How to be an Expert at Life Part 2

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If you can’t leap
then fall.

Correlate. Equate.
Arrange. Rearrange
Be an apprentice of the years.

Sometimes breathing is in the
spinning as the still world passes.

It not the heavens that matter
but how you soar through them.

Teach your broken spirit
how to navigate landmines.

Remember that yesterday is just as
relentless as tomorrow.

Your griefs and sorrows are not
the worst of griefs and sorrows.

Find hope in pain. The new pain,
the old pains that returns.

Teach your heart to be sensitive
to the music of your bones.

Don’t be afraid to tear your
skin away and begin again.

Don’t become immune to
the overwhelming.

Listen to your nude soul’s intuition
Let your mind await instruction.

Don’t concern yourself with the
breakable dawn.

Use your talents, the seeding
of grain to nurture survival.

You are the boat, the canopy,
the light, the decree.

Remember the eternal sleep,
the erasure, always lurks
in the shadows,
ready to loosen souls
and carry us toward some
unspecific light.

Life is all in the choosing.
Come September, come
December, then April
For today, choose to live.
Choose to be.

-Tosha Michelle

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92 thoughts on “How to be an Expert at Life Part 2

  1. I love the ending. It is like life is complete chaos, so just live today.

    Also, I like the new pic. (That’s today’s superficial comment of the day.)[That’s a paraphrase of what a kind soul once said to me] πŸ˜‰

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  2. Mr Modigliani

    This is a real breakthrough and has wise, mystic and life giving qualities. It reminds me of Joseph Campbell’s famous quote “Follow Your Bliss”. I will say that one stanza jumped out for me, “Listen to your nude soul’s intuition, Let your mind await instruction”, but I think you already know how my mind works. The most important point is that this just soars to the highest levels and you deserve all the credit for the skill and the self awareness to write it.

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  3. jdt1505

    Great advice during these difficult days as we wade through the political swamp and all the talking heads pushing their own agenda.

    I believe our Canadian friend will love your choice of music today.;)

    Sending lots of love your way,
    Ellie

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  4. Of course, I love the whole thing.

    But this especially:
    It not the heavens that matter
    but how you soar through them.

    those lines grabbed my heart in this one.

    Lovely, Poetess. ❀

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  5. Dale

    I stand in awe. Young wise one.
    “Don’t become immune to the overwhelming” Really struck a cord with me. If not a nerve? Reality check type nerve More of the hope found in pain thing. β™‘
    Nicely done. Tosha. This is all great advice.

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  6. abyssbrain

    Correlate. Equate.
    Arrange. Rearrange
    Be an apprentice of the years.

    As a mathematician and anagramming enthusiast, I like that line πŸ™‚

    Very well-written btw.

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  7. Powerful and wonderful write Tosha. Love it.
    ” Sometimes breathing is in the
    spinning as the still world passes.”
    –Especially this line.
    Hope you are well, and please have a wonderful evening.
    πŸ™‚

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  8. wwwpalfitness

    I knew when I read the first line that I knew this one to see that I did:). It is never a bad thing to reblog a masterpiece of yours and this is one and it is quite timely…

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  9. Wow Tosha, this is really really fine! There are so many lines I loved, too many I’d end up re-writing your piece. Man, you got some smarts there girl. I truly loved this one though:

    “Don’t be afraid to tear your
    skin away and begin again.”

    Oh, and this entire stanza:

    “Remember the eternal sleep,
    the erasure, always lurks
    in the shadows,
    ready to loosen souls
    and carry us toward some
    unspecific light.”

    And, and, and…what a great roadmap for living your life. One of my favorites from you.

    Like

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