Love is Everything – Original Poem

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By Mark A. Leon

Love is everything
Everything
Without it, we are invisible

Invisible to the sound of a morning rain
Invisible to the smile of a rose blossoming in Spain
Invisible to the sight of long slow kiss
In this life, there is so much we can miss

Love is enchanting like a warm summer breeze
A tingle, a wink, a sigh, a touch of a cool spring day

It is the reason we rise
The struggle to survive
The euphoria of time
The essence of rhyme

Love breathes
It protects
A blanket so safe

A song
A whisper
A kind eye

With the simplicity of words
Words spoken in the air
Linger, journey, invite you near

Take hold
Take flight
Find meaning
Stop thinking; just be
A disease infecting my very soul

Love is everything
Meant to be lost
To be found

Hold for a second
A risk
Take a picture
Keep it for all time
It will last forever
With the winds of change, I will be reminded of the smile that has stopped in time

With the strength of a thousand “I Love Yous”
I feel so alive now
So alive with you

You are the escape I have dreamed about
An imaginary world come true

With you, love is everything

 

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Immortality – Original Poem

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By Mark A. Leon

Let this light shine down on me
The spotlight of immortality
A hero of this life I lead
A spectator in this world we heed

In the beginning, life we bore
In the end, our memories soar
In between this time for me
A minute, an hour, a lifetime to solidify this immortality

I woke today, a breath I took
Looked around, turned a page of this crazy book

A glimmer of sun
A sparkle of desire
Another breath, another fire

I see a future, I hold the past
I think of you and wonder why it didn’t last
I give a flower to smell the love
To touch and taste and fly above

Soon the petals, they will fall
The winds of gravity, I tiny black hole
Until they reach the ground, the final resting place for you and me

On this day, I will achieve a part of me vulnerable and free
To this world, I give to you an act so pure, so real, so true

A simple smile
A secret wink
A gesture so kind, it could not wait

I see pain, I look to heal
I see hunger, I provide a meal
I see the blood, apply a seal
This life, this purpose, all so real

The sun gives a gift of life
A powerful force, a simple task
Fill our space with no avail

Light the way for the butterfly to glide
Color the grass for the ballerina to glide
Open the waters for fish to swim
Let me run under this tree while you warm my skin

The path to immortality so clear
Open your eyes and I swear
You have touched me in such a way, I will remember you until my dying day

When the Walls Come Down (For Kyla) – Original Poem

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By Mark A. Leon

When the walls come down and the smoke clears, you will have my heart
On the other side, I’ll wait with open arms

Fall into me
Let gravity take hold and the fear wash away

When the walls come down, I’ll be by your side

Dreaming away the pain

Together, under the moonlight on the empty streets of Paris, just you and I
A kiss under the stars
A poem on the Siene
A leap from the Tower

In your black lace dress, a vision of beauty
Hair as dark as the night
Eyes inviting the warmth of an eternal caress
That glow that lights the city of love

I’ll be waiting when your walls come down

A kindness you possess
Porcelain skin so timeless
A love you seek in a world cleverly haunted by misguided tendencies

In the sand, I write your name
Oh Kyla, dear Kyla
Until the warm ocean current ushers it to a journey of wonder with endless possibilities

In the sky, your name in the clouds
For all the world to see
An angel is bestowed and she shall be named Kyla

A new story to be told
A new path to be sought
A new bed to lay your weary body

Rest now.  Rest your eyes and dream away the nightmares
In my arms, you will be
Safe, together

When the wall come down
I’ll be there for you

Stranger in Flight – Original Poem

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By Mark A. Leon

Let me into your life stranger in flight
Thirty-five thousand feet and speechless
A life time I will share with you from take-off to landing
East bound plane drifting from this western sunset

Adventures we will have
Children we will raise
Discovery, we will find

Sexuality steams from your mystery
My dream girl without a name
A perfect match we will be
So much in common until we speak

I see you with every passing mile
Me, just a stranger across the aisle
No dream, no fantasy, no daydreaming of a life together

Your thoughts are of the life that awaits at final destination
A loved one at the gate

Husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, family
None include me, your future husband that will never be

For a moment, I felt an energy exchange
Perhaps you saw me
For a glimmer in time, I piqued your curiosities
Maybe a chance I could have

No, just my imagination on caffeine
It has been a long day, a long week, a long year
I feel you can energize me back to a time of youthful love

Two giddy children excited and afraid
The moment just before the first awkward kiss that would be our greatest memory

For two hours, I fell in love with you, my blond angel in the sky
My stranger in flight

The wheels have extended and the ground has found a permanent place for this flying machine

Walking away, you get further and further, out of my life

I wave in hopes of catching your attention, but in reality, I am only finding inner closure

Goodbye love
Goodbye my stranger in flight

Introducing: The Social Resume

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By Mark A. Leon

Here are some important facts and perceptions that are vital to the content that will be presented in this article

  • On average, a recruiter will review a resume for 10 seconds or less.
  • Organizations are more focused on a cultural fit than a skill fit to increase the probability of longer tenure and better synergies
  • 70% of recruiters do online background checks or internet stalker as some call it.
  • Your social presence is a direct extension of yourself.
  • Your interests, passions, activities and work connection determine the complete you.
  • Recruiters believe in full transparency.

Now that we have laid out those pieces of information, why are workforce centers, guidance counselors, career advisors and bloggers telling you that you need a full one or two-page resume to compete in this deeply competitive job market?

