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Another “Why?”

This sadness, awful depth of nothing,
How can you eat my cheerful ways?
I sense that you are cruel to me
Life and all the losses I have and feel.

Sometimes a place of peace is found
Why, oh, why is it just a passing thing?
The fleeting smile of a child draws me in
Yet eternal peace only comes from within.

Talk to me of days gone by, there I cry,
Tell me it is not true that I just left you
Was it a great plan from forgotten times?
A plan to test both yours and mine.

They say that time makes us bitter
I feel today that it is so true
Started when I had to leave you
There after a procession of friends

Will this time here never end?
Can I find a peaceful time for my friends?
Do they have to travel on before my time?
Is it fair to be the one left so far behind?

There is no quiet voice ringing in my ear
Is it the universes great plan out there
They say that it is an extra thing to do
Tell the others, watch them travel through.

Tell me now, so that I will know.
Sorry not a thing I can ask of you
I will bide my time and carry on
I know our journeys won’t be long

Time to you is as nothing I see
The now is the only place in eternity
Where all things meet and are set free
Pop into my cave for a cup of tea

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Must be listening to some sad music of late, It's a wonderful day out there, Yours OK, Ian.T
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A wonderful piece of writing Ian! Loved the last verse, and will return to read this again.

Time to you is as nothing I see
The now is the only place in eternity
Where all things meet and are set free
Pop into my cave for a cup of tea

You inspired This:-

No yesterday and no tomorrow.
Just remain in the Now,
Which also is a Myth.
Because it never Is

So my fellow travelers
Drop all demands

Enjoy the Bliss

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"Death" is nonsense: what is there to die?
"Life"? How could " life" "die"? That is a contradiction
in terms. Can "light" become "darkness"?
"Light" can only cease to be apparent

Wei Wu Wei

Thank you so much for your visit, I didn't put sugar in the tea, but must draw a line at black tea no sugar lol.
Where have you been the last few months I hope that all is well with you out there??
I am glad that you liked this one it is as written without edit, as to the no time, well as you know I am taught by the children on this and as I asked them how they could be in two places at the same time all they said was there is no time here..
Have a great evening out there,
Yours as always Ian.T

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Hi Ian, its a blessing knowing that 'I Am' not this (temporary) physical vehicle!

The body/mind mechanism I Am (consciousness) operating is what 'I Am' chose prior to my current (temporary) role as Lenny. My chronic health is perfect for this part of my Journey, because It Is what has unfolded. 'I Am' not bitter or angry to experience the health issues I am experiencing, each ailment is my Teacher. I am blessed to have an inner calmness through the lessons that I have learnt. I have realised that their are no ordinary moments!

I see Oneness. Connectedness. I feel the Love of our Great Mother Earth who Love's us All unconditionally. I am truly blessed, in deed we all are but many have become disconnected and are unable to see the Oneness of It All. When this happens and the Oneness is seen by all, then Paradise will return in an instant.

Well Ian, I have digressed!

I Am contented, blissed out. The body-mind mechanism, well that's another matter!!! I used to run marathons in my fitter days!!! I've not always been this crock!!!

Take care my friend.

And I have uploaded another poem tonight! I hope to be a more frequent visitor!!!

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"Death" is nonsense: what is there to die?
"Life"? How could " life" "die"? That is a contradiction
in terms. Can "light" become "darkness"?
"Light" can only cease to be apparent

Wei Wu Wei

I have many things to try and understand, the things taught to me over the past few years apart from life's teachings.
It is good to talk of all these things as the old wheels keep turning.
I think our consciousness, is a projection of our inner thoughts, these two are what makes us, the thought, the action then the effect.
As we age I think that our effect is reflected before our action, this is probably called wisdom, then we choose, these things are without time and an image of what we will come to us on that peaceful transition no matter how we struggle.
Your learning curve is all the things you chose to endure, this you are beginning to embrace, it is there to enhance your Spirit being.
It is great to have you back here, I think that we have quite a few poets here that are very ill at the moment, so we need to give of our best to them, I digress, so the thread is hiding again, you take care and good to read your words.
Yours as always, Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

