If this was real



Inspired by the video of an article I read in Emergence Magazine #1 called Lost World about the destruction of the Cambodia’s Mangrove Forests for their sands. When she sees the pretend waterfall in Singapore’s Lost World complex she says, “If this was real, imagine how beautiful it would be.” and the following poem appeared.

www.emergencemagazine.org/story/lost-world

Connecting the threads between ecology, culture, and spirituality – Emergence Magazine

I’ve not recorded anything for a long time now, and I apologise for my voice in this recording, it’s rather croaky.



If this was real
imagine the world
open
imagine the love
for the land
imagine the silence
of being
imagine the touch
of green
upon your heart

If this was real
there would be no pretence
no greed
no hunger
no theft

If this was real
you’d know her soul
you’d feel her
you’d live

If this was real
instead of her destruction
instead of human indifference
instead of the disappointment
of being human
guilty

imagine how beautiful it would be

Passion

This is why we do the things we do
it is the reason behind everything
or else what would be the point
what be the purpose of me being a poet
or of you being a poet
or of you/me
or of you being a singer
or a dancer
a teacher
a thinker
creator
guide
… spirit whisperer
soul connector
heart lifter
life bringer …

Passion
it is the reason behind it all
even if it is something as mundane
as making a cup of tea
because passion is there
in the swirling.

New Books

Look what arrived today!

Nice new copies of my books.

The third book of my little thoughts, A New Sunrise along with Being Human and Silence Happens and my latest poetry collection, Broken Roses with After the Rain.

All looks lovely, I’m rather happy.

Keep your eyes peeled for a competition coming soon 🙂

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Thank you

Many thanks to everyone who entered my Goodreads giveaway to win signed copies of my two books Silence Happens and Being Human.

1039 people entered the competition and three winners were selected. I’m sorry if you are not one of the winners but if you would like to read them, they are available to buy through Lulu 🙂

Thank you 🙂

Win a signed copy of my new book :)

Would you like a signed copy of my new book, Being Human, for free? Yes? Oh that’s good because I have 3 copies to give away for free! Follow the links below to my Goodreads Giveaway page for a chance to win 🙂

If you win, you will also get a free signed copy of my first book, Silence Happens, how about that! 🙂

Good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Being Human by Martin Shone

Being Human

by Martin Shone

Giveaway ends July 12, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to Win

Being Human: My second book of little thoughts is on sale now :)

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Hello everyone, it is a very happy day today. I took delivery of my new collection of little thoughts, which includes …

If a butterfly can change the weather
then our smiles can change the world

Deep in the twin souls of one
is where shadows go to become the sun

Freedom comes from loving what is

The book is available to buy here at Lulu.com where you’ll also find my first book, Silence Happens, which includes …

As a leaf falls, know this Earth is not ours

When in pain, think of the reason
for this could be the cure

Skin talks in colour
when it should talk in love

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Thank you! 😀