Monthly Archives: October 2012

On Dispensing Treats at Halloween

How hard is it

To disregard sugar rich chocolate treats

Near the front door

 

Hard

Damned hard

For a recovering chocoholic

 

Nuts and seeds

Fill in

Second stringers off the bench

Playing over their heads

 

Thump

Thump

Thump

Another knock

 

Thanks god, another handful depleted

 

Take more

 

Leave me no temptations

 

But then again

 

A test of resolve

 

Is a test worth taking

If I can overcome that

I might be able to overcome

Other foibles

 

Weaknesses

 

Flaws

 

And seek redemption

In your love

 

David Trudel  ©  2012

 

 

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Circular Moment

The future will take care of itself

Because it already has

There is only one now

Here

This moment

 

Philosophers and scientists agree

That times true nature is not linear

But circular

Past, present and future co-existing

Now

 

So I will say/say/said

I love you

I love you circularly; past, present and future

Multi-dimensionally

Cosmically

Beyond conformance with local norms

Confounding expectations

Disregarding nervous arbiters of false reality

Slipping through perceived constraints

Of mortal paradigms

Reaching celestial heights

And within this love

Discover the divine

 

 

David Trudel   ©  2012

 

 

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Not Quite Right

Had an appointment

With happiness

A sure thing

Predictable

But was dissed

Instead

 

David Trudel  ©  2012

 

 

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Epic Tales

Epic tales

Worthy of the name

Come with long odds

Labors

Storms

Battles

Evil sorcerers

 

There’s always ambiguity to contend with

Hidden pathways

Leading to hidden treasures

 

Setbacks

Adding dramatic tension

 

Turbulence

To shake things up

 

Yet, a thread of hope

Weaves throughout the tale

 

Persistence

Turns the tide

 

Deeds are done

Villains overcome

 

Conclusion follows with a triumph

That tickertapes from the Field of Mars

Through Caesar’s Rome

All the way to

Home

 

 

David Trudel  © 2012

 

 

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Extreme weather

Is it just me or does anyone feel that there is something missing in the messages of concern regarding the super storm clobbering the eastern seaboard? I’m thinking particularly about the presidential campaign and the issue of climate change. I mean we’ve had wildfires and drought, tornados and floods of biblical proportions over the past few years yet everybody just seems to want to turn a blind eye and cross their fingers and hope it doesn’t happen again.  Isn’t it time that mainstream corporate America, and the powers behind the candidates, finally admit that climate change is indeed real, that weather events like this one are going to become more and more frequent and even more intense in the future. Shouldn’t we be mitigating the worst of the potential risks now, before the very infrastructure of our civilization is damaged or destroyed?

 

 

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Extra-terrestrials

Speculative wonderers

Search the skies

Looking for starlight companions

Precursors

 

Yet, perhaps those UFOs

Chariots of gods and goddesses

Aren’t from some distant planet at all

But from a different time

Simply human after all

Slipping through time

Unburdened by the linearity commanded by Cronos

Who was slain, after all

Eons ago

 

Or following another line of thought

Notice the similarity between star maps

And our own inner space

Maybe we are part of infinite chain of beings

Nesting Russian dolls

Leading inward

Leading outward

To a platonic ideal

Of twelve companions

Sharing an infinity together

Outside of what we know of time and space

Staving off boredom

Through observing the complexity of life

Human struggles

To them

We are the night’s show

Just part of the multi-channeled universe

 

 

David Trudel  ©  2012

 

 

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