To Live In Pain and Fear

When you live within the shine of all
dying moments honestly
You start to see that all the accidents
are not so accidental
And each coincidence is not indeed
coincidental
And instant karma is the norm,
as the sun of some certain days transpire

Play out in time; on life’s stage.

The sum of your mind in a moment
This sum of your thoughts in their guise,
—or true nakedness
The sum of you saying just what you say here
The sum of your deeds being done now

And it is in the instant karma you see …
It will get you

Good-bye

Good-bye pain
Good-bye fear.

© Copyright 2007, 2008 C.C. Arshagra
From “The Poetry of Good-bye” series (Unpublished work)

To Live In Pain and Fear

C.C. Arshagra

NEW BRITAIN, United States

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(Dedicated to Shawn and his father John Lennon)

NOW! This is just a too cool a tale to not tell. I’ll try to cut it short.

Met Shawn Lennon —90’s. A very intense conversation with him —this is to say the least. His father is one of my soul-role-models. I wrote a poem dedicated to his son and him and the song ‘Instant Karma’. I go online to here , today-RB. I read a poem just posted by Louilou. It moves me to somehow recall this poem. I pull it from my files. I rework it. I go back online to comment Louilou’s poem and post this one. Before I send it, I notice there’s some Redbubble mail in. I check it. It’s from Louilou about a poem I wrote —one of her piece inspired it. In her mail, she all too graciously humbles herself and I reply with this amazing story about a poem focused on fear, pain, and instant karma. Life is amazing! I got no doubt that it’s all here, or bust. Write on!

You just can’t make this sh*t up!,
C.C. Arshagra 1/6/2008

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