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Like a pauper

Fight like a pauper
But be gracious as a King,
When you win.
Spend like a pauper
But give to others like a King.
Serve others like a pauper
They are Kings and Queens too.
Do family fun like the Dutch,
In a Jan Steen painting.
Work hard like a pauper
Harder than any King
Make love like a pauper
And treat her like your Queen

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Even-tempered lady

How long will it take?
to make you flip,
Even-tempered lady.
Maybe I’ll flip you and
disturb the waters.

How can you be so?
In such crazy bonkers times,
With this abrasive brown man
Awaiting reactions to occur.
I rub you up the wrong way.

But before embers can smoulder,
I need to see if a fire exists,
Nestled underwires.
Right now I feel your no heat.
Even-tempered lady has got no spark.

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Stand together

More innocent people died,
Can’t stop thinking why.
What was really achieved
Apart from universal sadness.

Now the fuels feeding fires,
And the eyes look at me,
They look with curiousity.
As I follow the same routes.

Everyone’s hurting because
Of a few with no mind of their own.
Everyone should have the power,
To stop these things happening.

Let’s stand together.
Not apart!
Together like our lands once were,
Before the nature divided them.

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Pierre didn’t care

Like Pierre,
The little French boy,
Sometimes, I don’t care.

I don’t care for humous,
Popcorn, peas and blue cheese,
To name a few needless nouns.

I don’t care about new fads,
Still stuck in old ones,
Blind to them all.

I am aware that to care
For everything
Is not possible.

If you holding a baby,
Then you sure as hell
Better take some care!

Unlike little French Pierre,
In the cautionary tale.
I was not eaten by a lion!
Relax, it’s ok, he survived!

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Karma Coach

What a huge change
Since I last got on
This smelly coach
With its cigarette smell.
Before I felt my nerves,
Now I’ve got sensations.
I let them all be,
As now I just observe.
I’m sitting next to Nuno again,
But you don’t know him.
He’s a happier man,
Since he found vipassana.
We met on day zero,
Now it’s day eleven.

Time for the karma coach
To take us back home
To a new world,
With a new US president
And an equanimous new me.
There is no better method
Than taking the Karma Coach.

(Day 11 of a meditation course, poem 12/12 in this series. See introduction.)

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Version 2.0

Yes it’s finally here!
About bloody time too.
The upgrade is happening
Over the air.
Under and through it too.

Some long needed fixes,
For the long-standing bugs,
No more system glitches.
Productivity and progress.
That’s what 2.0 should be called.

Shiny new interface,
Slimmer slick design.
Extra added compassion
And some empathy too.
A fresher, cleaner, purer interface just arrived.

Time to test this new version.
Who wants a play?

(Day 10 of a meditation course, poem 11/12 in this series. See introduction.)

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E for Equanimity

All the lads on row E,
Made it until the end.
We felt each others movements,
Heard each others breaths,
Knew each others names,
Without using them once.

All the other rows,
Had at least one person leave.
In front and behind,
Are where empty spots emerged.
I felt determination,
From outside my own skin,
I saw the walk of my friends,
In the circuit of the fields.

Friends, comrades and colleagues
are now just memories
but for those 10 days
they were a force.
That’s why on Row E,
E stood for Equanimity.
We stayed and we coped,
with calmness and composure.
Until the last day.

(Day 9 of a meditation course, poem 10/12 in this series. See introduction.)

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