Positively 4th Grade

Written by  on March 25, 2020


Hey Everybody! Those of every age
How about some free poetry
A few lines of generic rhyme
Written down for all to see


Right now is the time
To branch as a poem or a tree
Both are grown from God’s Good Earth
Blooming honestly


St. Stephen Dedalus
Grateful for his Irish rose
Dancing through the garden he goes
Playing that tune heard deep inside
Music from and into his heart, Love grows


It’s useless to judge
Idealize, idolize, or compare
Nudge someone, compassionately now
We all have some Love to spare


When we give our respect
For every song and every dance
It’s senseless to pretend
And ridiculous to hide
When we have humility
We don’t need pride


A coupla couplets and some fancy preaching
Won’t change the world
that’s just vain reaching
And searching the past for truth
Tricks us into missing today’s teaching


Peace is in the balance
Of thought, word, and deed
Forgiveness triumphs over hatred and greed
The dark of night breaks
To the dawn of day


Life is a vibration
Going back and forth, like a relay
Yin and yang, the silent bang
At once both inspired
and utterly tired
We’re all One poem anyway


Family Home

Written by  on December 5, 2019

A welcoming home, doors wide open,
soothed by breezes breathing free.
Shaded by trees grown wise through the ages.
Illuminated with love learned and taught.
Founded on solid rock, grounded by eternal thought.
All paths lead to this peaceful place.
A destination of refuge, salvation and grace.
Warmed by the hearth, abundant bread.
No one denied entry, no one arrives late.
Gently we are guided through the garden gate.
A home built to manifest
self evident truths we hold deep and dear.
Without action or reaction, all is well.
Thirsts quenched and eyes clear.
Every heartbeat pumping life
and releasing fear.
From God’s essence we emerge
and in His sacred heart we forever remain.
Our minds expanding with a gentle urge.
Peace and passion supplanting lust.
Agape kisses providing and proving trust.
The floor beneath us drops.
Our feet they hang.
We look up –
the roof is gone.
The roof is gone.
We are directly connected
to the Divine.
Home to the Holy Sound,
Each moment we meditate,
We find yet another way
to release our weight
and carve for ourselves
a finer way to our final fate.
The earth turns with forgiveness.
Axis secure.
In this sacred moment,
paradise flashes.
Every supplication heard,
Every wish granted.
Every pain granted reprieve.
We are divined by our belief.
Inclusion confirmed with inquiry.
Every natural law proving equality
and omnipresent everlasting unity.
This view from on high
confirms and leaves no doubt.
Knowing with a sweetness that smiles,
We all share a common source
– the Universal Mind.
From here, I know
there is never only me
and there is no other.
We are born of One, both father and mother.
We are returned all that we give.
Unlimited by how we allow.
Our minds creating magic
right here and right now
dismissing the lies which make us cry.
Our very thoughts
causes the Earth’s spin and
suspends the sky.
Wherever we focus, expansion.
The closer examined, the more in command.
Be it love we make or tears of regret,
the key to mastery is no secret.
but with righteous reason.
Lighting up the mind merits repeating.
In all ways we measure time. Treasure time.
A repeating chime.
Cyclical. Like desires. Like lack of desire.
Quantum, multidimensional. Revolutionary.
Always we return, again and again
Singing a joyful refrain.
All things possible reign.
Growing again golden grain.
We find every time
our family home resting inside,
shared with everyone for eternity.
Never lost and always free.
Rob Chavez

Food For God

Written by  on February 4, 2019

Hungering for ecstasy?
Urging to merge with the infinite sea?
Right now lives every opportunity
To swim joyfully, ecstatically free

Ask the first person with a smile
Contentment rests on a wise face
Listen for their truth and listen slow
The present has no need to race

Ask the girl twirling in the air
Making love while fingering her hair
She laughs at lies, fears no crying
Never judges, doesn’t dare

Ask the boy dancing free
Spinning in space, special relativity
Time dilated from inside his soul
Giving his life positivity

Ask the old woman, she might know
She has lived her life whole
But is still willing to grow
How to feel good, she says, I’ll tell you how
Live this very moment right here in the now

