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My Journey of Discovery

Updated on June 15, 2017
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Poetry is the food of the soul. It's my greatest contribution to the world and an area I can always grow.

I’ve walked blindly upon this pathway

An avenue without an identity

Or even a name

Only the footprints of those who have gone ahead

Marking the direction

Comfortable in my solitude

The silence remarkable and provoking

Offering precious moments of uncluttered thought

Meditative motion

Guided by an unseen hand


Faced with a choice that isn’t necessary

Yet sequentially essential

Such as the observative comparison

Of the simple act of walking

For without the previous step

Another cannot be accomplished

Progress comes to a hurried halt

And the fearful moments occur

When the body stumbles in place of the mind

Hindrances of the earthly world

They carry no weight nor impose any burden

This journey is only impeded by a lack of inclination

Choices that reside in the practice of free will

Some certain and others filled with mystery

This dreamlike state of forward motion

Transcendent, evincing an emotional response

Becoming lighter with every passing moment

Crossing celestial boundaries

Becoming one with the universe

Overwhelmed by the vastness

But without trepidation or anxiety

Instead I find a collective comfort in my surroundings

Traces of those who’ve walked before me

Evidenced by distant reflections of their auras

Surrounded by perfect love and perfect trust

The womb of life providing harmonious purification

A change in cerebration leads to a change in application

This rebirth, leading to a new awakening

My conscious awareness of the beauty found in everything


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    Ralph Schwartz 5 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Just an abstract of turning 50.......

  • threekeys profile image

    Threekeys 5 months ago from Australia

    Curious....what was the epiphany you had Ralph?

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    Harish Mamgain 5 months ago from India

    Fantastic poetry Ralph ! Yes, there is so much as heritage for us to learn and move on. The last line is the real essence and beauty of this poem. Enjoyed myself going through this lovely poem.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 5 months ago from Riga, Latvia

    Most wonderful poetry.

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    Threekeys 5 months ago from Australia

    Soft, soothing and surreal.