Just Karma 134 (N11) for July 2016 wp Poets for Peace

Just Karma 134
Native Wisdom 11

Answering the Call…
Perhaps it is true that we only change worlds.
Often as simple as just changing a few words.
Words that are impeccable; written after thinking.
That is what a poet can do, for those who actively
seek and pursue a greater peace.

One can see poetry in nature, the visit of the heron –
This morning at the creek reminding me to live in the
gift of the present; while I enjoy my solitude there are
times that an individual needs to be part of a team to
seek and pursue a greater peace.

There is life. Life that is precious, sacred and blessed. It is
only a few that take to imposing their impossible dreams
of fruitless domination of all that lives to mask their own
insecurities because they have failed to learn how to
seek and pursue a greater peace

©JP/dh

“There is no death. Only change of worlds.”
Seattle [Sealth] (1786-1866)
Suquamish chief

Native American Wisdom
Photographs by Edward S. Curtis
Chapters:
From Father to Son; Religion, Tradition and Being
One Sky Above Us: Unity, Individuality, and Custom
The Sweet Breathing of Flowers; Earth, Nature, And Reverence
and Walk the Good Road; Youth, Age and the Worlds of Change

Poets for Peace / forgottenmeadows  &  Meaning of the heron

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Just Karma 133 (N10) for July 2016 wp

Just Karma 133
Native Wisdom 10

year after year…
“two eyes, two ears and
one mouth”; the conversation
remains one sided

©JP/dh ( haiku)

“Conversation was never begun at once, nor in a hurried manner.
No one was quick with a question, no matter how important, and no
one was pressed for an answer. A pause giving time for thought was
the truly courteous way of beginning and conducting a conversation.
Silence was meaningful with the Lakota, and his granting a space of
silence to the speech-maker and his own moment of silence before
talking was done in the practice of true politeness and regard for the
rule that, “thought comes before speech.”
Luther Standing Bear (1868?-1939) Oglala Sioux chief

Native American Wisdom
Photographs by Edward S. Curtis
Chapters:
From Father to Son; Religion, Tradition and Being
One Sky Above Us: Unity, Individuality, and Custom
The Sweet Breathing of Flowers; Earth, Nature, And Reverence
and Walk the Good Road; Youth, Age and the Worlds of Change

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Just Karma 132 (N9) for July 2016 wp

Just Karma 132
Native Wisdom 9

Touché
Has my purpose to you been to be your foil?
To always compare to what you did not have?
But then to expect me to always provide from
the pockets that you thought were so deep…

opposites can be
complimentary yet we
push ourselves away

What makes this the year for you to reach
beyond your consciousness and expect the
conformation of a relationship without any
confrontation, conflict or confusion of fact?,

©JP/dh (Free verse, haiku, free verse)

“…everything on the earth has a purpose,
Every disease an herb to cure it,
And every person a mission.
This is the Indian theory of existence.”
Mourning Dove {Christine Quintasket
(1888-1936) Salish

Native American Wisdom
Photographs by Edward S. Curtis
Chapters:
From Father to Son; Religion, Tradition and Being
One Sky Above Us: Unity, Individuality, and Custom
The Sweet Breathing of Flowers; Earth, Nature, And Reverence
and Walk the Good Road; Youth, Age and the Worlds of Change

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Just Karma 131 (N8) for July 2016 wp

Just Karma 131
Native Wisdom 8

As a result of that answered prayer, one would hope
that the road from birth to adult would be blessed.
And yet too many a child suffers from some form of
neglect, misdirection, favoritism, even ignorance.
*
so often I have
asked you to listen to me;
my side, my story

yet you, also a
child of the same parents
think of me as lame

that is my take of
your devoted disregard –
when you think of me

©JP/dh (Free verse, haiku)

“It is strictly believed and understood by the Sioux that a child
is the greatest gift from Wakan Tanka, in response to many
devout prayers, sacrifices, and promises. Therefore the child
is considered “sent by Wakan Tanka,” through some element –
namely the element of human nature.”
Robert Higheagle (early 20th century) Teton Sioux

