Thursday, 19 April 2018

Heart's Evolution



Will today 
Truly be 
My day?
To be sure
I awaken
To a day
Replete with
 Infinite potential

Have waged
A war
Spanning
A life time
Believing
My very
Being
Hinged on
Inextinguishably
Etching
My signature
Beyond 
The reach
Of mortality

Hypervigilant
My effort
To remain
One step
Ahead
Of being
Consumed
By an 
 Irreverent conformity 
Terminal uniqueness
Shredded
The fabric of
Compassion & connection
Spawning 
That which
I feared 
The most
Irrelevance 
Collateral damage
Became inconsequential
Vastly less important
Than "survival"
            
Sheer will-power
For so long
Wielded defensively
Near becoming
My undoing
Redirected to
No longer
Waging war

I belong 
To my heart
My heart
 Belongs 
To the world

A heart centred 
Directive
Provides meaning
That moment to moment
Expresses the soul
While honouring others
It calls
For attentive listening
And inspired action
Unique 
But "against" no one.

R. O'Neill (April 19, 2018)







Tuesday, 10 April 2018

A Moment for the Dance



Animated 
By an 
Unseen song

First a gentle sway
To & fro
To follow,
An alluring
Tempo acceleration
Inducing
Rhythmic undulation
A uniform gyration
Beckons 
Come hither

I'm captivated
By the 
Visual symmetry
A lower lip
Set to quiver
I swallow hard
Vision softens
Eyes brimming 
With a 
Flood of delight
I'm swept away

Inner experience
And
External display
Become one
Life force energy
Pulses ecstatically
Corporeal confinement
Forgotten

A breath caught short
While a heart expands
Beyond four chambers
To embrace infinity
Such splendour
Tantalizing & mesmerizing 
In equal portions

Emerald fields 
Of Spring's resurrection
My deep appreciation 
For the dance.

R. O'Neill (April 10th, 2018)