Contest! We don’t need no stinking contests

Contests! good for building ego’s up

great for knocking creativity down

as I pore over words and sounds

to make my poetry jump off the page

to come alive in others minds

in the most imaginative way.

Contests! we don’t need them

they drive us crazy every day

putting our best foot forward

and doing something that is brave

putting your art out there for judging

nurtured and created with much loving

only to be brutally dimissed

or even worse maybe even savaged

Contests! Huh, well this I find an interesting challenge

maybe I will just have a go at this

rise to the challenge and try to win it

not because I don’t think it still stinks

but because in my own way we become

ever so slightly addicted to it

looking for some kind of justification

for writing poetry and putting it out to the nations

or just because we have a competitive edge

contests! I’ve won a couple so see what’s next

see if I can be the best, I mean i wish everyone all the best

I just enter for a bit of fun, not to be just number one!

but being unplaced leaves me undone

but hey, let’s show a little grace keep a smile upon our faces

swallow this bitterest pill and compete until they lose the will

to misjudge my work again, I am the top contestant man!

enter contests or be dammed, stinking contests drive me mad

Argh!!!! is that even a word?

 

17/7/18 (In response to a contest challenge :))

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Be the light not the dark

Be the sun after the storm

Not the maelstrom in full force

Lift things up in your life like a new breaking dawn

Don’t suck things down forever inward

Be the rainbow after the rain

Don’t allow your life to flow like a river down the drain

Be the beautiful birdsong

Don’t become the scream that echoes on and on

You are spirit, you are love

You create gold with every touch

Be the light and not the dark

Be the fresh new day and no longer the storm

Because you are loved so much.

Incandescent flame

It’s hard to see a heart created to love so broken

It’s hard to read the words so dark and filled with pain

I imagine if unbroken other words would surely ignite

Into a bright incandescent flame

Burning brightly every day

Positive and uplifting in every way

If it was not for the heart felt pain.

I can imagine you so carefree

Laughing and enjoying love freely

But this shadow of what has gone before

It hangs over your life like a pall

A way needs to be found to get past this

Some kind of healing to surpass this

I know they say that times heals all

But I can’t bare to think of anyone

Going through such heartache and suffering

It’s the caring part of me that bleeds when I read

Such words of hurt and pain

I wish I could place my hands on your heart and soul to make it go away

Use my healing hands and arts

To fix your heart that was torn apart

You we built to smile and laugh

You were created to love way beyond the stars

And right back again

You have beauty, you have grace

Don’t let pain become etched upon your face

You have magic in your words

Don’t let them be tainted by the hurt

Rise up and shine again

Rise up and shine you light like an incandescent flame

Rise up and find your love

And heal the heart with renewed passion

And let go

Of all the hurt that was done to you

And all the suffering you’ve endured

You are golden in every way

So just believe this and believe in you

For I know I do.

Surrealism gone mad

I saw a cat it walked through walls

But then it was not there at all

I saw a man within the moon

But by the time I blinked he had gone too soon

And as I sailed across a blue lagoon

I saw a mermaid with skin of blue

But as I heard the sirens wail

My consciousness began to fail

And as I stirred in sleep paralysis

Unable to move I realised I had exited

My normal form and was floating above it

In an out of body experience

And so I took the opportunity to talk an astral flight and zoom

To a multiverse of unknown stars and moons

While travelling in a hot air balloon

And disappeared into a worm hole

Then felt a Trans-dimensional shift

And landed back within my body

But did not know in what reality I now existed

And when I saw cars flying by

And a multicultural peace flag flying high

And saw how people coexisted in love and peace

I realised this dimension was not the one in which I previously existed

But it felt so good and I would spend sometime

While feeling sorry for the other I

Who would spend sometime in my other harsh life

But I am sure I would understand in time

It’s good for the soul and spirit to share with myself and I

Other dimensional paradigms.

