Saturday, 23 February 2013

#ASMSG REFLECTION


REFECTION
In the real world we show
What we want others to see
Not the real us
The real you and I
Fake at times
Living a lie
Just to get by
In a world full of hate
Mistrust
Suspicions
Doubts
Distrust
Giving only what we want others to see
And hear
Keeping it covered
Hidden
Concealed
Secreted
Secretive
Unknown
An air of mysteriousness
Is maybe the key
Enigmatic
Cagey
Just like a bird
Wary to fly
High
Is this the world before us?
Living in cages
Being too cautious
Evasive of who we really are
Beautiful
From the outside in
A mirrored image
A reflection
Of the beauty of the hawk
Powerful
Free
And wild
Unattached
Detached
From all the is unreal
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
4th June 2012
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#ASMSG A FRIEND


A friend is like a flower
More a rose to be exact
A friend is like and owl,
Both beautiful and wise
A friend is like a gate
Kept open and welcoming
For friends and family near and far
They are never too early or too late
A friend is like a heart
Beating with the rhythms of life
A heart so strong
This keeps us together, and never apart
Where would we be without such sweet wondrous friends like these?
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
3rd March 2012
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#ASMSG CAUGHT UP IN THE WEB



CAUGHT UP IN THE WEB

We get caught up in a web
A web of deceit and lies
Libels
Slurs
Smears and disgraces
Disfiguring faces
Our places
Distorted
Facades broken
Pretenses
The charade is over
Words spoken
Bespoken
The web of lies is over
Truth be known
The truth well-known
Moreover
Forever
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
1st September 2012
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#ASMSG @ASMSG1 INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POETRY 2012


SUCKING THE LIFE
Sitting awhile
Quietly, peacefully
The sea rippling
The waves so calm
But beneath there is a rippling
Flowing heaving
Curling, swirling,
Riptide pulling
Sucking everything in its path
Way down deep, deep
In the depths of the oceans be
Wherever it goes it flows beneath
A rotten stagnant life full of woes
Where nothing can be real
But life is real
It tosses, turns and churns
Our lives upside down
Like a riptide way deep inside
The fear, the anguish
The panic, the pain
A love tossed aside
Way deep inside
Whilst I sit here I am letting it go
Flow, flow with the riptide
But this riptide I am in control

© Teresa Joseph Franklin
This is my new pen name if it can be noted
4th September 2012
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Friday, 22 February 2013

#ASMSG PURE HEART


PURE HEART
Unadulterated
So pure
So clean
Untouched
By human hands
Uncontaminated
Not corrupted
Pure and simple
Truthfully
Giving and receiving
Love the intention
Love so unconditional
Love be the way of life
Love that holds no binds
Love that keeps us alive
Unpolluted
Fresh as the morning dew
Clean and clear
Running and cleansing
Like the river so clear
And clean
Simply pure
Vibrant
Distinct from all that is
Uniqueness
Individualistic
A rareness that is with us all
The little waves
Creating ripples
In all directions
The North
The South
The West
The East
The Moon
The Stars
The Life of all things
And beings
A heart that beats
Continually


© Teresa Joseph Franklin
12th June 2012
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#ASMSG DO WE STAND AND WATCH?


DO WE STAND AND WATCH?

At this very moment
Here I stand looking downwards
Not looking up or sideways
These emotions
These feelings
Garbled
Jumbled
Muddled
I do not know what to think
Or believe right now!
Part of me feels guilty
I can and do not want to face this guilt
All in the same breath
Same thought and thoughts
It makes me feel I cannot face you
Guilty, guilty feelings
Shame, shame on me
I see that look on your face
Thoughtful
Pensive
A look of contemplation
Are you feeling and sensing my thoughts?
I so want, need to change this feeling
A world gone mad, insanely mad
It tortures
It torments
It never surrenders
There is no peace, maybe some kind of peace
Is there in the distance
A vision
A glimmer of hope
I hope
But can it be real?
Surreal
It just feels weird
Odd, dreamlike
But it carries hope
So maybe this is not so bizarre
By far
Maybe I should face you
Look at you differently
From before
Should never be judgemental
Hypercritical
Critical
It serves no purpose
Listening to others
Instead of my own feelings that resides
Inside
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
24th November 2012
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#ASMSG THE POWER OF THE FLAME


