Landslide * (tanka)

cerebral image

remains when he walked away

joy in that sadness

once again to self control 

living in peace with no strife

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*Footnote:

The title I borrowed from the album Fleetwood Mac (in my humble opinion their best) sung by Stevie Nicks. Sometimes in relationships you grow apart (the landslide begins), the reasons are many and different for everyone. You can’t always fix what’s broken, no matter how hard you try. Sometimes you just have to let go. Always 🌎✌🏻❤️

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k4M53xndqiU

Try, Want, Need need need……..*

You’re all I need,

strap myself in

ready for that shot

in the dark.

abandoned

back room

brick and mortar

ruin,

soon becomes

my castle

in the clouds, where

draw bridge falls

euphoria’s gates

open wide

I float inside,

leave

realities of

life’s pain

behind,

I nod Out,

my Need

wakes me,

now all I care

about now.

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*Footnote:

Behind every addiction lays a reason for the onset of use. Sometimes it’s just for fun (a thrill) it’s prescribed (opioids) or just an escape from what’s hidden deeper within (self medicate) depression, stress, fear. Drug addiction encompasses all sectors of our society (it doesn’t discriminate). I’ve attached some informative links, for those who want more information, to help someone or you need help. The song is by Velvet Underground, may artists have been outspoken about their addictions. 🌎✌🏻❤️

https://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/heroin.html

https://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/addiction-statistics/

Whirling *

breath flows through hollowed wood, rhythms rise and fall.

hearing their echoes released,

her eyes close, listening,

slowly she begins turning.

arms gracefully extended

away from body, her tempo

quickens, tilting her head

back as she twirls

continuously, caught in

in a vortex of her making.

sending her mind to a higher

plain. There in the desert

her Beloved appears, arms

raised, encircles her in his light.

His assures her with words

written by a poet who loved

with a gentle forgiving heart,

“Oh sweet bitterness, I will

soothe you and heal you. I will bring you roses. I too have been covered with thorns.” she

listens in silence. His lessons

like grains of sand have no

measure each one special,

limitless in their meaning.

time spins shifts, she stops,

kneels rests on her heels.

Opens her eyes lifts her face

to the sky, feels a deep

void at this moment. her

soul knows that she will

spin again, that she my

hear her Beloved once again.

her faith in Him tells her so.

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*Footnote:

I find this music very relaxing, sometimes a contemplative mood. enjoy. 🌎✌🏻❤️🕊

Sufi Meditation Music

Surrender

sing no songs of sorrow

gone today, yet tomorrow

forgotten, cast off

~

would that You were me

not meaning to injure You

sometimes foolish, but loving

~

inflamed passion

over words written quickly

all meaning nothing

~

another day dawning

as if it mattered,

my heart at your feet

in pieces, shattered

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Rumors

mouths pass whispered lies

ears barely distinguish truth

tongues spread like wild fire

hate conceived by jealousy

destruction meant hurt for one

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