A Tryst with Trust

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Did I ever
Live in a room
Without any locks
Breathe without
Any shocks
Without listening
Make noise
And burst
Bare-arsed naked
First
Into this world
With no shame
And no name
To put the dot
On what
In innocence
I forgot to be…

©K Barr

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Trust of Self

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The things
You fear to lose
Are dross
Just those
You need
No longer ‘cos
It’s love that’s strong
You make forever
Stays with you
This give and take
Of trust you choose
To build can
Never take a fall
You will withstand
More than you think
To feel your way ahead
You go into the
Never knowing
Peer into the
Not quite seeing
Visions safe within
The yet to be
You find the truth
Which sets you free
When instantly your being
You and me
I’m being me…

©K barr

Facing the Wall

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Turn away
From walls you face
The heart let go
To stone too easily
Can crack and break
In to a million shards
Which scatter pieces
Of yourself fall under foot
So vulnerable to stealth and
Further harm instead
Keep breathing
Life into what feels
To be an empty shell
Believe your strength
Is found in weakness
Not in power
The hour of becoming
Often burns with tenderness
So frail your fragile
Hope will rally
Courage is a thing
We cannot carry
Cannot own we only
Have the way the way we’ve been
And make our fate is not
What’s seen and got
All that is there
Is more you care
Enough to face a wall
Now face yourself
You can forestall
Your choice of view
Need not be all
Dead ends the road
We walk can be much richer
Than the road that’s trod
We’re not just clod and clay
We are the breath
The breathing
Might and may
We too can have
A say I say
That walls are lonely
Things to see
And to erect
‘tween you and me
Landscapes are things
We can elect
To see around
So turn be found
Be free
To walk as you
Would walk alongside
Me…

©K Barr

To Heal…

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Let me whisper how
Your healing grows
You know your knowing
Knows
Your kernel
Core has more
And more than you
Can ever dream
To hold your holding
Is your emptiness
Of things let me
Impress what seems
Is meaningless
Unless you grow
To follow in
The only thread
You sew
Your truth to flow
Your grace is this
The rest is just
The things that will not last
The future past
Is never with your now
This is your gap
Your how
The grasp of that
Which keeps
You tied to crap
Let go
You know
Your so
Your healing
Trust is just
This inner
Seed you grow
Your knowing
Kernal core
Holds more
Than you can ever dream
Your seem is not
What you’re here for
Your more and more
So own such things
Of Self you are your
Lore of letting be
Yourself in motion
Set to be there’s
Ever more your meaning
Wealth is never yore
Your feeling free
Your song unchained
Unwrit is yet
You write your self
You get to be
Your right
To heal is here
You see
Your sight
Is never blind
They say that love is
I say kind
Your kindred soul
Unwinds
You spin your destiny
With me we’re
This and this
We are the spinning earth
Our girth is wide
Enough to hold
Ourselves so green and
Blue we grow in to
What is to be
Become the light
That is our hope
We are our only home
We never left
So rest for life
Is not a test
Our sleep is best
When we’re awake
In wonder at the rate
We heal so feel
Complete within
The incompletion
We have all
There’s no depletion
We secrete ourselves
The substance heals
This healing’s easy
Comes so naturally
No mystery
Just actually occurs
And to concur
I leave you with
What has begun
Your Self…

©K Barr

Precipice

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Standing on the precipice
I don’t look down
I raise my eyes
Into the oceans
Of the skies
The stars that fly
The clouds that stalk
Within its waves
I walk across the precipice
Of days
I swim in air
I cannot drown
Nor fall
In this rich buoyancy
Enthrals I reach
The other side
I never died
I swum I flew
Simply put
I grew…

©K Barr

Winter of the Soul

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Cold
When energy
Contracts
All acts
A necessary force of will
Retreat is pleading
Needing still
No movement to conserve
A hope for future
In reserve
All bids for living
Frozen hard
For spirits slumber
Deep and memories of warmth
That passed
Are all the food for dreams
We have to keep us safe…

©K Barr