Monday, July 17, 2017

The Future of Nepal
(For my friends in Nepal)

Once there was
A gentleman 
Who decided
Life could only
Be lived
Outside palace walls
Gautama Siddharta
Lived a simple life
And taught
You are a spirit
Which rules
This physical universe
Naturally
From the roof
Of the world
Called Nepal
This simple thought
Brought culture
And prosperity
To part
Of this world
The essence
Of his message
Remains the same
This path back
Has been streamlined
But we will always remember
When the Enlightened One
Was here and where
As for once
It was and always is
Nepal



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Venezuela

Venezuela
Is my Venezuela too

Venezuela means
Little Venice
From the moment
Spanish sailors
Saw houses on poles
In Lake Maracaibo
In 1499
And it reminded them
Of that well-known place
In Northern Italy
An unstoppable wave
Is rolling over South America
A strong awakening desire
For freedom
Sparked
By The Way To Happiness
And
The Universal Declaration
Of Human Rights
People saw
Oppressive conditions
Can change
Once they chance
From within
As was so clearly
The message
From beautiful
Colombia
Such desire
For a better life
Becomes unstoppable
Once it is tasted
Even to the slightest degree
And it can drive suppressives mad
As it currently does
In Venezuela
Anything done
That brings anyone
In Little Venice
Closer to his own
True nature
Is a final defeat
To such oppression
My heart
Is with Venezuela
Beauty at the sea
You are free

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Sunday, July 9, 2017




For you

For me
You are always 
In the future
Unless 
I go backwards
In the past
And meet you
Anyways



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A poem

Yes, you flourished for me
Because I well know
You once were a flower 
Yourself
And then
Found out
You are
The most beautiful
Flower
That ever lived
With a life
That will go on


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Oblivion... the Ultimate Revenge
There is a Chapter written
In a Book that was authored
Once, when darkness fell
Over this universe

It's the Final Act
The last resort
The ultimate destruction
Of anything good
That is around

So sure these few
Dark souls are
About their plight

You can recognize them
By characteristics
That can be studied
And they are arrogant
Beyond believe
Their goal is
Total oblivion
Erasure of awareness
Ability
And decency
No more able beings
And a planet full of
Lethargic zombies
Drugged into a sleep
That's what
Those dark souls call
The ultimate revenge
Because able beings
Are bigger and stronger
We can see this war
Going on
And I am going to raise
A victorious
Trumpet call
Because
Around you see
Those warriors arise
Like you
Superior in intend
And greatest good
We win
As long as we stick
Together as a team
A group
An undeniable force
And we are!



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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Philosophy of miracle

All the power that you have 
Will come down
To a simplicity



No need to make things
More complex
Than they are

And you take life
For a fact
And there you are

So how about
A philosophy
A system of thought

A philosophy of miracle
Would boil down
To one simple fact

You are it




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Friday, April 21, 2017


Jacaranda Street

I will come on over now

Fly by night
Or run by day
Take that boat
Or hitch the way
Roll that bike
Or by any means
My heart beats stronger 
And memories fly on by
Nothing to give you 
Than those wild eager eyes
Cause I will meet you
Down in the middle 
Of Jacaranda Street




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More than a smile

There is more
To it
That the eye meets
Than
To take a smile
For granted



Away
With that laughable
Degree of shortsightedness

There is wisdom
Brother
Wisdom
Behind every smile

And I know
You love your life
Your rain
And your shine
And the wisdom
We see
In your eyes





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Thursday, March 30, 2017





There's no one 
Really
Who has the right

To make a life
And living out of
Pointing out
Shortcomings
To you
Because
There is enough
Good
In you
To be
Pointed out
Instead

And so it is
For anyone
Of us





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Monday, March 27, 2017

Remembering you



At any point
In your life
Fourty two years ago
Or maybe
Last week
There can be
A moment
When you see
That face
You hear
That voice
You read
Those words
And
All you think
Happily again
That one thought
Of
Remembering you



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Friday, March 24, 2017

Woman in a little red
car


If you saw me walking
Down the road
Out in the countryside
In Tuscany
Nobody around
And you drove that beautiful
Little red car
And
It was one of those
Hot days
At noon
And you saw me walking there
Chewing on a straw
And you got two thousands
Thoughts
Crossing your mind
All at the same time
And your heartbeat
Is going faster
Would you stop
For me


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Monday, March 20, 2017

 Your dreams






I have been looking
For a long time
For the answer
To this riddle
Of where these stars
Come from


You told me 
The secret
That you whispered
In my ear


Each dream 
You ever had
Was put there
In the sky
By you


Now I have stopped
Counting
But I definitely 
Have started looking


Every time 
I look
I see each of them
Turning into a dream





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Memory

I remembered
While I stand here
At the same place 
Where I played
In my childhood years

I was smaller then
And yet
It seemed
I was bigger
Too

I am a woman now
A lover
I feel
Beauty
From within

But the greatest
Memory of all
Which I keep alive
Is how I carelessly
Played and played
With
Those little waves
At my feet



