The Nothing Beyond Your Expereince

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Greater than your love
Is your fear of helplessness.
You justify yourself with reasons
And your preferred, deserved activity.
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I am here, living in
The nothing beyond
All of your love.
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Your cold feigned indifference,
Becomes empty comfort withheld,
Substituted with your own needs for
Reassurance, and soothing ego strokes.
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I am here, living in
The nothing beyond
Your great strength.
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You want appreciation, adoration,
To be honored for your cowardice
As a misled  hero, you are stoic while
You hide in oblivious ignorance.
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I am here, living in
The nothing beyond
All that you know.
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You appear to suffer doing everything
Your own way,  knowing  you have
Been abandoned by your stoppered ears.
My cries, you say, you can not hear.
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I am here, living in
The nothing beyond
What you can hear.
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What you refuse to see is unreal.
It isn’t your burden to carry.
How can you have sympathy or care
About phantasms and silly emoting?
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I am here, living in
The nothing beyond
Your magnanimous care.
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You do not know where I live.
You have made up reasons for your
Absence, for your banishment of the
Unbearable, your ego is piled as stone walls.
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I am here, living in
The nothing beyond
The wall that isn’t there.
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Lies provide warmth for the cold,
Cold fear masquerading as
Contempt for my pain. Beyond your
Experience there is nothing.
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I am here, living in
The nothing beyond
Your experience.
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I am here, living in
The nothing beyond
All of your love.
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Bear … 05.25.2014
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Starlight Warmth

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There has come to be a time, 
When I can choose, to make yesterday
A time when I felt no pain,
A time when I was never young.
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Young could become a fantasy,
Of youth, fleeting
For a moment of joy, or
Agony, that is no longer.
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To let it all go,
The good goes with the bad,
There is nothing left
Of the inextricably entwined.
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But I shall sky dance in the ocean,
Breathing in darkness and starlight,
And I shall sweat heavy tears of despair
In the eternal sun-hot misery now.
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I choose to keep it all,
The wild joys and freedom of youth,
The bitter yellow betrayals,
The glories of life and love.
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I want to swim in all of remembrance,
Before forgetfulness takes me away.
Darkness is mystery and the yet to be,
Starlight includes the all.
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I am my own sun-hot frozen despair.
I am the starlight warmth of hope.
I am all of my own deaths and lives.
We are all that was and will be.
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Bear… 05.24.2014
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I Thank You

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It takes a generosity of spirit to say thank you.
Only a heart recognizing the giver is able
To share gratitude with contentment.
Appreciation gone unsaid is piled up stingy,
It molders in the greedy takers soul. 
By withholding satisfaction selfish hoarding
Ignites hot resentment at the easing of need.
Gratitude thoughtfully related gently warms
Both the recipient and the giver’s hearts.
Kindness and effort work courageously together
Hand in hand like accepting and giving, 
But there is only truly helping another 
When there is gratitude in honorably receiving.
Gratitude unstated might really not be there.
How can the helper know 
If the helped one doesn’t share? 
There are secret gimme gimmies
 And takers that don’t care. 
They don’t recognize the sun
And they don’t acknowledge service.
Though the sun shines on all, there are
Shadows filled with fear of unfilled need.
If thank you is unsaid then the coveting ego 
Will continue to try to satisfy hidden greed.
The selfless has no gage to know if the largess
Of their bounty has touched another’s heart.
The effort of the giving may be wasted unless
The words THANK YOU do their essential part.
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Thank you is mutually enhancing.
Thank you eases pain and satisfies the soul.
Thank you acknowledges the worthiness of the giver and of the recipient.
Thank you is beautiful. 
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Thank you for all that you have done.
Thank you.
You have done so very much more than you know.
Thank you.  Thank you.
You know who you are and I thank you.
I know who you are and I thank you.
Thank you.
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Bear … 02.28.2014
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Sweet Potatoes in February

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Night has fallen
There’s a cold
Pouring rain
All around inside me
Is sadness and pain
Dark swirl into night
With a myth
That is warm
Serve fresh hot bread
With olives and cheese
Hot sweet potatoes
Remind of the sun
Create light laughter
Pretend it is fun
Remember remember
You make up the rest
There is love in the act
Only reply with gentle tact
Treat as a patient
Courteously serve
Expectations quite rigid
Wants grab at my hands
Hurt taking my heart
Everyone needs
While trying to hide
Sly gimmies are signaled
With subdued greed
I’ve drawn on more than
What I have left
There’s the Piper to pay
Due any day
The messenger’s here
With private pains full of fear
I humbly ask
Let me finish my task
Until they are stable
I beg please oh please
Let me be able
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Only the soundless
Word song is mine
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I dance to my no tune
And that is just fine.
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Bear … 02.06.2014.

