FEELING FREE: CHOOSING OUR LIVES, YOU & I

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We choose our lives, you and I,
Emerging as from the unknown.
    Yet functioning in our special world
        Requires a movement fully towards something
        Which, emerging from all the past patterns,
        Is captured by a moment, at a single sharp point.

Choosing our patterns, you and I,
Requires a trust in a movement true.
    Yet continuing within our special world
        Requires belief in a selfhood shaped by something
        Which, emerging from all the patterns of others
        Is captured by a moment, at a single sharp point.
 
I love our choices, you and I,
Present in the shape our working takes.
    Yet making known and unknown free in our special world
        Requires the patience to be shaped by something.
        Which, emerging from all that has ever been
        Is captured by a moment, at a single sharp point.

 

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David Scanlon – England – (1963 - )

Scanlon. D (2016) The Poet, The Prisoner and The Fool. The Foolish Poet Press, Wilmslow, England. FEELING FREE: CHOOSING OUR LIVES, YOU & I. Page Number 23.

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