A Poem by JohnCreekmore


Author: JohnCreekmore
Created: February 13, 2018 at 11:06 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: General/Other | General/Other | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4.5 Stars by 1 users with 1 comments and 30 views

Only Rise  

Rise, only rise.

Action is well, when 
Circumstance permits it,

But circumstance is a 
Fickle mistress, withholding
Her favors as it pleases her,

And too often the gates are
Locked and every road blockaded.

Then is the time to rise, to let
Surrender bear you upward,
Free of bonds and barricades,

So that you may see the field
Entirely, and know which path
To follow.

Otherwise your days shall pass
In warring, and your bed be made
In pain.


Last Modified: February 14, 2018 at 01:15 am
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Author Notes


Life is consciousness.  You alone can choose which level you dwell in.

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babyboomer68
February 16, 2018
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A deep poem.
John, there are times when life seems to pass us by. In other words, when we are expected to perform and do not, we miss opportunities which can be positive within our lives. You have expressed this in abstract terms which requires the reader to dig deeply for better understanding. Thank you for the challenge. ~ Sonia



(Author)
Thanks, Sonia. I think you get my drift in this one.  Sometimes when we seem to have run into a wall, our usual methods appear to fail us.  Then is the time to surrender to the higher power and rise in it, so we can see all possibilities.

 JohnCreekmore replied on February 16, 2018


John, good point made.  

 babyboomer68 replied on February 16, 2018




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