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Author Bio: Myself webmaster of http://www.westcoastri.com – Online Mexican Insurance, We pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive car, Mexico Auto Insurance, condo insurance, property insurance, Mexico Home Insurance, and lots more in Mexico at affordable rates.

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Get Free Quotes for Mexican Auto Insurance

www.westcoastri.com // www.InsureBaja.com is your source for the best Online Mexican Insurance Service. West Coast Insurances secure online process allows you to easily get a quote and print your original Mexican Auto Insurance policy instantly, completely taking out the hassle of stopping at the border and purchasing Mexican Auto Insurance at a higher rate with agents you may not trust. Our Mexican Auto Insurance Policies include the following: 1 Representation by a dependable staff. 2 One of the broadest coverage of Mexican Auto Insurance that no agents in Mexico offer. 3 A claims department that speaks English that are standing by to help in the event of a claim. They speak you language so there is no language barrier. Avoid the delay and confusion of purchasing your Mexican Auto Insurance Policy at the border and always remember that your U.S Coverage does not cover your extensively when crossing into Mexico. Auto Insurance in Mexico has never been easier to purchase online and receive a free Mexico Auto Insurance Quote through www.InsureBaja.com // www.WestCoastRI.com. We are able to secure coverage for you the same day and E-mail you the original Policy for your convenience. West Coast Insurance Services www.WestCoastRI.com // www.InsureBaja.com offers the most competitive Mexican Auto Insurance Online rates available in the market today with some of the best coverages that agents in Mexico cannot offer. We make Online Mexican Auto Insurance easy, fast, secure and reliable with agents standing by and ready to assist with all your Mexican Auto Insurance needs and make sure you have the best possible coverage to cross the border and protect you, your family and youre Auto. So visit West Coast Insurance Services at www.WestCoastRI.com // www.InsureBaja.com for the most competitive Online Mexican Auto Insurance Quote available in the market today. We are standing by!

Author Bio: Myself webmaster of http://www.westcoastri.com – Online Mexican Insurance, We pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive car, Mexico Auto Insurance, condo insurance, property insurance, Mexico Home Insurance, and lots more in Mexico at affordable rates.

How to Be Free – Commitment – The Key to Success, Part 2

 This is part 2 of a previous article entitled How to Be Free – Commitment – The Key to Success

Commitment supersedes pleasures, desires and any other activities, interests, possessions, etc. What you are committed to comes absolutely first before ANYTHING else. Even yourself. This may sound harsh and a life that is no fun, but in fact it is the opposite. I assume that you commit yourself to things that you love or want to do. What else would you commit yourself to?  Your commitments and goals are often for bigger things in life, and humans usually get lazy. Buffers and fragmentation come up and distracts you from your goal.

So you have a commitment and want to work on that goal, but then you decide to be lazy and go to a movie instead of doing today’s exercises. That is why I say that your commitment comes before anything else, even any pleasures, because those pleasures are often just the ego being lazy and trying to distract you so you do not follow up on your commitment. Another definition of being committed is when you are committed to something like the insane asylum, you are committed to the asylum by other people and that is what will happen to you without your approval or permission. You must see where you are being committed to something by some a force outside of yourself. If you do not choose to guide your own life by being committed to a goal you choose and sticking to it, then you will be committed to a life of circumstances, meaning a life of poverty, or pain or mediocrity rather than your dream life. We are all committed to something either by our own choice, or by circumstance, but either way, a commitment is what rules. When you have a goal and you think you are committed to it, each aspect of the goal brings in what we shall call energetic entities. These entities are devoted to your goal, to bring that goal to you. Every aspect of the goal is another entity, and one may say in the universe, there are specialists. For every aspect or condition you have towards your goal, another entity is allocated to deliver it. Each condition or aspect of your goal brings in another entity. As the more cooks there are in the kitchen, the more chaos and the less likely there is to get a good meal quickly and well cooked, so too, the more entities, the more chance of trouble. 

It is this way for a goal with many conditions, you bring in many entities each with their own personality, just like humans, and so there is a good chance that there will be some conflicts between them. This does happen in the spiritual realm. If you are truly committed to your goal, then you should have as few conditions as possible. Make your goal precisely what you want, then you will have less entities involved and that will give less opportunities for conflicts between the entities which means it increases your probability of achieving your goal. True commitment means less conditions, less conditions means less entities, less entities means less potential conflicts and so greater harmony, less potential conflicts means that your chance of success increases.

