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On Our Knees

Let’s pray the prayer that never ceases Let’s bend the knee and bow our heads Let’s ignore the naysayers and place our destinies in your mouths Let’s remove the finery from our words Let’s strip naked - the intentions of... Continue Reading →

Let’s Bury Our Heads

If the mind of the flesh is death and the mind of the spirit is life and peace then surely the voice of silence is an abyss of empty darkness while heads buried in the sand (maybe from fear) (maybe... Continue Reading →

S’truth!

Wrapping me in warmth hurting me in parts unknown the burning truth © Vivian Zems (Haiku) Poets United-Truth (in honour of Ghandi's birthday)

BECOMING

There’s nothing maladroit about picking up your broken pieces It may be a war that rages within your bones It may be thoughts that scatter like rotting teeth after a bar fight It may even be frozen breath- too strangled... Continue Reading →

On The Platform

I change the narrative of my inner voice I don’t bargain with her I don’t give her a choice Her script is simple: “- falling is a possibility -doubts are part of humanity -fear is masked opportunity -failing is an... Continue Reading →

The Waiting Room

There’s much I wait for: ⁃ a sharp razor that'll cut a tree ⁃ an axe with its immense strength to cut my hair ⁃ common sense to thread it’s way into politics ⁃ kindly lawyers who waive their bills... Continue Reading →

‘The’ Fear

I used to call it “my” fear but I’ve put a stop to that I will no longer have it so near Instead, I answer it back whenever it opens it’s cavernous mouth - to attack But never does it... Continue Reading →

Our Consensus

Is it an aberration that sacrifice and pain are better escorts to destiny than happiness? Is it risqué to bottle toxicity-fermenting it to sweet wine? I gladly join the avant-garde ...turning social norms on their heads Our consensus is this:... Continue Reading →

The Good,The Bad and The Ugly Critic

What to say about negative criticism? The very definition of criticism has negative connotations- so how much more the ‘negative’? There’s the delivery, and the receiving, of negative criticism. We’re all different, so there’s bound to be a myriad of... Continue Reading →

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