It is long gone the time of my anxious
As my years fades, fades also my dreams
What I live now is now
I need no projections
My days comes and goes, sliding conscious as my time flows
smoothing away any sadness or expectations.
I'm happily bleeding, leaving parts of me behind.
I'm shedding unconscious heavy interests, for lighter sensations.
What for many would be a sacrifice, for me it is a pleasure.
To give up selfish whims, to see a way out of illusions.
To die before you die, to distill drop by drop bliss from the chaotic mixed world.                  To live on the edge of the blade.

  • Author: Malu (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 22nd, 2017 13:15
  • Comment from author about the poem: I'm working to be that naked person. I already have worked on my self forging a new way of me for 20 years. I barely can have a glimpse of what is the dissolution of the ego. What is to be able to catch the bad on me before it gets a grip on me. I'm watching myself.
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  • Users favorite of this poem: Fay Slimm., burning-embers.


  • Michael Edwards

    Saw the title and just had to read it - and not disappointed - great read and write .

    • malubotelho

      I've got you Michael. You saw the title naked and you thought was one more of my erotic scenes, right? Hahaha. My soul is being undressed. I'm being happily naked. Thanks Michael.

      • Michael Edwards

        Got it in one malu

      • WriteBeLight

        I feel the struggle. Well done and I wish you success!

        • malubotelho

          Thanks my friend. I appreciate your visit.

        • Egyptianqt79


          • malubotelho

            Thanks dear. I will check your writings.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Malu this has to be one of your best - the piece gives a soul-naked view of time's passing and the need to loosen heavy for lighter pursuits. Excelent work - - Already in my favourite list.

            • malubotelho

              Dear Fay, for me to be your favorite today is a huge honor. You are a master for me. I love to read you. Thank you so very much.

            • FredPeyer

              I really like this poem, Malu!
              The older I get the more I realize that happiness requires letting go of everything and to concentrate on the core values of love, friendship, and self.

              • malubotelho

                Yes Fred. This has to do with what we said about expectation remember. It is not easy but one can get there. Thanks for reading. Now you know my naked soul.

              • burning-embers

                "Take kindly the counsel of the years,
                gracefully surrendering the things of youth --- With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
                it is still a beautiful world.
                Be cheerful. Strive to be happy" the words of Max Ehrmann in 'Desiderata' a piece i find ever present in my mind. Lovely writing Malubotelho. + fav's

              • malubotelho

                Thanks love for your words. No concern here, I'm happier than I ever been. Look again at my writing: I'm happily bleeding, leaving parts of me behind
                You see, I'm blissfully happy 😊

              • WL Schuett

                Lovely piece very personal, positive and inspiring glad you're happy with your On going metamorphosis

                • malubotelho

                  Thanks for your comment. Yes, it is only the beginning of it. I'm not sure I will have time to really go far on the process. In any case it is not lost.

                • Louis Gibbs

                  It is a pleasure seeing you naked, Malu! It is my favorite state of being too. Shed the ego, bare the soul! Well done!

                  • malubotelho

                    For me would be a pleasure to see all of us naked. The whole world naked. With no shame.

                    • malubotelho

                      Thanks for reading and commenting.

                    • lasergraph

                      We are all a work in progress, like softened clay that keeps getting remolded into what we perceive to be better. Good work.

                      • malubotelho

                        Thanks for the visit. I'm glad you understand this.

                      • BRIAN & ANGELA

                        Thanks for caring & sharing MALU ! W can be cleansed by "The Renewing of our Minds" for me this is a daily thing ~ Hugs ~ Brother Brian

                        • malubotelho

                          Yes Brian. We can, and it is the best for us. Thanks for you stoping by.

                        • Accidental Poet

                          Re-inventing oneself by shedding the old skin to expose the new and bare skin underneath is a optimistic endeavor making for a bright new you. Wonderfully thoughtful and beautiful write. malu. ; )

                          • malubotelho

                            Thank you for your lovely comments. Yes, a very hard endeavor. I need to be humble here and not ambitious at all. It is much easier to find a pot with gold on the material world than conquer the ego side of us. The good thing is that one can enjoy the process. I do. When I do or think something ugly I see it and I smile and say: ha! I see you 👀 and for me it is a victory. So if I'm the middle of an argument with someone you can see the stupid ego that is arguing for you it turns that the argument is irrelevant because it is not even you. You don't need to arguing. So instead of arguing you just listen to the argument of the other and normally just letting the person say and you listen something shifts and it is gone. No pain. Sorry for coming here and explaining this but my main suffering in this world is to see people suffering unnecessarily. Well, I wish you a good night. Nice dreams

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