i know you think you know you
i thought i knew me too
then i met "we" sitting here
and found it wasn't true.
what i knew i only learned
from others who'd been burned.
they thought that i as well
should join in their concern.
i did because i was so sure,
and i wanted to be as pure
as possible, but i wasn't strong
i was always too demure.
i have my wings now friend
and my heart is on the mend
i trust my mind, i will always be
true to myself to the end.
for you see i had to go
down that familiar road you know
leads to joy, hurt, love, even loss
yet it taught me how to grow.
so i saw my self sitting next to me
i said, "tell me how to be as free
as my mind says i am, and why do i frown?"
i was hoping we could agree.
then self said to me so clearly
that i knew i was taken sincerely,
"you are we, we are one, you've nothing to fear
and i love you oh so dearly."
know thy "self" as the one
be it christ, buddha, allah, or sun
love thy god, love thy neighbor, love thy self,
you are good... so have thyself some fun.
no need to break man's many rules,
just don't follow any of the fools.
remember free is what we came here for
so give yourself and then offer your tools.
freedom from ego is why
you can't wait till "the sweet by and by."
i know that i can know myself now
and i can know "we" before i die.
life is really good my friend
so you are free to buck the trend
and live your freedom right here, right now
and maybe this world will never end.
-- copyright: jeff baker
for my dear reader friends: i write all poetry posts in lower case, no offense intended to deity. i have my rather elegantly understated-i'm screaming-no offense-type style of expression and i like it but i am always respectful. may i also remind you that as i state throughout my blog, for me the christ is my self, but my audience is as diverse as those that he chose to be with, in his day. from my readings in this wholly accepting blogging community i find my self becoming immersed in, i have learned even more about the many versions of the true self that exist around the world. i respect and honor each of them -- for they have gone out of their way to respect and honor me. remember, there is no them; whether you believe it or not we are one. god is one. we are one. so it is. one. one hope. one world... without end.
one peace. one love. one thought: namaste'. (look it up) -- jb