The answer is simple: We are not evolving with the times. Simplicity and full transparency are the keys to finding your perfect career marriage.

How often have you heard, “Someday, they will put a microchip in our hand or brain and scan all our vital information on the spot?”

Let us not take too big of a leap right away.  We believe we have created the solution for both candidates and recruiters, The Social Resume

Follow this simple format and you will give yourself a leg up on the competition.

Section 1: Name and Contact Information

Mark A. Leon
700 Daniel Ellis Drive, #6206
Charleston, South Carolina 29412
Mobile:  612-812-5226 (Text Friendly)
Email:  markalex222@gmail.com
Skype: MarkLeonIBM

Section 2:  Personal Statement – Tell us the complete you in 3 sentences or less

Marketing, Branding Strategist and Story Teller.  Accomplished/Published Writer, Photographer and Journalist.  20 plus years in Human Resources Consulting, Talent Acquisition and Sourcing.

Section 3:  Social Presence – Send us all your social profile links (We want to know the “complete” you)

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/markaleon/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Recruiterpoet
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/markalexrecruiter
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/recruiterpoet/
Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/user6015710
About.me – https://about.me/recruiterpoet
Blog (Poetry and Career Advice) – http://www.recruiterpoet.com/

Section 4:  Career Summary – Just company, title and dates… Nothing else

IBM (Sourcing Executive – RPO) – April 2014 – Present
Aon Consulting (Former Hewitt Associates) (Recruiter/Sourcer/Global Branding Consultant for TA) – June 2007 – April 2014
Courage Center (Human Resources Consulting) – January 2007 – June 2017
Thomson Reuters (Marketing, Finance and IT Recruiter – Full Life Cycle) – March 2005 – January 2007

Section 5:  Highest Degree Completed (Dates Not Required)

Masters of Human Resources and Industrial Labor Relations – Rutgers University

Section 6:  Free for all – Accomplishments, Volunteer Work, etc (Last 3 years)

Speaker – Hirepalooza (June 2015) – San Francisco, CA
Six Published Collections of Poetry
Volunteer – Turkey Day Run (2014 – 15)
Silent Auction Coordinator – Yelp Scotty Fund Raiser (2016)

There you have it.  A recruiter can now evaluate you in 10 seconds and determine a skill and cultural fit.

Let us see what the finished product looks like:

Mark A. Leon
700 Daniel Ellis Drive, #6206
Charleston, South Carolina 29412
Mobile:  612-812-5226 (Text Friendly)
Email:  markalex222@gmail.com
Skype: MarkLeonIBM

Personal Statement:

Marketing, Branding Strategist and Story Teller.  Accomplished/Published Writer, Photographer and Journalist.  20 plus years in Human Resources Consulting, Talent Acquisition and Sourcing.

Social Channels:

Career Experience:

  • IBM (Sourcing Executive) – April 2014 – Present
  • Aon Consulting (Former Hewitt Associates) (Recruiter/Sourcer/Global Branding Consultant for TA) – June 2007 – April 2014
  • Courage Center (Human Resources Consulting) – January 2007 – June 2017
  • Thomson Reuters (Recruiter – Full Life Cylce) – March 2005 – January 2007

More About Me:

Speaker – Hirepalooza (June 2015) – San Francisco, CA
Six Published Collections of Poetry
Volunteer – Turkey Day Run (2014 – 15)
Silent Auction Coordinator – Yelp Scotty Fund Raiser (2016)
Career Coach (2009 – Present)

The Smile On Your Face – Original Poem

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By Mark A. Leon

The smile on your face says it all
Let’s me know you’ll be there when I fall

When I slip off this cloud and gravity takes hold
My will remains bold

I know you will be there
In my heart, the words flow and in flight I swear

Til the end of time, I will be there
Always to bear
You and me babe
Taking on the world with style and grace

Through the tears, I’ll dry your eyes
Through the sorrow and the long goodbyes

In the heat of passion
With a fierce beating heart
The burning flame kindles this night

To the cold winters days
Safe by the fire and warm soothing light

Without words, you speak to me
Unspoken chapters
Acts played out in our minds

I dreamed of you last night
I dreamed of us flying, guided by the moonlight
Serenaded by the doves
Whistling songs of love

I awoke to the smile on your face
Looking at me as the night erased

Another day with you
A blessing, a gift

My love, my saving grace

Meaning of Life – Original Poem

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By Mark A. Leon

The uncontrollable forces of humanity
Let the unpredictable take hold of your senses
To breathe on its own

A blink
Exposing the deepest roots of humanity and self-realization
Isn’t that it
Isn’t that what this ride is all about
Meaning

In the pits of the soul
The trenches of the mind
The depths of reality and imagination crashing in an explosive bang

Huh
That was something

Grounded once again
Level
Balanced
Serenity
Walk on water, taste the air, feel the force of wind

A power so much greater than I
It must be the sign I seek

A creator
A manifest destiny

Looking, looking, looking
Where is that big moment that answers all the questions?

Maybe it is in the beauty of a newborn
The soft touch of animal
The bit of wisdom from the elderly
The peaceful look of the rising sun
The stillness of the moonlight

Maybe I am looking too far
Like a traveler without a destination
A journeyman without a map

The home I seek lies on the steps I take
All around, it is all so familiar
This is the place
This is the time

Answers are near