Journey’s, Then, Now and To Be 2019-022

                                                Journey’s, Then, Now and To Be  2019-022

Our journey of life in the past is what it was, and will remain forever more, history. What we did, we did and nothing can change this fact. Our memories of then are what we keep, even if some of them we might want to forget.

We can cherish the good thoughts, the happy ones and relish in the rethinking of them now. The bad thoughts could be forgotten and allowed to dissolve if we allow them to do so; nothing wrong there!!!!

Then, can the “Now” journey be to our benefit? The” Then” episodes of our life can be a teaching tool to guide us on our “Now” journey.

By allowing ourselves to learn from the “Past”, maybe we can cope with today’s trials and tribulations better.  “Then” comes the “To Be” part of our lives an what we do “Now” might just dictate what will the “To Be” part of our lives — Good or Bad!!!!

We had choices before and acted on them and today we continue to live with our decisions then. The same goes for what we do now that will determine on what it will be in the future— our choice again!!!!

Yesterday is over, so get over it!!!!  Today we are in the process of life now, so do something about it!!!!  Make tomorrow succeed in our goals we make today and improve on it!!!!

It is sometimes hard to forget the past and make a change for today.  Acting now on doing things to make the next day better is within our power hopefully.

It is too EASY to make excuses of “why” because of the past and sometimes harder to make today different, but it is within our scope to have tomorrow more tolerable than what we did then and what we do now!!!

I am going to try and encourage you to give it a go, and I also, find things are sometimes difficult to follow through, but that is life..  So be it…

 

Peace,
Den Betts
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Life’s Inspirations 2019-21

To be inspired in any way, by something, is a great thing to happen and hopefully to be taken advantage of,  in the scope of life.

 

Life’s Inspirations   2019-21

To be Inspired

And do nothing

Is not to be inspired

At all.

 

Wishing, deep desires,

Boldly stated,

Yet not done, are

Forgotten in life

And left behind.

 

Each moment – a gamble

Of living; chances taken

Life’s reward an

Inner feeling

Not shared with others.

 

 

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State of Mind 2019-020

What is the state of our minds? It, our mind, is what it is, that is for sure. But, in reality, where does it leave us on a daily basis, to experience life in another way, unknown to us now? I ask, with the authority of knowing somewhat, how our minds are subject to forces of nature that enable us to do, think, and experience life in a unique way of existence.

State of Mind 2019-020

I jumped through the window in my mind,

Into the void of darkness beyond.

Pinpoints of starry far off lights,

Surrounded me on all sides.

I was through, I was there,

Scared, but not turning back.

My body and mind floating in free space,

No veil, no hindrance of feelings

A phenomenon as before, visited once again,

A difference, of total absolute awareness.

An intensity born from desire to know,

Culminating in final release and reality.

Not looking back, not knowing for sure,

The reasons of this wonderful sight.

Knowing that again, I will revisit

To feel the power of the feeling.

Peace,
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Winter Trek 2019-019

Frigid air, coupled with blowing cold snow, brings to mind how winter weather has a way to challenge us in everyday life. It is SO, SO easy to contemplate staying at home on days or evenings like described below.  At one time I did NOT have a choice, but braved the inclement weather, but now have the luxury to decide to go or stay in my warm nest of a home and look outside and appreciate that fact.   Winter on my mind this Feb 2019

Winter Trek  2019-019

Windswept snow

forming sporadic whiteouts;

challenging dim headlights

stabbing through hazy swirls

 

Compressing, confining,

twin valleys of miniature mountains

piled high by metal monsters –stand high

 

Inside the capsule, white knuckles

furrowed brow and squinting eyes

peer at ghosts of whiteness ahead

 

Tenseness filling the air

with quickened breath;

Ice islands, snow covered,

near skids, heartbeats missed

 

Exhalation with thought;

reward of hot chocolate

blankets and a crackling fireplace

waiting beyond the chill

 

Faint light filtering ahead,

a final turn

familiar beacon shining

home again, home again

journey done;

reward to be taken.

 

Relief

 

Peace,

Den Betts   bettsden@gmail.com  Email

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Imperfections in Life 2019-018

We get stuck in a mindset of beliefs at times and it is difficult to change our thinking, but we SHOULD do so, just to prove it is possible.  We think we are correct and without imperfections, but in reality, we are not; just think so.

 

Imperfections of Life    2019-018

At times, I feel like an imperfect man

in an imperfect world,

Striving for, but failing in a quest

of perfection in life itself.

 

Old bias and prejudices get in the way

of changing opinions once formed,

so hard to release, to forget.

 

Tapes of yesterday, stored in the mind

Rewind and play back

to remind of once was and is now.

 

How to erase, to eradicate feelings

that should not be there, but are;

yet still remember the WHY,

of the original thoughts.

