Economy

Journey of the Dissident

Pour poison on the brain,

Losing my self-control again;

I’ve been away too long,

I don’t recognise these shores,

Yet I was born and baptised in them.

 

Now I’m drowning in Aquarius eyes,

And choking on pearl tears,

Building something out of nothing,

Erecting an obelisk of all my thoughts and fears,

A spiralling story, shrouded by the clouds,

Threating to crush me at the beginning of a storm,

Knowing the beginning, but the rest is never-ending.

 

I’m a stranger in my body, reaching for control,

My mind was once my nemesis,

A place to refuge,

My body is now a vessel,

To champion my greatest glory,

A tapestry that changes from perspective,

To stitch and sow into flesh: ever so permanent.

 

Dissident marches on a limp foot,

Sheltering from electric thoughts;

Carved imperfections, a beauty to behold,

Freedom is a conquest with consequence,

Imprisonment for truths yet spoken,

True victory is to know that there is belief in oneself,

A catalyst for rebellion: the message is sewn. 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This may seem dijointed, but I think it's came together nicely... I'm on a new path in life, so tried to convey that.

TODAYS HIDDEN BATTLE

 

my cousin has a bachelors degree
but can't find a job
in the paper, yesterday
an educated man
was reduced, felt, forced to rob
survival of the fittest, you say
survival of the richest, I say
on the poorer, we prey
for the poorest, we pray
physically, out of shape
or with a light wallett
I see struggle
whichever, you call it
both struggle, with all their might, 
A devoted follower, following the rules
NOW!, struggling to do what's right
defined is economy
the management of the resources 
of a community, country, etc
WE! Did, what was right
WE! SAVED and BEHAVED
BUT! Look where it lead ya
Author's Notes/Comments: 

FEEL FREE TO ADD TO THIS POEM AND LET'S SEE WHAT THIS WILL BECOME. Also, you can email me as well, so , we can work on this together

* 52 Poems To Action Within Inaction, The Way Of Water, Economy of Movement

Folder: 
Economy of Action

 

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I CHING

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The way of yielding water..

flowing.. being ...never preaching
is the teaching of the ancient ..I Ching
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EVEREST

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The daybreak sun in a state of ever-rest faster than
any mountain climber has scaled Everest

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THE JOBS OF APPLES

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What are the jobs of appletrees? To breathe and to be
.. while apples come automatically.

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(to Steve Jobs)

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A LONGFINGERED SUN

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Gently opens the lake lotus
the sun with his long fingers
.. and whether He sets or rises
.. His light forever lingers

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LILIES OF THE FIELD

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Jesus said that neither
do the lilies toil
nor do they spin
but Solomon in all his
finery is not
arrayed as one of these.

Yet do God's light threads
pour through their looms
They are lilied by His Love.
.. they are spun
by the Sun

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(to Nancy B Lynch)

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6 EDEN RULES

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If I want to eat
1 fruit
2 organically grown.. no insects killed
3 nonmachine harvested.. no small mammals killed
4 nature packaged
5 locally risen
6 with ethical labor

perhaps I should plant the seeds myself

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OLIVIA

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Olivia's
ideas were oblivious
to the origin
of olives
.. until on
Mt Olympus
she saw
how precious
were the groves

 

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CHOICE

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Each moment of life
one can expand
in love or
contract in selfishness..
can choose to
love or
choose to fear
.. can choose to
forgive or
to resent..
can choose
to give
or choose to hoard..
can choose to
chain or
to set free

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DEWING

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While others are
busy doing
with lawnmowers
butterflies de-winging
Mother Earth is busy
bee-ing
and meadows with
nectar dew-ing

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UN INSPECTORS

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The UN inspectors
forced missiles into specters..

Iraq.. followed Isaiah
in turning weapons into plowshares..

To the peacemakers belong
The world's power sceptres

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ONE STROKE

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With one stroke of brush
the artist makes cataract rush
in the mountain's hush

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HAYSTACK NEEDLE MAGNET

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What is the magnet
for the haystack needle
of love?
The heart

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LET US NOT EAT THE FORTUNE

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Let us not eat the fortune
within the cookie
nor the mango's seed
.. nor fork ourselves
in the heart
said one

yet Sea Biscuit chomped
on the flowers of his
victory wreath..
after all they had
already been plucked

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WORK FOR PEACE IS AN OXYMORON

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Is there
a frame for Infinity.
Never slakes the thirst
.. the bitter
saltwater near mother earth.
.. never satiated is the
belly of many tongued Fire
.. Never filled the soul
afflicted with unGodward desire.
Never at rest.. the
mercurial mind.

Only the heart immersed
in the waters of God
is at peace.

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(to Yogananda, teacher
in a past and present life)

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JUPITER'S MOONS

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Jupiter's moons..
his satellites
.. glide around
his awesome light

not needing
energy of will
to soar effortless
through the night

as those
merged in God
are in
the mystic flow
.. and need
no effort
no striving
to grow

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THE DAY DID ARREST

*

The day
did the night
arrest

She is grateful
for the rest.

