Deepest night inexorable forces
pry unmarked portals I had to exit
in dangerous times. Untapped resources
vivify my frozen places, cesspits
of untreated trauma. Currents collide
and sleepless I sift through, summon wisdom
and courage to preside, healing divides.
This fractal of mine resolves old victim
songs. Don’t disparage magical thinking.
Young children know true magic. Spooked adults
corral and cage powerful ways. Drinking
the killing koolaid, lost in their masked cults.
I walk the world today, mystified. Where
have the humans gone? These automatons
I once believed alive, cannot breathe air
yet mindlessly obey, their freedoms gone.
Inspired by: Collide, Exit, Vivify and Inexorable.
Attention driving to hometown breakthrough
a bald eagle swoops above my car sky
master demanding: take the higher view
awaken with elation. This is my
chance to change the climate of oppression
correlate my curious uncanny
skills and hone my creative expression.
An osprey dives low, a vigilante
confident I’m competent to submerge
my head under emotional waters
and survive. A red-breasted hawk urges
me, be an unconventional daughter
Inspired by: Elation, Awaken, Climate, Correlate and the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt: ‘tion.
Feel the city breakin’
And everybody shakin’,
And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.~Barry and Maurice Gibb
I’m outside blessed by beams of sun prayers
flinging new narrative. How can I stay
the course? I choose this now to be daring,
indiscreet, exposing lies any way
I can, but man, indigence is so tough
dealing with displaced stuff. Nowhere to go
and who would have me? I don’t fit enough.
Can’t watch TV, how blatant hoaxes sold.
Behind the fence strange men chainsawing trees.
Indistinct shouts. Ominous creaks. A ray
of gold illuminates my face. I see
visions, crystalline hunches. Truths I say
reworded by the helpful. My welcome
wearing thin. This strong gust. That falling branch.
The snapping crunch. A wasp. I squint and hum
into dissonance. Precise circumstance
so fraught with layered meanings, I must rise
to worlds beyond this homelessness and see
I’m unencumbered. New senses surprise
turmoil incessant. Shadows coming free.
Inspired by: Turmoil, Incessant and Stay.
The shadow self is a million suns of energy kept in check. and the controllers of this civilization want it kept that way.~Jon Rappoport
Underneath the shameless treacle clogging
truth, this manipulation cynical
cruel, sticky illusions are fogging
my view. I’m collared in unethical
great historical lies, television-
fed, chained in a tract insubstantial dread
and dissonance. Distrust inner vision
seek outward, obey a master instead
of creating with superpowers. Deep
inside of each imagination spring
unlimited realities. I leap
opening to flow, unfold mighty wings.
Inspired by: Illusion, Television, Tract and the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt: collar. Once again, the stream of consciousness prompt is testing me. So many different metaphors, such a need for editing, but that’s not how this prompt rolls.
Brilliant light reveals our rusty cages.
We pause, aghast, exhausted dark fumbles
for a key. Persnickety. The sages
foretold our slavery. Our rage rumbles
as the current lies sweep us, a great flux
we fight. Chained junkyard dogs, one measly bone.
Driven inside, isolated. The crux
is power. As we step into our own,
the cruel elites’ imaginary
holds collapse. Helpless and bespelled, did we
pay for our own misery? Energy
reclaimed, create a new cosmology.
Inspired by: Persnickety, Flux, Exhausted and Cage.
Imagination is the often-forgotten force in the core of the human being. Our problems, at the core, exist only because we have “misplaced an infinity.”~Jon Rappoport*
Sharp September early wrapped in fleece
I remember waiting for the sun. At peace,
eclectic ways to feel into
electric body riveting, pivoting
now, well met, fast-moving clouds!
My travail allows inspection
of the golden-gleamed horizon.
Sipping coffee slow and warm
my morning bluejays warn poignant
and pointed. Even serenity
is a star poking into absurd
totalitarian measures. I don’t partake.
That brand of Koolaid just tastes
fake. I see the stain all around
your panicked eyes, gone: smiles or frowns.
Succumb and lose identity, masked
and frail, breath denied. Sometimes
it seems a dream. I thought there were many
more alive, but I see drones
apologetic and rueful, cowed,
reading posted rules. Now what’s allowed?
I remember waiting for the light
in months like these. Now I simply bring
myself, sovereign alive sparking love
and curiosity. There’s no masked
stranger staring in my mirror. Look at me
model how common sense
walks the world. Freely breathe.
