The Joy of Knowing by richard lynn livesay

Filed in Gather Writing Essential by on February 10, 2013 0 Comments



walked forlorn collecting tears

I walked alone hiding fears

Tears became the salty sea

Fears a part of you and me


saw sadness claim a humble life

Left alone a child and wife

Guilt crept into a heavy heart

Drugs and booze did their part


But then I felt the Spirit call

Understood, became enthralled

I was more than flesh and bone

Pointed toward my real home


It’s about helping out others

While here, sisters and brothers

Our Spiritual families are one

All in the same ship, same sun


Give and take of care and love

Not get and grab, push and shove

We’re here to learn and realize

Just who we are, not idolize


Responsible how we think and do

In material worlds, what we pursue

Loving money is a shallow grave

And changes how we behave


Get in touch with the other world

It’s your life that must unfurl

As peace and joy is at hand

Be your captain and understand


About the Author ()

RICHARD LYNN LIVESAY - Poet/Artist•Born 1943 Lubbock, Texas, lives in Greenville, SC• Education: U. of Ariz., Lubbock Christian College, Texas Tech U.• Careers: Art, Medical, Transportation, Entertainment• Curr

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