She leaves
her body each night
for her
soul's loving nest

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NEED NOT OPPOSE

*

The sun doesn't
darkness oppose
nor punishment
impose
but need only
darkness expose
as it melts in  
dawn's
light pinkrose

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WITHOUT STRIVING

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Without striving
rivers flow.
Without effort
flowers grow.
Without sweating
the sun glows.
Without working,
the wind blows.

They all say..
end ever
endeavor

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SHAVED HEAD

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The sannyasi
with the head shaved
spent no money
on shampoo

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FLOAT

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I don't need to strive
I will just grow.
Relax now and float
I need not row.
If I put out my sail
The wind.. it will blow
I need not climb
Just let love in to flow

(J Freundschuh heard in
meditation: You need not
change.. just grow)

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CHERRYPICK PLUMPLUCK APPLE WINDFALL

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Some cherrypick
Some plumpluck
but Newton
was given
an apple windfall

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UNTRYING RYE

*

Need the seed of
rye
huff and puff and try
to burst into
the plant of rye?

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UNFOLDING BLUE CARPET

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As effortlessly as a river
unfolding his blue carpet
does your life quietly
gather the streams of love
and power.

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FIELDS HAVE FOALED

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In the folds of the fields
.. Mother Earth has
.. phlox.. foaled

She asks us
to till no more
but rather to gather
dropping fruit by the crore

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UPRISING

*

Waters slowly rising in an ancient
Roman temple
.. gradually cover the states of
Mars..
.. as love in the heart upwelling
quenches the fiery craving for war

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DOWNFALLING

*

Touched by an unseen Moses rod
a spring breaks forth
atop a terraced Chinese mountain
.. waters of life
awaken the top tier of green rice shoots
first.. trickle
and slowly fill the scalloped fountain

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OVERFLOWING

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The mountain valley
river upwells
to fill the sheath entire
with a newborn lake
and spring
.. fairies quickly transplant
threatened wildflowers and bees
animals birds and trees
for now there love shall dwell

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SHELL GAME

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The poet's shell game
...wrapping infinite ideas
in tiny nuts

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ARCHITECT

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The Treemaker Thinks
His Will...
effortlessly the
Divine Architect
grows 3000 year old
redwoods.

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WHOLE SOUL

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God caused him as a child
to have soles
.. with rainsoaked holes
to foil by contrast
the beauty of
his soul
compassionate and whole

(to Pete Hamill, author
of A Drinking Life, Forever
and many other works)

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CALIPHATE

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Some Muslims bow
to the Caliphate
Making joy for all
is Kali's fate.

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WISTFUL

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Seeing the garbage disposal
the ant was wistful
wishing that the elephant
was not downthedrain wasteful

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KNEEDEEP IN GOLDENROD

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He was very careful
kneedeep in goldenrod
that he wade through the meadow
not harming the bees of God

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REFRAIN

"

Breathe the peace
you are"
is the refrain
   of the rain

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JESUS', BUDDHA'S  WORDS

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What Jesus and Buddha said
because of their soul fire
without striving
found scribe amplifiers

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WORDWINGS

*

Writers watch their words
across the world take wing
simply by touching
a blue light link

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FOR REST

"

The forest
is for rest.." said
the trees who wished no
raucous running
on the moist moss carpet
or trampling the tiny tendrils
of baby trees

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EMANCIPATION

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She would no longer
be a time whore,
focusing on the material priorities
of others, rather than her own spiritual
goals, doing not the work
of her own heart.
She severed the rope
by which she was jerked
by the commands of a boss.
Her own soul was sovereign.

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FOUR DIRECTIONS

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She watched
the orange and gold leaves
falling
and the grey smoke rising
in the blue sky..
She saw the wind blowing
from the west
and rays of light arriving
from the east
.. four directions..
which of infinite paths to
take? Perhaps her spirit
could control her mind's
compulsion to unconscious
action.

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WATCHING WASTELAND TURN TO WILDWOODS

*

As she watched a wasteland
become wild woods through
the years, she realized
that sometimes doing nothing
is doing everything.

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ECONOMY OF ACTION

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The second hand's 3600
acts have the same
power
as only one movement
of the hand of the hour.

The artist tried to
make the world violet
with millions of dollars
of purple paint
The master donned
purple spectacles.

The traffic policeman
with great effort moved
his arms.
But the green light
effortlessly moved
hundreds of cars.

The unripe fruit had
to be hacked to
the ground.
The ripened fruit fell
without effort.

The swimmer exhausted
himself after a few thousand
strokes..
The sage found an
ocean current which
carried him
thousands of miles.

The hunter in vain
chased the deer through
many woods
.. the deer came unsummoned
to the nonviolent
forest meditater.

The beekeeper chased
bees
but they came unbidden
to the blooms.

The hard worker chipped
away hour after hour
at the ice
while the serene
did more pleasant things
and allowed the sun
to melt the crystals.

The bunter had to scurry
around the bases.
The homerun hitter
could take his time.

The treasure seeker dug
everywhere and risked
his life under water.
The meek was given
a treasure map by God.