Conflicts disrupt success, obviously. But, the hidden conflicts are what really kill your dreams.

Although I am telling you that the entities are real, you are not aware of them, and probably doubt their existence. Therefore, they are hidden to you. If the entities fight amongst themselves, they do little towards your goal, and they eventually disperse, because just like humans, they do not stay around a disharmonious environment for long. Then all the energy you have put in to your goal is also dispersed and wasted. This shows up as losing faith in your goal and your self. 

The focus and harmony within your group of entities expresses itself as your faith and devotion to your goal. If you find that you often have high hopes for your goal and go at a new project with full steam ahead, many entities are attracted, then shortly the steam runs out and you lose interest. That is because you have too many conditions or side thoughts involved with your goal, which invites too many entities who then end up arguing and dispersing. I am sure you can see the analogy here to your ups and downs. That is the experience of the entities having conflicts with each other and their grouping is dispersed because the magnetic centre that drew them together has become weakened through their disharmony. You may have a goal with few conditions, have great faith and are very focused. That builds a magnetic centre which attracts the necessary entities to help you achieve your goal. Then as time goes on, you add more and more conditions which subconsciously invites many more entities. Eventually, like a group of children, or adults, they start to fight about who knows best and whose task is more important etc. As they do that they create disharmony and eventually disperse. The more conditions you put on your goal, the weaker your faith and devotion is and you shorten the term that you will maintain your belief in yourself and in the goal being successful.  The greatest success comes when you have a single pointed goal with no conditions. Each condition is one step further away from achieving your goal. Sometimes if you are only one or two steps away, you can still get it, but if it is 10 or 50 steps away, then it is impossible.

Entities, Goals and Self-Esteem

This is related to overall self-esteem. If you do not have a direction in your life, or you have some ideas but have many conditions, then you have attracted either none or too many entities to be with you. You may find yourself having swings from very elated to very depressed, or perhaps from all enthusiastic about a project to quickly giving up on the idea. This concept of the entities coming to you to help and then fighting amongst themselves as the cause of your loss of faith in yourself or your goal, will clearly explain it.

The Good News, or maybe bad.

Now, it is important to know that these entities ONLY come to you based on your own thoughts which create a magnetic centre. This means you are still in control and fully responsible for the entities you attract as well as the results of their harmony or conflicts and eventual disintegration of the group that has formed to help you. 

The entities are only servants, even though they are far more intelligent than humans, far more powerful and eternal, they are still only attracted to the thoughts of a human being that is in harmony with them. If your thoughts and goals and desires conflict with each other, then you will attract entities that will conflict with each other. That brings the boost of energy, the positive view, and then the going flat and loss of interest. To ensure that you only attract entities who will remain in harmony with each other and thus deliver all your goals and provide you with:    

Greater insight and intuition
Greater communication and understanding of the spiritual realm

You must be:
 Very clear and focused on a precise goal
Make your goals with as few conditions as possible
Choose goals that are of value and higher quality

Your goals are what determine;
Your self-esteem,
Your motivation,
Your success,
Your energy levels,
Your moods. 
Your very life is entirely based on your thoughts. 

Please visit my web site at http://www.entrepreneurmonk.com for new articles posted weekly and other resources of my work. Thank you for visiting and I welcome your comments and questions.

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How to Be Free – Commitment – The Key to Success, Part 2

 This is part 2 of a previous article entitled How to Be Free – Commitment – The Key to Success

Commitment supersedes pleasures, desires and any other activities, interests, possessions, etc. What you are committed to comes absolutely first before ANYTHING else. Even yourself. This may sound harsh and a life that is no fun, but in fact it is the opposite. I assume that you commit yourself to things that you love or want to do. What else would you commit yourself to?  Your commitments and goals are often for bigger things in life, and humans usually get lazy. Buffers and fragmentation come up and distracts you from your goal.

