* I am challenging myself to write a poem a day for 30 days, if you’d like to take this challenge with me, just reply or message me, so I can follow you and support you in this endeavor by reading your poems and offering support through comments. Poets Unite!!! 🙂
i don’t always feel like i am in a state of gift.
sometimes life seemed so fucked up,
i want to throw my hands up.
But other days, it feels like a gift to be alive,
and to be able to face challenges with some sort of ease.
may we all find peace, and freedom from suffering.
i ache for love
but it begins with me
i wish i could be a love machine
instead i am just a mere human
puttering away at life
full of fear and anxiety
hoping against hope to make it out alive
in this great pandemic
if i was a love machine
than maybe i would write better god damn poetry
maybe i would actually write instead of being paralyzed
but you know what
i am a god damn love machine incased in a human body
my heart beats to love and to grow
my heart beats so I can cry and laugh
and my heart bests so i can write these words of love
boddhisattva of the ages has vowed
to ease the suffering of others.
i am no saint, yet just for today,
i vow to freely share what has
been freely given to me.
may all beings be happy.
may all beings be at ease.
may all beings be free of suffering.
my mind is waking up,
being present to what is.
you showed me love, even when I was not at my best.
you loved me, even when I did not love myself.
thank you for giving me life, and loving me.
i will try to love others like you loved and still love me,
a love that nurtures even those that are lost.
a love that guided me home to the seat of my own heart.
Love and hope still connects us,
even now as we have to stay away from
another 6 feet apart.
We can connect through a welcoming smile,
and with an open heart of a child instead of giving into fear.
Don’t give up,
love and hope still connects us.
Each mine is precious and
never the same.
Each moment is a gift, and
yet I squander my moments away.
Where have you been?
Oh, you were with me all along.
Sometimes You are so close that
I cannot see you.