Native American Wisdom
Photographs by Edward S. Curtis
Chapters:
From Father to Son; Religion, Tradition and Being
One Sky Above Us: Unity, Individuality, and Custom
The Sweet Breathing of Flowers; Earth, Nature, And Reverence
and Walk the Good Road; Youth, Age and the Worlds of Change

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Just Karma 130 (N7) for July 2016 wp

Just Karma 130
Native Wisdom 7

Tabulating Twice
Two eyes, two ears, one mouth; goes the prayer
To see more, hear more, speak less; in harmony

to always listen
to your complaints, brings me frowns
when do/ can you smile?

Two siblings, two personalities; drifting with sighs
Two far shores, two different lives; passing ships

perseverance and
determined spirits tend to
only haunt themselves

©JP/dh
(Free verse, haiku)

All things in the world are two. In our minds we are two –
good and evil. With our eyes we see two things – things that
are fair and things that are ugly…We have the right hand that
strikes and makes for evil,and the left hand full of kindness, near
the heart. One foot may lead us to an evil way, the other foot
may lead us to good. So are all things two, all two.
Eagle Chief [Letakots-Lesa] (late 19th Century) Pawnee

Native American Wisdom
Photographs by Edward S. Curtis
Chapters:
From Father to Son; Religion, Tradition and Being
One Sky Above Us: Unity, Individuality, and Custom
The Sweet Breathing of Flowers; Earth, Nature, And Reverence
and Walk the Good Road; Youth, Age and the Worlds of Change

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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &   Longer Strands = longer verse

Just Karma 128 (N5) for July 2016 wp

Just Karma 128
Native Wisdom 5

Rock Solid
My home could have been yours.
But for the secrets the walls have kept.
The words shouted at all that unfairness embedded in the walls.
It is still a strong house; my body, who I am –
Who you refuse to see.

Stone
The opal
Filled with imperfections
Therein lies the beauty;
see?

©JP/dh
(Free verse and Elfje)

“The outline of the stone is round, having no end and no beginning;
like the power of the stone it is endless. The stone is perfect of its
kind and is the work of nature, no artificial means being used in
shaping it. Outwardly it is not beautiful, but its structure is solid,
Like a solid house in which one may safely dwell.
Chaised-by-Bears (1843-1915)
Santee-Yanktonai Sioux

Native American Wisdom
Photographs by Edward S. Curtis
Chapters:
From Father to Son; Religion, Tradition and Being
One Sky Above Us: Unity, Individuality, and Custom
The Sweet Breathing of Flowers; Earth, Nature, And Reverence
and Walk the Good Road; Youth, Age and the Worlds of Change

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Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &   Longer Strands = longer verse

Just Karma 127 (N4) for July 2016 wp

Just Karma 127
Native Wisdom 4

Dust ?
Many beliefs have similar concepts.
Believing in justice for the injustices
that seem to plague humanity.

You dare me
To wish, not knowing, caring
About my pain

Since you refuse to listen to mine and will
not share your own, how can you proclaim
To be both judge and jury?

Can the slate
Be cleaned of your spoken
Chalk like words

I have to believe that my deserts will be
fair by the Force that allows me to live in
and enjoy simple moments.

©JP/dh
(Free verse and Collum Lunes)

We were taught to believe that the Great Spirit sees and
Hears everything, and that he never forgets; that the hereafter
he will give every man a spirit-home according to his deserts…
This I believe, and all my people believe the same.
Joseph [Hinmation Yalarkit] (1830-1904)
Nez Percé chief

Native American Wisdom
Photographs by Edward S. Curtis
Chapters:
From Father to Son; Religion, Tradition and Being
One Sky Above Us: Unity, Individuality, and Custom
The Sweet Breathing of Flowers; Earth, Nature, And Reverence
and Walk the Good Road; Youth, Age and the Worlds of Change

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &   Longer Strands = longer verse