Category Archives: Poetry & Prose

You Don’t Get To Be Friends

After the Storm clouds have cleared
When things have settled down
And we’re on speaking terms again
And the emotional scars are healing
You say you still want to be friends

We’re not talking about Us
We’re still talking about Her
You hurt Me, you broke My heart
Yet you still want to be friends with Her
Is She more precious than Me?

You don’t come out and say it
But it is implied
She is like a drug and you an addict
You will never be able to leave her
She is in your system, you let her in

Subterfuge, furtiveness, secrecy
Computers locked by passwords
The sudden pressing of the Exit button
When I enter your room
These signs do not indicate Closure

With social media
There is no Perfect Closure
Where a hundred doors shut
A thousand others remain open
So I know you are keeping Her secret

You’re having your cake
And eating it too
Keeping ties with Her
And pretending you’re not
And reassuring me you’re mine again

Perhaps you were never really mine
If faced with two loves
And you married the first
But carried on with the second
Isn’t that disrespecting us both?

You don’t get to be friends with Her
If you really want to heal the hurt.
Unless you seal the rift
Psychically She will photobomb us
There will always be 3 in this picture

It’s not for me to take action
But it is for me to say
Look here, you need to decide
You need to free us all
From this eternal triangle

So Choose Wisely

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(7 The Snake card, from The Gilded Reverie Lenormand by Ciro Marchetti. This card symbolises The Other Woman, a sly, deceptive person, temptation, lust, seduction, a literal “snake in the grass”).

By:
AlyZen Moonshadow

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This Is Me

I just Woke Up
I haven’t changed
I might be a bit more vocal
I may express my views more forcibly
I may go out on a limb
I help the homeless
I like giving things away
I like helping my neighbours
I Abandon Art in public places
I believe in telling the Truth
I believe in Honesty and Trust
I still believe in Love, despite everything
I call Bullshit when I see it
I can see a lie from a mile away
I don’t hold back on my punches
I may not agree with you always, but
I don’t backstab you
I don’t attack you personally
I only wish for you to open your eyes
I am merely the messenger
I will be your friend if you want me
I may get “unfriended” by you if not
I don’t mind
I have no agenda
I have no manifesto
I like coffee and doughnuts
I like tea too
I am easily pleased!
I should eat more healthily
I should exercise more
I like to swim and cycle
I learnt to dive from my 11-year-old son
I buy too many Oracle cards
I can say the same about Tarot cards
I am learning to read Lenormand cards
I am Spiritual
I mind my own business
I am Creative
I am Artistic
I am a Mother
I have a First Class Degree in Music
I have an IQ of 160
I have worked in Government
I have worked in banks
I dislike materialism and consumerism
I dislike bureaucracy
I loathe greed and selfishness
I love all Animals
I collect teacups
I love Alice in Wonderland
I buy a lot of books
I love going to the cinema
I follow the Religion of Kindness
I respect what You believe
I am against war and terrorism
I am for decriminalising cannabis
I am for action against climate change
I support the LGBT Community
I believe We Are Not Alone
I believe in speaking out
I haven’t changed
I just woke up
I Am

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INCANDESCENCE

She had a way about her
That lit up the room
When she entered it
She did not even have to try

Incandescent
That’s the word for it
She had an Incandescence
About her Being

Pure and simple
Effortless joy
A presence that filled
The heart with pleasure

Not an earthly pleasure
But a higher one
That of lighting the mind
Like a light bulb glowing

She was a being evolved
Like no other human
Therefore, when the time came
She simply shook off her physical form

And so she is Now
Truly Incandescent
And Nascent Everywhere
Now her real work begins

She is the First Light of Dawn
The Last Rays at Sunset
And All that’s in between
Incandescent

image (Google Image : Scarlett Johansson from the film “Lucy”, 2014)

By:
AlyZen Moonshadow

Note:
I was inspired to write this poem after watching the superb movie “Lucy” starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. In the film, the main character, Lucy’s body gets infused with a synthetic drug called CH4, and her brain starts developing at an exponential rate, from a normal human’s 10% to ultimately, 100%. At that point Lucy has no further need for corporeal form, and transcends humanity into the very fabric of her environment…i.e she becomes Incandescent. She is Everywhere. If humans could ever utilise 100% of our brains, we would all be Gods.

