American Tears

Together as one nation we stand

Taking heat in our Homeland

For all the sins of this government

We clearly did not vote in

There is undeniable immorality

Because of the house of white’s rigidity

But here we are (all of us) held captives

To their games being played to make us reactive

So we sign the petition and march at rallies

They take our money, programs and allies

This climate change is real

The weather we can all feel

When will we see the future together?

The common oneness of Her

To save ourselves and the planet

For our future and not for profit

These checks and balances falter

This USA must be altered

Tiny cries go unheard for now

But we will have our day somehow

God bless America

God bless the global, new idea

 

Turning Illusions: First poem

On Knowing

Know me first as first as human:

I breathe, I move, I think

I eat, I bleed, I feel

I sleep, I work, I cry.

Know me second as wo/man:

I’m palpable, I’m soft, I’m sensitive

I’m hard, I’m breakable, I’m concrete

I’m intangible, I’m abstract, I’m poetic.

Know me next as a specific person:

A singular woman in the world,

As unique and beautiful as you,

Searching for eternity and Truth.

Know me like you know the ocean,

Like you know grass, hills, sunlight-

To know the majesty of existence,

Is to love it, honor it, treasure it.

Know me like you know yourself-

The confusion, clarity, the complexity.

Accept what it truly you and you can accept

What is me and what is not.

Know me finally as energy:

Fusion, growth, metamorphosis, decay-

The Earth below and all that is beyond.

Search for your eternity and Truth-

Only then will you know me.

Energy knows God best

As a figment of its imagination.

Energy knows this energy best

When it enters into it-

As Adam first entered Eve,

As daylight first entered twilight,

As water first entered life,

As eternity first entered us.

Copyright 2017 angelicmoonfairy aka Leslie Branscum

DO NOT REPRINT/REPOST WITHOUT PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FROM AUTHOR.

THANK YOU!

 

Chapbooks from yesteryear

Turning Illusions

Spider Flies and Angel Wings

I wrote these two books in the late 90’s as gifts to my loved ones. My sister and I actually worked on them together. I did most of the work but she did have some input. My boyfriend at the time, Jeff, created the cover art for Spider Flies and Angel Wings.

I only have Turning Illusions in front of me now. I’m reworking it to modernize it and make it less “manic”. Also, my goal is to add more meter and rhyme to almost all the pieces as they are very wild poems at this point. I’d like to tame them, fine tune them and make them more readable. I do appreciate the journey I attempt to take the reader on and want to explore that further. We will see how it goes. The possibility exists of adding these poems into my nonfiction prose piece I’m working on as reader breaks in the narrative. My highest hope and goal is that each poem develops into its own story and energy. I would love it if each poem was strong on its own and held deep meaning in and of itself regardless of the overarching story. Even though that’s where they will be placed for cohesiveness.

Silly Song

Once in a while I feel sort of crazy
and I do things you might think dumb,
like ticklin’ a worm on his underneath
and makin’ him wiggle his thumb.
Then I find a cat and pull it’s trunk
and sing a song with a dog,
and kiss a cow and ride a snake,
and eat my lunch with a hog!!
I don’t believe! I don’t believe it!
Who do you think you are?!
I don’t believe it! I don’t believe it!
You’re carrying things too far!
You’re always tellin’ me stories like this
What’s the matter with you?
I don’t believe it! I don’t believe!
Who needs the wind? There’s you!!

 

 

NOTE: Not sure who the author is but I sang this song when I was in 5th grade in the 80’s and always remembered it! I adore these lyrics. So witty and just ridiculous. Fun for kids and silly for everyone!

***MOTHER EARTH MEDICINE***

I can sense the light of the sun beaming into me.

I can feel the root of Mother Earth anchoring me.

Grandmother moon reflects our ancient story.

I let my mind witness itself.

I see that my mind is pure, clean and happy.

I cleanse my mind and clear it with light and love.

I let my heart feel itself.

I feel that my heart is loving, kind and generous.

