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Warm Detachment

By and large I sense they're all reverting
back to primitive indulgences of hobbesian violence, the ferocious world in which they dwell.
They throw cornerstones of their belief system at me, blind sighted rocks dig under my skin.
In defense of love I counterattack.

Pointless to fight their undercurrent of anger, 
the immense self hatred from which they teach.
I just see their world as very different,
warm detachment serves me as they seethe.

Maybe the truth is they’re hurting.
Maybe a deeper truth, they only hurt themselves.
Yet I must never interfere with their pain, they are not my burden.
My only goal is to step back.

Mindful to watch their devotion to hateful monsters,
these separated souls I someday hope to reach.
Yet a patient loving mind feels no deterrent,
so I only give them space in which to breathe.

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  1. Date: 8/10/2009 6:15:00 PM
    This is amazing, especially the third So much truth and insight spiritually....from a sensitive mind and empathetic heart. Best wishes, Sara:)

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 5:14:00 PM
    Yon thanks for your comment,i added two other verses.hope it helps.....your friend charma:)

  1. Date: 7/27/2009 7:29:00 PM
    Yoni, This poem makes one think about a lot of things. And your final stanza about giving space is all that one can do for those with preconceived ideas, beliefs and agressions. Just forgive their offenses, send love and give space. (Unless they break the laws of the land, of course-)I think understanding comes with respectfully allowing others to be... themselves. Very nice poetry. DAS-J

  1. Date: 7/26/2009 10:20:00 PM
    The personas doing primitive violent acts--teach hatred and the defense persona attack back in name of 'love"..maybe they re hurting?i ask that question like you trying to excuse them and find a reason for their bad deed,trying to go deeper in their thoughts, i believe they hurt too in a way yes..their pain is not your burden,maybe it is our burden,others pain..with a patient loving mind you give them space to breathe...i agree--your writing is one of the most intense writing i had ever seen

  1. Date: 7/26/2009 9:09:00 PM
    Loving detachment, certainly necessary at times Yoni, I can understand that! Good write! You could very well be right about " The Texas Chainsaw Massacre " part in my poem. I had three different incidents in my mind when writing it, that was one of them. R, Gene Simmons, lived about three mile from me, he killed his whole family, about 7 people, his wife, sons,daughters, and some grandchildern. One grandchild, he himself fathered by his own daughter. .Thanks for comments, always, Moses

  1. Date: 7/26/2009 5:34:00 PM
    excellent, dettachment is a powerfull and necessary tool if the kind hearted are to survive. Thank you. Always Yours Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/26/2009 1:08:00 PM
    Interesting work. Sara