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Of Course - 88 ACIM Poems by Brian J Wark

2014



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"Laughter from his quick wit and turn of phrase reminded me that it was all a dream from which I still had not awakened. I could quote my favorite gems from his marvelous eye and mind-opening insights. Now that I have made brief summaries of each poem, I will return to them like old friends, all waiting to comfort and amuse me again and again."


- Dr. William W. Whitson, Graduate Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Former Chief Foreign Affairs/National Defense of Library of Congress


The Ladder of my Success Against What Wall?


In the valley of natural movement

where I was not.

I was in some rags to riches

kindness to bitches duality

analyzing and comparing

caressing and tearing

thinking I was going somewhere

climbing up the ladder of my success

against what wall

I did not know

other than

that it was there

and you know -

standing there

in my silicon hair

I did not care ...


I did not care because

all the others were there

believing that God made

this pathetic, insane world and universe

of buying and selling

and paying and paying

the big hidden price

for this seemingly,

endless suffering, this separation curse

yet we keep longing

after some idealized expression

we romance our Authurian legends

we moon after the Sun King and Queen;

in our heart of hearts

we all know that somewhere

somehow that true love

is the return ticket, but


We are all so quick

to turn our back on it

to shut out the God within

cycle after cycle we will not

see our mate as God:

not good enough, not bad enough

not rich enough, not bright enough

and it's we who make it tough

because we're the Prince and Princess

don't we deserve the best?

May we please see them all undressed?

Ah, but do we have to settle for the One?

We cry pathetically

as if we lost something.


And there you have it another rung

of my sorry-ass ladder of success

up against some distraction wall

I never even considered

whether I really wanted over

or maybe unconsciously

more wanted

to just fall.

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Drawing Fire - 83 Poems by Brian J Wark

1992

"... It was like stumbling along an overgrown jungle bridge of vines between different cultures and radically different realities. There was a lot of falling between the slats into adventures of drawing fire ... cowboy on an Israeli kibbutz; camping on sacred sites in Greece, Iona on the west coast of Scotland, Isla del Sol in the Andes; drinking with skid-row buddies around Pigeon Square in Vancouver; climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza at midnight; chasing the blues in Philadelphia ghettos. In between was 'the trying to be normal', and finding there is no going back..."

STONE HOUSE

I think of buying

a stone house

in tall pines

and starting a library

of best thoughts

and then a snowflake does it all

gives me everything I need

and the whole earth comes

rushing up the road

in shadow and light

and trees and meadows and brooks

and gutters and slag and industrial cold sores

and I realize I can never

break her of her bad habits

let alone instruct her in the good

it's a bigger pygmalion than ever

I could

so I love her because of that

and I ache with wanting not to want it 

my way.

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