Diamonds in Sky blog

It’s alright to Dream my child
You will mine Diamonds in the Sky
Where others see merely stars

(c) s l jennings

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Ecstasy poem 2


I hugged each blade of grass weaving morning dew between my toes as barefoot I walked without time.

My thoughts my only companions traveled distances beyond the mountain I now ascended.

Bright city lights eclipsed views below as eternal flames fired factory smokestacks rusting in twilight.

Beauty’s celestial sphere forever blemished by man

Hazy sulfur skies kissed memories of youth’s reckless abandon dried beneath a forgotten sun.

And I invited my soul to recede deep into imagination to witness the greatest magic show on earth.

Curtains drawn back to forbidden pornographic visions of bygone years.

Passionately making love under an open sky, I saw the sun rise on top of the earth.

My body pleasured in pure ecstasy of organic orgasm without a nickel spent for a private booth.

(c) s l jennings

#EarthDay #poetry #PoetsDream

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Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms

This morning is abundant in apple blossoms like angels watching over us

(c) s l jennings

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The Fisherman


Rarely do I feel compelled to explain my poetry. I feel once the author has released the poem from within, it takes on a whole different meaning on the outside as it now belongs to both the poet and the readers.   Since this poem is of a deeply spiritual and personal nature, I have included a brief explanation afterward.

The Fisherman

I threw my heart true into the ocean
in an amber bottle sold as magic potion
on raging waves I prayed for salvation
from a mad world born of man’s frustration

For forty days and forty nights alone
Cumbrous glum crests tossed my vessel wind blown
further away destination unknown
Blood drawn sharks forecast dark weather’s headstone

And I no usual damsel in distress cried tears
as I spied a lone ship to answer my prayers
A fisherman reeled me in to throw my heart back again
God’s lamb among men said life was for livin’

No forgivin’ when Love’s your action and your art
Salvation’s ark is built on earth’s one heart

(c) s l jennings “The Fisherman” poem

I wrote this poem before sunrise on Easter morning.  I awakened much earlier than normal.  This poem is for anyone who views and/or is viewed by the world through a distorted societal lense (glassbottle) – the lense could be religion, morality, role, image, expectations of others, etc. In youth maybe he or she buys into the bottle and takes the ride only to get lost in a filtered world and to later see truth is found in the authentic self with origins in a love for all people in all times. We are perfectly imperfect humans so this is easier said than done. I think a Love not lost in interpretation is what the fisherman wants us to find within our hearts on an ark of salvation built here and now.

My personal path of faith begins with Jesus Christ’s manifestation  of Love here on Earth and extends to a love of all people in all times regardless of race, religion, creed, etcetera.  Although religion can be a path of faith, Christ did not have a religion. He forgave Judas. He forgave his persecutors. He said to love one another and I believe He coexists in love with Allah and Buddha well as others including atheists.  Love is God.  God is Love.  I  believe in an afterlife and I believe that is a gift of Grace.  However  I also believe that we need to make our actions count to show our love of one another while we are here on Earth  and in that way we build the ark to salvation from suffering. These are my  personal  spiritual beliefs  in this post which is in no way intended to be a prescription for others.  I understand that each person spiritual path  is different. Each person takes their own meaning from life and poetry 🙂

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Mother Moon

Mother Moon

Mother moon may we softly sway away
mid moonbeams dreaming of a better day
Lovingly cradled in your peaceful arms
living apart from any worldly harms

Mother moon pregnant with life’s embryo
gently pull tides of strength into tomorrow
nurture all to grow on earth’s path
see none come to feel any wrath

Give us your energy to rise without eclipse
Light our hearts to appreciate earth’s gifts
Awaken us to one universal source
Enliven us, Mother Moon, with your force

(c) s l jennings

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Syrian children

“A screaming comes across the sky. It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.”
-Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

Acidic vapors burned in unaware nostrils
The shoreline of peace receded unrealized
The innocents screamed for angels’ mercy
Drowning in caustic riptides of existence
Pulled under by regime, lungs paralyzed breath
As eyes still fixed on heaven awaited brutality’s savior
A distant land answered for fire to become sky
Missiles of destruction sent in the name “of God’s wisdom”
Fields below were slashed and burned
Deliverance promised under the guise of peace
The son of perdition preached from his podium
His tongue galvanized by sovereign desire
Violence returned violence without atonement of suffering
As eyes still fixed on heaven awaited brutality’s savior
To ask “how many fictitious shores before the harbor lie?”
And, silent in Love’s divinity, Wisdom answered:
Only seeds sewn with peace will reap peace
God is present
Is man?

(c) s l jennings “Syria” poem

“how many fictitious shores before the harbor lie?” quoted from Emily Dickinson, Part One: Life LXXIII

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Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossom

Sweet fragrant flowers
Softly decorate my memories
Cherry blossoms in bloom
Hope renews in each petal
for today’s wishes to
become tomorrow

(c) s l jennings

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Precious One

Precious one

Without a word
you climbed
into heaven
& forever
I longed to
chase after you
I must stay
here on earth

written in loving memory of a precious child ~ 12 years gone, but never forgotten ~ her love carries on

(c) s l jennings poem and photo

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Find Me

Find Me

𝙵𝚒𝚗𝚍 𝙼𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚟𝚊𝚝𝚘𝚛 𝚖𝚎𝚎𝚝𝚜 𝚜𝚔𝚢

& 𝚝𝚘𝚐𝚎𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚏𝚛𝚎𝚎 -𝚏𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚗


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His love wrapped me in soft cashmere wishes warming my heart on bone-chilling days


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