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"Conditions" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on September 24, 2015


At the earliest stage

Born unto fear; the unknown

Anew to this familiar experience

Welcoming; adjusting in tone

And man; it is all out in front of you

The scope, so large

Baffled by sheer possibility

Wonder... what a wonder it is that awaits

This package, this gift, this curse, this test, this life

Balancing temptation and salvation

Questioning authority as we try our damnedest to live without fault or guilt

Stumbling as we fall in love with goodness

For we believe we know what that just may be

The perception; maybe there is more to it than that in which we see, touch, smell, hear or taste

A sense of soul?

If lost, then it can be found

For if lost, then it once exist

Hope lay somewhere, outside the landscape

Outside the realm of possibilities

Where there can only be one

Truth; for all involved........

In this search, we, put to rest

In this search, we, with thoughts of a noble quest.......

And we feast, and we fight, and we devour, and we lie, and we kill, and we f**k and leave what lay there after, all of it to waste

All due to conditioning, this depraved, base, conditioning, this subversive, grinning, conditioning, this ignorant conditioning....

Shouting and rejoicing aloud....whispering evils, as we fall in love with goodness


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    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you RJ, it is good to know my thoughts are felt and understood by others; makes me further realize how my experiences are more than my own.


    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you very much Dana, I appreciate it.


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      Ralph Schwartz 

      3 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      Quite wonderful, I've read it again and again....and WOW, does it make sense if you've "been there"

    • Dana Tate profile image

      Dana Tate 

      3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Very insightful. I loved it!

    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      I agree Manatita, the soul seeks goodness; it's deception that alters many righteous paths; we are conditioned daily to follow the wrong ones.

      Thanks for the visit and kind words.


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      3 years ago from london

      Yes, Bro. It is the nature of the Soul and all we seek: Goodness. A very intelligent and lofty poem. Much Peace.

    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Christine, I'm glad you enjoyed it, hope the fall weather brings you good energy.


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      3 years ago

      Love it! read it once Eric, on a city bench, just as I got off the phone with a friend "Beep"! dot informed me of an e mail: Eric, a Hubber you are following (you know the rest... read it steadily all the way through. It's a lovely late Summer, early Autumn evebreaking in Southwestern MI good time for a reading from a Rhode Island Poet.



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