shifting gears senryu
moment of beauty
into the highest of gears
doing it as team
This week’s theme is: Happiness
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Fear of Happiness
You are a puppet to your greatness.
You are the amplifier of its voice.
When you peak, you are amazed
and query your accomplishments.
Since your imagination has no limits,
a mirror exposes the bulges of your greatness.
With humility, you smile, relax,
and a fall asleep to sweet dreams.
You command a well timed silent dominion.
With the authority of laser like radiance,
envisage persistent obligation.
If your vision lies dormant,
Rub influence as you zip by;
Inspire with the scent of your perspiration;
Cajole with poise and assure with consolation.
Walk not with the gravity
of one who lost a child.
Even those outside the household bubble
are with blustery flares of disposition
in place of beaming manifestation of pleasantness.
If those shocking moment laps,
don’t accede to benign complacency.
Don’t accede to unhappiness.
Happiness leads not to empty hedonism.
Without it, authority disappears like sounds in a blown speaker;
Influence vanishes like weather in the eye of a hurricane;
Elucidation meanders about like a hungry, lost coyote;
And inspiration is not more than a fading spot light.
Make happiness tantamount.
Penalties are not mandated
on your subordinates
for you, your self
are endowed with merry gifts.
Prevalent mistakes minimize your greatness.
Though in some domains you have lost control,
life, as a whole, averages it out.
Express your voice
In tones of utter determination.
Use your limitless courage to put right
what you now bemoan.
Here’s another “One Stop Poetry Challenges.” This this is the One Shoot Sunday – Independence Day, 2011.” In other words, Fourth of July Eve.
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I wrote this back in 2001 for now Brig General William Thornton.