Sidewalk Bends

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Long Suffering

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The words I could not say…

We love you.

We will miss you.

Forever in our hearts there will be a place for you.

We miss your company and yet you have not gone.

We miss your smile and yet you have not stopped smiling.

We miss your guidance and yet you have never stopped guiding.

We miss your warmth and yet your light shines ever brighter.

Go in peace, but never too far away.


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May 26, 2012 at 8:57 am

Word Games

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Some say I speak in riddles.
Listen with your heart.

Some say my words are confusing, and purposefully misleading.
Let go of your expectations.

Some say that I do not take things seriously and make too many jokes.
Live in the moment.

Some say that I speak above others.
Look beyond the words.

Some say I like to cause mischief.
Tear down the walls.

Some say that I am judgmental.
Let go of your fears.

Some say they know who I am.
Look into your soul.

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February 24, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Illusion Loves Company

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An illusion is still an illusion regardless of how many live in it. So often in our lives we look to others to tell us how we should live and how we should love in life. We are told how to be happy. We are told how to pray. We are told how to worship. We are even told how to love. No one ever tells us to just be, to be ourselves. And rather than try to be ourselves, we look to others for a nod of support. Little do we know, that those who we look to for support, also look to us for a hint at how they should live. So rather than being ourselves and others being themselves, we lie to each other. We lie about what makes us happy. We lie about ourselves. Rather than living with all that we are, laid out for others to see, we hide ourselves in the illusions we create. And rather than stepping outside of these illusions, we invite others to live with us in illusion. Each in our own illusion, we are afraid to admit our faults. We are afraid to step out and say, I do not have to do this. I do not have to hide myself. You do not have to do this. You do not have to hide yourself. Step out from the illusion and be your real self. Step out and I shall be there waiting for you.

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February 24, 2011 at 6:44 am

Peace Attainable

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We are far from home and yet we are already home. We search for love but it’s already in our heart. We search for peace, but our minds cause a stir. We search for understanding and yet we search for ways in which we are different. We grasp at straws, and yet we drink from the same fountain. Peace so attainable, yet so deniable, is under the surface, and yet all around us.

We strive to release ourselves of the things and in some cases the people that we think hold us back. No matter how far we think we’ve gone, and how much “fat” we think we’ve trimmed, we stand in place running. We run from our fears, and from ourselves. We run away from one illusion only to encase ourselves in yet another. One veil is lifted and another falls. What we search is what we create. If we could just let go, let go of our wants, let go our desires, let go of our expectations, then perhaps we could see that what is has always been, and shall forever be.

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November 19, 2010 at 6:13 am

The Illusion of Illusion

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Surely there are many illusions in this life. But even among the illusions there is truth. There is truth in the things some find despicable. There is truth in the horrific. There is truth in silence. There is truth in all that is. What we each decide to do with that truth is up to us. We can hide it, we can fight it, or we can choose to peal the layers back. Even in the chaos there is peace. How we each carry that truth is up to us. Though sometimes warped by our mind and by our desires, it exists without judgment or blame.

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November 18, 2010 at 9:57 pm