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Reconditioning

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Lost In Thought

LOST IN THOUGHT

sense
weaves in and out of mystery
you make stuff up

pain

………purpose

………………emotion

an interesting cast
on stage
it was

foolish

………mindless

………………a merging of dualities

half listening
thinking about something else
wisdom was suggesting

not do that

………pay attention

……………………….yes it’s awareness

I wonder …
…..
…..
5. An Accidental Awakening - highlighted

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– This blackout poem was extracted, with permission, from Linda George’s article “An Accidental Awakening “.

Flotsam

FLOTSAM

feelings are
an ambush

you pass the time
drowning inside

thoughts and urges
no real but feel

fall like a meteorite
crash the scene

the film
this moment

going
where life happens

sudden and drastic
life altering

love was real
dangerous

so many miracles
rescued each time

intense feelings
part of the experience

of being alive
a curse

wave to the ocean
life is a euphemism
…..
…..
5. Blackout For Flotsam

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– This blackout poem was extracted, with permission, from Jennifer Kiley’s post “Spontaneous – A Need To Talk “.

Aquamarine

AQUAMARINE

a sweep of blue
with tints of coral
and shadows of clear white

in the breeze
birds rose
like smoke

old eyes
blue and tranquil
gazed at their own reflections

at the waving water
the soul of it all, indescribable
this mirrored blue sky

the light, dazzling
nothing to exhibit
but infinite blue

the air a crystal
burning yet tender
for the eternal was here

eternal happiness
eternal youth
a moment in the day

that appeared
and vanished
like an evil thought
…..
…..
Aquamarine

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– This blackout poem was extracted from CHAPTER XII of “The Blue lagoon: A Romance” by H. de Vere Stacpoole”. (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/393)

Reconditioning

RECONDITIONING

bliss
bubbling
below the surface

what was happening

conditioned to fear these feelings
deny their existence
pretend

let us experience life
not knowing
what comes next

because
in darker episodes
is so much healing

shadow simply the other side
experience contains its opposite
the seed of the shadow

meet it with love

the way we think
we practice a shape
we are not ready to express

a deity with immense power

we find bliss
if we simply continue
experiencing the sensations

the lessons
…..
…..
5. Blackout for Reconditioning

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– This blackout poem was extracted, with permission, from Lola’s post “What Is Dakini’s Bliss?”. (What is Dakini’s Bliss? )

Cocreator

COCREATOR

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

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

The Cyclic Cyclone

THE CYCLIC CYCLONE

great
being a girl
on the weekend

positive plans
to do this and that
go here and there

only actually

Thursday
… plan

Friday
… rest

Saturday
… kvetch about Friday
… yadda yadda yadda

Sunday
… sick inside
… some technical problem

deserves an Academy award
for Best at Repressing Emotions
no doubt

born to be an impersonator
… impassive
… no reaction
…..
…..
5. Blackout for The Cyclic Cyclone

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– This blackout poem was extracted, with permission, from Addie’s post “Question 1086”. (http://justbeingthoughtful.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/question-1086/)

Daily Life

DAILY LIFE

yesterday
forgot and forgave
made an effort

as a result
was aware of kindness

felt connection
spoke with mindful effort
in a gesture of friendship

noticed
was aware

said yes
was touched

I love
daily life
…..
…..
5. Blackout for Daily Life

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– This blackout poem was extracted, with permission, from istopforsuffering’s post “Speech – the dangers and opportunities”. (http://istopforsuffering.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/speech-the-dangers-and-opportunities/)

Inner Voyage

INNER VOYAGE

enter the gates
ancient and persuasive
the truly divine
the quiet echoes
a place within

appreciate
pay homage
listen
bask
in the dreamy sunlight

let go
alive and free
contemplation
observation
exploration
…..
…..
Blackout for Inner Voyage

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– This blackout poem was extracted, with permission, from Tincup’s post “Alive – Fiat Lux”. (http://tincup68.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/alive-fiat-lux/)

The Thousand Questions

THE THOUSAND QUESTIONS

to the thousand questions
only evasive answers
emotion rose quietly

as a thousand times before
and wound gently round her
her life a quaint allusion

her mind read between the lines
and wakened
began to live

was there
alive
in the room

looked up with concealed tears
…..
…..
…..
The Thousand Questions

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– This blackout poem was extracted from “The City Of Beautiful Nonsense” by E. Temple Thurston. (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/41752/41752-h/41752-h.html#id1)

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