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Ancient temple bathed in morning sun


lotus blooms quietly in front of the hall


here i am an uninvited visitor


lost in the golden Sanskrit sounds


bells of the temple echo deep in the mountains


looking at the solemn face of Buddha


unspeakable thoughts flow slow


thousands of books i've read


just to find an answer


thousands of miles traveled


just to find a place where the soul can dwell.
🎉😷⛈⚡️🌕🍷🎂🍨🕊

In the midst of the anxiety and fear
surrounding us....despite a series of
crises that continue to affect/infect
our livelihood, our relationships,
our long time plans....and which
have practically disrupted our
normal lives....not many will agree,
that, gratitude should still be flowing,
out of our weary minds and hearts...

Hollow days, holy days, holidays and
birthdays come and go
...those who were born a few months back,
...or, a few weeks ago.....
...those who were born yesterday, and
...those who were born today...
...those whose birthdays will fall tomorrow
...and/or...in the coming days,
...there is much, much to be thankful for,
...for, in these days of tribulations
we have learned so many truths about life-
about our family and friends
about our government officials
about ourselves....how far we can go,
or, how much we can take...how we are
during  normal and not so normal times
let us be thankful...true colors have surfaced...
we now know better...

so...HAPPY BIRTHDAY
to all of us, regardless of
the dates of our birth...
what matters most is that,
despite all bad...there is good,
and if we still choose...to live,
we shall survive...
🕊
PEACE
TO
ALL!


Sally

Copyright Rosalia Rosario A. Bayan
October 1, 2020
Ya Know I’d...
Rather See... " CALM "...
Than ALL THIS ALARM... !!!!

MORE Welcoming Arms...
LESS Guns In Young Palms...

The Use of ******...
Has Left MANY HARMED... !!!

New Orleans Has Now...
Got Bodies To Farm...

THAT Line Deserves PSALMS...
Cos' Those Who Have DIED...
Have LOST Lucky Charms... !!!

But Hopefully Now...
Are RESTFUL And CALM...

NO NEED For Gendarmes...
Or... Government YARNS...

NO NEED Now For Money...
Or... EXPENSIVE Garms'...

See These Are The Things...
We NEED To............... DISMISS.....

Luxuries Leading To Peoples Killings... !!!
How Can We Expect To Serve and Protect...
When People AREN'T HAPPY...
Because of Their DEBTS... !!!!!

Most People Are FRIGHTENED...
To... Write Out A Cheque...

Cos' If You’re In The Red...
The Bank Then COLLECTS... !!!!!!

EXTORTIONATE Charges...
Leave People... UPSET... !!!

People AREN'T CALM...
Because They Are VEX... !!!

Why Use Direct Debit... ?!?
Or Have Cards For Credit... ?!?

I’d Rather Have Dinner...
With... Old Norman Tebbit’... !!!

Of Course That’s NOT True... !!!
Cos' He WASN'T Cool...
With Black Guys Like Me...
With... Differing Views... !!!

Views That AREN'T Clouded...
By... BIASED Reviews... !!!

Reviews That We See...
In... EVERYDAY News...

DON’T Get It Confused... !!!!!

I USE News Reviews...
To RAISE THE PROFILE...
of... CERTAIN Issues... !!!

I’ve Said It Before...
... I’ll Say It AGAIN... !!!

Your Everyday News...
Is NOT Always TRUE... !!!

But Certain Things CLEARLY...
Require... NO CLUES...
Like... MURDEROUS Acts...
Or RACIST Attacks... !!!

Just Like The Ones...
Where Those FOOLS...
Used An... AXE... !!!
I’m SAD About That...
But THIS Is A FACT... !!!

It’s HARD To Stay Calm...
If You’re A Young Black... !!!

But Blacks NEEDS To Learn...
To... Make The Worm Turn... !!!
Some White People CLEARLY...

Are Keen To Discern...
What It Is They Can Do...
To LIGHTEN Our Mood...

So DON'T Think That We...
Can Ever Be... FREE...
WITHOUT Showing LOVE...

Well You May Not Agree...
But CALMNESS Is KEY...
As Is... UNITY... !!!!!

Take That Advice...
PLEASE Have It ON ME... !!!

PEACE Is The Answer...
As Is A GOOD KARMA... !!!

EVEN With Your Woman...
She LOVES When You CHARM Her... !!!

A SMILE And A Grin...
Is Where This Begins...

We Need To STAY CALM...
When With Our Women... !!!

It’s NOT Always EASY...
But Who Said It Was... ?!?

It’s Kinda Like Finding...
The... " Wizard of Oz’ "... !?!

It Lies DEEP WITHIN...
NOT IN Books of Hymns... !!!

These Days I’m Inclined...
To... Channel My Mind...
To... LOVING Mankind...
Rather Than Walk...
In The Land of The Blind... !!!

Cos' Walking With Them...
Means You Walk A Fine Line... !!!!

