stand still
look around
see traces of souls
gathered beyond awareness
all moving in time

focus your direction
make this change
light this darkness
nothing you think has been for nothing

the present is already the future
the eyes define “reality”
shift your focus
your reality will follow
5. Blackout for Cocreator


– This blackout poem was extracted, with permission, from Aisha North’s post “The manuscript of survival – part 303”. (The manuscript of survival – part 303 )

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on July 16, 2013, in Blackout Poetry, Poetry, Writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. New Age/Magical thinking. Not my thing, because it doesn’t apply to the “third world”.


    • I personally find this framework of perception/conception/belief/experience of existence to be far from exclusive to “New Age” thinking. I believe the poem can be read quite validly without being viewed through any “New Age” prism. But then I am only the creator; my readers, and cocreators, may of course view it quite differently. 🙂

      “shift your focus
      your reality will follow”


      • “shift your focus
        your reality will follow”

        That’s exactly what I object to: yes, it can be true in many instances, however, it does not apply to an innocent child rotting in an israeli prison, held without charge nor tried for crimes – indefinite length of sentence, often, their organs are removed for sale on the israeli illegal organ trade ‘market’. Like I said, it does not apply to the “third world”.
        Some people (adults) who are held in israeli jails do focus on other things like RESISTANCE and they do that non-violently, here is an example:


    • I have no desire to deny anything you are saying.


  2. Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal and commented:
    Nice, Ben.

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  3. You are so good with these!

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  4. More ancient wisdom – above and beyond anything “new age” (I dislike that term). This is an absolute, universal, eternal truth – beyond appearances. Thank you, Ben, for sharing this. It speaks of Essence – and the power to manifest….

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  5. “the present is already the future” — I agree.

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  6. How you make blackout so uncomplicated is beyond my grasp. (I would suggest changing the highlight color to something more brilliant, but to each his own.)

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