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"Ti Voglio Bene"-I Wish You Well

Updated on August 28, 2017
"Sembra una Cartolina"-looks like a postcard
"Sembra una Cartolina"-looks like a postcard | Source

“Ti Voglio Bene-I wish you well #19 Poem celebrating American National Poetry Month


Introduction


Richard Paul Evans book, “The Four Doors” inspired this Rondeau poem, “Ti Voglio Bene”-I wish you well.

What Richard Paul Evans wrote reminded me of how I quietly led my life, my internal life, until a stranger plummeted and ambushed my life, dismantling my whole premise to the core as this person held it up for ridicule and demolishment. Consequently, I strayed from my core beliefs and philosophy as I was and am infected by this person’s entitlement to act as judge and juror in my life from a viewpoint of hatred.

However, in saying this, I also feel as if I am on the brink of returning home to someone I once was and ready to pick up the threads I left behind.

Through Richard Paul Evan’s thoughts, reflections and conclusions, come mine. I hope you don’t mind me sharing them with you in this Rondeau poem, I called, “Ti Voglio Bene”-I wish you well.

The pot that holds the crabs of life
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Heard of the crab’s mindset?

The kinetic action of a pot of crabs, threat?

Crabs can easily climb out of the pot

But they are pushed back by other crabs, got

It is a cacophony of our social condition sweat

Some charm it the Tall Poppy debt

Here one member of the group’s asset

Is pushed down by others, year dot

“Ti Voglio Bene”-I wish you well


A person who achieves success, unmet

And beyond others rosette

The crab mindset is

“If I can’t have it, neither can you, whizz”

“Ti Voglio Bene”- I wish you well



...Live out of your imagination, not your history....

— Stephen Covey
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We say “no” to inspiration

We say “no” to another’s success emblazon

We resent another’s

Achievement and our fear flutters

Don’t want to be left alone chasing

The crab-in-the-pot is our ego basin

It is our repeating self-talk, mistaken

Robbing us of hope and progress with open shutters

“Ti Voglio Bene”-I wish you well


Imagination soars us to a new haven

Like a rocket ship to the Moon

Knowledge in turn keeps us anchored yet metered

Do I want to be defined by life’s injuries, visited?

“Ti Voglio Bene”-I wish you well





...Knowledge is of no value unless you can put it into practice.....

— Anton Chekhov
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Anyone who has walked this earth

Has been injured, too, back and forth

Today, I want to start

Where I need to go. In short

So, I need my love map, hence forth

“Ti Voglio Bene”-I wish you well


Loves desire for a dress shirt

Replaced by the desire for good intentions forth

Love is desire to be rebirthed

Into good, well-being worth

This love is a thorny mirth

“Ti Volgio Bene”-I wish you well




This love frees me from “me, me” to “you, you”

It asks an Act of Will, brew

This love is a skill

Like the air-dance of a cranesbill

With practice, it can accrue

“Ti Volgio Bene”-I wish you well


Coming back home, is not to make-do

Silently, I will love anew

Without letting a stranger

Or, an enemy endanger

I will in the heavens of my mind, coo

Again, I will think for the other, boo

Not, for I, too

“Ti Voglio Bene”-I wish you well

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"sembra una cartolina"-it looks like a postcard
"sembra una cartolina"-it looks like a postcard | Source

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      Mark Tulin 7 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Great title for a poem, "I am sinking...". As well as the book title, flip the switch. Will check it out.

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      Jo Miller 7 months ago from Tennessee

      Glad you are coming home.

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      Threekeys 7 months ago from Australia

      Mark I understand now what you mean. It is so. I have book of poems being published at Amazon kindle and one of those poems is titled, "I am Sinking in the Filth of Your Hate, Scorpio". And that is how I felt. Its a bizarre situation and a invasive situation by a stranger. If I get the courage I will write about it in full. This person turnd my whole life and values system upside down. I have called my book of poetry, "Flip the Switch".

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      Mark Tulin 7 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      I take dirty energy to mean the consequence of having a relationship with a toxic or negative person. You incorporate their negativity into your body. Even if you cut off with such a person you're still left with a negative residue.

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      Threekeys 7 months ago from Australia

      Thank you Jamie for your generous words. Im happy the poem's thoughts found a useful way to be in your life.

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      Threekeys 7 months ago from Australia

      Never heard of it as dirty energy Mark. Could you expand upon that meaning for me please?

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      Mark Tulin 7 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      The Pranic Healers call it dirty energy. You can't get rid of it until you realize it is there. Thanks for the fine poem, a teaching lesson of sorts.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 7 months ago from Reno NV

      Very inspirational to me thank you for this necessary read. Beautifully written. Jamie

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      Threekeys 7 months ago from Australia

      No he isnt a poet. He is a writer who has also built a number of shelters for abused and neglected children. The book The Four Doors is a small book but had perspectives that either rang true for me or inspired me. From there this Rondeau poem came about. Thank you Coffeequeen for reading my poem for today. All the best to you and your loved ones.

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      Louise Powles 7 months ago from Norfolk, England

      That's interesting to read. I've never heard of this poet before.