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Balance
Riverwriter2

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You think it’s easy
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to turn your mind over and over until you can
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read what is written there
 3
to see the scars from the tattoos
 4
social imprints from a souls expressions
 5
you think it’s easy
 6
to separate the actions from the reactions
 7
until you can follow the road map of habits
 8
and trace the lines that fall off the map
 9
distancing yourself enough
 10
until you can pick up where they continued
 11
somewhere in the universe  -  outside your sphere
 12
You think it’s easy to spin your minds mass
 13
until it is clay
 14
to see a vision without a past
 15
to mold your thinking with your heart
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To paint your god within you
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You think it’s easy
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But you’ve never had to come back down to earth
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Like jesus
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To be with the people who had betrayed you
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And learn how to love them enough to expect nothing
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and accept what they had to give because it was the only way they knew how
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To meet them in the middle where they’re at
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and still identify with the light
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and not yet with the masses
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Until you’ve drunken the sweet wine until it made you bitter
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Then cleansed your body and your soul
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to find the salvation of one god in every scroll
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because it was within you and without you
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once you’d unraveled the lies you told
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yourself , a child you’d finally hold
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up high enough to learn to love
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enough to let go of the pain of the past
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break the bubble of  youths dark ignorance
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with baptism
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and allow your spirit
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to fly a pure metaphysical dove
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When you’ve fought all of your life to be an individual
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then learned that wisdom comes from teaching acceptance
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holiness from humility not judgment
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and just when you had given up on friends you reached out
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and found affinity with people who had all of the joy
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you had tried to give to others but you couldn’t give what they had never wanted
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and they laughed as if they knew you all along your crazy path
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and saw their beauty brighter than your hearts solemnity
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You think it’s easy to learn how to be a social animal at twenty
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and fight for community
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You think it’s easy
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to turn your mind over and over until you can
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read what is written there
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to see the scars from the tattoos
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social imprints from your culture
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and step outside of it’s thinking so that it does not define you
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you think it’s easy
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to absorb the perspective of other minds
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you cannot relate to, until you understand what motivates them
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and learn to love  that which you have loathed in ignorance
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to see the world through the eyes of others
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and the opposite side of your self
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and still be true to your soul
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to learn to do the things that have never made you curious
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to earn the secrets of a shape shifter
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identify with the contrasting details
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that beat to the rhythm of light vibration and ether
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in the universe
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until yin and yang blend into wholeness
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and your heart beats in balance
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6 Nov 05


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no!no!no! Be ruthless: cut/slash/edit. Mother of Mary, this is too long!
 — unknown

But what?? That's why I posted it.
 — Riverwriter2

Hey yea, ive read some of it...like the sentiments, balence etc...will come back to finnish reading and hopefully, absorbing. Very personal.
alllove
 — philosophile

unknown.  I am taking your advise. I thin this poem was truely pieces of many poems so I've take out much of it and left the philosophical stuff for this one.  Some of the the other personal bits I think are worthy of being bare bones for other poems. Thanks.  Thank you for your comment philosophile. Yes it is about balance, so I've changed the name. From Growth.
 — Riverwriter2

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