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Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation.

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List of poems by Karl Constantine FOLKES 293 total

Never Surrender!”
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Search Me, O Lord” (A Prayer of Petition) 320 Views
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In Search of Self
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Of Myths and Legends
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Grimm’s Dear Mili Tale 223 Views
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God, the Prototype of Singularity
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A Poet’s Two Voices
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I Saw Him on the Road Less Taken
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Man’s Measure is Only Physical”
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Be a Reggae Ras-Tafari-Mon
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What If I Were a Shadowless Man?
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A Somonka Query About Love
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The Two Travelers’ Musings
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Portrait of an Artist 171 Views
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Awake Me, O Matsuo Basho
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A Senryu Tale of Genji
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Ode To Murasaki Shikibu
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The Mission of Psyche 167 Views
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Psyche Courting Eros
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What We Fear The Most
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Ask Priestess Diotima
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How Does The Tao See?
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Union With the Spirit 160 Views
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The I
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Power of The Word 158 Views
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The Moving Finger 158 Views
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Beyond Jungian Synchronicity
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Colin Powell: May He Be Given Grace
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Humanese is Our Linguistic Wiring 152 Views
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The Lingering Passionate Light 151 Views
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E Pluribus Unum
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The Eye of Omicron 147 Views
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In Whose Image Are We Made?
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I Danced With Calliope Last Night
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Harmony in Balance is Balance in Harmony
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Solomonic Shakespeare
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The Sun Rises, The Sun Sets!
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The Day I Met the Strangest Writer
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Man in Search of Self 141 Views
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The Alienist and the Patient 140 Views
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Oh, When Will We Ever Learn?
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The Fancy of Semiotics
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DNA: Gateway to Our Future 138 Views
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A Woman Ribbed
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The Dictum of Life 137 Views
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What If
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Dream Poetic Numbers 135 Views
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We Live By Our Myths
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The Metaphysics of Time
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Self-Reference
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Creation
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The Script of Our Lives
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The Alchemy of Balance
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Cosmic Wholeness And Healing 132 Views
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The Universe in Peace
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Basho Comes at Night
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A Somonka Lovestruck Confession
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Jamaica’s Long Dream of Freedom
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The Ultimate Goal in Life 131 Views
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Penance For an NBA Player
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Leila And Athelstan, Our Loving Mom and Dad (In Celebration of Your 50th Wedding Anniversary)
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The Raven Chides Its Own Blackness
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The Light That Never Dies
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The Archetype of Oneness
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The Fairy Pool
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Eureka! 127 Views
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We Must Face History
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Strangers in Our Own Universe
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The Semiotics of Markedness
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Selfish to the Core!
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Proverbs in Jamaican Creole (JMC)
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The Noumenon is Beyond Phenomena
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The Hubris of Ego 126 Views
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Die Gretchenfrage
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The Partnership of You and I
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The Conundrum of Human Existence
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Everyone is Called 125 Views
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Pandemic of Pandemics 125 Views
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A Dreamer’s Chamber Music
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Africa in Tears
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A Schoolboy’s Memory Elizabeth the Queen
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Opening Pandora’s Treasure Box
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Mercurial Message in My Lines
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Treat Others As Your Equal
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Two Peas in a Pod 123 Views
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Ode to the Almighty Jah 123 Views
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A Schoolboy’s Memory of Elizabeth the Queen
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Haiku Sentiments! 122 Views
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A Consolation Message From the Departed 122 Views
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The Name Above All Names
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No One Is Sleeping
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IF I BE HUMBLE AND SO MEEK (Honoring a Poet Sage)
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My Brief Moment With Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
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The Eternal Wheel of Life
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Dear Fellow Earthlings
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The Impulse of Time
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Mythic Imprint of the Human Psyche
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#The Analytics of a Hashtag
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My Head’s In A Fog
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Einstein-de Saussure-Jung
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A Parody on Sara Henderson Hay’s “Story Hour”
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The Indwelling Temple
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The Split Infinity of Human Imagination
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The Pairing of Good and Evil
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The Art of Literature
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The Symbiosis of Isology
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Our Expanding Universe — It is Us! 118 Views
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Kingfisher Galaxy Alcyoneus
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My Mother
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The River of Wisdom
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The Mystery of the Omniscient Elohim
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A Mother’s Joy and Pride
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Jamaican Labrish (English Expressiveness)
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The Creative Soul of My Beloved
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Jah Rastafari Redemption Songs
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The Battle For Perfection
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We Give Life All Its Meaning
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A Day Etched in Infamy 117 Views
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Flight of Fancy
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Whom Shall I love
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COVID-19 Archetypal Imagery
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Waka Poetry Rhyming 116 Views
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The Symphony of the Heart
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Haiku Art Form
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Through a Nation’s Looking Glass
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Jessica and Christopher Telfer
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The Syncopated Riddle of Life
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Sigmund Freud’s Three Levels of Mind
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How Meteorite Craters Formed America’s Mountains
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A Prognostication
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Vicky is the Specialist (As a ditty to be sung to the tune of “America”)
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What Love in Action is Like 116 Views
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A Palindrome Play on Words 115 Views
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War and Exile
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I AM
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In TAO
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Time Returns Renewed
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Closed-Eye Hallucinations
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What is the Source of Our Humanity?
