Thursday, August 10, 2017

Moon

Night’s silvery mystery
Shall never languish
For today in history
She is distinguished
She is sublime
Like a half dollar up close
An anti-typical rhyme
To her, I make a toast

© 2011 Mari

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Feather Dreams

One day in the park
I looked up and saw a feather
floating, meandering to earth.

I thought to myself
I will catch this feather, it will be mine.

Just when I nearly had it in my grasp,
a strong gust of wind from the north
blew it out of my reach.

I thought to myself
I will catch this feather, it will be mine.

I outran the wind.

Just when I almost had it in my grasp,
a park bench sprung up in front of me
and blocked my path.

I thought to myself
I will catch this feather, it will be mine

I hurdled the bench.

Just when I had it in my grasp,
a faceless branch tripped me and I fell.

Opening my scarred fist,

I thought to myself
I caught this feather, it is mine.

©2000 Mari

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Truth, the Way, the Light = LOVE


The truth, the way and the light all run along the same path.
Whether people want to acknowledge it or not, there is evil and darkness.
And the only way it can be conquered is with love.

Friday, February 06, 2015

I believe


I believe God put different races, nationalities, cultures, etc on this earth to enrich it and for us to learn from and to appreciate one other. It is man who has turned the pureness of something enlightening into an evil conquest of superiority in which to commit genocide and to enslave people. What's probably sickening to God is that over the centuries, they did a lot of this in His name.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Beautiful Gem

A beautiful gem was found by the Princess
Purple and blue, it must be priceless
But when she had it appraised
She came out quite dazed
Precious, it was not
What she got
was fee
free

and

lifeless
Sheer bliss
turned to horror
Our lil Princess explorer
must now obliterate the crowd
who cheer her, elated and proud
She shouted loudly and not so regal
"T'was not a gem but a scarab beetle!"




©2014 Mari

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

But what would I wear?


4:00 wallow in self pity
4:30 stare into the abyss
5:00 solve world hunger...tell no one
5:30 Jazzercise
6:30 dinner with me...I can't cancel that again
7:00 wrestle with my self-loathing...

I'm booked.

Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9,
I could still be done in time to lay in bed,
stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness.

But what would I wear? ~ ‪The Grinch‬

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Is The American Dream Attainable?


Is the American Dream attainable?

Yes the American dream is attainable in my opinion.

Now it all depends on what YOUR view of the American Dream is, how hard you are willing to work to attain it and what you are willing to do to attain it.

"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness." ~Napoleon Hill

The key word is dream. A lot of us have a dream but it's not our dream. It's a dream we see on tv. Of course there are a lot of constraints put on the "dream" by the environment, our surroundings, no money, where we come from, etc etc etc. There are a lot of people out there that you look at them and you think, "oh wow yeah, they're rich... beautiful... got a big house. They got it all, they are living the American Dream." Then you hear about them committing a little white collar crime or committing a heinous crime or even committing suicide. So this was their American Dream? Be careful what you ask for and what you also seek. Not to get preachy on you but the Bible says:

"Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." ~Matt 6:33

That verse doesn't just mean go to church... read the Bible... get 'saved'. God is Love, so seek some LOVE first in your life, if it's nothing more than self love. Cause it's my true belief that if you love yourself, you can't help but show others love.

So if you're having trouble achieving the 'American Dream', you might ask yourself, "What is your soul searching for, what were you put on this earth to do?" Then maybe THAT should be your American Dream.