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Comin Home... Thursday June 4, 2015

I’m sitting down by the roadside,
Watching life just pass me by,
Everybody is going somewhere,
Riding just as fast as they can ‘fly’.

I guess they’ve got a lot do,
Before they can rest assured,
That they can have their own life,
And they can never be ‘insured’.

For what is real and meaningful in life,
That sits inside of ‘you’,
They simply run and ‘buy’ that life,
And turn a deeper shade of blue.

How long have we been drifting,
Past all that matters in us?
How long could we have been sifting,
The good out from the pus?

How long have we been leaving,
All the hard stuff out till later?
How long can we go on,
Frustrated or in anger?

When are we going to be happy,
When are we going to be content?
When are we going to go inside,
And recognise what has been misspent?

Was it our treatment of another,
Was it our lack of discipline,
Was it how we treated our parents,
Or was it a more basic sin?

Or are we doing OK,
As we mature and catch some thoughts.
It’s the questions that really matter,
Not the parental and societal ‘oughts’.

The questions are all our own,
As we look and feel inside.
They are not the IQ answers,
That enable us to hide.

To hide from ourselves,
To hide from our peers,
To hide so much so often,
Until there are fearful tears.

So how can we look up now,
Far as our eyes can see.
To be all that we can,
And all we hope to be.

‘Cause, no matter how fast we run,
We can never seem to get away from ‘me’.
Don’t matter where we are, I can’t help feeling,
That we are just a day away, from where we wanna be.

So I’m comin home babe,
Like a river to the sea.
I’m now gonna go inside,
To find the real me.

I’m gonna drop this image,
And embrace vulnerability.
I’ll open up my heart,
To love and embrace me.

I’m comin home babe,
Like a river to the sea.
I’m now gonna go inside,
To find the real me.

Comin home,
River to sea
Go inside
To find me.

Home
‘Sea’
Inside
Me.

Les
A Moodscope member.



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Comments

Hopeful One Thu, Jun 4th 2015 @ 7:24am

Hi Les- simply brill ! You are so right. The seed of our 'happiness' lies within us not without.

Di Murphey Thu, Jun 4th 2015 @ 11:48am

Dearest Les ~
As one who has "hidden" most of her life, I find your poetry ringing loud chimes of beckoning. It asks me to follow the river to myself, to the sea inside. It is good. It is comforting. Thank you, from the sea inside me.
Lovingly,
Di

Anonymous Thu, Jun 4th 2015 @ 12:17pm

'So i'm comin home babe, like a river to the sea.....' And then you can ride the waves, Les. I haven't quite made it to the sea, but i can hear it. Be well and happy. susan xx

Anonymous Thu, Jun 4th 2015 @ 1:24pm

Les. Thank you for your poems the last two weeks - they have really spoken into my own heart and the dark place I have been recently. They give me hope and courage to keep going when it is so hard sometimes.

Anonymous Thu, Jun 4th 2015 @ 1:49pm

This is so lovely and encouraging that the real immortal diamond is and always has been within us all along

Anonymous Thu, Jun 4th 2015 @ 6:23pm

More gems of wisdom Les, thank-you - again! Have you ever thought of getting someone to set this to music?
Frankie

Anonymous Thu, Jun 4th 2015 @ 7:22pm

I've so enjoyed seeing your progress over the last months. Thanks for sharing it, love from the room above the garage x.

Les Thu, Jun 4th 2015 @ 7:23pm

Thanks.....

Les Thu, Jun 4th 2015 @ 7:24pm

Hi Di

Keep swimming into more 'open' waters..........

Les Thu, Jun 4th 2015 @ 7:27pm

Keep following that heartsound.........

Les Thu, Jun 4th 2015 @ 7:29pm

"He who hopes fares better than he who wishes, and he who wishes fares better than he who despairs." Moroccan Saying

Courage = wholehearted

Keep looking ahead........

Les Thu, Jun 4th 2015 @ 7:31pm

"Old Sioux Story"

The Creator gathered all of creation and said, "I want to hide something
from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization
that... they create their own reality."

The eagle said, "Give it to me, I will take it to the moon." The creator
said "No. One day they will go there and find it." The salmon said, "I
will hide it on the bottom of the ocean." "No. They will go there too."
The buffalo said, "I will bury it on the great plains." The creator
said, "They will cut into the skin of the earth and find it even there."

The Grandmother Mole, who lives in the breast of Mother Earth, and who
has no physical eyes but sees with spiritual eyes, said: "Put it inside
them."

And the Creator said, "It is done."

Les Thu, Jun 4th 2015 @ 7:33pm

Thanks Frankie

Happy for anyone to give it a go.

I had one put to music many years ago.......

Les Thu, Jun 4th 2015 @ 7:35pm

Hi RATG

Pleasure............

To be open and vulnerable is THE way to any sustainable happiness.....

Check out Brene Brown on TED Talks - Vulnerability ......FAB

Anonymous Fri, Jun 5th 2015 @ 12:16am

Hi Les

Nice words - When are we going to be happy, When are we going to be content?, When are we going to go inside, And recognise what has been misspent?,
Was it our treatment of another, Was it our lack of discipline,


I can only add that "we all have the right to be happy despite past mis-fortunes, the past does not control our future unless we let it" As soon as you honor the
present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. Thanks

Les Fri, Jun 5th 2015 @ 7:30am

Yup...........

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