What works wonders for me
Is accepting others the best I can
For every woman and every man
Being a loving person is being human

And if in any way I am caught by doubt
I use my love for God to figure it out
I ask for forgiveness and find connection
Dancing to the rock of ecstatic perfection

I read the Good Book.
I offer a knowing look.
Still I keep my eye peeled
For that internal devil
Prejudiced scales are not on the level

Be a generous and loving neighbor
Create a kind mood
Think of Love as God’s favorite food

We deserve to serve it
Give it away
Offer it humbly,
day after day

The more Love we share
The more God provides
The clearer the picture
The safer all rides

Our Love for each other
Is God’s favorite meal
Our reward for God’s feeding
Is the joy we feel

Rob Chavez

Silent Words

Written by  on January 25, 2019

I have little to say
here I am for you
my lips soften a
smile for you
and find little use
for words
I’d like to lie a while
with you
seduced by
singing birds

then silently slip
inside of you

day after day.

Not like other poems

Written by  on January 28, 2018

as a connoisseur

of the kind

and the pure

I hope you’ll appreciate

the scarlet fire

for its percolating motion

spinning on the land

tiptoeing on the ocean

with syncopated heart beats

swaying a rhythm of  sweet devotion



A Sight to See

Written by  on April 6, 2016

When we let
God guide our sight
We see how darkness
succumbs to light

We are
Here and now
grains of sand and wheat
allegories and little stories
made up by you and me
Running to and from the same direction
Light on two feet

Struggling with our divinity
We are
the three faces of eve
and every atom
wholly trinity
the evolution of eternity
peace love joy
sadness sorrow searching for more
we are all saints
we are all looking to score

To borrow a line from brother Bob
You ain’t goin’ nowhere
There ain’t no where to go
only way

God Speed

Written by  on April 6, 2015

Faster than the speed of Life
is God’s forgiveness of our misgivings


The Speed of Light
is the message
that time is space
eternal and everlasting
you are born star bright, void of lies
the Tao of Peace shines in your eyes


In each of us is the seed of Life
and it is brought to fruition
by our desire to know


Nature has nothing to hide
You have a lifetime to seek
Finding the Truth and letting it go
The game is the same for the strong and the meek


Be not afraid of pleasure
But steer clear of temptation
Allow yourself to love at your leisure
The Love you came from is beyond measure


All in all there is nothing left to do
‘cept smile smile smile
Light up, toss a bum a dime
Bum a song and bum a line
Crank up “He’s Gone” one more time
Freely travel all the while


Declared Not Guilty

Written by  on April 6, 2015

Let go of guilt
It’s by Love’s hand we’re built
Born with grace and security
Formed with thoughtful image
Perfected to the hilt
Asked of us only is a willingness to see
That God loves us and this Truth sets us free

So wake up and smile, get up off your knees
You will find in the end, illusion in sin
And in each moment, a new chance to begin
The way out mirroring the way back in
Saying what we mean and meaning what we say
Giving what we can
and accepting what comes our way
Giving to whomever we please

We can have it all and have no fear
Limitations are lifted by courage spoke clear
Our pleasure growing as we forgive
Strengthening us and protecting us
From as within as from above
So don’t conflict one with another
Remember you were made from love
And loving is the way to live

Bite that guilt bug back
Say, “Be off with you
Get on down the track”
You’ll find that feeling good
Is worth a little effort
Worthiness is the prize
When we realize
We deserve it

Beginning Again

Written by  on April 6, 2014

For ever beginning.
Born again without end.
Creation in every way
decayed and renewed
I pray
with God’s hands
gently cradling
my head.
I feel
with God’s love
filling my heart.
I see
with God’s eyes
guiding me
inside my mind.
I give
with God’s grace
in my life.
What creates smiles these days?
For me, it’s chiming guitars.
Voices like a choir.
Some rhythmic complexity.
A clever turn of expression or two
to ebb the tides of non-belief.
God equates
all as one.
God equates
two with fun.
God equates
nothing is wrong.
God equates
love and song.
God equates
Peace on Earth.
God equates
equality at birth.
God equates
creation with celebration.
God equates
inspiration with elation.
God equates
togetherness with individuality.
God equates
Universal truth with man’s reality.
God equates
chaos with opportunity.
God equates
autonomy with unity.
God equates
all who go with all that remain.
God equates
One life to sustain.
Get it.
Don’t forget it.
Let it.
Don’t leave it.
Spread it and believe it.
Laugh it
and live it.