I don’t always have to rhyme.
Sun now appears and I step out of time.
Inspired by: Serenity, Riveting, Eclectic, Travail and the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt Sharp and Exit From The Matrix*, a life-changing imagination course by Jon Rappoport that I highly, highly recommend.
“We have reached inside ourselves to grasp incredible glimpses of our own POWER TO INVENT and choose.” ~Jon Rappoport
The onerous chains I’ve created since
waking on the earthship are nothing to
dismantle. In a blink of awareness
my superpowers flex. It’s something to
celebrate, the way the narrative shifts
reveal a glitch and we’re all free. Although
the matrix is insistent, insight lifts
us out. Our bodies vacant, minds in thrall
by authority voiced with lights and sounds
a casino trance and I dance in, Hey,
any living beings wanna play? Ground
in nature, let old stories dissipate.
You protest: Don’t you see what’s going on?
Out to the streets or derisive tweets, we
must demand the slave owners growing on
our efforts pay us more! Fueling elites
the only game in town. And be still.
Imagine limitless. Respect instinct
that pulls you to the sun where you can heal
discarding old beliefs that, frankly, stink.
Inspired by: Instinct, Nothing, Onerous and Protest.
Unimpressed with the /verse option on the onerous new WordPress block editor. Can anyone share a way to create line breaks for poems, and also be able to choose fonts–on the freebie version? Update: I did the shift return and created my own line breaks and am happier with this font. Thanks for the advice!!
An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.~Viktor Frankl
Twenty ripening spaghetti squash hang
goldening the garden. Orange and red
yellow zinnias burst in a color bang
call to awaken as the sunrise spreads
rosy skies west. The east is glorious.
Dawn in my hometown, a fleeting visit
now the skies compete in pinks curious
the morning’s cool under heat’s implicit
sultry air. Here an old bass leaps. Waves ring
smaller circles as minnows flee. Recall
past Augusts, shouldn’t some morning birds sing?
I’ve ceased comparing years, a construct all
along, time shows her true colors, slipping
in and out of these timelines—narrative
ridiculous, and I won’t play. Flipping
how life flows absurd—it’s imperative
to speak the truth, do you know how? Don’t New
Normal me, your credibility will
not stand the test of common sense, you
try to sway beyond your ability
to drown my sovereign song. Limitless
creator, sing! Simple as breath concealed
power now rings. Harmony stimulus:
ground in fall’s score, insanity revealed.
Inspired by: Sway, Accidental, Credibility and Sovereign.
Ask yourself: what is the underlying basis of reality?~Jon Rappoport
In each shocking moment send your grounded
zing deep and high and widening torus
sheer joy flows this way, the present sounded
like a bell—your ringing being porous
—the opposite of perfunctory claiming
unready, so scurry to define
racism deep-woven culture proclaiming
nothing’s here, all’s good, everything’s fine—
The new skies demand the way out of doors
tumbling barefoot, energy’s aligned
so many shouting in the distance, floors
and foundations crumbling, so much to mine
Shh. Be still. Imagination wild now,
eyes open, play a what-if game, or dream
a new paradigm. I’m sure you know how.
Give-receive each gift with deep listening.
Inspired by: Scurry, Perfunctory, Unready and Racism.
Featured image is a rose of sharon blossom with the kaleidoscope effect.
If you really begin to create a new future that is ambitious and big and adventurous, you will feel and see new things. Will you or won’t you create? You can only break free by creating new experience. Self-initiative, forceful, the higher sequence for getting outside the bubble is: Imagination—>Creation~~>Action!~Jon Rappoport
‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”~Lewis Carroll
Every word and act a gift, intrepid
down on the beach, the sand castles you build
with burning focused energy. Headed
for despair you wail at the tide. What’s killed
when the walls come tumbling down? Pure
dogma urges: pack it harder, success
dangling over your persistence. Fury
leaves you tired and alone. Fear dresses
in clothes too tight to breathe. Unbreakable
core high on the cliffs under stars dancing,
your currency, your faith unshakeable
moves you to light from shadows entrancing.
Imagine the impossible! Let’s dig
now, no limits, grounded in love we find
our inspiration dares us to go big.
Creating anew, old patterns unwind.
Inspired by: Sand castle, Unbreakable, Dogma and Intrepid.