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Contemplation

(My only published poem)

When quiet moments finally overtake

The harshness of the day and

Moonbeams replace traffic lights,

I ask myself:

Who am I?

Why am I here?

Shouldn’t I be doing something?

As day after day races past me

And my life flees like a rabbit

Freed from its cage, I wonder:

What is worthy of my time?

I seem to have so little.

What do I value?

What thief steals in the night

My richest treasure? My life!

And another day dawns

And off I race.

I sit and write checks to pay for

Services and goods already received, 

But then halt because

Although the bills flow like the

Incoming tide, the numbers in my

Little checkbook deplete.

I wonder if I am just a lost soul.

The world around me slumbers as

I lie awake still watching the night lights 

Reflecting on the pond outside my window 

And dream of a gentler way;

A world where

Human life has value and joy.

And so I reach deeply within,

To that place where infinite wisdom resides, 

to ask,

“Father/Mother, Creator and Source 

of all life and intelligence, 

Tell me, I pray, how do I live wisely and usefully 

That I may not reach the end of my days 

In regret and shame? 

For I fear that is where my life is going.”

As I lie there in silence, 

I can feel the gentle breeze 

From the wings of the angels 

That watch over me. 

Soft voices in the stillness of my mind 

Speaking words of love and encouragement.

YOU MUST MASTER YOUR OWN MIND. 

THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT 

FOR YOU TO DO HERE.

“How do I do that?” I ask.

“LIVE FROM A PLACE OF

WISDOM, TRUST AND LOVE.

BANISH FEAR.

LET EVERY MOTIVE BE UNITY

WITH YOUR SOURCE AND ALL LIFE.

NOTHING LESS IS WORTHY OF A SOUL.”

“And how do I start?”

“BEGIN NOW. 

LISTEN AND LEARN IN SILENCE,

BUILD CHARACTER IN THE 

STREAM OF LIFE 

WHERE YOU CAN FACE

YOUR OWN FOOLISHNESS

DISGUISED AS ANOTHER’S DEEDS.

LEARN TO BE LOVE IN ACTION.”

“Wow,” thought I. 

“Answers from angels; wisdom on wings. 

I shall write of love and life and purpose. 

I shall know where I am going and why! 

Ah, Merciful Divine Father/Mother, teach me 

To live love. I am ready.”

Here is the wisdom that flowed from heaven 

to this humble man…

PRAISE HEAVEN AND EARTH

AND ALL THEREIN.

WE NEED TO BE SAVED…

FROM OUR OWN FEARS 

AND NOTHING ELSE!

WE NEED ONLY TWO TOOLS

FOR COMPLETE SUCCESS…

A LOVING HEART AND A

PEACEFUL, WILLING MIND.

~ from The Mystical Secrets of Life

by Todd Puntolillo