Charles Penn

5 Poems: Clutter, Clean, Charles Penn's Ring, Baby Boys, Castrated Plants

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5 POEMS
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-saiom shriver-
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CLUTTER
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Clutter is sometimes
crystallized sadness,
sometimes fear,
sometimes an ethical
decision to recycle,
sometimes a warehouse
for those in need.
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CLEAN
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Those with libra, cancer,
or taurus planets are the
most likely to want
a clean home.
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CASTRATED PLANTS
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Seedless are
some watermelons
and limes,
grapes and clementines
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Footnote: Baba put
the word grapes into my head
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BABY BOYS
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Baby boy chicks
in San Diego sent
alive through
a chipper
and in Iowa
they are
sent through a crusher
as do the rich
and religious haters
send the poor
into profit sired wars.
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CHARLES PENN AND BABA'S RING
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A famous songwriter who is a follower of Baba
recounted that Charles Penn, the pilot
who has written several books about Swami, had his
left hand outside the window while flying. His ring
fell off and slipped into the sea. When he went to the
ashram he was given an interview and mentioned the ring.
Baba closed the curtains and disappeared. He came
back 5 minutes later, dripping wet with seaweed streaming
from His hair and handed Charles the lost ring, joking
that He would have come back more quickly had the currents
not been so strong.

Several days after hearing this leela, it occurred to
the writer that the ring fell to the bottom of
the sea rather than Charles Penn, that Baba
might have prevented drowning karma.


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