Faith | Poem 7 | The Depths of Faith

Abstract Bird, Faith of Flight, Blue, Yellow, Green, Abstract Bird Art


Topic: Faith

Key Words: question, sin God, belief, truth, miracle, religion, doubt, trust, leap


What good is faith when doubt continues to steal the show,

How sin has become the salt and pepper seasoning of life's most devious crimes,

When religion has become a set of spectacles for those who cannot see past their own noses,

Smell the roses and you will know all that God desires you to know, 

For the miracle of life itself does not require the tainted hand of religious help, 

Faith is what you hope to see when the trust in your belief cannot be seen,

Faith cannot hold the truth, nor can it bear the fruit of soulful needs,

Trade your thoughts of faith for truths of belief, and then you will see all that needs to be,

Leap out of your skin and into the place where sin a religion has no space, 

Look deep with-in the face of your dubious mind to transcend beyond the layers of physical time, 

You will soon find the key to unlock the beauty of life neatly folded between you and the great divine.  


Paul Sousa | Poetry for Humans

@houseofdarlington

Chance | Poem 6 | A Chance to See



Topic : Chance

Key Words: fortune, destiny, luck, risk, loss, gamble, gain, cliff, odds, opportunity 


A chance to see the little boat float across the turbulent sea, 

At odds with the wind, the fog and the blanketing mist, 

As the sun settles for its magical escape between you and the vanishing horizon,

The pink and purple sky may indicate a sailors seafaring delight, 

What luck to be stuck in the middle of the sea with me,

What fortune to be alive and to gamble yet another day, 

To feel the salty sea spray graze across the ridges of my contoured face and deep set eyes,

The cliffs beyond the sea many years ago have no claim,

To risk and fall will be the opportunity for you to gain,

As long as there is thought, there will be no destiny to fulfill, 

No loss in life, in this one or the next, 

Only by thoughtful chance will you see the harbor of soulful lights,

You must go deep to know the depths of you, 

And through you will you emerge the true you, 


Paul Sousa | Poetry for Humans

@houseofdarlington   


  

Success | Poem 5 | What is Success

Abstract Art, Human face with flowers for hair, Flowers, Human Abstract Art


Topic: Success 

Key Words: money, effort, journey, pinnacle, victory, contentment, sacrifice, status, happiness


Success is a journey with in yourself,

To be aware of victory when there is no war,

Understanding that thoughts are the efforts of the manifesting mind,

Bringing great divine creations to all nations,

Uniting all kind spirits from the land where there is no man,

Find contentment where money has no voice, 

Where status has no place with-in our human race,

Fulfillment of your peace comes from a higher place of reason with-in life's ripened season,

Fill your soul with natures creative gifts, 

Sacrifice your fears for happiness and your soul will continue to rise above the pinnacle realms of love and rapture,

Success does not reside with in the brick and mortar banks of your mind, but with-in your inner depths of consciousness where there is no time. 


Paul Sousa | Poetry for Humans  

@houseofdarlington


Struggle | Poem 4 | Mind Struggles

Abstract glass bottle with bird inside, House of Darlington, Artist Paul Sousa

Topic: Struggle

Key Words: adversity, obstacles, goal, perseverance, chains, shackles, growth, chance, pain, hope,


The struggle of the mind twisted in time,

How your inner thoughts can shackle your progress of deep seeded urges to live between this life and the next,

The weight of your words are like chains around your neck pulling you down to the merciless ground,

Choose your thoughts wisely, for pain and suffering are self induced and do not act kindly,

Obstacles come and go like tides of the open sea, a time of growth, a time of hope between you and the unseen,

Life may be a chance to dance with your inner fire, to recognize the marvels of loving thoughts and soulful desires, 

To destroy the obstructions of separated nations in exchange for humanity and divine creation, 

The simple act of pure love can only be witnessed when the Ego self in quietly diminished,  


Paul Sousa | Poetry for Humans 

@houseofdarlington




Dreams | Poem 3 | Interpretation of Dreams Poem



Topic: Dreams

Key Words: shadows, goals, memories, nightmares, night, hopes, anxiety, fears, terror, victory


Dreams


Dreams become the shadows of the night,

The collective secrets of the minds visual sight,

Memories consumed by the ticking hours of day and night,

Goals, hopes, tears collected from the past of present fears,

Belly blistering anxiety of mental pictures projected on your own personal screen, 

Your egos private laboratory of compulsive chatter with-out a solid base or concrete matter,

Only you know the difference between terror and truth, 

Only you know the the silly tricks of your minds deceitful gifts, 

To obtain victory is to unlock the mystery of your true source of being,

Look with-in the light that sparks the fire,

There you will find the life you sacredly desire, 

Fear not the dreams your mind creates, 

For dreams are dreams of trails and error,

Only through awareness will dreams last forever,  


Paul Sousa | Poetry for Humans

@houseofdarlington


  

Love | Poem 2 | Express Your Love The Way Your Soul Feels It

Abstract Heart Art, Love, House of Darlington, Artist Paul Sousa

The topic is: Love

Key Words: kiss, sacrifice, romance, partner, trust, attraction, falling, communication, envy, compromise 


Love

To envy love, all the emotions from down below and up above,

It can tickle your heart with a single kiss, and romance your mind with unadulterated bliss,

The passion of a partner sprinkled with trust that may not falter, is the ultimate sacrifice one has to offer,  

To communicate your minds mingling attraction to convince your heart of this gambling reaction,

Will you compromise your heart for a dash of that soulful spark?

