Treasure Island

Lora Colon

(26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Do Not Disturb


So many people come to my door
Telling me how I should live;
Vote this way...go to that church...
Free advice - they've so much to give!

Delusional fools - let me lift the veil,
Let the light rush through the door
Of the prison your ideals have placed you in....
You..... and so many more!

Well, I've been to the tower, shackled to lies,
Anointed with the oil of deceit;
And Truth was there with me all the while,
Curled in a ball at my feet

It cried 'Unfold me, pick me up, hold me,
I'm the key to freeing your mind; '
I heeded the voice, then ran from my cell,
Deceit and lies staying behind

Then I saw life as it really is.....
Random happiness and random grief;
We give and we take, we make mistakes,
And in love we find relief

The time has come to quit wondering,
I don't ask why anymore;
For those ideologues peddling their folly,
I've hung 'Do Not Disturb' on my door!

Submitted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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  • Mehri Mehraban (11/17/2013 8:58:00 AM)

    A great poem and well written, however, i believe we should have a clear definition for love.
    Really what is love? We often mistake it with our needs. You say in love we find relief.
    Every time we fall in love, we think we find relief, but most of them have deadline begin with emotion and
    End by hate or fall into a habit. Your poem recalls so many question about love in my mind! (Report) Reply

  • John Brown (10/31/2013 4:07:00 AM)

    Good one Lora. In my opinion the best advice you can give to anyone is, 'Be Yourself' (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/31/2013 3:38:00 AM)

    Advice is all we get so free
    But few with us walk the talk
    True wisdom we must search and find
    Find the key and open the golden inner lock....

    (anointed with the oil of deceit - wonderful sentence. You can watch Sadhguru Jaggi on youtube for a different perspective on life - logical and illogical) (Report) Reply

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