Benny Sip
The Creative Life Is The Only Life

Poetry

Ebb and Flow

One day

I will board a great boat

And out to sea

Her and I will go

And as captain and maiden

We will throw

Our selves into the waves

Unveiling our sails

Letting everything we once were on land

Disperse into the wind

And then

When we have both dropped it all

Into the ocean below

Only then will we know

What it feels like to ebb and flow

~ Ebb and Flow ~

Ben Sippola
On Craft

Forget your six pack

And all the diet fads

Because

Where you are headed

You will forget to eat and exercise

Trust me on this

The craft will need

All of your energy and feed

The living daylights out of you

~ On Craft ~

Ben Sippola
Going About Your Business

I think it is sad

That you have had

To trick your life into

Meaning something

Other than what it is

Filling it with fluff

Stuff

That was never

Even supposed to exist

In the human conscious

You are more than enough

Why is it that you cannot just go about

Your business

As is?

Just as the birds sing

For no apparent reason

Each song having no meaning at all

~ Going About Your Business ~

Ben Sippola
River Runs

I am going to sit here

Long enough for 

The waters to clear  

Allowing the sludge

To flood it's way

Through the veins

And valleys of my heart

~ River Runs ~

Ben Sippola
Flight Is Possible Now

You my dear

Yes You

Darling You

You

Are so far from where

You could be

Where you really “should” be

Somewhere

Up there

In the stars

Wings spread

Flying to other galaxies

Sky rocketing

But

You are not

And it is not your fault

Yet

Because you

You are unaware

Of your conditioning

Yes

Beware of

All those tiny little things

You think you believe

Yes them

Those

Holding you down

Flight is possible

Right now

~ Flight Is Possible Now ~

Ben Sippola
Extraordinary Existence

Be very careful

Of your considerations

Get very

Deliberate

About

This one and only

Extraordinary

Existence

You have been given

To live

~ Extraordinary Existence ~

Ben Sippola
Ask BIG

Everything you have ever

Wanted or asked for

Has come to you

In some form or another

So be careful

What you request

From the universe

During this one and only existence

Because it is sure to deliver

Right to your front door

Exactly

What you ask for

So what is it that you will request

Next?

~ Ask BIG ~

Ben Sippola
Happy Poet

I just feel better

When I write

Full of life

Vibrant

And

Alive

~ Happy Poet ~

Ben Sippola
Hour Glass

The last

Piece of sand

D

r

o

p

s

From the hour glass

Faster

Than

You can fathom

~ Hour Glass ~

Ben Sippola
Nahko - Susannah

She said

I am freedom

I am all that you seek

But you can't have this

If you want all that

And

You certainly can't have me 

~ Nahko - Susannah ~

Ben Sippola
On Looking Back

Somewhere

Along the way

I became

Distracted

By what seemed

At the time

Another path

An alternate track

But only turned out to be

A way towards compromising

Everything I could have

Become

~ On Looking Back ~

Ben Sippola
Surfer Soul

To wake each morning

And walk onto a shore

Stretching out before me

The sand beneath

My toes

Following no one

But my surfer's soul

Searching for the perfect

Set of waves

~ Surfer Soul ~

Ben Sippola
Maybe

Once you realise

You've been living

By a set of rules that don't exist

You will be on your way

To a life of bliss

~ Maybe ~

Ben Sippola
For The Love Of The Craft

There will always be

Detractors 

Those that attempt to

Distract you

From the task

At hand 

Get used to it

Fast

~ For The Love Of The Craft ~

Ben Sippola
Dear Rupi Kaur

Dear Dear Rupi 

How can I thank thee!?

For revealing the piece

I'd been missing

All of these years

Allowing me

The permission to be exactly

The artist I was born to be 

If I can see 

Further now

It is because 

I have stood 

On your 

Strong and sturdy

Shoulders 

~ Dear Rupi Kaur ~ 

Ben Sippola
The Self

One can run

Around

The world

In search of something

That all along

They held in the palm

Of their hand

Best

To lose

One’s self instead

~ The Self ~

Ben Sippola