Nourishment From Nutrients

I’m asking you to give me “B” vitamins from Whole Foods.

Be gentle with legumes.

Be generous with water.

My mouth is the gateway for good bacteria.

Keep it shut when the bad try to enter.

Sometimes you must learn to be the student and the teacher.

The sleep and exercise are a must to keep the body and mind away from trouble.

Keep me well clothed for the season at hand.

Give me exercise for my mind.

Let me express my feelings, thoughts actions and beliefs in the proper use of the impression.

In return, I give you my full measure.

We will travel back across the universe, one day.

The Currency Of Love

Her coin is not gold, but energy is flowing from me to you.

What will you do in return?

My friend use to say, “It is only money changing hands”.

Yet, it looks like metal is being transmuted into gold.

I am energized by what I do.

Will you honor me by doing it too.

There is no price to pay, but perhaps we speak of gratuity.

Do we imagine a price that reflects what we do?

I believe I have found one way.

Can you?

I am nothing when I can’t write

My voice is like a stream, it ebbs and flows.

There is nothing sadder than when it runs dry.

My throat feels sore and my heart’ beating with more beats.

My voice is falling silent.

She will not say a word.

I dare not talk to her.

My motto is do no harm to me ‘and’ to others.

She remains quiet.

I am silenced with my voice turning inward I feel anger and pain.

My thought flows about the need to express these emotions.

She works silently all day.

I am proud of her work ethic.

Did my silent, still, calm, do no harm…

Did I prod her with my whimsy silence?

The map of my feeling go from anger to pain, to bliss.

I am transmuting pain into bliss.

My voice speaks the truth to beauty.

Or does beauty speak to me?

She is still silent.

Red Fern

It’s leaves are turning colors

Autumnal scheming red, green yellow,

Burgundy becomes more intense…

Wild they grow, spore falls on the forest’ floor,

Nature nurtures with shaded cover and rains falling from above,

The wind is blocked by trees.

(Once the fronds break, they do not come back.)

Osmunda, your cinnamon color shows,

You love the heavy shades in the thickest thickets.

Slowly, your ferns spread, narrow fronds upright, emerging soft green, maturing to blue green, hugging moisture in the deep wet soils.

Your densely matted roots protect the soils from erosion.

You capture the morning sun or the afternoon shades as your flowers only appear in summer.

This fall your beauty is enhanced with the color of cinnamon!

We Call It Man Joy

No it’s not having a good time or being rewarded in anyway.

As a matter a fact, she or he or any mature adult can be happy living with the good, bad and the ugly.

It is hard won through experience at getting control over yourself and learning to tolerate or at least feel the pain and eventually process the experience.

Life is a struggle with lots of mistakes and numbing pain, blocked out memory and an array of problems and stuff.

Sometimes it’s a serious disease or other dysfunctional experience to grieve or worse.

And all the while people still want to live,

Even with all the pain, life taking thoughts, some part, with enough help and support is hanging on to life and limb.

Chilling Out

Looking out for number one.

Trying too hard to work things out:

Too hot to work out, too cold to make things right.

Hiding the truth, by doing too much, being too hard and serious, too many heart beats, too scared to live too scared to die.

I use to be able to sleep.  I use to make things feel okay.  I’m too busy being okay.  I’m too late to make something of myself.

But the shine will come again, I’ll feel better after laying back today.  I’ll have more fun tomorrow.  I’m thinking I’m ready to make a change.

Today my friend is rest and peace.  I like to scribble down my thoughts as I finish a hot cup.  I like to sit back in my captain’s chair and listen to some tunes.

I’m thinking about the lunch I’ll make and meals I’ll eat today.  I want to rest and read.  I want to get in the zone.  I plan to lie down and take a nap.  After, I will talk to my sister on the phone.

I wonder why she is looking at me.  What she means to me.  Where her heart is going when she moves away from me.  I think about her movement as I drink my coffee and listen to her words.

I hang up the phone and think about what people mean to me.  I don’t need to be up at 2 AM.  I don’t need winter.  But there are people here for the very same reason.  No one can find what to do.  But we all know how to breath.  We call out to each other and see so much truth and beauty.  We all repeat our silly habits.  We all know how to breath.  There is lots of light to see all we see.  2 AM is not a good time to read and write.  I feel like I am too bothered to sleep.  I look at all these people.  We just breath.  We all see.  There is lots of light to see.  Just be.  I’m free.

I’m tired of thinking about my life.  And all the things I want to do.  I need to stop and dream about what is best for me to do.

I just can’t take it.  I am ready to let go.  I am going to stop banging my head or fist against the door.  I just need to walk away and find another way.

Of all the things I believe in, I just need to do what I see in front of me.  I feel better after my rest and some play.  I know I’ve done good by people and myself.

It’s time to go back to the world and do what I do.  I found a way to take care of me and you.  I’m glad to talk with all of you.  It’s best when I take care of myself and chill out for the day.

Guess What?

Is global warming or climate change meaningful to you?  Can you figure out weather an earthquake will occur in your location?

How many disasters do you think about in your life?  Is the news a source of doom and gloom?

Today, the internet gives us more information to sift through than at any other time in history.  It is a platform for many discussions, debates, ads, cyber crimes, and much more.  People are tuned into their smart phones like they use to be tuned into their TV’s.  We literally have more devices than we need to use.

There is a community that is growing around the world.  New problems are arising on the daily, hourly and minute basis.  Ignorance, the truth, a lie, and conspiracy are becoming the new entertainment.

Things like fake news, conspiracy theory, and misinformation are truly confounding people.

Yet, sanity still provides stability for most people’s behaviour. The alarmists are just one of the many frustrations truly confounding people.

Parents and children are more afraid than most.  But humanity continues to thrive in the present overpopulated world.

Many people are just happy to go to work, do their chores and live a normal life.

But all this ‘guessing’ is starting to get on peoples nerves.  It is extra nice to unplug and take a break from time to time.