A Line WITHOUT Calm...
And Glasses of Wine...  

A Line Where You’ll Find...
Yourself TRAPPED In A BIND... !!!

A BIND Where Your TRAPPED...
Behind... ENEMY Lines... !!!

So Who Are Your Friends... ???
They... May Be Your End... ?!?
Friendships Aren’t Meant...
To... FUEL ARGUMENTS... !!!

A TRUE FRIEND Is Someone...
Who Is... HEAVEN Sent... !!!

But How Many of Them...
Do We... REALLY Have... ???

When Young I Was Told...
To... Look In Your Hand...
Your Fingers And Thumb...
When Added Make FIVE...

You’ll Be LUCKY To Have...
Five TRUE FRIENDS In Your LIFE... !!!!!

It Seemed So Contrived...
To Be...  So PRECISE... !!!!!!
But Now That I’m Older...
It Seems To Be RIGHT... !!!

People Will... " Tell You "...
That They Are... " Your Friend "...
But When You're In TROUBLE...
... How Many of Them... ?!?

Will Make A Case For You...
And Build Your DEFENCE... ?!?

This ISN'T The Way...
I Want This To End ... !!!

So Let Me Do This...
With Words That Transcend...

We NEED LESS Alarm...
We NEED To Link Arms...
We NEED... UNITY...

And This... I Believe...

Will Bring....

..... " Calm ".....
LISTEN HERE : Taken from the, " On The Virge ", album.
https://soundcloud.com/user-16569179/calm-2
the little tigers in my heart
roam the den
curious start, what next
then?

bloodletting
rumbling hot breath
like engines of flesh

A smile across my face
slinking angular shoulder blades
curious withdrawn, a mockfight
in their playplace

Slinking  padded sashay
Twitch reflexes about the ears
Rolling every which way

Growling gutteral purrs
like Rosé glasses clinking
in the sunlight of ravishing
forested day

there are tigers in my heart
Clicking purrs resonating
all throughout my hometown

Whoa now
olive caramel limbs glow now

this
gentle rumble cycles  back 'round

into the sunlight of ravishing
forested day

freshly resonating into my sunbathed dreaming wake
'Fear is the mind killer'
Peace is the mind filler

Love is the mind feeder
Empathy is the mind reader
I'm responding to Frank Herbert's Dune novel Dune that is coming out as a second remake this December with a sign of peace. Credit Frank Herbert "Dune'
My black cocoon
embraces my sorrows,
shielding me from the views
of an angry truth.

How I wish
I could break free
and learn to use my wings,
but the comfort
of a prison built by my own hands
is more solid and reassuring
than open skies.

I fear freedom
because I have never known it.
This poem came to me in a split second as an answer to a question I commonly ask myself: Why not take the chance? Why not do something different?...be someone different? Why not use the wings that you are capable of growing if only you would step outside the realm of inevitable comfort?
Solitude is like a
feathered embrace.
Like a swell of moonlight
on dewy,
manicured
grass.
And should you go looking
for the magick--
for the secrets
unveiled
in stillness
and beats
that stretch for miles,
from one
shivering
heart
to another,
you’ll find realms of
untold dreams.
Rheems of
bursting starlight,
of long-squashed fantasies
in demand
of your attention.
Daydreams that unwind
until you’ve found
what you were searching for:
the secret,
long-lost
places
you hadn’t known
were long-since missing.
Without suffering, there is silence.
A pathway that gracefully winds
Into the heights of Heaven Most High?
I have heard what they call this place
Medebah, Medebah, Medebah
The seventh heaven of seven heavens.
Where the cherubim, unicorns
And all the Spirit Children, dance.
Around and round in the meadow
Where the flowers grow
Where the Eternal
Tree of Life Blooms.

Be still, the Dove whispers, be still.
You have a key!
It is the breath
She whispers to me.
"Follow your breath."

To where I wonder, to where?
Am I to breathe?
The intention of my mind
The intention of my heart
Bound by a Golden Ring
The breath circles, in
the breath circles out.

Did you feel it?
That moment of stillness.
After the in and before the out....
I smiled and nodded, yes.
Dear Dove, smiled and began to dance.
Celebrating brightly, "Yes!!" "Yes!!" "Yes!!"
:-)
Helpless,
Precious,
Daunting silent variances of light
Dancing.

Going under,
For a time

Rescue
The bad bones
Of our past

Tiger blood
Milkman
Like that
If I truly let myself cry
I'd create an ocean of grief
Land would crumble in my sorrow
A damnation without relief.

They'd see how it feels to live a lie
Yet, a hole in my heart remains
They'd wish and wish for no tomorrow...
Yet, all the tears are spilt in vain.

The seas would dry, the Earth will heal
I'd still live with a broken heart
If I glue it back together
After a while, it falls apart.

This anger... hurts, even if it's real
Perhaps it isn't the right cure
By learning to make pleasant weather
In love and peace, I will endure.
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