Heartbeat of the Soul: Poems of the Journey Home [NOOK Book]

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This is not a book for the intellect alone. These poems are songs of the heart, anthems of the soul claiming its freedom to thrive in a world of change and cleansing. They are meant to engage the body, the emotions and the higher mind, like vehicles of passion, to assist in waking up to the power of heartfelt consciousness and the reality of "home".


They are meant to trigger a longing for the celebration of life and the courage to see through the veil of limited human ...

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Overview

This is not a book for the intellect alone. These poems are songs of the heart, anthems of the soul claiming its freedom to thrive in a world of change and cleansing. They are meant to engage the body, the emotions and the higher mind, like vehicles of passion, to assist in waking up to the power of heartfelt consciousness and the reality of "home".


They are meant to trigger a longing for the celebration of life and the courage to see through the veil of limited human conditioning, of religious beliefs of separation and survival fears. They are vibrational, passionate movements of energy, a dance of words and symbols which can open the heart and mind to expanded realms of a living, loving Universe of limitless joy and creative possibility.


My intention is to honor the power of human free will choice in claiming the right and the ability and the freedom to create a quality of life that we truly deserve, a life of tranquility, uniqueness, harmony, belonging, and infinite unconditional love.



Michael Bohoskey

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  • ISBN-13: 9781456765200
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 5/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
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Heartbeat of the Soul

Poems of the Journey Home
By Michael Bohoskey

AuthorHouse

Copyright © 2011 Michael Bohoskey
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4567-6521-7


Chapter One

    Amnesia

    I've lived here too long
    I've forgotten my song
    And I feel the wind in my face

    I am drinking Tecate
    And dreaming of a latte
    And no one is looking my way

    I've been to the movies
    I've seen all the reruns
    My mind is on endless replay

    There's nothing remaining
    No vice for abstaining
    No reason to face a new day

    If you were my brother
    I'd tell you don't bother
    You weren't even there for a day

    I walk the lone highway
    With no signs to guide me
    No one with nothing to say

    My name doesn't matter
    One wrung on the ladder
    Dead leaves returning to clay

    With no dreams of greatness
    I drift as though weightless
    I have trouble remembering the day

    How far must I travel
    Before I unravel
    And my consciousness finally decays

    And how deep the longing
    For a place of belonging
    Before I just wither away

    I have a suspicion
    In spite of my depression
    That I'm missing some valuable clue

    Something escapes me
    Why God would create me
    For reasons that I never knew

    But I'm no longer waiting
    Don't care if I'm dating
    The One who is hallowed and free

    His light hasn't found me
    My own chains have bound me
    And I'm slipping now deep into the sea

    Don't bother reaching
    And please don't start preaching
    Allow me this one last refrain

    I just can't keep going
    Its painful just knowing
    That soon I'll be back here again

    But for now let me lie here
    In the sun let me die here
    Like a cat whose breath flew away

    And turn off the timer
    I want no reminder
    Of anything I need do or say

    Please let me just slip away
    Please let me just slip away


    Prodigal Son

    Such busy feet and restless dreams
    Your heart is weary, so it seems
    Are you building castles to wall yourself within
    Traveler on the road

    Are you uneasy on your path
    Like it belongs to another
    Has no one told you where to go
    Or why even bother

    Can you see, do you remember
    Is there a scent to help you feel
    Is there a song deep and tender
    Is there a heart beating near

    Are you pushing hard, running faster
    Does your shadow take your breath
    Is someone coming, chasing after
    Do you fear your own death

    How long have you been running across the desert
    How much gold your pockets filled
    How much pain do you remember
    Is your stomach full

    Are you sure of where you're going
    Do you believe or do you know
    Are you trying to please another
    Is your life just for show

    Is there a golden calf around your neck
    What if Jesus never died for you
    What if suffering was not a virtue
    Your sacrifice untrue

    Are you showing up for your own heart
    Have you the courage and the honor to
    Are you coming home now, to remember
    You have nothing to prove

