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The Songbird

The Songbird
Location
Ohio, USA
Birthday
August 22
Title
Linguist
Bio
I am a mechanical bird. I fly, dive, and flutter about things, curious, ... yet -- I am but a machine. I am the product of the times I came into. All is mechanical. My clockwork works - exactly. You can see by the meter of my words that something is precise about me. I know not why; I am not the Originator of these things. They only come to me. They tick, or they whirr, or they may, by chance, chime. No matter - I hear, and respond to them. I myself am quite delighted by these Missives that come my way, and my dearest love is the language I came in with, English. It isn't the words themselves; more - it is the very capability of being able to iterate what I have been given to feel.

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SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 8:36PM

Skin

 
Tlingit Man, The Closed Eyes, Now Open
 
SKIN

i want you to be the One
i want you to be the one that i won.
over my checkered past,
and who i became,
because i know in heart you are the same.

we had to fight to stay independent,
and we made our lives by the force of what we/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 1:16AM

Lockstep

This was an anniversary piece.
It was not intended for everyone.
It was only there for the day,
September 27,
as a remembrance of a grand love.
 
Sweet. 
SEPTEMBER 25, 2011 11:28AM

Precision

 
Eagle Of Honor
 
 
 PRECISION

i remember when i was lost.
it’s been some .. time since i’ve seen it.
but now i am reminded of it again,
because i know .. some others who’ve also been it.

i see them mired, tired, bereft.
in minutae of moments, afraid to be alone.
and i know/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 1:44PM

Agreement Quatro: Always Do Your Best

 

Kukulcan Supreme God Of Resurrection & Reincarnation

 AGREEMENT QUATRO:
~ ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST ~

There is just one more Agreement, but it’s the one that allows the other three to become deeply ingrained habits.  The fourth agreement is about the action of the first three:  Always Do Your Best.


Under any circumstances/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 1:49AM

Resonance

 
Into Your Own Soul
 
 

RESONANCE

 
i wanted so to know you more,
embrace.
the resonance,
the yielding,
finding place.
where the vow of honesty
had its tender begin.
i was receiver to your words
and gestures;
you let me in.
the little things you imparted,
so strong, so brave.
you told me of your ta/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 5:54PM

Agreement Tres: Don't Make Assumptions

 
The Two Heads of Assumption
 

 AGREEMENT TRES:

~ DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS ~


Find the courage to ask questions
and to express what you really want.  
Communicate with others as clearly as you can
to avoid misunderstandings,
sadness, and drama.  
 
 
We have the tendency to make… Read full post »
 
El Tunal con el Aguila que Hallaron en la Laguna
 
AGREEMENT DOS:

~ DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY ~


The three ensuing Agreements are really borne of the first,
to Be Impeccable With Your Word, and the second is
Don’t Take Anything Personally.


What ever happens around you, don’t take it personally. /…

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SEPTEMBER 4, 2011 3:21AM

Maybe

 
Maybe I Will
 
MAYBE

letting go is a strangeness of place,
for it attunes you to what you held inside.
you know there are pieces you wanted to keep,
but that’s hard behind wounded pride.

when you love someone and you reach to them,
you only want to be embraced.
so if you’re put on hold/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 3, 2011 10:11AM

Tides

 
Love's Tides
 
TIDES

you are a Respite,
you are a Salve,
you soothe the bruises inside
left there by the hits,
the wreckage, the shit;
those attempts made
on my Life.
you are a Calm,
you are a Warm,
i revel in your love of women.
you emanate Kind,
you project love of Life,
and in that Secret i too/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 1:18PM

The Silence

 
My Soul - by Mariposa Obscura
 
THE SILENCE

maybe all i can ever give you back
is your exquisite acknowledgement of Me.
you touched me once, and that was enough,
i knew in that touch, release.

someone knew my wounds, my scars,
because he had the same of his own,
not so easy to speak of,
but in a touch,/… Read full post »
 
Shh!Angel
 
THE FIRST AGREEMENT:

~ BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD ~


Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using the Word to speak against your Self,
or to gossip about Others.
Use the power of your Word in the direction
of Truth and Love.

*/
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Quetzalcoatl-Toltec God Of Intelligence & Self-Reflection
Quetzalcoatl - Toltec God of Intelligence 
and Self-Reflection
 

THE TOLTEC


Thousands of years ago, the Toltec were known throughout southern Mexico as “women and men of knowledge.”

