Tag Archives: Consciousness

POEM: Eat Your Heart Out, Skepticism

Eat Your Heart Out, Skepticism Jaden’s skepticism Was like a cannibalism That learned to crave The taste Of it’s own flesh and blood And could settle for nothing Less Then a connoisseur Of embalming Empty vein hopes Of immortality In … Continue reading

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POEM: Censorship

The worst thing about censorship is This short, one-line poem could be mistaken for half a poem.  This poem may leave the reader wondering what I, the author, consider to be the worst thing about censorship. This poem may even … Continue reading

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POEM: The Game of Life

One day I realized The game of life And going back In the box Only to find The rules had been lost Long a go And still The game goes on This short poem plays with the notion that life … Continue reading

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POEM: Different Game

Sorry, I don’t have any bargaining chips I’m playing a different game Most of the rules that we live by are not part of our everyday consciousness.  Our working assumptions become just part of the background.  Much of Western civilization … Continue reading

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POEM: Near Life Experience

A few years back he had a near life experience It might as well have been A disaster movie Stream of consciousness meets tsunami of denial This funny little poem addresses a sort of reverse polarity of near death experiences.  … Continue reading

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POEM: Lovers of Dirt

Lovers of Dirt Wile in cathedrals The atheist Dares claim The title Of mass debater As little comes From behind the veil That doesn’t exist In the slightest Hint elect To believe Methods to their madness Seemingly beyond approach However … Continue reading

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POEM: Past, Present, Future

Past, Present, Future The past is the foundation from which we build The shoulders we stand upon The inventory of experience stored for our convenience The pool of wisdom in which we bathe The present is the current electrifying our … Continue reading

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POEM: Breathing

Thinking about breathing makes it more difficult Amazingly, and quite fortuitously, people can breathe without thinking.  Breathing is something we know how to do without having to think about it.  Thankfully, thousands of bodily functions fall into this category.  Fortunately, … Continue reading

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POEM: Hope Inflamed

Hope Inflamed Hope inflamed That which cannot be Put out Will consume every individual Testing their mettle Forging in feeleds Just discovered From a crucible witch lies unknown Alloys forever Stronger than any metal Purely a loan No matter How … Continue reading

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POEM: Paying Attention

Are you too broke to pay attention? This one-line poem most directly seeks to de-link material wealth from perhaps the greatest tool available to humans: consciousness, or mindfulness.  Being able to access mindfulness, regardless of wealth, status, or “worldly” power, … Continue reading

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POEM: Poetic License

One day I went to get my poetic license I drove them crazy with their test at the DMV Perhaps next time I’ll try NASA This poem reminds me of the scene in the movie, “Dead Poets Society,” where the … Continue reading

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POEM: Countless Dawnings

Countless Dawnings Now I find myself In the middle Of the night Before futures tolled Unfettered from the past Heedless of tomorrow’s agenda Yesterday’s experiences Nothing but gleaned fuel Abundantly supplying Mediums in a peerless world Wear darkness is my … Continue reading

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POEM: Own Worst Enemy

One day I realized that I am my own worst enemy And as it turns out, I am a formidable foe Self-awareness seems to key to one’s own progress.  This short poem offers a backhanded compliment to oneself as a … Continue reading

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POEM: Sound of One Hand Clapping

What is the sound of one hand clapping? For many, it is a slap of the forehead in exasperation For some, it is a slap in the face of the asker Could someone lend a hand on this one Without … Continue reading

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POEM: Universe So Vast

I once asked God Why did you make the universe so vast? What were you possibly thinking? And God said I was kind of hoping To have enough room For all of the poetry yet to be written This is … Continue reading

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POEM: Slow Boat to China

Some days I feel like I’m on A slow boat To China Then it hits me More like Being water boarded In America My life is generally at a pretty relaxed pace, and with this I have no complaints.  However, … Continue reading

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POEM: Running Like Chickens With Their Heads Cut Off

POEM: Running Like Chickens With Their Heads Cut Off Have you ever looked a chicken in the eyes? Most of us city folk probably never have Where are you? Chickens can look quite different in the city Just the same … Continue reading

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POEM: Free Will Compelling

I find the experience of free will very compelling. I like this simple one line poem because it juxtaposes two seeming opposites.  Free will is often viewed as some kind of absolute.  Compulsion is on the other end of the … Continue reading

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POEM: Subconscious Not What You Think

Don’t bother pondering the subconscious It’s not what you think This funny poem is a reminder that much of what is life is not directly accessible by us.  Most of what goes on in our bodies is outside of our … Continue reading

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POEM: Commercial Interruption

We interrupt this commercial Now that wasn’t so hard Or was it? How many times a day is our consciousness breached by some form of commercial interruption?  Way too many times!  I consider this commercial assault a major form of … Continue reading

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