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The Actor

THE ACTOR He in his life had played so many parts Enriched them with beguiling vocal essence Those icons wrought: of such an incandescence They still excite a lifting of our hearts Yet with a sadness that he was beset Averring that, save characters deployed Down deep within lay nothing but a void That he was but a hollow marionette But there he had unwittingly perceived A fundamental truth of our true being We can assert a part in life decreeing We are not merely what is preconceived A character compelled by rods and strings Requires direction by a puppeteer He who plays a part may yet the drama steer Breath life into a role, and give it wings If given choice: to be of nature planned With form determined by another mind Or take multiple parts to be refined I choose the patterns drawn by my own hand The being that we are and give credential Is not a cast of clay manipulation But godlike spirit blessed to make creation A void with an unlimited potential

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Date: 5/29/2021 4:17:00 PM
what a wonderful message inside your poetry. WEll done, poet.
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 5/31/2021 1:33:00 PM
Thank you very much for your kind words, Andrea.
Date: 5/29/2021 11:15:00 AM
Geoffrey, A tacit voice found; and 'fundamental truth' in this poem The Actor. Told from one the puppeteer would leave whole, no longer bound by wire. -Richard
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 5/31/2021 1:32:00 PM
Thanks as always for your thoughtful observations, Richard.
Date: 5/20/2021 6:07:00 AM
You are your own poet Geoffrey and all the better for it. Another great write that for some reason best known to others is devoid of the recognition it deserves. Cheers - Gary
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 5/22/2021 6:46:00 AM
Gary, many thanks for your encouraging words - much appreciated.
Date: 5/16/2021 6:00:00 PM
Great spiritual truth, my friend. We are indeed totally free -- which means nothing in our environment is not of our own doing -- including our human form. We have the ability to willfully create by directing the powerful substance of Spirit-omnipotent. We can accomplish anything. Sadly, most of us spend our live just reacting to others trapped in habitual circumstances.
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 5/18/2021 1:27:00 AM
Joe, Thank you very much for your eloquent and understanding response - a confirmation that I have not been entirely obscure in my verses.