June 14th, 2015

Shaman - Horse

Tracking the 100 Theme Challenge

Below are the 100 poetry theme put forth by The Poetry Cafe on DeviantArt. I'll be tracking my completion of the themes on this entry and provide a link to the resulting poem!

1. Introduction – 06/14/2015
2. Love - "Because" - 06/15/2015
3. Light - "Go to the Light" - 06/16/2015
4. Dark - "Dark Is" - 06/17/15
5. Seeking Solace - "Comfort in Another" - 06/18/15
6. Break Away - "I've Stepped Away" - 06/19/15
7. Heaven - "Heaven's Memory" - 06/20/15
8. Innocence - "First Kiss" - 06/21/15
9. Drive - "Driven" - 06/22/15
10. Breathe Again - "Breathe Again" - 06/23/15
11. Memory  - "Remembered Most" - 06/24/15
12. Insanity - "Insane Iceberg" - 06/25/15
13. Misfortune - "Father Time" - 06/26/15
14. Smile - "Journey's End" - 06/27/15
15. Silence - "Silence Broken" - 06/28/15
16. Questioning - "Monuments" - 06/29/15
17. Blood - "Blood on the Ground" - 06/30/15
18. Rainbow - "Heart Released" - 07/02/15
19. Gray - "Way of the Gray" - 07/02/15
20. Fortitude - "Mirrors" - 07/03/15
21. Vacation - " Vacation" - 07/04/15
22. Mother Nature - "Mother and Father" - 07/05/15
23. Cat - "Children of Stardust" - 09/24/15
24. No Time - "Old Man Younger Artist" - 08/29/15
25. Trouble Lurking - "Living with Madness" - 07/05/15
26. Tears - "Drown the World" - 10/01/15
27. Foreign - "I Want to Play" - 07/06/15
28. Sorrow - "To Dream in My Sleep" - 09/27/15
29. Happiness - "My Partner" - 07/10/15
30. Under the Rain- "Heaven's Pour" - 12/21/16
31. Flowers - "Flowers" - 07/25/15
32. Night - "Girl Who Traveled Dreams" - 08/23/15
33. Expectations - "Pardon Me" - 08/19/15
34. Stars - "Fawn of My Heart" - 08/18/15
35. Hold My Hand - "The Romantic Life" - 07/17/15
36. Precious Treasure - "Currency of Hate" - 07/16/15
37. Eyes - "In the Eyes" - 09/07/15
38. Abandoned - "No Return" - 07/27/15
39. Dreams - "Dream of Another Life" - 08/09/15
40. Rated - "Life of Memories" - 08/30/15
41. Teamwork - "Our Time" - 08/01/15
42. Standing Still - "Singing Chantilly Lace" - 08/24/15
43. Dying - "Fast Forward" - 07/28/15
44. Two Roads - "Crossroads" - 07/05/15
45. Illusion - "True Believers" - 08/27/15
46. Family - "Dagger and Rose" - 08/12/15
47. Creation - "Poetry Like Bob Ross" - 07/09/15
48. Childhood - "Take the Photo" - 09/29/'15
49. Stripes - "Tattoos of the Soul" - 09/21/15
50. Breaking the Rules - "More Than Sheep" - 08/13/15
51. Sport - "Backwards Downhill" - 08/10/16
52. Deep in Thought - "Pages" - 08/22/15
53. Keeping a Secret - "Days of Wine" - 08/25/15
54. Tower - "Fall This Day" - 09/13/15
55. Waiting - "Best Friends" - 07/04/15
56. Danger Ahead - "Okay Not the End" - 08/20/15
57. Sacrifice - "All That's Left" - 08/04/15
58. Kick in the Head - "Kicked in the Head"  - 10/02/15
59. No Way Out - "Lost Man" - 07/14/15
60. Rejection - "Blame Target" - 08/20/15
61. Fairy Tale - "First Kiss" - 07/08/15
62. Magic - "Katy Perry Mood" - 08/12/15
63. Do Not Disturb - "Put it Down" - 09/11/15
64. Multitasking - "Populist" - 09/10/15
65. Horror - "A Child is Dead" - 08/07/15
66. Traps - "Brimstone" - 09/15/15
67. Playing the Melody - "Angel Gone" - 07/21/15
68. Hero - "Harlequin's Eulogy" - 09/04/15
69. Annoyance - "Devil Whispered" - 11/16/16
70. 67% - "67%" - 08/09/15
71. Obsession - "Play Another Song" - 08/01/15
72. Mischief Managed - "I Would" - 08/06/15
73. I Can't - "Smile Like a Clown" - 08/10/15
74. Are You Challenging Me? - "Be a Real Man" - 07/11/15
75. Mirror - "I'd Be Kate Perry" - 07/03/15
76. Broken Pieces - "Meant to Change" - 07/19/15
77. Test - "Spend the Time" - 09/05/15
78. Drink - "Mirror's Face" - 01/27/17
79. Starvation - "Alone" - 09/20/15
80. Words - "Words" - 08/09/15
81. Pen and Paper - "Write Some Poetry" - 07/07/15
82. Can You Hear Me? - "Spilled Ink" - 07/12/15
83. Heal - "When I Dance" - 08/31/15
84. Out Cold - "Days of Wine" - 08/24/15
85. Spiral - "I Survived Sharknado" - 07/26/15
86. Seeing Red - "Side of Right" - 07/30/15
87. Food - "For the Soul" - 07/31/15
88. Pain - "One Now Gone" - 08/10/15
89. Through the Fire - "Bravery" - 07/23/15
90. Triangle - "Lives Combined" - 08/24/15
91. Drowning - "Fight the World" - 08/08/15
92. All That I Have - "Game Over" - 07/18/15
93. Give Up - "Holy Ground" - 10/04/15
94. Last Hope - "Last Hope" - 10/03/15
95. Advertisement - "Dance with the Devil" - 07/13/15
96. In the Storm - "Sight to See" - 08/16/15
97. Safety First - "Box" - 09/18/15
98. Puzzle - "Late Poet's Questions" - 08/30/15
99. Solitude - "Inner Child" - 08/07/15
100. Relaxation - "I Dance" - 09/06/15
Shaman - Horse

