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Dimitrie Cantemir

Friendship is the soul's voluntary imprisonment in a stranger's body.

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The Soul I Once Chose To Keep Away

Your love has been so very bountiful,
And with it you have never failed me;
My recompense for same was surely doubtful
As I was overcome with fear, and failed thee.
I have grown so much and in so many ways
Since my regrettable failure, to which I look back
With both sorrow and regret on so many days;
From the depths of my most profound loss, I took back
Control over the demons which caused me to doubt you-
And now, I know I may not truly 'live', without you;
You are needed, as flowers need the rain-
Without you, there exists only heartache and pain,
At the realization that trepidation cost me so many years;
Never again shall I live, subject to my fears-
For that is not life at all, it is a failure to live:
A heart is not alive if there is a failure to give
It away to its mate, when its mate is found;
A soul that dwells is this way, is bound
In chains, just as a prisoner, interred;
To live in this way, where a soul's wither is inferred
Is akin to a voluntary death sentence.
I refuse to continue to serve such penance,
For the sake of a fear, long-sice defeated;
The mistakes of my past shall never again be repeated;
To not reward your love with unabashed love in return
Is surely one-one for which I hope to one day earn
Both redemption and a second chance-
At a once-inspired, yet all-too-brief romance.
God-willing, this will come to be, one day,
And I will consort again, with the soul I once chose to keep away!

-Maurice Harris,6 September 2011

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Prints On The Soul

Life prints
Words on the soul
So we can share them
With the world

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Nourish The Soul

The knowledge needs reward for the soul to nourish,
Many ideas confound me, never to abolish.

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The soul shows

A flame shows you the lamp.
A lamp cannot show you the flame.
The soul only shows the body.
13.05.2007

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Distillation Testing Of The Soul

emotions experienced in the heart
distilled through testing of the soul
provide touchstone heightened focus


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The Soul Breaks

THE SOUL BREAKS

The soul breaks.
Time breaks.
Everything we are breaks.
Nothing is always as it should be forever.
God.

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The Metaphor of Poetry/Meets The Mysteries Of The Soul

THE METAPHOR OF POETRY

The metaphor of poetry
Meets the mysteries of the soul
And wakes us in words
To worlds of wonder.

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A Side To The Soul

Love says sorry for some of us,
Affairs of the soul are like a bus.
Love’s message is simpler than plain,
It revolves around the big bang and brain.

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The fate of the soul

The soul must be senseless
When it is liberated.
Could it then sense
The pleasure of heavens
Or the pain of hells?
Why are you for an eternity?
04.04.2005

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CAN i TOUCH THE SOUL OF HEAVEN?

Can I touch the soul of heaven here at home?
Is it ok if I touch the soul of heaven at home with my bare hands?
Do I need to touch the soul of heaven at home with gloves?

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Handfull Of Air Is The Soul

A hand-full of air
Pumped in
Inflating
To life ……
Leaked!
The air
Is out
Deflated
To death.

The difference of
Life and non-life
No one can create
None can control
People say, it is the soul

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Emily Dickinson

To own the Art within the Soul

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To own the Art within the Soul
The Soul to entertain
With Silence as a Company
And Festival maintain

Is an unfurnished Circumstance
Possession is to One
As an Estate perpetual
Or a reduceless Mine.

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Why Does This Body Negate The Soul?

it is simple
this sorrow is caused by a body that does not
follow the divine instructions of the soul

you blame it sometimes
but it knows its answer
it cannot follow the dictates of one
who is not its master

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Emily Dickinson

The Soul that hath a Guest

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The Soul that hath a Guest
Doth seldom go abroad—
Diviner Crowd at Home—
Obliterate the need—

And Courtesy forbid
A Host's departure when
Upon Himself be visiting
The Emperor of Men—

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Emily Dickinson

The Soul unto itself (683)

The Soul unto itself
Is an imperial friend --
Or the most agonizing Spy --
An Enemy -- could send --

Secure against its own --
No treason it can fear --
Itself -- its Sovereign -- of itself
The Soul should stand in Awe --

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You Have The Soul Into Your Words

you may have the soul
into your words
you may have the oil
and the canvass and the
shapes and forms
to immortalize
what have you

something
for posterity for your immortality

but what use
is posterity
what use is this immortality?

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Emily Dickinson

The Soul's distinct connection

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The Soul's distinct connection
With immortality
Is best disclosed by Danger
Or quick Calamity—

As Lightning on a Landscape
Exhibits Sheets of Place—
Not yet suspected—but for Flash—
And Click—and Suddenness.

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Bathe the soul

Take steps to correct things
You had done wrong in the past.
Take steps to atone for the miseries
You had put people through.
Sit alone and weep and repent
If it is impossible to do so.
Bathe the soul and remove the dirt
Before you give send of to it..
12.08.2011

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The Poem Is The Feeling Of The Soul

THE POEM IS THE FEELING OF THE SOUL

The poem is the feeling of the soul
Told in the language
Of the deepest beauty.

Even a troubled soul
May have a song
And Darkness find light
In a few words.

Oh music oh life oh loneliness oh fear
What will be?
God help me.

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In Washington friendship follows the wind

In Washington friendship follows the wind
Its course steady as an earthquake
One fault line exposes all the sticks
Shuffling new backroom handshakes

Integrity blows like gale in the east
Succumbing to its own decay
Revealing the only constants deceit
A Machiavellian parade

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