If not you

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 in Poetry

Willing heartNot me, I say.
He is far more intelligent, so much stronger,
More confident, outspoken, just so much
Well, more.
And things stay the same.
It should be her, I say.
She finds it all so easy and effortless,
She looks the part, persuasive and convincing
With her poise and style.
She is just so
Well, perfect.

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Come to be

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 in Poetry

Come to be, a poem by Semele XerriI did not come to enslave myself to fear,
Money, work, power, bricks and mortar, some
Grand plan of achievement and purpose
That is always just out of reach or
Beyond knowing.
I came to free myself to be myself.
To partner myself in the dance of endless
Joy and self-expression so contagious,
So outrageously de-light-full
That humanity cannot help but tap
Its own feet in remembered rhythm

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Posted on Oct 30, 2015 in Poetry

Samhain poemThe moon and the pumpkin are aglow,
Faces of enigmatic mystery
Suffusing shadows with luminous smiles
As a lure to the liminal.
Draw near to the far
They urge,
Draw near to the far.

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Don’t hold back the river

Posted on Sep 6, 2015 in Poetry

River weedDon’t hold back the river.
Tug me into the current,
Tow me into the flow,
Show me the float and drift.

Don’t hold back the
Tempt and tangle of riverbed tendrils,
Sirensong whispers.
The fret to fight free.

Don’t hold back.

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On painting my healing room

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 in Poetry

Healing room

When I moved back into my house I tried to tidy up the scrapes on the walls of my healing room with tester pots, but ended up having to repaint everything. This poem was inspired by that experience.

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