MarsEarth

Old world wisdom, new world insight – poems, poetry, philosophy, dreams, commentary, ideas


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First things first

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

A willingness to help,
the aura of a loving spirit,
and your nurturing love
begins it all.

I climb a mole hill and you give it a mountain name.
I finish a few chores and you proclaim me Champion.
I tell you my secrets.
You give great advice.
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Just One Thing

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

I stumbled during a recent quest to understand why we celebrate Friday.  For some it’s just another day. For others it is their Monday.  For shift workers Friday could start as late as 11 o’clock in the evening. Why does this day get universal “thanks” for a crown? Continue reading


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Choose the best

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The great King James was celebrating a jubilee, a milestone in his family rule. It was time to bestow glories and give a show of virility and strength. A week of feasting and proclamations. Evenings of merriment and fires ablaze. Interest began bubbling up from the masses as to a rumored runners competition. Continue reading


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Nine Ways to Break a Heart

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Keep talking about
each inadequate trait
and every breath becomes a frown
by saying there is no longer a connection
because no reason to care
and this will break off a part.   (Why today of all days?) Continue reading


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Solitary connectedness

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

A desire to render aid
with gleeful assistance reciprocated.
Trusted collaboration in drawings and melodies
staved off circling power partnerships
as concerned service and spirit unity
kept their precarious marble alliance
from tumbling into the corners
of the green filigree floor. Continue reading


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A conjuring pure

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

A command opens the door
to what is now called silence 
inside comes fulfillment
a directive
sent
received
now integrating
every molecule of the realm

A choice to bring a just light
to bring a just light
a just light
just light Continue reading