OF CONTEMPLATIVE ESSENCE
As said by the wise ones, wisdom dwells
In contemplation; there we must seek her.
So it is with the musing mind; always seeking
To nourish itself with seeds of guiding wisdom:-
Thus, so it is and must always be when we feed
On thoughts of creation, us, heaven, hell, and earth;
What we think and hope for cannot be divorced
From time and place in ourstory and culture.
Our reality here is not of heaven but of earth’s hell
And our freedom and liberation must be viewed so.
Indeed, heaven is beyond time and space—beyond
Time and history—we are not.
We are fixed in a definite time, history, and culture
As earthy beings and cannot divorce ourselves from
These realities; for perception, rather than conception,
Is the human clue to all our real-life realities.
Liberation never has been nor should ever be allowed
To be a mere fusing concept—an ideology—rather, it is
And always has been, a well-strategized perceived process:
Fought for and won. Indeed, to be or not to be, it can never
Be a question of; on the contrary, it’s always an answered reality.
Copyright © Millard Lowe | Year Posted 2022
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