Author Topic: Hoping to Be Human  (Read 5813 times)

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Hoping to Be Human
« on: September 28, 2007, 08:31:13 pm »
How can I remember life's but a play
When embittered by sickness or fear?
How do I reach for the spirit
When my body compels me to cling to the flesh?
Why were we meted this time and space
To learn that all is illusion?
We are dust born of ancient suns
Drifting on, searching, grasping
For a place to be still, to know, to dream
That we are blessed.

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Ignoring Ignorance
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 08:49:34 pm »
In the darkness of salted wounds
Inflamed by snickering cruelty,
I still my heart and mind.
In response to wrath-fueled hatred,
I've a thousand little games,
Instead of maturing dark investment.
It's said that ignorance is bliss;
I see it not - for in that solemn
isolation burns perpetual flame of will.
Ignorance envenoms inconstantly.

Edit: If you want me to delete this, Scott, just give the word. I'll give you space for creative meanderings without my assistance.
Why do we consume what we consume?
Why do we believe what we believe?
Why do we accept what we accept?
You have a body, a mind, and a soul.... You have a responsibility.

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The First Sin
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 09:02:36 pm »
Daniel, I hear you and welcome you. Did you know...

The first sin was knowledge
From this was born the rest
The Father fashioned his children
Believing innocence was best
But the children, being human,
Were driven by the need
To cultivate the truth
However dark its seed
Exile was their reward
For their overweening pride
Yet they truly sprang to life
Once their ignorance had died.

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The One Command
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2007, 09:27:53 pm »
The Father gave one simple law,
one rule for man to follow,
and yet he grasped for knowledge clear,
he bit, tasted, and swallowed.
He forgot his divine origins,
his spiritual place in a garden of light.
No longer the companion of God,
Man feared to be found by His sight.
Still after all these years,
the command holds true.
It is the only command to be
followed to truly be you.
To embrace your divine inheritance
And join in the glittering dance.

"Touch not the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil"

After a thousand years, a million?
Who can tell? The darkness still irks man's heart.
He tastes of the fruit and he likes it:
this knowledge of sin, the power of judgment.
How much more important is man now,
with this knowledge firm in his hand?
The problem arises sincerely...
his eyes see not all the land.
He cannot see what God's sight sees,
knows not the inner truths.
He cannot know every reason
or purpose for all that man does.

But still he grasps this knowledge,
holds it to himself tight.
He will not give it up lightly,
and dreams of godly might.
And still the Father waits for us,
aware of all things man is not.
The angel is waiting, its palm outstretched.
Its voice whispering: "Spit it out."

Why do we consume what we consume?
Why do we believe what we believe?
Why do we accept what we accept?
You have a body, a mind, and a soul.... You have a responsibility.

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The Friend Before Me
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2007, 09:50:20 pm »
The spirit of Rumi lives on in you, friend.

I see the man before me
Though his back be turned to me
His whorls of golden hair
A treasure offered free
The pinkness of his ears
Blushing carefree promise
His unmet face sends me
Yearning for a kiss
Strength of freckled arm
Reminds me what I lack
I see the universe splayed before me
Upon this one man's back.

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Refraction
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2007, 09:55:44 pm »
I was sure that my last one was too long.... but it finished out nicely.

I am in the lotus flower.
Its petals surround me.
And through the diaphanous
fibers I can sense the light and be
A thousand crystal shadows
glimmer on a frozen sea.
And I sit here within this bud;
its all refracted in me.
Why do we consume what we consume?
Why do we believe what we believe?
Why do we accept what we accept?
You have a body, a mind, and a soul.... You have a responsibility.

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Re: Hoping to Be Human
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2007, 07:20:00 am »
Welcome Scott and Daniel...glad to have you here!

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Re: Hoping to Be Human
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2007, 11:37:29 am »
Wow - thanks to both of you, Scott and Daniel, for sharing these profoundly beautiful writings.  You've both given me a lot of ponder as I go through my day .... I love that! More, please....

Marie
The measure of a country's greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis         ~~~~~~~~~Thurgood Marshall

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.    ~~~~~~~~~ Mark Twain

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Fragrance
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2007, 04:31:16 pm »
Bilious belly
Fetid fumes
Bouquet of body
O'er small room looms
Many sneer and judge
Casting disapproving look
But I welcome and embrace
The perfume that you cook.

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Fragrance
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007, 05:01:41 pm »
Flailing in the failing winds,
Raging against rapids,
A breath of scent envelops us -
Gentles mental madness.
Raiment of angelic aura
Awaft from sense to sense.
Never knowing, nor upholding
Concerns par excellence.
Eau de dream of moments kept.
Why do we consume what we consume?
Why do we believe what we believe?
Why do we accept what we accept?
You have a body, a mind, and a soul.... You have a responsibility.

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Re: Hoping to Be Human
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2007, 12:06:47 pm »
Wonderful words fellas. I am enjoying this.
"It was only you in my life, and it will always be only you, Jack, I swear."

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Re: Hoping to Be Human
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2008, 09:29:28 pm »
Missing you so much friend. I'm glad you left these tokens for us to enjoy.
May 2019 be better for us all.