The World keeps Turning


Do you change your mind?

Or do you stay the same?

When your arrogance fails

And your vanity remains

Are you quick to point the finger?

When a misunderstanding takes place

Are you prone to have an argument?

As you get up into their face?

Are you thoughtful of an opposing opinion?

Another point of view?

It’s not about proving who’s right

It’s not all about you

We are not the center of the universes

No matter how much we want to be

The world keeps turning

Learn to get along with those whom you disagree

DCG

We Must Follow our own Lead


Routines are healthy

But if you are caught in an unhealthy routine

The delivery from your situation

May be hidden and unforeseen

Don’t expect others to help you

Your loved ones may not know

The disparity in your life

Is something we often will never show

Recognition is crucial

The self-aware will trip over the pain

Not just once

But again and again

If we pay attention

In order for us to succeed

We must follow this simple rule

We must follow our own lead

DCG

I Heard it from the Dali Lama


I heard it from the Dali Lama

It was also JC that said

For those that do you wrong

Return with goodness and love instead

We do not have to agree with others

We may have a different point of view

But we should not personalize emotional attacks

It is this animus we must see through

If you shine light on any darkness

You may be surprised at what you see

We must rise above our own egos

Respond with kindness to truly be free

Change a mind with kindness

You will work good deeds in belief

Change a heart with kindness

You will forever cast away any opportunity of grief

DCG

Sedition from Bondage


The key of captivity

Lies in the ability of the mind

Break the cycle of learned helplessness

Your freedom you will find

The fundamentals of illusion

Breed attachment and pain

When trapped in the problem

The solution we search for is in vain

Become the escape artist

Study the trap you are in

Visualize the possibilities

Become the Houdini and begin

The levels and degrees of servitude

We levy or subjugate

We mold our reality

Much of what we create

What is the sound of one hand clapping?

Teacher enticing student to see

Constructs in our minds

Can also be just folly

The statement below is false

The statement above is true

A liars paradox

Another Waterloo

The duck or the rabbit?

Wittgenstein would ask

Which will give way?

Which one will last?

The Zen koan, the Greek paradox, and Wittgenstein

All demonstrate a vantage point to see

Problems of human reasoning

All contingent on how we will be

DCG

Almost died the night before


Almost died the night before

Tears were in my eyes

Woke up to my surprise

No longer can I hide from the night before

Invest in yourself

Funny how things turn out

A person takes stock in themselves

Creates opportunity no doubt

Yet we must grant forgiveness to ourselves

Mortality

A curious thing

Brings us face to face with our morality

And what we bring

Almost died the night before

Tears were in my eyes

Woke up to my surprise

No longer can I hide from the night before

What is befitting?

I cannot say

But we can change

If I wake to see a new day

Older person says

Take nothing for granted

The experience of a fate

A reality check for the enchanted

Fear not but act

Clarify the essence

Clear out what has no use

Strengthen the convalescence

DCG

Police Car One-Zero-Nine


Message in a bottle

Sending out an SOS

Perplexity for Felix

His identity has become detached

Aligning himself with poor choices

Police car one-zero-nine now dispatched

Pent up feelings

Will never cease to rest

Boiling water turns to steam

The heat will burn when this vapor is expressed

Ticking time bomb

The clock tick’s away

Part of the human condition

Tick-Tock; what more do I need to say?

Our capacity for emotion

Great love or great hate

The worst kind of human experience

Apathy eradicates human fate

Both the heart and mind must guide you

Especially of what you feel

The wisdom of this harmony

Is precisely in its appeal


DCG

The Human Condition


 

To the mind’s eye, I give myself

No one to fear, but the fear itself

For truly one has the power to heal

In as much as we have a soul to steal

The problem of life

Is for all to live

Questions and answers

‘Tis our nature to give

A meaning we give

The meaning we forsake

Responsibility for this

We seldom take

Cast alone – afraid

Together – we ease

Believing one another

Can cloud our relieve

Mistakes we will make

A destiny we will feel

Some outright and free

Some alone –

Deplorable and concealed

Yet widen this scope

An encompassing zeal

To find hidden truths

In ourselves –

cognition’s of appeals

DCG

written 12/21/1995
12:33am