Wing Sleep

Written by  on April 7, 2004

Fly in sleep
Bell the gong
Reverse the age
Silent song
My eyes lie lidded with dust
The faucet drips
The razor’s edge rusts
Dreams of youth have fled
with dreams of lust
Waking where the willows weep
Then rolling over
and sinking back into sleep
Down in the ravines
where kudzu creepers creep
haunted by thoughts
I should better not keep
and revealing myself
to the tealeaves that steep
Wandering through waters
my knees measure deep
I slip myself through
as posey children sing
round rosey ring
All things are possible
God bless the good king
Liberty loves company
dancing free, destined to see
often lit, catcher mitt
couplet split, creation fit
lighthouse hat, happy and fat
Weep if you will
Tears of appreciation
Tears of acceptance
and resolve
Tears of sweetness
and healing
Tears of lightness
and revealing
Tears that defy fear
and reflect the Truth
You are essential
This has always been true
It is your desire
with which everything connects
Everything connects
God’s Love to you.

Hippie Dreams

Written by  on April 9, 2003

Blowing in the mind going home
Sunshine Starshine Om
I sing the body of Walt Whitman
I breathe the mind of Allen Ginsberg
I revel in Joycian language landscapes
I take a trip on Cowboy Neal’s bus
I kiss Jimi Hendrix’s sky
I dance to the beat of Jack Kerouac
I space my time gratefully dying
I chase white rabbits
I read the news today, oh boy
I feel the poetry of Bob Dylan
I take a load off with the Band
I sympathize with the Devil
I roll with the Stones
I feel free with Cream
I turn turn turn with the Byrds
I let it be with the Beatles
I moondance with Van the mystical man
I talk with my head same as it ever was
I pearl jam my daily bread
I R.E.M. in my sleep
I politicize compassion
I am revealed in rhyme
I follow the Way and stay out of the way
I have everything and own nothing
I respect the musical wind
I eat the food of the gods
I am One with my brothers and sisters
I float on the pillow surreal
I dream the love that seems so real

Star Light Within

Written by  on December 24, 2001

Christmas time spirit
Even the deaf can hear it
The glorious sound of angels above
Is no less than God’s heart beating Love
Through every vein
And in every way
Feeding us our daily bread
We barely notice we are being led
To shine like the sun on a beautiful day
Who is this child born Jesus?
He is the Light within us
The promise of Love and Forgiveness

Miracles Breathe Free

Written by  on April 19, 2001

Miracles breathe free
like the respiration of life
poetry verse and universe true
symmetry and equality
inequality too

Tears of rage and tears of grief
are miracles of human relief
Laughter and ecstasy are reminders
we can feel with divine belief

Chaos and order are the twin brothers
of that miracle we call creation
Alternately dominating and being subjugated
Examples of interdependent relation

Miracles are the fingerprint
for the mysteries of fate and fortune
Belly full and beautiful
or singing the blues out of tune

Catch 22, a miraculous catch
Male and female, a miraculous match
A miracle can not be locked up
Like love, it has no latch

Co-Creator Conspiracy

Written by  on April 12, 2001

Heaven lives where our heart rests
Hell seasons to exist
behind conflicts of interest
within the confines of our imprisoned minds
in those moments we choose not to be kind


Our tongue – surely an easy bribe
carves words that denounce and describe
life both ignorant and sublime
still expecting a return
in space and in time


When our eye is focused on brutality
We are polarizing reality
we must manifest equity
unfolding our compassion
as a butterfly creates a flower
balance of nature reveals
our inner power


Creating peace
through peaceful consciousness
builds bridges of positive possibility
we are
each one of us
up to it


Erecting a bridge of expansion
connecting thought to expression
this alone is our own responsibility


Love is God’s main course
Desire, a justified dessert
Ecstasy, the food of prayer
Nourishing us and healing hurt.


