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THE WORLD IS NOT A SONG BUT A POEM In its ridges, lies the clues
The world is folded into ripples of pain and joy
It appears that sadness and happiness are poured in equal amounts
Sprinkled all over the contours of life
Sorrow is left to flow in between the folds
Like a deluge of unhappiness, it reaches every heart and stretches from
one corner of life to another
Like a gigantic sail, the world is a canvas of mystery
On which our laughter and joy are painted
And our tears are spread for all to see
I cannot claim to know what is beneath the tabernacle of being
Except to say Silence
Silence is the master of life, it holds it in place
Giving it meaning and purpose
Silence is the sacred liquid on which we exist
Like a womb, it's a tomb
A place where we dream of things unknown
Like a flame, silence is a torch that guides us back to ourselves
It is not necessary to understand the language of mystery
It is of utmost importance to submerge yourself in Silence
It is the ultimate obedience
The open declaration of peace
Silence is not a melody, it's a method of life
It does not break under the heat of the sun
Or freeze under the spell of winter
Silence is the ultimate state of body, mind and soul
It encapsulates all that we are
It envelopes the substance of our being
Giving meaning to the poem within
Silence is a powerful remedy
Take it in small amounts, and be cleansed of all your desires
Take it in big amounts and be freed to roam the realms of mystery.


Poetry is an ever flowing cup of abundance
Drinking from this cup is not only a sacred experience
It's a sacrifice of one's selfishness
To receive an open source of selflessness
Poetry does not teach effortlessness
It uncovers the field of abundance and purposefulness
And makes you a part of it
Consciousness is not a dream
It is the edge of the dream that has found its funnel
We are this fountain that opens the door of mystery
We are the cup full of the unknown
But we need to recover our long lost sense of awareness
A realm far more beautiful than our present circumstances
Poetry is a divine world of Light
Every word spoken is a beautiful spacecraft
That brings a load of pleasantries from the furthest corners of
It is not possible to be a Poet
Unless one is a post of mystery
Do not look at me with wonder
Be the wonderful moment
that poetry can draw inspiration from
Drinking from this cup is not for the academically attuned
It is for those who have liberated themselves
From the clutches of the classroom
It is for the absentminded, seekers, dreamers, lovers...etc.,
Those who found the nest of Silence outside the perimeter of logic
Poetry is a pure form of knowing
It is the ultimate gift from the Creator's studio
And every aspect of it is divine
Drinking from the cup is priceless.



Kind people are a rare breed
It's like they are freshly baked
out of the oven of heaven
They have a heart made of Light
It's not the heat of the moment
that drives them
It's the inner knowing illuminating their path
They are always submerged in wisdom
They know what is right even when it's dark
They are not overwhelmed by the contents of life
Choosing to showcase the attributes of the Divine
Kind people are urgently needed in this world
to teach us the ways of the Spirit
to give us the lesson of Love
Kindness and humility are twin flames
Ignited by the sacred fire of unconditional Love
Let's all learn to be kind
It is a skill that opens the door of mysteries
Giving you a glimpse into the upper realms of consciousness
Liberating and freeing your soul
to roam past the perimeter of the self into the dimensionless realm,
the abode of God.

POETRY IS NOT A BEAUTIFUL REMEDY Life's tuberosity attaches lots of loos ligaments
Poetry is not a beautiful remedy
Sometimes it's a touch fibrous rope that is used to hold life's torn
ligaments together
Other times it's a bowl to allow life's tears to flow
Poetry is not a magical remedy for all ailments
It is a versatile portion applied to all the different facts of life
Not only as a lubricant but as a paste to hold together falling pieces of
life's broken appendages.
Poetry is not an ugly plaster to hold the fractured bony fragments of life
It is a cast that not only adds beauty to the process of healing, it also
injects a myriad of colors to the substance of being
Poetry is a pure nectar that is used to alleviate the painful venomous
stings of life
Soothing as well as erasing all senses of hopelessness
Poetry is a clean piece of cloth used to wipe away the brutality of life's
pain from our psyche
Poetry a sense of hope and a syringe full of sorrow
Use it with care, do not apply it recklessly to your heart
Sip, spray or use it to wash your face
Let your body, mind and soul shine with the sacred Light
Let the poetic spirit be the atmosphere in which you breathe
It is rich in all the essential elements of life


The sacred Light is a place of higher consciousness
Writing poetry under this light is a humbling experience
But then the Sacred Light is the source of humility, gentleness, peace,
hope, compassion, happiness and all other beautiful attributes
It is imperative to seek for this light in your life
Learn to embrace the spark of awareness
It is the most beautiful moment
It is the most satisfying moment
It is the purest form of knowing
It is the bastion of hope, faith and love
Writing under the sacred Light is a blessing
A beautiful sacrament to the Creator
It is a joy to be a vessel for the pen of God to materialize and flow
The spark of awareness needs pure Silence of body, mind and soul
It is short-lived but more precious than everything in the world of
You have to discern the moment
Let your spirit drink from the river of divine inspiration
Let the moment of awareness be captured with all its attributes
This is spirit Poetry, the art of writing poetry under the sacred Light

KENNETH MASWABI has been chosen as "Poet of the Week" on various occasions from our ILA Magazine's Facebook Group and rather just publish his work separately, we chose to feature his poetry together. He has been chosen in 2023 as Poet of the Week (January 22 - 28), (March 5 - 11th), (April 23-29th), (July 23 - 29th) and (July 30 - August 5th).

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