Two Passionate, Love Filled, Hope Filled Poems from Ramon Loyola

I met Ramon Loyola on Word Press when I was searching the world over to add new content to the writers work lab etc.
I saw his extraordinary poetry and read his blog and how excited he was (as I would be), seeing his books in a book store. I could relate. I really loved what I saw. I asked him if I could print two of his most hopeful positive poems/prose on either Totally Inspired Mind or The Writer’s Work Lab-and he loved my idea.
When I find something wonderful, something special, that has that has a unique quality to it, I can share it with the world. And so I did.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

If And When by Ramon Loyola
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When you love,
Let the touch feel your warmth
So that it burns like a flame
In the bosom’s deepest cauldron,
Lingering.
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If you love,
Memorize the face that stares,
Its lines drawing all meaning
To all the desires revealed,
Undeniable.
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When you love,
Let the eyes see your heart
So that it remembers like child
In the mind’s most profound innocence,
Loving.

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If you love,
Cherish the oneness that keeps,
Its grace denying all weakness
To the soul’s unknown yearnings,
Fleeting.
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When you love (finally),
Let the kiss seal your fate
So that it binds like a chain
In life’s undying memory,
Eternal.
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Copyright Ramon Loyola, 2014

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Don’t Let It Go by Ramon Loyola

When you feel the warmth of the sun
On your goose-bumped arm
Like the feeling of a frenetic hand
The fingers nimble on your tingling skin
Where the sensation of gladness
Overwhelms you like that grand vista
Of a fresh meadow
Green and lush and
Misty and wide
Don’t let it go.
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The feeling is real
It can only get better,
Don’t let it go.

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Run up to the sharpest corner
At the end of the street
And grab the sun
Resting in the expanse of your palm
Don’t’ let it go

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It is as real as the veins
In your clenched hand
When you find the child again
Lurking deep in side
But rearing its head
Peeking through the small hole
On the forbidding fence
Between sorrow and bliss
When you seek for
The small joys
As you plan in the rain
Don’t let it go

The moment is clear
As vivid as the sky above
Don’t let it go

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It will slip by if you do
Glide along past you like a stranger
Who cares more for dire untruths
Don’t let it go
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It will leave you insignificant if you do
Undone in a crowded room
When you fall
Madly, truly and ever deeply
Where the hurt is inevitable
Where the heart is soured by
The insincere laughter
The dishonest words
Despite the piercing pain
The opposite of love
And heartfelt tenderness
Don’t let it go
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The eyes hold it in
The only truth in that look
Don’t let it go
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The memory will fade
The regret will set in
Making you forget the face
The eyes the skin the cheeks
Don’t let it go
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It will fade forever
Gone to the light
The water is deep
The air is thin
Hold your breath
Wave your arms above your head
Let your hair get wet
Freeze your toes in the frosty morning
Let the sun scorch your flesh
Laugh like nothing else matters
Shout to the top of your lungs
Weep silently and weep some more

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When you have tasted all
The nectars of pleasure
When pain has racked your bones
Has broken your heart into smithereens
And has made you steel for peace
And serenity has tempered your soul
And has stumped the chaos that confused you
That rumbled in the earth
Keep it close
Don’t let it go
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The firm paths are showing you
Like the sun guides the flowers to bloom
Don’t let it go
The answer is leading you
Clasping you tight like a lover in heat
Seeing your light at last
And when you find yourself finally
Don’t let it go
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It is fleeting but it will stay
As surely as the promise of mornings
Ramon Loyola, Copyright 2014

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Photography and Digital Arts by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright 2015

3 Days 10 Hours Until Christmas…May It Be BLESSED!

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Photography by Leonardo Valencia
Photo Editing & Graphic Design by Paulette Motzko
Copyright December 2014

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Photos of The Wynn Hotel & Casino, Fashion Show Mall, The Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Shrine by Paulette L Motzko

Photo of Paulette Motzko by Thomas Wojiensky
Copyright November 2014

Photo Editing & Graphic Design by Paulette L Motzko
“Get Inspired” Photo Badge Promo for Totally Inspired Mind by Paulette Motzko taken at The Huntington Beach Pier, The Bella Terra Mall, and Ruby’s Surf City Diner in Huntington Beach, CA
Paulette L Motzko
Copyright November 2014

Brand New Day…Sunflowers Smiling Photography by Francesca Cangialosi, Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko, Copyright 2014

The Sunflower Smiles

“Tall and proudly I stand face upturned to the sun. Green leaves surrounding my cheery face making people smile. I know when God made me He knew I would give joy to others. I Line the fences in most every farm in America and am the focal point of every garden patch”….
I am The Sunflower.

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Every twenty four hours we are granted a new start and a new day when it doesn’t matter what happened prior. We can begin again, start anew and do our best effort in the quest to achieve our goals.
In the day light, the beautiful warmth of the sun casting its uplifting glow on us all.

