Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Two Little Green Birds

After months, a pattern's end
A new cycle came
To melt and to mend
Patient and tame
An innocence squeaked
From tiny throats
From tiny beaks

A delicate message
From a source has split
Formed into two birds
In my garden lit
A gentle new cycle
Has come home to roost
I didn't quite realize
I must have needed a boost.

-Kelly Voelker

Thursday, November 3, 2016


A golden month of respite
After longer trials
After tested tenure
After nested sparrow

The common newest life form
Now noticed for it's strength
Now noticed for adapting
To tests of rolling fate

In numbers knowing instinct
Tempers chaos' shroud
We all fly towards freedom
Through branches' varied form.

-Kelly Voelker

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Peace of Mind

I have a quiet mind
A comfort porch
In sunset's shine

I have a quiet man
A patient place
To return to and

A quiet heart
A neutral will
Allowing all to stay and stand

A peaceful way
Tall trees and shade
Gentle breeze after lulls displayed

-Kelly Voelker

Saturday, August 20, 2016


The gracefulness of demeanor
The delicate way of birds
Contrasting to survival's way
So brutish and absurd

Following the patterns
Of trees and leaves and flowers
Thinking like a river
Contemplating things for hours

Feeling textures distant
Seeing taste and sound
Noticing the difference
Between hunting and the hound

-Kelly Voelker

brutish - coarse, cruel, stupid

wonder - a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable

The Flowering of the Mind

The flowering of the body
Is apparent and is seen
Following prognosis
Climbs more quickly when in teens

The flowering of the mind
Is unexpected to achieve
In process then through gnosis
Explodes beyond what one believed

Hidden noted humans
Throughout time have failed the test
Knowing their experience
And behavior was suspect

Don't gauge your own awareness
By others in dispair 
Don't regulate enthusiasm's
Way of exceeding 'self aware'

-Kelly Voelker

prognosis - a forecast of the likely outcome of a situation
gnosis - knowledge of spiritual matters; mystical knowledge.
self aware - good knowledge and judgment about yourself

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


All that remains after
Fire and flood
Testing the framework
Testing my blood

The code is of virtue
I have a strong hold
On what it must feel like
To be valiant and bold

I no longer doubt
What I am made of
I feel the perfection
Of darkness made old

The newest obsession
Is of goodness and deed
Born of complexity
Ego and greed

No one can know virtue
Until one has bloomed
From dirt and adversity
To wholeness now plumed

The newness of virtue
The foundation of strength
The confidence of wisdom
Earned and not faked.

-Kelly Voelker

What has me Agitated

What has me agitated
Isn't what it seems or kind
What has me agitated
Isn't senseless, mean or blind

On the innermost and unused
Reaches of my soul
A sensitive, protective mind
Wants so to control

Who and what are near me
Who and what will pass
Foreseeing opposition
Alerting senses last

What it sees is eminent
Near and is the prize
For a long term process
A cycle's end in time

Can I ride the ending
Before it's even written
Expecting certain changes
Expecting to be bitten

As I take the reward
For lasting through these tests
Will the rules return to
The patterns I know best?

-Kelly Voelker

agitated - feeling or appearing troubled or nervous
eminent - used to emphasize the presence of a positive quality

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Decisive and Clear

Decisive and clear
When gifted with sight
Past all the chaos
Direct from the light

An idea comes
Without prior thoughts
Solutions appear
As if embossed

With certainty, vigor
Poetic depth
Perfect to satisfy
Contemplation bereft.

-Kelly Voelker

bereft - deprived of or lacking something, especially a nonmaterial asset.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Listen to this Moment

Let me listen to this moment
Separate from the rest
Stopping time and motion
Stopping thoughts to test

Who is now observing
Apart from timeline's pace
What was so important?
What worried me to waste?

I'll sit here in this vacuum
Of momentary stasis
Until I reset actions
Perpetuating graceless

Mind chaotic details
Worry, doubt and lack
Somewhere is the peaceful
State that I want back.

-Kelly Voelker

Friday, July 22, 2016

Church of Chance

Everything's a gamble
Short and long term gains
Playing for advancement
Or to stay ahead of pain

Life is the Casino
A Church of Chance set up
The Divinity of challenge
A web of interest hub

Happiness crescendos
Come and go in blips
The wheel of fortune always
Reassures the downward dips

What's gained is rarely noticed
It buys what's still in lack
Health, Wealth or Security
Leveraged, lost or backed
These three are interchanging
Utilizing Time to act.

