To Clear a Path to Nothingness

To clear a path to nothingness.
There was old closet door by the wall…

To Clear a Path to Nothingness

“We can go there any time.  It’s not far away; it’s not hard to find.  Just take the path to Nothing, and go Nowhere until you reach it.”  Benjamin Hoff “The Tao of Pooh”

 

Nothingness.

 

There was old closet door by the wall

set with lean to avoid fatal fall

a collection of wood

where broken desk once stood

a cracked mirror standing five foot tall.

 

There is a feeling of nostalgia

old clothing from previous gala

this clutters unhealthy

this lie that we’re wealthy

a battle of stuff towards Valhalla.

 

There was a time when our life was free

with nothing we could stand and just be

our spirit was enough

to survive in the rough

take a seat by an old apple tree.

 

There was an old dresser full of dust

from when fashion was life’s only thrust

now filled with random tools

some textbooks from old schools

one day donate or send to Earth’s crust.

 

There is a true joy in “nothingness”

take a walk away from the business

this collection of mugs

who take up space like thugs

try to stop covering up sickness.

 

There is a corner with camping gear

portable stove we use once a year

with our portable chairs

we attend summer fairs

when our family needs to disappear.

 

There was a bin for the Holidays

our seasonal memories that stays

covered and safe from mice

holding onto last rites

like advertisements to classic plays.

 

There is a moment free of clutter

when our lives are free from the stutter

to give to those who need

who never feel the greed

of having too much bread to butter.

 

“The masters of life know the Way, for they listen to the voice within them, the voice of wisdom and simplicity, the voice that reasons beyond cleverness and knows beyond knowledge.  That voice is not just the power and property of a few, but has been given to everyone.”  Benjamin Hoff “The Tao of Pooh.”

 

Jamie Lee Hamann

Things have changed over the years.My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry.I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished two collections of poetry "Six Years of Service" and "The Rhyme of the Ancient Middle Class" both available on Amazon and plans for more.I share a weekly poem for TCEevery Saturday.I started work on my first novel and I am using TCE to share my progress as I go.I share new excerpts of this work every weekend.A Science Fiction novel that I hope is enjoyable to read. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family.I am excited to share my poetry and my writing.If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com.The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

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Jamie Lee Hamann

Things have changed over the years. My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished two collections of poetry "Six Years of Service" and "The Rhyme of the Ancient Middle Class" both available on Amazon and plans for more. I share a weekly poem for TCE every Saturday. I started work on my first novel and I am using TCE to share my progress as I go. I share new excerpts of this work every weekend. A Science Fiction novel that I hope is enjoyable to read. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. I am excited to share my poetry and my writing. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

4 thoughts on “To Clear a Path to Nothingness

  • May 18, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    Jamie, you did well here. I love the image and the quotes from “The Tao of Pooh” but your poem where each stanza is really a limerick (or at least in that style.)

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  • May 20, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    Oh the nostalgia this brings up – the old wood and collections of eclectic things from our past – funny how we see value in different ways at different times during our lives…

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