The Author of Bohemiaspeaks: Poem Number 100

Bohemia speaks
With every breath
Transforming the world
But not just with its poetry
Like toilet paper
Wipe and flush away
But physically, physiologically
Because everything is connected

Bohemia speaks about
An ancient practice
By Tibetan monks
Where one is brave enough
To inhale
All the hurting
In this world
And to exhale love
Compassion, peace and harmony

Bohemia speaks
And asks this question,
Are you brave enough
To take part
In this experiment?
Are you brave enough
To internalize
The outside world
And transform it
Transform with it
Into something beautiful?

Bohemia speaks about
Trying to view the world
Through the eyes
Of different people
Random people
And trying to make sense
Of all this craziness
Bohemia speaks
And so should you

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Character: 100/100

1 year, 7 months, 28 days and I have finally completed a 100 poem adventure to create an army of characters with hope that some of this poetry may have touched the life of someone or at least painted a small smile on their face.

Something even crazier and more exciting is coming up! Bohemia has spoken but is nowhere near shutting up! Oh and that’s me in the panda hat, withstanding the cold of Beijing for Chinese New Year 2011. Peace.

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An Open Letter to the Readers of Bohemiaspeaks

Dear Readers,

   Bohemiaspeaks was supposed to be an experiment and a challenge to complete 100 poems in 50 weeks. That said, I would like to apologize for lagging behind a bit. This year has been very tough on me. I lost my father to cancer, moved to another country and started a new job. Big transitions, but nevertheless no excuses. More to write about and reflect upon I guess.

   What is important is that I am now determined to continue with the challenge. I have been reviewing some of my work in late 2011 and I really see a lot of room for improvement. When the 100 poem finish line is reached I will then re-blog each poem making changes to improve the quality and story lines. After that, we can begin the process of creating an awesome-eccentric-ridiculous novel with 100 characters/short stories. 

   What’s in it for you? I can promise you fresh poems on a regular basis, some will be okay, some will be great and some may even be horrible: you can be the judge. Bottom line, please sit back and enjoy the ride.

Love,

The Author of Bohemiaspeaks