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A lantern in tthe night

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A lantern in tthe night

Lantern In The Night.

Oh you who’d like the world to change
Oh you who’d wish that peace could be
These words I say to you they may sound strange
But listen well they just might set you free.

Become aware in everything you do
Stop awhile and take a look within
Watch the ego in all it tries to do
And see what lurks behind its empty din.

Revolution, no, no that’s not the way
It’s all been tried, it’s done no good before
And if you tried forever and a day
With high ideals, you’ll never stop those wars.

Yet change yourself from very deep within
And then the truth may beam out very bright
Then with your love some other’s hearts you’ll win
And then you’ll be a lantern in the night.

Socrares 1990

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  1. Date: 8/14/2013 11:16:00 PM

    Such wisdom in this one. You are every man's poet, Peter, and it's good to meet you at Soup!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/15/2013 12:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much for your very nice comment, Andrea....Peter
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 7:28:00 PM

    well ok., my question has been answered :) thanks. good write.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/14/2013 9:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Becca, but what was the question? You have aroused my curiosity...Peter
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 6:00:00 PM

    Yes yourself is the only one you can change....great poem Peter....

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/14/2013 9:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Donna