Peace and quiet
no voices, inside or out
only the birds and the breeze
Inner peace
no voices, inside or out
only the om and the light
Shared peace
no voices, inside or out
only the smiles and the hugs
World peace
no voices, inside or out
only the love, yours and mine

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The moon wanes


the time of death nears 

and the old becomes compost for the new


The dark goddess 

rules the darkness with her white light 

and finally rests within


She will arise 

to seduce me with precious gifts 

and I will celebrate

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I quietly surrender 

to the depths of the dark 


I let go of the finality of endings 

and welcome the offerings 

of new beginnings 


I ruthlessly discard what 

no longer serves


I release the madness of the mind 

and embark in this mysterious 


phase with no fear


I openly surrender to


wise messages within 


I let free the wild and primal energies 

and await the sacred gifts of rebirth


Like the short lived hues of the fallen leaves 


the scant grays appear on the mirror 

forecasting the white winter


The dry and chilled breeze 

make the leaves crumble to pieces 

and my skin slowly shrivel


I fall pale with exhaustion receding into the earth


letting go of what’s been 


awaiting the fiery and powerful season of transformation

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Just when I give up


Just when everything 

goes wrong 

and all things fall apart


and the torment is unbearable


Just then 

the light appears 


with hope amidst the chaos


reminding me that it’s futile to resist the inevitable transformation


the metamorphosis


that will be me





walking around in emptiness


concealing the pain


that tears the soul






 taking it all in


lashing out


Black, dark,



Never sure


so indecisive, 

so insecure


The curtain of doubt 

disguises the truth


So I follow you


or you


or you





Feel it


don’t run away




stay a bit longer


it won’t be long


nothing is,


nature understands


Never ending chatter,


yakking incessantly in my mind


contaminating my soul


infecting it with ego


Immortal time, always running


ticking endlessly past me


Make it stop


Let me just Be


Let me surrender to the Now


and be one with the light


The illusion manipulates my actions and I blindly follow it’s lead


I cry and I laugh


I eat and I drink


I run and I walk


I rush and I slow down


and I blindly follow it’s lead


An illusion won’t let me just BE!


It’s not that serious


but the mind tricks us,


it keeps it a secret


It’s not that serious


but the soul accepts it


keeps it hidden


so no one will see

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Tired of worrying


Constant anguish


anguish of uncertainty


misery of anticipation


all for what may not be


Creasing my skin


drying me from the inside


wasting my time

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I Recognize her


but memory doesn't


too many lives ago perhaps


I find resemblance


but memory can’t


too far ahead perhaps


In sorrow I roam the arid life


empty, stale, alone


searching for the hidden self


starving, craving the energy

gone Gray inside and out


and yet they shine around me


Gray, detached


no one sees 


Gray until when?


I’m changing



Late, but fast


Can’t seem to stop


The old abandons me


fading away


The new essence will emerge


Abandoned by her children 



Nature quietly mourns


Mistreated, hurt



Nature silently weeps


Wounded, drained



Nature slowly withers


Agonizing until her open wounds

cover the earth