Isolation with Hope (tanka)*

dark dreams encircled~

ominous thoughts void of life~

seek internal peace~

lowered in supplication~

divinity will enlighten

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*Note: Each day though there seems no end in sight, do not let this darkness (fear) over take the light (hope). Please watch my musical choice for this verse in it entirety. It is quite beautiful visually.

According to the Encyclopedia of World Religions Sufis believe that: “the human spirit being a direct emanation from the divine Command, is therefore an emanation of God himself, and could find its highest aim only in the obliteration of its illusory selfhood and absorption into the Eternal Reality. I love Rumi’s poetry it has always gave me comfort in moments of sadness or despair. For further understanding I have provided two links.

🤍🙏🏼 🕊/ 🌎 ✌🏻 ❤️

A Comparative Study Of The “perfect Man” In Ibn Arabi And Rumi

https://philpapers.org/rec/KHAACS-2

The Realm of Imagination According to Jalal al-Din Rumi and Ibn Arabi

https://philpapers.org/rec/KHAACS-2

https://amanpan.com/category/weekly-prompts/

In Need

world

hurting

waiting

wanting

relief

solace

peace

within

each

human

being

resides

boundless

love

only

fear

holds

it

back

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*Note: Originally recorded by Jackie DeShannon in 1965. I find it still relevant today. I’m adding a link to Wikipedia regarding this song. What I found really interesting is the recording history, enjoy. 🌎 ✌🏻❤️

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_the_World_Needs_Now_Is_Love

Try, Want, Need need need……..*

You’re all I need,

strap myself in

ready for that shot

in the dark.

abandoned

back room

brick and mortar

ruin,

soon becomes

my castle

in the clouds, where

draw bridge falls

euphoria’s gates

open wide

I float inside,

leave

realities of

life’s pain

behind,

I nod Out,

my Need

wakes me,

now all I care

about now.

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Copyright © L. Gomez

*Footnote:

Behind every addiction lays a reason for the onset of use. Sometimes it’s just for fun (a thrill) it’s prescribed (opioids) or just an escape from what’s hidden deeper within (self medicate) depression, stress, fear. Drug addiction encompasses all sectors of our society (it doesn’t discriminate). I’ve attached some informative links, for those who want more information, to help someone or you need help. The song is by Velvet Underground, may artists have been outspoken about their addictions. 🌎✌🏻❤️

https://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/heroin.html

https://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/addiction-statistics/