Private Moments #76 – Has a New Life Been Granted Me?

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #76: “Has a New Life Been Granted Me?”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post 25th August 2014
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #76
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PAINTING “Paint 4″
by Shawn MacKenzie

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

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Paint 4 –  by Artist Shawn MacKenzie To Discover more about artist, author & editor – Click name in Intro under Titles

hands reaching out into rain

Has a New Life Been Granted Me?
By Madison Taylor
17th February 2009

Has a new life been born?
Awakening an energy
I forgot
The feelings for

Breathing in air clean
No feelings of expelling pain
Or the ability
To be attracted
To the sustenance
That maintains
Or excels life

I felt death tap my shoulder
Alerting me to its impatience
It was a battle
I felt loss circling my life
Pulling it away from me

Not suicidal
More the feeling of demise
Was on its own
Nothing in me
Was trying to participate

My struggle was to beat it out
Before it could claim
My weakening flesh

Somehow my angels
Pulled together their power
And rescued me
They did
Temporarily
But hopeful

Is the promise within
I will make it beyond
Tomorrow
And the next day
Will care for itself
Building up my defenses
Against
That which wants me
So insistently

Always playing at
Forcing my final
Surrender

I am a survivor
And I don’t
And won’t give in
Or up
Easily

© madison taylor 2009

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

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Private Moment #75 “The Awakening”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #75: “The Awakening”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post 18th August 2014
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #75
“If I Fell In Love With You Would You Leave Me Too?”
Painting “Coming Back To Life” 
by Jk McCormack

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

coming back to life by jk mccormack (c) jkm 2014

Coming Back To Life  Jk McCormack (c) jkm 2008

hands reaching out into rain

“The Awakening” Haiku
By Madison Taylor
10th February 2009

Angels clearing clouds
Blue bleeds out in naked sky
Lights glowing in white

Dancing rainbow hues
Dream in golden consciousness
Depths of awareness

Float up greet freedom
Liberate the flow smoothly
Enter in to life

© madison taylor 2008

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

red-heart-for mj ghost 1

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Private Moments #74 “Abandonment”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #74 “Abandonment”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post 11th August 2014

Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #74
“The Return to Awareness”
Painting
“Far Away” by Jk McCormack
 

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

far away by jkmccormack (c) jkm 2014 neg

Far Away   jkmccormack (c) jkm 2008

hands reaching out into rain

“Abandonment” Haiku
By Madison Taylor
3rd February 2009

abandonment wounds
cutting out contact no words
stabs deep in the heart

ripping tissues red
corrupting sight blinding words
what was never was

fantasies crumble
beliefs shatter in pieces
ending accomplished

© madison taylor 2008

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

red-heart-for mj ghost 1

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Private Moments #73 “What Doesn’t Belong”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #73: “Idea – What Doesn’t Belong”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post 4th August 2014
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #73
“Waiting for Life”
Painting “Out of Order”
by Jk McCormack

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

out of order by jkmccormack (c) jkm 2014

“Out of Order” jkmccormack (c) jkm 2009

hands reaching out into rain

“What Doesn’t Belong”
By Madison Taylor
27th January 2009

Take away
What doesn’t belong
Take away
What doesn’t fit

Write down these words
The poem must rip
Cut off its edges
Let the mind trip

Talk about truths
Hidden in lies
Tear it all up
Route out the spies

Talk about traitors
Lying in wait
Screaming obscenities
Exposing our fate

The Black Ops have found us
We’ve been buried inside
The tunnel of darkness
Where we know we will die

Never surrender
What we believe
They’ll take it from us
Every thought they’ll retrieve

The torture’s destroying
The rest of our mind
Soon all the thinkers
Will be deaf mute and blind

The end of this tale
It will never be told
Believe what they tell us
Soon enough all will be cold

© madison taylor 2008

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

red-heart-for mj ghost 1

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Private Moments #72 “Are There Rules?”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #72: “Are There Rules?”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post 28th July 2014

Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #72 “Waiting on Death”
Tears and Raindrops by Jk McCormack
 

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

tears and raindrops by jkmccormack (c) jkm 2014

“Tears and Raindrops”   jkmccormack (c) jkm 2008

hands reaching out into rain

Are There Rules?”
By Madison Taylor
20th January 2009

Are there rules for life?
Are there rules for love?

Are there rules for death?
Are there rules from above?

Are there rules for Heaven?
Are there rules for Hell?

Do we create the rules
That govern if we do well?

Rules in effect tell us
What the perfect path will be

Are they restricting
Who we might become?

What about creativity
Will Serendipity be gone?

Is the new world order
Removing one by one

The Freedoms in our life
At the end of a gun?

Directing revolutions
Their exploitations seem to thrive

Some of us will be lucky
To get out of life alive…

© madison taylor 2008

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

red-heart-for mj ghost 1

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Private Moments #71 “A Poem Starts With One Line”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #71 “A Poem Starts With One Line”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post Monday 21st July2014
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #71
“I Want To Hold You”
Painting  A Painting Starts With A Spark
by Jk McCormack

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

a painting starts with a spark by jkmccormack (c) jkm 2014

“A Painting Starts With a Spark”   jkmccormack (c) jkm 2009

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“A Poems Starts With One Line”
By Madison Taylor
13th January 2009

“Confronting something
and not quite knowing
yet what it is.”
– Italo Colvino

A poem starts with one line – one word
Thoughts forming with speed
The words coursing through
Causing fingers to bleed

Out through the veins
of the finger with speed

Each stroke that remains
Shows meaning inside
Searching for purpose
A stamp on one’s pride

Approval granted
Pass out gold stars
Send in the next one
Let’s get to the end

Wherever that takes us
To the world on the bend
The words are released
Time to start over again

© madison taylor 2008

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

red-heart-for mj ghost 1

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Private Moments #70 “The Writer First”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #70 “The Writer First”
Poem by Jennifer Kiley
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #70
“Her Name Is Sylvia Kendall”

Painting “Alternate Dimensions”
by Jk McCormack
Post 14th July 2014

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

ripples in colors dimension by jkmccormack (c) jkm 2014

“Alternate Dimensions”  Jk McCormack (c) jkm 2008

hands reaching out into rain

“The Writer First”
By Madison Taylor
6th January 2009

I am the writer
I am the reader
Crossing the finish
To win first prize

Learning understanding
What the words are saying
Separate then joined
Going from one
To understanding
To none

And nothing
Being
Without meaning
Questioning it All

No bears to witness
The senses are raw
Deciding what real is

If not
Life holds no meaning
What then are we
A being never in tomorrow?

© madison taylor 2008

Written while under the influence
Of the Mad Hatter
Do the best to translate
Or go with the meaning
The Non-Senses share in explanation

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

red-heart-for mj ghost 1

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