The Wisdom of Augustine

What is common
of me
and all those
like me
is our desire
to live
a life that’s Godly

 

Faith

It is through
the divine
ways of the world
that we are
allowed
moments
where we stop
pause
and reflect
on what really
Is

and so
trust
that who
we are
and what
will be

can be
together
living
in harmony

 

Within

Only if we
believe
there is divinity
within us
and within the
world
will we
ever strive
to achieve
it

and become
full

 

Who to Believe

Whomever
is to be believed
what has been
written
surely will be
in agreement
with that
which is found
to be
truly existent

the knowledge
I come to
consistent
with the knowledge
found by those
before me

too

 

Where to Begin

We may begin
wherever
the point
on the line
directing us forward

authorities
of old
and new
issue
proclamations

i make it
my business
to wrestle
with them
for
the sake
of coming
to my own conclusions

 

My Past

I walked
the ways
that were easy
in my days
of youth
but
they led me not to Truth

so now
I go the long
and hard
difficult-road

with the hope
of attaining
what is truly
worth
the

grope

 

Working Together

My mind
striving to find
truth through
analytic reasoning
coming up
with concepts
arguments
and meanings

My intuition
striving for
what lies
beyond
conceptualizations
imagination
felt
in my heart-strings

Together
the different
faculties
of life
bring
the rainbow
of Truth
to my doorstep

knocking

 

Revelation

Some things
come to
those in particular
in moments
of throes
and mystical

other things
are obvious
implanted
in us all
biological

the two
halves
of the same
coin
our token
to participate
in truth Spoken

 

Erred Me

It is
only through
me
erring
so much so
that I know
I am
going through
not just
motions
but a direction
towards
something
higher
greater
than I ever
imagined

the dirt
the dust
the grime
the sin of
false actions
mis-directed
all
a part of
these pathways

to

o

finally

i get it

 

Life

I know
that I’m alive

and
so

I know
that I can
do
great things

I can be something
somebody
I can strive
I can create
I can acquaint
with what is eternal
in this moment
of flux and change

I can do anything
I desire

for I am alive
I will
perspire

 

Virtue

In order
to act
the way I would
like

I must know
the difference
between wrong
and right

I must see with
my own
two eyes
and heart
the difference
between
acting
foolish

and smart

 

Evil

We act
with evil
when we know
what is good
yet
choose
to do
bad-things

we have
bird-wings
capable
of soaring
and yet
we seek
to rub
our noses
in the mud
squeal
and squeak

 

Divine

We are
the Sons of God
all of
us capable
though we have
body-materiality
to contend
with
to speak
from the depths
of our own Soul

 

To Know

We may
know
many things
about this world
of living

this and that
coming and going

but to we
may strive
to find true wisdom
the knowledge
of eternality
that
which
never
changes

existing permanently
regardless
of what
we
name it
to be

 

Action

Though
we may not know
everything

still we may
direct
ourselves
in such a way
with care
and cautiously
that-we
do
not
fall
into

pitfalls

unnecessarily

 

Workings

Though
it may be
a hardship
to go through

the errors
and slipping
and falling
in our ways

many of these
things put
us on the path
to what
is truly Great

and so let
us embrace
the inevitability
of mistake
trauma
and tragedy

so long
as we seek
ultimately
to overcome
dark-days
cloudy-haze
and shades
of gray
for
the sake
of
rainbow-light-works
at play

 

Lies

Those who
lie
seek to deceive
others
but in truth
they deceive
themselves

causing
infinite pain
and commotion
to their own
mem-brain

do not disrupt
others
with your sins
let
your words
be spoken
with truth
and hearts
make
amends

 

Creation

Everything
that exists
is a consequence
of God’s
flowing
emminescence

let us
treat
all things
with love
and kindness

since
we are all apart
of the same
divine-ness

 

Unity

In the world
of transience
there are many
things
seemingly-different

but on the level
of Spirit
all is the same
all is Love
this is the Truth

let us strive
to unite
that which is divided
holding
hands

self-reminded

 

Falling

We fall when
we allow
our souls
to be subjugated
by solely-material
purposes
and ends

when we forget
when we pretend

that we are
but 1-dimension

our bodies
and souls
together
must come
to be
something
wonderful

directed
towards
lightness
and strength

not struggle
with false
provisions
and temporary
pleasures
with no true meaning