Life Is a Verb~~


Life happened on the day my first child was born
and on the day when my sweet child died~

It happened as I was wrapped in my lover’s arms
and again when she left and I cried~

Life happened one morning while riding my bike,
one evening while sipping some tea~

It happened when I was changing a diaper
when I looked in your eyes and saw me~

Life happened one day while washing the dishes
and once again sitting next to the river~

It happens when I feel selfishly alone
and when I am *seen* as a giver~

Life happens when I feel locked in a prison
and when my soul seems to break free~

By chance it keeps happening despite what *I* do,
so I think that I’ll just let it be~


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Swimming Uphill~

Ecstatic experience transcends the mind,
as euphoric rhythm wherein I find,
all that is truth and that which is not,
the seeming futility of all I have sought~

Seeking for naught, save that which I touch,
seeing so little, yet feeling so much~ 
Mind is so quiet, back there in the distance,
relaxed in the flow where I find no resistance~

Spirals descend into realms filled with light.
Resistance is futile so I give up the fight~
To struggle against life’s natural current,
with mind screaming out to find a deterrent ~

To resist all that “IS” is like swimming uphill, 
A singular view cements higher will~
I laugh at myself, having been so resistant,
as all of life’s mysteries unfold in this instant~



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