Randy Shingler

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Deep blue sky in morning arising
Punctuated by white puffy clouds
Peaceful scene in nature’s thrall
Seems fitting for nature’s gifts below
Flowers, bushes and blooming red tree.

Observations and full awareness
Of scenery in morning awakening
Feeling it enter realm of spirit
To touch that eternal part of us
As only nature’s gifts…

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Sitting in midst of morning cool
Dark clouds hover high in sky
Set mood for deep introspection
What has been and not been done
Reconciliations needed to be made.

Appreciation for stately green trees
Blooming sunflowers underneath them
Lifts attention from the introspection
Awareness of blessings to be counted
Actualized throughout our lives…

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Feel of summer’s scorching heat
Further evidence of seasonal change
Playing upon body’s sensitivities
Another part of human condition
In evolving history of human life.

Delving deeper into spirituality
What lies beneath body’s vessel
Anchored in the living soul?
Essential part of human condition
Provides solace and calm in all seasons…

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Aug 9

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Breaking sun across blue sky
Natural beauty, reds and oranges
High above distant buildings
Watching sun spread across sky
Grateful to see beauty here.

Thoughts of previous hikes
In adventurous mountain regions
Climbing towards mountain tops
Feelings of getting closer to sky
Looking down at rivers below.

Always enriched by…

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Mindful Poetry

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Desire to go where I have not been
Explore new territory in mind and soul
Allow thoughts to go where they will
Spirit will follow on its own path
Experiences of whole new order.

Refreshing to deviate from tired routines
And explore where else mind and soul can go
Expectations of new…

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Mindful Poetry

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Slow drip of drizzling rain
Drops dance as hit ground
Portend stronger rain coming soon,
Drizzling drips like morning thoughts
Slowly permeating conscious mind.

Thoughts gain momentum as day progresses
Like powerful crescendos of orchestra music
Eventually coming to full fruition
In contemplations and examinations
Seeing this world just as it is…

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Heartfelt Poetry

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Depth of feelings percolate within
Sometimes unsure of what they mean
Other times decipher exact meanings
Daily ripples through heart and soul
Deep love for others and nature felt.

Camaraderie with fellow beings
Understandings of how they feel
Pain, disappointments plaguing them
Joys and pleasures experienced too
Listening to them with full attention…

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Sparrow songs pierce morning air
Cherry blossoms litter ground
Blooming tulips now have wilted
Colored pansies are in full bloom
Spring’s transition has begun.

Barren trees now covered in leaves
Sounds of woodpeckers often heard
Beauty in nature’s eternal transitions
Many birds soaring high above
As if they want to touch the sky…

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Loving kindness fills my heart
All beings are part of me,
Wide open spacious universe
Feels no discriminations
Knows no differences.

Why can’t beings see connections?
Connections with ultimate source
Connections with all humanity,
We are not separate islands
Interbeings with all others.

Separation perceptions feed war and violence
As superiority…

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Randy Shingler

Randy Shingler

Writer, Poet, Essayist, Meditator, Compassionate Being, Top writer in Poetry,History, and Diversity.