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Photography by Francesca Cangialosi
Prose written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright September 2014

“Failure is necessary to success as the oncoming wind is to a bird taking flight into the sky and soaring.” – Mena Habeeb, Writer & Photographer

Ever looked at a shooting star in the night sky and seen it shimmer across the sky? I have. I also have met people who lit up my night sky like stars and Mena Habeeb is one of those “stars”.
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I asked to sit next to him when he was studying to pass a long test to get his real estate license. We sat next to each other but conversation began when his eyes sparkled when I told him I was a writer, photographer & marketer. Two of his passions, even above real estate are also writing and photography.

By the way, he passed his real estate exam and saw this sunset the night all his determination paid off.
It was God’s way of telling him:

You did a fantastic job and I am so proud of you!

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I saw only a few of his photos and I know when Mena takes a photo God smiles from above!

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There are other photos and portraits I saw yesterday that would be the dream of any new bride & groom

He does on location portraits and we are teaming up to do hotels, resorts, food photography and product photography.

I was working on a web site and other things and spent many hours plinking away on my computer that night and I wrote stories about the homelessness epidemic on The Political Think Tank and met 4 new friends and 4 new readers who were as politically active as me that night.<

Mena and I are going to be working on some projects together that I will keep under wraps until they get further along.

This is one of many to come from Mena about how failing is a process to learn to do things right.

After all, think about how many times the batter swings the bat until finally he hits the home run!

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko, Copyright Jan 2014
Photography by Mena Habeeb, Copyright Jan 2014

Feel free to contact Mena Habeeb at MistaMenaHealth@gmail.com

5:34 p.m.

Share Your Country….

Share Your Country....

This was created for the feature called “Share Your Country” on my first blog and networking cooking site called “Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World!”
http://www.CookingUpaStorminCA.ning.com

I ask all 534 regular followers and over a thousand readers to share your country here of photos of beautiful places showing your main streets and favorite places.

Describe Yourself in Words and Pictures in The Virtual Guestbook

I am inviting you, my hundreds of readers and followers to describe yourself in words and pictures. I tried this on my first blog called “Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World!” and it went nowhere. That site is being merged with another one and is under maintenance.

So, describe yourself and your credo and see where it goes! I hope a few of you try this like Don Charisma, Susan Lattwein, Karin, Sara Fry, or Brittius and hopefully some I haven’t heard of before.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Amazing how time flies when you’re having fun! I can’t believe it is nearly 6 a.m. now!

Here is my example:

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Totally Inspired Mind http://www.TotallyInspiredPC.wordpress.com

I love music, cooking, writing and photography. Those are my Passion Quartet as I call them.

I love all things positive, beautiful, unique, uncommon, kind, loving, and stand for what matters in life like defending my country which is the USA, children, elderly, the oceans, the fish and sea mammals, the birds, education issues, disability and civil rights and that about sums it up.

Since I feel most at home by the sea and in beautiful, expansive places, my photo will be this.

Photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko with a Nikon DSLR 24 MP camera, April 2013

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All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower…..

“All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.” –

Abraham Lincoln

Inspiring someone is the most rewarding thing one is capable of doing. To show someone their hidden potential is like planting a daffodil in fall to have it bloom in the spring.
– Paulette Motzko

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Photos taken in Oceanside, CA by Paulette Motzko

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Les Carlton’s Awe Inspring Waterfall Shot Evoke Peace & Simplicity in My Soul

Rushing Water, Smoky Mountains near Telico,Tennessee – http://pinterest.com/pin/535506211912584526/

When going through my boards on Pinterest I immediately found this one and had to share it here.
I think God lies in Nature and it is through places like this that I derive clarity in my life.

How do you find peace and clarity in your life?

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Keep Youth Inside Your Pocket Like You’re Holding Tinkerbell

Fanciful Displays at the Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Keep Youth Inside You Like You Are Holding Tinker Bell

The photo here was taken at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada nearly two years ago come August. It doesn’t feel like it, but I remember how in awe I was when I walked in and saw the beautiful displays they created there. It was worth the work they put into it setting it up. The designers, artists and many talented people accomplished their main objective of putting a warm and magical kind of feeling inside everyone’s heart and putting smiles on everybody’s faces who saw it all.

I am sure we all remember the movie Robin Hood and how Tinkerbell flew around with her iridescent wings and that sparkling wand of hers. Always keep the joy inside you, the laughter and that special “spark” because it keeps you young. Don’t listen to what others say about “acting your age”, unless you are 80 wearing a mini skirt! Do what you know makes you happy and keep the joy alive. When you do it, it is contagious and it affects everything you do.

I know I am still a kid inside but my intelligence tells me I am far from one. The great thing about life is to take the wonder, the joy and the awe of when you were a child and carry it around with you like Tinkerbell in your pocket. Never lose sight of it, and hold on to it dear because as long as you possess a zeal and passion for living, you will never truly age.

