Stillness

Still drops of water on the window

Motionless cat staring

something taken her fancy

πŸŒ‘

Stillness in the air

For nothing is moving

except the slow beat of my heart

πŸŒ‘

A time for quiet contemplation

collect one’s thoughts

For calm and peace is found

The Jester

Keeping up appearances

is what we do

Whilst on the inside

our mood is completely blue

πŸŒ‘

We smile and chat

as if all is fine

The reality is not

so benign

πŸŒ‘

We are the jester

all happy and content

but in our mind

we are suffering anguish and

torment

πŸŒ‘

We all need to learn

to look beyond the smile

So the real mood we see

rather than the guile

Support

Did I conceal

Once yes, but not now

It was my hidden secret

For too long, far too long

πŸŒ‘

My illness hidden from

my family, friends

nearly took my life

πŸŒ‘

Many mistakes I made

Firstly not accepting, recognising

That I needed help

πŸŒ‘

Then I craved support

but never asked

πŸŒ‘

My mistakes are my own

I had a choice and didn’t see it

You do have a choice

Talk to someone and ask for help

πŸŒ‘

There is no stigma

Just support and love

Migratory Bird

It’s difficult to comprehend

the direction you are heading

You think you are on path

Then you find a dead end

Or have somehow

taken a wrong turn

πŸŒ‘

Sometimes the hamster

on a wheel

Running faster and

faster

to reach your destination

But find yourself

where you started

πŸŒ‘

Or the lemming

Having to make

a leap of faith

Hoping that it

will all work out

ok.

πŸŒ‘

I’d rather be like a

migratory bird

certain of my direction

moving forward

but

there would still be

storms to overcome

Contact

Eye contact

One of those challenges

in life

πŸŒ‘

For some it comes

so easily

For me my eyes don’t comply

πŸŒ‘

Eye contact

A daily battle

Or maybe

a contact sport

Mental Health

Are you ok is what

people ask

Whilst you hide your true feelings

behind your face mask

πŸŒ‘

You don’t want to be a burden or

seen as weak

So yes you answer even though all you want to do

is weep

πŸŒ‘

We all shouldn’t have to

feel this way

But have the confidence and support to have

our truthful say

πŸŒ‘

It’s time for the stigma to be gone

for good

And for us mental health sufferers not

to be misunderstood

Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl

Are you hither

Your rustle is heard

Like a whisper

πŸŒ‘

Your presence

I can sense

That eerie feeling

and suspense

πŸŒ‘

Always close

but never seen

Hidden in the tree

so green

Reach

We know you are there

Keeping our soul true

Hidden but seen

For we can feel you

πŸŒ‘

Quietly and subtlety

You guide our journey

And give us assistance

when all is stormy

πŸŒ‘

Who you are

is only known to each

For you are there

if we reach

I Think

I think

Well I must be

confused

πŸŒ‘

I see things

as wrong, dishonest

Others

don’t see them

that way

πŸŒ‘

For even if they do

they brush them

off

as inconsequential

πŸŒ‘

I see wrong

where others don’t

Who is right and

who is wrong

The Breeze

There are cascades of noise

everywhere

The modern world just

bustles

πŸŒ‘

For it overrides our senses

Though if we stop

listen through the bedlam

πŸŒ‘

Leaves rustling in the breeze

Birds calling one another

We hear

πŸŒ‘

Multiples flavours of green

on trees

We see

πŸŒ‘

The natural world is always

there

If we look and listen

hard enough

Distilled

Responsibilities

The bane of our lives

For we all have them

πŸŒ‘

A weight they load

Too much

too often

πŸŒ‘

When distilled often

we are not the beneficiary

For others are

πŸŒ‘

We bear them for others

The question is

would they bear them

for us

Temple

Our bodies are temples

Gawdawpalin

St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Basil’s Cathedral

Wat Rong Khun

Shwedagon Pagoda

Sri Ranganathaswamy

Prambanan

The Harmandir Sahib

πŸŒ‘

Not quite

More like a

undiscovered Mayan ruin

Mozart

Some days our souls

play beautiful music

like Mozart

Other days our souls

are a heavy weight

like ballast

holding us back

πŸŒ‘

What determines

which