The old curiosity shop

I found myself in the old curiosity shop

Looking for something strange and different

The owner said how about Schrodingers cat

I said did not curiosity kill that?

He said its a paradox unknown

Alive or dead its something you can still own

I said no.

He said how about a spider I have living in a parlour

I said do I look like a fly?

He said you can be anything you want to be

I said I have no desire to die.

I looked further searching for something new

But everything was old

And paradoxical in truth

I said have you got a quantum box

So that I can think outside it

Maybe it will inspire me to think of something new

He said I sold that only yesterday to a Jewish man with wild hair

But I do have a super string theory residing over there

I stated I do not have any needs for a bunch of incomplete theories

All grouped up into one.

Feeling rather down of heart and feeling rather glum

I saw a dust covered book on existentialism

And said have you got a theory for being and nothingness

He said Satre took that one today by his own authority

So I decided it was time to go home and started to leave

When I saw a quantum paradigm staring back at me

I suddenly felt exited and said is that paradigm something you would like to shift

He said for my friend most certainly

And I decided to take it

And as the paradigm shifted so did my quantum space

Now I find myself in Shambala on a Buddhist holiday.

Feel like the universe that created you

Connect your conscious mind with the universe

And show all your light

Manifest the spiritual cosmic

Show the how you are made of material from stars

Let the quantum energy that created and sustains you

Flow through your whole being

Lift up your aura and your frequency

And really start living

For we all miracles reinventing lives

Experiencing living over a thousand times

We are ancient beings

With ancient souls

We have to trust the universe

Open up eyes and conscious mind

And let everything go

Don’t hold on and feel your essence flow

And glorify your life

And it will ignite

Into shards of a higher plain

Showering down like incandescent rain

Sparkle away

Resonate your way in a radiant display.

Beauty manifests if you choose to see it

Green leaves rustle in the wind

Ripples spread across a still lake

I see the trees as they gently sway

A few white nimbus clouds pass this way

I hear the sweet sounds of a chaffinch

And the screech of a magpie

I feel the warmth on this summers day

As bees and other insect fly by

Such is the miracle of life

Such is the miracle of nature

Beauty resonates all around

How could you not manifest inner peace

When you have moments like this in a day

Sit and look around and appreciate

Take in the wonders that life creates

Breathe it all in and meditate

If only for a short time, contemplate

Take time out of your busy day

Let everything go and let your troubles fade away

Breathe out and feel the stress flow

Out of your system and you will know

The benefits of just focusing on your breaths

While absorbing the beauty that has manifested for you.

Can’t side me

Black and white

left and right,

love and hate

dark and light,

everybody sides

pointless, fruitless

a waste of time,

you cannot side me

many different beliefs

but one humanity,

creation through divinity

evolution through the species,

I will take a open view

but you can not side me,

I have open eyes

and an open mind,

I am not a zealot

following blindly

I am existential,

recognizing no authority

but my own,

so I don’t need your sides

because I can decide for myself,

I don’t need a side

or anybodies lies,

the truth of everything

dwells with me inside.

Your judgement

Walk a mile in my shoes

Then you can judge me

But I won’t judge you

I wish nothing but the best for you

It would be nice if you could do the same too

But I never expect this reciprocation

So I just learning the appreciation

Of keeping faith and love in my self

Rather than expecting it from anybody else

I have self belief

I have self love

So it matters not what you think

Because you don’t know me

Because you’ve never walked in my shoes

And I know your going to judge me

But in the that says more about you

Anyway I just wanted to say it doesn’t matter

I will always love you come what may.

Spontaneous kindness

Kindness should never go out of fashion

It should be peoples motivational passion

Doing good in every way

Carrying out random acts of kindness every day

Not with though of receiving it back

Not through the thought of it being seen

But just because you know it to right

Spontaneously and even taking you by suprise

Not a planned and thought out thing

Kindness should always be natural thing

So be kind in heart and actions each day.