I Knew It All The Time by Patricia Griffith

I Knew it then, but I forgot
Forgot so much and often
That what I thought I knew
Was just no longer True

Off and on I’d get a glimpse
Bright and light and beckoning
Too hard to hold for very long
The ego pull was way too strong

The darkness won the tug of war
Collapse complete prevailed
Shame and Fear were what I knew
Numb escape was all I longed for.

The years were bleak to say the least
Effort seemed not to matter
My Girl refused me settling there
Healing started with her care

Some Love, some Light were sneaking thru
My mind remembered what was True
These fits and starts became the norm
The Knowing I Knew crawled back to Form

Returning to this conscious place
Was different than before
Compassion now upon the scene.
The heart became a Love Machine.

The growth and change well worth the pain
Demanded to be shared
The Truth I Knew just had to Be
Birthed into Reality

Attraction laws went into work
And look what we Created
A place to know the truly True
Could never do it With Out You.

Surrendered by Keen Nichols

Seeing ceased and being wandered home.
My eyes ne’er stray outside your glorious rays –
Toward you I can only roam.
Blindly, never again will I fight.
Surrender sight.

Voice vanquished and truth claimed me mute.
Silent still, my heart humbly plead its’ case –
I can no longer refute.
Breathless, heaven I faithfully beseech.
Surrender speech.

Feelings flowed and touch absorbed the air.
Perception brushed against my body –
Tingling inside the breadth of your care.
Boundless, spirit I invoke.
Surrender stroke.

Fragrance flourished and aroma filled my aura.
Essence’s bouquet flowered a thousand ways –
Lavishing delightfully in the fertileness of your flora.
Bountifully, I begin my ascent.
Surrender scent.

Taste taught and flavor fed my craving.
Delicious ate me whole –
Hungrily devoured by your saving.
Biting free of slavery.
Surrender savory.

Hearing housed and ears apprehended all chatter.
Heeding deaf to confusion –
Clarity overheard your whisper and nothing else could matter.
Boldly, all noise drowned.
Surrender sound.

Nothing else to see, say, touch, smell, taste or hear…
Nothing can separate us now –
Nothing manufactured or materially rendered.
I’ve given myself to thee and with bended knees I’ve prayed –
I’ve surrendered.

Blessed, at your expense…

Surrendered Since.

Copyright 2008, Keen, all rights reserved

Three in One by Alyson Hoberecht

A strong, sturdy, restless tree
Yearning to explore,
Cinched tightly by the bounds that be
Strangled at the core.

A strong, sturdy, adventurous tree
Searching for far more,
Open fully to all that could possibly be
Unable to ignore.

A strong, sturdy, blossoming tree
Vibrating highly as I soar,
Abounding in gratitude and love for each of thee
In joyous peace, I adore.

Your Essence isn’t Evanescence

Your Essence isn’t Evanescence…let me tell you how I know why.

Your Essence, dripped out of heaven into my heart,
and trickled down into my existence.
One thought, became one mind, one kind, one love –
your Essence…gift from above.

Your Essence, into me it does breathe,
a feat; no mere mortal could achieve.
So wise, so gentle, so simple, yet so supreme –
your Essence…more real than any illusion or lucid dream.

Your Essence from me will never fade,
in its ocean, I will forever wade.
Ever adore, ever there, ever care, forevermore –
your Essence…that which makes spirits soar.

Your Essence illuminates all life,
into dark worlds filled with strife.
To receive, to live, to give, to savor –
your Essence…all humanity does favor.

Your Essence oh so pure,
broken hearts can it cure.
For victory, for truth, for those who need proof, for glory –
your Essence…that tells love’s life story.

Your Essence with me will forever stay,
needs no further adornment, perfect in every way.
Be yourself, be fair, be there, be everything you are –
your Essence…proof, the truth is not that far.

Your Essence randomly rare,
the universal philosophical answer to my prayer.
Now here, now bright, now right, now not taken for granted –
your Essence… gift in my heart life planted.

Your Essence a bountiful treasure,
exceeds all value, exists without measure.
No separation, no space, no time; none more beautifully sublime –
than your Essence…that which makes you wholly divine.

Copyright 2008, Keen, all rights reserved