Your Energy

Of all the forms of renewable sources

Carbon

             Sunlight

Wind

              Rain

Tides

              Waves

                            Geothermal heat

You are the purest energy

Useful            

           Natural        

                        Sustainable                   

Push and Run (Song Lyrics + Song)

[Verse 1]
You told me that you’d never leave
In fact, you promised me
What do these words even mean
When they don’t last past a week?

I’ve seen you up in my dreams
The only place you don’t leave
What does that even mean
When it don’t last past a sleep?

[Chorus]
You push and run
You push and run
You run faster than anyone

You push and run
You push and run
You push harder than anyone

You push and run
You push and run
Is that your superpower, huh?
Is that your…?

[Verse 2]
I told you that I’d never leave
You should’ve trusted me
I don’t do make-believes
Not even in a dream

This wasn’t fantasy
No matter what it seems
I’m coming for you, babe
Tossing the world out the way

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
You’re drifting me out toward sea
Drown every time I believe
This time I don’t think I can breathe
This time there’s no air left for me

You’re drifting me out toward sea
Die every time that you leave
This time I don’t think I should breathe
This time I don’t want to be

[Chorus]
You push and run
You push and run
You run faster than anyone

You push and run
You push and run
You push harder than anyone

You push and run
You push and run
I know that more than anyone

You push and run
You push and run
Is that you superpower, huh?
Or do you do it for fun?

Whoa, or do you do it so?
Or do you do it so?
Or do you do it so
I have to run?

Or do you do it so?
Or do you do it so?

I have to….

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Special thanks to the beautiful soul who helped me with this song and the chords. You know who you are.

What Is Poetry Anyway?

Forget the sensuous rhythms, the candlelit flows
The flame-drenched language
                                and the exaggerated escapades

Forget the masterful forms, the dreamy refrains
The count of lines and stanzas
                      and the elaborate rhyming schemes

Forget the scathing irony, the fanciful similes
The absolutely astonishing alliteration
                         and the mind-blowing metaphors

Forget all that glitter and just keep the gold
        A poem isn’t a poem
                                                Unless it’s about you

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Here’s also the first version of this poem, which I’ve been working on for too long.

A poem is not a poem
On the page
Unless it’s about you

Though it may feel and look
Like some poetry
It’s not the same

Every word decays
In my candlelit mind
Unless it’s about you

Often lines and stanzas
Go astray, too, when
A poem is not a poem

Because there is no prose
Or even rhyme
Unless it’s about you

And in my heart and
On the page
A poem is not a poem
Unless it’s about you

 

Universal Song

By Benjamin Grossman & Ace

Push and pull
Empty and full
Ebb and flow
Learn and know

A balance of inwardness
And outwardness
I wish I could explain
The twists and turns of this lane

Dark and light
Day and night
Observing and living
Receiving and giving

There’s a dream to be at peace
There’s a knowing it’s within range
With a smile and a breath of release
This feeling is a message no longer strange

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Another duet with the fantastic Ace! Make sure you check out her blog Fearless Free Soul!

Nominated: The Sunshine Blogger Award!

The Sunshine Blogger Award!

This is the Sunshine Blogger Award. My nomination comes by way of Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy. Please, please, follow her blog if you haven’t already and like and comment on your wonderful poetry. Always a joy to read her inspiring and positive words!

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

Questions for me:

  1. What is your proudest accomplishment?

The next one.

  1. What makes you laugh the most?

Inside jokes.

  1. If you met you, would you want to be your friend and why?

I don’t know if I would want to be my friend. But I do wonder what it would be like to be loved by me.

  1. What do you like most about yourself?

I’m losing my laugh lines. Because only I frown these days. (I’m joking. Not joking. Joking.)

Being serious, though. I look much cuter in person than pictures. I never can get the right angles or lighting to look like myself much. A curse and a blessing, perhaps.

  1. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Soft pretzels.

  1. If you can be anyone else in the world, who would you be or would you be yourself? (please explain)

I don’t want to be anyone else. I’d just be a better version of me.

