A Poem by JohnCreekmore

Author: JohnCreekmore
Created: December 04, 2017 at 10:53 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: General/Other | General/Other | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4.5 Stars by 2 users with 2 comments and 51 views

A State of Mind  

Nothing is really desired
Save a state of mind.

Souls are sold and blood
Is shed for gold and ground
And glory,

But none of these things has
Any value of itself,

Only for the feelings men
Derive from them.

How ironic it is that these
Feelings were there within
From the start,

And required no manufacture,
Only recognition.

© JohnCreekmore - all rights reserved

Author Notes

I am the beginning and the end.

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December 08, 2017
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I see your name and..
I always want to read what your very unique mind is thinking, and how it translates onto the page! You always make me think... Thank you for this piece! Caroline

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December 05, 2017
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But beyond recognition...
it's how those feelings are viewed and interpreted. Like I can see a "bum" on the street and say that there but for the grace of God go I. Someone else may see the same man and view him as dirty, degenerate and despicable. So I think it goes beyond recognition to what is made personally of that recognition and that can be vastly different. For instance the competition for gold, ground and glory can lead to exploration, creativity and healthy competition. Or it can lead to war, subjugation, slavery, etc. So I see this as a fine poem but rather incomplete due to how the recognition plays out in each mind.


Thanks, Michael.  The point I was making is that love, joy and peace are already within us.  We don't need to do or have anything outwardly to get them, only go within and behold them.

 JohnCreekmore replied on December 05, 2017

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