knowledge

One-Third of the Battle

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Poems.

They say that knowing is half the battle. However, there is a difference between knowing and understanding. You may know something and believe that you understand it, because the language used in the expression of that knowing seems simple enough--appearing to be an easy concept to grasp, or having a familiarity to common sense. Then, a happening in life proves that knowing to be true, to its depths. Through that, you notice this entire time that you only knew--you did not understand--but have come to realize that now you do understand. Conclusively, knowing is only one-third the battle. First, you must know; second, you must understand; third, and foremost, you can act purely.

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Revelation

How dark will it be when it dawns on us

That there is no one left who's right?

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Believing

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Positive Thought

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23 POEMS OF BELIEVING


-saiom shriver-

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ARK OF THE COVENANT

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The eternal truth
of the Covenant's Ark
... and of the promise
of God's rainbow arc
is that all beings
are always
within God's Ark

Human eyes
.. transmit lies
.. for they fracture
the oneness
into little bits
and cannot see
the higher
frequencies
.. that as bodies
leave
amd many believe

.. others with
certainty know

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BELLIES OF OCTOPI

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"My ashes shall occupy
the bellies of octopi.
My aging brings
senility
and its even
more evil
twin sterility.
Declines my body's
utility.
All is futility"
did I moan to my teacher
who to my mind's
intuition replied

"It is a lie from hell
to think yourself
the body's shell"
"Do not cling
to the petals of spring
for that retards
the ripening fruit"

"Each day all spirits
uncover more of
their infinite
love, power, beauty,
peace, miraclemaking."

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WINDSTAR

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Whenever winds howled
and whirled
and around homes
curled
he knew that beyond
them shone
the unchanging
evening star

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FAITH SPRING

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Faith did upward
from the heartrocks
spring..
and run through ryefields
into rivers of knowing
which
did merge in
the sea's community..
before upward assumed
by God Sun into unity

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GODORIENTED

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The God oriented scientist
prays and is given
a revelation..
by the GOD who made all bodies and knows
how they work..

one need not bulldoze the forest
to research the life of a tree
nor torture animals to
find the secrets of GOD
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(Albert Einstein: I was given the theory of a relativity in a dream... paraphrased from
his autobiography)

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PIGEON RELIGION

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The atheist pigeon
faced with rivers Stygian
abruptly saw the light
..suddenly found religion..

and when he came back
from the abyss
began to tell others
of his supernal vision.

(thank you to Tom Lehrer for rhyming pigeon and
religion.. in his satire on govt. cruelty to
animals)

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EASTER BASKET

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If it harms none
and in prayer you ask it
God has it for you
in your Easter basket.

And as time and tide
flow on
one sees that
his own heart
is the Easter basket.

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TABLE TURNING IN THE TEMPLES

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He overturned
with divine temper
the tables
of the
dovekillers
in the temple
and sheepbutchers

and even now
the killers of
the Dove of Peace
the butchers of God's
animals
need to be removed
from modern temples

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BLUEPRINTS AND FIGS

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When the Spirit
conceives blueprints
.. these seeddreams
become trees of quince
And imagination's figments
by sun are woven
into figs

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FROM MORNRISE TO MOONRISE

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From mornrise
to moonrise
.. all is contained
.. in God's eyes

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UNWAVERING WAVES FOR PETER

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The first time Peter walked upon the water
he sank
because his faith wavered in the waves.
But later his faith become
unwavering
and as Peter became a rock for Christ
.. the sea became for Peter a rock.

One is nonChristian firewalker
another a Christian waterwalker..
both believe

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KNITTING CLOUDS BRAIDING GOALS

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He is not nonexistent, nor sleeping
nor cruel, powerless nor on vacation,
things of which he is accused,
the Sun, with His warming SoulFire.

It is we who knit clouds
of false ambition,
We braid clouds of mean
revenge..
We weave sunblocking
clouds of immature desire.

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PINNIPED

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More angels dance on
the head of a pinniped
than on the shiny
surface of a pinhead

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FLY RIGHTS

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We're more likely to
to fly right
when honoring
animal bird and fly rights

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THEY BELIEVE IN YOU

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The photographer
snapped
of the picture straight ahead
so that
one could not see
the sky
but the clouds
reflected in lake water

Those who were not able
to believe in a God
they could not see
were drawn to God
by your love.

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DOES THE SUN DIP INTO THE SEA?

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The sun does not bathe in the sea
nor rise in the air..
nor is God confined by our
limited perceptions.

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THE LIGHT PRESUMES A SOURCE
OF LIGHT

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James Michael Pratt wrote
of those who see the light
but do not know the lighthouse
keeper. Just so, the lives of
many are saved by anonymous
angels they know not.

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BELIEVING

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Yesterday's sudden frost
.. yet please do believe
spring is coming
and with it new leaves

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THE SEED CONCEIVES

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In doubt's earth,
rain and the seed
do life conceive
Slowly does faith
unfurl her leaves
and then come branches:
she does now fully believe
and then without a doubt
she knows
that all to God go
who do in release
their bodies leave

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ADVOCATE

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If I could represent to my
mind another's opposite
point of view as if I
were an attorney without
emotional involvement,
I would pass a test.

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FAITH MOVES MOUNTAINS

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Faith moves mountains
Truth soars over them
at the speed of light.

