Oh, to Believe

Here is a poem (Oh to Believe) which is part of a collection of poems that I had originally written for my first book “One Moment in Life” Later; before publication, I decided to only include two poems (not the poem from below). One as a book prelude and one as a book ending.

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Oh, to Believe

We have been told from the dawn of time…
Believe, for surely to achieve something…
to deserve something…
means you must believe.
Instructed and guided…
we have been taught to obey and to fear.
Oh, just believe…
tell us our parents, religion and government.
Just believe and have faith,
for it is the only way.
Do not question. Do not doubt.
The journey has been long…
you have pondered, wandered and strayed.
Therefore it is said that there are others that know better.
All that you desire,
in fact, all that you dream, will come true…say the others.
Perhaps not tomorrow nor the day after that…
but someday surely it will be true.
Just listen and obey.

Your belief can move mountains…
those others will say.
When that moment comes, exactly on that day…
have no worry and do not delay.
Those that know better will be there to show you the way.
These chosen few know which mountains are to be moved.
Believe and act, but first when those others have told you…
this you must remember.
For it is always the others that know what to believe…
the wherefores can always be explained.
It is the others that determine what we will be.
We are told to believe that the day will come…
the day in which we will receive.
To believe in this means surely to wait.
I see no need to wait.

The real truth is there before me…
in this life which is so free.
The others, unfortunately, see only the me.
This me, this form that is so wanting…
others of this form who may tempt me…
their unknowing desire to corrupt me… to possess me.
Around and around this me it all turns.
Blinded is the true I that surely cannot see.
Throughout forever we carry on…
always “believing” that our waiting will be over…
that this “someday” will come.

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