winds a shifting In the coldest scent of grasses, Where the peace of country passes, … Continue reading

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SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER?

if it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it. if you have to sit … Continue reading

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