His new white shoes

His new white shoes

Were a pleasure to behold

Why he wore them in the rain

Cannot really be told

They’re trendy. They’re cool

They are all he can be

They show that he’s stylish

They scream, look at me!

 

He dabs with a cloth

And smudges a mark

To keep them spotless

He should have avoided the park

But they’re trendy. They’re cool

They are all he can be

They show that he’s stylish

Give him his ID

 

In the swell of the crowd

His toes feel the squeeze

People walking, not looking

Fill his shoes with unease

But they’re trendy. They’re cool

They are all he can be

They show that he’s stylish

A true wannabe

 

Arriving where he’s going

He looks to the floor

And sees that his new shoes

Are not white anymore

But they’re trendy. They’re cool

They are all he can be

They show that he’s stylish

That he’s a fashion devotee

Goodbye ego

As I started to remove my mind’s eye from its hold

I would take a deep breath, to keep myself bold

Stay present. I told myself. Observe all your thoughts

Find your cowardly ego; it won’t want to be caught

 

It’s played tricks on my heart and tricks on my soul

And at times it felt like it had taken control

Yet my spirit held fast, never giving an inch

And slowly my ego, it did feel the pinch

 

I knew it was time for me to help it along

Told it, ‘you are not welcome; no longer belong’

It tried to dig deep, create chaos in my head

It tried to hold me back, and fill me with dread

 

It tried to tell lies to my being and mind set

It tried to keep my feelings of love in its debt

But I was wise to its antics, its slight turn of phrase

So I stopped paying it attention; removed myself from its gaze

 

It tried to get my attention, every which way

Tried to pin me to my past, just to have its own say

It’s days were numbered you see, I recognised a foe

And without my consent, it was not free to grow

Limitless

Don’t be held back by old programming or fear

Have a deep knowing, allow your Spirit to steer

Know that others can never tell you your truth

Don’t buy into society’s obsession with youth

 

Be kind to yourself, let your self-love grow strong

You’ll discover uniqueness, shine out from the throng

Too many people just look and don’t see

Without heartfelt gratitude, you’ll never be free

 

Make amends to yourself, don’t judge your mistakes

To travel that road only causes heartache

Feel your power, the ground under your feet

Step into potential as you turn over the sheet

 

We are limitless, it’s true! I don’t tell a lie

The Universe will always look you in the eye

It only requires an honest leap of faith

It is not your ego that makes you feel safe

Rain

Water unleashed from clouds

Single droplets vying for position

Liquid colliding and merging

Chattering noisily over one another

Catching their breath on oxygen’s news

Determined to dampen

To soak to the skin

To cleanse us of ourselves

Full of promise

Full of intention

Splashing lavishly on life