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Siddhartha (Running Water)

There was a man once locked away

Walls so high kept him away

From all the pain

The bad, the broken

He hid behind a mind unopened

Then one day he ran away

Searching for an answer

To this world of change

And fleeting moments

Running 'round, eyes wide open

Running 'round

Running 'round

Searching so far

Trying to find something to hold on to

But we're running water

He ate the bark from Bohdi trees

Starved himself until he fell

Down on his knees

Broken, beaten

Now living in a world of weakness

Til he fell upon a dream

And he saw the only way

To free himself

From his demons

Was to change with the seasons

For we run around

Run around

Searching so far

Trying to find something to hold on to

But we're running water

Running 'round

Running 'round

Searching so far

Trying to find something to hold on to

But we're running water

We're running water

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Written by Syne in portal Philosophy
Siddhartha (Running Water)
There was a man once locked away
Walls so high kept him away
From all the pain
The bad, the broken
He hid behind a mind unopened

Then one day he ran away
Searching for an answer
To this world of change
And fleeting moments
Running 'round, eyes wide open

Running 'round
Running 'round
Searching so far
Trying to find something to hold on to
But we're running water

He ate the bark from Bohdi trees
Starved himself until he fell
Down on his knees
Broken, beaten
Now living in a world of weakness

Til he fell upon a dream
And he saw the only way
To free himself
From his demons
Was to change with the seasons

For we run around
Run around
Searching so far
Trying to find something to hold on to
But we're running water

Running 'round
Running 'round
Searching so far
Trying to find something to hold on to
But we're running water

We're running water
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Can Perfection Exist?

Not as we are now,

but as we are meant to be,

nobody's perfect, 

the greatest lie in history,

each being a wonderful creation,

given many a gift,

can offer up to others,

a transcedental lift,

the world can then start living,

in its purest form,

no longer a people divided,

a humanity transformed.

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Can Perfection Exist?
Not as we are now,
but as we are meant to be,
nobody's perfect, 
the greatest lie in history,
each being a wonderful creation,
given many a gift,
can offer up to others,
a transcedental lift,
the world can then start living,
in its purest form,
no longer a people divided,
a humanity transformed.


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Falling

I know the technical term is "falling in love,"

But no matter how they try to get around it, 

It's still falling, 

And when you're falling, someone's bound to get hurt. 

If that wasn't true, 

Why didn't they use the term "flying"?

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Falling
I know the technical term is "falling in love,"
But no matter how they try to get around it, 
It's still falling, 
And when you're falling, someone's bound to get hurt. 
If that wasn't true, 
Why didn't they use the term "flying"?
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A Perfect Society

I do not believe there will ever be a way for the human race to build a perfect society, simply because of the difference in characters.

There will always be people who like to bully, cheat and who think they are better than everyone around them.

There will always be narcissists, sociopaths etc

And worst of all greed...the want for power and money.

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A Perfect Society
I do not believe there will ever be a way for the human race to build a perfect society, simply because of the difference in characters.
There will always be people who like to bully, cheat and who think they are better than everyone around them.
There will always be narcissists, sociopaths etc
And worst of all greed...the want for power and money.
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Mistakes and Lessons

We all make mistakes; it's an inevitable part of life. What's most important is that we learn from these mistakes so that we can better ourselves. But sometimes, the most important lessons are the hardest to learn, and we will continue making the same mistakes until, for whatever reason, we can't make these mistakes any longer.

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Mistakes and Lessons
We all make mistakes; it's an inevitable part of life. What's most important is that we learn from these mistakes so that we can better ourselves. But sometimes, the most important lessons are the hardest to learn, and we will continue making the same mistakes until, for whatever reason, we can't make these mistakes any longer.
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Deep Within

There is something buried deep in a man that doesn't come out at childhood--a deep anger and resentment, jealousy, and hate. Selfishness, the need to hurt other people. It's just...there. There's nothing anyone can do about it.

     Man can live to deal with this inner problem, but it will still eventually come out. Society will never be perfect, but we humans can strive to make it the best that it can be.

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Deep Within
There is something buried deep in a man that doesn't come out at childhood--a deep anger and resentment, jealousy, and hate. Selfishness, the need to hurt other people. It's just...there. There's nothing anyone can do about it.
     Man can live to deal with this inner problem, but it will still eventually come out. Society will never be perfect, but we humans can strive to make it the best that it can be.
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Midas

Do you really need more?

