Eric Cockrell

The Poetic Experience - Poem by Eric Cockrell

writing for me is like hammering
a nail... you keep pounding till
it's driven. what i have tried
to do, in collusion with others,
is to amass a body of work that
celebrates the human in human
beings... with all its pain,
suffering, turmoil, and all the
trials, the human experience is
still the eternal experience...
the only hope for humanity to
survive lies in turning inward.
until we know ourselves, we can
never have the god experience,
and can never truly interact with
others, can never even see others,
much less know them! we are mere
reflections of each other, mere
reflections of god... the sameness
that lies below our differences
is both deep, and wide!

Comments about The Poetic Experience by Eric Cockrell

  • (4/12/2012 4:51:00 PM)

    A great poem, we all need some kind of faith in our lives. a great poem (Report) Reply

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  • (4/12/2012 1:19:00 PM)

    I really like this one very much. (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2012 7:53:00 AM)

    What a poem! Eric, you are right. Without the faith in God, we, human, could not have survived this far! Our Gods are our strength and let us use that strength to strengthen our tie of humanity! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 12, 2012

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