Bitcoins to go

Bitcoins to go

22 July 2020

Courtesy ccn.com

There was no explanation for what had just happened. He seemed to think that everything was her fault and she thought that he did not seem to have outgrown the childish level where everything was always the fault of someone else than himself. She decided that this time she had had it with the accusations and all the heartache that he had been giving her over the past few weeks. It had first started when something went awry in the business and he had resorted to her for help but she could not and he had then blamed her for being so incapable of helping him while he was in dire need. It was not that she had not tried and try she had repeatedly with shady figures that she would have normally never dealt with, but it was simply that the outcome had been negative. He had of course only looked at the negative outcome and ignored all her efforts to reach that result.

 

Every time the accusation had been either that she did not love him enough to try harder or that she did not trust him enough despite all the love he had showered on her. When she thought back to it, however, she realized that it all seemed like a puzzle painstakingly pieced together to create the illusion of reality with ready-made items of the puzzle springing from his past. The more she thought about it the more she realized that it had never quite felt like real love although the declaration of it had been overly intense. At first she had been puzzled and her natural instinct had been wariness, especially with what her sister had to say about it, but in time the sheer quantity of love messages had gotten to her and as she had a soft heart, she had let herself be persuaded that it was indeed an intense budding love.

 

The last time he had resorted to her for help it was for something that could have put her livelihood at risk but at first she had jumped up to help without paying attention to the request despite all the news she had heard and her work training. A few minutes later though, the doubt on whether what he was asking of her was legit started gnawing at her mind which had buzzed alit from the previous training. When she went to the bank, sure enough, they confirmed to her that what was proposed was illegal and that she could get into big trouble for it. As a result of her discussion with the bank, they had closed her account and she was left without a bank account and without time to open a new one in time for her salary to be paid to her.

 

With hindsight she realized that this was the least of her worries as she could have gotten into much worse trouble had she not reached out to her bank. Indeed, she would have been suspected by their compliance of being a money mule and potentially charged with money laundering. What had she been thinking when she had given him her bank details, especially after he had asked her to transform the money received from his contact into bitcoins and send it across to his bitcoin account! There was no justification for her foolishness and to add insult to injury, he was now angry with her that she had gone to the bank to check in the first place whether such a thing could be done. Their last exchanges were cold and bitter and she thought to herself that the next time she would be wary of anyone who professed so quickly to be intensely in love. You live and learn she thought. What an experience!

 

Dalida & Alain Delon – Paroles, paroles (1973)

The lotus balanced

The lotus balanced

7 July 2020

Courtesy flickr.com

 

Without a ripple

the lotus stood on water

white on sombre green

 

A frog jumped forward

Lines formed on the water’s face

before they dwindled

 

The lotus balanced

the leaves curled around the stem

the furrows faded

 

Written in the context of Ronovan Writes weekly Haiku Challenge using the words dwindle and ripple. Rules and other contributions available here https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/07/06/weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-dwindle-ripple/

Reading of the poem:

Khalil Gibran: Farewell

Eyes seeing unseen

Eyes seeing unseen

27 June 2020

Courtesy the Iranian

 

Whirring soft

the wheels in motion

gather moss

as they roll

They pick up speed, lose control

from the momentum

 

Target lost

Blind aim untoward

they gather

second stones

ready now to break the bones

intention resolved

 

The victim

hair flowing downward

pining teen

chained to Earth

all but chest above the floor

eyes seeing unseen

 

 

In some Muslim countries, the women guilty of adultery or even of having an affair without being married are buried in the ground and stoned with the obvious result being death in most cases. Sickeningly in some countries even the victims of rape may sometimes be sentenced in the same way as adulterers or women having an affair. This poem is written to raise awareness of the conditions under which even a young teenager who would have been free to love in other countries may incur the death penalty and be stoned to death for the “crime” of being caught with her lover in isolation. I chose to accompany this poem with a beautiful video showing elements from the cosmos to emphasize the gulf that separates some people from the vastness of the cosmos.

 

Reading of the poem:

Lisa Gerrard – Space Weaver

Opposites melding

Opposites melding

14 June 2020

Courtesy pinterest.com

 

Humming sounds

they speak of vessels

Thinning air

Lights alit

The will of mind to submit

to the loving waves

 

The outreach

The hand of the One

It relays

the blessing

The only thing now missing

reconciling odds

 

Princely speech

A new beginning

Bridges reach

beyond sight

Dark corners receive the light

Opposites melding

 

Reading of the poem:

Sunset – Abel Korzeniowski

When the light dies out

When the light dies out

7 June 2020

 

Light is love

Darkness breeds the hate

We translate

Emotions

Anger is a reckoning

Of the love waning

 

Northern star

Life is within you

Embracing

Nothingness

I feel it your soft caress

Piercing through the veil

 

Hold me close

Within your bosom

Love to flout

All about

The darkness tends to blossom

When the light dies out

 

Reading of the poem:

Quinn – I will believe

Desolation’s land

Desolation’s land

26 May 2020

Courtesy Stefan Gesell

 

It rises

From deep within me

Molten fire

Lava’s ash

Through mind’s eye I see them crash

The colossal waves

 

Tsunami

Riding through the coast

In my mind

I see it

More than it was meant to be

Upon the first look

 

Bodies strewn

Particles of dust

The engines

Steel and rust

The only witness that stood

Desolation’s land

 

Reading of the poem:

Dido – Hurricanes (Official Lyric Video)

Tale foretell

Tale foretell

23 May 2020

Courtesy Christian Schloe

 

Decipher

Language of the birds

They bring tales

From graveyards

Keeping up with the black crowds

As the caller wails

 

The ship’s mast

Tearing rim of skies

Shearing edge

Broken lies

Fed to us through the waters

Wave humans alters

 

Listen well

They screech in silence

Show to tell

Tale foretell

Bearing bounty in the arms

We cave from their charms

 

Reading of the poem:

Maksim Mrvica – Nostradamus

Only you I loved

Only you I loved

22 May 2020

Courtesy Stefan Gesell

 

Within me

I now find myself

Within out

Without in

Travesty of innocence

I know my own dark

 

The true heart

She wells inside me

Now she says

Remember

Everyone I laid eyes on

Only you I loved

 

Morning’s lark

Wakes in me the light

The nights’ cull

Comes undone

Weaving in chest none to fight

Soul ne’er black nor white

 

Reading of the poem:

Maksim Mrvica – Hana’s Eyes(HQ)

Like seal on my lips

Like seal on my lips

18 May 2020

Courtesy unsplash

 

I see you

Emblem of true love

You hover

In the space

Between me and hidden face

Redesigning worlds

 

The truth hurled

From voices of birds

Song from dark

Nightingales

They join the merry lark

In fusion of genre

 

Sit with me

I am now breathless

From your love

High above

A kiss so delightful slips

Like seal on my lips

 

Reading of the poem:

Norah Jones – I´ve Got to See You Again

Dance with me

Dance with me

27 April 2020

Courtesy Saatchi art

 

Dance with me

Let the moon sway us

Persuade

Our footsteps

To overlook the darkness

On journey of light

 

Dance with me

Within me stored steps

Rival waltz

Of roses

I know how to strike poses

No foot opposes

 

Dance with me

Lift the darkened clouds

Bring colour

To the grey

Into your arms I will stray

Our embrace to sway

 

Reading of the poem:

Afsaneh – Marjan Farsad / مرجان فرساد – افسانه