    Are you burdened with believing
    Is your tradition really true
    What if love's unfailing message
    Was the only thing you knew

    Can you hear the distant thunder
    Are you searching for a clue
    What if there was no savior coming
    What would you do

    Are you lying to yourself
    Denying what you know
    Do you think your mind is wiser
    Than the essence of your soul

    Listen beloved
    No longer must you roam
    Your path rediscover
    Traveler come home

    Assistance is here waiting
    Your light is yours to own
    The love you seek is saying
    Traveler come home


    Looking For The Garden of Eden

        Looking for the Garden of Eden
        I'm laying down my hunting bone
        I'm looking for the Garden of Eden
        It's time I be gettin home

        Been passing through a hall of mirrors
        And I'm tired of being alone
        I'm looking for the Garden of Eden
        Before the damage was done

    I

    My feet are cold and my heart is full
    And my time is running low
    Gonna catch a train for a higher plane
    Gotta go before the whistle blows

    The sky is black and the land is blue
    People going to and fro
    There's a plague in the mind of the great white hope
    And he's spreading it wherever he goes

    We're on a wild ride through the great divide
    Through galaxies we've never known
    Like a flea on the back of a raging bull
    Hoping we don't get thrown

    The time has come to lift the veil
    And see what's on the other side
    We've been running in circles biting our tails
    Since the day the messiah died

    You may be waiting for Jesus or the little green men
    To save you from what's to come
    Sailing away to the promise land
    All forgiven for what you've done

    But I'm telling you now that it ain't that way
    Though I know you think it's true
    You got to reap what you sow and learn till you know
    That the only one to save you is you

    II

    Life is a train that's speeding up
    There is no standing still
    The only way that time ever stops
    Is when the speed of light draws near

    Light is love and love sees all
    And there is no there or here
    It's all just now and a kind hello
    In a land that knows no fear

    Call it Mu or the land of honey
    Or the city of raging love
    I call it home with a funny bone
    Where you'll never have to push or shove

    But we're all hooked up to a big IV
    And they say that Father Knows Best
    So we keep on drilling for Mother's blood
    Like it's some kind of spiritual quest

    Don't look now but you're under the scope
    Of those who would keep you still
    Just raise your voice for free will choice
    They'll be giving you another pill

    So wake up brother and sister souls
    To the music of the great divine
    It's the only song we will ever know
    That's truly yours or mine

    And don't get heavy and don't be sad
    For all the things you see
    Just toss your bags and jump on the train
    Listen to the melody

    III

    I'm searching for the home I left alone
    When I jumped into the lion's den
    I didn't know the power of my own mind
    Or the coma that I'd been in

    But now I'm clear as the time draws near
    And every sacred cow is ill
    The Yin and the Yang come together again
    Deep in the potter's field

    I feel so blessed to see the world undress
    And all God's colors reappear
    I got a ticket for the love express
    And yes everyone's welcome here

    No right or wrong no good or bad
    No judge with a whipping post
    No grim reaper or bearded old man
    To keep me from the Holy Ghost

    Nature calls and here I am
    After 24,000 years
    A shift of the poles and God only knows
    As the end of time draws near

    A time to heal and a time to feel
    Where the mind agrees to be still
    Shifting the poles from head to heart
    Drinking from the Mother's well

    IV

    I'm on a ride through the great divide
    And I'm happy I'm not alone
    They say, "A friend of the heart will never depart"
    And that's what I'm banking on

    But then there's the wrath of the psychopath
    Jehovah with a smoking gun
    The holy zealots of all the faiths
    Looking for the blood to run

    There is no God where there is no love
    And there is no love in fear
    Yet there is no place where God is not
    Even when the dark is near

    One man's truth is another's joke
    And both are quite sincere
    It's not for love but for righteousness
    That each would the other kill

    Now don't get heavy and don't be sad
    For all the things you see
    Just toss your bags and open your heart
    And listen to the melody

    Nature calls and here I am
    After 24,000 years
    A time to heal and a time to feel
    And a time to release our fears

    Of who we are and why we're here
    And of all our abilities
    It's a time to live and to celebrate
    And to get up off of our knees ...