-Kelly Voelker

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Newness Beauty Game

Throw the marbles into the lawn
Build beauty around each one
Don't fuss about as if you know
The beauty lent to us will go
And be over grown and so
Disappear from our scope of sight
To forget is as natural as is delight
Upon the discovery there
Some newness beauty branches where
Nothing is as nothing was until
The newness of beauty
Transforms and goes and forgets it name
The newness beauty disappearing game.

-Kelly Voelker

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Intended Climb

The stubborn side of spirit
Drawn to points unknown
Deflecting love like Teflon
Well meaning contact flown

Away to protect feelings
Away to protect hearts
Sheltering another while
Suffering false starts

Saving all attention
For situations ahead in time
Wilts the present growth here
Now supporting the intended climb.

-Kelly Voelker

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Openhearted Wise

I have grown accustom to a different kind of love
One which expects nothing and ignores the best I'm of
Cynical and bracing for the worst of all good turns
Today the fulcrum shifted towards easier goodness earned

Today I'll go back towards an effortless fold of joy
An effortless fold to welcoming my unique envoy
Kindness sending ahead waves of gratitude
Kindness sending with it unfamiliar offerings deployed

Love without the romance
Love without the ties
Love without a pairing
From any who defy

Acquaintances and others
Brought in with this tide
Are the very creme of humanity's
Openhearted wise.

-Kelly Voelker

envoy - a messenger or representative, especially one on a diplomatic mission
deploy - bring into effective action; utilize

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Beyond Reasoning's Sight

The way one lives is practical
Even if it's fun
The way one lives is spherical
Beyond perception spun

The way one lives
Compared to those
Who live much different lives
Is utterly unconnected to
Competition or to drive

Even if coincidence
Joins you as a pair
It doesn't change the difference
Which eludes you unaware

Joined destiny apparent
Can disappear in seconds flat
Or it can provide you escort
Or be your torment or your cat

Characters switch often
Characters can meld
Being co-dependent
Regardless of how you felt

Even memories differ
Or disappear one day
Leaving you with others
Than your companion's account say

No one knows how others
Effect you or your life
It doesn't really matter
It's beyond our reasoning's sight.

-Kelly Voelker

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Breaking Duty's Orbit

A life of details creates
A gravitational pull
Keeping us in orbit
Suppressing our Free Will

Gather all your best thoughts
Jam them in a hold
Produce decisive action
Igniting launch of bold

No matter what the action
It will surely do
Overcoming with some traction
Out into the blue.

-Kelly Voelker

The Contamination of Influence

Of "free will" I will only say
We let it float remiss
Taking in what others think
Our own thoughts seldom stay

So rarely purely doing
What ourselves only would do
We are a personality composite
A random passive stew

A melded caution factory
Producing day to day
Predictable linear actions
Manufactured lives don't sway

The swinging undulation
Of actions purely felt
Create potent momentum
Overcome intentions quelled.

-Kelly Voelker

remiss - lacking care or attention to duty; negligent.
quelled - suppressed

Monday, May 2, 2016

Balanced and Blind

A simple cool breeze
Of the natural kind
Has a pure frequency
Which clears the mind

A simple cool breeze
Comes quietly inside
Not to be noticed
Just balanced and blind.

-Kelly Voelker

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Be Not Manipulated

Be not manipulated
In order to be stimulated
You choose the focus
On what matters most 'cause

Beauty is the only
Beauty is the point
Not reflected off the mirror
Reflected to appoint

Which is real and which is not
Which fits in with
Natural thought
Don't be fooled
Don't be bought
Marketing's direction
To be fought

-Kelly Voelker

appoint - determine or decide

Dairy Diary

The diary of dairy
Is a simple view of time
Perceptions changing radically
Influenced reaction mine

What stopped me from enjoying
A cold white glass of milk?
Someone spinning fantasies
To coerce and to bilk

Now I'm drinking glassfuls
After meals and after dark
Feeling how my instincts
Deserve this hopeful spark

-Kelly Voelker

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Just a Glass of Burgundy

Just a glass of burgundy
A simple no frills charm
Just a cup of tea please
To initiate the calm

Nothing fancy or illicit
I want only the one
To signal changes coming
So my mind succumbs

Natural age old remedies
Soothing one's own nerves
Needn't be destructive but
Our just deserts.