So you have a commitment and want to work on that goal, but then you decide to be lazy and go to a movie instead of doing today’s exercises. That is why I say that your commitment comes before anything else, even any pleasures, because those pleasures are often just the ego being lazy and trying to distract you so you do not follow up on your commitment. Another definition of being committed is when you are committed to something like the insane asylum, you are committed to the asylum by other people and that is what will happen to you without your approval or permission. You must see where you are being committed to something by some a force outside of yourself. If you do not choose to guide your own life by being committed to a goal you choose and sticking to it, then you will be committed to a life of circumstances, meaning a life of poverty, or pain or mediocrity rather than your dream life. We are all committed to something either by our own choice, or by circumstance, but either way, a commitment is what rules. When you have a goal and you think you are committed to it, each aspect of the goal brings in what we shall call energetic entities. These entities are devoted to your goal, to bring that goal to you. Every aspect of the goal is another entity, and one may say in the universe, there are specialists. For every aspect or condition you have towards your goal, another entity is allocated to deliver it. Each condition or aspect of your goal brings in another entity. As the more cooks there are in the kitchen, the more chaos and the less likely there is to get a good meal quickly and well cooked, so too, the more entities, the more chance of trouble. 

It is this way for a goal with many conditions, you bring in many entities each with their own personality, just like humans, and so there is a good chance that there will be some conflicts between them. This does happen in the spiritual realm. If you are truly committed to your goal, then you should have as few conditions as possible. Make your goal precisely what you want, then you will have less entities involved and that will give less opportunities for conflicts between the entities which means it increases your probability of achieving your goal. True commitment means less conditions, less conditions means less entities, less entities means less potential conflicts and so greater harmony, less potential conflicts means that your chance of success increases.

Conflicts disrupt success, obviously. But, the hidden conflicts are what really kill your dreams.

Although I am telling you that the entities are real, you are not aware of them, and probably doubt their existence. Therefore, they are hidden to you. If the entities fight amongst themselves, they do little towards your goal, and they eventually disperse, because just like humans, they do not stay around a disharmonious environment for long. Then all the energy you have put in to your goal is also dispersed and wasted. This shows up as losing faith in your goal and your self. 

The focus and harmony within your group of entities expresses itself as your faith and devotion to your goal. If you find that you often have high hopes for your goal and go at a new project with full steam ahead, many entities are attracted, then shortly the steam runs out and you lose interest. That is because you have too many conditions or side thoughts involved with your goal, which invites too many entities who then end up arguing and dispersing. I am sure you can see the analogy here to your ups and downs. That is the experience of the entities having conflicts with each other and their grouping is dispersed because the magnetic centre that drew them together has become weakened through their disharmony. You may have a goal with few conditions, have great faith and are very focused. That builds a magnetic centre which attracts the necessary entities to help you achieve your goal. Then as time goes on, you add more and more conditions which subconsciously invites many more entities. Eventually, like a group of children, or adults, they start to fight about who knows best and whose task is more important etc. As they do that they create disharmony and eventually disperse. The more conditions you put on your goal, the weaker your faith and devotion is and you shorten the term that you will maintain your belief in yourself and in the goal being successful.  The greatest success comes when you have a single pointed goal with no conditions. Each condition is one step further away from achieving your goal. Sometimes if you are only one or two steps away, you can still get it, but if it is 10 or 50 steps away, then it is impossible.

Entities, Goals and Self-Esteem

This is related to overall self-esteem. If you do not have a direction in your life, or you have some ideas but have many conditions, then you have attracted either none or too many entities to be with you. You may find yourself having swings from very elated to very depressed, or perhaps from all enthusiastic about a project to quickly giving up on the idea. This concept of the entities coming to you to help and then fighting amongst themselves as the cause of your loss of faith in yourself or your goal, will clearly explain it.

The Good News, or maybe bad.

Now, it is important to know that these entities ONLY come to you based on your own thoughts which create a magnetic centre. This means you are still in control and fully responsible for the entities you attract as well as the results of their harmony or conflicts and eventual disintegration of the group that has formed to help you. 

The entities are only servants, even though they are far more intelligent than humans, far more powerful and eternal, they are still only attracted to the thoughts of a human being that is in harmony with them. If your thoughts and goals and desires conflict with each other, then you will attract entities that will conflict with each other. That brings the boost of energy, the positive view, and then the going flat and loss of interest. To ensure that you only attract entities who will remain in harmony with each other and thus deliver all your goals and provide you with:    

Greater insight and intuition
Greater communication and understanding of the spiritual realm

You must be:
 Very clear and focused on a precise goal
Make your goals with as few conditions as possible
Choose goals that are of value and higher quality

Your goals are what determine;
Your self-esteem,
Your motivation,
Your success,
Your energy levels,
Your moods. 
Your very life is entirely based on your thoughts. 

