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Literature
Softening of Armor
There was a time of great sickness-
bare bones starving out the demons
and building fragile frameworks
to withstand the stress of change.
There were doubts and defenses…
fear and then thunder-
crashing moments of shared vibration.
The epic push and pull,
full silence followed by
some sweet surrender,
affirmations of realness,
the softening of armor,
the slow, sinking sensation
of accepting a beautiful truth
whose solace outweighed trepidation.
A greatness to vanquish
all previous transgressions-
the abstruse condition of falling in love.
© M.Pimentel 2015
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Literature
To Hold Infinity
Language is not limitless.
Words become worn.
Thoughts are lost in the
translation of repeated
patterns rising and falling…
Cadence fails and the
message gently slips away.
We need new words-
new sounds to name the
exponentially evolving environment
of the human condition…
a new way to listen.
To feel the extreme without
doubt or loss of meaning…
to know the fullness of breath
and the deep set ways of scars
that bar entrance to the so
fragile shell of heart & self…
to speak in tongues that know
silence and are aware that
echoes carry the weight of
swiftly forming memories.
Language is not limitless.
To feel you words I wish to
see your face and trace its
contours as the sounds
rise and float away -
I wish to slip between realities
and capture entities free
of these constructed sounds
who have better found a
way to say what is hidden -
those who have learned
a new way to listen...
where language is not a
prison to hold hostage
the swells of the soul.
If anyone co
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Literature
COVETING [en]LIGHT[enment]
Sometimes it’s all or nothing.
Only a piece won’t
suffice for surrender.
The selfish,
coveting of light
crushed tight
in the grip of ego -
Trying to let go,
trying to let go,
trying to let go…
Am I a fraud?
trying to infuse grace
where anger holds
its place in line,
naively waiting
for assuring signs
of which direction to go…
Believing somehow
that presence in the now
will force something
new to unfold.
Just on the edge of perception,
some infallible life lesson -
A more adequate path
towards death and life -
A way to stop coveting light
no longer crushed tight
by the grip of ego -
Letting go,
letting go
letting go…
Until “I” no longer exist.
© M.Pimentel 2015
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Literature
While Reading Agnes
Something precious about
the visibly worn book…
the broken in spine,
slightly curled corners,
dog-eared pages…
Sometimes words
scrawled in the margins
like a map of abstract,
explosive epiphanies -
shooting stars full of congruent
ways of perceiving the world.
© M. Pimentel 2015
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Literature
Discourse
I.
I started to forget
empty space & places
to find words.
I stopped hearing
the hums & ticks & breath
of this house.
That's when it was clear
that the space & place
had been outgrown…
too well-known…
and my mind was blown
outside these walls.
II.
I feel quiet…
caught up in some
unspoken conversation.
Something is shifting-
small quakes & rumbles…
another unknown discourse.
III.
Misplaced memories
shed the skin of
previous incarnations
and allow the soul
to feel a little closer
to heaven.
(c) M.Pimentel 2014
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Literature
Notre Dame (Montreal)
The odd juxtaposition
of tourism and faith -
“$5 please; Merci”
followed by a magnificent exhale
and a feeling of the soul closer
to the surface of the skin,
reaching for the grandeur of heaven.
Faint whispers of 100’s of 1000’s
of prayers floating between
flickering flames and carefully
carved statues of devotion -
A hushed moment in the presence of
greatness with a sweet sense of peace.
© M. Pimentel 2014
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Literature
Ceremony
Think of standing very close to me -
enough space to revel
in our own electricity -
enough space that I
can have a conversation
with your eyes & peer into
the depths of your soul,
where I try to leave you
unspoken messages of
all that I feel when I’m with you.
© M. Pimentel 2014
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Literature
Late October
Maybe the trees are burning-
So hard to write when no one reads
unless it's moving or bleeding and
summarized succinctly into 150
characters or less...
I want you to trace the curves &
points of my continuous thought
and feel it swell and fade away.
There are places not dreamed of
and so many ideas waiting to be born.
There are words ready to be written-
just touch the pen to the page & exhale.
(c) M. Pimentel 2014
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Voice
Voice
Searching for it…
Sifting through the sadness & sickness,
Cutting thru the self analyzing wickedness,
Cleaning out internal cravings & congestion,
Trying to better fulfill the answer to the question:
Where is it?
The core at the center,
The most important part,
Light at the heart of it.
Searching for it…
Always such an elusive companion,
the voice refuses to reveal at will-
Creeps in like a slow chill
at that moment when the words come correct-
smooth, deliberate, and articulate…
The voice spittin’ choice rhythms
that get at the heart of it,
light at the heart of it.
Where is it?
Stop hiding behind excuses,
masking past abuses…
Combine with something new.
Bring it, voice.
On a dose of pure followed by:
inhale,
exhale,
sit back,
relax
and open to a new page
to wage war with words.
Let the voice be heard.
M. Toth © 2013
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Voice

 

Searching for it…
Sifting through the sadness & sickness,
Cutting thru the self analyzing wickedness,
Cleaning out internal cravings & congestion,
Trying to better fulfill the answer to the question:
Where is it?
The core at the center,
The most important part,
Light at the heart of it.

Searching for it…
Always such an elusive companion,
the voice refuses to reveal at will-
Creeps in like a slow chill
at that moment when the words come correct-
smooth, deliberate, and articulate…
The voice spittin' choice rhythms
that get at the heart of it,
light at the heart of it.
Where is it?

Stop hiding behind excuses,
masking past abuses…
Combine with something new.
Bring it, voice.
On a dose of pure followed by:
inhale,
exhale,
sit back,
relax
and open to a new page
to wage war with words.
Let the voice be heard.

 

M. Toth © 2013 

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Melissa Pimentel
Artist | Varied
United States
She leaves bottled messages in
gutters and prays for it to rain.

She thinks about strangers
and language and memories…
all of the unseen floating between
swaying arms and the shifting breeze.

She wonders what has seeped in
under the skin and into the soul that
suddenly knows where and when it
came from at those heightened times
when the fabric of real finds itself undone.

She likes the thought of stars
being born and the darkness that’s
torn as they explode into being.

She lays outside naked and cries gripping
the earth hoping her birth made a light
that shines through space & time to
sparkle in someone else’s night sky.


Melissa Toth © 2010
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LindseyCarrell Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favs.  :)
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pelenguino Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
hey i think i know u!! :)
i miss joe!
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truth-n-vacancy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010   General Artist
Ahh...the amazing photographer :) You think you miss Joe?! lol. He's having the time of his life...and I'm missing him every minute. Can't wait to see the work he comes up with as a result of this experience though...good things to come!
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eqlrytes Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Thanks for the vote, Melissa! :)
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crazysingergirl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
thank you for faving "you'll never know" :heart:
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gautamnair Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! thanks for the fav on "The Beholder's Dreamscape" :)
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maimtorturekill Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
thanks .
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sjarman Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Hello. thanks for the faves!! Xx
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arliddian Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Thank you for the :+fav: on Artist. :)
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arliddian Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Thank you very much for the :+fav: on Fear of flight. :)
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