Passionate

I am woman questing… a warriorslashing bondsof painful past an aerialistbalancing strifewith fleeting bliss a she-reptileshedding distrustin vulnerability, growing I push throughthe tangled mazeof personas, seek a truth that frees my spiritand roots my essenceinto blessed being For I am womanwith a quest…striving on… (Art my own. I call her The Mother Tree)

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Strategy

Acts of vandalismare not deserved Grime of violationdoes not wash off If change is targetthen create intrigue Highlight inequitydemonstrate alternatives Crash and burnineffective as hell. (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson.Image my own.)

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Labour Pains

Pain circumvents our fearssqueezes relentlessly Still we proceedwithholding complaint for this is labour –a trial that harnesses depth of determinationunfathomable focus Somewhere along the processan instantaneous shift there is wonder to beholdand indescribable bliss Birth is happeningand they’ll be no going back. (Art mine)

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Pain

Pain. I push against itchallenge it A warrior intent on provingI am… indestructibleunwillingto flinch Convincedthat denialequals power Except, it gnawsat my edgestears me downbit by bit Just as I prepareto succumb…clarity …this is invitation …surrender is a gift …pain is passage I let goabsolve myselfof the need…. (Pain first appeared on One Woman’s Quest II […]

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Magical Portal

Alternate realitiesparallell linear mindset Ego-less forays intomagical mysteries –answers secondary Float in ecstaticethereal landscapeskaleidoscopic hues Behold irrationalitya mad whirlwind of onenessconvening in momentary flash The portal’s openstep aboard –ensure your ticketis round trip. (For Eugi’s Weekly prompt: magic.This is a rewrite of a poem formerly titled: Meet You At The Station.Art my own.)

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Sorry, Not Sorry

To compensate for the obnoxiousexuberanceof my flameI attemptto oversimplify Oh dear!Seems I’ve failedagain… (As a young woman, obnoxious was the word beaus used when breaking up with me. The poem says the rest. Art my own.)

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Playful

Life shiftsI compartmentalize Delusionout the door This path –suffering –not mine alone Limitationshave merit Minimizingall the rage – Less expectationmore distraction Creativity invitesnew vision A playful lifeessential! (For Eugi’s Weekly prompt: playful. Art my own.)

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Toil

I try to scrape history from stonereassemble words on vellum –bravado pretending release Pick my mentors from amongstthe enlightened, willing osmosis –ego avoiding blood: grit of change (Art my own)

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Focus on Colour

Life’s mountaina rough climbbody fails to adjustfocused as we areon destination Sights a sepia blurhere approaching summitscree presents new danger I vote we pause awhileappreciate our labourbreathe in colour for once. (Art mine)

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Vacating

Spirit disregards containmentshould I appear disconnected –focus lacking substance –it is just essence flowing I am whisper on wind’s lipsveil of clouds on tropical shoressun’s aureole fleeting I’ll return soon enough… (Written for Reena’s Xploration challenge: flowand inspired by the artwork featured on …Bilocalalia… blog.My image is displayed here)

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