Seasons

Seasons

When you think about your life, what do you think?

What do you like about your life?

What could you do without?

Which memories could you relive for the rest of your life?

Which would you dispose of within an instant?

Why?

Why not?

What do you dream of late at night?

What dreams or nightmares wake you up in the morning?

Are you counting up your blessings?

Or adding up your problems?

Do you think of sharing your life with someone?

Who?

What thoughts cross your mind when you wake up?

Is it possible to wake down?

Is your life taking you for a spin?

Enjoy the ride. Enjoy the tide. Enjoy the highs.

And the lows that make the highs feel even better

Go surfing

Go ice skating

Go kayaking

You were made to make a parade of life

Not a pity party

Pity a starry night because it cannot look at itself to see how beautiful it is

Many times

Times many

Yoda

Star Wars

Citizen Kane

Rosebud

Roses bud

Spring out and flourish

Until the first frost

The seasons are like life

Winter

Starts out rough

A learning experience

April showers bring may flowers

May flowers and trees bring allergies

Who guessed a person who loved the environment would be allergic to trees?

Summer

A joy to experience

Almost everyone’s favorite season

Except that friend who insists snow is their favorite thing on earth

Fall

Leaves change colors

Your hair changes color

Leaves start to fall

How’s your hair looking old fart?

I think you can guess where this is heading

This is the way the world ends

This is the way the world ends

This is the way the world ends

Not with a bangĀ but a whimper

 

N. Oliva

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The Silence Between the Birds

The Silence Between the Birds

Watch your thoughts closely              

From where did they come             
The ego and the mind                
Working together as one
                                    
This isn’t who we are                            
Or what we should believe                       The negative thoughts                                 The ego wanting to deceive

        
Step back for one moment                      And watch them from afar            
See the pain and fear dissolve               Those thoughts not who we are

For we are infinite beings                
Find stillness from within                 
The mind stops us from seeing        
It can change the world we’re in            We are not our thoughts                 
Nor are we formed                                   From the ego and the mind                
Our reality is torn                                  Watch the thoughts that come    
And recognize why they are there     
But be aware, they’re ego born               For your life they do not care

But once you see them for all they are They have no power over you       
Watch them come and watch them go   With practice they’ll come few

You’re waking up now to beauty              To the things you’ve never heard               The waterfall, the mountains             
The silence between the birds

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I found this poem a while back and neglected to post until now. Hope it provided something extra special for your day! 

Loved by me, shared by the Gaff Blog šŸ˜Š

Inkskinned on Tumblr

Inkskinned on Tumblr

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Normally I would write or share posts lile like this on Art Tuesday but if you’ve been reading my page recently you’d see that sorta went out the window. I’ve been very into art and writing my feelings out. But sometimes even I do not have all the words, like most people I presume.

But this poem struck me. A lot of us have had issues with self esteem and with loving ourselves. And if I can help anyone. Even just one person overcome there’s, then I’ve done right.

Please check out this person’s lovely post and blog on tumblr. Link below.

http://inkskinned.tumblr.com/post/131198847314/i-your-mouth-is-full-of-glass-cuts-speak-a

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Allow yourself to feel. The only person you need to be there for is you. Everyone else is extra. Don't make others happy before yourself. Love you. Love yourself. There is nothing more precious in this world than you. **The Gaff Blog does not own this image**
Art Tuesdays – Button Poetry – How I Love Thee So Much <3

Art Tuesdays – Button Poetry – How I Love Thee So Much <3

Instead of sharing one of my own works this Tuesday I thought I would share something I love with all of you.

button poetry

Button Poetry on YouTubeĀ is perhaps what it sounds like: spoken word poetry out loud but read by the people who have written the poetry. As like most poetry the topics of discussion are typically more serious issues. As such, topics for Button Poetry range from issues with depression, anxiety, social norms, but sometimes they’re actually quite comical, or sweet.

Two specific videos I love are Kevin Yang’s “How to Love Your Introvert” and Justin Lamb “For the People Who Ask Me If I’m Tired”

As you may have guessed “How to Love Your Introvert” is one of my favorites because I myself, am an introvert.

Gasp! Do you ever get out of your house? Do you hate people?Ā 

To answer this, yes I do get out of my house, and no I do not hate people. But my desire to socialize can be compared with my desire to exercise. And I’ll let Kevin explain the rest.

Similarly, I loveeeeeĀ “For the People Who Ask Me If I’m Tired” because this is a common and persistent problem that I have with people.

Why must you ask me if I’m tired? Does asking me if I’m tired help you in some way? Do you like making me feel like I look defeated or just generally like shit or what? Or do you have to say your thoughts out loud? Either way I’m tired of you or him, or her, everybody asking this stupid, invasive and insulting question.

Watch for someĀ giggles:

If you love Button Poetry show this post some love, or make a comment or two about one of the Button Poetry postsĀ you are fond of, or poetry in general you think I might like to read

I’m always up for suggestions šŸ™‚