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Evolution of a Soul

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Evolution of a Soul

A soul unites with a vessel. With no preconceived notion of what lies ahead.
A soul, upon arrival is molded by senses, by experiences, by emotions.
A soul is innately adept at navigating the treacherous and tumultuous upheaval 
created by conscious thought.

For if not.........
A soul becomes lost

A lost soul acts within a vessel ,yet remains unattached, unaware, and unbalanced
A lost soul can not process its own feelings, its own reality, its own existence
A lost soul has no sense of direction, no sense of reason, no sense of purpose 
It clings only to the will to press onward

For if not............
A soul becomes trapped

A trapped soul is bound to its vessel. One entity caged within another.
A trapped soul dwells in circles on that which enslaves it. Unwilling, unable
A trapped soul withers, and weakens, and wonders.............and near its end it hopes
And in this hope the shackles that bind need be unbreakable

For if not..................
A soul becomes free

A free soul is independent of its vessel.Unrestricted, unencumbered and in control
A free soul molds that which lies before it, reaching beyond comprehension.
A free soul has found itself. It does not gain understanding, it is understanding. It 
does not seek purpose, it is purpose. I does not fear life, It is life.

For if not...........
A soul becomes irrelevant

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 12:47:00 AM
    Beautifully written piece... Never stop writting.

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 9:28:00 AM
    Very insightful. Well written. Great imagery & great depth! From one writer to another, I appreciated every word... Keep writing, you have great wisdom to share with all.

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 8:06:00 AM
    Oh, this was in my inbox this morning.:) This is more sustainable than a breakfast of pomegranate and grapefruit! In a world of ramifications, modifications, the soul is fed by the heart, enriched by the spirit. It is our true and solid entity, and you have done it proud with this write, Joe! Keep well, and thank you for posting this gem! Mikki :)

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 11:16:00 PM
    very touching and emotional, good work Joe.

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 10:25:00 PM
    Wow, very deep and well thought out. I loved it!

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Excellent and with such deep thinking. It is unusual to read this type of existential poem on Poetry Soup. It gave me another perplexing perspective on the purpose of life. Joe, you created a beautiful piece. Allan

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 3:57:00 PM
    Awesome poem Joe, well done.

  1. Date: 2/25/2011 11:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win Joe,in Chris D. Aechtner's contest "For The Sake Of Free Verse". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 8:42:00 AM
    Good to see you in the upper top 10 Joe. Congratulations on your inspiring Free verse and it honored sixth place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 6:51:00 AM
    Good day, Joe. This is one that I will save and ponder on. There is much depth and resolution to be found here. You truly are a masterful poet, Joe! Congratulations on this well deserved win, and I'm sorry to not have seen it before. I'm especially struck and transported by the last stanza, and that a free soul "it is life". Wishing you and yours, the best Joe! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 6:25:00 PM
    Many congrat's on your well deserved win. Joe. Lainie

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 5:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on this win in the contest of Chris, Joe

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 9:30:00 AM
    how soulful, joe.. big applause for the high win! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 6:57:00 AM
    Way to go Joe and congrats on your wonderful success in the free verse contest luv.. enjoy another chart topper with luv..

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 3:05:00 AM
    A beautiful soul Joe. many congrats for this win

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 1:42:00 AM
    Way to go Joe. Chris liked this one, and so do I. Congratulations on winning.

  1. Date: 2/19/2011 10:43:00 PM
    Wow Joe this sure is jampacked with so much thoughts and wisdom--reallylike how you let each thought flow into the next so well-- Congrats on your win with this :)

  1. Date: 2/19/2011 10:13:00 PM
    Joe, thank you for entering this winning poem! A lot of wisdom shines through these lines~Chris

  1. Date: 2/15/2011 7:38:00 AM
    such depth that flows with sincere emotions and clarity of delicate words, joe... stunning! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 2/15/2011 4:41:00 AM
    Deeply thought and very meaningful expressions on soul, Joe