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The Birthing of a Gift
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How Words Change Meaning
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Ode to Aristophanes
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Trees and People
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Kaperosa
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Wizards of Their Own Dimension
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Yippee, School’s Out!
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What’s in a Surname?
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Haiku Bird’s Eye View
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To Comply or Not to Comply: Which is the Question?
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The Two Worlds of Time
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Out of Darkness Into Light”
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Piini Wali Iz Jumeikan Pikni Fren (Fireflies are Friends of Jamaican Children)
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The Ever Brewing Alchemy of Life
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An Idiom of the Americas 113 Views
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The Gift of Heavenly Light
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The Hidden Treasure
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A Princely Legacy
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Rite of Passage
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Time Returns To Me
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Time Spawned by Eternity
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Immediate Ceasefire!
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The Essence of the Noumenon
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O, Lydia!
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Pebble on a Beach
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God, The ONE in the ALL
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Truth Falsified By Lies
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The Transcendental Journey
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What is the Future of Democracy?
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It Takes Two Hands
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If You Do Not Stare You May Yet See
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We Are Denizens of The same Ilk
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My Doe Doe Sweetheart
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Defense Stance
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Fruit of the Tree Yields Fruit of the Womb
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The Gift of the Gods
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Fibonacci Dreamscape 111 Views
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The Way of Nothing
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Man’s Subjective Mind
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We Are Wounded Healers 111 Views
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Let Us Sing a Song of Songs 111 Views
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Alternative Reality Explained
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Ode to Ting Chiao
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The Eternal Striving For Concord Out of Discord
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A Registry of the Creative Spark
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Soon the Shrub Will Out
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The Living Truth
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The Non-Physical Unclaimed
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Speechless!
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The Enigma of Awareness
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The Latency of God Made Manifest
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Human Hearts to Align
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Ode to a Valley Cottage Woodpecker
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The Prisms of Life
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What Cognitive Dissonance Is
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Love Never Fails
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Grave Epitaph
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Through A Glass Darkly
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Projections of Space Exploration 110 Views
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Resurrection!
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Aphorisms For Reflection
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Circular Claims of Science 110 Views
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A Tanka Poet’s Confession
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Monarchs of Their Own Realm
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The Ethics of Becoming 109 Views
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Anahata (Heart)
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The Eternal Question (A Retort to a Son’s Search For Meaning) 109 Views
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TETELESTAI!
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Natural Love and Synthetic Hatred
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We Are Children of the Sun 109 Views
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Is Moral Tinder Cause to Fret?
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The Human Condition: A Fractured Soul
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Admire Her Afar!
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Waka Impressions
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A Lowly Turtle Full of Grace 109 Views
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Remember This, Friend 109 Views
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Godly Love Means Obedience 108 Views
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Balance is the Alchemy
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In Sync With Nature
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The Door of All Essence
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Errol Flynn in Jamaica
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And Unto Us A Grandchild Is Born
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Seeing the World Upside Down
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We’re Active Stardust
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What’s in an Eye Blink?
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The Perils of Globalization
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Fear, a Prey to Survival
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If The Emperor Wears No Clothes
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A Poet’s Rambling
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Dear Children of God
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A Metaphysical String Theory
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A Pipe Dream?
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Gravity’s Attraction!
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The Complex Nature of Truth
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Tanka Poetic Art Form
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The Creative Spark
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A Jamaican Greeting!
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Something Newsworthy!
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Something Hard to Swallow
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A Political Forecast
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Who Can Answer My Question?
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The Oneness of TAO
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Wanton Death by Gunfire 107 Views
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The Metaphysical Origin of the Universe 107 Views
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Eternal Love
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The Alpha & Omega of Holiness
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Ode To Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris 106 Views
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Harmony in Balance
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Magical Zero
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The Two Selves
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ESOTERICA
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Reading Research Limitations
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Elevation of Jamaican Creole 106 Views
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Our Racial Oneness 106 Views
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Psychological Hindsight 106 Views
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Nature: We Gravitate Together
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Sibling Love
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The Two Views
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Heteronymous Fernando Pessoa
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It’s Time To Celebrate! 105 Views
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Manipulation in Marketing Strategy
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The Semantic Impulse of Opposites
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Be Spiritually Healed
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A Tribute to Keats’ Sylvan Aesthetics
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Ego in Psyche’s Embrace 105 Views
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The Metaphor of Life
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Jung-Einstein Conjunction 105 Views
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The Alchemy of Evangelism
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The Ultimate Christian Sacrifice
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O, Give Praises to Glorious Mountains!
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The Mystery of Holiness
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Let’s Keep It On The Run
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Cherished Thoughts of Jessica
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Mary and Joseph
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Alchemical Fires of the Mind
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Captivating
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King, The Icon
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The Lamb That Became The Good Shepherd
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The Ultimate Signified
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One Giant Step for Women
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The You
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What If I Like Rudyard Kipling
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COVID-19 Reflection!
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I am so Honored
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Beware of That Russian Bear’s Hug! 103 Views
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A Teacher Is A Student
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The Calculus of a Multiverse
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Wisdom to Gain
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When “Less” Means “Not At All.”
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The Love of My Life 86 Views
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Sober Sensibility 80 Views
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Time Flies With No Wings 71 Views
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A Poet is Messenger
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The Child Becoming Father of the Man 62 Views
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