Benny Sip
The Creative Life Is The Only Life

Poetry

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
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

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
Uncommon DNA

The one and only

Needs no ambition

Because the mission

Has been carved so deep within him

There is no need for such things

As discipline or commitment

These are just part of him

~ Uncommon DNA ~

Ben Sippola
On Hypocrisy

When I took

A long and close

Look at my life

It was all talk

And no walk

~ On Hypocrisy ~

Ben Sippola