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    One By Design, The Other By Mere Chance

    In valley of dying echoes, low moans
    slow gasps, with silver inlaid overtones;
    lives two rivals, infinite powers each,
    both waging their wars, to mortal man teach.

    Time and Fate, each destroying with dark glance.
    One by design, the other by mere chance.

    Mortal life, chained to such powerful foes
    man seeing such truth in his dying throes;
    coming into this evil realm to die,
    with hope to someday into heaven fly.

    Time and Fate, each destroying with dark glance.
    One by design, the other by mere chance.

    Walking through life, in a crawling blind trance
    searching for more, for life saving romance;
    while days and nights in sad flurries sail on,
    man wallows and sings in a grievous tone.

    Time and Fate, each destroying with dark glance.
    One by design, the other by mere chance.

    R.J. Lindley,
    Jan, 26th, 1978
    ( Seeing only darkest black )
    Note- Deleted..



    Copyright Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2018
    18 U.S. Code 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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    Epitaph Of My Old Friend, An Honorable Man

    He wore not great riches nor riding cloak,
    Yet stood tall and regal as mighty oak,
    No haste of greedy sweat fell from his brow,
    worldly wealth was to him no sacred cow:
    His enemies found he knew not retreat
    Yet he was a pleasant fellow to meet
    He had an inner force, massive power
    Stood against world, like a castle tower.

    As mighty oak he withstood stormy winds
    Found joy with his close neighbors and dear friends
    His home a castle without guarding moat
    Man of letters, he and inner soul wrote:
    Poetry and songs devised to bring cheer
    Whether home or at taverns drinking beer
    His oath, vowing to treat one and all fair
    A gentle man, yet cross him none would dare.

    Had you known him, his honor so true,
    Fairly he would take the measure of you,
    If found worthy, happily shake your hand,
    Let you hunt on his grandfather's wild lands:
    Be a trusty friend, should you ask for more
    From his table, his wines so freely pour
    Full of vigor, to needy he gave
    One others shed tears visiting his grave.

    He wore not great riches nor riding cloak,
    Yet stood tall and regal as mighty oak,
    No haste of greedy sweat fell from his brow,
    worldly wealth was to him no sacred cow:
    His enemies found he knew not retreat
    Yet he was a pleasant fellow to meet
    He had an inner force, massive power
    Stood against world, like a castle tower.

    Robert J. Lindley, 8-28-2018
    18 U.S. Code 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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    Miracula

    And life is an hour's sun
    Upon a lonely island peak
    Whose mighty base leviathan
    Scarce roundeth in a week.

    So far away the secrets lie
    Within ourselves, so deep they go
    In catacombs of memory,
    Ten thousand years below.

    Yet every tiny flower and shell,
    And every flash of human thought,
    Are worlds as wide as Heaven and Hell,
    As wonderfully wrought.

    And life is an hour's sun
    Upon a lonely island peak
    Whose mighty base leviathan
    Scarce roundeth in a week.

    R.J. Lindley
    Date- no date given, must have been in the early 70's....

    *Si quaeris miracula*
    If Thou Seekest Miracles
    18 U.S. Code 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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    It Is Truly Time To

    Time to bury the past, move on
    sing again in different tone;
    climb another mystery hill*
    soothe sooner our love aching bone.

    Time to dance a jig, fancy-feet
    with dawns we gloriously meet;
    no longer hold sorrows that kill*
    allow true love and life to greet.

    Time to romance and wed our bliss
    savor forever our first kiss;
    fly into skies that hearts now heal*
    embrace love, destined not to miss.

    Time to stop heartache, truly live
    carry joy in our souls, forgive;
    dream more and treasure sweeter thrills*
    bear bountiful crops, just to give.

    Climb another mystery hill
    no longer hold sorrows that kill;
    fly into skies that hearts now heal
    dream more and treasure sweeter thrills.

