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Who am I

A tribute to Ramana Maharshi, a man who has inspired me for forty years. a greaty Indian saint he was.....Peter




Who Am I?

Sometimes I ask the question “who Am I?”
Am I just this tiny speck put here by trust?
Just a puppet in the hands of destiny
To be blown within the wind just merely dust.

Then sometimes I’m aware of who I am
As I stand beside a lake or waterfall
As the music of the morning melts into me
And deep within that ancient whisper calls.

Well I ask myself this question
“Will I ever find the way?”
Ramana told me what to do
Said “Do it now, today!”

Oh such a little question one may ask
Does the answer come and blow the mind away?
Will the truth arise to set the bird to freedom?
If one asks this thing each minute of the day.


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  1. Date: 10/29/2013 6:06:00 AM
    Peter, as I read this poem, my mind was flooded with responses. In the end, do we really want to try and unmask those things that God alone can see. one of the greatest blessings, in my opinion is that You and I never see each other through His eyes. His love and saving grace hides my imperfection from all eyes save His. Love and grace of God will be the healing balm that removes scars left by masks past.. Great writing and I can see why you find inspiration in his work - Regards - Jake

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/29/2013 7:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jake for your comments on my poem. I am afraid spiritual write are influenced more by Buddhism and Taoism and other eastern teachings. I have never considered myself a Christian. I appreciate your comments, my friend...peter
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 8:48:00 PM
    Sounds like a wonderful man...and friend? awesome!!!!! Poem....guess the answer to this is different for everyone....

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/23/2013 4:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donna for your comments. The answer is in the looking and you might discover many wonderful glimpses of what you rally are when all the masks are gone...Peter
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 4:53:00 AM
    Aweinspiring ques n ans. poetic session in brevity. Kudos for dis wondrful poem dat puts d minds into muse mode!

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 4:57:00 PM
    Hi Peter, An enjoyable introspective write.. Ken

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 11:14:00 AM
    A question and a answer, plus wonderful poetry, does not get much better than this...

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 3:55:00 PM
    I often ask myself that same question! A very inspiring poem, Peter. It gives the reader much to ponder! Wonderfully written!...Thank you very much for the encouraging comments. I truly appreciate them!

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 8:38:00 PM
    well, i know one thing you are, peter - a poet! (and a darn good one, too!)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/16/2013 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    In am so grateful for your comments ilene, your comments actually make me think that I can write....Peter
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 12:12:00 PM
    well raised thoughts we often lose our way and ourselves expressive and moving writePeter much enjoyed Shadow x smile

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/16/2013 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much Shadow, I tell you with sincerity that your comments are cherished by me....Peter
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 8:17:00 AM
    Wonderful read. Love the second stanza, the magnificence of nature helps give us perspective.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/16/2013 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thank you sincerely Monterey, i am so glad you liked my verse....Peter
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 3:40:00 AM
    A delightful, rich read, Peter! I can so associate with those moments - "the music of the morning melts into me, and deep within..."

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/16/2013 2:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Bindu, I thank you so much for your comments. I believe that you are one of those few folk who can understand what I am speaking about...Peter
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 1:57:00 AM
    - It can be difficult to describe your own "I" - Nice to read about "you", Peter! - Have a great Tuesday. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/16/2013 2:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am so grateful for you comments, Anne-Lise, your comments are very much appreciated....Peter
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 1:20:00 AM
    Enjoyed the thought provoking read Peter ....Seren

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/16/2013 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Seren, I appreciate your comments....Peter
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 1:10:00 AM
    Thanks Jake. I liked to write my poems so everyone can understand them. not just those who are Spiritual, or educated. I am interested in the man in the street. I will keep in touch Jake. I love to read your stuff....Peter

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:49:00 PM
    wow, what a cool poem. those Indians can be very wise!!! I like how you emulated him.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/15/2013 1:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea. John Sherman started off by reading Ramana's words, but he has made the act far easier for me. Thank you so much for your comments, my friend...peter
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 10:03:00 PM
    Thought provoking, yet not mysteriously penned. We would all do well to practice self examination. Great writing, my friend... Let's keep in touch.... Jake

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/16/2013 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Jake, I appreciate your comments....Peter