AuthorsDen.com  Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Gwendolyn Thomas Gath, iCarol Tetlow, iRichard French, iByron Edgington, iPatricia Garber, iAnita Williams, iElisabeth Barstowe, i
  Home > Psychology > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

William S. Cottringer

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 349 titles
· 534 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: Sep, 2002

   Sitemap
   Contact Author
   Message Board
   Read Reviews

Books
· Reality Repair

· Reality Repair Rx: Knowing What's Up and What's Not

· Do What Matters Most

· P Point Management

· The Bow-Wow Secrets

· You Can Have Your Cheese & Eat It Too.


Short Stories
· We are all Prisoners In The Vicious Circle Tit For Tat Bullying Tag Game

· Doing What Matters Most:: Simplifying Your Overload

· Success by Default

· Finding a Title to Your Book

· Hannah's Christmas Wish

· The Dream

· My Brick Wall

· The Two Things God Wants From You


Articles
· 20 Writing Tips for Better Results

· Elements of Critical Thinking

· ACCEPT ADVERSITY, BOUNCE BACK & GET GOING

· Five Pillars Of Happiness

· Little Laws 4 Big Success

· The Cllenge For Returning Veterans

· Be Your Best Self By Not trying To Be A Better You

· Staying Happy in Hopeless Situations

· The Tao of New Information Age Time Management

· Two Questions Worth Answering


Poetry
· Going Up of Down?

· A Photographer's Eye

· The Familiar Stranger

· Default Man

· The One Thing to Check

· Suicide Survivor

· Choice of Rebirth

· When

· My Best Teacher

· What Is Time?

         More poetry...

William S. Cottringer, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

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

Share   Print   Save Become a Fan


Recent poems by William S. Cottringer
•  Going Up of Down?
•  A Photographer's Eye
•  The Familiar Stranger
•  Default Man
•  The One Thing to Check
           >> View all 98


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


Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!




Reviewed by William Cottringer 6/5/2006
Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/3/2006
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
Richard

Books by
William S. Cottringer



Reality Repair





Reality Repair Rx: Knowing What's Up and What's Not

Buy Options
Signed copy!




Do What Matters Most

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




P Point Management





The Bow-Wow Secrets

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




You Can Have Your Cheese & Eat It Too.

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..



Popular
Poetry
(Psychology)
  1. Sweet Bye and Bye
  2. Tomorrow
  3. Aloneness...
  4. Cold, Wet, and Lonely
  5. The Best Gift Of All
  6. Puberty sucks...
  7. To off shrug...
  8. Can NEVER lose sight of the true self...
  9. Make no Mistake
  10. Traitor...
  11. Death does of humanity stalk...
  12. Closeted Skeletons...
  13. Sequestered...
  14. Fallen into a drunken abyss…
  15. To think too much is to be sad…
  16. Reclusiveness brings about lonesomeness…
  17. Sickology




Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.