  1. Who is your hero?

I don’t have any heroes, per se, but I admire a great many people who are free thinkers and create art dangerously.

  1. What motivates you most?

Haters. Negativity.

  1. What did you want to be when you were small?

Writer.

  1. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?

Spend the day laughing with the person I love.

  1. Would you say you are resentful or can you let go of things easily?

I wouldn’t say I let go of things easily, but I don’t have any addictions whatsoever. Nevertheless, I am a very resentful person, but there are some caveats to it. If I am resentful toward you, that means you have hurt me hundreds of times (almost to the point that it seems you have no regard for human life) and I can no longer forgive or forget. I am very easy-going and it takes a lot to get me mad, like you have to literally walk all over me for like a year or more and then I might get angry. But if I’m mad at you I might never get un-mad. Ever. Even in the next life I might stay mad at you. Perpetually mad. Always. In fact, I’ll resent until the end of time and even after it re-begins. Yet, I really envy people who can let go of anger so easily. It’s a marvelous joy to find that. And a very respectful thing to do.

Note: The opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of the writer of this blog.

Questions For My Nominees:

  1. What super power do you wish you had?
  2. If you could visit one planet, which would it be?
  3. Which foreign language would you like to learn?
  4. When is the last time you vomited and why?
  5. What’s the first movie that made you cry?
  6. What’s the most memorable book you’ve ever read?
  7. What era would you choose to live in if you could?
  8. What place would you first travel to if you could teleport?
  9. What’s your opinion on fate?
  10. How would you spend 100 million dollars?
  11. What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?

My Nominees:

11 great people who want to answer these questions. So many blogs out there to shout out, though. Here are a few:

michnavs

crimsonposy

Chris Hall

Lisa at Micro of the Macro

Ashi Joseph

Yin

I’m missing           my yin
No longer am I at peace
Just       i n      p

                             i

                                 e             c

e

        s

Drifting  slowly   away    from    light
Half my soul has                 departed

If yin is    earth     darkness       cold
Why do I feel colder since you left?

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Thanks to Bree Leto for writing the companion piece to this. Check “Yang” out here: https://secretthoughtswithin.com/2021/07/03/yang

High (Song Lyrics + Song)

[Verse 1]
I’m not that high
I’m not that cut and dry
But I don’t like grey
That’s all I wanted to say

[Chorus]
I know that everything you are
Is what I need
And everything you are
Is what I dreamed
So every time you say that you love me
I fall a little deeper in love, it’s true
It’s true, I fall a little deeper in love with you

[Verse 2]
You look so high
Your smile could reach the sky
You don’t like grey
That’s all you needed to say

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
We’re going around in circles every day
But it doesn’t have to be this way
If all we want to do is run and play
Then we should, then we should

I keep looking into your eyes and seeing the sky
I keep looking into your eyes and wanting to fly
I keep looking into your eyes and feeling so high
I keep looking into your eyes and, baby, I’m high

[Chorus]

[Bridge 2]
You make me so high
You make me so high
I’ve learned how to fly
I’ve learned how to fly

[Chorus]
I know that everything you are
Is what I need
And everything you are
Is what I dreamed
So every time you say that you love me
I fall a little deeper in love, it’s true

I think I’m gonna stay in love with you

Out of the Game

By Benjamin Grossman & Ace

I’m out of the game
I think you’re the same
I’m spinning toward your love-shaped energy
From the distance, I could smell our synergy

I’m out of the game
I think you’re who I became
I’ll remember your voice in every phase
As we navigate through this endless maze

I’m out of the game
I think you’re more than imagination’s flame
I saw you in our connected visions
Whispering to let the flow guide decisions

I’m out of the games
I think my mind’s eye still frames
A picture of trust
That no amount of time could rust

I’m out of the game
I think I’ve grown into more than my name
But with your divine trace
I might grow beyond space

I’m out of the game
And never to get back in
But with your graceful aim
I might let reality re-begin

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Another duet with the fantastic Ace! Make sure you check out her blog Fearless Free Soul.