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Snapshots of the Soul 

(Ronen's Select Poems)

What is Patience?

Patience is surrender,
to this moment,
and the next,
and to the one that follows.

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A Place

A place of trust,
a place of surrender;
a place of but few,
if any expectations.
 

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This is my oath

I am a Judeo-Christian, Buddha-loving Taoist;
born with bleached black, yellow and red skin.

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Journeys

For the journeys I’ve experienced
and for travels yet to come

I am sitting in a circle
engulfed in the current
There’s a glow flowing through me
Then I just give in

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The Future

The future is out there,
like a horizon covered by early morning fog.
I peer into it,
attempting to identify
shapes in the mist;
yet,
I know I cannot.

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Change

The way of the universe is change.
Change is forever forthcoming.
Walls are a futile attempt to prevent transformations; to hold on to the past.
All that barriers do is build pressure; a damn that will sooner or later give way.
And when the looming collapse occurs,
the damage multiplies; a disastrous flood.

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Meditation

The simple joy
of simply being
alive
in the moment
breathing
in the light.

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Who am I

I am a fixer;
wherever there is a challenge,
asked to address it or not,
my mind busily seeks a solution.

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Floresta; a walk in the forest

Two trees; one still adolescent, the other ancient.
I place my palm, caressing the youngling’s bark;
so smooth, yet a little cold.

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May the light

May the light shine on all beings, living and inanimated;

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