WITH TEARS IN OUR EYES

Eventually fate arrives
At every door
With the same invitation
To return home
Until then
We must live boldly
Tenderly, authentically
Wisely and freely
We must dance with tears in our eyes
And the beauty of life
In our blazing hearts
Tasting the sweetness
Even as it vanishes into emptiness.

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OPEN MIND, OPEN HEART

When mind and heart are open
A natural harmony is inevitable

When either one are closed
Division and righteousness prevail

The door of possibility is open
And the invitation is clear

Do whatever it takes
To open mind and heart

Opening the mind is tricky
As there are veils upon veils

Opening the heart is painful
Covered over as it is by defendedness
Born of past hurts
And conditioned beliefs

But the warrior in search of truth
Is tenacious and willing.

A FEATHER HAND

Who has not felt the gut wrench of grief
Drowning in the uncontrollable wave

Which one has never felt broken
Fragility laid bare, wounds exposed

All beings stand equal
At the altar of eternity

When the veneer is rubbed off
Each will stand naked
In the presence of the unconditional
Adorned only in whatever humanity
They have salvaged from their existence

The day I fell out of the world
I was caught by a feather hand
That has held me ever since

Now words just tumble out
As if by themselves.

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HONESTY OF THE UNKNOWN

The true spiritual path is tough
At some point you may find yourself drowning
In an ocean of delusion
Games coming undone, unraveling
Beliefs that seemed so real
Shaking at their foundations
All this can feel overwhelming

Friend, learn to breathe under water
This drowning is the divine calling you
Inviting you to let it all go
And stay in the honesty of the unknown

Be softly still
And let what needs to fall, fall
There is no other way.

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I AM LEAVING WORDPRESS

This is it
I am leaving wordpress after 5 years of poetry

It has been wonderful
But enough is enough

If you want to stay in touch and follow my poetry
You can find me on substack
https://kavijezziehockaday.substack.com

My subscription will run until the end of this month and then expire.

Thank you so much for following me, liking my poems and paying some attention.
The poetry is not stopping, only my chosen and preferred platform.
I still do all my poetry free and substack is no different.

So if you fancy continuing the journey jump on.
Otherwise be well and be blessed.

Kavi Jezzie Hockaday

FALL INTO SKY NATURE

The tangled web we weave
Entangling ourselves and each other
In the stickiness
Like a glue that wants to harden
And solidify into something fixed

All this entangling must come undone
Sometimes in one fell swoop
Often as a gradual erosion

The inherited and conditioned patterns
Woven into us unconsciously
Parents, religion, morality
All the ancestral wounds
Playing themselves out in each of us

All this must cease being the driver
Of our urges, our habits and our addictions

This is a call to become naked and innocent
To fall into the unknowing-ness prior to personality

It is no small call, not for the feint of heart
It is a warriors challenge, for it takes great courage
To take everything off
To remove the veils
To open Pandora’s box
To meet the ghosts
To face any and all demons
Not from a place of war
But from the deepest peace and openness
As the sky accepts the tumult of the storm.

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