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Just As It Is

Why do we grasp, always grasping?
The never ending need to explain
To examine, to hold onto, to possess

A mystery enters us, we suddenly see
But we are never satisfied,
We need to hold it, own it

When it leave's we talk about it
Tell others, describe, explain, analyze

Why can we not let it be what it is
Even become that which it is
But the self is too strong for that

If we let go, relinquish to it
Then there is no person experiencing
No person to grasp or own
And no person to try to explain

Becoming the beauty in a sunset
The fading hues of creation
Will never be the same 
As showing you a picture

I truly want you to see the sunset...


Copyright © Stephen Allen | Year Posted 2016

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