Posted in Deep(er) Thoughts, Life

What the World Needs Now…

I’m hardly the first to say, or sing, or lecture, or prophesy (I’m only claiming to be saying it, it’s been repeated so often)… It’s been said so many ways, in so many languages, it’s enough to make your head spin if you let it!
Life, is about one thing, and one Thing only!! Love.

That’s it. It’s not hard, nor rocket science, it’s what makes it, it’s what helps it to grow, and it’s how/why we continue to exist! No Living thing survives without Love (That includes the Living Planet we occupy!) We as Human Beings, whether we’re looking from the bottom, up, or the top, down, are only special in that we think we are the only things capable of cognitive thought.
I propose we are the only ones complaining about it! Take a Good look around you!
If you are not seeing a wondrous view, of the Living organism that is the Glory of Life on this planet we cohabitate (poetic license), then you are missing the point of what it’s all about.
I’m not saying you “have” to be in the middle of a forest to see It, I’m saying we are failing to see it in all the ways It inhabits the world around us! Life is everywhere, there for us to admire, enjoy, stand in awe of for Its complexity and simultaneous simplistic pulchritude! What a wonder, what a joy to experience!!

Who knows the name of Helen KELLER‘s teacher? What a wonderful woman! Such Blesséd Insight/Inspiration! Can you imagine being able to care so much, that you gave your Life for the betterment of an other? That’s Love.
Putting someone else’s wants and needs before your own. That’s it! It isn’t hard (though at times, it’ll hurt!), It isn’t complicated, there it is in a nutshell. Why then, do we continue to over-complicate matters, make excuses about why we “…can’t do it”, and avoid discussing it directly?
…Maybe ’cause we’re afraid to do it!? Likely. It involves risk; a vulnerability, that few are honestly willing to admit to, or follow through with. And so then, we can pretend it isn’t there. Those feelings, those emotions, that we define as “being Human”, in today’s world is little more than myth.
Is there any wonder why teenage suicides (and suicide in general) are so much on the incline, and higher than ever before in our known history!? C’mmon , people!! Isn’t it obvious?? Our teenage years are some of the most emotionally charged throughout our Lives, because for the first time we are beginning to experience those emotions on a personal level. All those words are starting to paint a rainbow upon our hearts, and they make sense on a Spiritual level as well as Functional and Philosophical! We are then beginning to make sense of a world that we were at once dumb to, but now understand!

…And we’re pretending these things “…don’t exist. They’re just excuses for weakness!” And too, why bother expressing them if there isn’t an emoji for it?
We’re losing not only our comprehension of God/dess’s Greatest Gift unto us all, we are totally forsaking it, and saying it is our own to take away! Did you Make you? Is it then yours, to take away? Food for thought…
However, it’s difficult to say (for teenagers these days, in particular) that you are “wrong” to do so (taking your own Life), when you do not have a real understanding of what a Glorious Gift, It is! That guilt falls to the Parents who aren’t providing their Children with a viable example of what Love is! …Among other things, unconditional! We’ve long since (as a society) left behind the days of when Family mattered most, values and morals included! We’ve forgotten the Face of our Fathers and Mothers.

Love. Sweet Love! That, is what the World needs now! That is what Life, needs now! That, is what’s missing from our Lives, that is making us miserable. No Living thing on Earth, is an Island. We ALL need Love! Each, and every trillion(s) of us.

Posted in Life, Poetry

My Proposal…

For Kitty Shell

On this day

I Give thee a plant

in a silly way

in a silly hat

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Call me “crazy”

or “weirdo” if you prefer

but call me, please

to your leisure I defer

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For not just a plant

but my future to thee I offer

for in it, without you

lies only a tear-filled blur

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Faults, I have plenty

but with you, progress

with time, I Know

I’ll bug you less!

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In rhyme I can say

what in text I cannot

though mortal words,

still miss the Spot

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A poet I am

a lover of words I am not

they lack the True meaning

in what you, I’ve got!!

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A writer, you’ve got

but can’t you see?

without you in my Life

there’s little point in it, for me!

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With you I flourish

I’m growing a lot

will you Share in my Future

‘til we’re filling our plots?

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No more than You I want

to be there when I fall

nothing I’d like more

then to catch you , before you…

stumble!

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See what I mean?

Even rhyme can’t express

how much “wo ai ni”

with any accurateness!

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Through a rhyme

or in words, plain

it cannot be described

how much I ache when you’re in pain

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What I’d like to try

is to see you smile every day

I’ll exclaim, “There she is!”

and Know all else, will be okay!

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There’s nothing more Healing

than True Love, when shared

YahWeh’s example to us all

For Their Son They did Bare

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So much Joy

in all Life to be found

with You, side by side!

To the Stars we’ll be bound!

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Sharing with you

every down, every up

Sorry, but I am

that Love struck pup!

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but I offer you space

and what future is mine

to share in the Home

that You Design!!!

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So my proposal

however feeble it may be

is to Grow this plant with you

for Time and Eternity!!!!

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Will you marry me?

©19SEP2020                                                                  James Elron MINGS