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Musings of an Awakening Spirit

Stories, poetry & general musings of Rebecca Haywood, a modern-day Shaman with a penchant for bringing the divine into the human experience.
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Poem: Shameless Beauty

Poem: Shameless Beauty
“Shameless Beauty” Bloom endlessly In tufted rainbow Hues of you Scented With life Luring Its sight Eating More light Your saturation suffuses Your abundance bears Your love inhabits the air Be Beauty unwieldy Unyielding To their pluck Their dares To fuck How can they? Take What is not theirs? Shake What is not loose? These petals Command the wind And rise the tides No time To stop Your rains Dewdrops Drink shadows Into...
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Poem: "Broken Yoke Blues"

Poem: "Broken Yoke Blues"
(from my days as a restaurateur) Dimes and timesClockedChecks writtenBetrothed to anotherMy heart smittenThen bittenBy the bitterTaste of wasteGivenUntoOverOut Be still!I’d shoutThis honeyMy moneyFlowed redCalendars markedWith dreadDays pushingPaul peteringPickpocketingFray the threadOh my head! Squeeze another lemonPlease another manHand over handLast dropLast callThank youCome againPlease!GimmeI’ll shimmyBall to chainDance and wane For tipsThat dripCentsWith scentUn-sensedOf my painStakingMy heartTakingMy claimSmilingAll the same Another day done!Wipe it cleanPray for the GreenZ-outRe-runCost overdoneBut we’re in the black!Fades the...
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Poem: "Coyote Bird"

Poem: "Coyote Bird"
Coyote birdUnheardStalking betweenThe unseenHer desert bloomsDusty plumesShed the ghostsEntombed With moonlit petalsIn winds unsettledBy broken Day’sLast raysShe turns the tidesNight spread wideStar grazingOn the rise Even stillYour trillBegetsRegretTo wailHowlingProwlingLove assailed Her feathers dropYou spin the clockAnd manThe handOf timeStallingCallingThe final chime Your eyes deemAsleep in dreamHer thirstAt firstTo be yoursUnbeknownTo the tattooed stonesMarking her doors Down come the rainsAnd she remainsCoyote birdUnheardHer desert bloomsNow golden plumesTurn skiesTo fiery fumes
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Confession: A Poem

Confession: A Poem
Confession: I am divine and I am human. I am all of it. I am woman. I am little girl. I am sex. I am purity. I am none of it. I am infinite in finite envelopes with names and places assigned. But what is my address? Who do you address in this dress, these shoes that stumble that sparkle that carry me home somehow, again, awake and wanting him and Him, human...
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Shameless Beauty: A Poem

Shameless Beauty: A Poem
Bloom early Endlessly Tufted rainbow hues of you Shamelessly scented With life For life Attracting more life Eating more light Full Filling Unwieldy beauty Unyielding beauty For they dare not pluckThey dare not f*ck How can they? Take what is not theirs? Shake what is not loose? These petals command the windAnd rise the tides No time to stop This bloom made the sun  ————— Let’s stop hiding, shall we? Let’s stop trading...
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Patchwork Quilt: Part 3: Meditation

Patchwork Quilt: Part 3: Meditation
Imagine...your life as a patchwork quilt...spread out before you... spread out within you... every moment of your life... and each version of You within them... child unborn and child emerged... teenager uncertain and rebelled... adult assured and then felled... victim, survivor, lover of love... guardian, elder, and spirit returned... all together... here, now... connected as one continuous being... one heart... one soul... one You... to love, to honor, to be. Imagine them all...
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Two into One: An Ode to Duality

Two into One: An Ode to Duality
“Two into One” Moonlit strangersDawn endangersTwo cups spilt Winter chimedWings alignedTwo coins laid Songs spunPrayers undoneTwo tears drop Empty dayDreams a wayTwo flowers fly Moonlit strangersDawn endangersTwo into one I wanted to share one of my recent poems with you all. It is an ode to duality, I suppose— a profession of love and a tale of our affair. Duality is not something we escape exactly. It is natural... when it is natural....
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The Death of Prince Charming (repost)

The Death of Prince Charming (repost)
In today's society, the search for true love often trumps the search for God but each is a worthy quest that, with the right map, will bring you to the same place— you. I struggled for years in my relationships with men and with God. Though I was raised to be an independent and self-sufficient woman, I secretly sought completion. I pushed and I pulled on their love— the part of me that...
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Departure from a Dream

Departure from a Dream
Departure from a Dream Heart aches Pain stakesAnother end That means To releaseAnd return again From sorrowThat borrowsYour breath awhile And beatsIts drumFor the mercantile Whose trade windsLean inA kiss for the bride AsleepIn the deepOf Love’s end With flowersAnd firelightInto Eve’s rising tide She driftsTill Night liftsIts veil from her eyes WakingBreakingInto Dawn. ~Rh——————How are y’all doing? Riding these emotional waves can be tiring... or exhilarating. We can feel broken... or we can...
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True Love

True Love
True Love ridesOn the whispers of old winds, Down long-forgotten roads of forever, Through candlelit towns And snow-covered castles. Oh, my Prince,I must bury you now In this cracked earthof my heart. For in its chambers There sleeps my truest love. Your death bringsHer awakening.
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Surrender

Surrender
I can no longer linger here, For the tide is pulling me Away from this island of illusion. I awake in dark, holding myself. I awake in light, falling through wind. Surrender looks not to where she might land, But whispers to Infinity, sweet nothings.
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Dissolution

Dissolution
Softened by the heat of the sun, I flow down this mountain side. Yearning for my re-union with You, I surrender to your heat, your fire; And it lifts me, that I soar invisible, Only to fall once again upon this Earth as rain wearing away her soils. Dissolve me from this earthbound grasp, That I may become one with You, That I may reach beyond this vessel of my experience, Beyond feast...
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Whispering Circles

Whispering Circles
A forest deer greets the morning sun. Today her blood will spill; the hunt has begun. But death or birth, who is to say. Life's just passing through. In the wind, she rides once again, Whispering circles down to you. From her heart, a Siren's song of truth That carried the seed that she planted in you. "Open your eyes", she said, "and gaze through me, Through me and into you." For in...
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Invitation

Invitation
We're two hearts beating, Two souls meeting, In the breath of a love unknown. We could dance in this moment; It could be forever. Our love only sleeps for its pleasure. So lay down your laws Or forget your cause; This love is constant in surrender. Resurrect softly, my Love,  And shed your bones at the door. Love shall be your maker.
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