LISA M CRONKHITE : Slapped Into Reality
JESSE S. SOMER : Learn about Love from Poet Rumi
CHRIS SEMANSKY : The Lover I Need
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LISA M CRONKHITE
Slapped Into Reality
In a crowded room of navy uniforms and draping white coats, they wrestled down her wrists and legs, strapped her convulsive body in thick red belts, laying her on a bed of sterile sheets, as she screamed for angels to take her away'"eyes pointed to the ice trays on the ceiling, staring directly into the light, asking, why God, before they slapped a bruise in her arm and needled her into reality.
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Slapped Into Reality Learn about Love from Poet Rumi The Lover I Need  
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JESSE S. SOMER
Learn about Love from Poet Rumi

Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead poet named Rumi. No need to look for ancient texts hidden in caves...Search the Net.

In this modern age of technology, busy lifestyles, and obsession with consumerism have taken a lot of the romance and love out of our lives. The Internet has become a medium to connect with people as everyone is finding it a lot harder to meet one another in the Ďrealí world. It has undeniably also become a place of voyeuristic fantasy in the realms of sexuality on pornographic sites. What ever happened to true love? Are our priorities so messed up that romance has been forgotten, only to be experienced vicariously through television and movies? The answer is no. Romance will never die; we just have to feed it with our energy.

Around 800 years ago a famous Arabic poet, philosopher and sage named Rumi wrote beautiful love poetry beyond all comparison. I donít know if there have been many other people in Earthís history that have thought about love as much as this master. His poems have not been forgotten, and one place you can simply find and read them is on the Internet. E.g. www.khamush.com/love_poems.html

The beauty of the heart
The beauty of the heart
is the lasting beauty:
its lips give to drink
of the water of life.
Truly it is the water,
that which pours,
and the one who drinks.
All three become one when
your talisman is shattered
. That oneness you can't know
by reasoning. (Rumi)
Of course you can also buy books by Rumi on the Net as well, but the main point here is that the Internet doesnít just give us access to our present time and place; it gives us a means to connect with past realities often assumed to be lost in time. It is quite ironic and paradoxical that we can use this modern space age tool to connect with our cultural, spiritual and social heritages. We as a society have come a long way in terms of our technological development, but it is well known throughout the world that our ancestors were much more evolved in these important areas where our growth has become stunted due to a lack of awareness and narrow perspectives on life.

Love, romance, spirituality, none of these things need be forgotten. The answers arenít locked away in tombs and pyramids; they are still here lingering in the back of our consciousness. All we need to do is to get the desire to fulfil our lives by these means and we will search and find the ways. Human beings are incredibly resourceful creatures. When we put our minds to something we can make just about anything happen. I donít want to imply that the answers to our problems are easy, or that the Internet is our sole saviour. I am just amazed at how all things in life are connected, and that we just have to open our eyes to see the all too obvious!

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CHRIS SEMANSKY
The Lover I Need
will score equally well on artistic and technical marks but not care about either. She will spot flattery easily but be flattered nonetheless, choosing not to let a good word go begging. She will sport shirred boleros, Winnie-the-Pooh boxers, and imitation Birkenstocks bought off a hapless Guatemalan peddler downtown whom she couldn't, she just couldn't refuse. In her heart of hearts she would never ever think of the phrase "In my heart of hearts." She will know her Wittgenstein cold, and I'm talking the Tractatushere, not the "ordinary-language" dreck of later years. She will wear brand names but disdain labels, think about irony as if it were something to be solved by thinking about. She will have all of her teeth. For lunch, she might or might not eat with her boss, who will be fat and sloppy and not stand a chance against someone like me. She will know there is no one like me.
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InsomniaTOP Slapped Into Reality©  LISA M CRONKHITE . CRONKHITE approaches the confessionals of Sylvia Plath then goes beyond into the violence of healing (psychological healing the most barbaric of them all - from solitary confinement to electro shock and lobotomy -why else do they wear uniforms of war] LISA M CRONKHITE has work in Bible Advocate, Combat Magazine, and Clark Street Review . She is currently taking a writer'ôs course in Connecticut. Lisa resides in the U.S. with her family. A sufferer of Bipolar disorder CRONKHITE writes as a coping skill in hope of better understanding.
Learn about Love from Poet RumiMID  083POEM2©  JESSE S. SOMER , M6.Net http://www.m6.net Jesse S. Somer is a writer searching for Cupid's arrows anywhere possible. He has found that the modern Internet to be a possible source of ancient knowledge and wisdom
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