All In

All In

A Poem by KWP
"

been reading some James Baldwin

"

within in the ambrosial, 

there is no promise,

a new day will come


madness teeters for every man 

yet, life was meant to be spent 

wholehearted


scales will tip for all of us

eventually the scales will - overflow


a price to pay? 

NO! 


heart open 

unwilling to hide 

fearless in a world who 

wishes to mask what is


is it really madness?

perhaps just a dive beneath the surface 


oh life, please take me on a deep dive 

allow me to feel until my my chest can bare 

the ache no longer 

allow the depths to present me the fear so I too 

can pass through

let 'this' me dissipate into what is 

and what is? 

you life, you…


not bearing enough hands

to hold all the reins, surely screams - 

life was not meant to be lived 

fully in control 


is it not in the unleashing,

where this life 

truly prevails? 

© 2021 KWP


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captures the randomness of everything i think

feels like a journey of discovery when i read it

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Nothing ventured nothing gained. Sometimes you have to stick your head over the parapet. If you don't do that, you run the risk of missing out big time. Sometimes you have to be brave, especially when it comes to love. Equally that can be applied to other situations too, like the work place or even our own art. Dive in says I. Your third stanza full of wisdom KWP.
Hello from across the great divide.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


KWP

2 Months Ago

Hey Chris - hello to you too, thanks for the read, I'm altogether in with your comments above.Life i.. read more
Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

So agree. Don:t want to go out saying, I wish I:d....... X
To be brave in love dear friend. Is hard.
"oh life, please take me on a deep dive
allow me to feel until my my chest can bare
the ache no longer
allow the depths to present me the fear so I too
can pass through
let 'this' me dissipate into what is
and what is?
you life, you…"
the above lines, we shall ask often. Old wise saying. Can't allow fear to slow us down. Thank you for sharing your amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


KWP

2 Months Ago

Thank you my friend - it is true - being brave and in love can be immensely hard.

Ca.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

I agree my dear friend and you are welcome.
really appreciate the prayer quality of V7 ... the hunger for truth about one's self and the Divine is what i see ... fear!! an enemy with many faces .. the first of many i think. you know i love your stuff .. i think this one hits closer and closer to home ... such a journey the inner life eh!? so much conflict and pain .. fear, pride, lust, confusion and anxiety to boot! Stout hearts win out :) peace and love KW!
E.

Posted 3 Months Ago


KWP

3 Months Ago

Oh thanks E - i do very much appreciate how we seem to resonate thoughtwise ... you have the ability.. read more
I love the italics.

You gotta be a bad a*s to breath the brutal air.

Your soul must be iron.... you must be fearless. To take life viscous and walk away clean you must be strength incarnate. You must be willing and totally able; afraid of nothing, not even yourself. In that you will find beauty, but it will cost you. These things aren't free. Pain will show you what it means to be human. And nature will show you, why we pay... so f*****g much to see.

Posted 3 Months Ago


this is a wonderful and beautifully told poem. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 3 Months Ago


KWP

3 Months Ago

Cheers Carlos - thanks for the read my friend

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KWP

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