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Walking Streets at Midnight. Friday June 12, 2015

Today I left me all alone,
Today I walked away from home,
Today I walked, I'm on my own,
Today my life – call it a loan?

Today my heart beats once again,
Today I notice I have some friends,
Today I don't worry about my loose ends,
To my heart it sorts and daily sends,
Messages to my head to keep me alive,
Messages of love that help me thrive,
Messages that confuse me now and again,
Messages that feel like an old refrain.

Who am I as I walk the streets,
Who was I when I heard the beats?
With hearts of love and pain and hope,
How many times did I want to elope?
With the person I found inside of me,
The person I found who 'he' wanted to be,
The person who saw and helped me see,
Through the spirits that brought me to my knees.

But I had to get up and move on through,
I had to stand and be so true.
To my values through my hopes and dreams,
That nearly killed me off as I turned so blue.

Time to inscape now - go the other way,
Go deeply in - turn night to day,
Let my soul - finally have its say,
Stop the life - where I pay and pay.

This escaping life that grows so thin,
This material life where you never win,
That money'd life where people sin,
That short fat life where the reaper grins.

Can you cope with the pain when you follow your heart?
Can you go through the tunnel when all else goes dark?
Can you hope through all that's stark?
Can you look in and find that vital spark?

So here's to you and all your dreams,
Life is never all that it seems.
You have to go in and find the means,
This f'ing world is coming apart at the seams.
This world can live through you and your dreams.

So believe now, you can find a way,
To make the change where courage holds sway
To step out of comfort and have your say
Things can change day after day.

Go do it now and feel the shift,
Go do it now and bring your gift,
Go do it now it can be swift,
Don't go with the societal drift.

Find your path of your own way,
Find the courage you need today,
Step out and lead where values hold sway,
Life does not have to be so grey.

Where is your path and walk taking you?

A Moodscope member.

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MadPossum Fri, Jun 12th 2015 @ 7:00am

What a perceptive and uplifting work this is. I am taking the liberty of transcribing this into my journal. It says all I want to say but can't (I can paint, but poetry 'ain't my bag'!)

Anonymous Fri, Jun 12th 2015 @ 7:22am

Thank you Les, I will show this to my daughter - who may need this today, having broken up with her lovely boyfriend...hoping she can find her way.

Les Fri, Jun 12th 2015 @ 7:29am

Your daughters days will ebb and flow,
Some will hurt from 'ends' you know,
And as with life new starts will show,
That as with night, new dawns follow.

Les Fri, Jun 12th 2015 @ 7:31am


Thank you for including me in your life..........

PS.... I can't paint and a picture paints a thousand you're ahead of me :-)

Anonymous Fri, Jun 12th 2015 @ 9:43am

Great Poetry. I love the word inscape. I practice vipassana meditation and it is such an imperitive for me in being able to find the courage for being in a world that seems intent on hopeful

Anonymous Fri, Jun 12th 2015 @ 9:47am

HI Les

Where is my path and walk taking me? Midnight brings a new day to me of light and love that I'm grateful for, it opens the door to things unknown and is the base for new things learned. A new start, a new day, a new outlook on yesterday's life.


Les Fri, Jun 12th 2015 @ 10:13am

Sounds good to me.......the happy people can 'let go' and move on and continue to build their foundation around a set of values that do not change - even when emotionally triggered.

EQ - know and control self before lead and enable others.

Les Fri, Jun 12th 2015 @ 10:19am

Courage - from the early French word for heart - 'cuer'. So courage = 'full of heart'.

So courage simply means putting your whole heart into it........and yet so few have 'full hearts' they seek safety which means to fit in to their family / team / organisation / community - which means they lose themselves........and thus they 'lose heart'.

Anonymous Fri, Jun 12th 2015 @ 1:04pm

Thanks Les, am in tears now...think maybe I am taking their parting worse than they are!
K x

Anonymous Fri, Jun 12th 2015 @ 1:51pm

Thank you, Les. This is very beautiful and inspiring to me. I ended up reading it with a rhythm similar to Scroobius Pip's storytelling songs. I've saved the e-mail this arrived in, as inspiration on the tough days when it's harder to motivate myself.

Les Fri, Jun 12th 2015 @ 4:48pm

Hi Anon

It was when you said 'her lovely boyfriend'....Hmmmmmm bit of a give away......look behind that reaction.....did you possibly want a son? Did you someone feel he was right for her? Did he make 'you' feel good somehow? ?????????????????????

How are you going to avoid being triggered in future? To become more self aware about what is happening now and why.

Good luck

Les Fri, Jun 12th 2015 @ 6:58pm

Hi Anon

Rhythm is good............

I hope you do not have my 'tough days' and thus do not need 'me' very much.... :-)

Anonymous Fri, Jun 12th 2015 @ 9:06pm

Thank-you Les for your constant encouragement
and here's to you too (raising a glass of water here!).

Anonymous Sat, Jun 13th 2015 @ 7:09am

I am going to try this, I find it very hard to read poetry, it just doesn't connect with me, but I love S. Pip, so I'll try this out.thanks Eva

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