and in understanding I chuckle

and in understanding I chuckle

A Poem by KWP

accept my apology 

the space is empty 

all that has ever been asked of me 

occupy each breath 

feel, observe, 


but, I forgot,

I thought there was more 


there were no more expectations

except to

occupy each breath

feel, observe


still, I forgot and

became attached to a

perception filling the emptiness

I attached, and

in the attachment 

validation began 


silly me 

all of it is another form of 


in my attachments I

detached from you 


the holder of my equanimity 

all I was ever required to do was 

occupy each breath

you are always there

silly me


© 2020 KWP

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This one touches me on a deep level. All my life I've been fiercely independent & not able to stand the way that most people live, for myself. So much of my life felt chaotic & senseless, people considering me a little bizarre for my lifestyle, but then I get toward the end of life now & things are becoming clear. I can see it was all perfectly orchestrated for my wild spirit & living alone on the edge of wilderness these last ten years has helped me come to realizations like you hint at in your poem. I love how it's written in an elusive way, so we can each see our path in it (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


2 Weeks Ago

I think you and me are somewhat similar, I wrote this piece to remind myself not to attach myself to.. read more
Seems that hidden in the shadows of your own making, you discovered self in all its guises! For some reason I smiled, wanting to applaud you for thinking within your own frame and not by general say so. '.. .. I was ever required to do was .. occupy each breath .. you are always there .. silly me.. *chuckle*. Do I hear you loudly say, ' Oh yeah?! Perhaps, I have it wrong.. but.. feel free to tell me WRONG!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

"...I attached and in the attachment validation remained...."

Creep. Clever writing though. (creep)

You and I should have a fist fight just for the funzies.

boyz on girlz…(I would still kick your a*s)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

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silly you :) you must have missed meditation time for a while eh!? getting back into it can be a start over every time ... great write ... reminds me to let go .. de-validate and not float float arrrrrrrrrrrghhh!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 Month Ago

hey you - I've been think about you - how's things on your crazy side of the planet - you guys are s.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

:)))))))))) i feel you dahlink!
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

by the way .. i love the use of that empty space ... you packed your poem so far right ..that space .. read more
i love the idea of just "occupying each breath"
everyone has too many expectations for others and for themselves...
we make life a rat race of having to get places, have big achievements or we are failures.
Just breathing is actually a blessing...and anything we accomplish on top of that is gravy.
a write here to make us stop and consider our own "occupancy"---

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 Month Ago

Hey Jacob :) Thanks - I like the idea of cupping each breath too - just so damn hard to do when life.. read more
That sounds so much like my life just now
Locked down - no it has not been lifted
I have my own shield - it is still there

nothing is the same
Will it ever be as we knew?

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 Month Ago

it will be - if we allow it

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Added on May 30, 2020
Last Updated on June 27, 2020



Sydney, NSW, Australia

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