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A Sorrowful Poem

 

“If you cannot be a poet, be the poem”
— David Carradine

 

A Sad poem I am
full of unrealized dreams
and strange longings
My rhythm sucks
and there is little reason
let alone rhyme.
There were a few verses about love once
but they got written over
by frustration
The angry words were in turn
never entered
left in foggy resentment.
Sorrow, regret are just words
with resonance that go far too deep
A spiritual ode
weaves in and out
as does humour (on the wane of late)
I know the poet well
and perhaps he can be persuaded
to turn this poem around
yet for now his pen lies at rest.
— G A Rosenberg

 

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Final AudienceFinal Audience by G A Rosenberg

 

Drifting ExpansionDrifting Expansion by G A Rosenberg

 

Time WarpedTime Warped by G A Rosenberg

 

Walking the Walk

 

“Do not pour guilt into someone’s psyche, and don’t let anyone tamper with your conscience.”
― Zeina Glo

 

It’s so easy to talk about emotional storms and riding out emotions both negative and positive. It’s a lot more difficult to walk the walk. I have problems from time to time with frustration. When frustrated, often my first instinct is to lash out and then close down. I have gotten better at watching it happen but still from time to time I slip. Also, occasionally I get called on it. Then my frustration with myself increased, with a good dose of guilt thrown in. Of course the end result (at my best) is that I gain self-knowledge and I become that much better at accepting what’s going on and letting the emotions flow through. At times it’s been tricky and at times I’ve hurt others (and myself) on an emotional level that I can work to heal but never quite restore.
Still it’s a part of me and I have to cop to it, Thus I dance with my shadow, embrace it and accept it. Perhaps a little more each day.
Blessings, G

 

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Angelic TouchAngelic Touch by G A Rosenberg

 

Field of MotionField of Motion by G A Rosenberg

 

Buttons

 

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.”
― Kurt Vonnegut

 

It is so much better to laugh at frustration. Otherwise if I can’t laugh or walk away the temptation is to rage or cry and then beat myself up about it. It can become terribly messy and leave scars on those around me but slowly I am learning. There will always be people and situations that can press my buttons and that is a good thing. It shows me where my buttons are. If I have a difficult time respecting myself in certain situations then I will react strongly when I feel disrespected by others. Despite the fact that I know that respect cannot be begged borrowed or even earned… and ultimately is an inner dialogue and not an outer one. Those who show me disrespect do me the favour of pointing this out in a very real way.Too bad I find it so difficult being appreciative at the time. I see people react similarly to with emotions of guilt or unworthiness. So I thank those who show me the areas I still need to work on. Slowly I am getting to the point where gratitude has a stronger balance than anger, sorrow or frustration. Perhaps someday….
Blessings, G

 

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Woman of the WiseThe Lady and the Serpent by G A Rosenberg

 

Interference PatternsInterference Patterns by G A Rosenberg

Emotional Waters

“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”
― Alan Wilson Watts

 

When too much is going on in my head, doing more or finding more to think about rarely helps. I have to sit with what’s there and let it gradually either fade or sink to the bottom. When I’m feeling frustration or impatience, I don’t find it helpful to dwell on the source of these emotions. That just adds fuel to the fire.  It also doesn’t help to tell myself that I shouldn’t feel what I’m feeling. That adds guilt to the list. If I sit with whatever the emotion is, letting myself feel it, even watching myself feel it as much as possible and I find it start to dissipate. It feels quite a bit like muddy water looks when it settles, a clearing thats gradual at first and then picks up speed until only a few traces of the cloudiness remain. After the emotion has gone, I can look at causes and reasons and perhaps come to a dispassionate understanding. At the very least I can do it from a perspective of peace and calm.
Blessings, G

 

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Time-ZoneTIme-Zoned by G A Rosenberg

 

SeededSeeded by G A Rosenberg