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Prostitute – Leaking

 

So insecure in the world
that I often feel the need
to sell out myself in order to survive.

This integrity is for sale,
but not so cheap today
because I’m feeling fine
and my worth is determined
by my state of need
and is subject to change.

There is some safety in this self-negation,
and there is pleasure to be found in pleasing the world.
Although fulfilling feelings through giving esteem away
is only a short-term fix for keeping neediness at bay.

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The Poetry of Archetypes are written by Sulaiman Mackay

Sulaiman Mackay is a lifelong lover of writing poetry and has been particularly enamored with it since arriving at middle-age. He has realized it is a powerfully evocative and revealing means of self discovery and conscious development. He started writing poems about archetypes as a way of expressing his inner work, discovering the light and shadow aspects of his psyche, and to explore the energetics of the archetypal experience. He has recently completed an Honours Degree in Creative Communications at the University of Canberra and is currently looking for a way to turn his love for the written word into paid work.

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Lover – Subjective

 

I’m throwing myself whole-heartedly
onto an object of desire,
into the vast and complex space between
my ideas and the fabric of reality.

Projecting these passions
with enduring fits of adoration
infuses each experience
with every instant of release.

Otherwise there is no love
in the material of the world.
There is only me,
and whatever matter my love sustains.

This is my world and I am in love.
The world is either full of my love,
or I am lost.

pic by The Lovers, by Rene Magritte (1928)

 

The Poetry of Archetypes are written by Sulaiman Mackay

Sulaiman Mackay is a lifelong lover of writing poetry and has been particularly enamored with it since arriving at middle-age. He has realized it is a powerfully evocative and revealing means of self discovery and conscious development. He started writing poems about archetypes as a way of expressing his inner work, discovering the light and shadow aspects of his psyche, and to explore the energetics of the archetypal experience. He has recently completed an Honours Degree in Creative Communications at the University of Canberra and is currently looking for a way to turn his love for the written word into paid work.

Visit and follow The Poetry of Archetypes on Facebooke here

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Wounded Child – Brave

 

To tame the wild beast
you must not be afraid.
Your heart must stay brave
with both hands firm and steady,
mind alert and always ready.
Quietly stalking through the grasses,
gently drifting among the trees,
you must move as although transformed
into a subtle midnight breeze.

To tame the wild beast
you must see into its savage eyes
and not get lost or hypnotized,
or scared of fangs always biting and gnashing,
or razor sharp claws always ripping and slashing.
With a clear mind always thinking
you must catch the beast while blinking.
Then if through stealth and extreme care
the beast hasn’t realized you’re there
you can jump on its back, hold on tight,
and ride away victorious into the glorious night.

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The Poetry of Archetypes are written by Sulaiman Mackay

Sulaiman Mackay is a lifelong lover of writing poetry and has been particularly enamored with it since arriving at middle-age. He has realized it is a powerfully evocative and revealing means of self discovery and conscious development. He started writing poems about archetypes as a way of expressing his inner work, discovering the light and shadow aspects of his psyche, and to explore the energetics of the archetypal experience. He has recently completed an Honours Degree in Creative Communications at the University of Canberra and is currently looking for a way to turn his love for the written word into paid work.

Visit and follow The Poetry of Archetypes on Facebooke here…

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Lover – Refuge

 

Last night I bared my soul to you,
surrendering to your gentle touch.
Then you caressed all my stresses and worry away.
You soothed all the feelings of trouble and strife,
brought home all the thoughts that had gone astray,
until I was strong enough once again
to face the world the next day.

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The Poetry of Archetypes are written by Sulaiman Mackay

Sulaiman Mackay is a lifelong lover of writing poetry and has been particularly enamored with it since arriving at middle-age. He has realized it is a powerfully evocative and revealing means of self discovery and conscious development. He started writing poems about archetypes as a way of expressing his inner work, discovering the light and shadow aspects of his psyche, and to explore the energetics of the archetypal experience. He has recently completed an Honours Degree in Creative Communications at the University of Canberra and is currently looking for a way to turn his love for the written word into paid work.

Visit and follow The Poetry of Archetypes on Facebooke here…

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Addict – Safety?

 

I’ve just locked the door,
how’s that for a metaphor!
There’s nothing I can’t just hide away
from the thought of being seen this way.

This locking mechanism is automatic
and activated by the behaviour
that i only want witnessed
by my secret self.

So don’t dangle any rattling chain
of keys in front of me,
or hold the power of release
against the angst of my addiction.

This security is fragile,
but my mind is clear.
Please don’t break the door down,
or try to interfere.

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The Poetry of Archetype written by Sulaiman Mackay

Sulaiman Mackay is a lifelong lover of writing poetry and has been particularly enamored with it since arriving at middle-age. He has realized it is a powerfully evocative and revealing means of self discovery and conscious development. He started writing poems about archetypes as a way of expressing his inner work, discovering the light and shadow aspects of his psyche, and to explore the energetics of the archetypal experience. He has recently completed an Honours Degree in Creative Communications at the University of Canberra and is currently looking for a way to turn his love for the written word into paid work.

Visit and follow The Poetry of Archetypes on Facebooke here…

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Mystic Shadow

Mystic – Shadow

Every single part of me is open for inspection,
every single thought and feeling
subject for reflection.
An opportunity to feel for self
and reconcile with my other.

Every emotion is a signpost
that points to the state of love I’m in.
Every thought and word directs the mind
into believing how its story goes,
but I choose to begin all over again
by learning to the love the skin I’m in.

Every bite out of life,
every trigger, every button,
every symbol, every sign,
every intent and expectation
gives the opportunity to see myself
through my shadow’s eyes
and look into the light.

 

 

The Poetry of Archetypes are written by Sulaiman Mackay

Sulaiman Mackay is a lifelong lover of writing poetry and has been particularly enamored with it since arriving at middle-age. He has realized it is a powerfully evocative and revealing means of self discovery and conscious development. He started writing poems about archetypes as a way of expressing his inner work, discovering the light and shadow aspects of his psyche, and to explore the energetics of the archetypal experience. He has recently completed an Honours Degree in Creative Communications at the University of Canberra and is currently looking for a way to turn his love for the written word into paid work.

Visit and follow The Poetry of Archetypes on Facebooke here…

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Our Nature – Poem by Jay Kumar

Trudging through the once grand palace of concrete, vines Sprouting this way and that Cracks in the aged stone hiding the so-called magnificence of this once great land This civilization bit the dust Thinking of a time where we lived only on the land, Greenery surrounding us, Only can we read in books. For it is no more We tried to shut it out And now it behind to overtake Like the vines cracking through the concrete ruins. Let us embrace this! Not shut it out It is who we are.. Let us be at peace, like the monk, one with his surroundings All the technology in the world means nothing… If we sell ourselves out to attain it Slowly the wilderness takes back over.. Until the ruins of concrete are no more, Than sand and dust which crack and crumble beneath our feet Waterfalls gush into ponds and lakes As fish swim excitedly Animals and humans living together In our home, that is the wilderness We are at peace again… We are one..

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