I gently open my heart with love and light.

I let my soul experience itself.

I can be with my higher self/Divine Source.

I experience these all as true.

I can sense the light of the sun beaming into me.

I can feel the root of Mother Earth anchoring me.

Grandmother moon reflects our ancient story.

In this moment I am attuned to the medicine of Earth.

Take a very deep breath.

POETIC PIECES

Lost in Love

Touch doesn’t feel

Voice can’t hear and

Eyes don’t see

I am so lost in your love

In the world of spirit

Where my body disappears

And I am light

Instantly I know your thoughts

I can feel your emotions

Ultimately we are one

Uniting in unison

Touch doesn’t feel

Voice can’t hear and

Eyes don’t see

 

 

Not Feeling

I’m not feeling it these days

You’ve got to recognize a woman

See past the skin into the deep

Of the heart of a woman

Wonder if you ever could

Take the time to really know

How she flows on the inside

The juices so soft and sweet

Oh Oh I see you

Oh Oh I see us

Who do you see

When you look at me

How do you feel

When we don’t touch

Why does this love

Mean so much

Tell me now

Tell me now

I’m not feeling you these days

You’re too busy in the dark

Letting it all go to waste

Why would I compromise my taste

Let it be what it will in the end

Trust that everything is fine

I can’t do it to myself anymore

Honesty takes front row now

 

 

MOVE

Hit it to the beat

Twist a turn

Flip a bitch

It makes no difference

Just move yourself

Tired of this bust

Sick of the swerve

Let me see you go

To the ultimate flow

You know you want to

Skate on the go

Or bike it real slow

Don’t trip it up

Hiccup or burp

We got to meet

So move baby move

 

 

Shadows

Solitude soldiers

Alone in the night

Confronting ourselves

Dark night of the soul

Every night it seems

Testing waters unknown

Boiling inside

Burning through midnight

Treasuring the silence

Echoing through our heads

We are solo

We are hollowing out

Fear and guilt

Becoming the opposite

Seeking light in dark places

 

 

Butterflies

If change were easy

All would simply do it

To become their best self

But blossoming into light

Takes gusto and strength

Of a mighty lion or warrior

Skillful patience of a loving mom

Planning and discipline

Mostly it requires faith

A spiritual practice

Ritual with the Divine

Head speak with Celestial team

An inner dialogue that shifts

Perspective to see you through

All of these plus your soul

Rewriting your sacred contract

About how to be in the world

Change can be simple but

It requires forethought and work

 

 

Rollin’

You are in the past

Where memories are forgotten

Like my bumper

Where my new tunes play

Now I feel fresh and free

With my golden view

Thought I was dead and gone

But guess what I’m still here

Never to be forgotten

My way is unique

My style my own

Ziploc it seal it and shut it

There’s truth in justice

It does and covers for us lovers

Rainbow warriors unite

Believe and do what’s right

See through the illusion

Into the heart of creation

We are a global nation

Fighting for salvation

The lovers of the world

Are entering into the light

The Age of Aquarius

Dawning today and now

 

 

I love only you

Only you see the real me

It’s so scary to know

My heart is on my sleeve

You know everything about me

All my secrets, all my cares

I love you only you true

It’s been this way eternally

I can’t change my soul

I can’t change the fact

I love you only you true

And in this life I’m yours

As in all the lives before

So I’ll be here waiting for you

Knocking at your heart’s door

Waiting for you to open

I love you only you true

It’s been this way eternally

I can’t change my soul

I can’t change the fact

I love you only you true

I Love You, Dad

Father, father strong and brave

Lead in your way so true and bold

Thank you for your sacrifice

Your gentle yet powerful stance

This daughter is grown because of you

This wife is loved and well in your strength

All women live in your precious love

Your ladies honor you today and everyday

For all you do for us and always

Thank you, Daddy, you are amazing

Your little girl will always look up to you

Even though she’s grown with her own

Hugs and kisses to you now and forever

Happy Father’s Day