Poetry ~ The Speakers

have you heard them?
the speakers?

there are too many to count
and yet few have been
successful in their quest

they have come to us
in every age
on every continent
walked and spoke
amongst every culture

the echo of their words
are found in great books
ancient writings
sadly, their meaning
distorted
lost

listen
 and you can hear their echo
of compassion
service
cooperation

the speakers
our teachers
imparting wisdom
on how to live together
serve humanity
and the world

is anyone listening?

Poetry ~ Does this really Matter?

Your point of power is in the present moment.”

The Speakers
It's silly, really
the way I scribbled
the words on my wrist
in permanent black marker

"Does this really matter?" it asks
"Nope," comes my reply

yet, all day
everyday
my mind wanders off
into dark corners,
whining, whimpering
"Woe is me!"


a quick flash of my wrist
and the light comes on

stay focused on
what really matters!

what matters is simple
right here, right now

this moment

if you don't like
the present moment
change it,

if you can,
or practice the
art of acceptance

Poetry ~ Shifting

the land beneath her feet shifted
life has taken a dramatic turn
endings and new beginnings,
long in the coming,

bookend her fate
and so, she too will shift
allowing what will flow to flow
no longer resisting
simply allowing
life to be