Landmark

These poems are inspired after attending the Landmark Forum

 

Shunya

(Nothingness)

 

Waves on the beach. 

                                Forever crashing on the beach,

                                                                                                   Cleaning my marks off the beach,

Allowing me to create anew. 

                                        Waves on the beach.

 

by Bhagwat


This is a great moment !

Nay, Tiz an extraordinary moment !!

For, I am ALIVE !!!

by Bhagwat


Beyond yonder Hill
                                    is,
                                            Heaven !

Umhhhh….

 Nay !!

Heaven is Here and Now !!!

by Bhagwat

 


When I smile,
the world smiles with me. When I cry,
the world cries with me ! For, Tiz but a reflection of ME !!!

by Bhagwat


THE RAIN

The rain: the rain that washes clean!
comes in showers;
free and fresh;
washes clean! 
Fall on me!

Rain: does not ask why;
it just appears. 
Makes new and bright;
washes & cleans. 
Falls so free.

Like the rain: from high above;
it comes in streams. 
Without a thought;
to whosoever
dares to dream. 
Fall on we.

Love the rain: the youth it brings, and new beginnings. 
Cherish its source, for all it is.
Let it flow and;
bless forever. 
Love like rain. 

Wait for rain: accept the droughts;
as only a season. 
Flowers will bloom;
why struggle for reason? 
Fall like rain. 

You can be: like the water;
let love flow. 
Nourish the
world, without trying;
and taste the
fruits of our making. 
And like the rain, wash
them clean. 

 

 

by David Collins

dav_smurf@hotmail.com


Your treasures are your friends

 

Did I say your treasures are your friends?
How could I presume to say such a thing?
How could I presume such a thing?

 

I cannot presume
But let me tell you about my friends
My treasures are my friends
Oh yes they are
My treasures are my friends
Oh yes they are

 

When I wish to look upon my jewels
I find my friends
to glitter in my heart

when I wish to glance upon my diamonds
i seek my friends

when i wish to view my pearls
i look deep into the eyes of my friends

 

because my treasures are my friends

 

They are the gold in the sunshine
the emerald colours of the flowers
the sapphires of light shining through the clouds
the lapis-lazuli of roses blooming in the heart

 

my treasures are my friends

 

They are the gems of infinite beauty
in the spacious account of a million stars

 

My treasures are my friends

 

They are the priceless gift
which the earth gives
to all her children
in love

 

My treasures are my friends

 

they are the heartbeats
of fondness and affection
glowing in the essence
of being

 

My treasures are my friends

 

they are the smile
which the universe smiles
when all her galaxies
are in harmony

 

My treasures are my friends

 

they are the candle
which burns in space
to illuminate the heart of life

 

My treasures are my friends

 

they are my own face
and my own heart
when I am at peace

There is no other treasure I can have
worth the mention
other than the treasure
of my friends

 

The treasure of their love
bestowed on me
surpasses all the treasures of Solomon

 

the treasure of their love
bestowed on me
makes all jewels...

...sand

 

Knowing this,

 

I work for the day
when I can have
6000 million friends
6000 million treasures
to call my friends

I work for the day
when all my treasures everywhere
realise
that they too
are my treasure and my friend

 

I work for the day when you,
who are my treasure and my friend
realise this

 

my treasure
and my friend
my treasure and my friend
my treasure and my friend

 

Ramzi Amine

ramzi.amine@virgin.net


 

Once before the Forum

My life was pretty good...

I also had a little voice always saying should...

"You should be happy Desley
happy and content"

This voice said

"Something’s missing"

And so my life was spent
Trying to reach this something that
dangled out of reach
A carrot that when in my grasp would turn into a peach.

The peach of great fulfilment
Of dreams all fully met.

And then I did the Forum

Have things changed for me?

YOU BET!

Then I did the Forum

I looked at how my life
Was structured and decided
Somewhere between 1 and 5
An added way of being by the time I reached my teens
Because I was so different or that was how it seemed.
At 21 I realised I was really on my own
And this childhood story speaks for me although I’m fully grown.

I’ve learnt about my rackets and how I get results
By being good and clever and by hiding my true thoughts
I’ve discovered I’m a liar and that everyone is wrong
All because I did the Forum I can hear my angry song.

And now the Forum’s finished
My Tuesday nights are free
I try to live the life I love from possibility
I really really got it

I am present to the fact that humans create reasons for every little act
In all that we experience whether old or new

Because we are machines you know and so that’s what we do
We dominate our families and invalidate our friends

and play our winning formula

It never never ends

But the biggest and the largest of the messages for me?

Life’s empty and without meaning

HALLELUJAH AND YIPPEE!

 

Now that I accept this and now to me it’s sound
I can dump all of the baggage I’ve been carrying around
My load is so much lighter as I sail from day to day
Feeling vital and alive in a groovy kind of way

Some days I really get it, some days I really don’t

Some days I really want to, some days I really don’t

I still manage to have pitfalls

I often get confused

My list of incompletions and upsets is unused

I’m always having breakthroughs

Things are still upset

Cause then I did the Forum

Have things changed form me?

YOU BET!

Life was pretty good...

I also had a little voice always same as you !

 

Desley Hatfield

desley1@currantbun.com

 


 

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