Do you really need your war?

When the world turns dry

And Mother Earth grows cold

Will you breathe your money

Or will you drink your gold?

And do you know what they feel?

So they're different, but their pain is real

They suffer

While we spread their bones

They cower

While we sit on thrones

So let it go

Don't need your gold

But Mother Earth

We need her

Do you really need more?

Do you know what you're wishing for?

When the world turns dry

And Mother Earth grows old

Will you breath your money

Or will you drink your gold

And do you know what they feel

We share the same sky and the same fears

When the world turns dark

And you walk alone

Will you still be smiling on your throne?

So let it go

Don't need your gold

But Mother Earth

We need her

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Midas
Do you really need more?
Do you really need your war?
When the world turns dry
And Mother Earth grows cold
Will you breathe your money
Or will you drink your gold?

And do you know what they feel?
So they're different, but their pain is real
They suffer
While we spread their bones
They cower
While we sit on thrones

So let it go
Don't need your gold
But Mother Earth
We need her

Do you really need more?
Do you know what you're wishing for?
When the world turns dry
And Mother Earth grows old
Will you breath your money
Or will you drink your gold

And do you know what they feel
We share the same sky and the same fears
When the world turns dark
And you walk alone
Will you still be smiling on your throne?

So let it go
Don't need your gold
But Mother Earth
We need her
#fantasy  #fiction  #poetry  #philosophy  #spirituality  #culture  #mythology  #myth  #environment  #midas 
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ANATTA

I am no one

Though not nowhere

Yes. I am still only

One person of many

But though I'm small

My strength derives

From sheer invisibility

One day. I will be

No one, everywhere

The first thing on your

Subconcious mind

As you wake up, each morning

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ANATTA
I am no one
Though not nowhere
Yes. I am still only
One person of many
But though I'm small
My strength derives
From sheer invisibility

One day. I will be
No one, everywhere
The first thing on your
Subconcious mind
As you wake up, each morning
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The Road Less Traveled

is not necessarily the narrow one

depends more on who's traveling

whether they're on a ride

or on foot

who's greater or lesser in number

is a relative term

how many

rist-takers

the adventurers,

the easygoing

the always early,

the always late

the conscientious,

the spontaneous,

the surefooted,

the clumsy,

the ambitious,

the dreary

and the like

are there?

could be anyone, anyhow

could be anywhere

what you choose—how unique

to you it is—

that makes all the difference

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The Road Less Traveled
is not necessarily the narrow one
depends more on who's traveling
whether they're on a ride
or on foot
who's greater or lesser in number
is a relative term
how many
rist-takers
the adventurers,
the easygoing
the always early,
the always late
the conscientious,
the spontaneous,
the surefooted,
the clumsy,
the ambitious,
the dreary
and the like
are there?

could be anyone, anyhow
could be anywhere
what you choose—how unique
to you it is—
that makes all the difference
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The Twist.

You let that dog off its lead.

You stole that nation's soul.

Your alchemy conceived that behemoth.

Your secrets lost control.

You thought power made you wise.

You thought money made you master.

You thought history made you blameless.

You thought lies made you faster.

But what a state you left us.

What a globalised disaster.

Is there any taking back what's been burnt to a crisp?

Is there any loving them without any risk?

Communist, Islamist, Facist, Racist, Terrorist,

Raising a fist to exist as we all here un 'ist' plan their slap on the wrist.

And the twist is there is no twist,

This swollen gut of time is all there is.

You might do well to smile through hell.

For heaven's gate has lost its bell.

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Written by BenCoulter in portal Philosophy
The Twist.
You let that dog off its lead.
You stole that nation's soul.
Your alchemy conceived that behemoth.
Your secrets lost control.
You thought power made you wise.
You thought money made you master.
You thought history made you blameless.
You thought lies made you faster.
But what a state you left us.
What a globalised disaster.
Is there any taking back what's been burnt to a crisp?
Is there any loving them without any risk?
Communist, Islamist, Facist, Racist, Terrorist,
Raising a fist to exist as we all here un 'ist' plan their slap on the wrist.
And the twist is there is no twist,
This swollen gut of time is all there is.
You might do well to smile through hell.
For heaven's gate has lost its bell.
#nonfiction  #poetry  #philosophy  #politics  #news  #culture 
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