Quest

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Have you ever just wanted to walk away?

Drop everything, grab a bag and fling yourself into the unknown

Each step carrying you into your future

Each footstep kicking up dust and uncovering your destiny

 

Have you ever stared at the moon 

hanging there like some mystical fruit

ripe and tender and just wanted to pluck it

to reach up into the galaxy and consumed worlds

swallowing entire civilizations

 

Have you ever sat down, closed your eyes and disappeared?

Your body fading as you sink into a different world

a world of fantasy where you understand why you were born

and you are special and your life means something

 

Have you itched to break free of this mold 

and uncover your true self?

Have you longed for freedom until your insides bleed

and you can barely breathe for longing?

Have you started to walk away and then

stopped?

 

The unknown too strong

the bonds too heavy

the burdens too tight

the people too broken

have you tried to fly 

but drowned in excuses?

 

Have you felt so alone in your desire

So broken in your failure

that you sat down and created

a poem

a story

a song

a painting

a dance

a memory

a joke

a moment

art

hoping that somehow by airing out your fears

you will grow wings and fly

when in reality it’s just a mirror

that tells you the fairest in the land is waiting

but you’re too afraid to leave.

Beauty (Revisited)

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There is an infinite beauty in living

Breathing and listening

To the rhythm of the earth

 

Artists merely tap into this haunting melody

And make vacuous shadows of the real

Beat that echoes

 

And heats the blood of men and women

And sounds through the dreams of kings

The symphony

 

Of a sunset, the staccato beat of the heart

As the body warms from a kiss

The music that roars

 

Soundlessly through the universe

The scale the world revolves in

With moans

 

Of the seasons, typhoons and dust bowls

Of the worlds pain and joy

The rumbles

 

Of a stampeding group of elephants

Charging the nearby store for bargain prices

And the percussion

 

Of the incessant tapping in class as the teachers

Drone on endlessly, the rhythm monotonous and

Overbearingly slow

 

Like the heartbeat of a great whale as it groans

Its sad song to the world, the sound vibrating through

The ocean wide, sonorous

 

The cry of a parent that outlived their child

Wild and aching, a piercing pain, sharper than the

Shriek of

 

Of pain as a tooth is uprooted and tossed

 

In it all.

There is beauty.

 

The Answer is Only Half the Journey

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You demand clarity,

each heart beat pumps desire

for knowledge to your brain

 

Your eyes strain

searching endlessly, relentlessly

for the answer to your question

 

You dread the answer

but you cannot unloose the hounds

of information from ripping through

 

You celebrate

as the answer appears before you

but you find its only half the problem

 

Now you know

what you wanted to know

Now that you “understand”

what will you do?

You are my Sunshine, You make me happy when skies are grey….

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And there you have it ladies and gentlemen. *drum roll* My first award. I was nominated for it by one of most fantastic people you will ever have the honor to meet on WordPress: http://realityinprogress.wordpress.com/author/realityinprogress/

Go to her page, read and comment on her stuff. She is amazing! Personally I would re-nominate her for this award if that wasn’t against the rules…(is it?). I’m not really sure but since there are so many other bloggers who also deserve it I will have to hold out on her this time. 

Speaking of rules, here goes:

The Sunshine Award rules:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself.
  • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers.
  • Link your nominees to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

And so the time has come for me to use all that wonderful education I recieved in college, the time has come for me to…Answer Questions!

  1. Favorite color? Up until recently I had convinced myself and everyone else that I didn’t have a favorite color. Turns out I was lying. Once I discovered royal purple I was hooked. Plus purple goes great with my skin so it’s a win.
  2. Favorite animal? Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yea, I have no idea. Mosquitoes are probably my least favorite animal. I will have to go with pig cause bacon is delicious.
  3. Favorite number? Definitely 11. Though to be honest it was 7 for the longest time, but everyone’s favorite number is 7 so I decided I wanted to be unique. Plus 11 just looks cool.
  4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink? Water. Though I would kill for some cold White Cranberry Juice, or maybe a pineapple avocado blend. In the winter I love coffee and cocoa mixed in a mug of absolute bliss.
  5. Prefer Facebook or Twitter? I have over a thousand friends on facebook and not a single follower on twitter. I also don’t know my login info for twitter…
  6. My passion?  Food. Writing. Public Speaking. Singing. Laughing. Women. 
  7. Prefer getting or giving presents? Hmm I think it depends on the occasion. But almost always I prefer getting…
  8. Favorite pattern? Ceiling patterns that always change, they are great for starting stories in my head. Bathroom floor patterns that never change no matter which angle you try to look at them. Speech pattern. Biological patterns.
  9. Favorite day of the week? Today (Meaning everyday I am alive)!
  10. Favorite flower? Lotus. Haha, it’s a funny inside joke but there is only one person in the world who will get it. 

 

And now to meet the amazing blogs that I have stumbled across that definitely deserve this award:

http://madblackpoet.wordpress.com/

http://davidericcummins.wordpress.com/

http://thestifledartist.com/

http://videopants.wordpress.com/

http://piavalentinpoetry.wordpress.com/

http://poetrybreakfast.wordpress.com/

http://findingsubjects.com/

I am supposed to pass to 10…but I haven’t been around long enough :/. But the one’s i have chosen are awesome and you should really check them out!!!! 

Thank you all for reading!