States of Mind

States of Mind

In the emptiness and cacophony,

Of daily ensuances, nuanced feelings,

Hold court, in vacant conversations,

Of meaningless occupations,

Producing but empty livelihoods,

And hopeless barrenness.

Like Khamsins blowing hot air,

And sand that gets into everything,

Paralyzing life and stock,

Blotting out the sky and sunlight,

And Love and all things good,

With oppressive hatred,

Until barrenness becomes it,

And its emptiness becomes its emptiness.


Kindness roots beauty in the canopy,

Watered with Faith, Hope blooms,

Like flowers in cracked high walls,

Insurmountable, obstructive, coldness,

Stubborn, unresponsive to sunshine,

The diagnosis states, impossible,

Cannot change, Always cold,

Yet Kindness collects in its crevasses,

In layered years until a seed,

Makes it home and blossoms and blooms,

We marvel at limelit wall flowers,

And orchids that grow beautifully,

With so little love, tenderness and care,

Because its goodness possesses its goodness.



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Author: Charlie Bottle

Charlie Bottle's passion is poetry. He has lived on three continents, speaks five languages and loves different cultures, people, music and food. He believes that "Poetry uses the economy of words to express the essence of our humanity." It is this magical use of brevity to express the profound that drew him to poetry. While his professional and personal life has pulled him in different directions, He continues in his discipleship of the craft and writes whenever the muse moves him. While English is his second language it is the language in which he lives, breathes, thinks and writes poetry.