 

Perhaps tis wiser to remember and grow,

in another direction, away from

the imperfections in life.

Peace

Den Betts       bettsden@gmail.com     email

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Travelers Wish 2019-017

To many of us have prejudices that we repress to a degree, and we go through life with thoughts of others in a negative way.  If not us, then others have these ways, which are encapsulating minds and not leaving any chance of expressing love instead of hate. Too bad, so sad, but a way of life for many.  I still remember the man, Rodney King in 1991,  who was abused by the police in Los Angeles saying “Why can’t we all just get along.?

”Travelers Wish  2019-017

 

If, per chance, our paths may cross,

Our shadows inner mingle, on a summer day

May we both prosper, benefit,

And be truly enlightened by the experience.

And, may we both realize,

That regardless of the hue of external cover,

Spiritual convictions, tribal clan origins,

When we part, may we do so as friends,

Traveling onward, but also leaving in our wake

A part of ourselves behind,

In a kind remembrance to each other.

 

Peace,

Den Betts     bettsden@gmail.com   Email

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National Debt 2019-015

The national debt clock (at usdebtclock.org) shows an updated figure and is continual, based on spending and also includes revenue and other neat facts to know. I encourage anyone to go there and see for yourself, what our leaders have done, good or bad, for our grandchildren to try and pay for and is theirs to ponder in the future.

 

National Debt  2019-015

 

An obscene figure

I can tell you for sure,

One that will stay

with us, forever more.

Our lawmakers have taught us

spending’s not hard.

We even do it now

with our own credit cards.

It is a law, I’m told

that it must be paid back

But, by whom though, and

in what year, in fact?

 

They, in Congress, deserve the barbs,

the cruel cartoons, and other such.

For being so very irresponsible

and careless, so much.

The money we earn

and send to Uncle Sam

Is spent so very fast

With a “I don’t give a damn”

The National Debt is

a disgrace and a shame,

But, look in the mirror

and take part of the blame.

 

You keep re-electing the

same people – over and over

Isn’t it about time to

send some –out to the clover.

It is time for a change

and to get some new blood

Before the monster debt

buts us in a quagmire of mud

Do something about it

and take some credit

For being a person

who hates the national dept.

 

In January 2019 it stood at $21,966,016,300,

an obscene number, that keeps growing daily.

 

 

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Wind Spirit 2019-014

When something happens, at times we might just accept and not question. So many things have occurred in my life, that make me think, wow!!!! Not to give thought, but just to know, we are NOT alone, His Presence is always there.

 

Wind Spirit     2019-014

 

A spirit in the wind

caresses my cheek softly,

Then whispers in my ear

Shivers travel up my spine

Then down my arms: I close up.

 

My eyes travel up – then over,

narrowing, trying to ascertain

the feeling, wanting reality.

Primeval fears escape once more,

the unknown factors of life have

arrived; I quake then swallow

 

What is this: something there

near me, surrounding me, touching?

My mind rebels, nothing!  Imagination

rules, I am convinced – I think!

 

What unknown forces, unseen ones,

past life personifications are there

incarnating the aura of my being?

Gone.  My mind playing tricks on itself

I agree; figments of self-fears coming

to the forefront – foolishness felt.

 

A look in the mirror to refresh, mouth

open as I stare at the form of a kiss on

cheek, made with dust, borne by the wind.

 

Peace,

Den Betts       bettsden@gmail.com  Email

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Silent Song 2019-013

Don’t ask me what this means, as I wrote this during a period of time whereas my mind was convoluted and in disarray. I do believe I understood it then as I wrote it, but now, I am grasping as to the why and what of then, and that is now.

Silent Song 2019-013

Mindless melodies contorted with rhyme,

Playing parodies in the present time

Lingering lyrics float in the air,

Stating sentences of a care, a dare

Fractural fibers leap in sine

Creating chaos in the mind of mine

Wandering wisps of static substance

Forever lost, but not forgotten.

Peace,
Den Betts         bettsden@gmail.com email
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Past – Present – Future 2019-011

What is TIME?  It is {or are} periods of existence, that is all. We can waste it or try to save it (will not work) or just use it the best we can. A time machine has not yet been invented, so we cannot go forward or backward physically, but we can be thankful for  having lived it and hopefully it will be a continued life experience.

Past-Present-Future     2019-011

The past is done

And the future’s begun

Dwell not on yesterday

As life goes on, regardless

Of events of the past.

 

Today is tomorrow’s history

As yesterday’s is today and

Tomorrow is yesterday’s

Future as it is also today.

 

Think positive of the morrow

As the hopes of today are

Life rafts in a sea of despair

Nothing is so bad that can’t

Be changed in the future.

 

Peace,

Den Betts       bettsden@gmail.com    Email

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