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Unlearning

This is where we feature some of our all-time favorite poems written by the wonderful people of Inspiration Peak.
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Maithri
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Post by Maithri » September 8, 2008, 7:11 am

I looked upon a fearful man
And imagined his school room

filled with dusty books and scribbled
arithmetic

A linear dream of ticks
And crosses

Washed in hues
Of Ballpoint blue and chalky white

And I realised
That the learning of fear
Is often far
removed from a
Teachers
Spectacled eyes

It happens

In the absent words
Of friends and strangers,

In the blaring headlines of
Cold newspapers
and the tom tom drummers
of a love-starved world
Selling epithets of fear
for gold coins

And we are taught the poetics of indifference
And the language of cynicism

We learn how to divide
And subtract

How to dissolve
And diminish

And fear rises
Like smoke

To choke the
Air with her
Bitter fragrance


“Is there nowhere we can go
to
Unlearn?”

I heard myself say,

“To unscar
the scars

and unwound
the wounds

To tear down an old outmoded
Classroom
And Build a silver bridge
In its stead”

And in my dreaming
I almost didn’t notice that

Humility

Had tiptoed in
The backdoor

And started rubbing chalk
Off the blackboard
If you cant feed one hundred people. Feed one. - Mother Teresa

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Post by Mammy » September 8, 2008, 11:23 am

Another precious gem :)
Thank you!!

Mammyxxxx

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Post by Liebestraum » September 9, 2008, 3:09 pm

Wow, dear Maithri, this is indeed a much needed intervention: unlearn fear, the first step on the path to freedom of ties to the ego based attitudes. You have such a beautiful mind and your poetic talent is simply awesome.

luv
God bless you!

Love and hugs.
Margherita
Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love.
(Rumi)

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Post by Hollyberry » September 12, 2008, 2:25 pm

Maithri,

You capture a feeling, a thought so intensely. You inspire with your wise words and your compassionate heart.

Thank you!!

Love and lightness,

Holly :)
"Where there is great love, there are always miracles."

~Willa Cather

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Post by Morning Bear » September 12, 2008, 5:17 pm

Maithri,
I need only read your thoughts and words to know how beautiful a man's mind can be.
You always inspire me to see what is before me that I have forgotten to notice.
Thank you, you are very deeply appreciated.

Zane
For me to believe in you doesn't require that you believe in me,...it only simply requires that you know and thus become all that you are meant to be. MB

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Maithri
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Post by Maithri » September 14, 2008, 10:55 pm

Thank you dear friends,

Your words touch my heart and humble me.

Humility is the power we all need to harness... the key to 'unlearning' the negative.

My love to you,

Maithri
If you cant feed one hundred people. Feed one. - Mother Teresa

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Post by revdcb » September 14, 2008, 11:20 pm

Great job

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Post by Lion~* » September 18, 2008, 1:02 pm

You are amazing (((Maitri)))))) and thank you for this * key*.... there are many scars to unscar....
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart...William Wordsworth

Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong. - William Thackeray

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is the issue of unconditional love.”
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Post by shortsleeves » September 18, 2008, 2:07 pm

A beautiful portrait of our illusion.
I appreciate you.
Hal
Hal

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Post by BigPeteH » February 2, 2010, 3:16 am

Wonderful :)

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