Friday, December 05, 2008

"You can't preach peace...."

he said. Pacing across my living floor. Soft shoes padding over the dirty leopard skin rug.

Arms up, he did a 180 and turned, sighing, Counselor at law, giving up on his client.... Muttering under his breath...

"and live like this?"

Arms waving now, casting a shadow over my world....

Cats on the bartop, disco light flickering, chewed up flip flops on the floor.....

Cellphone chiming....1-800 messages waiting...

Dirty clothes spilling out of the bathroom closet, the sunshine only shines when I'm not home....

And then he rested his case with Perry Mason words...

"Chaos is not a peaceful place"......





"Choose your peace, friend" I whispered to his shadow.....

18 comments:

eric1313 said...

His tie was probably too tight for enough blood to get into his brain to make a logical thought occur. He calls it chaos but we all call it life. And yours is the most colorful life of anyone I have ever met. Literally!

Oh, Sing, my friend! You have to deal with lawyers? Hoping the best for you and yours.

If you need hugs, sanity, peace and love, you brought it with you, but we'll share what we have as well.

Missed ya, you know.

Peace out

eric1313 said...

And who ever said you were a preacher? You are a dreamer, an artist and a poetess and a friend.

That guy needed many things, but number one was a loose tie and number two was a beer.

Would have solved half his issues. Let him solve the rest!

Maithri said...

And I know
that you will
pay him no mind...

This broken winged
traveller

who has not
yet learned to see...

I went to the ocean
today my friend,

Thought of you...

Theres a beach not
far from me which is almost
always deserted..

I climb down the creaky old steps
and sing my songs to
the wild green water,

Someone told me once

Just before the tide comes in,
Write your worries in the sand

And the ocean
will do the rest...

Sending you my love
and knowing your grace is
sufficient
for every tired day,

With love, Maithri

Justgivemepeace said...

My poeetic, prophetic friend.....Nah, he wasn't an attorney, but with his big well pronunciated language and pedigree blood line....he seemed to think he could put me and my little peasant life on the stand...

But he didn't know the secret, did he? Sometimes, in the midst of Chaos, peace is a butterfly...

Clink!

Oh, Maithri....
And yesterday, in the drizzly gray cold and I looked up at the sky....
an old cardboard canvas hung up to dry...
and remembered that on the other side of the world,
now....
It's summertime...
And alive...
And the water is warm....

And I smiled...
and realized...
My sky is only resting...

Much peace and Love,
Sing

eric1313 said...

I just sat down to my computer as your comment went to the mailbox!

Are you there?

KarmaLennon said...

I find chaos is beauty. And peace means different things to different people. Never let anyone tell you how to live though. Sendin' love your way....

benjibopper said...

this weekend my cousin and her man came for a visit with their three wee ones, to meet our new even wee-er one. chaos ensued, and peace enveloped me.

she said...

you are an enormous talent

a literary genius

have a heart of gold so generous, kind and loving

you are a beautiful person in every way.. so whatever you are doing.. however you live, work, play

it works just fine and should probably be adopted by the larger population

-love how you captured his ignorance here..

love and peace, ~s.

Maithri said...

Dear friend,

Some news and a christmas song to share with you at my place when you get the time.

Holding you in the light,
Blessing your name,

Maithri

Shimmerrings said...

Oh, Sing... do, let your Heart sing, precious Sweet Peas Lady ;)

Sunshine is wherever YOU are... it's just opening one's eyes to see...

I know about chaos, I know that place, well... and sending you Peaceful thoughts and Rainbow dreams, with strength to overcome.

skinnylittlesister said...

I love these words..."Just before the tide comes in,
Write your worries in the sand"

Lol, Sister....who was really preaching here? Besides, we all know that a chaotic appearance doesn't always mean chaos. One look at an authors desk, a childrens' playground or a teachers agenda can prove that ;) ILY

Scott from Oregon said...

It's called "creative chaos"...

It's in the all the books.

Yep. All of them.

Maithri said...

Waving from across the ocean my friend...

Catch the peace,

M

Miss you

eric1313 said...

You are missed greatly. Gonna be moving soon. Very soon. Down to Arkansas. Should be interesting... and I am looking forward to the adventure of living in a new state.

But I do miss your visits. I'm hoping that the depression monster hasn't eaten you as well. I've been chewed up but mercifully, spit back out.

I'm still here.

2 fingers spread in a V.

singleton said...

karma...Bless your heart. I don't often find that Chaos is beauty, but have found, peace in the debris of Chaos....
it is what it is....
And there, in the tattered remains of what could have been, would have been, is sometimes what should have been. JSYK, I've thought about you....even in my disappearing act, I still send you peace~love vibes. I'll get back on track soon and catch up! Much love, Little one!

Benji...Conrats! That's the best kind of chaos! Enjoy it!

She....oh, I've missed you girl! And no, I didn't really capture his ignorance, it captured me! I was blown away.....with wars, and hunger, and homes being whisked away by wayward lenders....who cares about cats on the counter and laundrey hanging from the cieling fans? And still, it goes on and on and on.....
Much love, sweet girl

Shimmerings...i so know you know and more than I ever want to learn. I've listened. Wishing peace and love....in even tiny moments....because they grow....

sweetyskinnysisterlove....
You know, we always have a preacher at the podium.....we just don't always say Amen! I love, love,love you!

Scott.....Ok, now I'm gonna say Amen! Yup,Amen! You are so blasted right!

Maithri....
Yes, I heard you, felt the breeze. Butterflies.....dang they are something else!

Eric....Oh, I wish for you good travels...new adventures...and internet! Depression hasn't gotten me, not to worry! There are too many big bad wolves out there for depression to even have a chance! I don't have time to dance with that....Although a few good spins on some old vinyl might set me in the mood!

Much Peace my friends, and Love....It's the holidays...And a new year waits....

"Let's hope it's a good one"....
JL

eric1313 said...

Merry Christmas my friend.

I miss you so much!

Maithri said...

Merry Christmas Beloved,

To you and yours,

Sending butterflies,

M

singleton said...

Eric...Merry Christmas, Friend. I've missed you too! Wishing you a good one and a New Year, in a New town, blessed! Clink!

Maithri....
The butterflies are here! Heard the wings....
Much love to you sweet friend, and yours....

Merry Christmas boys! Muah!