Poetry

Interconnected Love

This is it, infinite peace
It does not come from wisdom
It does not come from power
It does not come from possessions
It does not come from another
It comes from love
But not romantic love
Interconnected love
The kind of love
That encompasses all things
All beings, all places, all creatures
The kind of love that lets you know
That you are never alone
For we are all one
We are one in our victories
We are one in our failures
We are one in sorrow and in joy
We are one in this life we lead
Our experiences are all connected
And if that doesn’t warm your aching heart
If that doesn’t warm your sunken soul
Then I will warm it for you
For it is mine also
And I love it all the same

Jojo

Whole

Captured
Captured in a moment
Captured in a feeling
Captured in this knowing
Captivated by immense peace
Captivated by you
Captivated by all of you
Involved in myself
And in turn
Involved in all of us
Bettering myself
And in turn
Bettering us all
For within me, is you
And within you, is me
We breathe in and out
In total synchronicity
We live this life separate
But connected all the same
Individual but whole
Singular yet plural
One but in oneness

Jojo

Average Rut

It makes me weak
Makes me drown
“Becoming normal”
Drowning in the mundane
Stuck in an average rut
Can’t find the exit sign
Show me the way out
Take me to the sweet bliss
Of a world laced with ecstasy
Days optimistic
Nights pessimistic
Back and forth
Up and down
Did I choose this ride?
Did I buy the ticket?
Can I ever get off?
Is this it?

Jojo

Sunshine

He is
The human embodiment
Of joyous sunshine
Way up high
As if strung up
To the heavens themselves
He is
The bright side
That surmounts the darkness
Reflecting light and grace
Back to anyone
Who gazes upon him

Jojo

 

Everlasting Journey

Cotton candy skies
The sun sets
Nostalgia seeps in
Longing for simpler times:
The sun didn’t ask as many questions
The moon didn’t expect as many answers
Now the questions are tireless
My answers are dwindling
Falling ever behind in this cycle
Needing a reminder
Dawn is dawn and dusk is dusk
Neither can be a beginning or an end
Let go of your daily attachments
This is an everlasting journey

Jojo