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A Reason to Write

I am always looking for something to base a new poem on.  Been inspired by poems that were compiled from library clippings to form a whole.  I wish I could remember the artists name, because these particular poems I have always wanted to revisit, and absorb them.

In any case, I got a cool post on Facebook today, and have been trying to learn German.  ( We can discuss the irony of a Jew Learning German, at some other time. ) And, the friend I know, posted something on their page, in German… and when I translated it, it seemed like the messed up translation could be a poem… so… here, I will share the whole of this German passage:

Hör nicht auf, an dich zu glauben. Menschen machen Fehler, kämpfen um Wahrhaftigkeit, suchen nach Liebe, die sie als Kind nie bekamen, wollen es besser machen, anders, und haben doch kein Handwerkszeug. Menschen bereuen, handeln unüberlegt, verletzen, vor allem die, die sie lieben, sind geschockt über ihre eigenen Taten, wollen es nicht wahrhaben, vertuschen, möchten ungeschehen machen. Menschen machen Fehler. Auch das ist liebenswert. Menschen kneifen, laufen weg, halten es nicht aus, kommen zurück, probieren es erneut und kommen trotzdem manchmal aus der Schleife der Wiederholungen nicht heraus. Menschen unterliegen, lassen sich locken, werden schwach, erliegen Versuchungen, erwachen, sind erschrocken und lügen aus Angst. Wir alle ringen um Wahrhaftigkeit, wollen uns von den vorgelebten Mustern der Eltern lösen und rauschen doch immer wieder dort hinein. Mal gelingt es uns schneller aus dem Loch der Vergangenheit zu krabbeln, mal ist es beschwerlicher. Mal finden wir neue, scheinbar gute Wege und manchmal bemerken wir viel zu spät, dass es vielleicht doch wieder die falschen waren. Wir sind Menschen. Wären wir Götter, wären wir schon lange nicht mehr hier. Verzeihe dir vor allem deine eigenen Fehler. Wir lieben, wir leiden, wir suchen, wir hoffen, wir kämpfen und sind betroffen. Und manchmal erreicht uns der Atem der Liebe. Dann ist alles anders als jemals zuvor. Mut zeigt nicht, dass man keine Angst hat, sondern dass man etwas anderes für wichtiger hält als die Angst. (Ambrose Redmoon) Vielleicht ist es die Liebe, die uns den Mut finden lässt über unsere eigenen Schatten zu springen. Und vergiss nie, Menschen schauen auf dich. Für viele bist du ein Vorbild, an dem sie sich orientieren. Sie schauen auf dich, sie verlassen sich auf dich, sie vertrauen dir, sie orientieren sich nach deinen Ansichten und Meinungen. Wenn die heilende Kraft der Liebe dir den Weg weist, öffnet sich auch für viele andere das Herz. Schau nach vorne. Denn du bist die wundervolle Zukunft für jemanden der genau dich sucht. ………………… Text: Pierre Franckh aus dem Taschenbuch: “21 Wege die Liebe zu finden” Hier findest du das Buch.”

And, now… the UN-Edited version of the translation:

"Don’t stop, to believe in you. People make mistakes, fight for truth, looking for love, they never got as a child, want to do better, differently, and have but no tools. People repent, acting thoughtlessly, hurt, especially those, which they love, are shocked about their own actions, do not admit, cover up, want to undo. People make mistakes. This is too adorable. People pinch, run away, couldn’t stand it, come back, try it again and not come out but sometimes out of the loop of reruns. People are subject to, let themselves be weak, succumb to temptations, awakening, are terrified and lie out of fear. We all struggle for truth, want to solve us the parents patterns lived in and noise but always back there. Times faster to us crawl out of the hole of the past, it is more difficult. Once we find new, seemingly good ways and sometimes we notice too late that there were maybe once again the wrong. We are human beings. We would be gods, we were already long no longer here. Forgive you especially your own mistakes. We love, we suffer, we’re looking for, we hope, we fight and we are affected. And sometimes, the breath of love reaches us. Then everything is different than ever before. Courage does not show that you are not afraid, but to keep something else more important than fear. (Ambrose Redmoon) Maybe it’s the love that we find the courage is beyond our own shadow jump. And never forget, people look up to you. For many, you’re a role model, where they are based. They look at you, they rely on you, they trust you, they orient themselves according to your views and opinions. If the healing power of love is the way you, the heart opens also for many others. Look forward. Because you are the wonderful future for someone who is looking for you. ………………… Text: Pierre Franckh from the Pocket Book: "21 love to find ways" here you will find the book"

And now, my edit, into a poem.
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POEM: Looking for love…

Don’t stop,
                  to believe
                                   in you.

People make mistakes,
                                       fight for truth,
looking for love,
                          they never got as a child,

Want to do better,
                              differently,
                                                and have but no tools.

People repent,
                         acting thoughtlessly,
hurt,
          especially those,
                                        which they love,
are shocked about their own actions,
       do not admit,
              cover up,
                   want to undo.

People make mistakes.
                                       This is too adorable.

People
           pinch,
                                       run away,
couldn’t stand it,
                           come back,
try it again
                    and not come out
but sometimes out of the loop of reruns.

People are subject to,
                                                let themselves be weak,
succumb to temptations,         awakening,
are terrified and lie out of fear.

We all struggle for truth,
                                                want to solve us
the parents patterns lived in
                                               and noise but always back there.

Times
               faster to us
                                               crawl out of the hole of the past,
       it is more difficult.

Once
          we find new,
                               seemingly
          good ways
                              and sometimes
                              we notice
Too late
         that there
                              were maybe
                              once again
                                                       the wrong.

We are human beings.
                                         We would be gods,
We were already
                       long
                                 no longer here.

Forgive you
                    especially
                                     your own mistakes.

We love,
                we suffer,
                                 we’re looking for,
                we hope,
                                 we fight
                and we are affected.

And sometimes,
               the breath of love
                                           reaches us.
Then everything is different than ever before.

Courage does not show that you are not afraid,
but to keep something else more important than fear.

Maybe it’s the love that we find the courage
                                is beyond our own shadow jump.

And never forget,
                  people look up to you.

For many, you’re a role model, where they are based.

They look at you,
                  they rely on you,
                                         they trust you,
                                         they orient themselves
                  according to your views
                  and opinions.

If the healing power of love
                                         is the way you,
             the heart opens
                          also for many others.

Look forward.

Because you are the wonderful future
                         for someone who is looking for you.

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Standing up to this…
  walking toward that…
  understanding the distance,
       but not liking it.

I see the beauty within…
  careening around inside…
  battering up against the barricades,
       you actually put there.

I see them as warn…
  beaten from inside…
  tired of the escape attempt,
       and resigned to it’s cage.

Sitting humbly in front…
  breathing in what surrounds…
  growing sick from the fumes,
       of lost and forgotten souls.

                              ~ Klaus Andrews

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That is how it feels
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In this place I find myself,
Surrounded by decay,
Discarded like these limbs, here,
Sit, and take a moment watch from-

Whomever will venture here,
The here I am in-
The where I just want to create in…
For the world’s weakest among us.

I knew I needed to write, needed to scream.
I am writing in what I see in my mind looking…
Seeing, understanding, and implying the dangers that surround.
All seeming to seek the way toward a future prosperity,
Yet, here, all seem left forgotten - tossed on a wood pile…

At least, that is how it feels.

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