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Transition

Be not so quick to relegate
A tired existence to the ledge
Off onto the mind’s very edge
Where darkness and madness meld
To a new form of insanity.
What is it you seek out there?
Reason? Solace? Rationale?
Justifiable cause, for the thin sliver
Of your minor existence, in a crowd
Of seven billion jostling souls?
You who are plugged into the Matrix,
Retract your mind,
You alone are powerful.
Better to seek your freedom, than to
Focus your energies on discovering
Your lonely self to be utterly dependent
On the custom of the indifferent
For the self-validation of a reality
That should be your own, but isn’t
Because you never even knew
When you gave it away.
That lack of control is your own fault.
Your cross to bear, for all the times
You – hurt, torn, beaten, cursed – suffered,
Under the yolk of those who you empowered
To be the masters of your happiness.
Nothing, you say?
You granted that wish long ago
When you gave yourself into
Slavery; trudging after that elusive sense
Of self-worth, that follows you
If you would but turn around to see it.
Instead, choose to be something
Independent of the lives around you
Certain of your own destiny
Creator of your own fate.
And then maybe you will see
The worth of people around you change
To reflect your own transition
Into a being higher than they
Cloaked in humility
Lighter than darkness.

Β 

Β© Ruth P. – 2016

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10 thoughts on “Transition

  1. I really like those lines.

    “choose to be something
    Independent of the lives around you

    Creator of your own fate.”

    Emancipating from common bias of perception is indeed the first step to becoming your own self.

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    1. I’m glad you think so too. I’ve often explained these things to people, but I am glad I was finally able to put these thoughts into a poetic form.
      Thank you for writing in and for your commendations! πŸ™‚

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  2. “And then maybe you will see
    The worth of people around you change
    To reflect your own transition
    Into a being higher than they
    Cloaked in humility
    Lighter than darkness.”

    This is what I struggle with. I’m not higher than anyone and even if I was would humility not be cast aside? Maybe its too early in the morning for my mind to comprehend. Am I interpreting this right?

    Deep deep thoughts here though…how is this cycle broken?

    “You granted that wish long ago
    When you gave yourself into
    Slavery; trudging after that elusive sense
    Of self-worth, that follows you”

    I do feel better this morning though…tempted to delete those whiny posts of mine lol.

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    1. Actually, I can only hope I am reading where you stand correctly. Matt, when I said, ‘higher than they’, I meant as a better person, to be the better man in the face of what you face from others and your own struggles. I do not believe being a good person would mean casting aside humility. In fact it would be reinforced.

      The cycle of slavery versus self-worth? Not easily, that’s for sure. But that doesn’t mean its impossible. There is a point where everyone realizes they deserve better than the place where they are. Some become violent at that realization. Others fall into despair, which is even worse. But some few of us can rise above all of that and take those first steps towards accepting that who they are individuals matters.

      But then again, if it does not matter to them first, it won’t make any difference. What really makes all the difference is self-realization. It is empowering, but it can’t be forced.

      I am glad to hear that you’re doing better πŸ™‚ Leave those posts up though; they’re a good reminder, if you’d ever need them to tell yourself where not to return to.

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