Recognition Poem by Ari Bouse

A positive self-talk mantra asserts that the energy of recognition helps you take a different look at yourself. We often have a lot of self-criticism, which influences our self esteem in a negative way. Fear is often the barrier for doing what we really wish to do. Recognize yourself! Recognize others!

Devil inside, are you a better con artist than you are conning yourself into buying into?

Dark Nights of the Soul reveals light at the end of the tunnel.

She illuminates the shadows.

Us and Them segregations are cognitive distortions!

The blind man with his dog on vacation could have seen the Elephant In The Room coming . . .

In the beginning, there was the word.

And discipline derives its ancestry from the Latin root to teach.

A Higher quality of respect comes from feeling safe to learn,

even through peaceful and non-violent forms of tough love.

Fear of consequence avoids taking responsibility.

Karmic leveling impulses are not without natural and logical consequences.

They are not always seen and heard.

Bumper sticker:

Imagine the day the Air Force needs a bake sale to raise money for a 52-Bomber

Take it another step further and imagine there is no Air Force or Death Planes to raise money for!

From this perspective, there are No Fly Zones to fight o'er

Ukraine or anywhere else for that matter!

They say we have the technology here on Planet Earth

to leapfrog over fossil fuels and send ET back home.

Why doesn't the Secret Government come out of the closet about these self-evident truths?

Taxpayers have the sovereign right to a Full Disclosure of their hard earned money at work!

The more aware that we are of our awakening awareness,

the spotlight of heart-centered mindfulness lays the cards on the table to call out the bluff.
Photo by Denis Trushtin on Pexels.com

About the Poet:

Ari Bouse is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, ReikiMaster, Published Author, and Educator. He has over 20 years of social work experience, and has been working in Public Schools in Maine, for over 15 years. Ari has been a husband for decades, a dad for many years, and an animal lover too. Also, Ari chairs the Wellness Committee, facilitates the Mental Health Awareness Team, and serves as co-advisor for a Civil Rights Team in the school community he works in. Ari was born in Alaska, grew up in the MidWest, and New England, and lived in Australia while studying abroad in College. He has hiked in the Andean mountain range in Venezuela, and also all of the 48/4000 footers in the old White Mountains of New Hampshire. Ari’s name means lion in Hebrew, he was born in the Chinese year of the tiger, has lineage connections to a band of gypsies that fled Spain to Italy during the Inquisition, Judy Garland, and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

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