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Guilt And Shame

GUILT AND SHAME

No one is judging
You imagined the whole think
And you are the judge

Polling Day

POLLING DAY

You always did your best
From your own point of view
And who am I to judge
Beyond my point of view?

Margaret III

MARGARET III

Someone once
(pontificating)
Announced that all my poems
Were merely songs

But then
She was ridden by demons so I
(mostly)
forgave her

Observations

OBSERVATIONS

No me to be right
Likewise no me to be wrong
What we encounter
Is what we see it to be
The observer no less so

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“The world is an illusion; it has no real existence. And this is what is meant by ‘imagination’ (khayāl). For you just imagine that it (i.e. the world) is an autonomous reality quite different from and independent of the Absolute Reality, while in truth it is nothing of the sort. Know that you yourself are an imagination. And everything that you perceive and say to yourself, ‘this is not me’ is also an imagination. So that the whole world of existence is imagination within imagination.”

– Ibn Arabi.

Making A Difference

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

If you must differentiate
Try to do so horizontally
Rather than vertically

Oh God!

OH GOD!

On the one hand – God
On the other – Religion
While in the between
Lie didactic certainty
And much misunderstanding

A Judgement On Judgement

A JUDGEMENT ON JUDGEMENT

What shall we make of our life?

A worldwide sightseeing tour
Or else a fault-finding mission?

For we shall never find a fault
Beyond those t’was we defined?

Just Saying

JUST SAYING

Stupidity is an involuntary lack of vision.
Of course the same is true of blindness.

We have compassion for folk who are blind
but not so much for those who are stupid.

We switch from physiological to metaphorical
and get our (metaphorical) knickers in a twist.

These stupid, irritating folk have a vision too.
But it’s wrong. – Why? – Because it isn’t ours.

Unyearning

UNYEARNING

Seeing, listening
The rest is superfluous
Seeing, listening
Imaginary judges
Responsible for them all

The Grade

THE GRADE

What they see as amiss
Is actually in their own eyes

For it is they who decide
That we do not make the grade

And we who no longer
Give them that right

We know where we succeed or fail
And the standards are none of their making

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