The Wise Old Man and the Lesser Mortals

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The deep and inner of self

Is the deep and inner of everything,

Of Everyone.

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One day

A child sat by the shore

To listen to the sea,

To the song of the mountains,

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To the Wise Old Man.

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“To know the unlimited,

Be free of the limited.”

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The child had mostly known

Through other’s eyes,

Through his own eyes,

How much he’s failed.

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Nothing could prove them,

Himself wrong

Even through his own eyes.

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“To see is to be blinded by colors;

Essence is visible only to the heart.”

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“To hear is to deafened by sounds;

God is heard only through silence.”

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The outer world that is all noise

Is quelled by the stillness

That is within.

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The still small voice,

Can you hear?

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Behind the veil.

I am a lesser mortal,

You are a greater one.

You are a lesser mortal,

I am a greater one.

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Lesser mortals we all seem.

The still small voice obscured,

Bound by the limited,

From touching the Unlimited.

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“Without trusting the Unknown,

Known and knower cannot be trusted.”

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The little child may someday know

The Unlimited that’s yet to know

With faith and innocence,

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An empty mind

Listens to the Wise Old Man.

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A sage appreciating proverbs,

A magi’s attentive ear

Bringing Joy.

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The child

Keeps in reverent company,

With lesser mortals

And each sacred moment

---The voice of the Wise Old Man.

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The child,

The lesser mortals

---imperfect earthbound selves,

The Wise Old Man,

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All

In you and me.

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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Great work here. Very enjoyable and meaningful.


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Quirinus 2 years ago from Sitting on the Rug Author

Hi Eric and thanks for the kind words from a great master! Glad to contribute to the Joy and meaning that is always overflowing in your world =)


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Well expressed and well done!

Nice and beautiful work. Thanks!


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Quirinus 2 years ago from Sitting on the Rug Author

Thanks for honoring the hub with your comments, Chitrangada, and welcome. I guess it's merely the beauty within you seeing what's outside as beautiful. Glad for the meeting of minds!

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