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Stephen James Sep 25
so intimate

the way he revealed

what lies beneath
the surface

a deeper purpose

an emergence

of self reflection
self inspection

left to himself
finding
revelation

cascading
thoughts fading
waiting
for none

the rising sun

sleepless nights

more to come

he continues

sharing wisdom
to those who listen

where each
sentence
bears
a resemblence
to a pilgrim's

onward journey

this passion
burning

churning
for learning

from a heart
thats yearning

which way
to turn

directionless

off the coast
of this mind's
shoreline

sailing
this wave's crest
a poem
Stephen James Sep 21
these times
are ageless
and this glass
is stainless
where i say
these prayers
i enter a
new chamber

i remove
these blinders
for a vision
that sees higher
than the
average
could imagine
practicing
deep breathing
mechanics

left stranded
at last
i know the feeling

outlasted those
that couldnt mask
the facade
they were keeping

feeding
this modes intensity
with a propensity
to break boundaries

finally finding
this frequency releasing

honing
pure emotion
flowing
from my nucleus

refusing this
means
to break me
and keep me
limited

i envisioned it
long before the dawn
christened it
left to bask in it
this life i mastered it
a poem
Stephen James Sep 20
I've studied
the ancient
pages

learned
from sacred
sages

loved with
a heart
that's tainted

and
resurrected
a dead
language

I
inhabit
the realm
of gods

can decipher
their
dialogue

see through
the lies
of demagogues

and write
with the hand
that appeared
in Babylon

I've traveled
with
Prince Siddartha

unveiled
Hamunaptra

and revealed
a holy
mantra

that's spoken
by the
Dalai Lama

while
the world's
in her
death throes

i've witnessed
a seed
grow

as I reform
and reshape

every
9,000 years
we're reborn
in space...

now let us create
a poem
Stephen James Sep 19
above
the light
of galaxies

I spread my wings

communing

with angelic beings

as the gray clouds
are receding
and
the darkness
fleeing

the blind are
now seeing
while the gods
are meeting

so too
are mortals

who choose
the path of
virtues

they declare
to those
that's lost
seeking
hidden meanings

of signs
in the depths
that were kept
from those
less meant to bless

they were
not worthy

they sold
their souls
in exchange
for mercy

yet still
they cursed me

and then fields
were burning

the god of
famine
stretches his
hand in
preparation

in judgment
they succumbed
to mental starvation

they could not
withstand
in his presence

lest they
be struck
down

they removed
their shoes
in sight
of holy ground

they committed
to a pilgrimage
to replenish
what was lost

although
the prize
was not
what they
sought

they
still could
not grasp
what they
were taught

knowledge
has a high cost
yet they lost
the plot

destined
to dwell within
prisons
of their
own design

lean not
on your
own
understanding

should you
be trapped
in the snare
of an ignorant mind
a poem
Stephen James Sep 18
There's a difference between essays and poetry. "Prose" is a type of poetry. It is distinctly different from an essay. One who writes essays is an "essayist"...NOT a "poet". The majority of you on this site are essayists and not poets. Which is fine, but defeats the purpose of a poetry website. The problem is...most of you don't know you're not actually poets.
98% of you, on this site, need to learn this.
Stephen James Sep 16
I will be featured in the Autumn issue of the Wales Haiku Journal. Be sure to go over to waleshaikujournal.com and check out all the great published international haiku poets!
ANNOUNCEMENT
Stephen James Sep 16
i am a featured
poet at cosmofunnel
dot com all month long
a haiku
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