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Seeking Peace

Updated on April 9, 2011

Seeking peace I breathe  
A simple meditation 
"In...  
out ... 
"  
The rush of life 
Loud around me 
Fades into a warm 
Dark 
room 
My womb 


Bathed in golden light 
Noise of passage 
Accepted and dismissed 
Thoughts cease 
Except for 
“In… 
… out … “ 


And then 

A face breaks 
The surface of my peace 
With a furrowed brow 


“I want death” 


He says 
Terrified and angry 
Sorry he came 
Feeling short-changed 


“I love you,” 

I respond 
He sinks back 
To sullen silence 
“In… 
… out …”  


My love surrounds him 
He becomes part 
Of the whole 

The cooperative 
That is me 

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    • Sally's Trove profile image

      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      I like to say that the most illuminating conversations I have are with me, myself, and I. Now I will try on a new word to describe us.

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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      I like that! :)

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      Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Wonderful! HP has once again neglected me to send an e-mail with a list of hubs by my favorites (another glitch), so I have to go prospecting yet again. Well done!

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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      Their glitch is my gain today. Thank you, Genna!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Peace brother man!

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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      And to you as well, Micky Dee.

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      You always inspire me to do better with my meditation. Loved this!

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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      I have found parallels to this experience in Alan Lew's work. A couple of his books: "Be Still and Get Going" and "One God Clapping."

      Thank you!

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      A simple in and out, mediation does that for many. Find the inner being within and focus on it, take deep breaths and in and out...loved this, nicely done Sir.

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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      Thank you, Saddlerider!

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      I am at the moment reading Soul On The Street by William Roache from Coronation Street and this poem reminds me of the gist in this book.

      You are a great writer and I look forward to sharing many more hubs with you.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

    Passing Cloud

    When the cloud passes
    Across the sun
    The cold wind whistles
    Through me
    Experiencing alone
    Slap and caress of place
    Praise and rebuke of time
    Chill traversing my body
    Like darkness
    Crossing the moon
    My imagination
    Crossing the room
    At the edge of cloud
    Bright white light
    Darkness
    A chill
    And then
    Sun
    Warming
    Again

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