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We Are All Born Of Stars

Inspired by a phrase I read in Eckhart Tolle’s brilliant book “A New Earth – Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose“:

THE ATOMS THAT MAKE UP YOUR BODY WERE ONCE FORGED INSIDE STARS, AND THE CAUSES OF EVEN THE SMALLEST EVENTS ARE VIRTUALLY INFINITE AND CONNECTED WITH THE WHOLE IN INCOMPREHENSIBLE WAYS

For some reason, I’m very taken by the first part of the phrase, so much so that I’ve been inspired to write a poem about it.

We are all born of stars

Not one, not many, but Infinite

We all glitter, we all shine

In our infinitesimal way

Reaching out to each other

Across the vast space that separates us

It is because we are so small in ourselves

That the Universe appears big

And the distance between us appears insurmountable

But the reality is this:

Because the atoms that make up your body

Were once forged inside stars

We Are the Stars

We Are the Universe

We Are One with each other

And our Life’s Purpose thus is to find each other

To connect, link and strengthen each other

There are no Problems, only Situations

And Solutions

Just Imagine how wonderful our world will be

If we all acknowledge this Universal Truth

That We Are All Born of Stars

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I also drew a card from the Tarot Illuminati on my mobile phone, that echoes the sentiments of Eckhart Tolle and my own poem. Here are the screenshots of the card and accompanying explanation:

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The Kaleidoscope Turns

Light through a prism
Shines through my prison
Of tears and a blanket of sorrow
And with that light
Comes the hope that I might
Find Love again tomorrow

Light that is fractured
And is quite unexpected
Shatters the mirror of my heart
The colours that I see
Hold deep meaning for me
Of the promise of a brand new start

Light that is bright
And full of delight
For the heart that longs and yearns
Shines now the way
To light a new day
For look! The Kaleidoscope turns.

By:
AlyZen Moonshadow

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HAIKU : So That Butterflies May Drink

I remember once
The skies were cloudless and blue
The heat relentless

No drop of rain fell
All summer long in that year
The earth lay parched, dry

And in that same year
My emotions ran dry too
Like the barren land

I picked up the hose
My trees were calling to me
I’d neglected them

The water arrived
I sprinkled the earth with it
I heard its glad sigh

I gave it its fill
It slaked its thirst hungrily
And begged me for more

I made mud puddles
So that butterflies may drink
My reward was this

Rainbows in the air
Dancing in the bright sunshine
My garden now blooms

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By:
AlyZen Moonshadow

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Imaginary Conversations

He said, She said
Everyone says something
But what are we really saying?
What do we mean by those words
Coming out of our mouths?

We have Language so we may use it
But we choose to distort our meanings
By couching our sentences
Crouching behind smoke and mirrors
To disguise the Truth

Better learn to read between the lines
As one knows oftentimes
What one leaves unsaid
Is far more meaningful
Than what one says

Sometimes it is for protection
I shall not give you everything
Lay my soul bare to you
Because you may not return
The sentiment

You may be preoccupied
Or otherwise unavailable
And if I am simply Honest
And my words are simply the Truth
I fear I may get hurt by your reaction

So instead I maintain
A distant demeanour
I hide behind my facade
Of jokes, half-jokes
And all-out subterfuge

Yes we should all tell the Truth
But in matters of the Heart
Sometimes it is
The most difficult thing to do
– Dare you open that door?