    R.J. Lindley,
    June 4th 1972
    Rhyme, (What My Wizen Muse Told Me To Compose)

    Syllables Per Line: 0 8 8 8 8 0 8 8 8 8 0 8 8 8 8 0 8 8 8 8 0 8 8 8 8
    Total # Syllables: 160
    Total # Words: 118

    Note- Presented as it was written so long ago- not edited..
    I was 18 years old then (born in 1954), I wrote using the numbers, 8 and 18 in mind (8x20 verses = 160).
    Total words 118....
    18 U.S. Code 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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    Such Majesty There, Where Nature's Beauty Abounds

    There it was deepest beauty all the way around
    Whispering winds echoing most colorful sounds
    Like a vision from a very passionate dream
    Earth, sky unified into giant flowing stream
    I lone interloper into majestic views
    Wanderer drinking in, birds, trees, overhead blues
    A pilgrim self-sent on my first real Nature quest
    An awestruck fan, praying to be its welcomed guest.

    Old leaves crunching loud under my invading feet
    Pondering, is this any great way to first meet
    Speaking soft to critters, as they scurried away
    Assuring forest, destruction is not my way
    Following along winding ancient woodland trail
    Heart, mind and soul under beaming Nature cast spell
    Around a narrow bend, climbing down small stream bank
    Stopping, kneeling, drinking and giving God my thanks.

    Stepping across stones, over waters crystal clear
    Thinking if this would be destroyed, my new deep fear
    Over to yonder hill, small saplings at its base
    Magic colors sing, behold such infinite grace
    Suddenly a rush, as swiftly away raced deer
    All three knowing the truth, do not let man too near
    Watching as they flew and jumped over fallen log
    Each springing up and over like a leaping frog.

    With such majesty abounding, soul wanted more
    Grateful mind promising, to come back to explore
    Bring along my best camera to pictures take
    Save all to a pretty Nature scrapbook then make
    With purest joy, I turned to trek my way back home
    Adventurer, seeking under Nature's green dome
    Finally arriving at my car at sunset
    Explorer thinking this is as good as it gets.

    There it was, deepest beauty all the way around
    Whispering winds echoing most colorful sounds
    Like a vision from a very passionate dream
    Earth, sky unified into giant flowing stream
    I lone interloper into majestic views
    Wanderer drinking in, birds, trees, overhead blues
    A pilgrim self-sent on my first real Nature quest
    An awestruck fan, praying to be its welcomed guest.

    Robert J. Lindley, 9-10-2018
    Rhyme, ( Remembrances Of An Early Fall Nature Trek)
    Finished and edited from an earlier version written in 1977.



    Copyright Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2018
    18 U.S. Code 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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    Just giving credit were it is due..-Tyr

    Thanks to my very good friend, our own Abouttime
    I was inspired to write Pete this little slam rhyme
    I slammed it out quick and think it is not half bad
    Although its subject and his arrogance are very sad.......



    If Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness Is Your Bag


    If sesquipedalian loquaciousness is your bag
    You live to critique and harangue
    Your ink stains falsity and in rainbow blues
    You play as if wearing diamond studded shoes
    Know some may see your arrogance and in disgust
    Swear to never even a moment ever you trust
    So peddle your lies and sickness to the blind
    As decent folks see well and know your kind.

    If sesquipedalian loquaciousness is your way
    You love to complicate all you live to say
    Your thoughts are how is it best to present lies
    Complicate even basics ingredients in mom's apple pies
    Know we are not all peasants, stupid and blind
    Your grievously contrived errors we most oft find
    So spread your manure on other vacated fields
    We are not the fools you thought, we never yield.

    If sesquipedalian loquaciousness is your bag
    You live to critique and harangue
    Your ink stains falsity and in rainbow blues
    You play as if wearing diamond studded shoes
    Know some may see your arrogance and in disgust
    Swear to never even a moment ever you trust
    So peddle your lies and sickness to the blind
    As decent folks see well and know your kind.

    Robert J. Lindley, 9-19-2018
    Rhyme slam, (Honoring our own little Petey boy)
    Last edited by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot; Yesterday at 02:24 PM.
    18 U.S. Code 2381-Treason Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

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