About the Poetry

All of the poems in this blog are spirit-inspired. Every word came to me each day for a full year while in deep meditation. I simply wrote what I heard onto a pad of paper in my lap with eyes closed – meaningful, multi-stanza verses in mere minutes. I was unaware of each poem’s theme until I transcribed it later word for word. Each day brought new and wondrous discoveries about the world beyond our five physical senses, incredible wisdom, and messages of hope which I share with you in this blog. The last poems received are displayed below on this page, but the entire collection of 365+ poems are archived here in the left-hand column. You can search by topic or keyword using the search box in the upper left corner. May you find among them just the right message which speaks to your heart.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Poem #87 - Like Candies in a Jar

Blessed are the children
For wrong-thinking they have not.
They don’t spend their moments
Criticizing every thought.

It’s only as they grow and age
That they do learn to think.
And with each false belief they learn
The further they do sink.

Different cultures, different norms exist
Yet inside all are one.
So why so many differences
When the day is done?

You are a product of your thoughts.
Beliefs they shape your actions.
And it’s these same beliefs and thoughts
That divide you into factions.

Culture is a good thing.
It provides you with a root.
But when others you look down upon
The culture becomes moot.

For all is one, at heart the same.
When group norms you do remove.
It’s easier to learn to love
When you’ve nothing left to prove.

“My country’s best”, “Your ways are wrong,”
These thoughts they do divide.
They separate and obfuscate
The essence that’s inside.

There’s nothing wrong with thinking
Your group it is the best
Except that it does separate
Your group from all the rest.

Appreciate your differences
They make you who you are.
But you are all like candies
Fit inside a giant jar.

Each is slightly different in appearance
Called by a different name.
Each one a different color
Yet inside all are the same.

Appreciate the differences
But love your neighbor too.
For at the very heart of him
He is the same as you.

1 comment:

  1. The simile comparing humans to "candy in a jar" is truly a fun and unique way to convey the message of "oneness." Thank you, Council of Poets, and thank you, Suzanne, for this lovely poem with its profound message for each of us.

    "Appreciate the differences but love your neighbor too."