"All That And A Bag of Chips"

"All That And A Bag of Chips"

A Poem by Pete
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All change is a miracle to contemplate, but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant. - Thoreau

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What's Really Going On?

speaking in tongues
filling my lungs
like a ladder with a million rungs
i sing what i cannot say
weep what i do not pray
feel when i don't know the way
walking on water with feet of clay
spirit prone to drift and sway

tired
i'm tired of them
tired of their lame, crippled arguments
they want proof before they'll believe
but they can't have what they fail to see

truth abounds in hidden miracles
miracles of everyday
as i sit here on the bench by life's forgotten bay
a congregation of one
with a bottomless bag of frito-lay

come what may



© 2021 Pete


Author's Note

Pete
"A man receives only what he is ready to receive, whether physically or intellectually or morally, as animals conceive at certain seasons their kind only. We hear and apprehend only what we already half know. If there is something which does not concern me, which is out of my line, which by experience or by genius my attention is not drawn to, however novel and remarkable it may be, if it is spoken, we hear it not, if it is written, we read it not, or if we read it, it does not detain us. Every man thus tracks himself through life, in all his hearing and reading and observation and traveling. His observations make a chain. The phenomenon or fact that cannot in any wise be linked with the rest which he has observed, he does not observe. By and by we may be ready to receive what we cannot receive now. I find, for example, in Aristotle some thing about the spawning, etc., of the pout and perch, because I know something about it already and have my attention aroused; but I do not discover till very late that he has made other equally important observations on the spawning of other fishes, because I am not interested in those fishes." - Thoreau

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mysteries abound though Science has unlocked bits and pieces here and there .. mystery will remain and demand leaps of Faith to attain understanding as much as humanly possible .. the evidence of God can be seen all around us .. in just a blade of grass .. reduced to carbon, atoms, quirks and even smaller ... or expanded to a yard, meadow and prairie .. eaten, withered, dying or dead .. returning to dust .. as we all eh!? thought provoking really like the ladder analogy .. reminds me of Jacob's Ladder .. and the lament in V2 ... makes me think on how far God the Creator of all things, how far does His patience reach ... i for one and certainly glad we have not found out yet ;} love and joy sir!
E.
ps. Talking Heads are an all time favorite of mine .. nice song choice .. fits well says i! ;)

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Month Ago

thanks e. science speaks of a big bang theory - why couldn't that explosion be god speaking the wor.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

yes ... both give exciting performances ... and i agree 100% about Dave pushing the envelope .. scie.. read more



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Oddly, I read the extraneous stuff like authors notes & reviews BEFORE I read your poem. So that by the time I got to reading your poem, what stood out to me is that many people seem to be reading into the intellectual point(s) but hardly anyone mentions how incredibly lyrical your word-crafting is . . . this is the perfect blend of harmonious-sounding word combinations that deliver deep thought-provoking meaning -- your two main strengths well-balanced here! Have a fun Halloween weekend (((HUGS)))

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I envy those who believe in what I can't see.. My Dad was a scientist, I look for evidence. If I can't find it, then I don't trust it. Religion requires a huge leap of faith. I can't jump that far. Having said that I am spiritual. I look to mother nature for answers. A thought provoking write Pete.

Chris

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Pete

1 Month Ago

thanks chris. i know that you are spiritual from your writings. i think god manifests through the.. read more
mysteries abound though Science has unlocked bits and pieces here and there .. mystery will remain and demand leaps of Faith to attain understanding as much as humanly possible .. the evidence of God can be seen all around us .. in just a blade of grass .. reduced to carbon, atoms, quirks and even smaller ... or expanded to a yard, meadow and prairie .. eaten, withered, dying or dead .. returning to dust .. as we all eh!? thought provoking really like the ladder analogy .. reminds me of Jacob's Ladder .. and the lament in V2 ... makes me think on how far God the Creator of all things, how far does His patience reach ... i for one and certainly glad we have not found out yet ;} love and joy sir!
E.
ps. Talking Heads are an all time favorite of mine .. nice song choice .. fits well says i! ;)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Month Ago

thanks e. science speaks of a big bang theory - why couldn't that explosion be god speaking the wor.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

yes ... both give exciting performances ... and i agree 100% about Dave pushing the envelope .. scie.. read more
Thoreau was such a good observer, great thinker and your write is definitely one to ponder on with life entwined with religion.

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Pete

1 Month Ago

thoreau used to go around flipping rocks over and looking underneath. he made many discoveries and .. read more

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