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Strangers

STRANGERS

The first thing in mind
Always, always: are they safe???
It’s my history

Family II

FAMILY II

So I suggested
To my mother and father
(She coming first)

That we discuss
Our being here together
And much else besides

And then awoke
To the chilling realisation
Of this cold reality

Observation

OBSERVATION

Practice makes perfect
Day after month after year
Until time dissolves

And … Action!

AND … ACTION!

Fess up right on cue
There’s not a moment to lose
Dawdling in the wings

New World Ordered

NEW WORLD ORDERED

Patiently waiting
Sitting with fingers crossed while
We twiddle our thumbs

Reliance

RELIANCE

Seeking for guidance
Found a voice not an echo
A good place to start

Friendship

FRIENDSHIP

Let’s seek in friendship
Quality not quantity
Truth not appearance

Faith

FAITH

A celebration
Or no more than a yearning
A conjuration

Solitude

SOLITUDE

Fearing to venture
The other side of the fence
We are never known

A Night At The Opera

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

Find then the point of silent balance
And there work to cultivate patience

For trusting will emerge from the shadows
Though not perhaps in a guise expected

Forlorn, bespoke yet never yet reclaimed
You are always alone, yet never alone

Returning to the home of your breath
Release each thought as it arises

And relax into that oceanic spaciousness
From which from time to time feelings arise

Picture yourself as being but the opera house
Within which all these dramas are staged

Yourself the audience, quietly attentive
Rather than the tumultuous characters

Who are after all created to entertain
To divert, to teach, to recompense

Peace upon you, and blessings
Upon your homeward trail

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