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Wisdom’s Trails

Where lieth the true essence of wisdom.

Does it just accompany the chronology of age

Simply because the years turn into decades of life.

Is it found through one existence defining experience

Or amid the multitude of challenges encountered during

The phases shaping the course of our fragile mortality.

 

Is it manifest in considered circumspection, probably

Applied in varying degrees to ensuing circumstance and events.

Is it the unique province of a few who then impart it wisely

As revered sages to the expectant seeking its solemn direction.

Or is it a derivative of the collective thoughts, then spoken, or woven

Into bound volumes of scholarly accounts for the edification of many.

 

Could it be, that it is encountered in the calm solitude of the walk

Through the parks and gardens of contemplation, or arises from

Deep within the routine of the communing with the supreme being.

Possibly, it may reveal itself in one of or a combination of these.

Yet, the one who finds wisdom should guard it utmost jealously

For in its midst, is contained the invaluable compass to navigate life.

 

Thus, irrespective of where its imprints are encountered,

When indeed in its time, it attends to your discernment

And commands by its very stature one’s rapt attention

Court it fully, and abide wholeheartedly by its doctrines.

With astuteness, hold firm to its priceless undeniable virtues

To guide your judgement, utterances and all undertakings.

That its essence, may steadfastly illuminate your course

With its sagacious attributes to your enduring benefit.

 

YemilBenjoy ©

 

 

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The Power of Mind

Others, may blindly, not see the priceless essence of your being.
Some may demean and often degrade you because they can.
Others may laugh at the way you speak or read,
Some may chuckle at the way you look or your garments,
And oppress you probably because of your gender,
While others stand by callously, or join in, and
Refuse to come to your rescue or assistance.
As hard as it is, even amid the reign of injustice
Hold your head high and retain your dignity.
Walk away, and if you can’t physically walk away
Even if it is for a moment, transport your mind
Beyond the ugly and focus on the beauty in you,
Which innately, resides in you just because you are you.
Remember always, that the measure of your self-worth
Lives uniquely and marvelously in you and nobody else.
Thus, do not, by your own actions or inaction
Fall prey to their evil machinations intent on
Defining you to your own detriment, no
Do not let them steal your last refuge of hope,
Which is the power of your precious mind, rather
Elevate your being within you and for you
Empower your mind because you must believe in you
And then soar… with the unrestrained power of your mind
Beyond the impediment of the oppression.

YemilBenjoy ©

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Activate The Promise

Have you awoken your dreams lately, and beckoned

Intently to arouse them from their often slumber deep, to

Transform them from the somnolent stage to tenacious form

If not, the hour has but urgently dawned …

To have a forthright conversation with those dreams

Towards, claiming the full potential of their promise,

Stirring them beyond the dormancy of prolonged vagueness,

Henceforth, employing diligent measure, to invest in active industry

To crystallize the reality of resolute and tangible propulsion,

And earnestly, cause them to yield on your behalf, actual dividend.

 

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Possibilties Never End

Indeed, the night is not over till the morning dawns,

Neither, the day complete till its ebbing moments set

And transform into the twilight that descends, and thence

The cycle ensues, for the darkness will yield yet again to light.

Therefore, the entirety of time, doth afford us, but many

Chances to maximize the full  potential of opportunities

That present, even if be, that they simply seem to offer

Just, the ability to recognize and embrace the gift of time,

And then within the scope of the continuous sequence, pledge

To decidedly employ its span to our enduring advantage.

Never Give Up!

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Peace Elusive

Is lasting global peace an intangible imagination

Has it escaped from the grace of earnest promise.

Does it fall through outstretched hands as porous sand

And now assume the solitude of illusion’s barren frame.

Will children forever be ensnared by its anguish deep

And widows wear the sackcloth of ritual lamentation

Over the fatal disintegration of treasured family bonds,

While fatigued fathers curse the endurance of combat.

Will we constantly live with the presence and news of wars

Where the presence of tranquility simply disintegrates into

The strife of bombardment and the barrage of conflict, to

Eclipse the sincere hope of reassuring and lasting concord.

Will the chapters of existence, but only hence sadly recite, the

Steady accompaniment of tragedy and death with hostilities,

As the frequency of catastrophic battle adopts the constancy of time

That all then lie conquered under the flag of helpless surrender.

Has humanity failed in its obligation to avert this course

And will limb, life and blood line the paths to no escape

Where there is no refuge from the ghoulish nightmares

That torture the captive and the apparent free likewise.

Slumber not, ye responsibility of humanity, amid the carnage

Allowing battle’s transgression to perpetuate its will, till harmony

In capitulation hath no recourse, when all cataclysmic occurs

Living none to truly attend to the reconciliation of harmony.

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Where is 2013?

Now that with expectancy we bid welcome to 2014

And resolve with determination to seek and embrace

Our portion of the bountiful promise amid this new year,

Let us not in hasty abandon cast into oblivion the passage of 2013.

For it, likewise came upon us as a new beginning of possibilities and hope.

And though, its moments have forever dissipated into the tunnel of existence.

Yet, within that past, that seems to fade deeply into the recesses of time

Truly elusive, lies unchanging the peaks and valleys of life’s previous course

Traversed within then concrete space, transforming into earned experience

To anchor our future paths with enriched knowledge and cultivated wisdom.

Thus as the new commences, forget ye not the instructive lessons of old

Rather, in its totality, let that year’s long journey, like others past, always

Guide future contemplation and choice towards the bounty embedded

Within the renewed cycle of prospects and horizons of the evolving year.

Thank you 2013.

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Cherish The Times

Cherish each of the moments you live

And live to cherish the moments lived.

For it is but a short time given to all, within which

To embrace the gift in all its dimensions,

And make the best of the precious opportunity.

Rather than squander it in the hopelessness

Of despair and self-doubt, nay don ye the vest of

Steadfast courage and resolve undeterred to

Triumph and soar with the eternal winds of hope

Towards the promise of the fullness of life.

Therefore, my friend, minimize regret . . .

Love life, live free, be kind, and  live well.

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