Ah, to risk it all for this thing called love, to capture its mystery knowing its rocky history,

A blessing in disguise or a blessing for the wise,

You decide, you decide to take that ride, 

Get in the seat and strap your buckle, hold on tight and close your eyes, it may be a beautiful bumpy ride.


Paul Sousa | Poetry for Humans 

@houseofdarlington


Family | Poem 1 | Expressing the Meaning of Family in a Creative Way


Painted Forest, Forest is family, House of Darlington
The topic is:  Family

Key words used: tree, roots, ancestors, mother, father, children, home, name, tribe, clan


Family

Among the trees are the many seeds,
As the wind blows the rustling leaves,
Mother Earth fills the forests needs, 

A single seedling falls to the ground,
Awaiting a home far beyond the sacred sound,

The Father above you blesses the soil, 
For future tribes standing tall and loyal,

As roots take deep hold below the earth,
Our ancestors celebrate the arrival of another birth, 

With open arms and open hands we join the clan of the spiritual land,

The name of this place is called home, 

There is no race to reach for the stars,
no finish line or silly flights to Mars,

There is only family for us to embrace, 
So tell your mind to forget societies illusional space, 

Between you and grace lies your spiritual faith, 
A place of peace for the human race, 


Paul Sousa | Poetry for Humans  

@houseofdarlington


 

Create 100 Poems Challenge | Paul Sousa | House of Darlington

Create a Poem Book with writing prompts for poets

Greetings, 


I recently purchased this book from Barnes and Noble. Create A Poem -writing prompts for poets journal. To help get your creative juices flowing by giving you a topic to write about and ten key words that have to be used in the poem. 

The power of poetry can force you to dig deep within yourself and search for those little stories and journeys that make you who you are. Poetry allows you to explain feelings, emotions, and experiences in a very subliminal way. Similar to listening to a song that really resonates with you even though the artist singing or the writer who wrote it could be experiencing something completely different. 

That is just more confirmation to me that we are all connected in some way regardless of our thoughts and lifestyles. 

So I have challenged myself and my five senses to dig shallow and down deep to create 100 Poems. Not as a challenge to have 100 Poems, but as a challenge to express what needs to be expressed in my own journey. Call it therapy, psychedelic yoga, emotional purging, whatever. I will just call it a docu-me-taion. No judgment, no advice, no persuasion, just experiences expressed in a creative way. 

So, if you like creative writing and enjoy the flavor of expressive stories, maybe this challenge can be a challenge for you as well. In any case, each poem will be posted on the House of Darlington Blog along with the topic and ten keywords used in each poem. 

Thanks for stopping in, stay awhile and look around.


Paul Sousa | Artist | House of Darlington 

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House of Darlington | Nude Flowers

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House of Darlington | Pedals

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House of Darlington | Wander

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House of Darlington | Flatiron Building

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House of Darlington | Cab Ride

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House of Darlington | Poncho

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House of Darlington | Gringo

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House of Darlington | Supple

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House of Darlington | Lady

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House of Darlington | First Mate

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House of Darlington | Cyclist

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House of Darlington | Drenched

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House of Darlington | El Kapitan

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House of Darlington | La Fruita


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House of Darlington | Branch Coral

 

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House of Darlington | Wavy Coral

 

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House of Darlington | Jagged Coral

 

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House of Darlington | Hot Shades

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House of Darlington | Ripples

 

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House of Darlington | Cool Shades

 

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House of Darlington | Sugar Beach

 

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House of Darlington | Bay Sailing

 

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House of Darlington | Fish Wave

 

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House of Darlington | Gnarly Narwhal

 

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House of Darlington | Fish Trio

 

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House of Darlington | Vitamin Beach

 

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House of Darlington | Fish Frenzy

 

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House of Darlington | Hungry Pelican

 

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House of Darlington | Palm Beach

 

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House of Darlington | Shark Wave

 

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House of Darlington | Striped Sailboat

 

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House of Darlington | Pink Flamingo

 

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House of Darlington | Hooked on Love

 

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House of Darlington | Seahorse

 

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House of Darlington | Seahorse

 

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House of Darlington | Seahorse

 

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House of Darlington | Stingray

 

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House of Darlington | School of Fish

 

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House of Darlington | Sardine

 

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