This I Believe

Jay - Vincentown, New Jersey
Entered on December 6, 2006
Age Group: 50 - 65
Themes: creativity

IN THE BEGINNING, THERE WAS NOTHING.

THEN GOD SAID, LET THERE BE LIGHT.

THERE WAS STILL NOTHING, BUT NOW YOU COULD SEE IT.

POETRY, for me, turned on that light, which allowed me to see and understand; and taught me that we can control the way we choose to view our lives: as half empty or half full.

POETS

OUR POETS ARE SAGES

AND DOWN THROUGH THE AGES

WE FEEL ALL THEIR WORDS

WITH OUR HEARTS

THESE POEMS FROM ME

ARE SUCH FEELINGS SET FREE

FIRST A FEELING, THEN A METER

THEN I START

WHAT APPEARS BEFORE ME

ARE THESE FEELINGS I SEE

WHAT YOU READ IS JUST

TRUTH FROM MY HEART

MAY THIS POET IN ME

ERE REMAIN, ERE BE FREE

MAY THIS GIFT FROM ABOVE

NE’ER DEPART

I believe that poetry can be the key to a vehicle that can take one to the place containing their innermost thoughts and feelings. A place where you already have the answers. (I call this place, our subconcious)

HEY SUBCONSCIOUS

Hey Subconscious, no more hiding, I see you

You who answers every question with a clue

Together, there are fences we can mend

Together there is so much that we can do

I’ve come to know, and I’m so glad, that your my friend

I’ve come to know that I’m the Thinker, and you’re the Clue

These revelations, have cemented into a philosophy of living; where I believe that the way I think, is the way I feel.

My philosophy:

We are where we are. We’ve done what we’ve done. Find the “positive”, and you will be happier, healthier, and a pleasure for others to

be around.

WE ARE WHAT WE THINK

Happiness lies within your thoughts

Just as the Poets would say

Rarely is such a priniple taught

And we miss “peaces’ of mind every day

I’m not trying to say

You’ll feel joy every day

Sure you’ll mope

But you’ll cope

With some hope, mid the fray

There are reasons for blue

Even balck, that is true

But neath fright

With insight

There’s some light around you

To believe it will change

Gets us through blackest night

Just some hope on the range

Is a step towards the light

So you are what think

Yes, you’ve pain, but know this

As your cup fills, you’ll drink

And have moments of bliss

or

WE ARE WHAT WE THINK

I believe that perhaps some control can be had

On the way that we feel, whether good, whether bad

What’s to lose. if we choose, to see glasses half full

Where’s the harm, so disarm, might that rock be a jewel

Your chances enhances, if you reach for the light

Even night can be bright, all it takes is insight

Times get tough, sure it’s rough, but it pays to endure

Take the lick, when you’re sick, for in time is the cure

What you do, what you’re due, everyday, that’s the key

Fight the pains, loose the chains, then you’ll find you’ll be free

So believe, then receive, all the joys you deserve

So restart, it’s an art, if you just have the nerve

I won’t cry when I die, for that may not be the end

There’s that light, it’s so bright, wait, I just saw a friend

THIS I BELIEVE.

Every day of my life, I am positve, because I choose this. I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT.

THOUGH THE SORROWS REMAIN

THOUGH OUR HEARTS FEEL THE PAIN

JUST REMEMBER GOOD TOO’S “CUMULATIVE”

THIS I BELIEVE