Treasure Island

Mike Barrett

(June,1943 / Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)

On Life


How long
Has it been
Since you've sat
By yourself
Alone -,
Have emptied
Your head
Of your world
And its problems
And wondered
Who?
What?
Why?

Has never
This happened
to you -
When alone
You faced
The weight
Of these questions?

Agreed,
That it is easier
When they enter the mind,
To turn the thoughts,
To retreat and pretend
That these questions
Never arose -
But life
Has its ways
Of forcing their return
And
We cannot
Run away
From life
Forever.

We can
However surrender.

We can
However serve.

Surrender and serve.

The answer so simple.

The task so hard!


© M. Barrett – all rights reserved

Submitted: Sunday, November 10, 2013
Edited: Saturday, November 23, 2013

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A product of a contemplation in the early '80s. The thought contemplated was, how can one maximize his/her ability to contribute to the unfoldment of ITSELF to ITSELF. The answer is simple enough, surrender to the IT IS; serve the IT IS.

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