Seize Self-Awareness | Haiku | Short Poem No. 119

seize self-awareness haiku
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Seize Self-Awareness.

The Heart is Most Deceitful.

Forsake Perception.

Kaleidoscope

Chapter 2020. Honestly Self-Aware.

© Jonathan Swift and WritingWithStrangers, 2020, except where noted otherwise. All rights reserved.

Your Kaleidoscope | Short Poem No. 118

your Kaleidoscope
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I’m your kaleidoscope.
I’m always in spiral.
Round and round I go.
Watch my soul do its waltz.

There are things that turn me
– against my will.
And there’s things that turn
– me against my will.

I’m your kaleidoscope,
so just be entertained.
After all, every soul
just wants a claim to fame.

The Waves

Chapter 2020. Honestly Self-Aware.

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The Waves are Rocking Me | Short Poem No. 117

The waves are rocking me
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The waves are rocking me inside their crib.

I’m melancholy. Hazy. Unfocused.

I don’t know me – What I do – What I did.

. . .Don’t even recollect when I penned this.

My conscience says, “Pull yourself together.”

“This isn’t the plan for a man to be.”

“No, he should stand tall and face the weather.”

“Raise the sails, stand helm, and conquer the sea.”

But I’m indifferent and apathetic.

I’m stale and calm – Dull and unmoving.

But I’m okay with being pathetic.

I dissolved my resolve in self-soothing.

Where currents flow, they take me where I go.

And when I’m gone, no one will even know.

Speak

Chapter 2020. Honestly Self-Aware.

© Jonathan Pines and WritingWithStrangers, 2020, except where noted otherwise. All rights reserved.

Speak. . .Is it over? | Short Poem No. 116

Speak. . .Is it over?
Or is it only starting?
Tell me about love. . .

Speak is it over
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. . .As a half-moon halves the dark-azure sky.

Out Here by Myself

© Jonathan Pines and WritingWithStrangers, 2019, except where noted otherwise. All rights reserved.