Callum Ray Foster
Callum Ray Foster
Nov 12, 2016

He who can balance the words
'power' and 'limitations' in his hands;
understands soundly
the definition of responsibility
and it's burden upon his shoulders.

To rule the world justly
is to bare the labours of Atlas.

Mozes
Mozes
Sep 1, 2016

know yourself and your capabilities,
                                   understand your limitations

William A Poppen
William A Poppen
Jun 30, 2016

Aging arms
splotched with purple and red
signs of tangling
with jagged dead branches
reach for a copy
of Ted Kooser's *
Flying at Night
.
Pages flip
for a stop here and there
to read _Sunset
,
Carp
and _Spring Plowing

Envy swells inside him
with the realization
that he will never
write such fine poems
about memories
of childhood adventures

Like Kooser
he was reared
living rural
among tiger lilies
blooming in meadows,
amid newborn calves
teetering toward first steps,
and around
freshly spread manure
capturing the scent of fall air

His fingers still grimy
from early morning planting
place the volume
carefully beside
his empty coffee cup
content that he is blessed
to have discovered Kooser's work

He rises to tackle
digging potholes
for double begonias
to decorate his yard
and to dream
his dream
of pages unread.
and pages unwritten.

*http://tedkooser.net/, Ted Kooser, The United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004 - 2006

I know that you you think
That I'm more than you can handle,
But I'm gonna' help you handle me
Because I want to be handled by you
A lot!

Limited Natural Resources
Limited Water
Limited Space
Running out of Money
Running out of Time
Running out of Ideas
People turn to Fundamentalism.
They start to think
That Eros is the Devil....
They start to think
That Hate is the Answer.
They want to keep people,
Who are different from themselves
From getting What they've got.
We drift towards Fascism,
Not because we're "evil",
But because  we don't know how to Love....
We don't Come Together.
When the Conditions become harsh
So,
The Limitations of Earth
And in our own lives
Tear us apart.

We oftentimes try
To exceed our limitations
But we frequent
Don't appreciate our gifts.
It seems as if we're always Battling Fate....
Karma
Rather than accepting
Our Provision in Life.

Today,
When I tried to send a Haruki Murakami Quote on Limits
To my friend,
Maryam, in Tunisia,
My Facebook account collapsed.
Possibly,
I my account is being hacked,
Or, possibly,
Someone in the Government
Or someone in Power
Doesn't like What I'm saying.
I shouldn't really care.
Why should I hold on to
An Attachment to the Complexity of Social Networks?
What good does it do me?
Earlier in the Day,
I was thinking about the Drought in India.
The Photos I am seeing
On DW News, the Guardian and Time
Are shocking.
I know most of the people of India are peaceful.
They aren't Militants.
However, the Stress of that drought
Can drive people over the edge.
I am a person who desires Peace,
But I can  become aggressive
If I get too  stressed.
Global Warming is driving people over the edge.
There are already reports of Mass Suicides in India.
If we had any Humanity left,
We would try to reduce
Our Dependency on Fossil Fuels,
But I'm not  SURE
We really have an "Humanity" left.
The Civility that remains
Might simply be
An Act.

Maya Wa
Maya Wa
Apr 11, 2016

She's searching for something,
to satisfy her thirst,
to end her desperation,
to end her craziness,
but she doesn't know what.

Shes searching for something,
to make her feel a whole again,
like shes not empty,
like she can jump to the sky with no limitations,
but she doesn't know what

Her heart aches and longs to find out what.
It hurts but she'll fight through this pain,
until she finds what is.
no matter how long it takes, she'll find it.

Walter W Hoelbling
Walter W Hoelbling
Mar 14, 2015

the howto
             is a mighty force
             it tells us
                with authority
             how to
             best navigate the world
             appropriate to the occasion
            
             from love to cars to finances
             it guides us
                to the proper steps
            
             and yet
             it somehow fails
             to say  
             why
                if we follow the directions
             we feel like children
             rather than adults
            
             why
                when all wisdom
                has been eagerly applied
             we still don't know
     why
                 our hands and feet
                 are tied

Bill
Bill
Sep 3, 2015

A pitch black scene,
The inside of closed eye lids.
The imagination running wild,
With a sense of great purpose.
The great unknown waiting,
Impossible feats to accomplish.
Anything can happen,
And the options lie before you:
A Limitless mindset.

The scene changes to the stoop of an old New York red brick apartment complex. Sitting on the stoop are two red cubes, eyes and mouths. The one has been rattling off his imaginative thoughts to the other, and once done the other replies:

"Dude, we're just cubes"

 
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