        Looking for the Garden of Eden
        I'm laying down my hunting bone
        I'm looking for the Garden of Eden
        It's time I be gettin home

        Been passing through a hall of mirrors
        And I'm tired of being alone
        I'm looking for the Garden of Eden
        Before the damage was done


    Where's Waldo?

    He'll be attached to an angry e-mail
    He's the butt of a thousand jokes
    He's got the swagger of a king without his clothes
    He's a TV on remote

    Everybody loves a winner
    And he's friendly with a lot of folks
    I don't understand his sex appeal
    But he's won with less than half the votes

    Now where the hell did he come from
    And that smirk and chuckle thing he does?
    I really don't think there's anybody home
    And chances are, there never was

    He seemed to rise up like a blackhead
    And he just won't go away
    He rose as the pimple of the public mind
    And he's stuck there to this day

    He's the knight in shining armor
    Or the cousin of a Billy goat
    He's just a mirror of the viewer
    He's a TV on remote

    Blame him for his blue-blood connections
    Skew him to a whipping post
    You can hate him for his thirst for the blood of the earth
    But it's ourselves we hate the most

    Feeling powerless to stop the rampage
    Or the whoring over global gold
    The drugging of our children, the numbing of our minds
    We're just doing what we were told

    Maybe we've been sleeping way too long
    Like a Rip Van Winkle thing
    We open our eyes and there he stands
    And the alarms all start to ring

    Like where's my country, my 4-1-K
    The gas for my SUV
    And who gave the reins to Pinocchio here
    And made him the boss of me

    We need to lift that veil a little higher
    And get some kind of overview
    Maybe take a poll or ask the Pope
    Someone's got to know what to do

    We've got guys with beards and homemade bombs
    That are all like mad and shit
    They've come all the way to my front lawn
    And I've got nothing to do with it

    Or maybe I do, I'd better find out
    Things are moving much too fast
    If nobody's home as Commander and Chief
    This illusion's not going to last

    We're on a course of magnum force
    And there is no one at the helm
    We're looking for Waldo instead of ourselves
    And that's a ticket to a lower realm

    You can pop a pimple but it comes right back
    We've got to dig a little deeper here
    If you don't like the place you're in
    You've got to stick it in another gear

    You can change the channel, turn the dial
    Open up your eyes and ears
    Look inside and take the reins
    We've got to get up out of here

    Out of the haze and out of the lies
    Out of the rivers of fear
    That keep us divided and anesthetized
    And stuck in a rear-view-mirror

    The man with a tan is really a gift
    But I think he's had his day
    The joke's on us for giving him a lift
    And it's time we got on our way

    Where oh where is Waldo
    I think he's in my own mind
    I hate to say, but I heard it this way
    Seek and ye shall find

    If nobody's home then I'm the one
    Who's naked on the hill
    Maybe it's time I was waking up
    And getting up off the pills

    There is no one there to save me
    And no one to take me down
    I'm all full-grown, I'm on my own
    And I'm reaching for the higher ground

    So Where oh where is Waldo
    I don't have a clue
    I really don't care much who he is
    And neither my friend should you

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Heartbeat of the Soul by Michael Bohoskey Copyright © 2011 by Michael Bohoskey. Excerpted by permission of AuthorHouse. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction....................vii
Amnesia....................1
Prodigal Son....................3
Looking For The Garden of Eden....................5
Where's Waldo?....................10
Rounding Third....................13
Butterfly....................19
Dreaming My Imagination....................23
Letting Go....................25
Ode to Moloch....................28
Emancipation....................30
The Tower....................32
The River of Choice....................35
A Real Unified Field Theory....................38
Surrender....................43
A Call to Home....................44
Parting Gratitude....................47
Twelve Step Program for Amnesiacs Anonymous....................49
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