Intention

Intention

A Poem by Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
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The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. Albert Camus

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It’s not always the intention that counts,

In love, there’s always a fierce battle

Between doing and guessing what’s right,

And sometimes you’re so ‘F’ wrong,

Count your own blessings instead in the morning,

Because the lightning can strike on that bright

Sunny day that is coming.

 

There’s the candle on the cake that lights

The fruit upon it, that gives the flavor

To the spice, it’s the salt in the endless sea,

The color on a monochrome day,

A laughter between the tears we sow,

 

They are all little things we have to know,

To look for it in the deepest of our mind,

Remind me of them when I’m lost again,

Tell me about it when I’m old or insane,

 

And maybe, hopefully, I’ll hear it then,

More than today I should listen to the sound

Of our love, a whale song on the breeze

Of the waves, a tune where I can surf upon,

 

Next time I’ll look for the wind before I leap.

 

© Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

14/02/2016

 


© 2016 Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere



Author's Note

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
The newfangled Valentine's poem, a bit like the weather here in Belgium. A lot of clouds but always with a promise.

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Reminding in a tender way, with the compassion that says, "I just don't want us to miss out on anything together," is the love speak we should all keep in mind....so many lovers wish to change their partner before much time has passed instead of learning together to love it all....the passionate whale sound carried on a breeze is such a marvelous comparison...


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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

Thanks, Penlady, for taking time to read my writing. :) Rudi
Penlady

1 Year Ago

I love what you said about Belgium weather...a lot of clouds but always with a promise...that was a .. read more



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Reminding in a tender way, with the compassion that says, "I just don't want us to miss out on anything together," is the love speak we should all keep in mind....so many lovers wish to change their partner before much time has passed instead of learning together to love it all....the passionate whale sound carried on a breeze is such a marvelous comparison...


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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

Thanks, Penlady, for taking time to read my writing. :) Rudi
Penlady

1 Year Ago

I love what you said about Belgium weather...a lot of clouds but always with a promise...that was a .. read more
Great poem, I am a believer that intentions don't pay the bills. Great reading.

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Howard, for reading and commenting. Have a good day. :) Rudi
Love is to be cherished ..... in moments of high and others of silence
We like to believe that intentions are left for each their own
And like everything in life it goes through cycles ....


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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

I couldn't have it said it better, Nisreen, thank you for reading and commenting. :) Rudi
I love that photograph of the sea Rudy. Yes we can do all sorts of wrong with good intentions and sometimes it's pot luck if we get the intentions right at the right time for the intended otherwise - duck and cover. :S

A wise write and perhaps a reflective one of behalf of the author? lol

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

Thank you, ANTO, for reading and reviewing. We all have experienced it some time. :) Rudi
A very uplifting write. We do need to remember the sweetness of life...especially when days are dark and the wind threatens to blow all positive thoughts away. Even the clouds can be beautiful. I enjoyed this. I never knew you lived in Belgium. Do you speak Flemish or French? Lydi**

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Lydia

1 Year Ago

I speak Dutch...it was my first language as my parents, Oma, Opa, Tante, and Oom all lived with us... read more
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

That's interesting. Zeer interessant, Lydi. :)
Lydia

1 Year Ago

:) Het is heerlijk om Nederlands te lezen!
Yes, we never can foretell what might happen in the future, and in love. It is wise indeed to 'look for the wind before I leap.'

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, Great Aunt Astri. Glad you liked it. :) rudi
This is so so so so good Rudi. A very powerful lesson in here. Loved it, enjoyed it, going to shelve it for further reading any day i need this reminder. Thank you for RR

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Cassie, I'm glad you liked it. Have a good, my friend. :) Rudi
The mystery of love. No-one can truly grasp.
"They are all little things we have to know,
To look for it in the deepest of our mind,
Remind me of them when I’m lost again,
Tell me about it when I’m old or insane,"
Even old age don't make us wiser. Beautiful woman can steal our logic and our thoughts. Thank you my friend for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

Thanks for reading and reviewing, John, it's always nice to read your words and comment. :) Rudi
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome.
ooooh I like that Belgian outlook 'lots of clouds but always with promise'.

A lovely and yet thought provoking write Rudi - and yes you are right about the 'good intentions' behind different actions - sometimes we only see the way we think may be best - but really - what do we know?

take this moment and lather it all over your senses for right now it's all you've got X

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

Thank you, KWP, for your thoughts about my poem. Glad you liked it. :) Rudi
Looking for the positives in life and being thankful I really like your message here :)

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Carolyn, for your favorable words. Glad you liked it. :) Rudi

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

Wingene, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium



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I'm from Belgium. English is not my native language, but I like to read English poems and books. I have written a lot of Dutch poems during the last forty years. With some of them I've got prizes in B.. more..

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