Tuesday, August 5, 2014

THE RICHES AVAILABLE



THE FORGOTTEN GEM
No one known
wants any particular thing
you have none to give.
Though it seems
we all had an opportunity to have it,
but too few found their way to the mine
to dig for it.

I have searched my life away,
looking for that most precious of gems
and found it nearly an impossible find
from the lack of mining.
For millennium the beautiful was left to lie,
untouched by hands or hearts,
all so much in need of its joyous beauty;
beauty found both in the giving and receiving.

Left alone,
untouched,
unused
it hardens,
develops thorns in places
once soft and tender.
If we all had taken a moment,
a single moment a day
to mine that compassion
out of the rocky soil of the heart,
hold the sweetness, loose the bitter tears
of regret that cleanse us;
perhaps we’d be just a bit better than what we have become.

© M Durfee
8.5.2014

58 comments:

  1. We always tend to miss the way forward...easily seduced by greed and glitters of temporal comfort. Great piece here.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. It is true, in our rush to get what we think we want often we overlook what we need.

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  2. Your words are like a hug... alive.

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    1. I am proud to be able to deliver that hug to you my friend and understanding compatriot of oft time the same path.

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  3. There is still time. For all of us.

    Beautiful and good and true, Mark. It felt like a circle being drawn around the past, while also drawing us in. It felt like a long exhale.

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    1. Sarah, I think that there is time for mankind yet, a moments worth of compassionate being will cover up a lifetimes worth of apathy. I am trying Sarah to draw my past forward a bit to encircle my present that I may lose a bit of the anger my world is trying to force on me.

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  4. I guess everything hardens over time. A sad thing but true.

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    1. It may be true Charles, everything can fossilize but need it be in our lifetime, especially something like compassion for others within each of us?

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  5. oh i agree...on mining that heart...and on taking the til to till the crust before it becomes so hard...and how much better off we would be these days if we did....

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    1. Maybe if we let the crust soak in unwanted love for a bit it will be easier to break through to the mother lode Brian?

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  6. "Though it seems
    we all had an opportunity to have it"
    Not so sure about that. Isn't that the Great American Myth that we've all been brainwashed into believing? Once you believe one myth is true, it's an easy leap to believe others, no matter what their genre. On the other hand, why not?

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    1. Our 21st century problem Carleton seems to be us who are somewhat older remember days when life was lived different and wonder if it will ever be like that again. If it now is a myth then let's start telling it again until it becomes reality.

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  7. jervaise brooke hamsterAugust 5, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    What kind of porn do you like ?, i prefer the 'Windows Vista Media Centre' clips, the same 5 or 6 thrusts of the dick in and out of the birds bum over and over again or the same 5 or 6 squirts of spunk into the birds gob over and over again, somhow i find it easier to jerk-off to the repetition of those clips rather than watching the entire movies, perhaps because the clips essentially represent and constitute such beautifully encapsulated and perfectly modulated masturbation-aids par-excellence (as it were), where-as the complete movies can be much more eratic in their content both with regards to actual quality and type of scene on veiw. Also of course another major plus and bonus that you get with the very best of the clips is that you never have to worry about a hideous and horrifying blokes arse suddenly coming into the shot and spoiling your wank.

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    1. So you're saying you prefer your own selected and downloaded porn, you like the dick but don't fancy the male stars ass? That in itself is telling. Thank you for such enlightened input.

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    2. Seriously Jervaise there is no shame in being a transexual. You want to look your best, then put on your make up and go for it, it's easier to not live your lies.

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  8. jimmie t. murakamiAugust 5, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Its 69 years almost to the very minute since Colonel Tibbets and the crew of the 'Enola Straight' gave us all our freedom with that giant mushroom, lets all give thanks shall we.

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    1. For the bomb or the 750,000 allied lives not lost are we to give thanks? No one can change time. much less alter decisions made before you were born.

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    2. Freedom or enslavement, proper use of technology or not, saved lives by taking lives, none of it was Tibbet's decision. Drop that bomb on the world's war councils of the day.

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  9. Jennifer CroissantAugust 5, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    The 'Enola Straight' ! ! ! ? ? ?, Jimmie, you must be murderously homo-phobic.

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    1. I doubt murderously, just closeted still.

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  10. I have to say that what Jervaise Brooke Hamster said with regards to porn and those clips was absolutely brilliant, i whole-heartedly and unreservedly agree with literally every word that he wrote ! ! !.

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    1. Must be a guy thing...

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    2. Someone found the blog, friend or foe but you'll have to be a bit more discerning if you think i wrote this anonymously written tripe kj. Notice there is no live link back to the poster?

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    3. Of course it would be a piece of writing you loved, you wrote it. My personal ego isn't that expansive.

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  11. Colonel Tibbets and Officer Tippets complete the hardness of the circle . . . it is for them, but for us, it ain't over till it's over and it's never too late ~ until the end ~ for targeted acts of raw kindness and velvety compassion . . .

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    1. I will again choose the hard road Erik, I again will not see it coming but I picked a few extras from the mine that their weight reminds me that all men make decisions that affect others for good and for ill.

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  12. Oh dear god mark, this is awesome--wisdom straight from the earth.

    Why the fuck do we not advance compassion as we advance technology? What about evolution?