Please visit my web site at http://www.entrepreneurmonk.com for new articles posted weekly and other resources of my work. Thank you for visiting and I welcome your comments and questions.

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Author Bio: Myself webmaster of http://www.westcoastri.com – Online Mexican Insurance, We pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive car, Mexico Auto Insurance, condo insurance, property insurance, Mexico Home Insurance, and lots more in Mexico at affordable rates.

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FREE Quotes About Love And Friendship For Your Homemade, Handmade Greeting Cards! You Need Verses And Quotes!

When you make those wonderful little works of art that are also called handmade greeting cards…you need to put something good inside. Here are some great quotes from famous people, for you to use, if it pleases you.

“Your wealth is where your friends are.” – Plautus

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” – Saint Thomas Aquinas

“The support of one’s personality is friends. A part of one’s self and a real foundation and existence.” – Katharine Butler Hathaway

“There is no physician like a true friend.” – Anonymous

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

My name is Father Time, of www.FatherTimePublishing.com and I am a self-help writer and speaker, as well as a writer of Greeting Card verses. Making and sending greeting cards to people is a great way to brighten their day, and it is a good way to spread good karma! So, keep making those cards…plus the act of making them can be therapeutic for you!

“”Stay” is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.” – Louisa May Alcott

“It is better in times of need to have a friend rather than money.” – Greek proverb

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” – Euripides

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“Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“A man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.” – Miguel de Cervantes

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Weekly Poems from Poems for Free: A Seasons Greetings Poem and More

SAY WHAT YOU WILL ABOUT THE WINTER GLOOM

Say what you will about the winter gloom!
Each year the turn towards light’s a celebration.
And so it is with life: the darkest doom
Succeeds in summoning its own salvation.
Open, then, your heart to what may come,
Nor should you fear the advent of the night.
Selves are far more than their selfish sum,
Graced within with everlasting light.
Revels move indoors as darkness falls
Early, lit by laughter, songs, and love.
Even as the cold wind wailing calls,
The lilt of life and longing stronger proves.
In this season of good will and cheer,
Night and frost undo the dying year.
Gifts pour in; the joyful music plays —
Signs of hope and slowly lengthening days.

MAYBE MERRY CHRISTMAS ISN’T MERRY

Maybe Merry Christmas isn’t merry.
Everything can’t work out every year.
Reveling on holidays is very
Rough on those a little short of cheer.
Yet life goes on, and what was once consuming
Comes slowly to dissolve in humdrum days.
Hope returns, its rightful place resuming.
Rivers run their long and winding ways.
Instead of pain, one comes to revelation.
So does one not bury the remains,
Trading raw estrangement for relation,
Melding losses into harder gains.
As you are less than merry, with good reason,
So may you still find solace in the season.

THE ROLL BOOKS OF THE STARS

The roll books of the stars are kept
In files atom-size,
Yet just one glimpse of you or me
Would fill up all the skies.

I am a mystery to me
As you must be to you.
How could we hope to understand
The mystery of two?

So we will feel what we must feel
And find some word to fit,
Even though we look inside
And see that isn’t it;

And I will think of you no matter
What I’m thinking of,
Even though I know it’s much
Too soon to call it love.

SO SHALL ALL THIS PILLOW TALK

So shall all this pillow talk
End in gifts and preparations,
As all other topics balk,
Suddenly on quarter rations.
Old memories now come a-haunting,
New revived by repetition,
Summoned by a wistful wanting,
Given one’s unwilled condition.
Render, then, the season’s song,
Embracing both the work and play
Equally, as both belong
To cherishing the holiday.
In love and weary duty go,
Needing tokens to bestow,
Graced with many loved ones who
Shall soon bestow their gifts on you.

HOLIDAYS ARE LIKE WELL-TENDED GARDENS

Holidays are like well-tended gardens:
Apart from Nature’s garland for the Earth.
Precious days come often in the wild.
Priest-trees meditate in silent love.
Yet we must be digging in our gardens,
Hallowing with our hands the flesh of Earth,
Or weeding out the remnants of the wild,
Leaving the lush blossoms of our love.
In love we sweat to cultivate our gardens,
Decking out the glories of the Earth.
All days are holy–designate or wild,
Yet some we make more memorable through love.
So may our gardens bless this wild Earth!

