Lyrical

Because it’s Friday, because I miss Hip Hop classes, because “last night you were in my room, now my bedsheets smell like you”, because…

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Less Speech Than Speechless

As if words might be too little for everything that this is and everything that you are. Easier to keep it all inside, cherished and nurtured. What it is though, this thing we are making, this phoenix rising, my head wants to give words to everything that’s in my heart and mending my soul. I sit with pen poised and lose myself in the thoughts. Thinking, thinking… kisses, such sweet kisses… like Aurora, I’m awakened, and the kiss is the first, of course it was the first, and also the now and my thoughts are spinning away. Pen forgotten, swept up in memories; I marvel at this, at how Life can in a heartbeat, give you back every cherished thing you thought wasn’t to be, couldn’t be… Puppy love, broken hearts, soul mates, lessons that needed learning, lessons yet to be learned. My self cracks open and the words all spill out, written on to your skin these cursive kisses and copperplate caresses… whispered in your ears and finally exhausted because there will never be enough to make up for those unspoken in that space in between.
Those words left over are limitless “I love you’s” and the rhyme is always your name and if I never wrote anything again except for these… I would be content with this body of work.

~ kei
26 January 2017

Poetry From The Vault

For a year or two before I joined WordPress I wrote privately and on a couple Facebook poetry pages. One page – The Eclectic Poet – is still there, suffering the same neglect that WordPress does but once in a blue… the algorithms that be will cast up a “Your Memories On Facebook” post that isn’t just a photo but one of those long ago snapshots in words.

This piece is titled “Blue” and is one of my stream-of-thought or two-AM-thoughts style pieces. It was written on 17 October 2011 and never shared publicly. I rather like it.

Cut and paste from Facebook, this is “Blue”.

Blue

17 October 2011 at 13:03

 

Everybody wants a piece but only on their terms

I feel so… stretched

Pulled thin and transparent

I have enough for everyone if they aren’t greedy

My heart needs…  replenishing

Pumped out and labouring

Brown eyes like amber

Tell me all your heart’s secrets

Such treasures preserved

Mahogany, amber, teak, chocolate

Leather, chamois, silk, velvet

blood, wine, cigarettes, coffee

Beautiful…

I can’t get you out of my head. Not normally a bad thing. Very, very frustrating today.

When I close my eyes I can see you. Worse. Sometimes I can feel you.

I can hardly stand to be in my own skin. It’s like I have a fever. On fire, shaking.

I want you here… You are what I need to replenish… Fill me up with you.

Such a tangled web we’ve woven

Your benign indifference leaves me frozen

Snap you fingers, demand my fire

This bed feels like a funeral pyre

If you don’t love me, leave me be

You can’t pick & choose the parts of me

 

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~ kei
17 October 2016

Yes, You

Circle back
Drawing nearer
Ever closer
So it seems

I’d sell my soul
If I could only
Make this more
Than just my dreams

~ kei
10 September 2016

As the weeks go by I’m finding that even the most casual viewing stirs that old something in my deepest core. Some fires can only be banked; never fully extinguished.

Save Mooney’s Bay ~ One More Push

Don’t be bland about Blanding’s turtle – they are globally endangered – not just the Canuck ones. Personally, I’m less concerned about the “danger noodle” but…

So, the Integrity Commissioner has found there were major breaches to Ottawa’s lobbying rules in the lead up to the announcement of a new playground in Mooney’s Bay Park. This was already painfully apparent but we are now backed by findings resulting from the formal investigation in to this boondoggle. The complete article can be read here:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/sinking-ship-mooneys-bay-playground-integrity-commissioner-1.3671366

Hi! I’m a ‘Murrican Blanding’s turtle!

Not to mention, one mature tree produces enough oxygen to support a family of four for one year. They destroyed 16-50 (numbers still not confirmed) mature, healthy trees to put up a bunch of wood chips (ironic…) and plastic crap. Canada (the 2nd largest country in the world) is home to 10% of the world’s forests, that is a shit ton (official Canuck unit of measure) of O2!

Let’s get the petition over the 1000 mark – it’s been noted in communications with CBC news and City Council that people beyond Ottawa care about the environment and endangered species. For those who’ve already signed the petition, you have my heartfelt thanks. You can also show support by liking and sharing the Save Mooney’s Bay Facebook page. Heck! If you sign the petition, I may stop squawking about this.

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#canada150, #giver150, #letsgiver, #ottawacity, #onpoli, #tvokids, @SinkingShipEnt,@ottawacitizen, @ctvottawa, @ottnews, @kateportercbc, @ottawasuncom, @cfraottawa, cbcottawa

Disclaimer: I am speaking strictly for myself and not for Save Mooney’s Bay.

Save Mooney’s Bay ~ Now With Sexy Video

And a hi-ku for good measure, this being a poetry blog and all…

Hi little turtle
We’re trying to save your home
Our mayor’s a poophead

~ kei 24 June 2016

For those who signed the petition, you have my heartfelt thanks.

From the Save Mooney’s Bay Facebook page:

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#canada150, #giver150, #letsgiver, #ottawacity, #onpoli, #tvokids, @SinkingShipEnt,@ottawacitizen, @ctvottawa, @ottnews, @kateportercbc, @ottawasuncom, @cfraottawa, cbcottawa

Disclaimer: I am speaking strictly for myself and not for Save Mooney’s Bay.

Save Mooney’s Bay ~ Look At That Face! Aww…

Your support matters and your voice is being heard. Thank you!

For those who signed the petition, you have my heartfelt thanks. Our mayor continues to hide behind feigned ignorance and has now denied environmentalists, et al, their democratic voice: “This is one acre out of 72 acres,” said the mayor. “It’s a children’s playground with teeter totters and swing sets and monkey bars. So I think a lot of what’s been said over the last couple of days has been embellished. And I think when people see the finished product — particularly the kids — they’re going to love it.” Not one word of this is true and the Mayor knows this. Y’all have seen the pooping moose, right?

This despite the reams of studies, letters emails and the proposals of Sinking Ships Entertainment itself. This may not be your neighbourhood but it’s part of the world’s ecosystem – please add your voice if you can.

From the Save Mooney’s Bay Facebook page:

“Did you know that the Blanding’s turtle (a species that’s provincially and nationally threatened) was identified as a species at risk at the Mooney’s Bay site? (report here: https://goo.gl/HNBSi5). This is currently their nesting period, but the heavy trucks and current state of grounds will keep them away. If you do spot any at Mooney’s Bay, please take a picture!

Please note that the environmental reports were done after the contract was signed and not released until June 6th — well after the site had been fenced off, ripped up, dug out and filled with gravel.

Informational link about the release of Blanding’s littlies in Toronto

h_Crowley-Blanding's-Turtle

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Sing along with me people: Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone…

#canada150, #giver150, #letsgiver, #ottawacity, #onpoli, #tvokids, @SinkingShipEnt,@ottawacitizen, @ctvottawa, @ottnews, @kateportercbc, @ottawasuncom, @cfraottawa, cbcottawa

Disclaimer: I am speaking strictly for myself and not on behalf of Save Mooney’s Bay.