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Fasting on Thanksgiving
by +Steven Curtis Lance
Thursday, November 24, 2005
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"The mirror of mortality / That unrelieved that unbelieved / Last unperceived reality"

Fasting on Thanksgiving

Perception is reality
What we believe is what is real
Existing in the way we see
Reality is what we feel
Just as we discern it to be
Your truth while absolute to you
Is only relative to me

Illusion is that deception
Subscribed to by one who believes
Being the myth agreed upon
Because of hope in what deceives
A dream by which to muddle through
Most often no real harm is done
It seems the dreams sometimes come true

Reality is perception
Falling into the mind like leaves
Of many colors in the fall
Fluttering life down from the tree
These days of our lives one by one
Passing before our widened eyes
Pieces of you pieces of me

Beautiful truths beautiful lies
Beautiful chosen parts of all
And then it ends to great surprise
We know death comes yet never see
The mirror of mortality
That unrelieved that unbelieved
Last unperceived reality

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/25/2005
A thought-provoking, well-crafted offering, Stevie. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/25/2005
beautiful write my friend and fellow poet...beautiful

Reviewed by Franziska Brueggerhoff 11/25/2005

Great Write, Keep it up
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/24/2005
Great offering Stevie!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 11/24/2005
Maya and the art of writing are integrated. Maya is the Indian word for illusion. We artists have to use this "mind." It's a rehearsal stage. We have to lose our "mind" to come more to our senses. And we have to fast. Rid ourselves of food, drink, and obsolete nonsense. Poets and writers have to act. We have to learn to become "stageworthy." Mirror activity has been traced back to the Socratic Greeks. For those of us who look into the mirror and see mortality, it reflects life takes place on a short stage and when the curtain is drawn, the hushed tone of Death is avoided, where maya becomes reality. Intriguing, challenging write, Steven.


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