Equality

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Whether tended rose, vine
Or weed in bramble entanglement
We yearn the same dream:
And equal upon the earth
Take sustenance
In sunshine on the cheek,
Leaf or flowering petal.
We are the same in love
And level in our needs.
We are not different in our beings
Or our brotherhood.
We are one under the sun
And one in our differing.
We are together in our reach
For the sky blue expansion
Of life’s meaning.

© Ben Truesdale and distilledvoice, 2015

Jump For Joy (Inspired by and dedicated to Jump For Joy! Photo Project)

First the intent.
Then crouching down,
Amassing, compiling, collecting
Energy in the spring of the self.

Then the trigger point,    unlatched…

Then the uncoiling of the self

A   N   D
T   H   E
S   U   D   D   E    N
W  H   O   O   S   H

As what was contained
Is released
In
A
Wondrous
Expansion,

Where
What
Is
Yet
To
Be
Conceived

Is
In
That
Instant
Possible,

A moment high
And without contrasting force
Or opposition.

The creative act:
The Freedom
To be oneself

And fly
Like we were meant to.

© Ben Truesdale and distilledvoice, 2015

Inspired by and dedicated to Jump for Joy! Photo Project

The Life In My Phone

In to my phone
I look
As if there was
A life
Held magically inside,
A world
Interesting and full
Of images
And lives lived
So fast
And so newsworthy
And so,
Ever so, momentarily brief.
My eye
Caught for but an instant
Before the
Next colourful thing
Arrives in
An excited flickering
And is
Gone with the very next.

© Ben Truesdale and distilledvoice, 2015.