Firestone Friday – Poem IV

When I sigh, heavily, in the morning,
my lungs breathe your name.

As my legs stand,
my joints ache your pain.

While I work and I toil,
my back lifts your blame.

When I sigh, heavily, at dusk,
my lungs breathe your name.

Strong Language

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On Freedom

The freedom to know, to choose, to turn outward or inward, is the substructure of a mind healthy in its breathing. Cut off from freedom, the mind rebels, reconstructing reality, growing, fostering in acridity, for it is against its wandering, curious nature, a sort of cruel starvation. So, the mut bites, lurches at its captors — to show them they are not as gods and to project what it feels like to be a beast, cornered.

To restrict the font of knowing is nearly oppression without flaw, for it maddens its subjects, yet it undoes itself steadily, constantly, quietly, as it fashions repressed who have less and less to lose until all that is left to lose is nothing, and control expires.

Wordsmith Wednesday – Poem III

Praise to poetry
for expression,
for its cure to depression —
for the wild thoughts it raises
for its universal phrases –

for culture and for flavor
for being a mental place saver —
for fervor and reflection
for emotional resurrection.

Strong Language

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Touchstone Tuesday – Poem I

This time is deceit
for I’ve felt eternity
in my longing for you
and an immortality in your love.
So, external time withers,
for all time is within you.

Strong Language

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