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economise in sugar
I save the price and place it in a box

when I come to ur cave
I shall bring it along
it may be a big box half empty
balance we will collect by selling free tea

voluntary payment

for all ur lovely poetry
and we shall call Sadie

ur poetry even if epicurial is worth it!

loved

your thoughts are still of the physical things, my tea is not really needed it is a symbol of togetherness, that you would want to add sugar makes it already there.
It is good to try and see those things where they need nothing and all physical things are but a thought.
Most of these things are used for the child that is lost, Sadie has built a play ground for them until they adjust or move on to their correct places, but that's another story, Thanks for your visit, give the money to the children here on Earth they have a need,
Yours Ian .T
PS:- I know of people in the USA that would love your help.

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as age catches up
memories fade
sans every thing
we lose all sense of age
rage and currency page

gift all away you say
like someone asked me
to donate my eyes
thought too passed by
so do you say
donate all that I have
had I some
would have I been mad
to while away my time
composing poetry
and when all who read it say
daft he must be mad

Oh ! yes how will I see
i cried and his
desire too died
without any further reply

loved

You will not need eyes to see,
Sadie has told this to me
No hunger will touch you again
No worries to make being heavy again.
Just all the things you want to be
As think will give you your liberty.

It is even written of in many religious books where the lion lays down with the lamb and the bit about the eye of the needle and rich people.
They will be as you then some may even be less than you according to the way they live their lives.
Take care young Bard the best is yet to come there is no hurry, Yours Ian.T

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but how did sadie know
I have no ...
okay poor eyes

loved

I asked her.. Yours Ian.T

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A somebody
becomes just another
body
when the heart ceases and brain cells die and he can't stand we all know why then some one says let the body lay prostrate and guys junior preside the body lies in State at any rate all pass by the once some body now just a nobody that's why all say some day a lion a rat and all humans will just lie side by side and in the underground of the cold well now warming earth they may transform the genes to natural form and as plants grow once again on the soil a newer generation may toil and seek to be the new blessed ones somebody's sons ...okay now daughters too, till they also become simple bodies not many but few. till then we must sustain our life in human vein till in heaven silently equally we all reign and live amicably but silently in no skins remain just like apparitions flying around the universal domain

loved

It is so hard to let go of the physical, yet we will step sideways to a new us one now.
It is hard to comprehend the spirit without this body we chose all those years ago, to see those that have gone before just ask them and there they will be as you know them not as they really are it would not do you any good to see the real Spirit, this is for you when you return.
As I have said many times before it is so hard to explain the form or the entity, we asked one of our Spirit teachers well he /she is higher than that and always appears as a cloaked entity, when asked if he/she would show us the form , there was a beautiful blue light for a second or two and that was it, we returned to not asking again lol.
Take care young Bard, Yours Ian.T

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of imagination
nothing beyond the symptomatic
heart palpitation
till it finally ceases
then the
END!

STAY TUNED!!!!!

HEART continues to weep
Let it!

loved

like it.

Alid

Your thoughts and beliefs in poetry would be well received, thanks for your visit, and for you a glass of Chaai,
Take care great to see you here, Yours Ian.T
PS:- Senryu :-
though I think of tea
it's only your perception
you will always see

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Lots of questions I don't have the answer to, a thoughtful poem that like Lenny I will need to read again, beautifully done hun

Kudos

with love always Jayne xxx

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

As the universe folds then starts again we will be as our patterns in the great plan of things.
Just always to look forward to, in another now,
Yours as always Ian x

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be it wood.small little fire..stone ring..pail on a stick
or the gas little pump naptha....or my pot on the stovetop
my little blue plastic safety mug from the psych i stole
upon leaving.....i liked the color of it...a sedate pastel..

always had tea on.....just damn polite! even time can
take time for tea....

thanks ian

One place we will meet as what some refer to as time folds, and we realise that there is no time.
I shall fill that little blue mug with the tea of your loves and yearnings, there in the flickering of a log fire on some dreamlike beach we will talk of things of yesterday.
Though even yesterday is in the now when all things are brought out, and laid before the whole.
If ever there is a need and it is greater than mine I can even the field,
Yours as always, Ian.T

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