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Be Careful About the Self

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Be Careful About the Self

The self exists like a tree
A tree is a river of action
Shaped by its individuality
Interacting with the environment 
it strives and creates its own form
In this way it is strong
And brings fourth delicious fruit
In the same way
A man can grow free and strong
In individuality 
And still taste the fruit
Of pure awareness
Why regulate trees?
Why regulate men?
There is another motive 
In destroying the self
And that is control.

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  1. Date: 6/15/2013 10:49:00 AM
    I love tree poems and admire trees for their ability to draw all of their needs to them. In fact my Muse is a tree.....forever standing. If you have time to visit and scroll down to the bottom you'll see my Muse. http://pixordia.pages.qpg.com/ Best ,SuZ

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 5:34:00 AM
    Nice poem. Really enjoyed the read.