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The eyes of the heart…

“One has to abandon altogether the search for security
and reach out to the risk of living with both arms.
One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing.”
-Morris L. West

There is more to all things
than is seen with the eyes,
or written down in words
or portrayed in images.
It’s only the curious,
the fearless seekers
willing to lose their reputation
at all costs
who uncover the truth.

Some things are hidden
in plain sight,
but cannot be seen
by those who close their minds…

It’s real easy to seek truth,
all it takes is a little courage,
a heart willing to forgive
both oneself
and others,
a constitution
humble enough
to admit one is wrong,
and grace to move
joyfully into the uncertainty
of living.

To be willing to be taught,
even by those who we
have looked down on,
or disregarded as experts,
or have judged
insufficient of intellect.

To sometimes believe the unscientific
the dreamers
the mystics
the ones who have an inner knowing…

To embrace humanity
with both arms
like a lover
seeing always with the eyes
of the heart
and be reconfigured
by a beautiful mind.

So unclench those fists
unbolt those doors
and let the unimaginable
the undiscovered in…

©AllysoAlly2021

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Held by love…

I just keep looking up,
seeing invisible threads
across the skies
Knowing that there’s
more than what is seen
with human eyes
a cloud of witnesses
guiding our lives..
And we are held by love
bearers of
His image
proclaimers of grace
joyful interpreters of faith! 

©AllysoAlly2021

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Chrysalis…

“Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams
according to your vision and purpose instead of
the expectations and opinions of others.”
-Roy T. Bennett

the Time lords
they spoke to me,
they spoke to me in reveries…
they echoed songs
of eternal praise
and I sank into
their healing rays…

a chrysalis
born to overcome
freed from darkness
by the light of the sun,
bringing to life unbounded things,
a changeling with luminescent skin…

There are so many things that capture our minds without our consent,
perhaps even the powerful collective mind.
Sometimes we have to know the constraints of darkness
to fully embrace our vision of the light and become our true selves…

©AllysoAlly2021
Art by Dugald Stewart Walk

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Seeds…

“They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.”
– Mexican Proverb

We hide away
inside the lies,
we wear the masks
of this disguise.
our muted voices
blocked out,
muffled tones
conveying doubt.

Forgetting that love
is all we need,
we lose ourselves
in lifeless creeds,
restlessly waiting
to be born again,
we feel the grief
of this mayhem…

And all the while
the world turns,
nature bursts,
and light returns,
breaking the spell
of the untold lies,
we feel the movement
of earth’s cry…

awakening us
to kinder things,
to quietly regrow
our sovereign wings.

©AllysoAlly2021

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walk the way of dreamers..

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
― Rumi, Masnavi i Man’avi, the spiritual couplets of Maula

Walk the way of dreamers,
loiter with the brave,
carve your heart
on fallen trees
notice each detail…

Dance with lovers,
sing along with birds,
breathe the air of seekers,
listen to the unheard…

Hold hands
with the forgotten
befriend those
who are alone,
believe in miracles,
dabble in the unknown…

Be curious about creation,
celebrate life,
weep with those in sorrow
remind them that
they’re divine…

Have gratitude parties
in gatherings of grace
bathe in an abundance,
that fear cannot erase… 

©AllysoAlly2020

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Falling…

And we, who always think of happiness
rising would feel the emotion
that almost baffles us
when a happy thing falls.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies

leaves collection4

Like fallen leaves
that touch the ground,
we feel the spirit of the unbound…

drenched in love
we change our form,
we’ve known the blow of cruel storms…

and while our colors blend
into deeper hues,
we hold the vision
of a different view,

evanescing into dust
we rise again
never crushed…

Our beauty transcends the skies,
and into grace
we are baptized…

©AllysoAlly2020

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After the storm…

after the storm

After the storm
I picked up my gaze
and sent it to you…
from murky exposure
we emerged,
out of the mire we grew…
Battered
and almost buried
by the force of the gale,
we held on
to each other,
knowing that love
would prevail…
So we weathered
the tempest,
we weathered
the fear,
allowing swells
of gratitude
to make our vision clear…

©AllysoAlly2020

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Keep the light on…

“We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.”
― George Orwell

No entry

Deserted beaches,
silent halls,
moods translated
by talking walls…

overcrowded messages
are caught on zoom,
while protestations
wordlessly fume…

Wishes float into thin air,
skeptics chafe
on garbled prayers…

Outdoor dreaming
is all but shut,
folksy monotones
are in a rut…

Muted citizens
hideaway,
while hungry queuers digest dismay…

baited breath
of the unsaid,
lies are truth,
and truth is dead…

On the other side of this dystopian state,
is a unity of consciousness we must create…

©AllysoAlly2020

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Juno…

“It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

juno

Losing touch with creation,
the skies became a shroud,
in reflections of bleakness, she’d forgotten her vows…

The raw winds were blowing
omens of dread,
crimson perspectives
of brokenness bled…

Then mists of tenderness
traversed the void,
melding with stillness,
shutting out the noise…

like a reed of sorrow,
bent with favor,
she bathed in light,
and her heart became braver…

©AllysoAlly2020