Take to living and life a youthful attitude and don’t ever let yourself grow old in your mind. That is where youth truly resides. It isn’t about age or how many years you are on this earth. It is about what you bring to life, how much you “jazz it up” and give it a special sparkle when you want into a room. When you love what you are doing it rubs off on others. Be around people who are contributing something wonderful to the world, and so it will rub off on you. Associate with believers, doers, achievers and creators. People who do things nobody has ever done before-because they can and they have something to say. Associate with people who want to leave behind a legacy and help others. Those who want to right the wrongs in life for others or fix the state of affairs so everyone can life a better life.

Those kinds of things make me have joy and I love people who think in that way. Life will never be dull or boring when you surround yourself with the topics and people you love most. If you don’t know what those things are, devote some time thinking about it.

When you do that, it has the fringe benefit of automatically attracting those who are creative and people to your being and your persona. Who you are will attract the right people to you when you are true to yourself and follow your dreams and learn everything you can about being successful in the topic you desire and you have natural talent in.
Keep doing what you love and don’t retire because you will always learn, be around people and your life will never be dull.-

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

March 13th, 2013
Totally Inspired Mind

Photo Montage II: Carl Sandburg’s “Dreams in the Dusk” and Paulette Le Pore Motzko’s “Saying Goodbye to the Day”

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Dreams in the Dusk by Carl Sandburg &

Saying Goodbye to the Day by Paulette L. Motzko Photo Montage II,

Copyright January 2013

Dreams in the dusk,

Only dreams closing the day

And with the day’s close going back

To the gray things, the dark things,

The far, deep things of dreamland.

Dreams, only dreams in the dusk,

Only the old remembered pictures

Of lost days when the day’s loss

Wrote in tears the heart’s loss.

Tears and loss and broken dreams

May find your heart at dusk.

 

“Young Sea” by Carl Sandburg & Photography “Big Expanse of Blue” by Paulette Le Pore Motzko Photo Montage I

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Young Sea & Big Expanse of Blue

Photographic Word Montage by Paulette Le Pore Motzko and Carl Sandburg

The sea is never still.

It pounds on the shore

Restless as a young heart,

Hunting.

The sea speaks

And only the stormy hearts

Know what it says:

It is the face

        of a rough mother speaking.

The sea is young.

One storm cleans all the hoar

And loosens the age of it.

I hear it laughing, reckless.

They love the sea,

Men who ride it

And know they will die

Under the salt of it

Let only the young come,

Says the sea.

Let them kiss my face

And hear me.

I am the last word

And I tell

Where storms and stars come from.

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Huntington Beach Surfers in January

Huntington Beach Sufers in January

Does this look like winter-time?
Well, amazingly it is though in Huntington Beach, CA, a place I love, I lived when I was married and a place I come back to daily.
I just want to make enough money to live here or find a nice non smoking room mate who doesn’t party all night, drives, has a dependable job and is a good person.

I almost forgot-In the room mate situation, I would do all the cooking and you would love every little bite and I am good for making you laugh and smile too.

This photo is copy protected but if you would like to use it on your magazine, web site or obtain a print, just ask Paulette Motzko
TotallyInspiredPC@gmail.com

Looking From the Pier

Looking From the Pier

Taken by photographer Paulette Le Pore Motzko January 19th, 2013. I took this with my new Nikon 24 MP DSLR camera.
All photos copyright protected.
If you would like to use one of Paulette Motzko’s photographs in your magazine contact her at:

TotallyInspiredPC@gmail.com

You Direct Your Attention to What You Want-Like a Flashlight Shines a Beam of Light

“Your perspective and viewpoint in life is like a flash light. What you see depends on where you aim the beam of light. You can see only darkness or see the light. Always look for the positive in any situation because that is the “light”. You could say that the negative side of life is the “dark side”-kind of like Star Wars, I guess. (Was not shooting for that analogy, but I think you get the idea.)

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Paulette Le Pore Motzko

I felt like I was Robert Frost when on a spin of "The Road Less Traveled" only I had only a few minutes to get the best shot from the vantage point I was standing. (I was at a bus stop waiting to go back to Westminster from the Huntington Harbor area.} It looked awful when I took it then looked much better on the computer screen.

I felt like I was Robert Frost when on a spin of “The Road Less Traveled” only I had only a few minutes to get the best shot from the vantage point I was standing. (I was at a bus stop waiting to go back to Westminster from the Huntington Harbor area.} It looked awful when I took it then looked much better on the computer screen.

What is a Pictorial?

A pictorial is a video that teaches or sells or inspires.

I had the idea to create something that would help people by combining compelling photos, text plates I write, along with music, if desired. This video or Pictorial can then be added to your existing web site, the link can be given for you to share on Twitter or Facebook and well, you can add it to an email with your correspondence.

It is a communication vehicle to wake people up. I primarily create these for food businesses and restaurants, but this would be great for art galleries, and non profits who want to create something compelling to urge people to care.

You can reach me at:

TotallyInspiredPC@gmail.com

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