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Here's to John and Carla

Here’s to John and Carla

Here’s the story of John Sherman
He was born there, in New Jersey
In the year of forty two
A wild, wild man was he
Con man, thief and activist
He was chased by the FBI
He was on their top ten list
One day they caught this guy.

They placed him, when they caught him
In a high security jail
They considered him to be
A very dangerous male
He escaped their prison, twice did he
When they caught up with him
They kept him jailed for eighteen years
And made his life so grim.

One day the Buddhists came to visit
And then this man was hooked
His manner changed he grew real calm
As at himself he looked
He delved down to his deepest depths
And experienced a thing
That gave him peace, and harmony
And made his whole world sing.

Just like everything in life
His peace it did not last
His mind went kind of crazy then
And his misery was vast
And so he turned to Ramana
A saint from India
As he asked the question ‘Am I here’?
Something within did stir.

His world became a heaven then
He’d learned the truth at last
He conquered all his fear of life
And the sweetness it was vast
When they let him out of Jail
He married his sweet wife
And he and Carla ran a site
To help folk through their strife.

They run a site called ‘Just one look’
Where they teach many folk
How to rid their lives of fear
And though he’s always broke
He and his wife do carry on
Trying to help folk, in their plight
As they too look within their depths
And find themselves that light

They have worked with many folk
And lot do claim success
As they ask the question ‘Am I here’
And many can attest
That they now live all free of fear 
And as his work goes on
So many will agree with them
When all their fears are gone.

I speak from my own story
When I tell this thing to you
If you do suffer misery
Then here’s the thing to do
Get in touch with John, and Carla
And let them take you to
A space where fear does not exist
It works I’m telling you.

13 February 2014 @ 0955hrs.













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  1. Date: 2/13/2014 4:39:00 AM
    - Beautifully written about John & Carla, Peter !!! - sounds like the "world's best" and much love :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/13/2014 4:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much anne-Lise, for your kind comments. As always they are appreciated....peter
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 11:06:00 PM
    Very good write my dear, they are wonderful helpful people and you have described them so well and true......luv.....Ve xx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/13/2014 4:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my Darling. Only you can know what a great change these two brought to our lives, after all those years of counselling....peterxxxxx
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 9:30:00 PM
    This write speaks volumes my friend! I really enjoyed reading this illustrious poem here this evening! You have delved into a great philosophical and religious territory Peter! What a enchanting piece, Great Work!!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/13/2014 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Russel. these two people gave me my life back after thirty years of PTSD. So I feel that I owe it to them to spread there names about. I appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 9:24:00 PM
    Never heard of them, but you apparently described them in decent detail with this fine write.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/13/2014 3:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Robert. I came back from Vietnam to be hit by PTSD. I tried everything to get over it, and couldn't, until I found John and Carla's site. Practicing their simple action made me the happiest man in the world. I feel that I have to tell others about them. I appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 8:51:00 PM
    Dear Peter: Good read. Thanks. Leon

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/13/2014 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Liam. I appreciate this....peter