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The Terrible Waters of Courage ——- by Bear

 

Though the Well of Courage is
Infinitely deep, and the Terrible
Waters of Courage are composed of Fear
And Pain and Hurt and Damage,
We are all hollowed by a fearful guiding thirst
An awful and powerful force,
 Which drives us to drink from this forever source,
The Terrible Waters of Courage in
The abysmal deep,
The Well of Courage.
 
But what a surprise do we find
When to taste of the
Terrible Waters of Courage
Is to enjoy the flavor of Love. 
Great Love is consumed
When we must drink
From the Fearful Well of Courage.
 
Yes, Love  is what we swallow
When we draught the Terrible Waters of Courage
Then we find that  Fear and Pain and
Hurt and  Damage are all
The Courageous Flavor of Love
Which is how it is when we drink from
The  fearful forever deep, 
The Waters of Courage residing in
The Well of Courage. 

Safe ——- by Bear

That “I wasn’t aware”

Does not mean I do not care.

It’s merely that

Your burden is not mine to bear.

My own back is stiff

But not in pain, certainly not the agony

You purport yours to be.

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That you live in misery

Is plain for me to see.

If I suggest “Why don’t you go

Back in your little room?”

It isn’t really fate and doom.

I merely prefer to not see

What you have come to be.

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If you have movement issues

And stagger and fall,

I’ll assume and accuse

“Too many pills won’t cure all ills.”

Even though I know you

No longer have any meds at all.

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But if you cry in despair

As your sting-nettle skin

Burns with electric sizzles in the air

And I say

“Can’t you just take a pill and feel better?”

Even though I do know you

No longer have any meds at all.

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When the Jinn pull your hair

And whisper curses in your ear,

Alien words that I will never hear,

It doesn’t mean that

I don’t care

It’s merely what I prefer,

When I say  “I wasn’t aware.”

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So if you love me

Go.

Hide your pain and misery.

Stay in your little room

Wallow alone in your damned

Doom and gloom

So what if your nerves are shot?

Please know that mine are not.

Don’t ask me for sympathy.

Go.  Let me be.

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It’s not that I don’t care,

I just want to be safe when I say that

“I wasn’t aware.”

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Learned Wisdom — Bear’s Collection

When Dear Husband became mature enough to reveal his truly appreciative Heart with great Efforts at Attentive Thoughtfulness 

and overtly attempted to show the Depth of His Compassionate Understanding,

It became possible to Exemplify  

The Wise Repartee of Men in such an Eloquent Quote as:

“Huh? What are you going on about, now?!”

