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    The antics of semantics
    Bruise the ego, irk the soul
    Petty rituals of life
    Border on insanity

    Mind Full always engaged
    Amidst the hustle and bustle
    24 hour clock a hamster wheel
    For the humans endless race

    Meditation mediates a pause
    Wonder of life in a moment
    Grounding to the earth
    Connecting to calm

    Oasis of destiny
    Repatriates your soul
    Replenished and refreshed
    Restored by mindfulness

    Dream works future flourishes
    As possibilities flicker
    You focus on the brief
    You stare at the pause

    In the light bright
    Your lust for the luminous
    Views the shadows
    And they see you watch

    Mind full of dark’s urgency
    Each moment’s emergency
    Bristling with selfish contempt
    You have seen too much

    Your crutch transforms
    Snaking towards your reality
    Slithering towards your being
    As it guzzles your hoard of calm

    Observing the unseen
    Who met your gaze
    Awakened the horde
    Who come with evil intent

  • #2
    This kind of left me suspended! I liked the eerie, visceral tone... Good rhymes and word usage; I like how you used "a pause" as something concrete, to stare at!
    This stanza was probably my favorite!
    In the light bright
    Your lust for the luminous
    Views the shadows
    And they see you watch
    Thanks for sharin!


    • Parkinsonspoet
      Parkinsonspoet commented
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      It was actually an idea for a short story. With a horror story you take something and invert it. What would happen if you found mindfulness and it helped you cope but then you looked closer and closer. You looked closer until you saw something you weren't supposed to see and then it noticed you. I haven't got around to writing the story so I wrote a poem, although I don't think it works as well as a poem