Friends and Friendship - Poets and Muses

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Friday, February 18, 2011

COVERT ADVICE FROM A FATHER TO A SON

by Harvey Rabichow


It’s an interesting game 
this thing we call life
it will challenge and bring you 
to struggles and strife
we forget who we are
in our need to belong
we abandon ourselves
to be part of the throng
some get it right
but most have it wrong
unite with your own self
and sing your own song
there’s a way to connect
without losing your head
choose sometimes to follow
when you trust where you’re led
through kind hearted actions
and not what is said
your soul is your own
so be sure it gets fed
don’t sell out for the pleasures
that come and then go
keep in sight of the light
don’t get lost in the glow
or seduced by the ego 
what you think that you know
be true to yourself and 
don’t play tell and show
surrender desires
and go with your flow
wash yourself of yourself
be like melting snow
come back to your wholeness
there is no where to go
remember that this 
hide and seek is a game
keep sight of your truth
don’t forget why you came
we are all so unique
yet we still are the same
don’t be held back by fear
or hidden by shame
don’t get lost in your ego
and kidnapped by fame
account for your choices
there’s no one to blame
through the valleys and shadows
hold tight to one name
be it allah or yahweh
mohammed or christ
hindi or buddha
or yoda, the force
they are all the same god
all from the same source
it was fun to go rhyming
and play with the words
this poem is profound
and this poem is absurd
a fathers advice
by a son can’t be heard
so step into your own shoes
away from the herd
listen hard for your hearts voice
become your own Nerd. 
Harfiz
21711

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