Holy Mantra

Holy Mantra

A Poem by modtoddinc
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Personal mantra

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Thank Life For Life.
Four simple words.
A mantra of respect.
Wisdom and understanding.
Like the four directions:
North, South, East and West,
All encompassing.
Full of power and truth.
Giving and receiving,
Offering,
Agape.
A circle of consideration,
Taking only what is needed.
Paying homage.
Holding gratitude.
For everything connected,
Through science and the Spirit.
Beginnings and endings.
The Alpha and Omega.
From the micro to the macro,
Inside and out,
under the dirt and over the stars,
Life depends on Life to Live.
Fully,
Holy,
Soulful and sound,
Vibrations of thought,
Thunderous explosions,
Never ending expansion...
Minutiae.
The words from our lips,
The actions of past, present and future,
Thoughts aglow,
Feelings surrounding,
Created upon,
Life supporting Life.
So everyday awake,
Consume,
And sleep.
Living the four stages of consciousness,
From the silence in between, to deep sleep
And,
Into dreams; flowing out through, opened eyes-

breathe.
And quietly chant,

"I (breathe in) Thank (out) Life (in) for Life." (out)


~TRJ

© 2014 modtoddinc


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This is beautiful. The four directions part, fully and holy, touched me. In my culture, (I'm a mutt of all sorts, but I was raised in powwow by my Mohawk grandmother), the four directions represent many things. The phases of life being the main. It's so integral to Native American culture that the Cherokee have a morning prayer sung to each direction. I remember singing it as a little girl with my intertribal powwow family.

Anyway, tangent aside, beautiful and peaceful.

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modtoddinc

5 Years Ago

Thank you very much for your kind review and taking the time to read my work. I am honored to have t.. read more



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Nice treatment of subject The entire piece flows really well. And it reads nice too.
Great theme.

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This poem was simply brilliant. I seriously adored everything about this. One of my favorites on this site!

- Brittney

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modtoddinc

5 Years Ago

Thank you for your time and kind review, I am humbled and honored.

~peace, Todd
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613

5 Years Ago

You're welcome!

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This is beautiful. The four directions part, fully and holy, touched me. In my culture, (I'm a mutt of all sorts, but I was raised in powwow by my Mohawk grandmother), the four directions represent many things. The phases of life being the main. It's so integral to Native American culture that the Cherokee have a morning prayer sung to each direction. I remember singing it as a little girl with my intertribal powwow family.

Anyway, tangent aside, beautiful and peaceful.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

modtoddinc

5 Years Ago

Thank you very much for your kind review and taking the time to read my work. I am honored to have t.. read more
I love how the poem is filled with an air of positivity throughout. Beautifully written and conveys the message loud and clear!
Good work, sir!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

modtoddinc

5 Years Ago

Many thanks, and much gratitude. Thanks for the friendship.

~peace, Todd
I once again have no words to describe this poem. Your one of those writers who can make other people feel the way you want them to feel. What a poem, you have written hear.
I (breath in) love (out) this (in) poem (out)!

Posted 5 Years Ago


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modtoddinc

5 Years Ago

Appreciate your kind review... keep breathing in and out, I hear its vital. :)

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SCRIBBLER

5 Years Ago

hahahaha, lol
(Life depends on Life to Live. Fully, Holy, Soulful and sound, Vibrations of thought, Thunderous explosions,
Never ending expansion...Minutiae.) So beautifully written with skill and craftsmanship! I appreciate this kind of poetry. ~Sharon

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modtoddinc

5 Years Ago

Thank Life, for life, and thank you for visiting and reviewing my mantra. :)

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Miss Sharon

5 Years Ago

You are most welcome Todd! ~Sharon
What a deep piece my friend... very good work!

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modtoddinc

5 Years Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read and review. I am grateful.

~peace, Todd
Much wisdom within this deeply expressed piece ..nice work!!

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Todd, This piece is so DEEP that I hesitate to step too close to the edge. There is so much going on that I literally had to read it three times before I could piece together the point of the write...but when I did I was the one doing deep breathing exercises. This reads almost like a manifesto, an emptying of your belief system for all of us to inspect and grade. I have to give it a B (sorry, I thought that it was just a bit TOO busy). Well done. take care...dan

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modtoddinc

5 Years Ago

Dan, for me this was similar to your poem 'chasing the better me', deep, thoughtful and full of them.. read more
a great write, it flows so effortlessly ..nicely done!

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modtoddinc

5 Years Ago

Appreciate your visit and review.

~peace, Todd

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Tags: Life, Four, Cycle, Circle, Consciousness, Poem, Thanks, Gratitude, Mantra, Prayer, Earth, Space, Word, Thought, Action, Feeling

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modtoddinc

Tacoma, WA



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