Poem - Introduction

A DeviantArt group (The-Poetry-Cafe) has a 100 theme challenge. I have that many, plus more, days left to my year of poetry. The poem “Introduction” is the first of the themes. I've chosen to draw on an aspect that finds itself into many of my poems. Expressing this is an introduction to myself.

Introduction
Bonus Poem for Day 165 – 20150614

Given over to romance,
over to the lyrics of lovers.
Tunes of ages flow through
my mind to feed my soul.
I'll give myself over to you
if that is what you'll have
in the moment of dance
where we are apart,
completely one with the all.

Given over to romance,
over to the beauty of the world.
Seeing it all in separateness,
relative loveliness waiting
to be seen in shades of expression,
each a slice of divine's nod,
angelic and demonic,
in this space of the seeking
for the thing to make us complete.

Given over to romance,
over to the futility of it all.
To see, and feel, and express,
the breadth of pushing against
the ugliness of what could be
as we embrace what should be.
Lyrics of lovers, beauty of the world,
wrap your arms around this one
as I stake my life on romance.

© 2015. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved
Shaman - Horse

Poem - Path of the Magical One

Being a magical one means diving deep before seeking to survive. The poem “Path of the Magical One” is a brief look into the journey.


Path of the Magical One
Poem for Day 165 – 20150614

To be a magical one,
with a hundred thousand hopes,
an equal number of sorrows,
triumphs of the striving will,
sobering defeats of the seeking soul.

Witness the tools of the fallen one,
held in hand and heart alike,
unseen by those around them,
half remembered at the best,
salvation held close at hand.

Memories are the first tool,
reaching back in time,
joining disparate lines,
creating illusions of connection
where there is no separation.

Knowing is the greatest tool,
thrust upon the magical one.
Curiosity is fascinating,
knowing is the taskmaster,
distractions made illogical.

Dance and music handmaidens
to the muses' desire to expand.
The magical one hold tight to hopes,
releases to sorrows to their place,
and the seeking soul continues on.

© 2015. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved
Shaman - Horse

Poem - Evil Question

A friend followed me on Tumblr. Such a neat way to see who people really are. They shared an experience that prompted me to write the following free form poem.


Evil Question
Bonus Poem for Day 165 – 20150614

“Are you Evil?”
It must be the eyes,
or the hair,
or the way you carry
yourself.
Green is the color
of money.
Red the color
of blood.
Assurity
in life.
All of these
things are
evil.
Well,
maybe just the last.
“Are you Evil?”,
not at all my friend.

© 2015. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved