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

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You Who Seek To Know Me

You who seek to know me
Don't look far,
I am not far.

You who seek to know me
Don't look deep
For I am shallow.

You who seek to know me
Don't trace out labyrinths,
For I am a simple path.

You who seek to know me
Know thy highest self -
It's there, it's then we'll meet!


© M. Barrett – all rights reserved

Submitted: Monday, November 18, 2013
Edited: Saturday, November 23, 2013


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Written in the early 2000's.

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  • Mike Barrett (1/4/2014 10:45:00 AM)

    Veeraiyah, thanks for you comments. It's a pleasure for me to be to be of spiritual service to others who appreciate God's/Its love, wisdom and beauty.

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  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (1/3/2014 9:23:00 PM)

    though the poem seems to be simple, it is full of deep time tested concepts..I like not only this poem, but many of your lovely poems..Thank you for sharing, Mike Barrett..

  • * Sunprincess * (12/30/2013 4:44:00 PM)

    .........these are words of wisdom...enjoyed...

  • Heather Wilkins (11/26/2013 7:42:00 PM)

    nice poem Mike, enjoyed the read

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