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Author's Notes: "TO BE, TO FEEL, TO LOVE, TO LIVE, TO DIE" is a Didactic verse poem that I completed on August 29, 2015. This poem is a self-reflective verse write. With it, I wanted to put certain principal feelings, thoughts, and emotions into more of a dynamic perspective from philosophical and metaphysical aspects, and from how each of these infinitive verb statements delve into a further reflection of our individual inner psyche and touch on our respective connections to the spiritual world and our greater cosmic existence and destiny. I really enjoyed this particular write. It afforded me the distinct opportunity to consider the importance of these select feelings, thoughts, and emotions since they are central to all of us as human beings, and do play such a demonstrative role in who and what we are in our earthly existence, and their ultimate impact on us as we move on from this life one day and our soul beings transcend this mortal coil and become one with the unending ethereal and cosmic dimension. (Gary Bateman - September 20, 2015) (Didactic)   

Categories: courage, destiny, devotion, emotions, feelings, heaven, and hope.


TO BE is that existential moment that defines each of us on our
respective life paths as we each individually acknowledge the
reality of our human existence on this Earth. To be able to laugh
and cry, to think and wonder, to create and perpetuate, to read
and write—among many other human actions, helps to define
our human experience as we individually and collectively pursue
a philosophical and ethereal realization of our cosmic existence.

TO FEEL is a special characteristic that reflects the nature of
human compassion as it is often associated in consonance with
a genuine understanding of relationships and all-important human
interaction. To be able to feel something positive for someone
is a grand thing. It is certainly inherent in our human psyche as
we each reach out to one another in times of joy and sadness,
crisis and affirmation, and friendship and love.

TO LOVE is that most special emotion which has a tremendous
effect in covering the vast expanse of our daily human experience.
Love excites us and it can depress us. Love makes our blood boil
with passion and purpose. Love makes us happy and it can break
our hearts. Love is that special alchemic catalyst that transforms
us as we seek our respective destinies in search of that other one
person who loves us and opens our hearts and souls to Heavenly

TO LIVE is what we humans do on this wonderful planet that we 
inhabit—this Earth. Although we all live here in this everyday world,
there is for many people, little or no real understanding of the special
relationship to their Soul Body beyond the limitations of this certain
mortal coil. To live and to live well, one must show a capacity for
both empathy and compassion toward one’s fellow human beings.
Our days living here on this Earth but mark our mortal time which
will eventually run out for each one of us like grains of sand in a 
fabled Hourglass. Beyond our challenge to define ourselves in this
mortal plane, lies that divine and ethereal world of God as our souls
seek their place and destiny as they journey toward eternity. 

TO DIE is that special final moment that describes the action ending 
of our mortal existence on Earth as our individual souls seek to find
and fulfill their destiny with God Himself in the very outreaches of
His infinite kingdom of wonder, beauty, and divine glory. This whole
process gives each and every one of us the closure we need to break 
the earthly bounds that have defined and circumscribed our existence 
in this finite mortal world. This process is inevitable and is something
not to be feared, but to be understood and embraced as God helps 
each of us on our eventual spiritual journey along His footpaths to 
eternity and into the everlasting light. 

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved – August 29, 2015

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 10/19/2015 2:01:00 PM
A master piece of words, thought and beauty, Gary. The metaphysical and spiritual anointment that comes with this is alluring as well as informative. Awesome write Gary. It is a (7) for me. I Hope you both are doing well and Happy Halloween.....Sharon
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/20/2015 12:07:00 PM
Sharon, Again thanks for you wonderful note here and for the "seven"!! Yup, this one was heavy on the spiritual and metaphysical side. I always like to do these deep-think writes ever so often!! I hope all is well by you and that you're getting ready for Halloween!! BOO!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Gary
Date: 9/20/2015 3:15:00 PM
outstanding pen danced in the mind excellent write gary
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Gary Bateman
Date: 9/20/2015 3:16:00 PM
Glad you liked this one Liam Mate. A little write here to make all of us think a bit!! Cheers and Best . . . Gary
Date: 9/20/2015 11:35:00 AM
Hi G! A very beautiful inspiring powerful piece you've written here my dear friend Gary.Just awesome!Very beautifully painted.Great imagery!Excellent!Very important subjects to write about it for sure.Golden pen!A 7 + ! A fav.Sending love n' prayers to you and Ingrid.Take good care of each other now.All the best to you always,G! Wishing you a very lovely day! In His light!God bless you always!:) D.
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Date: 9/20/2015 3:04:00 PM
Hello D!! I just managed to just comment on a couple of your recent wonderful writes too this evening. Thanks for the 7+FAV!! -- and for taking the time on this intense philosophic and metaphysical read. This one is think-piece for sure and is not common fodder for most PS readers. But that's quite okay by me. This one will appear in my planned second book and is really meant in many ways to appeal to a certain mind set pertaining to philosophy and metaphysical empiricism. And so, with all of that said Dear One -- thanks again. And I will be in touch again soon. Dark Themes are planned for Halloween for sure!! Cheers and Best, "G"!!