Rob Chavez

Positively 4th Grade

Written by  on March 21, 2019

Hey Everybody! Those of every age
how about some free poetry
A few lines of generic rhyme
Written down so all can see


Now is the time
We can be a poem or a tree
Both are grown from God’s Earth
Blooming honestly


St. Stephen Daedalus
With his mother’s rose
Haunted, to the garden he goes
Humming that tune heard deep inside
Music only he and Heaven knows


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


When we share our respect
For every song and every dance
It is 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, It’s vain reaching
As looking backward 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 becomes the dawn of day


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


Food For God

Written by  on February 4, 2019

Hungering for ecstasy?
Urging to merge with the infinite sea?
Right now lives infinite possibility
To swim joyfully, ecstatically free
Ask the first person smiling
Contentment rests on a wise face
Listen for truth and let it sow
Being in the now wins every 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, relatively
Time bends from his soul
He reflects on his life positively
Ask the old woman, she might know
She has lived her life whole
But still willing to grow
How to feel good, she says, I’ll tell you how
Live this fine 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 look for connection
I dance to the rock of ecstatic perfection
I read the Good Book
I give 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
Rewarding us with every 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
for you
and find little use for
I’d like to lie a while
with you
seduced by
singing birds                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and 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