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It was the road
Not the walk initially
Then it was the walk
And then the question
That arose
Is it worthwhile ??
It stayed for a while
And then it froze
The doubt
That was
Not worthwhile
Every walk may not lead
You to a rose
And every road
May not lead
To a destination
As planned
The journey matters
So do the learnings
The experience of
A different chapter
On a different note
I recently took up education after a gap of 24 years and was successfully able to finish a 1 year post graduate diploma course in psychology and nurture of giftedness
Jeremy Betts May 12
Finite compassion
Finite love
Finite reason
Finite recognition from above

Finite beauty
Finite realism
Finite money
Finite working system

Finite education
Finite brain cells
Finite investigation
Into the finite comprehension skills

Finite common sense
Finite self preservation
Finite self defence
Finite coherent mission

Finite greatness
Finite days to live
Finite forgiveness
Finite directive

Finite relevance
Finite cooperation
Finite presence
Finite revelation

Finite patriotism
Finite rules
Finite fixing 'em
Finite scruples

Finite healing elixirs
Finite work on problems
Finite cure backers
Finite beneficial algorithms

Finite action
Finite lessons learned
Finite reaction
Finite your turn

Finite grandeur
Finite effective comedy
Finite healing laughter
The same can not be said about tragedy

Finite answers found
Finite coping skills
Finite middle ground
Finite deserved kills

It's obvious I could go on and on
But I just dawned on me that I've always had
Finite fuucks to give

Zywa Mar 23
The fairy tales are

over, since then they just tell --

how it really is.
Novella "De grote wereld" ("The upper world", 2006, Arthur Japin), chapter 2

Collection "Held/True"
"Unleashing the Soul's Journey" [Three]

In the dance of life, find your rhythm,
Let your heart guide each step, a beacon.
For within you lies a universe untold,
A symphony of dreams waiting to unfold.

Embrace the journey, both highs and lows,
For each experience shapes the path you chose.
In the face of adversity, stand tall and strong,
Let resilience be your anthem, your song.

When doubts arise and fears take hold,
Look within, find the courage untold.
For within you burns a flame so bright,
Igniting passion, setting your soul alight.

In the tapestry of life, weave your story,
Embrace the challenges, bask in the glory.
For every obstacle is a chance to grow,
To discover the depths of what you know.

Embrace the power of a grateful heart,
In gratitude, find solace and impart.
For even in darkness, there's a glimmer of light,
A reminder of blessings, shining so bright.

Choose love over hatred, kindness above all,
Let compassion be your guiding call.
For in spreading love, you'll never be poor,
But enriched, forevermore.

Embrace the whispers of your intuition,
A guiding compass, a divine provision.
Trust in the path that's unfolding ahead,
For destiny awaits, leave no dream unread.

So, let your spirit soar, let it fly,
Reach for the stars that grace the sky.
In your uniqueness, you hold the key,
To unlock the magic, to set your soul free.

I hope this poem continues to uplift your soul and inspires you to embrace the beauty of your journey. May it remind you of the power, resilience, and infinite possibilities that reside within you.
Inspired by the  atmospheric of life.
"Unleashing the Soul's Journey" [Two]

In the depths of despair, where shadows reside,
A flicker of hope, waiting to guide.
Through trials and tribulations, we find our way,
Unyielding, persistent, we rise each day.

When storms brew and thunder roars,
Remember, within you, strength soars.
For within every tempest, a calm does abide,
A resilient spirit, ready to stride.

In moments of doubt, when faith is tested,
Believe in yourself, you are divinely blessed.
The power of your dreams, your purpose, your might,
Can illuminate the darkest night.

Embrace the scars that tell your tale,
They speak of resilience that will never fail.
For what doesn't break you, only makes you strong,
A testament to the battles you've fought for long.

In the silence of solitude, listen closely,
To the whispers of your soul, speaking softly.
It knows the way, the path to your bliss,
Follow its guidance, for there lies your abyss.

Seek inspiration in nature's embrace,
The gentle sway of trees, the sunlight's grace.
For in the simplicity of the natural world,
We find serenity, our spirit unfurled.

Choose kindness as your guiding star,
A ripple of compassion, traveling far.
For in lifting others, you lift yourself,
A selfless act that fosters inner wealth.

So, embrace the journey, the highs and lows,
For they shape you, as life unfolds.
With each new dawn, a chance to renew,
To discover the depths of what you can do.

Remember, you hold the key to your fate,
With resilience and courage, you navigate.
Trust in yourself, let your spirit ascend,
For your soul is limitless, its beauty knows no end.

I hope this additional poem brings you even more inspiration and lifts your soul higher. May it remind you of the strength, resilience, and limitless possibilities that reside within you.
Inspired by the at. Atmospheric of life.
"Unleashing the Soul's Journey"

In the darkest night, a glimmer of light,
A beacon of hope shining so bright.
When troubles arise and burdens weigh,
Take a breath, for strength will not stray.

In the depths of despair, when all seems lost,
Remember the power that lies within, embossed.
For within your soul, a fire burns strong,
Igniting resilience, guiding you along.

With every setback, a lesson to learn,
A chance to grow, to rise and discern.
Embrace the challenges that life may bring,
For they shape your character, make you sing.

In moments of doubt, when fears prevail,
Believe in yourself, let self-doubt derail.
You possess the strength of a thousand suns,
Unleash your potential, let it be done.

Embrace the beauty that surrounds,
Nature's wonders, tranquil sounds.
Seek solace in the simplest of thangs,
A gentle breeze, the song a bird sings.

Choose kindness over anger's wrath,
Let love guide you on life's winding path.
For in spreading joy, you find your own,
A heart that's full, a spirit that's grown.

Embrace your dreams, chase them high,
Reach for the stars that dot the sky.
With passion and purpose, let your light shine,
Illuminate the world, one step at a time.

So, lift your spirit, let it soar,
The power within you, forevermore.
In this journey of life, you're not alone,
Together, we rise, united, we've grown.
Zywa Oct 2023
I crawled, I stood up,

grandpa only nodded: yes --

that's how one grows up.
Novel "De eeuwige jachtvelden" (1995, "The happy hunting grounds", 1999 Nanne Tepper), letter from Victor to Lisa, aboot the Manager after his death (Third book, "Paris August 1990")

Collection "Within the walls"
Zywa Aug 2023
Mama keeps chasing

me, I give me the advice --

she would have given.
Poem "Moeder" ("Mother", 2022, Ester Naomi Perquin) --- Collection "On the fly"
Zywa Aug 2023
Every time I think

what my mother would have said --

Yet, do I know her?
Poem "Moeder" ("Mother", 2022, Ester Naomi Perquin)

Collection "On the fly"
Zywa Aug 2023

books are given to children --

who are our teachers.
"The Queen of the Tambourine" (1991, Jane Gardam), § March 10th (1990)

Collection "On the fly"
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