Eric Cockrell


Wind, Rain, And The Eyes! - Poem by Eric Cockrell

i went from the shadow of Jesus,
to Tao's uncarved block,
flowing with the water

for over a decade....
to the feet of Buddha,
awareness and universal compassion...

respect for all that lives.
each of them now a part of me,
of who i am and will be.....

but when i thought each the end,
my destination....
came a voice... Go further!

i went from virtue to evil,
to night needs day,
just as day needs night....

and still i was not finished.
i went from addiction to jail,
from jail to books....

each leaving a scar,
each feeding the fire!
i went from love to loss,

from family to old age...
and still i felt the hunger!
and now i've returned

to my primitive spirit,
i hear voices in the wind,
i make love to the rain!

from time to time....
seeing glimpses of God,
in the hungry eyes of children,

in the eyes of the oppressed....
in the eyes of the homeless,
in the eyes of dead bodies,

without home, naked and honest...
in the eyes....
wind, rain, and the eyes!

go further!


Comments about Wind, Rain, And The Eyes! by Eric Cockrell

  • (12/1/2011 10:13:00 PM)


    A beautiful fascinating unique poem. Sometimes I wonder if it is actually possible to be a Christian without embracing concepts of peace and good will to all men. Teachings central to Buddhism.
    Christ said my Kingdom is no part of this world, therefore a new world order and global domination, fostering exploitation famine wars; is no part of the Kingdom of God. The second greatest commandment is love thy neighbour as yourself, news flash, the entire world is our neighbor. Going to exciting new places, meeting exciting new people, and killing them is not loving your neighbour.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 1, 2011



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