When our smiles are sweet
Our eyes fired with delight
we know
without doubt
our path is right


No one experiences hell
by wishing their neighbor well
and lifting them on their way
together, and by choice
we create a lighter day


In the palm of our hand
is counted each grain of sand
We all choose our own voice
to judge each other or rejoice


So my friend, rest assured
let me put your mind at ease
We are healed and we are cured
We have collectively kicked every disease
Our prayer is always heard
No need to say please


Let’s use interchangeable pronouns
It doesn’t matter how It is pronounced
Me or Him or You or We
Any One sets any other One free


Gift of Verse

Written by  on April 6, 2001

If my hands held a gift
Like the magi was I
Led by the star
that shines for all
it would be these
simple poems

Tao Jones

Written by  on March 12, 2001

There are any number of ways
the Truth can show
There is only one way
We go
That way has no direction
There is nothing there to know


Howl at the moon
Howl as you sway
lay down a rhythm, ride a wave
If there were rules against it
It wouldn’t be
the way


Oh, no.
Let us not start that game
everything is ambivalent
There is only one

Paradise for Moriarty

Written by  on January 7, 2001

On the road, paved with schemes
Thumbed out, back cracked,
Fixin’ to fix the broken jack.
Abundance in trust
with relations to last.
Not knowing who or when to stop
Pretending my past.
Beat as heck,
I am bumming
these dharma blues.

Jesus Smiled

Written by  on March 26, 1997

Jesus came back,
as promised for years.
He infused every heart
and smiled.
“Weep no more,”
His smile said.
“Dry each other’s tears.
God’s love is born
in every child.


You can never lose it
and you can not refuse it.
You are made in God’s image,
the Light of the World.
Release your judgments,
Ease your fears.


The peace you seek
lives within.
Right in your hand.


On solid rock,
in God’s embrace
you always stand.


Given bounteous bread.
Leavened with love,
baked for all to partake.


Granted eternal life
made possible
by the love we make.


Planted ability of mind.
To our vision’s quest
our talents tend.


Healed of separation,
allowing pain to end
and broken hearts to mend.


Bite your tongue and
dodge the bullets.
The Universe is complete
in a grain of sand.
All clichés in time
come true.


Cast off all doubt, let it go.
Accept this love given freely to you.
Consider yourself in the know.


You are illumined
as a Living Star.
You are destined to find this Truth.
You need not look far.


Slow it down a bit.
You’re not going any where.
There really is no “there” to go.
Only here and now.


It matters not
whether you’re aged or child,
safe in your home
or lost in the wild.
Love is who you are.
You need not know how.


This gift of God’s Love
does not dwindle,
no matter the depths you fall
or hatred you kindle.
Never has Love known more.
More can not supplant All.


Nothing changes what I say.
You can bet your life on these stakes.
The universe was created perfect
and remains perfect that way.
God does not make mistakes”


And Jesus smiled,
“Every creature living
on this crust of Earth
is my body and blood.


Accept your salvation
with every breath.
Each moment, joyful union,
birth following death.


I mind not any deed you’ve done
or judge any word you say.
Please indulge yourself
and practice this lesson today.
Play with others as if you were me.


Focus on wholeness,
and the love of one another.
Discover the thread that connects.
God’s perfection shines the Truth
all of creation reflects.


Growth comes with every step we take,
and each thought passed by our mind.


How often have you thought
you have more than you need?


How often have you thought
it feels good to be kind?


How often have you thought
God wants you to succeed?


How often have you succeeded
in accepting what you find?


The past, a footprint in the dust.
The future, the fruit of our creed.
Here and now is eternal time
to harvest honey.
There is plenty for everyone
and plenty of mouths to feed.
Does a child of God really need
lawyers, guns or money?


Hard lovers and easy riders too,
I wink a nod of approval to you.
It is your respect I wish to earn.
The same applies to any others,
Mohammad, the Buddha and I
breathe as brothers.
They have much to teach me
cause I have much to learn.


My message is simple.
You are loved for who you are,
not the illusions you sustain.


