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Lessons on Madness and Flow

Today’s PAD challenge was to write an instructional poem.
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Lessons on Madness and Flow

Rolling back, go gentle,
pray with the blackbirds
as they scatter to the soft

trees, trees bending graciously
with bright air, and remember
the leaves are moving for you,

so move with them and when
particles of evil come after you
fast and hard, duck down on a

slight bend and feel the energy
as yours, and if someone greets
you, smile at the beauty of being

there and remember those knives
from people who don’t know you
are false, and dig with integrity

to live as you wish, and this I tell
myself, each day, trying to be
the man I want to be someday.

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  1. #1 by Carl D'Agostino on April 11, 2013 - 7:54 am

    Yeah, gotta go with the flow as the Tao teaches. It is wisdom but stinks of absolvement from responsibility which is variable in western philosophy and Christian thinking. Ain’t goin’ wid no flow if its leads to an evil destination and may have to row against the flow if the same destination is apparent. The wisdom is in knowing the difference. Yeah, right. This alleged wisdom ain’t in no playbook. I spoze we must design our own. “slight bend and feel the energy
    as yours”, I think we can ally ourselves to it but must remain the source of our own energy and finds ways to fuel it.

    Well this is enough and you have given me my thinking assignment for the day so now I return to my comfort zone and redraw silly cartoons. Regards.

    • #2 by Carl on April 29, 2013 - 1:48 pm

      I’m grateful to you for sharing your thoughts.

  2. #3 by clinock on April 19, 2013 - 1:10 am

    “dig with integrity to live as you wish”, yes, this line and the whole poem is stitched with truth and wisdom – thank you Carl…

    • #4 by Carl on April 29, 2013 - 2:01 pm

      Thank you, John. I’m grateful if I can can put down some truth on the paper.

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