The fearful built an army.
The fearless with perfect love
needed only God.

The scarcity conscious saved
thousands of dollars
but the friend had in his
bank only the hearts of
his friends.

The lovehungry traveled
the world seeking love
but the Godlover became
Godlove and love came to him.

The pyramid builders caused
death and suffering to slaves
but the saint moves mountains
with a mere gesture.

Scholar worms toil thousands of
days..
the saint is given an
honorary doctorate.


 

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(to Saint Jeff Miller of Canton, Ohio)

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MOMENTS OF MYSTIC POWER

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The egg and sperm..
unite

The Trinity of
the morn horizon
where sky and sea
join sun rising

The evangelical becomes
the mystic

the convex flows into
the concave
in the sea's naves
and coves and caves

the heart does by love
ignite
and see streaming from
foe's eyes
God's eyelight

Do beeloved
flowers chase bees?
Does Mother Earth bite?
Do rivers run backwards?
Do
butterflies gather
speeding tickets?  
It is to the meditater
at the
tree's base and not to the
hunter that the gentle deer come.

(to bee attracting C Nevada who juggles 3 careers)

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UNLOCKSMITH

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The heart's molten
love forges keys
which of all
other hearts
are the unlocksmith

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(to C Smith)

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BOOKKEEPER

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If one has
to choose
it's better to
be a bookkeeper
than a beekeeper
because
when the former
are crushed
in the racks
.. there are no
dead bees
left in the tracks

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NO MOW

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When there's mowing
butterflies have
no mo wings

Machine deflowerers
remove the petaled
frocks of dandelions
and daisies and dahlias

and turn green tree saplings
into sticks
sending tree souls
to the River Styx

By
doing nothing
nonmowers create
paradise.

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BIRTH OF BREATH

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There was a second birth
.. of breath within him
and he began to go
to breathe.. not eat
.. to relax
to breathe.. not read
  for diversion
to breathe.. not caffein guzzle
  for energy
to breathe.. as the path
to the Spirit which he was

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CLOVER DEW BEE

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Once as he was slowed
down by a dooby
he saw to cloverdew
come a bee
and suddenly he knew
it is less important
to do than to be

After that he
needed no dooby.

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HOW DO YOU DO?

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How do you do?
said the rose to the bee.
On the dewclad rose
said the bee to the rose
I would rather do
than to be.

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REST

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The first thought
Whenever obstacles
his way arrest
that God might
want him to rest

The second that
the scene
does his will test

They called the wind
lackadaisical..
but because he in freedom blows
the world will never
lack for daisies..

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(to Laurie Otto
Milwaukee Wisconsin advocate of wild lawns)
http://dontmow.blogspot.com

http://allpoetry.com/column/9722775-66-Reasons-Not-To-Mow-Down-Lawns-Or-Fields-by-saiom

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*WORKAHOLIC

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Some praised him that he
worked so hard
and to noble goals did aspire
Others knew the cruelest
taskmaster in all hellfire
was the whippings of his
own desire

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BEE OVER DEW

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Be Over Do
Bee Over Dew

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BOAT REST

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His soul sloop
from its moorings slipped and
as the tide gently slapped it
he slid down a waveslope to sleep


-saiom shriver-

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A Longfingered Sun is based on a parable
of Sai Baba

Bhagavad Gita: It is
better to do ones own
duty poorly than to do
another's well.


 6 EDEN RULES*
A LONGFINGERED SUN*
ARCHITECT*
BEE OVER DEW*
BIRTH OF BREATH*
BOAT REST*
BOOKKEEPER*
CALIPHATE*
CHERRYPICK PLUMPLUCK APPLE WINDFALL*
CHOICE*
CLOVER DEW BEE*
DEWING*
DOWNFALLING*
ECONOMY OF ACTION*
EMANCIPATION*
EVEREST
FIELDS HAVE FOALED*
FLOAT*
FOR REST*
FOUR DIRECTIONS*
HAYSTACK NEEDLE MAGNET*
HOLES IN SOLES
HONORARY DOCTORATE
HOW DO YOU DO?*
I CHING *
JESUS' AND BUDDHA'S WORDS*
JUPITER'S MOONS*
KNEEDEEP IN GOLDENROD*
LET US NOT EAT THE FORTUNE*
LILIES OF THE FIELD*
MOMENTS OF MYSTIC POWER*
NEED NOT OPPOSE*
NO MOW*
OLIVIA*
ONE STROKE*
OVERFLOWING*
REFRAIN*
REST*
SHAVED HEAD*
SHELL GAME*
THE DAY DID ARREST THE NIGHT*
THE JOBS OF APPLES*
UN INSPECTORS*
UNFOLDING BLUE CARPET*
UNLOCKSMITH*
UNTRYING RYE*
UPRISING*
WATCHING WASTELAND TURN TO WILDWOODS*
WHOLE SOUL*
WITHOUT STRIVING*
WISTFUL*
WORDWINGS*
WORK FOR PEACE IS AN OXYMORON*
*WORKAHOLIC
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