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The Occupation

The Occupation

Before all of this
before all of the universe
even before the super speck singularity
there existed Alpha and Omega
that is to say that,
there was only the very quiet and very still
infinite future of endless possibilities
existing everywhere and all at once 
a present unrealized and undefined
no beginning and no end
chaotic and void for lack of time
distance and instant undefined
somehow,
infinite possibility harmonized
infinite energy was realized
but it had no where to go
so it existed as a ball of light
that gathered infinite possibility
until it particalized and became
the very first instance of a present time
the very center of a future
was now defined

the particle converted to momentum
it's space conquered and defined
so the electric ball shrank down
to grab another piece of infinite possibility
the past the distance left behind

the momentum in the past now pressed on the future
points of time multiplied
until distance reached a size where
the infinite energy began to divide
into energies of different types
and the balls of light gathered together
to form molecules of all kinds
and great spheres of fusion
that could convert the balls into lines

and when all the conditions were just right
within the newly organized
infinite possibility time line
came the third day and
the first planet to come alive
and produce mass seeking mass
to energize and multiply
if life can only come from life
then the substance of the future
must be alive
and all that exists is but the gravity of thought
organized and placed within a line of time
his children are consciousness at liberty
as a race of beings we define
the line of time we occupy
the meek shall inherit the earth
and all things belong to the wise


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  1. Date: 1/14/2011 12:23:00 PM

    I am so happy to feel good enough to be reading poetry today. It was a pleasure to read your excellent write Mark. Love, Carol

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