1/29/14 – Update – Timeless

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“Timeless”

Oh bliss-to be there–
Where no clock ticks,
Where no planet spins,
Where no sun rises or falls.
There is no sound
Just purity of silence,
Purity of sight,
And purity of unrestrained motion.
The universe dances around me!
Life unimaginable surrounds me!
The flow and energy of spirit astounds me!
Oh bliss!-being here!–
Timeless.
Now I am free.
Spirits sing like sparrows.
Planets spin a sacred song.
The universe, the wise conductor,
Weaves a masterpiece of peace.
Oh such sorrow!-back in body–
Why such sorrow in chains?
The sweet melody now drowned out
By the violence and anxious cacophony.
To bring just a hint of such brilliance here,
Would order even these players to sing.
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1/19/14 – Update Sideways Glance

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“Sideways Glance”

Wow!  She looked this way
and her frown became smile!
Just a sideways glance
now frozen in time.
How my anxiety calmed,
And darkness became dawn;
Depression fled to happiness.
Suddenly, I was someone of worth!
Suddenly, I was no longer dirt!
Suddenly, I was given a glance–
and a smile.
Suddenly, as that moment came,
though memory holds tight,
her sideways glance and bright smile
continued on.
Copyright © 2014 John Bentz – Original Poetry

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1/12/14 – Update – Ocean of Life

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Ocean of Life

Chaotic sea with swirling storm
And this boat battered and tossed.
My life replaying before my eyes
As further and further I’m lost.
Thunder shakes and lightning blinds
While wind whips and tears.
There is nothing left to carry me;
I long for someone who cares.
Hope hides as my fight rages on
Against forces far to empowered.
Bones shaking and skin stinging
I know this is my hour.
And just as I fell to the deck
Determined to lie there and die,
There shone a faint light through the storm
Beckoning me to stand and try.
Taking the helm again in this fight
Eyes wide with a new glimmer,
I heaved against power unyielding
To point this wreck toward the light.
Time passed untold through maelstroms’ maw,
My body broken and torn.
At long last the seas seemed to quiet
And I glimpsed the light of new dawn.

 
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12/29/13 Update – Regret

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Regret

A sorrowful
Soul…
Slow sits
Revisiting the regret
 
Each time gets worse
The darkness thickens
Only a pinpoint
light remains
Lost in the
Abyss…

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12/24/13 Update – Tapestry of the Heart

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Heart wide open no words to read
but a tapestry of life woven indeed.
The words are the threads of life,
showing happiness… and strife.
What those beautiful words say to me
is a vibrant life being lived.
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John is one of my most faithful followers on Twitter.  I am proud to introduce him as a guest poet for Whispers of Poetry.

Here is a little something about my newest Guest Poet… John wrote his introduction:

A husband to one, a daddy to two, a friend to many, and forever entwined to the weaving of the universe’s truth, I use poetry and creative writing to untangle the cacophony of emotion within me.  Rhode Island was my birthplace but I now reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Image: We Heart It

Soul Rain

The showers come early sometimes.
Those slow, drenching rains,
Soggy leaves clogging drains,
Earthworms struggling,
Mud sputtering.
Mind swirling,
Blood bubbling,
Soggy eyes staining sheets,
Those long, drawing bleats
of sobbing saturating the soul.
Copyright © 2013 John Bentz – Original Poetry
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