    Love
    kj

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    1. kj Maybe we have advanced away from places that love, compassion, empathy are needed, required elements of social living. We spend a life time building our halls in the heart and find in the end a hunt club decided the Johnstown dam, really would hold back the flood. And when they were proved wrong, the compassion was reserved not for the loss and dead, but for them who built the damned thing. i feel differently about that judgment.

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  13. I like the ending lines but Jervaise's comments made me reconsider another perspective ~ Have a good week Mark ~

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    1. Thank you Grace, Jervais perspective seems to me to be that of a spectator. *shrug* better a miner than an apathetic.

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  14. Grace, Jervaise Brooke Hamster is the ultimate truth, his wisdom is there specifically to be absorbed, he is the supreme educator (one might say).

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    1. I've heard of him, someone told me he died while masturbating for the third time in two hours?

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  15. I personally don't give a shit who writes on here as long as you remember I have the power of the delete button, if you wish to hide behind the mask of anonymity I have this set up that way, I can just as easily make the settings different. But I personally like a bit of foolishness, BUT anything I think is is inappropriate, I have nothing but time and the will to permanently delete it.

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  16. You, sir, are a most remembered gem.....THANK YOU for the top billing my friend. I am humbled by your support and generosity. Friends like you are the jewels of life...xoxox

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    1. Candace you are way too kind and generous but honestly I appreciate you and an glad to help as little as i can.

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  17. otis rampaging heterosexualityAugust 6, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    The Walking Geezer, a question: Just going back to what Jervaise Brooke Hamster said with regards to those marvellous porn clips, whilst reading that com-girl-t it was obvious to me that Jervaise is rampagingly heterosexual, why then did you still feel the need to be awkward and accuse him of being a woofter ?. By the way, you also trashed Jimmie T. Murakami in the same way, its completely unacceptable to accuse a straight geezer of being a fairy, you must realise that ! ! !.

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    1. Well Otis, statistically most transexuals are heterosexual, ergo just trying to let them know they may be as they are without fear.

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  18. the sayer of the truthAugust 6, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Colonel Tibbets is indeed the greatest ever all-American hero, of that there can be no question, its odd why anyone would ever contemplate disagreeing with that, there seem to be an incredible number of Americans out there who simply dont appreciate the sacrifice made by people like Tibbets on their behalf 70 years ago ! ! !. The bloody ingrates.

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    1. Col Tibbets was a pilot. Same as them who dragged America into the war, all doing their duty as defined by their masters of war.

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  19. the sayer of the truthAugust 6, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Candy, the greatest jewels of life were the ones dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 69 years ago, they gave you your freedom my dear, dont you ever forget that, ALRIGHT ! ! !.

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    1. The bombs or the technology, make your choice.

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  20. the sayer of the truthAugust 6, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Another thing that a lot of people still dont seem to realise is that in 1945 the Japanese were totally contemptuous of "The First A-girl-d-girl-t" and "The Bill of Rights", thats why the Japanese had to be annihilated ! ! !, to preserve the American way of life, UNDERSTAND ! ! !.

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  21. Whats "The First A-girl-d-girl-t" ? ? ?.

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  22. the sayer of the truthAugust 6, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Oh yeah sorry, thats how i have to spell it because i`m so murderously homo-phobic, i hope that explains and clarifys everything.

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    1. Murderously homophobic or secretly homosexual? You're safe here, open that closet door.

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  23. Jennifer CroissantAugust 6, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    That is such a sad image of the gravestones, and all because of liars, hypocrites, cowards, and decievers who masquerade as so-called politicians.

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    1. I do not keep that picture up there to make anyone do anything but think.

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  24. While all of you anonymous boobs and boobettes play, realize no comment will stay posted that has sexual overtones towards them that choose to remain known, and whoever is posting a the walking man on this besides me be advised you are violating my copyright and patent regards this blog. Cease and desist, I earned the name make up a new one for you and your multiple personalities.

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  25. Its a pity you chose to be so tiresome and stroppy here, i was actually looking forward to your replys to some of these com-girl-ts. Earlier in this com-girl-ts section when you did reply to some of the com-girl-ts the results were inspirationally hilarious. Maybe you could still take the time to reply specifically to the last few com-girl-ts posted here, i`m sure the results would be equally funny and interesting. Cheers geezer.

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    1. I reply when I reply, you're free to wait for it, or not *shrug* It's not easy being a pithy as you and i don't want to embarrass myself.

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  26. Dwight D. EisenhowerAugust 6, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    I really enjoyed what "The Sayer of the Truth" said to "Candy's daily Dandy" about Hiroshima and Nagasaki, its like he was educating her about the ultimate truth (as his name would imply obviously), it would`ve nice if she could`ve replied. By the way, for more information on this very important subject go onto YouTube and write: "Incredible! New George S. Patton speech! Iran and modern warfare", its 8 minutes and 22 seconds of pure brilliance ! ! !.

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    1. Maybe todays leaders need to accept the Japanese invite to Hiroshima to see what unleashed power can do.

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  27. Mark, how the hell did these posters find you? God, what a bore/boor! xo

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    1. Yeah it was OK for a couple of days but they made me make it so nomore anonymous posters could comment. *shrug*

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So Walking Man I was thinking...