Archive for November 23, 2014


untitled …

fattened tears drip
like rain

drizzling
eyes moist with pain

beyond today
after yesterday

scampering
as
dreams like rain

skip
hop

only to disappear

down destinys’ drain

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she smiled
                   at me

i smiled back
                       feeling at once
             alive
                     free

she smiled
                   as tears fell from her eyes

she smiled
                   forgiving
      centred
                    humane

           she still smiles,

             forgiving all my lies …

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for Dr. Carl Sagan
( 1934 – 1996 )

when you visited us each week,
                    stirring wonder in all,

billions of synapses fired,
         or according to my teachers at the time,
         misfired!

        

                           and yet you comforted us,
                          your reason,
             logic,
                       and,

                dedication to the facts and always,
         
                              always
            to the science,
               and to science,

mentored us.

… and so as you left us here on this pale blue dot,

                you still live in the starstuff,

the stuff of life,
                                     mingling with the infinite depths of the cosmos,
                     
                      and as you taught us,
                          that there are more stars in the universe than all the grains of sand on all the beaches of earth,

                               still your vision lives within us all,
                       a testament to your humanism,
                    your genius,
             your warmth and all that you left behind,

& that, that humanity of yours,

             shall live on in the imagination of this speck of starstuff,
                as it floats,
                on the vastness of the great cosmic ocean …

( dedicated to the memory of Dr. Carl Sagan )

              

peace | love | uBuntu

forty two years

                 slipped away
         somewhere.

               caught up,
ensnared,
                 trapped
bound &
               mute …

through pathways strewn with dreams,

yours.
         mine.

feelings littering the boulevards
                    we’ve walked,

emotions,
                 transplanted
                       lost,

in a maze of sentiment …

                … so just hold me close to you tonight,

                i don’t know where i’m going to be tomorrow,

the only thing i know is that with you,

       tomorrow can pile on the sorrow …

         … ’cause with your hand in mine,

                      we will walk together.

into our sunset.
      
                          yours

&

                 mine …

peace | love | uBuntu

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