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rabbits — Kittens

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rabbits — Kittens

No sooner has the day begun

(No sooner, has the day begun…)

Before we firmly fix the end in sight,

For to be awake inside this world

Is to be on team wrong or right.

For darkness knocks loud and strong

(Many heed its call…)

Goodness. Goodness is but a whisper,

Free will the gift we cannot bear

(Truth the weight that breaks the back…)

For it causes the heart, the soul to blister.

For want and waste binds us all

(Lust for power draws us to its web)

As does the sun and sky,

And fear and pain and recklessness

Becomes the by and by.

Questions go unanswered

(Questions go unasked…)

Explanations remain ungiven,

Practice goes unchecked

Transparency further from life driven.

Thus all we do is rush with force

 (rabbits — Kittens blind and deaf)

From the days start until its end,

Back turned in grave obedience

To the life we never once saw as friend.

 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 25th March 2016 ©.

Taken from the book ‘Left Handed Poetry from a Right Handed Poet 2’.

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and do some inspired thinking for yourself! #Copyright).

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Box Off

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If someone crafts a box with you in mind, it doesn’t mean you have to get in it.

You decide where you do and do not fit, no one else get to make that call…T.Odessa Kane ©

Box Off

I do not wish to diligently learn how to

craft a box that I can grow old Inside.

I do not want to know how to precisely

tick a box, stroke my ego, feed my

pride. I do not want to be shown how to

craft boxes for others, nor how to create

for them a label, I do not want to constantly

be making spot checks, deciding who is

and who is not worthy, of value, able.

I do not want to build my life at your expense

nor do I want you to build your life at mine

I do not want to daily count the cost,

fall ever short of the plumb-line. I do

not want you to treat me like I am a friend

when to you I’m but a job, I don’t want

to be groomed, not broken, coerced

I do not want you my soul to rob.

I do not want to dream all of those impossible

dreams, in order to toe your line.

I do not want to break nor sell myself

short, whilst on my gifts you dine.

I do not want to lose, or to starve

the best of me, simply to feed the worst

of you, I do not want to wear your chains

I do not want to give you credit that is not due.

 I do not want to learn how to craft a box

that I can grow old inside, I do not want to know

how to tick a box, how to stroke my ego,

feed my pride.

 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 23rd Feb 2017 ©

Taken from the book ‘Valleys Deep ‘n’ Mountains High’ written by Tracey Odessa Kane ©.

‘Valleys Deep ‘n’ Mountains High’ will be available to purchase November 2017.

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(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

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Bereft

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Bereft.

 

Let he who is without

sin – pick the first stone

from the pile.  Something sharp

sturdy heavy, so it stings

long after it has been thrown –

so it reminds all for a while.

That in this life, upon

this land, we walk the thinnest

line – traverse the path

of heaven, hell,  whilst spending

our allotted time.  And all good people

in their masses, care not

who you are, have no desire

To read your story – No inclination

to follow your star…

They do not care nor do they wish

to know, if you are kind or if you

are wise, if the light of love

shines in your eyes, it matters

not to them that truths your prize.

To them you but a face –

A face in a crowd they do not

see, a voice in a riot

they do not hear – a photograph

that’s not quite clear.  And yet

they’ll act as judge, as jury.

In a heat beat they’ll condemn.

Tear your world apart.

Insist that you’re not of them.

And one by one they will bend down,

picking stones up off the floor …

forgetting in a heartbeat,

to judge another is sin for sure.

And as he/she casts the first stone

All of heaven holds its breath –

for the proof long been suspected dawns

Mankind of love – it is bereft.

 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane  14th January 2017 ©

Taken from the book ‘Valleys Deep ‘n’ Mountains High’ written by Tracey Odessa Kane ©.

‘Valleys Deep ‘n’ Mountains High’ will be available to purchase November 2017.

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(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to visit my Author website:  todessakane.org  or email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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Has God left the building?

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Has God Left

For the Love of God?

I want you to imagine for just a few minutes that God is your whole reason for being. That God to you is worth living for, worth fighting for, worth dying for. I want you to imagine that you have served God your whole life and you have seen Him do incredible things, miracles, healings, restorations, deliverances, everything!

I want you to imagine that you have walked so closely with Him, that you recognise His smell instantly, the minute He walks into a room. You sense His heartbeat the moment you awake; you hear His voice in the silence of the night and in the great rush of the day. I want you to imagine that His word lives in your heart and in your soul, that it’s written upon your mind, that it guides your spirit.

I want you to imagine that His truth is your truth, His people are your people, His plans are your plans, His purposes are your purposes and His love beats within your heart.

And then…

In the blink of an eye…

Right when you least expect it…

God is gone!

God is gone — He has left you…

What do you do?

How do you react?

What goes through your mind?

The story of Samson tells us such a tale, a tale of one of God’s most beloved, who through a series of ill-conceived choices and events, awoke one day to find that God had departed. God — who had been closer than a brother to him, who had been more dependable than an entire army, who had been his everything, who had been his whole world — had left him. He didn’t even realise He had gone until it was too late.

