Archive for July 2009:

Scars

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Scars

 

Come
in many

 

Shapes
Coloring
Strength

Can be

Dormant
Volcanic
Simmering

Or

Merely ash
Dead embers
 
 

Scars of honor
Are scars that can be flaunted proudly- badges of honor for all eyes

Scars of shame
Inflicted by bullies are like stigmata- unhealed bleeding waiting for succor

Scars in children
Are the badges of bravado and onemanupship in playful rivalry

Emotional Scars are lifelong
Seared on the soul with cruel intent n malice verbally or by callous behavior

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Scars of love
Are scars to be glossed over and gloated upon privately

Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what
 happens when the word is made flesh –
Leonard Cohen
 
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931)

It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.
Garrison Keillor (1942 – ), in Salon.com

The scars of others should teach us caution.
Saint Jerome (374 AD – 419 AD), Letter

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach
 the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.
Cervantes, The Impossible Dream

Turn your scars into stars – — Robert H. Schuller

Reflections

Reflections

lamp1

a shower of light

devouring many a plight

benevolent friend unknowing

grit n hope for better future sowing

downstairs

an ant tirelessly climbing

wall of life slippery

ascending descending

slave to destiny’s whimsy
 

lamps2

a helping hand in philanthropy

achieving set goal with alacrity

two like minded heads than none

are defintely better than one

candle

mission accomplished


time to enjoy and celebrate

there’s time to work hard and strive

and then there’s time to take stock and unwind!

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Au Claire De La Lune (In The Moonlight)

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Embellished by starry lariats
Slithering sliding stretching
Across dark silken sheets, Diana
Deigns to show face in her boudoir

Her hold mesmerizing subtle
Luna packs mega power
Robs senses of many
Affects tides to crest n trough

At her beauty’s peak
Every full moon day, Moon
Attracts sacrifices n prayers
And in return empowers healers

Women pray for husband’s life annually
Lovers sing paeans to it’s silvery beauty
Moon holds place of honor in the heavens
This Diana does night’s canopy emblazon

Diana is patroness of animals n hunting
She play hide n seek suddenly vanishing
Veiled by clouds dark and foreboding
NO moon to New Moon leads to rejoicing!!

Moon is ultimate lover’s delight for comparisons
It’s beauty is tarnished when love’s undone
Lover’s honeymoon is soon over after quarrels
Honeys separate as moon’s sight them frazzles


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**Diana, Luna are names for Moon


Honeymoon: A short period of doting between dating and debting. – Ray Bandy


Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. -Buddha

Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them,
and they think there is no other, because they don’t see it – but there is.
– Olive Schreiner South African, Writer

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HEART BEATS


heart beats leap
closer as she creeps
almost touching
to pass me by


I almost had it
four eyes met
mine a mix of
hope and joy


moments  sublime
tiptoe in at times
Unawares and leave
Slivered love, sieved


love throbs ebb n flow
pendulums to and fro
wind chimes trilling
waning with wind flow


moments of almost
had it in the palm
do not calm
love alarm!!

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