An introvert’s Christmas

It’s the seasonIMAG0282
to be jolly.

Much hype
for a birthday child.
Even a God sent one.

Music playing loud and fast.
Stressed people searching peace.
Hohoho; indulging vanity.

Though, one soul was granted
peace on earth.
Introvert’s dream delight.

No obligation, family or other,
planned for Christmas Eve
and day.

Enjoying solemn peace alone,
reflecting on years passed,
preparing for New Year.

An introvert’s Christmas
as bright as it can be.

a|hirsch

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The Book of Joy

The Book of JoyThe Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
meet in the Himalayas
at the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala.

Pondering the meaning of joy.

Two wise man,
spiritual world leaders,
enjoying each other’s company.

Wisdom and love filled pages.

Stories of journeys past.

Many roads leading to happiness.

Did I find joy?
Hard to tell…

I lack the wisdom, patience, and acceptance
to fully embrace joy.

In a world where being in control means power,
giving it up to gain joy seems hard to do.

Though, inspired I am.
Inspired to become more aware
of life around me.
Alert to people and their stories.

Joy seems nothing to be found,
rather created by actions.

a|hirsch

Layers of Our Soul

Our soul,id-100358932
our conscious mind.

Has layers
on layers of emotions.

Compassion
followed by love.

Peace,
friendship,
feeling safe.

All layers in our heart.

At times,
life pulls these layers apart.

One after the other
they peel away.

Until love reveals pain,
pain turns to anger.

A soul beaten down
being raw in pain,
will only feel
anger and aversion.

Sustain your soul
every day.
Sustain a friend’s
soul every day.
With love and
compassion.

a|hirsch

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Dark Nights

Sitting casual, id-100252875
talking about his
drug addictions.

Four times
he overdosed.
Four times
he came back.

“No, I don’t
want to die.
But,
I don’t know
how to live,
either.”

Waiting for
divine voice,
giving strength
to break
addiction.

Every day
a new start
for change.

No more chasing;
finding happiness
and joy
without the needle.

Tomorrow,
tomorrow
enlightenment
will come.

a|hirsch

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The Manager

I am a manager.id-10091592
I have no skills,
I only know
to boss around.

If I could do
the work.
I would!

Though,
my only given talent;
being grouchy
and organized.

Make me the
perfect
manager.

You can count
on me.
To be there,
to put the hours in.

Though, don’t
expect me
to be useful
doing work.

I am a manager.
I have no skills,
I only know
to boss around.

a|hirsch

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