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(Painting © by Vicente Romero Redondo)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Going back to Spain

I know

You left
Your country 
Hoping
For a better future
But now
You're brave enough
To go back
To Spain



It is never ever
Done
With a happy heart
Leaving your country
And your people
Behind
Being a duchess
With your heart
Ending up
Broken

How I wished
To see you happy
In coming back
To Spain

And see
Your land
Is still there
And the fountains
And the music
The beaches
And your memories
And the people
Who have waited
For you for so long
And I would love
To see you happy
Coming back
To Spain



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Monday, March 13, 2017




Warrior







I know
Life's battles
And you can 
End up
Wounded

I can not
Carry your pain
This was done
Before
And does not
Resolve
The pain
Of your wounds

But I can
Show you
Where you can
Heal yourself
And arm yourself
For the future

In fact
You know
Where to go
From here

It hurts me
To see
A wounded warrior

You can get stronger
From within
I can never
Do this for you
Even if I really wanted
To do this

I have seen
Who you are
And what you will achieve

Heal yourself
Warrior
Because
You are beautiful
Warrior
And strong

We need
Warriors
Like you

Not for mortal battles

But for
The freedom
Of yourself
And others

I will always know
That you are there


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017



music




i love to hand out
my favourite music
my favourite tunes
songs that i once played
or dreamed of playing
for others to hear
my flying carpet rides
and tales from another world
my way of touching
someone's heart
and just to hear you smile
as a bouquet of flowers
to you


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Tuesday, February 28, 2017



what i still wanted to tell


..... and on the day
that you were born
the world got that much
richer

eastern perfume
and oriental eyes
this wisdom in your words
that dream never dies

and every time
i listened
I saw
the universe in your eyes

eastern perfume
and oriental eyes
this wisdom in words
your dream never dies


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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Coming back to you


When I am alone
By myself
That thought
Saying
It would be better
To keep the silence there
Between us
Nothing more

Now it seems
This is something new
I don't need you anymore

Until
Something shows
How fragile
This
All
Was

And
I
Am
Coming back to you





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Thursday, February 23, 2017


your eyes


what i see
in your eyes

children dance
on a palmy beach

and i see you
eating icecream

sitting in an open car
driven along

driven along

driven along the
wine fields of italy

and you want to kiss me
when we are

laying in the high grass
laying in the high grass

on a welsh hill
or in the south of france

that is what i see
when i look in your eyes



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Another day, another way



In days gone past
Bound by allegiance way
When the dice were being cast
It took me to the battle array
How I saw people killed
Who fought for their own sake
My cup got never filled
When lives were at stake

A thought came to pass with me
There must be another way, another day
For all to be finally free
And a peaceful mind to stay

I left my bow and sword
To lead a life on higher ground
Through a song, through a word
Cast some happiness around

This is where I stand
Respecting for what you are
From my never-never land
Trust is never far




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Monday, February 20, 2017

Gale


She's a woman
Who likes to have
The wind play
Through her hair

I would like to know
What part of the world
You walk on
Which sea you swim
How many stars
You see at night
Would you like
To tell me

She's a woman
Who likes to have
The wind play
Through your hair
And who makes you
Forget where you were
And know
Where you are




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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Divine Mother

You remind us
Of who we are

The wind
The rain
And all the sunshine
Comes from you 

You are the one
Giving birth to life
And making it
Survive

And life ends
With the night
To start new life
With dawn 
When you are the one
Who gives birth
To creation
Again 

You are 
The Divine Mother
From whom
Life flows
Into an endless river

You remind me
Of what I am




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About Fairies


To believe
That fairies
Is for little girls
Makes no sense 
At least not for me 

I already spoke once
With a winter fairy
And as a fellow
You wished
You had met them earlier

Their beauty 
Is overwhelming 
And funny enough 
They leave you 
Speechless 

Unless you have 
Something to tell

There is this 
Whole dynamic 
Of life
Called spirits
A subject
Loaded
With opinions 
False data
And misbelieves 

If you want it
Straight
Open your eyes 
And your heart
And you will
See


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

You


When you laugh
I laugh with you
When you cry
My heart cries with you
When you live
I live with you
When you dance
I dance for you

And I will make
The sun shine
The moon fine
The summer breeze
The lake freeze
So we can skate
Laugh at any fate
Swim in the sea
And feel our hearts free

So when I laugh
You laugh with me
When I cry
Your heart is with me
When I live
You live with me
When I dance
You dance for me



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Monday, February 6, 2017

When


When you want to know again
How to be a friend
Look at a child

When you want to dance
Take off your shoes
At the beach

When you want to live
A simple life
Listen to the wind

When all else fails
Look as far as you can
And see yourself



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Sunday, February 5, 2017

A Pirate's Song



Standing on the after deck
The pirate with 
Copper red hair
Whistled an old melody
While her mind
Was thinking


This ocean teaches us all
That one ocean
Is one immense little universe
As part of a big one