ONE YEAR AGO YOU DIED, AND STILL WE MOURN

One year ago you died, and still we mourn,
Nor will our mourning end till it be night,
Even as time turns our tears to light
Years hence, when this may be more easily borne.
Each moment of your passion and delight,
As clear as sunshine, bountiful and bright,
Remains our fortune now that you are gone.

HOURS MEAN NO MORE OR LESS THAN YEARS

Hours mean no more or less than years.
A moment is a point with no dimension.
People count to undermine their fears,
Persuaded numbers lead to comprehension.
Yet time is an illusion of our motion,
No realer than the rising of the sun.
Each line we draw rests on a restless ocean,
Way, way beyond the scope of more than One.
Years do not begin and never end
Except for purposes of calibration.
A need to share our yearnings, friend to friend,
Requires just one point of celebration.

Nicholas Gordon is a poet and the webmaster of the popular poetry site, Poems for Free at http://www.poemsforfree.com. He holds a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Stanford University. For most of his working life, he taught English at New Jersey City University, in Jersey City, NJ.

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Weekly Poems from Poems for Free: A Happy Holidays Poem and More

HARDINESS IS KIN TO HEARTINESS

Hardiness is kin to heartiness.
A full-sized laugh can fill an empty heart.
Perhaps there is a play in playfulness,
Passion honed by skilled and patient art.
Yet what one wills will never lack for longing.
Happiness is just another role,
Of which the main attraction is belonging,
Linking one to some well-rendered whole.
In holidays one finds a time for joy
Dependent on a script that is well known,
A time to play the reveler and buoy
Yet again what fortune would destroy,
Sunshine singing on the silent stone.

I LOVE YOU JUST AS THOUGH YOU WERE MY OWN

I love you just as though you were my own,
Though you are not the children of my blood.
Love is not lodged within one’s flesh and bone,
But in one’s heart, which goes which way it would.
I married into you, as into wealth,
Or into some bright mansion, just by chance.
You were not why I came, nor what I felt
That made me give my life to this romance.
Yet once we were a family, out of need,
Love came bubbling up from some sweet spring,
Watering the newly planted seed
That it might in the will of sunlight sing.
So may we long remain through love and art:
Stepparent and stepchildren of the heart.

SORRY FOR BEING A JEALOUS COW

Sorry for being a jealous cow
And not trusting you.
Love should have moved me to believe
That what you said was true.

If I love you, I respect
Your being and your word.
To love someone and live in fear
I see now is absurd.

But love it was that made me fear,
A narrow, winding love
That twists itself around itself
To chain what it can’t move.

A love of desperate need, not joy,
Of codicils, not song.
A love that grasps instead of gives,
Most weak when it’s most strong.

So please forgive my lack of trust;
I know much better now.
Love’s parody will not again
Make me a jealous cow.

SING OF ALL THE PLEASURES OF THE SEASON

Sing of all the pleasures of the season!
Each moment sing as time awaits your song!
All your senses savor, with good reason,
Such delights as will not last for long.
Open up your heart to love and laughter!
Nor need you mourn who’ve fallen by the way.
Sing, and put aside what you are after,
Giving to sweet revelry its day!
Reason not with winter but remember:
Each moment is a canticle to being.
Even in the dark month of December,
This tiny cosmos is well worth the seeing.
Into now pour all your joy and sorrow,
Nor ought you stint on anything you feel,
Giving all your caution to tomorrow,
Sing, singing that the Earth might heal.

HEAVEN HAS NO HAPPINESS

Heaven has no happiness
As tortured as our own.
Perhaps the need for tenderness
Presumes that we’re full grown.
Years may filter yearnings;
However, they remain
Our gift and our redemption —
Lost, but not in vain.
In all there is a goodness
Dumped down dark and deep,
A self that would be selfless,
Yet often found asleep
Still counting unsheared sheep.

HAPPY EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY

Happy eighth anniversary!
All my love to you!
Praised be those whose paradise
Penetrates their days,
Yielding better worlds!

Even as the salience swirls,
Inhibiting your gaze,
Grace remains before your eyes,
Holiness pristine and wise,
Touching all you do,
Haunting all you see.

