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Scent of a Woman

It is midnight as I return home.
asleep, I will find her again.
Undressing in the dark, I feel my way
towards the foot of the bed.

Head into the bath readying for bed
Brush my teeth and check the stubble.
As usual, I stare into the mirror to see
the effects of the day.
Today’s toils were not so bad after all.

I turn off the bath lights and
walk into the darkness of the room.
I prop up one pillow & set the other
ready to hug it goodnight.

I pull the sheets over my head
and kiss my wife good night.
As I lean forward I smell the
sweet scent of her skin.
And remembered why I love her.

I wish to tell her so this moment.
But alas, it must wait for the dawn.
As tomorrow will be another day.

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Thought of the Day – May 22, 2008

Today, like every other day,
We wake up empty and frightened.
Don’t open the door to the study
And start reading.
Take down the dulcimer.
Let the beauty we love
Be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways
To kneel and kiss the ground.
– Rumi 13th Century Sufi Poet

What I am getting from this poem is to live what I love and pursue my authentic path. Don’t die, as Wayne Dyer says… “with your music still in you.” Express yourself authentically not only in what you do, but in what you say and in who you ARE. Let your essence shine thru and BE who you were meant to be.

I get that this is easier said then done. Circumstances, negative people & the daily grind of life keeps me in the “study” away from life, in my head. But allowing my authentic self to be expressed provides more joy in life for me then staying in my head. Every day – damn – every moment I have this choice.

And I get to choose what that moment will be like.

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Peace & Serenity

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius

A time existed when I Peace & Serenity ...
needed to always be right.
I needed to impose that
on you.

A time existed when I
made you wrong & that I
needed to fix you.

A time existed when I
blew you off simply
because you did not
agree with me.

That time seems to have
occupied an eternity.
It seems to have taken you
from me. It seems to
have defined me.

So now I want to live
a time where judgements
are non-existant.

A time where I don’t
need to make things right.

I want a time where life is
lived to the fullest with you.

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Where would I be…

my life crumbles without you - by: Juan of team-aztlan.com
Where would I be
without you?

Like a vagabond at the
edge of the shore,
I would be searching
for my guiding light.

Without your love
I would be a lost bird
dying by the side
of the road.

Without you,
how can I say
I am complete.
How can I say
that I am me.

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Live life on the edge….

On the fringe is where life lives.
Sitting in the middle,
on the fence, life passes us by.

In the middle
we survey the world around us.
We look around and see
life going by.
We can spend all our existence
sitting on the fence without
really living life.

Ahh! But on the edge
life is really lived.
Here we can see the
beginning and the end.
Standing at the Rock of Gibralter
we can feel the Alpha & the Omega.

Here we can see the boundary
of our earth only because
of the darkness of space.
It’s all black & white.

Only in the darkness of space
can we define the radiance
of the all mighty sun.

Only because a flower pops up from
the ground can we visualize
life in a deserted world.

So too by defining this edge
can we really see our humanity.
We can only define love
by its opposite – hatred.

Only when love starts can we really say
that hatred has ended.
Only peace can stop war dead in its track.
Only an “I’m sorry” can ease the
pain created by negative words.

Your words are your power
only on the edge can you really
distinguish the brilliance
of your word.

Give your words meaning.
Give them power & significance
Give yourself integrity.

“Say what you mean and mean what you say”
– Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.

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