Sifting, sorting, accumulating, rearranging...my notes are scattered everywhere, trying to piece together poems
Finding Strength Born In Pain
the beauty of soul wrenching pain
is the way it forces you to find strength...
there are many ways to be strong
to stand tall with the solid strength...
of a forest giant an oak tree
to be flexible and bend to the wind gale like a reed
or to flow with alternating rhythms of water
like a high mountain stream or river...
all of nature is within us to choose from to seed us
with multiple layers of seasoned growth
our unfolding flowering diversity...
so much depends upon perspective layers of depth
light darkness as we journey into the story
of our chosen spun web destinys...
Terence George Craddock
Copyright © Gregory Uhan & Terence George Craddock
Written in September 2015 on the 7&9.9.2015.
Greg is gone from these pages now, but we still miss him, so with kind permission from Greg, I am going to post from his facebook page, and then comments made on this post by Eric, Greg and I in tribute to poets I love admire and respect.
The original inspirational words by the philosopher and poet Gregory Uhan
'This isn't the world I envisioned.
Not a world based on prejudice and superstition.
But vast, open meadows, wild flowers,
Mountain ranges, oceanic horizons,
and vast stars that extend beyond the minds eye.
People dancing, running wild, making love.
no economy, no industry, just the bond between you and me.
A world where the cosmos rains blessings on
everybody free enough to give.
A world where god is love and love is god and argument is just a harmless way to pass the time.
Where everyone is right in their own right as long as doesn't infringe on the rights of others.
A world where religion is just a myth expressing our common bond of consciousness.
Beyond the box, that's where we love, where we live, where we thrive! '
Gregory Uhan (posted on Gregory Uhan's web page April 4 2015.
Universal Truth Given Word Gifts
what do we share
on our life pages
to wake doubters?
spurs are instantaneous
fleeting moment writes
requiring little thought
free gift given words
without effort framed
within a poet's mind
often eureka holds
riveting startling beauty
revealed universal truth
Copyright © Terence George Craddock
Inspired by a post by Gregory Uhan and comments on that post by the poets Eric Cockrell, Gregory Uhan and Terence George Craddock.
Split image from the poem 'Words Without Effort' by Terence George Craddock.
love this. shared to my page. maybe it'll help wake up the doubters. EC
It was a spur of the moment write, that required very little thought. GU
the gift of words without effort framed within a poets mind often holds the beauty of universal truth TGC
we share a dream of freedom, not censorship and oppression TGC
Rejoice In Gregory Uhan
I rejoiced when first reading
Gregory Uhan because we share
so many common dreams
visions and hopes for humanity...
I rejoiced because
Gregory Uhan writes
so many poems I should
have written incredibly well...
I was amazed because
so many of Greg's themes
expressions styles mirror
some of the best of my own...
I was exceptionally happy because
Greg's words are so often thoughts
which resonate in depths of my soul...
I was blessed because
Gregory Uhan strengthens
regenerates my belief in all
decent human beings can achieve...
I was honoured because
friendship with beautiful people
always enriches illuminates our lives
and when adversity strikes
their support prayers are at our backs...
I am smiling because
I believe in the importance
of soulful poems words
Gregory Uhan is yet to write...
Like twin souls bound in similar goals
we shall walk share inspiration with fellow searchers
who aspire towards truth honour integrity...
God bless Gregory Uhan
may harmony flow in your words,
enlightenment illuminate your thoughts
love ever infuse your heart...
power to your pen,
to all beauty wisdom you are yet to write,
which shall guide searchers who will
be regenerated with your words...
Copyright © Terence George Craddock
Written in May 2014 on the 3.5.2014.
Dedicated to Gregory Uhan with best wishes, love respect and empathy.
Well, in this world people don't care about humanity as much as they have to. they have some how forgotten the spirituality and the things that it will bring with it's self. there is always a darkness and always a light. but as we know the light will destroy the darkness. Now, We have an honorable poet here that is called dear Greg. a brave poet with a lightly mind that is able to do the great works, great works as his great and warm heart that can carry all the humans in this world. this adjective is unique, but you have it Greg. You are able to
make contact with spirituality and the light in the best way and i got it from your lightly poems those just shine like polar Stars. you are a great man, a great poet, and also a unique friend. I must proud of myself because having a friend like you. your poems just bring us to the other place. always be, and always take care. See you soon here.
There is a person who always keen to bring happiness and hope, and i found it nearer as he is my friend, and Greg, that is you. I like the spirit you carry in many days and nights struggling pain but yet you never know how to give up, what you have done just to keep it positive, with faith, believe and strong confidence. Always you are not just a person to only have a talent, you got big talent in writing to share to talk about peace. I always cherish for any friend that know what the meaning of friend and how deep meaning when we building a harmony community through love and care. Your style your wise mind is always cool, i am not degrade your profile to compare with Terence as both are very similar with powerful idea, strong language and skills but i am not saying you not having own identity, your identity is yours, original but it has an echoes of Terence, one of great poet. Just to say this, Most of great people having major overlapped things to discuss...that was what i saw between you two...and you are his type that born in our generation, and i love how many people here speaking from inner heart for a Peace over the world, and i see many of friends be with me, and us...your work must keep on continue as people will always need someone to rise, the more we have the better we are making it, just bring more to join by writing, use your talent my friend. Oh God please lead him some way as you wanted him to be_Soul, Unwritten Soul
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