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Water Song
Water Song
by George Ray Arruda
All the water there is
is one
and it sings
a solitary vibratory song
Throughout the stars
within the sea
through the rivers and the streams
within both you and and me
It’s not a myth it’s not a dream
we are much more
than we seem
Linked by forces
strong and weak
if we but see
our water link
we are much greater
than we think.
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Literature
When I Think Of Her
When I Think of Her
By George Ray Arruda
When I think of her
There is more beauty in the world
A lingering charm of her radiant smile
When I think of her
The day holds more joy
and eases the burdens for a while
When I think of her
The universe is reflected
in her hazel eyes
and I see all futures
where love is beyond disguise
When I think of her.
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Literature
Obscured Clarity
Obscured Clarity
By George Ray Arruda
There is Truth in Fiction.
Fiction in History.
Misconceptions in Understanding.
Leaders who don’t Lead.
Lovers without Love.
Charity without Love.
Knowledge without Perspective.
Physicians unconcerned with Healing.
Money without Value.
And we wonder how we lost our way.
Perspective.
We gave our Perspective away.
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Literature
Of Memories And Trees
Of Memories And Trees
by George Ray Arruda
The roots go deep within the earth
where the memories are kept
of ages long ago recalled
before the elder races slept
A weathered trunk to endure the sun
Branches to caress the breeze
reaching out toward the sky
with new and vibrant leaves
So long it’s stood and sang it’s song
Besides this field of green
the ages pass unnumbered
by the quiet singing stream
The forest folk are shy now
few things walk the night
man has lost his path here
and is blinded by the light
The light of lies all glittering
and shining in the sun
in the forest unfamiliar
where he seldom now does come
wood and green remember them
and how they once did dance
In time they'll come again once more
and beneath the boughs will prance
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Literature
OUTSIDE Where the worlds merge
OUTSIDE
Where the worlds merge
By George Ray Arruda
The rains fell on a thirsty land, while information came to eager ears and a willing mind. The Time of Lies was ending, but not without a struggle or a fight. Nothing is more fearsome than a cornered beast, and the beasts who have been feeding this “reality” are running out of ground and lies. I have seen things which defy science. I have heard things which are beyond logic; yet I know them to be true. They are glimpses of a fabric that weave this universe, but it is coated with a layer of deception that is easily confused with and reinforced by the “reality” that oozes over the true surface of a deeper, richer, understanding.
The book in my hands, frail and old spoke to me with words from an age long ago in a voice from an author long dead. The tempo of the rain like a drumbeat metered out the pace of the words to my hungry heart and mind, and like a beggar at a feast, I consumed the information hungrily, thor
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Literature
Autumn Dawn
The chilly Autumn morning was just acquiring the faint glow of the sunrise while a large pale moon was heading for the western horizon and I stood looking at the few visible stars thinking of the strange twisted journey that is my life. The parade of people and places flowed around in my head like a the eddy of of river. I find Autumn has this effect on me, always has. When I was younger I despised it, it was a time of year that only existed as a doorway to winter and it’s cold days and colder nights. But here, beneath the stars and moon, with a sunrise moments away I savor the value of this introspection like a good cup of coffee, bitterness and all.
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Literature
Another Soul
Another soul
by George Ray Arruda
Silence bloomed in the night as if it were a blossom absorbing the sounds for nourishment. The stars and moon were absent, hidden behind a canopy of unseen clouds. Alone, in the darkness she sat on a tree stump thrilled by the solitude and quiet. Even her thoughts seemed content to let the meter of the quiet night be the tempo within her. Everything felt right; as if the puzzle that is the universe had momentarily found all the pieces it needed to complete this night perfectly, and it sat back in quiet contentment.
Such moments are to be savored, and she was doing just that. The slight chill in the air was like cool fresh water filling her with each breath. No questions pulled her nimble mind and any direction. No distractions of sound, or sight disrupted her. Beside a large tree, whose branches were bare of leaves, she sat on the stump savoring the fleeting beauty.She had been sitting here for quite some time. The shadows of evening saw deer walk past
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Literature
EXPOSED
EXPOSED
by George Ray Arruda
Years of solitude dulled the memories of emotional pain
I learned to endure the isolation
The shell I was encased within was familiar
safe and impenetrable
Then she came
with no more effort than a butterfly’s wings
the shell crumbled to dust
as once more I felt my heart
beating
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Literature
Through Autumn Leaves
Through Autumn Leaves
by George Ray Arruda
Through autumn leaves
the sunlight filters
casting it’s glow
the warmth of Summer departed from it’s rays
A kaleidoscope of colors
stirred by a faint breeze
against a powder blue sky
how fortunate am I
witness to this private grandeur
in a temple of natures manufacture
would that all could see through my eyes
but
this gift is but a fleeting private moment
cherished as it is
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Literature
Ripples in the World
My ripples are worthy
of that I am sure
That while I am here
My ripples are clear
A moment of kindness
A word well placed
A stand against
what was not right
Not momentous events
each one of their own
but the ripples they gather
stone by stone
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Literature
On Spirituality
I prefer spirituality over religion. Spirituality is a personal exploration of oneself and the nature of your role in the universe, whereas religion is someone else dictating to you your role and their rules.
