50 and Still

I still don’t know myself
And I am getting no closer to God
I still don’t feel I am free
No matter how well my feet are shod

I still can not understand why
I get so angry at all the Earth
When I know they are just like I
Wanting peace and love ‘til death

I still can not control my anger
At all the poverty rape and war
How all I see leads to danger
Under the reign of the Beast and Whore

I still can not stop myself
From getting wound up and I just take the bait
It is going to end up destroying my health
And the bills just pile up at the gate

I still can not help but to feel inane
Achieving nothing with the things that I do
No wonder everyone thinks I am insane
And I am beginning to think that it is true

I still can not forgive the World
While I can not forgive myself
When everyone is just building their hoard
And just worrying about their own wealth

I still can not just let it go
And leave everything to the past
Leaving things behind to just let things grow
And accept that love is the only thing to last

I still can not accept myself
And learn that I am truly me
That self realisation is a kind of wealth
That will truly set you free

I still can not find the words
To apologise and seek forgiveness
My words are just two edged swords
That seem to just leave a terrible mess

I still can not learn to be silent
To know that nothing is the best thing said
That every word is borrowed and lent
And the good book will never be read.

1.06am (AEST) 28th November 2008
Copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty

50 and Still

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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Wrote this before/ after watching a Yuseph Islam ( Cat Stevens documentary on ABC TV )… And as usual when I read it I thought it is too familiar.. I hope I haven’t riped someone off…


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