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Search for Love

You will never be ok
No matter
You can study with the Buddha
You can read the Gospels
You can subscribe to the Koran
You can be agnostic
Nothing will show you the way
Like the demon inside
That makes you evil
Gives you faith
You enjoy it but you know that 
It is not the truth
To keep the skies blue 
And to make the children happy
Then you must ignore the dark side
And keep on the sunny side
It is not easy.
Society has given you all the tools
To do either.
The choice is yours
It’s tool time and you have to make a choice
Neither one is wrong it’s what’s right for you
You can always change your mind.
That’s the beauty of life
You have so many years to decide.
Just don’t hurt people if you can help it.
Love is everywhere.  Pick it like a flower
And smell it and know that it can be gone in and instant. 

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  1. Date: 10/16/2013 8:52:00 AM
    Dear Kilmer I try to grab the good tools, the right from the wrong. Someone told me once - who distinguishes what's right from wrong? I don't know who, but I think I have an idea of right and wrong. I love your thought that the answers come from our inside devil. love, Kathy

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 10/16/2013 6:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    People build walls and opinions and are not willing to listen to anything else. I believe in keeping the conversation open as life is constantly changing and it is not a black and white world. thanks for taking the time to read my work. I appreciate your comments. Kilmer
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 11:35:00 PM
    When you realise a truth, sometimes it is hard to change the mind. Thought-provoking, and very saddening to me -- powerful all the same. Lots of love your way, Stephen. I hope to read some more soon! Now onto some work..catchyah later Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 10/16/2013 6:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Laura, I'll be reading more of your work soon. This one just flowed out and made sense to me. Life is constantly changing and if we are not willing to change then we are destined to make the same mistakes. Love always~Kilmer
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 10:19:00 PM
    I always wondered why there is so much talk about evil in religion when religion claims to be about love. Quite a paradox. Really like the last 2 lines.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 10/16/2013 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A paradox indeed. On one hand it is cut and dry. On the other interpretation. Some would say show me the way and I will follow. Others question everything. I am of the other ilk. ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:49:00 PM
    I read this over several times and it got better each time. Nice job.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 10/15/2013 8:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Luke. I appreciate your insight. Kilmer