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My Higher Self

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My Higher Self

I sense him watching with amusement
at my foolishness,
though I have need of him
else I would run amok.

Yet sometimes I resent him for his caution.
Let him play within his spirit world;
for mine,  though just a fantasy
outranks his in its solidity.

I must admit it is the best 
illusion I could ask;
for though I know that time
may only trickle out at my life's close--
the world is on a suicidal binge,
whiIe I may stay the game

if I remain within the present, cling
to it tenaciously;  mine is not
the gloomy prophet's role.  I am
the celebrant, the last remaining lover
quite as much adored and unrepenting, 
thank you,  as your bleeding Lord.

No, 
I do not mock him as do those
with ears which will not hear
or hearts that will not bleed. 
I mock your truth...and as I speak my own,
that too is just a hollow creed.

May I instead look up, enabled 
(not at all enlightened by pure truth)  
rather by desire to sense its fire within,
where words may never win the day..
                   ~

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  1. Date: 8/17/2012 5:01:00 AM
    I have enjoyed reading your well written poetry this morning Robert. I hope to be able to read more of it soon. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

    Ludden Avatar Robert Ludden
    Date: 8/17/2012 8:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Carol. You are always welcome.
  1. Date: 8/16/2012 9:04:00 AM
    Oh...Robert. I'm digging my way into your poem...and I'm glad to know you know the truth....and choose not to mock he who bleeds with this spirit world...excellent poem...luv. Linda with to much appeal....wink...wink...sweet pd...

    Ludden Avatar Robert Ludden
    Date: 8/16/2012 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey, dig at your leisure...and your pleasure, & Ill be digging away at yours. I may have a strike there. :-) (now go ahead and destroy me)
  1. Date: 8/16/2012 9:01:00 AM
    A good poem