THE POWER OF THE FLAME
The force
The energy
The heat
The power
The strength
And its might
The fire of love and passion
Desire
Longing
Craving
The power of the flame
An aspiration
A request
An appeal for peace
And unity
Harmony
Agreements
A bond that cannot be broken
The power of the flame
Will always remain
A vision of beauty
A vision of grace
What more can be said
Except
The power of the flame
Exists for all to see
And feel
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
10th August 2012
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#ASMSG SWEET HUMMINGBIRD


SWEET HUMMING BIRD

Oh little hummingbird
So beautiful, so tiny
 And oh so fragile
With wings that shine
With the colours of a rainbow
So brightly
And wings of gold spread out so wide

I see from the beauty of mine own eye
How that you fly
What do you see in me so?
That keeps you looking on at me?
Maybe that we both see a beauty
That we both possess
In both our own eyes

From flower to flower
You hover
Collecting the sweet, sweet nectar
That is so desired
And full of power


Sweet Hummingbird
A symbol of the spreader of life
On this earth
And of rebirth
A bringer of peace

You may be small
But have the power
Of an eagle
When needed to protect
Your family

Your reputation is powerful
Held in a high regard
From every Tribal Nation
Across this New World
The United States of America

Sweet, sweet Hummingbird
That will endure
Through life
Eternally

© Teresa Joseph Franklin
12th April 2012
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Thursday, 21 February 2013

#ASMSG YOU ARE


YOU ARE
You are the whisper on the wind
The love that never ends
You are my bright shining star
YOU ARE
The soft and gentle caress
You are the love and tenderness
I feel your warmth and the fire
It’s only you that I desire
YOU ARE
My strength just like the bear
Protecting through the night and day
Blowing all worries and nightmares away
I can never imagine a day away from you in anyway
You are my love laid bare
YOU ARE
My wolf, one look in your eyes
Speaks nothing of truth and nor lies
Your loyalty holds no bounds
Courageous, strong and loyal
My hero and best friend
YOU ARE
My future in all that I see
Way beyond the lands and the seas
I see a child is that you or me?
Or could that be the child in our dreams
That is meant for you and me?
YOU ARE
My whole
My soul
A legend
That will never end
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
31st March 2012
Image by Jose’ Dasilva

#ASMSG PAINTED FACE OF A WARRIOR WOMAN


PAINTED FACE
OF A WARRIOR
We are just as strong
As our men
In our tribe
We fight for what is right
And what is wrong
We ride our horses
With such speediness
Racing into
The frontline
Waiting
Watching
For our time to enter
The foray
Helping to protect
The young
The old
All of our kith
And kin
Our faces painted
Ready and waiting
We are the
Warrior women
This cannot be denied
Strong
Powerful
Way deep
Inside
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
15th May 2012
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#ASMSG LET YOUR WINGS UNFURL


LET YOUR WINGS
UNFURL
Fly my feathered
Friend
Let your wings unfurl
Spread them wide
And spread
Them free
Soar above the clouds
So high
Way above with
Brothers
Sisters
Kith and kin
Explore your world
Wild and free
Feel the wind
Beneath your wings
Soaring
Higher and higher
Up in the
Blue, blue skies
I will be watching
Looking out for you
With such
Wondrous eyes
The wonder of you
My sweet feathered friend
An awesome sight
When you are in flight
Hovering on the wind
Searching
Looking
For a prey
In your very
Powerful sights
Go, go
And reach those
Dizzy heights
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
15th May 2012
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