temporal defeat

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Cezanne

forever in the lens of days
the amber veil soon decays.
we’ll see ourselves in living eyes
penetration of temporal disguise.
God knows our pure heartbeat
He imparts in us worldly defeat.

rick j stassi

(c) 2011-2019

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so far away

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(c) Loriann Signori

so far, my God , so far away,
your closeness recedes from yesterday.
but, alas, as much as I feel spurned,
I am certain, now, my back is turned.

(c) 2011-2019 rick j stassi

sincerity

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Edgar Degas

Through a glass
darkly,
it seems –
I seek clarity
of those innermost
things.
If truth lies
awake
on the hem of
inner places
sincere,
waiting to divulge
and alight on my
outer being,
then I pray
for sincerity
for peace so
serene.

(c) 2011-2019 rick j stassi

 

peacefully arrived

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Van  Gogh

Shall times of peace be nevermore?
Accordingly amidst a toil-
My heart is hardly arable soil,
Feebly tranquil in unloving lore.

Spying under harboring stones,
I seek a foreshadowing need-
In a language I cannot read,
Increasing my heart bemoans.

Alas in grateful revelation,
A sound clearer than once before –
God beckoning through the narrow door.
Peacefully arrived to cessation.

(c) 2011 – 2019 Rick J Stassi

overlooking

How I quarrel
with what i need
and what I desire.
I quickly depart
from yesterday
with hopes of finding
a new light
to fill a hole
in this temporal mind;
overlooking
the cry for
love and understanding
in this eternal
soul.

(c) 2011-2019 Rick Stassi