Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2011

Your simplest you is you

by Adriano Antonio Macedo Basto de Carvalho

Your gods lay dead, buried,
past, forgotten, while
the greater God patiently
awaits your return, in
immensity, within you.

Soul is a triumph that must
be deserved, by remaining
in or returning to your
Permanent Self.

In between, it is absent.
Innocence is the shore we
depart from and the shore
we must return to.

Don’t seek love, your
essence is love. Don’t seek
truth, you are the
embodiment of truth.
Don’t seek god, you are
god.  Your simplest you is
you.

Added: 29.04.2011

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