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                   Authored by Chuck Keys

It had no color,
Lacking shape, size and dimension.
It wasn't moving or breathing.

There was neither aroma nor taste, not here or there.
Touching was useless because it wasn't physical.
It was indistinct and limitless.

Thinking multi-physically
Multi-sensually and multi-psychologically 
It wasn't here or there and it was.

With no distinction, 
It looked like everything else,
Or it could not have looked like everything else.

It never made me feel good nor bad,
Nor happy nor sad
Nor quite nor trite.

In our world of joy and destroy, we sort and distort,
Looking more on the surface and less on the inside,
Ready to judge and be judged from outside in.

The "oneness" of mankind stretches beyond definitions and limits,
From outside to inside and from inside to outside.
We are one distinct and alike world of "oneness."

Differences exist for differences, 
Therefore, differences don't exist.
Only "oneness" exists.

This poem is dedicated to Dr. Clayborne Carson and The Gandhi-King Community,
For Global Peace with Social Justice in a Sustainable Environment.

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  1. Date: 11/10/2010 5:06:00 AM
    Super congrats Chuck on having three poems selected in the first round of competition in the P.S. contest.. good luck in the next phase for all three luv..

  1. Date: 7/22/2010 7:48:00 AM
    Ps. Smile, a very dear friend of mine, and even deeper and beyond, told myself this morning that I should begin to reach out to others here at Soup, and that maybe, new days can dawn....Have A Beautiful One!:) ~

  1. Date: 7/22/2010 7:46:00 AM
    Smile ~ I truly love this wonderful write for, it seems to hold a strong message of hopes acceptance--for yes, in a world of billions, there are going to be endless differences amid a myriad of things among the crowds of life and yet, let love be the lotion which, within the end of all things, becomes Our cloaks of light--"Beautiful Write"--Warmth to You & Yours, John!:) ~

  1. Date: 6/14/2010 10:20:00 AM
    This is an excellent poem. It touches on the core of what life should be all about. I like the transparency of oneness in the beginning. What affects one of us in many ways affects all of us. Great job! Joseph

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 10:03:00 PM
    Great message, but also there is something to be said for diversity!! Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 6:51:00 PM
    If only all people would believe this .."all is one"! There are no boundaries, just our egos!Exceptional poem, Chuck! Great dedication to Dr. Carson and The Gandhi-King Community. Goes to my favs today...Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 8:58:00 PM
    Wonderful write on the contrasting views of the various philosophical disciplines that have had us scratching our heads since time began. As a student of the social disciplines, I loved reading it! Dan C

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 10:13:00 AM
    Wow, Chuck. There's so much insight into human nature in this poem. How fitting the dedication is as the message in this poem should indeed promote global peace. Well done! It goes to my favorites. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 7:38:00 PM
    adding this to my favorites, was worht reading 5 times. I will read it just one more time, have yourself a nice one,..Sidney LeeAnn

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 7:36:00 PM
    every 4 sides on your movement straight ahead, forever feel it, why not be it. loss of emotions, yes Chuck the movement of the spear is better to be viewed from the outside. A friend told me once you place who or what you want in the center. & judge, judge, every thing falls into place. with the only power we chose not to see. is what makes the globe go round & round, while we all remain to be what we will always be week to the"oneness".Sorry i just came to state my opinion., good night,..p.d.

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 5:58:00 PM
    Great write to their tribute..Someday the oneness will come ...Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 5:46:00 PM
    yes the worldor humanity is like a snake eating its own is circular cyclical etc...yes...god within & god without

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 8:25:00 AM
    Like the way you worded this whole poem, I see alot of physics, and love the observation.. I would sure like to get on your head in this one lol... and don't worry I'm going to keep on coming back to this write till I crack the code lol.. glad it was inspired...p.d.

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 3:31:00 AM
    A wonderful write. I would love so very much if we could get to be friends and share thoughts and ideas. I believe we would be of help to ourselves in a way or the other. I look forward to reading from you as soon as you can. Till then, do take a very good care of yourself and have a wonderful day. Ayomikun

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 1:36:00 PM
    nice write, really enjoyed

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 12:20:00 PM
    Very nice ~"oneness" enjoyed ~Rick

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 6:23:00 PM
    Our eyes get in the way sometimes. great thoughts!!

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 6:09:00 PM
    A wonderful write with nice message and a fine tribute

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 4:41:00 PM
    Bravo! Supergreat message here for sure. Not only a lot of great uplifting lines, but some really unique details and structure to add an extra punch. Excellent.

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 4:14:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your poetry this afternoon Chuck. Thank you for sharing it with us. Love, Carol