Anthropologists have spoken of the Toltec as a nation or a race, but, in fact, t/… Read full post »
 
1964-Homage du Magritte
 
 

ALERTS TO THREATS IN 2011 EUROPE :

By JOHN CLEESE

The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide." The only two higher levels in France are "Collaborate" and "Surrender." The rise was/… Read full post »
AUGUST 25, 2011 2:47PM

Severe

 
The Mask Of The Victor
 
 
SEVERE

How much does anyone know their limits,
until they are confronted with them?
And how many locks can you jimmy,
by simply enticing you to come in?

How many masks has each of us worn,
in our endeavor to know each other?
And do we even count those presented ..
asking someon/… Read full post »
AUGUST 21, 2011 3:05PM

To The Four Agreements.

 
A God, Found in L
 
 
TO THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

To “Be Impeccable With Your Word,”
only requires speaking the True.
and it will never be the same for another,
so never fear speaking your own You.

“Don’t Take Anything Personally,”
for other’s dealings are simply th/… Read full post »
AUGUST 18, 2011 4:12PM

The Feminine

 
Xochiquetzal de Flora
 
 
THE FEMININE

I find my way through Deities,
Goddesses of nations and beliefs that are told.
and I always begin by going for the throat --
how are the women treated, if I may be so bold?

I find similarites through out time,
the women are usually the lynchpin to life
but/… Read full post »
AUGUST 15, 2011 10:13AM

The Atlanteans

 
Atlantean Portrait
 
THE ATLANTEANS

Warm, the colors of the Peoples
of the equatorial band.
The varied Races,
to my mind,
sprang forth in this central ring,
‘round Earth,
the Atlanteans, I call them.
The pale Yellow people,
who live in airy bluffs,
and the Redder ones,
akin to the clay sand.
Darker, t/… Read full post »
AUGUST 3, 2011 5:00PM

Ethic

 
 
Edward Hopper - Portrait of Jo
 
 
ETHIC
 
i hate to admit that i’m struggling
because i’m doing all i can.
but i still feel like a dust-bowl farmer,
just trying to hold on to my land.

the fact of my country is fading;
the ethic i grew/… Read full post »
AUGUST 1, 2011 5:00AM

Forthcoming: (On Discernment)

 
Discernment
 
 
FORTHCOMING:
(On Discernment)

have i given you reason to fear me
by the things that come out of my mouth?
do you quake at the thought of relinquishing
the familiar of your stumblings and doubts?

i can only recognize you, my sweet friend
i can’t be inside your skin.
but some/… Read full post »
JULY 30, 2011 11:18AM

Intentions

 
Skin Deep
 
 
INTENTIONS

there is nothing verbal between us now;
no glue, and no cement.
oh, sometimes you spoke, and i listened,
but i only heard your intent.

a strange thing happens in insanity,
you survive by ouncing down
what people who try you play you
are trying to get around.

so the/… Read full post »
JULY 27, 2011 3:01AM

Through These Eyes

 
Through These Eyes
 
 
THROUGH THESE EYES

i don’t think i was the one driven to distraction.
i don’t think i was the one to stop interaction.
in fact, my action was laid on the table;
i spoke my piece, said what i was able.

but i was met with a reprimand.
i was/… Read full post »
JULY 22, 2011 8:37PM

We And Us

 
The Promise
 
WE AND US
 
Powerful words are We and Us,
often said glibly, life wrapped in trust.
A couple is a unit, and more than enough
when a he and a she are thusly summed up.

And the words were mine, throughout my life,
there was always/… Read full post »
JULY 18, 2011 10:08PM

Swallow

 
The Swallow
 
 
SWALLOW

i saw the Deevil the other day -
i recognized his tattoo
he thought he was obscured to me;
didn’t know that i knew.

it’s ancient, and it’s well-known,
but only in circles that have contact,
the ones that summon, believing or not,
his likeness, his pre/… Read full post »
JULY 17, 2011 11:28PM

Future Shock

 
Tragic Magic
 
 
FUTURE SHOCK

Met this chick in the bakery,
      not knowing
  I’s already connected with her sister,
       the social hostess
               /… Read full post »
JULY 17, 2011 12:45PM

Crossroads

 
  Crossroads
 
CROSSROADS

a day came that dawned with questions,
questions about how to sustain
across a distance of mileage,
when inside we are so the same.

the instant jump to “let’s have it!” -
led to dovetailing days and nights,
we seemed to intuit each other,
the same vi/… Read full post »