Göran Gustafsson

Beyond Belief

I am hanging in the balance
At a place we call mankind
Between the wisdom of the heart
And the reason of my mind

A cross is here for me to carry
The thorns for me prescribed
And every nail that pierce my hand
Has life's reality inscribed

I bow my head in humble prayer
My burdens won't get worse
But to every gift from heaven
The devil adds his curse

I sail through troubled waters
In a faint and fading light
And the beacons they are few
In the dark and empty night

I knock upon that door within
And try to find myself
To bring out that which saves me
And gives wholeness to my Self

For every autumn leaf that falls
A new life starts to climb
For every mind that dies to Self
The Kingdom's bells will chime

Copyright © 2009 Göran Gustafsson. All rights reserved

Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 26, 2009
Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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  • Ivor Hogg (6/23/2010 4:32:00 PM)

    you have it right my friend. despite joys and failures we are all trudging the same road to the same destination

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  • Denise Bekker ~* The Sound *~ (6/13/2010 10:46:00 AM)

    Oh Wow! Ioved it. The wording was brilliant. Excellent: D

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (2/28/2010 1:58:00 PM)

    Wonderfully written my friend with a flow that is fantastic.

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  • Deodath Debideen (11/21/2009 4:08:00 PM)

    Very similar to my style. And very profound expression.

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  • Patrick McFarland (6/22/2009 7:45:00 AM)

    In this poem, you have captured mankind's ultimate quest, the search for himself. Very nice work Goran.

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  • Julius Luke Victorio (6/19/2009 6:33:00 AM)

    This poem seems sooo familiar to me
    Like I'm experiencing 'de-ja-vu'
    But then again it could be just nothing
    Or maybe it could be true

    I loved the poem, it's really great
    a 10+ out of 10 is what I state

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  • Andrew BlakemoreAndrew Blakemore (5/9/2009 3:30:00 AM)

    A wonderful and inspiring poem Goran, a pleasure to read. Best wishes, Andrew

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  • Mel Vincent Basconcillo (5/8/2009 2:19:00 AM)

    this is provocative and very intuitive..it leaves the reader to ponder..well done!

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  • Omar Ibrahim (5/3/2009 3:57:00 AM)

    i like your way of expressing what you feel.awesome! !

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  • Elaine Oxamendi Vicet (4/26/2009 3:26:00 PM)

    The choirs of angels certainly have sung. Great write.
    E

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  • Linda WinchellLinda Winchell (4/26/2009 1:29:00 PM)

    I as others await the ringing of the bells! God is pleased with this poem as well as I am that read it. God Be With You! Linda

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  • Fiona Davidson (4/26/2009 1:18:00 PM)

    Excellent write Goran....10+++

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