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The Wasting Of Wonderment -

The History of the world is in my veins,
an abstract in my mind the Future,
looking into the cornicopia of concepts from memory
I see a universe staring back at me,
naked am I,a body of victories,failures & serrendipidies,
a sepleture of star light & a womb of consciousness 
craving continuity of conclusions,
seeking a final truth rescuing dead judgements from error,

Time,attention as an investment,
as a resource for spiritual enrichment is a vast mine of mine,
shafts that burrow into fear,stupidity,euphoria,creativity,
spelunking the sensational,
dividends in quiet diamonds,
speaking to the world in thought symbols,
noise finds no harbor in my mouth,
awareness deepens as the river perfumes the great canyon of reflection,
illusions loose  their tastes & happiness hungers itself,

the slavish & sordid power structure of Man's nightmare
tells me I possess no right or ability to know myself by myself,
that meditation is for lazy,ill informed members,introspection a sour source,
productivity for commerce is penultimate goal,
souls engulfed in irrational routines,distracted from divinity,
disinterested in sacrafice for strength and subsequent liberty,
guided by gurus of reflexes,

I stare at skies,trees,chattel,focusing on artwork,music,environment,
harvesting experience,interpreting Life for me,
day dreaming like a goose on soft grass,
refusing guilt breath in my instruments,

the only legitimate " waste of time " 
is denying yourself realization of Truth & Honesty,
permit them sanctuary,
give them time to help you use your immense power,
a place that never darkens -


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  1. Date: 7/26/2013 6:39:00 PM
    The very last lines speak louder to me today. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/24/2012 2:54:00 PM
    A very mesmerizing, genius piece, I must say. Enjoyed! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 1:57:00 PM
    So many lines make me sad esp. the last stanza; today's truth and honesty has a sanctuary with no resemblance to what I remember. Everything seems to be out of control and no one seems to hold the reins who has control. So much to grasp in this.

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/23/2012 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for beieving in the value of this poems message Elizabeth, I greatly appreciate that - the objective of this composition is to encourage people to establish a sincere self awareness, to minimize hypocrisy through honest evaluations - there is a sad element or two within the ultimate message of disillusionment my friend - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/8/2012 2:20:00 PM
    wow, I love that last stanza. a great way to discuss what we should do with truth. You have some amazing images in this poem, Justin. So what kind of spirits do you meet in your dreams?

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/10/2012 10:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I meet with the wild & inquisitive types - thanks so much for the compliments - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/3/2012 9:58:00 AM
    Great imagery, Justin!..."daydreaming like a goose on soft grass"...oh, I'm sure even this one muses about the water, though it sits on "soft grass"? Though it might dream of "a place that never darkens". Your writes depict countless images, and are always mind probes!! Best wishes, Mikki

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/5/2012 11:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your comments really make me feel great Mikki,and they are so intelligent too! Well,there is a time for water,and a time for basking on the rocks - so glad this piece stimulated you - thanks - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/2/2012 10:12:00 PM
    an exquisite poem Justin....illustrious....Joseph

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/5/2012 11:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for the illustrious remark Joseph - when we decide to beome poets we then inherit a responsibility to illuminate the consciousness of Humanity - thank you for attention - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 8/2/2012 11:02:00 AM
    Good work!

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/2/2012 6:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Vertical - how did you know I am going vertical ?