Hail you endless depth
No way to fathom you
But one day I will
One day I will


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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Queen of the Mountain Range


With the bald eagle
Always near
And the condor
On a gliding flight
Between the crests
Of the mountain range

While finding a path
To the top
Of the highest mountain still
You may find yourself
In a moment
Unexpectedly
Face to face
With what always
Is felt around

It could take the form
Of a song
In the wind
A whisper in the night
Or
Laughter in the morning
But only
Will you really know
About this unspoken truth
When you are face to face
With the Queen
Of the Mountain Range




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Tomorrow



There is hardly
If any
War
Insanity
Crime

There are churches
Of the new religion
Of Knowing How To Know
Which cater broadly
To a knowledge hungry population

Countries are trading
With countries
Africa is flourishing
Just like Asia and Europe
North and South America

In schools and universities
Students learn first how to study
Before they start studying
And students can apply
What they have learned

The arts are open to anyone
Who likes to express himself
And people know
How to grant beingness
To the artist

Media are only reporting
Factual news
And news that is good news
Bad news is only reported
To the responsible with a handling

Only the most optimum
Medical care is delivered
Not for profit but for
Improvement
Of a person's health

And any dream
A person may have
Comes true
In reality
Amongst others

And tomorrow
Is virgin territory
We create it now
And enter it
Tomorrow





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Youth


When I realized
I was getting older
Because
I had passed
The sixty mark
What a shabby cheat
Such a big lie

If I will ask
My body
Or this thing
Called
The physical universe
On which
You and I
Have
A so called agreement
If I will ask it
What my own
Personal
State of affairs is
I am done

Fact is
I am younger now
Than I have ever been



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Tuesday, January 31, 2017



Land Between Two Rivers



It's the land in the middle of East
And it will never surrender
No force or coercion
Will ever make it to deny
That it formed the cradle
Of western civilization

Land between two rivers
Euphrates and Tigris
Translates into Mesopotamia
Big souls have walked
This land
In the past

Great civilizations
Came forth
From this land
Between two rivers
Astronomy, the wheel
Letter writing, the physician

It has been said
That the Britons and the Irish
Hail from the area
Of what is now
Iraq
Long before the Muslims raised

These were river people
Living in boats
And houses on poles
Crossing the lands
On camels and horses
From oasis to oasis

The uncrowned queen of Mesopotamia
Was Sheherazade
Who told her stories
Of Thousand and One Night
Which created in Europe
What is known as The Rennaissance

These were people
Of indescribable beauty
Their long hair dancing in the wind
With compassion for life
Ready to serve
Their fellow man

No destruction
Will ever destroy
The Land between Two Rivers
Where cultures were forged
From gold, water and fire
And gods inspired man



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Monday, January 9, 2017

Moondance


I am the sunshine
Even when the sun has set
Even during the night
When I make a moondance
I am the sunshine








When you see the light
During the day
You actually see me
See me dancing on the beach
Even when the sun has set
When I make the moon dance



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Château




Once
On an afternoon
I closed my eyes
Laying on the sofa

A castle appeared in a dream
It was "chateau"
The walls of the
main building
And its two long wings
Overgrown with bushes
Of pink roses

I had never seen this before
In my dreams
A memory
From a time
When I lived
In France
Loire
Beautiful summers
Paintings
Exquisite wines
And
Château


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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Renaissance Man Talking








I came from Vinci
A rural place in Toscany land
In Italian that would be
Da Vinci
Now I have an idea yet
Why people rever me
Put me on a pedestal
For being such a genius
They don't know everything yet
About themselves
If you would ask me

You call me a polymath
A diversity man
I call you a polymath too
You can do
All those things that I did
And more
Architecture, painting, writing,
Drafting, astronomy, you name it
All I put forth here
Is that I gently
Challenge others
On their self imposed  limitations


I let you in
On something
My slogan
Saper vedere
Which is latin for
Knowing how to see
It's the power
Of observation
That gets you there

My name is Leonardo
I am known
For catching the smile
Of a woman
On canvass
And made it
My life's mission

May I ask this question

Wouldn't you give it a try too?




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Birthday wish for Daria

       _______________



I am Daria
And

Would you like
To listen
To my wisdom
Would you like
To hear me sing
I am one year younger now
I feel I am the coming Spring
You can hear my laughter
I can touch your soul
Remember me for what I am
It's my everlasting goal






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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

CLOSE CONNECTION



Smile
And it's
A touch


Touch
And it's 
A smile


Smile 
And it's
A touch


Touch 
And it's a
Smile

And it's a




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 Painting  ©  by Daniel Gerhartz
Yana's Garden


You can see the sun rise
At the East
In my garden

How far did you travel
Before the last time we met
I will ask

See the sunflowers greet you
From afar
They are growing for you

When I have a friend
Who is not at peace
I bring lavendel

Did you count the stars
Above my garden
At night

Love my garden
If you can
It will love you back

When you come around
We can sit down again
And remember



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