Legal Treaties Should Be Honored

Legally signed, agreed upon, and ratified Treaties bind the signatories to compliance.  A Treaty is Law.  It is only Right to Honor these Treaties. — Bear
 WORLD’S PEOPLE: REJECT AND ABOLISH ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT ACTS
http://flyingcuttlefish.wordpress.com/  alerted me to this petition
This petition will be delivered to:
1851Treaty.com
World’s People
N/DN/D/LAKOTA OYATE OMNICIYE 1851 TREATY OF FORT LARAMIE TERRITORIES  GREAT TURTLE ISLAND – INDIGENOUS HOMELANDS Whereas, the N/DN/D/Lakota (Nakota Nation, misnomer “Sioux”), Cheyenne, Arapaho, Crow, Hidatsa, Mandan and Arikara Indigenous Red Nations are signatory to the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, which was unanimously agreed upon by each of the seven Indigenous nations surrounding the Very Sacred Big Horn Black Hills Mountain, Black Jagged-Rocky-Mountains (misnomer “Black Hills”), and Sacred Red Stone Canunpa Regions, through their respective Oyate Omniciye “General Council” mandate and principal chief representation thereof, with the government of the United States of America on September 17, 1851, ratified by U.S. congress in 1853, and Whereas, all lands, water, air and resources of our Grand Mother Earth and Grand Father Sky of the Nakota are necessary for any physical and spiritual health and well-being of the sovereign people of the Nakota nation, and Whereas, the Nakota nation maintains and is clearly defined as the holder of INDIGENOUS TITLE to Nakota 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie Territories, which include, and are in no way restricted or limited to all land, water, and air resources within said 1851 Treaty Territories, and Whereas, Article VI of the U.S. Constitution states, “treaties made with Indian nations shall be the supreme law of the land”, and Whereas, the L/D/Nakota nation is aware that the government of the United States has finally adopted and passed into law the “Genocide Convention Implementation Act (Proxmire Act) of 1988”, ratified and signed by the president as Public Law 100-606 on November 4.1988, which outlaws any and all forms of “mental anguish” and “physical and mental torture” committed upon Indigenous “Indian” nations and peoples by the government of the United States (offenders punishable by up to a million dollar fine and life in prison), and Whereas, all alleged “claims/deeds/titles and/or transfers thereof” by the government of the United States, upon the territories of the Nakota nation are based upon false assumptions and are hereby maintained and reaffirmed as null and void as defined in this resolution and as maintained by the legal existence of the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, and Whereas, the Nakota Nation and peoples can no longer tolerate third party intrusion into and upon their jurisdictional territories by the government of the United States and their so-called “states of South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, and their agents, in the form of limited liability corporations, municipalities, state, county, city, town governments”, and Whereas, the following legislative, judicial, and executive “acts, treaties and/or agreements” are adverse, contrary to and otherwise violate the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, Article I and Article VI of the U.S. Constitutions, United States Public Law 100-606, the United Nations doctrines of human rights and the international covenant on the prevention and prosecution of the crime of genocide: 1. the 1871 appropriations act 2. the Manypenny commission act of 1876 3. the Dawes (general allotment) act of 1887 4. the 1889 agreement 5. the citizenship act of 1924 6. the Indian reorganization (I.R.A.) act of 1934 7. the Indian claims commission act of 1946 (basis of the illegal so-called “Black Hills Sioux claim settlement”) 8. the Indian religious freedom act of 1978 and amendments – which fall short of recognizing 1851 Treaty Territories in entirety as a sacred site, with total undisturbed and unlimited access to and use of said territories by the Citizens of the 1851 Treaty Signatory Nations 9. the mni wiconi water projects of 1988 10. the Indian gaming regulatory act of 1988 11. the Indian agricultural resources management act of 1993 (H.R. 1425, S 410, March 18, 1993, Daschle/Inouye)  12. the 1999 omnibus water act (Daschle’s mitigation act”), and Whereas, the total unlimited and undisturbed access to and use of 1815 Treaty of Fort Laramie territories, and the authority and jurisdiction over, upon and within said territories, remains with the people of the signatory Indigenous Red Nations to said 1851 treaty, through their respective ancient and traditional “Oyate Omniciye” Circle Meetings of The People”, who are guided by the instructions through the visions and dreams of Grand Father Sky and Grand Mother Earth – the Great Mystery, the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Canunpa of the N/DN/D/Lakota Nation, the Four Sacred Arrows of the Cheyenne and the various sacred possessions of the signatory nations to the 1851 Treaty. Therefore be it resolved that all false assumptions of sovereignty through “claims, deeds, titles, jurisdiction, occupation, and transfers” thereof by the government/citizens of the u.s. upon territories of the N/DN/D/Lakota Nation are maintained and reaffirmed as null and void as defined in this resolution and as maintained within the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie of September 17, 1851, and Be it further resolved that the N/DN/D/Lakota Nation and people can no longer tolerate third party intrusion into and upon their jurisdictional territories by the government of the United States in the form of limited liability corporations, and state government agencies, and Be it further resolved that the twelve (12) legislative, judicial, and executive “acts, treaties and/or agreements” listed previously are adverse, contrary to and otherwise violate the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, Article I and Article VI of the U.S. Constitutions, United States Public Law 100-606, the United Nations doctrines of human rights and the international covenant on the doctrines of human rights and the international covenant on the prevention and prosecution of the crime of genocide, and Be it finally resolved that the total and undisturbed access to and use of 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie Territories, and the authority and jurisdiction over, upon, and within said Territories, remains with the people of the seven Indigenous signatory nations to the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, as authorized and agreed upon by and through their respective ancient and traditional “Oyate Omniciye”, “Circle Meetings of The People” (“General Council”), guided by the instructions though the ancient visions and dreams from Grand Father Sky and Grand Mother Earth – the Great Mystery, and of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Canunpa of the Nakota, the Four Sacred Arrows of the Cheyenne, and the various other sacred bundles of the other signatory nations to the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie. We the undersigned, hereby proclaim as null, void and condemn and reject all unilateral, arbitrary, u.s. congressional “acts” concocted by the u.s. against the N/DN/D/Lakota Nation after the year 1853 and the theft of, and encroachment upon, sacred N/DN/D/Lakota ancestral homelands and territories. We believe the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie is the last legal document between the government of the u.s. and the N/DN/D/Lakota Nation, having been developed and adopted through the ancient, female-inclusive Oyate Omniciye “Circle Meetings of The People”. We understand that the many illegal “acts, treaties, agreements” are violations to the following; Article VI of the U.S. Constitution which states, “treaties made with Indian nations shall be the supreme law of the land”, Public Law 100-606 the “Genocide Convention Implementation act of 1988”, Article 1, Section 2, Part 3 of the u.s. Constitution which states, “Indians not taxed”; and the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie. We demand that the aforementioned and continued acts of genocide against the N/DN/D/Lakota Nation hereby immediately cease and the u.s. government officials and their states immediately comply with the above laws, convention and supreme law Treaty.