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THE GIFT OF BELIEF

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Lasting as long
as the dewdrop in
the dawn sun or
the snowflake in
the spring stream
was his belief...
so brief..
until he witnessed
how God uncurls
the limehued leaf

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DOES ICE HATE GOD

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To ice it may seem
that God does scheme
to destroy his form
in the stream
melting him into water
and then to dawnmist steam.

But he changes his mind
as he sparkles in sunbeams
and begins to merge
with the Supreme.

 

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Note: apologies to atheists
and agnostics for
the assertion

 

-saiom shriver-

 

ADVOCATE
ARK OF THE COVENANT
BELLIES OF OCTOPI
BELIEVING
BLUEPRINTS AND FIGS
DOES ICE HATE GOD
DOES THE SUN DIP INTO THE SEA
EASTER BASKET
FAITH MOVES MOUNTAINS
FAITH SPRING
FLY RIGHTS
FROM MOONRISE TO MOONRISE
GIFT OF BELIEF
GODORIENTED SCIENTIST
KNITTING CLOUDS BRAIDING GOALS
LIGHT PRESUMES A SOURCE OF LIGHT
PIGEON RELIGION
PINNIPED
THE SEED CONCEIVES
TABLE TURNING IN THE TEMPLES
THEY BELIEVE IN YOU
UNWAVERING WAVES FOR PETER
WINDSTAR

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Children Know Things

There are certain things
That all children know -
Flowers bloom in spring
When all the birds sing
The sun helps things grow
And melts the fresh snow
Rain washes things clean
And helps with gardening
The good times - playing
And bed time for praying
The very best balloons
Big ‘n round as full moons
And without any strings
Moving as the wind blows
Yep - children know things
Like - don’t step on toes
The moon is Swiss cheese
Leprechauns wear green
And all angels have wings
Yep – children know things

I’d love to be able to draw

I’d love to be able to draw

By jfarrell

 

There’s a saying…

“We’ve all got a book inside us”….

I’ve a set clawing at the door to be let out.

There’s just one tiny problem.

 

My writing abilities are good enough to give you

The “Three Billy Goats Gruff” (with pictures - ladybird books)

As a story, but the Tarantino style dialogue,

That’s never gonna get published.

 

But as a ‘manga’ cartoon, or proper drawing of any sort,

I’d get away with it, maybe even get famous, make money;

Another saying “a picture says a dozen words”

If I could draw the images in my mind, getting them out would be easier.

 

But! I can’t draw worth a dime.

But! I can write.

I just gotta learn to write better

And one more thing, before I go…

 

I’d love to write a comedy; few books have made me laugh,

But those that have - I literally hurt myself laughing;

But, I suspect a very bloody, gore-fest of a story wants to be let out first.

Why do I write? Cartharsis - makes me heal, right? Is healthy, get it out.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

the world is my grey, slippery elusive son a bitch in the shell that keeps biting me everytime i try to open it .... ouch, it got a fingernail that time, hehe

Knowledge is the Key

Knowledge is the Key

By JFarrell

 

Knowledge is the key to betterment

Whether knowing how to split the atom

Or to open a tin of beans

Without knowing how to do it

You’ll get nowhere.

 

What we ALL see can be changed

War, famine, homelessness, injustice

But, knowing how to change it

Is the tricky bit

Everyone and no-one has answers

 

It is our responsibility, all of us

To LEARN, get an education, gain knowledge

And WE CAN ALL learn

And that also involves

Stopping letting people telling you what to think

 

Your mind is unique and great, as are you

And this is your world too

Please get involved and start making it better

I am making my dreams, a better world, reality

Come and join in, it’s your world too, take some responsibility

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

change

EXCEL BYOND 45

EXCEED THRIVE EXERTION MOTIVATION ASTRONOMIC AND IGNITING THE FLAME.DRIVING WITHOUT EXPECTATION WITHIN THE CHALLENGES THAT COME FOR-WROTH AND ARE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD GAME. NEGLECTING OBSTACLE AND DOUBTS TO CHANGE FOR A WORLD THAT IS NOT THE SAME.HOPES AND DREAMS SUSTAIN A BLANCE OF DETERMINATION MUCH NEED TO LOOK BEYOND THE STAR,ONE STEP CLOSE TO THE PLANT WE CALL MARS...TO UNDERSTAND THE IMAGE OF WHO WE ARE.... ENLIGHTEN ME FREEBASE THE MIND BYOND AND FAR

Author's Notes/Comments: 

THE MIND IS A BEAUTIFUL THING....GREEDY45

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Know-It-All

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He who knows it all

 

Truly knows nothing.

 

 

My father,

 

A wise, man of honor,

 

He always told us

 

That the reason we were blessed

 

To live in America,

 

Is because the higher brother

 

Was always looking down on us,

 

And watching over big brother

 

As big brother fell hardest

 

During times of egoism.

 

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I guess that's why 

 

I believe 911 was staged.

 

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It was,

 

Staged.

 

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Author's Notes/Comments: 

America

Deitus

Folder: 
Thoughts

As a Satanist I believed

I was a God,

As a Setian I sought

To become a God,

But in the knowledge of

DEITUS I AM A GOD!

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Some Thelemic thoughts.

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