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  The One Thing
by William S. Cottringer
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Our common journey is failing the fooled paths to find the one.

The One Thing
By Bill Cottringer

Too many amusing distractions,
Too many delusional illusions;
Too much foolish pride,
Too much consuming self.

Too many toys, too much stuff,
To look past and see through,
To really know
What is really real?

Trying to listen to my soul—
Its simple conscience
That knows right from wrong,
Beyond this or that.

Must go beyond unclear thinking,
Vague sensing and silly babble;
From the cellophane sidelines,
To see past what I’m looking at.

Now I am reaching deep—
Deeper than this or that,
Beyond me and all else,
For just one touch, one glimpse.

More than ketchup, sunsets,
Great sex or great art;
What E.T.’s finger pointed towards,
Same as Curly’s in City Slickers.

All this and still knowing
I’m just trying—
Struggling To become
What I came from.

The Prosperity Zone

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Reviewed by William Cottringer
Reviewed by richard cederberg
Written with conviction and a sense of hopeless frustration.

Your line: "from the cellophane sidelines" suggests a thin veneer seperating everyone from that which we do not want to be involved in but are, daily, forced to bear up under.

Good job
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