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The breath of mystery

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The breath of mystery

The breath of mystery



To live on earth and never see

The breath of life’s sweet mystery

Is surely such a waste of life

It  makes one sad, and filled with strife



Beauty is to be admired

Yet many things that be desired

They do not have this quality

Mundane things be not for me!



I walk for miles amidst the trees

And let sweet nature shine in me

I love lakes and rivers too

These through my words I give to you.



When I’m old and bound to die

Let me beneath the blue skies lie

Then let this body join the Earth

As soul will seek another birth



When I come back, I yearn to be

A creature filled with mystery

Don’t bring me back a mundane fellow

Give me a life all sweet, and Mellow.



29  October 2013 @ 1420hrs.





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  1. Date: 10/31/2013 1:42:00 AM
    Hi Peter: Always enjoy your nature dreamings. Hope you are well, SuZ

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/31/2013 5:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much SuZ, I am glad that you like my verse...Peter
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 10:05:00 PM
    this is a wonderful poem showing your spiritual nature, Peter. What a sweet soul you are! Thanks for your comments and for being you. I love your attitude on death too.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/31/2013 5:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Andrea, so glad you like my poem, thank you for your wonderful comments...Peter
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 8:01:00 AM
    Great poem, Peter...You brought a smile....

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/30/2013 4:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Eileen...peter
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 6:38:00 AM
    Some wise philosopher said that the unexamined life is not worth living; this sprang to mind as I was reading this. Enjoyed very much, Peter :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/30/2013 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Archaic, That philosopher evidently knew what he was talking about. To look at oneself is a beautiful thing. I appreciate your comments my friend...Peter
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 6:30:00 AM
    And with new life at your command -- I pray you'll pass this way again - great writing, Peter.... sentiment for the ages.... Jake

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/30/2013 4:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jake, your comments are always so welcome...peter
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 5:44:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading this one today..Very expressive work about the simple pleasures of life..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/30/2013 4:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much sara, your comments make me feel good about my verse, I appreciate Peter
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 3:09:00 AM
    Another lovely write from you, Peter, thank you! Loved the title too.. our innate mystique stays intact Im sure.. its just that we are all so caught up with our everyday stuff.. reading a poem likes this makes one want to go back and claim whats lying dormant in us..

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/30/2013 4:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is the beauty of retirement Bindu, one can get in touch with the most important thing in life. Oh it is most definitely there, just has to be looked at in moments of silence...Thank you so much for all your lovely comments....peter
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 11:25:00 PM
    Love the whole poem. I especially loved the first stanza. It was a real gem.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/30/2013 4:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Jon, I appreciate your comments...peter