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Jean-Marie Lee, Digital Photography, 2016

PLOGS BELOW (JML's Poetic Commentary)

This poem is not a factual account
of a psychotic episode. I wrote this
poem in March of 2014 as part of
my sketches for an exhibition titled
"Reinvent the Myths." This exhibition
was later canceled due to speculation
regarding my mental state and because
of cyber bullying, stalking, and hacking.
My intentions for this poem were to
illustrate a spiritual journey. Quite often
people are unable to change unless
they want to change and accept what
they cannot change.

Frei Galvao is a very lively
active Saint. He is one of the
Saints that enjoys "hanging out."
You don't need a special prayer
to talk to him. If you just say a
prayer and hello -- he will help
you and guide you.

Land of the Holy Cross
Original title, A Map of Wrath

I took a pill to feel content
The wrath my heart later sent

I knew the safety of my soul
When dawn's first light was never dull

And as the hours passed doubt seeped in
Over conversation, chores, work and sin

My wrath grew from impossible self truths
Nobody knew my needs were so aloof

And a gateway box reeked with despair
As I bagged my struggles with beauty and laid them there

And nothing will ever compare
To the battle wounds and my blood soaked hair

But the joy I've found later in life
Derived only by knowing dawn's first light

As skeletons in my closet dance with delight
I know first hand, a thousand pains leads to the light.


In Honor of Saint Frei Galvao
On his Feast Day May 11th

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Plog Post: Wednesday, May 11, 2016