“Clean As You Go” (poem / poetry)

When I put my foot down, it disturbs the dust,
I take a step forward and almost trip up,
It’s blocking my exit, I can’t get away,
I guess I must face and accept this decay.

For a long time now, I’ve acted oblivious,
Let problems pile up, now their scale is ridiculous,
They’ll be no more sweeping stuff under the rug,
From now on I’ll face things head on, and clean up.

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For those of you in the restaurant industry, you may well have already heard of the term that forms the title of this poem, for those of you who are not in the know, the method of the same name basically ensures that mess doesn’t build up, that they don’t run out of clean cooking implements, crockery or utensils, and that surfaces remain hygienic.

This process also bodes well in life, as I’m sure we’ve all had moments when our negligence in matters that required our attention, eventually made for a much harsher outcome, when we were finally left with no alternative but to address them.

If we all acknowledged and began to process things in the short term, such as our emotions; pending tasks; debt; bad habits that negatively impact on our health or loved ones; obstacles; ignorance; fear; foolish pride; and other harmful issues; this world would be a much better, more united and less turbulent place.

Here’s to being proactive; openminded; less judgemental and fearful; more open and honest; more loving; more understanding and compassionate… here’s to a brighter future for us all.

Love and Respect always,

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“Napalm Nights” (poem / poetry)

It’s so hot tonight, I can’t get to sleep,
I’m roasting, and there is like, no natural breeze,
The windows are open, the fan’s on too, honest,
But this humidity’s like a rainforest!

I’d love to sleep starkers on top of the bedding,
But someone might see me, which I’d be regretting,
It’s way too risky, I’ll just have to suffer,
Damn you Sunshine! …you’re lucky I love ya!

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Super hot and humid nights, pain in the bum… nuff said!

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“Where You Please” (poem / poetry)

I envy you, Ambassador Leaf of One Tree,
As I stare out my window, you dance right past me,
Yes, you’re estranged from your humble beginnings,
Yet, it seems like your freedom and fun have no limits.

You have no guidelines, or conditions of passage,
Nobody treating you like you can’t manage,
I can join you briefly, if I’m exercising,
But I yearn to just travel, no reason, or timing.

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Can you remember when the World was your adventure oyster? When your travel opportunities were limited only by your free time, finances and other obligations… when you could choose to go and explore a continent, should you wish, making plans on the fly, if you chose to.

I have been lucky enough to visit many a destination on many a continent, so having a sense of the potential mysteries and wonders I have yet to explore, only serves to make our current restrictions in movement all the more frustrating for me. I long to be free to roam wherever and whenever I please, once again.

Who else is getting a bad case of “explorer’s twitch” right now, or is it just me?!

Also, which places do you recommend me and my family of six exploring, once we’re able to?

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“Good Investment” (poem / poetry)

Thank you for telling me that I inspire you,

But don’t get it twisted, I have problems too,

Challenges I wrestle with every day,

Flaws and faults I try my best to embrace.

Nobody’s perfect, despite how they stand,

It’s about finding peace, the best way that you can,

Invest in accepting and loving yourself,

And when you’re in a good place, give others help.

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On the whole, we are worthy of much more than we give ourselves credit for, as we make comparisons with our view of others. Some of us mistake someone’s ego for their worth, and in contrast, their worth for ego.

We tend to undersell our own value initially, but once you start to unearth your inner truths and show yourself unconditional love and acceptance, things get interesting.

We become more insightful, compassionate and peaceful individuals, and this begins to unfold in our every day relationships and interactions, with us innately spreading good deeds and good vibes. This has a knock on effect in the lives of others too, and so it grows, and grows, and grows.

That sounds like a wonderful way to invest our time and efforts, to me!

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