Thursday, April 14, 2011

National Poetry Month: Free Spirit

Sometimes I just like to write straightforward, old school verse...all with rhymes and stuff. It has an immediacy that can be bracing. Wrote this back in 1999/2000, when I was taking my first tentative steps into my Zen studies. It's from what I call my 'Garden of Mountains' phase.

Free Spirit

Take it as a given
You see another place
Different eyes
different mind
another time and space

When others run
you meditate within
Secret symbols
the path you’re on
You’re really flying like the wind

They’ll never understand
You’ll somehow be alone
Hearts you hold
souls you watch fly
eyes fixed upon the vast unknown

So take it as a given
and do as you will
Freedom fighter
do not stop until

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