Questions? Writing Words of Life

"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live"





"The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for  our
wits to grow sharper"   ~*Bertrand Russell~                                                                                                                 

Love and Peace

When I think of all the strife and trouble
In a world like pieces in an unfinished puzzle
I sadly ask myself "where is the love?"
That will help us all break free of
The untold wars, hunger and hopelessness
We share together as humans in distress

In ideologies spiraling out of control
Like particles pulled into a black hole
Unable to set our spirits free
To love one another and just be

Not knowing what the future brings
Rise up and spread your wings
Love everyone pour out your hearts
This is how we begin, how it starts

Change begins with each of us
One act of love and kindness rendered
Multiplies as we humbly surrender
To another human in deepest splendor

Yesterday is over
The future is yet unknown
Love everyone as we take our stands
So human strife will have a closure
And peace will reign across our lands
As we reap the love in seeds we've sown

© J Anjoun/12/2014

Come be free with me
Gaze upon the majesty of a tree
Let go of fears that dwell within
And let the peace begin

Come be free with me
Throw worries to the deepest sea
Contemplate a bumble bee
Rest in calm carefree

Come be free with me
Walk the beach in bare feet
Feel the sun upon your skin
Clear your mind within

Come be free with me
Shun worldly cares and be
Exit the abyss by personal decree
You alone have the key

Come be free with me
Walk with sight to see
Open your heart and mind
You will expectantly find

Magic certainly surrounds us
Waiting with absolute sureness
In this world of uncertainty 
It's the magic that sets you free

© J Anjoun/02-2017

Leaving Insanity

I owe no time to another man's empire
In a world steeped in quagmire
Higher than a cathedral spire

Where money has been corrupted
Lives completely disrupted
And humanity abducted

Held hostage most despicably
Deaf to an appeal and plea
Absent of carefree

To what end is this game
A play for hall of fame
Or a much more sinister aim

Deciphering holograms and clones
Carefully, not to throw stones
Or enter forbidden zones

Is the evil real or just a synthetic
Or a covert idea of aesthetic
Perhaps ignoble poetic

Everything is against the grain
Stealing the human brain
Exit stage left, refrain

Acting in love in sync with design
Stepping out and becoming blind
Leaving the matrix behind

You must go, go quickly now
Pow! Wow! Holy cow!
Go with an undying penchant
To completely disavow

Leave behind the insanity
Celebrate with glee
Your personal Jubilee!

© J Anjoun//02-2017

*Bertrand Russell was a philosopher, mathematician,
educator, social critic and political activist, authoring over
70 books and thousands of essays and letters addressing
a myriad of topics. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in
1950, Russell was a fine literary stylist, one of the foremost
logicians ever, and a gadfly for improving the lives of men
and women.

For more information please click here to visit his biography.

I remember a day like this long ago
Seems like a lifetime or maybe two
Where love and sorrow dually flowed
And life's journey played right through

Peace is now the perpetual theme
As eternity brought the new beginnings
From a life interrupted mid stream
Mounting final flight on golden wings

For those here and present find
In a world of memories stored within
Bringing a nostalgic and peace of mind
As we remember, what has been

© J Anjoun/02-11-/2017

Image taken by the Author on a South Carolina night

The room was eerily dark when I was awakened suddenly by a distant foreboding sound. As I jolted up, I felt  suspended in thought trying to decipher the situation and a possible outcome, one that would not involve something horrible.  I watched in  animated disbelief as a shadow fell across the  threshold of my chamber. I was paralyzed.

My mind began a rapid series of racing thoughts vacillating   between fear or flight and complete terror.  Desperately trying to assess the  situation as rationally as possible, I focused on  keeping  my hearing acutely tuned to the dissonant sounds.

Relatively, I realized that somehow  time was  gravely important to the immediacy of the  situation.  What time was it?    Quickly, my eyes darted to the dresser, where the digital clock displayed the time, 2:22 a.m.  I froze in time.  And then the phone rang.

© J Anjoun/03-2017

Shadows Fall

Shadowy silhouettes rise up
Moving slowly with the sun
On a journey to oblivion
Once blackness takes its hold

Secrets held in swirling motion
Profoundly absent in deep sleep
Seeming bigger than life
Under creeping swaths of time

Thoughts ebb in raised processions
On gossamer silken strands
Melting into painted visions
Faint shades of grays and blues

Calm as evening starts to fall
Repeating shadows known
Quietly playing hushed lullabies
In the comfort of solemn nights

Dancing as the movements flicker
Enticing and thought provoking
Messages from other dimensions
Drifting out in slow steady motion

Sleep comes unexpectedly
Tumbling into gentle slumber
Colors full of rainbow dreams
As shadows slip away

© J Anjoun -04/2015

The shadow image above is from: 

Nosferatu (1922) [Silent Movie]

"Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will
never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses."  ~Plato~


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