For what lies behind it
Is what frightens us most
- not war, not strife, not illness
But the uncertainty
Of that new place behind the door

So we stand at the threshold
Holding imaginary conversations
With our innermost psyche
Trying to psych ourselves
To cross the line

Because we know
That once that line is crossed
No matter what anyone may say
Something has shifted
Something has changed

And Change terrifies us
Change is the two-headed beast
That tells us to check under our beds
And in our closets
While it sits on our shoulder

Be brave!
Open that door!
Cross that line!
Don’t just stand there
Having conversations that never were

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“Barbed Wire Heart Balloon” by Banksy
http://www.stencilrevolution.com/banksy-art-prints/barbed-wire-heart-balloon/


Poem by: AlyZen Moonshadow

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Manifesto

We are watching
We are the silent ones
The ones you pass by on the streets
On your way to work
The ones your eyes glance off
You’d rather look at something
Far more interesting
Like the crack in the sidewalk, perhaps.

We are the silent ones
The ones who observe and note
The trespasses humans commit
Against themselves and Mother Nature
But we are not complacent
We are not mere bystanders
We will, when the time is right
Open your eyes for you

The ones you pass by on the streets
Are the ones you must watch out for
They are far more significant
Than they appear to be
For they are the watchers
But they are only waiting
For the right time and place
To reveal their true selves

On your way to work
You do not notice them
They are just some other person
On Their way to work
Dressed just like you
With your cup of coffee in one hand
And your newspaper tucked
Under your arm carrying your bag

You’d rather look at something
That’s familiar and mundane
You don’t want to see, hear or do
Anything outside your comfort zone
No, you just want to go home
Hang up your coat, take your shoes off
Watch reality TV
And eat a microwave dinner

Far more interesting
Would be a life of parties and shopping
Of condoning behaviours you know
Are wrong…but you can’t be bothered
To say anything, do anything
You simply change the channel
It’s someone else’s problem
Not mine, you say

Like the crack in the sidewalk, perhaps
It’s not your problem
So you stay silent and do nothing
Til one day that crack splits wide open
And swallows you whole
And everyone else with it
Those that saw but did nothing
Are now nothing themselves

We are watching no more
We are awake
We are marching in this war
On the Seven Deadly Sins
No longer silent
The time is Now
We are the Warriors of the World
And this is our Manifesto.

By:
AlyZen Moonshadow

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Note:
I was prompted to write the above poem after observing, hearing and reading about the latest trends of this sad world we have to live in. People are so apathetic that they would rather watch videos of cute kittens, discuss their latest supermarket finds, buy useless junk on the shopping channel, peddle expensive beauty products, extol the virtues of the latest fad diet, or just rant at The System, instead of sitting up and looking around to see what they can do to help make this World a better place.

Yes, I’ll be the first to put my hand up and admit I’ve been guilty of being one of these Sheeple.

Then there are the empathic people, those who have their eyes open and can see what our world is coming to, because of the Seven Deadly Sins. And these people WANT to do something to help make this world a better place; they feel compelled to do something. All over the world, a momentum is gathering, people are starting to wake up and speak up. Things are happening, and they are happening NOW. Warriors are appearing from the ranks of the common people, to champion worthy causes and reclaim the world we have lost to these Seven Deadly Sins.

Wake up now. Be a Warrior.

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Eckhart Tolle Quotes

I’ve just finished reading my first Eckhart Tolle book “A New Earth – Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose“. Wow. Mind. Blown. I’ve sent off for more of his books. If you’ve never read Tolle before, I highly recommend All his work – books, CDs, DVDs, there’s even a deck of cards you can get.

Here, to summarise Eckhart Tolle’s teachings and principles, are my favourite quotes couched in visual art by various artists, taken from Google Images. All credits to the original artists.

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HAIKU : The Lesson

Early morning sun
A flock of birds flying south
The Journey Begins

A Butterfly’s Wings
A sign of Transformation
Leave Yourself behind

Open up your Mind
Lean into the Nothingness
Feel, float, fly, be free

As the Seasons pass
Nature Changes Her Colours
You too will be Changed

By the riverbed
On the rock you sit and wait
The Teacher will come

When you are ready
In the Now and Nothingness
You will find Wisdom

Let it come to you
If you seek you will not find
But rather, Just Be

By:
AlyZen Moonshadow

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