As it is written,
we are born Imago Dei.


You were created perfect
and perfect you remain.


Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, or Jew,
those who are not sure,
atheist and Hindu.
With you I pray and play,
Sing poetry and practice meditation.
Manifesting a Universe safe and pure.


You can choose to criticize
or taste sweet discovery.
Perhaps division leads to decay,
and denying Our Love
makes pain endure.
God wishes you only pleasure.
That is for sure.”


And Jesus smiled,
“The future looks dim for bigotry
and those who spare no expense
on their greed.
Do some men deserve
more than others?


Competition or cooperation,
which focus should we keep?
What reasons are there
to deny our brothers?


Truth does not separate
the treasures we have
from the abundance we think.
Eternal thought is pure,
peaceful waters run deep.
A satisfied man shares
his first and last drink.


Supplied for you are miraculous means
and your heart’s beat
measures all ends.
You were born whole and complete.
I reach out my hand to you,
if it’s a hand you need.
But as I told you before,
you are perfect just as you are,
you are grown from God’s seed.


You are the air,
the land and sea.
You are the All to your very core.
You are beautiful as you are born
and remain so evermore.”


And Jesus smiled,
“Have brave and original thought.
Tread on fear.
Choose words that allow others heaven.
Reign in your soul,
storm in your brain.
Listen for music
that lightens your day.


Respect your body – perfect but temporary.
Truly a glorious temple
raised with bones by spirit.
You are magnificent creatures
I’ll tell you again and again.
You’ll recognize my voice
every time you hear it,
and pass it on
every time you smile.
My message is always the same.
I wish for you a lover’s kiss
and plenty of time to relax a while.”


“You are composed of that holiness
which blesses the stars into view.


The moon,
blooming bright or blue,
is formed from the same essence as you.
Rolling with the sky
until the day is new.


Rhythm and rhymes, songs of compassion
builds strength on which we rely.
Value grows when justice prevails, 
smile on each other without asking why.


Material fortune gamed by taking
is withered and rotten.
Your worth is the love
you are willing to give.
Your debts, holdings misbegotten.


Need does not reckon want.
Satisfaction is simple by deduction.
There is nothing in the past
you need to know.
You come alive
by letting God’s Love
within you grow.


Disease, as well as well being,
comes and goes,
ebbs and flows
like all nature.
Both can be strengthened
or diminished
by the will of the mind.
Our job is to heal one another,
Let our tongues speak their passion.
Testify to truth, allow guilt to resign.


Dance righteously
when your feet find their stand.
Being Light in motion
is a blessing for every man.


Sleep under the stars at night.
Regard each other
with abundance in sight.


Live daily as if it were your last.
Remember each day
to forget the past.


Regard yourself well
and without separation.
The chain of love has no missing link.
Our bond is closer
than our mind can think.


Do that which reveals joy.
It manifests wealth.


Do that which feels good.
It manifests health.


If you must resist a temptation,
resist the temptation to judge.


Instead of criticizing,
give others a loving nudge.


Let peace be your passion.
Make charity a priority.
Respect each other
with clarity and sobriety.
You will be rich, happy, wise
and never in the minority”


Jesus offered namaste
and smiled again,
“Take comfort in the knowledge
our hearts entwine forevermore.
My blood runs through your veins.
I wait for you at every door.


Remember who you are and
mind not the lies you have been taught.
Think no fear and fear no thought.


God’s Love is alive
where  ever you look.
The master key for all locks,
as written in every book.


Let God guide your sight
revealing true wisdom
allowing you to live right.


Meditate on my words but
travel far beyond these lines.
I kiss your face gently
as the sun shines.
In the darkest of night
I guide within you
with an ever lasting light.


Love’s language composes you
and sings your song forever.
God knows all Ways
and is always
willing to deliver.


Sow a spiritual garden.
Tend to the seed.
Focus on ways
by which All is agreed.


The Universe provides as you believe.
This Truth is yours for the seeing.
Give to others what you would receive.
God’s Love is present in every being.”


Comments, criticism and hugs welcome.


© 2017 by Rob Chavez



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