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Be here now

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Be here now

Be Here Now.

Now I’ve known fear my whole damned life
And I’ve seen worry, and I’ve seen strife.
‘Been afraid of living and afraid of dying
‘Been reading lots and I’ve been lying.
Acting like I know the story;
The fall to Hell, and the rise to glory.
But now I know, that I know naught
And I know that Truth, it can’t be taught.

But sometimes I do come upon
Some wise man who may sing his song
In such a way, I see the truth.
I see it clear, don’t need no proof.
With eyes like oceans, mystic orbs!
He’ll look in me and I’m absorbed.
And his words come out, so all in tune
Just fingers pointing at the moon.

These guys they speak of a mystic state.
When I hear them, I don’t hesitate
To believe each word that comes through them
As each they say the same again.
“Be here now! my friends” they say
“It’s the only time there is”
And the truth of this be in those eyes
And their faces filled with bliss…


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  1. Date: 2/16/2014 9:07:00 PM
    A bit tricky, but yes for sure, that's the way to be. If only we remember to live in the now... A wonderful write, Peter, thank you.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/16/2014 9:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Bindu. Yes it is very difficult to live in the moment, but each time one does it they get something out of it. The reward comes through the trying. This is only my experience,.of course. As always Your comments are very kind...and they are very much appreciated...Peter