All around the world again and again we see the macabre face of religion and its devastating impact on the world, on mankind. We see religion that seeks to hide its insidious, moral-less and lust-fuelled behaviour. We see religion that seeks to ostracise and ridicule anyone and everyone who has a difference of opinion, a different way of life. We see religion that rapes and maims and kills. Religion that bombs, that decimates entire communities, religion that steals the very land from under other people’s feet.

We see religion that looks more evil and more hellish than Hell itself. We see religion that’s gluttonous, that uses its power and privilege to dominate and control. Religion that segregates, that’s full of religious platitudes and self-righteous judgment. We see religion that’s all about coercive control. We see religion that has no hallmark whatsoever of God, nor of His unconditional love, nor of His grace, nor of His mercy.

And as this type of religion continues to inflict itself upon all aspects of society, I can’t help but ask the question: ‘Has God left them too?’

Are the choices they make, the events, the ceremonies that they have, the things that they do, so far removed from God, so the total opposite of God and of all He stands for, so void of God, His plans, His purposes, that He left and they never even knew it?

I truly, sincerely, wholeheartedly believe that the world would be a far, far poorer place without religion and all that it brings. Having said that, I do have to be totally honest when I say that I also believe that perhaps without religion, the world would be a far safer place to be.

Religion without God is tyranny by any other name.

It is a dangerous self-serving platform from which to control the very people God calls you to love, protect and care for. Without God, without His unconditional love at the centre of religion, there is no accountability, there are no boundaries, no steps too far, no limits to what those who profess to love and to follow God will do. Thus God’s followers become an absolute law unto themselves and start acting and thinking that they have the right to say or to do just about anything!

Someone once said, ‘The world at its worst needs religion at its very  best.’

I only hope we don’t find out too late that God left us all to it a long, long time ago.

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 3rd October 2013 ©.

for the love

This blog is the Introduction from the book ‘When God Isn’t Enough’ 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane and Published by Rowanvale Books 2016.

The book is available to download FREE as an E-Book or to purchase as a Paperback.

Please go to Author website for more details http://www.todessakane.org

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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Be Iridescent

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Be Iridescent

Be gracious in defeat,

Courageous in your goals,

Undaunted by the task,

Trusting of your soul.

Faithful in all things,

Joyful till the end,

Tenacious in your giving,

Loyal with your friends.

Innovative with your talents,

Truthful with your heart,

Extravagant with your gifts,

Genuine in your desire to play your part.

Honest in all your dealings,

Bold with your hopes and dreams,

Resolute with your love,

Compassionate through all your schemes.

Deliberate with your choices,

Discerning with your treasures,

Protective of peace, of truth, of beauty,

Focused on life’s Author now, always and forever.

 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 30 January 2015 ©.

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(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to visit my Author website:  todessakane.org  or email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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The Children Wonder Why

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The Children Wonder Why

Under a dirty moonless sky, the children wonder why, no-one hears them cry.

On the pavements on every street, the children underneath our feet, wonder why they have needs we will not meet…

 

 

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Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 12th September 2013 ©.

WGIE

This poem is taken from the book ‘When God Isn’t Enough’ 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane and Published by Rowanvale Books 2016.

The book is available to download FREE as an E-Book or to purchase as a Paperback.

Please go to Author website for more details http://www.todessakane.org

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

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If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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Thursday’s Child.

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Thursday’s Child.

 

Thursday’s child had far to go

So the story had long been foretold,

For this child would go to the ends of the earth

For a treasure, that to him, was more precious than gold.

 

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Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 2nd March 2009 ©.

WGIE

This poem is taken from the book ‘When God Isn’t Enough’ 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane and Published by Rowanvale Books 2016.

The book is available to download FREE as an E-Book or to purchase as a Paperback.

Please go to Author website for more details http://www.todessakane.org

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs and my poetry. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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As We Breathe, So May We Live?

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As We Breathe, So May We Live?

 

When love runs out of road,

And hope runs out of time,

And peace runs out of reason,

And faith runs out in one divine.

 

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Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 13 September 2015 ©.

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This poem is taken from the book ‘When God Isn’t Enough’ 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane and Published by Rowanvale Books 2016.

The book is available to download FREE as an E-Book or to purchase as a Paperback.

Please go to Author website for more details http://www.todessakane.org

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs and my poetry. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

All my daily blogs are automatically posted on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook and are sent by email, direct to all those that subscribe to anotherdaysomeday2013.com via WordPress. If you would like to receive my daily blog posts please see contact page for more details, Thank You and God bless you Tracey Odessa Kane 🙂

No Fear!

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No Fear!

I will not chase the stars away

For fear of growing young,

I will not pack away my joy

For fear of getting strong.

 

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Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 5 February 2014©.

my writes

This poem is taken from the book ‘My Writes’ 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane and Published by Rowanvale Books 2015.

The book is available to purchase as an E-Book or as a Paperback.

Please go to Author website for more details http://www.todessakane.org

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs and my poetry. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

All my daily blogs are automatically posted on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook and are sent by email, direct to all those that subscribe to anotherdaysomeday2013.com via WordPress. If you would like to receive my daily blog posts please see contact page for more details, Thank You and God bless you Tracey Odessa Kane 🙂