-Kelly Voelker

illicit - forbidden by law, rules, or custom.
succumb - fail to resist (pressure, temptation, or some other negative force)
just deserts - that which is deserved

Just deserts vs. just desserts

The expression meaning that which is deserved was originally just deserts. The phrase is the last refuge of an obsolete meaning of desert—namely, something that is deserved or merited. But because most modern English speakers are unfamiliar with that old sense of desert, the phrase is often understandably written just desserts.
Using just desserts is not a serious error, and it is much more common than just deserts in 21st-century texts. Some people still consider it wrong, however. Whether to pay this any heed is for each of us to decide for ourselves.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Oxytocin Adoration Fantasy and June

"In Love!" she said
While focusing on
Some dramatic painful end

"In Love!' she said
While feeling low
Ugly and alone
A combination of
admiration dosed
With a hormone

Oxytocin, adoration
Fantasy and June
All combined to
Cauterize rational
Behaviors true

Conduct switched from intellect
To survival games so rough
Twisted into destiny
Concerned only with "Love"

-Kelly Voelker

oxytocin - a powerful hormone produced by the pituitary gland associated with feelings of love or attachment 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Design of the Impossible

The design of the impossible
Right in front of me
Cannot comprehend it
But yet there it be!

Rules and all their systems
Fit nicely in the brain
Reality and splendor
Leak outside of 3D chains

Anomalies of perfection
In certain circumstance
Show us instant glimpses
Past what we thought were chance.

-Kelly Voelker

comprehend - grasp mentally; understand.
Splendor - magnificent features or qualities
3D - three dimensional
anomalies - something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected

Dreams vs Doubt

For instance let it be shown
Forcefulness to ash
Never actually happens
Sincerity does last

Doubt and all its trappings
Foresee failures in
What was just an avenue
Towards what might have been

True and heartfelt wanting of
What you know is yours
Happens quick and painless
When you walk through open doors.

-Kelly Voelker

ash - the remains of something destroyed; ruins
trappings - the outward signs, features, or objects associated with a particular situation, role, or thing.

Be Who Thou Art

       Have you gotten farther?
       Have you gotten there?
       Are you a fulfilled man?
       Been playing it fair?
       Are you a liar?
       Are you a lout?
       Are you a victim?
       Are you left out?
       Reset to default
       Own your own heart
       Be not a slave then
       Be who thou art.
          ~Kelly Voelker

Monday, April 18, 2016

Profound Home Base of Now

Thoughts curve back towards past
Slowly back in time
Linger there for minutes
Decades through you'll climb

Thoughts leverage future
Over thoughts of past
Fulcrum of the present
Ensuring it will last

Reaching to the future
Only moments show
Complete pictures hidden
Mind can't fill the holes

Past is what you know
Future is line cast
Never knowing what you'll
Eventually catch

Return now quickly back here
Cast line wishes sow
Details clear and present in
Profound home base of now.

-Kelly Voelker

fulcrum - the point on which a lever rests or is supported and on which it pivots.
  • a thing that plays a central or essential role in an activity, event, or situation.

Early Gentle Morning

The gentle morning suggests
My senses slowly wake
A hollow song of mourning dove
The next sound softly waits

Truck tires in the distance
Howling down the road
Coffee's scent is barking
Refrigerator moans

The day is patient also
Waiting for the time
When I'll choose to enter
The choice is only mine.

-Kelly Voelker

Monday, April 11, 2016

Equations of Creation

The sap of spring
Is rising up from
Places we can't know
The warblers hunting insects
The finches seeds will sow

Surprises show up everywhere
Outcomes beat all odds
Let nature teach a thing or two
Before our acts would sour
Reason and intuition
Are foolish in this hour

Do not assume you foresee
Caring holds no weight
Equations of Creation
Advise you yield to fate.

-Kelly Voelker

Market Influenced Caution Brain

Brainwashed to placate
Brainwashed to stare
Brainwashed for deficits
Too brainwashed to share

Influenced by images
Repeated as code
Baited by careers which are
Programmed to explode

Convinced by others
What we should see
Everything compared
To what isn't free

Market comparison
To raise basic cost
Above where we're working
Past where we're caught

Cautioned to behave
Be safe and secure
Cautioned to intake
Poisons as cures

Directed to come back
A homing device
Instead of just striking out
For horizons more bright.

-Kelly Voelker

Quark - any of a number of subatomic particles carrying a fractional electric charge, postulated as building blocks of the hadrons. Quarks have not been directly observed, but theoretical predictions based on their existence have been confirmed experimentally

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Slowly off the Edge

As bedtime seizes body down
One thought rolls slowly
Like a large water drop
On a dark blue shiny car hood
Rolling into other drops of thought
Joining others changing course
Slowly thought by thought
Without ability to control
Finding direction without sight
The shiny thoughts roll slowly
Off the edge of darkness' night.

-Kelly Voelker

Quark - any of a number of subatomic particles carrying a fractional electric charge, postulated as building blocks of the hadrons. Quarks have not been directly observed, but theoretical predictions based on their existence have been confirmed experimentally

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