Intervene

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Should all the world be monkey-do

And turn a royal purple hue,

Don’t let the voting colour you,

If you have heart of green;

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Head and shoulders through your shroud,

Now rise above the madding crowd,

Dare to live, and live out loud,

 With courage, intervene.

 

 

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Fanciful Fireworks

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Fanciful fireworks

arcing green against

an early summer sun,

exploding with raw energy

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while dazzling with bursts

of neon independence,

rebellion lit by pyrotechnics

of a slow-burning spring’s

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impetus. Roman candles

ablaze with purpose and

passion, sparklers declaring

a living soul rising;

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I ooh and aah at your

display, for I know that

this show of bravado

just might ignite – me.

Alone

Alone, but not lonely,

Single, but not secluded;

Mute, but not silent,

Amiss, but not deluded.

Singular, but not strange,

Particular, but not elusive;

Separate, but not a loner,

Private, but not exclusive.

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This beautiful leaf stands alone, but somehow is still a part of the world around her.   I find myself drawn to her individuality, charmed by the way she nonchalantly takes her place in her sphere…

Crimson Tide

You may feel that you are the odd man out,

a fish out of water,

a freakish anomaly;

Trendsetter,

set the pace.

Be the thermostat

in a world of

thermometers.

Be one with Galileo,

and accurately read the heavens

while conventions sleep.

We will follow your lead

into uncharted places,

where life’s secrets lurk

and

true beauty

runs red, a crimson tide…

You Dare to Bloom…

Daring and brave, this.

Do you feel the weight of your missing petals?

Symmetry has gone on an extended vacation;

Harmony of composition eludes you.

The buds nearby retain their superior potential

And snigger behind your back,

A symphony of clashing comments

All the louder for their implied silence.

What makes you bloom?

Yours is not a  lot to be fawned over,

Celebrated with a named star on a famous sidewalk,

Or heralded by brilliantly garish marquee lights.

And yet –

You dare to bloom…