HOW CAN I SING MY GRATITUDE

How can I sing my gratitude,
Explain my silent sea,
Approximate in words the gift
That you have been to me?
How can I show my love to you,
Elucidate that golden drift,
Rolling wild and free?

Nicholas Gordon is a poet and the webmaster of the popular poetry site, Poems for Free at http://www.poemsforfree.com. He holds a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Stanford University. For most of his working life, he taught English at New Jersey City University, in Jersey City, NJ.

Weekly Poems from Poems for Free: A Veterans Day Poem and More

VICTORIES ARE NEVER VICTORIES

Victories are never victories.
Every battle waged is a defeat.
The end contains the seeds of the repeat.
Even heroes will take liberties.
Remember this, then, when you go to war:
Although the cause be just, the means is not.
None can write in blood without a blot
Seeping back beneath the bedroom door.
Death cries for vengeance; destruction for destruction.
A battle plan is always a reduction:
You kill your foe yet murder so much more.

FOSTER CHILDREN MOVE FROM PLACE TO PLACE

Foster children move from place to place
With memories that walk the night alone,
Nor is the love theirs that they must embrace.

Yet most survive with a peculiar grace,
Even though their hearts should turn to stone
As they move about from place to place.

Perhaps within themselves they find a space
To furnish as they would a mobile home,
Finding scraps of things they can embrace,

A memory like some much-fingered lace,
Thoughts and dreams that only they have known,
Moving as they do from place to place,

Their childhood impossible to trace
In the years of yearning after they are grown,
Filled with love they’ve chosen to embrace,

Yet with their losses etched upon their face,
Pain for which no penance can atone.
How can they move and move from place to place,
Surrendering the love they must embrace?

WE STARTED OUT AS FRIENDS AND NOW IT’S LOVE

We started out as friends and now it’s love.
How beautiful to move so easily
From comradeship to passionate intimacy,
Pure gain, with no rough edges to remove.
This turn was nothing I’d been thinking of,
No maybes or perhapses, consciously.
I knew desire, but love was not for me
Until I felt my heart from friendship move.
I never felt so happily at home
As I do now, so rich in what life brings.
Your pleasure now is mine, as mine is yours.
I never realized that my life alone
Flitted like a ghost among dead things,
Glancing in through other people’s doors.

EIGHT DAYS THE LIGHT CONTINUED ON ITS OWN

Eight days the light continued on its own:
A miracle, they say, but not more so
Than ordinary lives of flesh and bone,
Consuming wicks burned ashen long ago.
Within there is a mystic lake of fire,
Fuel-less energy, power uncelled,
Unmeasured fount of obstinate desire,
Hope burning, where no hope was ever held.
Invisible source of all that’s seen or seeing,
Unseen light that animates the void;
Unlit spark of indivisible Being,
Shard of One that cannot be destroyed:
To be so vast a miracle till death
Is why we struggle fiercely for each breath.

TO LIVE IS TO BE PREY

To live is to be prey. Meals for microbes.
Horror hangs in the blood like a barracuda
As packs of ravenous viruses howl at the moon.
No flesh is but food. Fierce hunger waits at the crossings
Knowing nothing but lust for the taste of our gristle,
Singing hallelujahs to the Lord.
Give thanks, then, too, for the gift of robust hunger;
In humble gratitude, for the legacy of lust.
Vividly we live and die, our suffering
In perfect harmony with our feeding frenzy;
Nor can we be else but both murderers and murdered,
Grateful for the unsought grace of being.

UNTIL WE MET I DIDN’T KNOW

Until we met I didn’t know
How light a heart could be;
How, chained to one by bonds of love,
I still could feel so free.

I didn’t realize that my dreams
Could ever be so real;
Or when I had all I could want,
Exactly how I’d feel.

This year of love has brought me through
A long-awaited door:
Were angels parked along our skies,
I could not love you more.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING

Thank you for listening,
Hearing me out.
All my sad sorrow
Needed, no doubt,
Kindness and sharing.
Yours the love strong,
Open and caring,
Under my song.

Nicholas Gordon is a poet and the webmaster of the popular poetry site, Poems for Free at http://www.poemsforfree.com. He holds a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Stanford University. For most of his working life, he taught English at New Jersey City University, in Jersey City, NJ.

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