what would it be like?

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what would it be like?

Postby dermot » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:24 pm

To live, and not seek to understand
to exist, unknown to those you love
to wander aimlessly where others already have

would it be ok?

to have fear as a constant reminder of loss
to focus only on the thin white line
to shelter from the sun
to fall within your own sight

would this still be ok?

to choose silence in the face of injustice
to pretend to not see, hear, or understand
to grow cold alone
to grow old

to use words to silence
to tempt time with rhyme
to cry silently and in vain
when all there is - is pain

what would that be like?
tell me, while you can
and while i can hear you.
d.
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Re: what would it be like?

Postby Sabina » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:33 pm

Dermot,

Did you write this? I mean, are they your words?

I also noticed your lazy mood. :)
What impeccable timing, as I just added a new topic on laziness... ;0)

What would it be like to be all that and then some...
I cannot really imagine, but I can try.
It would be depressing, at the very least.... what would be the point then?

Already the beginning alone is sufficient material for a decent depression:
    To live, and not seek to understand
    to exist, unknown to those you love
    to wander aimlessly where others already have
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Re: what would it be like?

Postby dermot » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:44 pm

Dear Sabina.......

im soo lazy......that i couldnt be ars.. changing my 'mood' to reflect tonights...which would probably be tired / inspired, mainly...tired!

Yes i have to take responsibility for those words, they just came into my head for no good reason, and i parted company with them by putting them on here....also for no good reason!

Many people do wander the globe aimlessly though dont they......?

'the unexamined life......etc.
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Postby mirjana » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:53 pm

There are few poems in this one, according to my feelings...the way we react to things, fear of losing, the right to be true toward self at any cost...
For me the state of mind and heart when I write things like that is not when I am depressive, but more aware about the true face of many things around me, and then, in one moment having an inner talk with myself about the compromises.
Whatever is your reason Dermot, I like very much your words and feel them deeply.
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Re: what would it be like?

Postby Sabina » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:55 pm

Yes Dermot, many people wander aimlessly... I am trying to get used to that idea, over and over again. I discover that some/many people are that way and amazingly enough, they seem ok with it too, and then I forget it... probably because I don't want it to be that way. Also because I distance myself from it. But I am getting better at keeping it on my mind, I think...
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Re: what would it be like?

Postby dermot » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:58 pm

I agree Mirjana, its when awareness is dulled and we dont see whats around us that we are in danger.
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Re: what would it be like?

Postby dermot » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:03 pm

I dont know about you Sabina, but it does me no good to realise just how many people are content to live (?) like that.

It takes an 'eyes wide open' attitude to wander with a spirit of adventure in the midst of the mundane.
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Re: what would it be like?

Postby Sabina » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:19 pm

What other way is there?
I just thought that the circle of re-discovery doesn't make sense... Each time I realize/remember that fact, I get frustrated like it's the first time. Doesn't it make more sense to instead keep this fact in mind and not forget?
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Re: what would it be like?

Postby mirjana » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:06 am

dermot wrote:I dont know about you Sabina, but it does me no good to realise just how many people are content to live (?) like that.

It takes an 'eyes wide open' attitude to wander with a spirit of adventure in the midst of the mundane.

sabina wrote:What other way is there?
I just thought that the circle of re-discovery doesn't make sense... Each time I realize/remember that fact, I get frustrated like it's the first time. Doesn't it make more sense to instead keep this fact in mind and not forget?

Don't we talk about the paths of awareness? It is not an easy path and it is inevitably connected with pain, delusion...Therefore art, poems, books, paintings, movies, spiritual talks...so that we can transcend such state of soul on the path of understanding things why they are like they are and to find the best way to live with them. With creativity, teaching, learning...everything serves.

PS: I read your poem again. I love it! And it motivates me. Whatever state of mind/soul you were during writing it, it has brought serenity to me, confirmation of many of mine and a kind of peace and joy because of one new sign about the beauty of kindred souls.
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Re: what would it be like?

Postby dermot » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:53 pm

Mirjana, i would say i was in a relaxed state of mind writing that...the words just came.

Earlier while driving i had one of those Eureka moments when silly inconsequential concerns floated away and real perspective arrived......peace of mind!

Im glad you enjoyed it! =0D
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