Without any reasonable doubt



The voice of reason

has no expectations,

no preconceived notions.

It inquires thoughtfully.

It listens content that it will bear witness to many truths.

That within the body of facts new knowledge will be found.

Supported and arranged in a fashion that will not confound.

It is always mindful that the absence of evidence is evidence of absence

and not proof of absence, as others might contend.

Relying on pure logic it’s degree of understanding will never be truly complete

but it does what it can, its language Philosophers will defend.



J M Lysun

Silent mind



A silent mind is not idle.
It makes up for words with observations.
It listens to what others cannot hear through the chatter.
It sees deeper than what others on a canvas may splatter.

Though it’s not sharing,
Its there all the time,
feeling each ebbing moment,
anticipating things to come,
caring for new arrivals,
new thoughts,
new ideas,
never distracted,
never missing a beat.

A silent mind is far from silent.
It is reflected,
by what comes into being.
It is acknowledged,
even rewarded for its patience.

In deep thought it ponders;
on what was,
what is,
and what will always be.

Stunned by the truth,
when it finally chooses to speak
it brings total silence.
As all will listen.


J M Lysun




I walk this earth proud of what I am.
For I do what I can.
I do what I want.
Each step I take is measured.
Never to offend.
I care not for unearned accolades.
The only reflection of me that I value is the one that I can face each day.
I need bow to no one and none should bow to me.
I stand tall, with eyes to the sky and beyond.
The path I take will not impede you.
You are welcomed in my presence and you need not be in my shadow.
Regardless of your status or stature I will greet you as equal.
No shadow do I wish to leave that is too big or too small.
I stand by my values and in this way you will always know where to find me.
I do not fear your gaze neither will I gaze down at you.
I will accept you for what you are and expect the same from you.
I trust that my spirit will amaze you for what it offers.
I will earn my place in this life.
I will earn your respect by my deeds and thoughts.
And yet, my respect is given to you freely until such time you prove unworthy.



 J M Lysun




With our minds the world we make.
Whatever you say, my views on that, you will not shake.
What is darkness? What is light?
With newfound wisdom, all that you have will be delight.

Your moods may swing from left to right.
What you find may not be what you like.

But be aware that you possess more that normal sight.
You can choose to see the world, upside down or inside out.

Remember, no matter what you hear and see
it’s your mind that makes it be.

If you wish, high above the skies will reign,
then down below will seem just plain.

My advice to you is clear, there is nothing much in life to fear.
What you seek is what you’ll find.

Never leave your dreams behind.


— J M Lysun —

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So many times I’ve heard the word culture used and often abused.
I am cultured they say, you are not.
I embrace culture whilst you cannot.
In my culture we do this or that and you do not.

It’s really saying this belongs to me and not to you.
What I choose to do, you should too.
It’s a way of justifying my actions in the face of adverse reactions.

Though there is some truth in what they say, I believe with words they try to play.
For culture is the clothes we decide to wear, its neither here nor there.
It’s really a way of saying, of what I am, I care.

We use the word to define our needs and hope to plant some seeds.
We emphatically convince ourselves it is static but the truth is it can be erratic. If only we knew.

There is nothing wrong with trying to preserve, if more time it truly deserves.
But time waits for no one and in time what I hold true to my heart, from others it will depart.

History, speaks loudly of such things, look at the words we use, the songs we sing, the things we eat, the way we speak.

What defines us is always changing, and so far ranging.
What is a rage today, is another page tomorrow.

Culture to me is a word of division, constantly inspired by revision.


— J M Lysun —

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In the eternal emptiness


in the emptiness

I hear nothing and nothing hears me.
The silence is eternal.

No voice to break the peace.
No shadow to cast in the dark.
No substance to touch and feel.

No tastes, no odours to smell.
No colours, no warmth.

What is, eludes my senses.
Soon, I too will begin to doubt that I am,
for only my mind knows I exist.

Lulled by a nothingness I cannot resist,
in time what I am will also fade.

With nothing to reflect my presence or to preserve my essence,
only the eternal emptiness awaits.


— J M Lysun —

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To know that you do not know.

To accept that there are things that cannot be seen.

That is the seed of wisdom.

Be not blind to the truth, or be blinded by what you perceive.

In this way, our minds our soul will not deceive.

Seek not what you do not need.

Do not yearn for what cannot be.

Leave the past where it lies and meet the future when it comes,

but be present in the “now”  before it is gone.


— J M Lysun —

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Time passes with joy.

Endless moments and memories to treasure.

Everything moving at its own pace, bringing pleasure.

No haste, for every moment is worth savouring.

No extra moment need favouring, for all is well.

A trouble becomes no more than a stumble.

A loss is glanced aside by no more than a mumble.

Radiant smiles all around you.

What you see is bright and cheerful.

No space for sorrow,

that you will leave until tomorrow.  

Happiness will set you free.

— J M Lysun —

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The journey



The path is long to somewhere,
and can be endless to nowhere.

But along it, we must go
if progress we are to show.

However many turns in our journey make,
never allow your resolve to shake.

One step after another is what we must take.
It can be long, it can be short, you can even take a break.
But never dwell too long on your mistake.

For a long lonely journey we must travel for our sake.
For all to see, that it was me, is what I seek.
If you make the journey you will know of what I speak.

There is nothing right or wrong if you persist
but stubbornness you must resist.

Such a long journey I must take!


— J M Lysun —

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A gentle wind blows.

A pebble dropping into the water.

A ripple shows.

Light flutters of a bird wing.

The rhythmic sway of a reed.

Gentle, gentle, be still.

No more, no less, just be at rest.

Soothe do not distress.

With this mood I feel quite blessed.

I feel calmness, that’s the best.


— J M Lysun —

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