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Literature
Love and it's Gifts
Love
It melds the separate into one
it mends the broken into into whole
it knows not time and space
as illusive as a summer breeze
as familiar as a lovers face
Love
holds power beyond measure
holds wealth beyond treasure
nourish it and it nourishes you
giving it, it gives to you
The measure of a life is not in what you accumulate
but the love you articulate
Love
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Literature
Szilard's Dolphins
Szilard's Dolphins
by George Ray Arruda
“Voice of the Dolphins” by Leo Szilard seems at first glance a good science fiction short story, but then if you look at the author you begin to realize how astounding it truly is. Leo Szilard was one of the scientist who helped create the atomic bomb, but he was also the scientist who came up with the theory of nuclear chain reaction and critical mass. A telling story about the intellectual prowess of this man is one where he was at a meeting where Albert Einstein was speaking, Szilard a good friend of Einstein was sitting in the audience. Einstein wrote an equation on the blackboard, and Szilard quickly chimed in saying “That is stupid.” Albert Einstein paused and looked at his equation for a moment, then sheepishly agreed.
I knew that this was a man I needed to learn more about the moment I heard that story. I then set out to learn more facts about this giant of science, of whom so little was known in everyday life. In
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External
I have seen enemy and friend
I have seen a swaggering  hero
I have looked into the eyes of a stranger
I’ve watched him crumbling to zero
I have looked upon a conqueror
followed by a fool
the cast keeps getting older
and the mirror is the tool.
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Literature
SCRAPS
SCRAPS
by George Ray Arruda
What remained in Pandora’s Box
dwells in me.
Yet sometimes it dwindles down
until it’s hard to see.
Scraps, I live on scraps.
Scraps of food to fuel me.
Scraps of love to sooth me.
A scrap of floor to sleep on.
A scrap of hope to dream on.
I endure more than I live.
I exist more than I thrive.
I am ever more weary
on scraps I am barely alive.
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Literature
Luna Lament
Luna Lament
by George Ray Arruda
The wine has lost it’s flavor
The roast has lost its savor
The hour is getting later
while I gaze upon the moon.
I yearn to feel a touch
the yearning is too much
The emptiness is such
as I gaze upon the moon.
I long for a warm embrace
A kind and caring face
but alone I fill this space
while I gaze upon the moon,
From a dark and empty room.
-2013
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George-Arruda
George Arruda
United States
Current Residence: a vortex of interlacing chaos
Favourite genre of music: Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Classical
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Favourite style of art: Fantasy
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MP3 player of choice: Zen
Favourite cartoon character: Invader Zim
Personal Quote: Snakes that whisper praises, often have the longest fangs.
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The poem had spun apart, losing cohesion in his mind. What he so desperately wanted to say a moment before, so clearly, now became a vague jumble of words, mixed with a meter that no longer had flow. His heart and mind wanted to desperately express all the complexities of the emotions whirling around within him. His love for her, a riot of emotional vibrancy within him, defied words. It was a monolith holding aloft the sky. It defied terms of logic and reason. It taunted him with a playful smile. He Loved her, completely. That was all he could say for everything else he felt was beyond the limitations of words.

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UAG Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Artist
Hey man.. Just stopping by to wish you a happy birthday!.. 
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George-Arruda Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Thanks so much.
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Very welcome!. hope you had a great day! =)
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Happy Birthday! I hope you have the best day ever!! :dance: :iconcheerplz: :iconhappybirthdaysignplz: :iconcheerplz: :party: :iconfuncakeplz: :icontyttataudnor: :iconcelebration1plz: :iconcelebration2plz: :iconcakeplx: :iconbdayfireworks1plz: :iconbdayfireworks2plz:
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George-Arruda Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
How wonderful you are to remember, thanks again.
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Thanks for the fav!  It is greatly appreciated.
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Hey! Thank-you so much for the love, your support is greatly appreciated!<3



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Thanks 4 :D (Big Grin) 
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Hey man.. thanks so much for faving my work... 
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