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Stopping the thoughts

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Stopping the thoughts


Stopping the thoughts

Have you ever stopped the mind?
Have you felt that blessed peace?
That oh so wondrous harmony
The sweetness of release
From all those things that bother you
The cause of all the din
Have you ever stopped the mind?
And looked so deep within.

The mind must always run the show
As round, and round it goes
Making such a great big deal
So noisy, as it grows
All filled with wants, and ifs, and buts
It speeds out of control
And at its worst could cause psychoses
And rob you of your soul.

But when you’ve stopped those blessed thoughts
For just a tiny while
That harmony will pour on in
Your heart will surely smile.
Try it for a while my friends
I bet your life will change
For this be when the light seeps in
And you’re life you’ll rearrange.

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  1. Date: 1/8/2014 6:29:00 PM
    I have done this many, many times before, Peter. And, I think it also helps to write about our feelings and just clear our minds. Poetry can be quite therapeutic at times! I like the positivity in this relaxing and peaceful poem. Well said, my friend!...Thank you so much for the great comments, as always.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/9/2014 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kelly, writing was the beginning of my cure, and meditating and self enquiry, ended my insanity. I appreciate your kindness in commenting, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 1/8/2014 1:49:00 PM
    I love this poem Peter, I also love the way your poetry is full of rhyme and flow. I enjoyed every bit of this one.......Roger

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/8/2014 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Roger, I love writing about these things, because they saved me from myself, and I see a lot of unhappy people out there who could benefit from looking within. I can only write in Rhyme and flow, it just comes naturally. I appreciate every one of your comments, my friend....peter