omni-everything

Poem #44 (final) from a second series of meditations titled: the Pilgrim (2)

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the universe is still moving
pilgrim
from all points away

from all points
in

the centre is the driver

the centre receives

all things
from and to
are connected

thus is omnipresence


© Frank Prem 2006

Thank you for reading The Pilgrim collection of poems (Series 1 and Series 2). This was the final piece in the collection.

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moment reflection

Poem #43 from a second series of meditations titled: the Pilgrim (2)

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reflect
pilgrim
what is you
why is this you here

what part of you is unique

reflect again
what are you doing
in this moment
that contains your life


© Frank Prem 2006

the Pilgrim (2) Poem #44: omni-everything

notes on hope and redemption: #18 – knowing things

Poem #42 from a second series of meditations titled: the Pilgrim (2)

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and all these things
are the learnings of your life
pilgrim

why then such surprise

when a thing is truly known
you will greet it
with an aha
of acknowledgement

and not the gasp
of dismay


© Frank Prem 2006

the Pilgrim (2) Poem #43: moment reflection

notes on hope and redemption: #17 – descriptive limitations

Poem #41 from a second series of meditations titled: the Pilgrim (2)

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is purification the same
as beauty
pilgrim

the blistering hunger of wild fire
scarifies
to uncover the pure heart
and so reveals a truth
that is beautiful
before consuming it entire

but how do you describe the smell
of cinders and ash
the feel of grey silt powder
as it is sifts
through your fingers

the silence
of a newly emptied vastness
is also a form of truth

yet there is little of beauty
in the purity
of such aftermath


© Frank Prem 2006

the Pilgrim (2) Poem #42: notes on hope and redemption: #18 – knowing things

notes on hope and redemption: #16 – show and tell

Poem #40 from a second series of meditations titled: the Pilgrim (2)

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it is only those who survive
pilgrim
who are able to tell their tales

enlarged as they are
by the distortion and extremity
of experience

the dead
communicate in more limited ways
through posture
and rictus

for them it is necessary
to show


© Frank Prem 2006

the Pilgrim (2) Poem #41: notes on hope and redemption: #17 – descriptive limitations

notes on hope and redemption: #15 – random indebtedness

Poem #39 from a second series of meditations titled: the Pilgrim (2)

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what does it mean
pilgrim
to be the random one
who lived

the blessing of luck

the burden
of guilt

celebration
or despair

does the element of luck
establish a new sense
of the worth
of your life

greater
or lesser

are you worthy
of such fortune

what do you now owe
in return

who must you pay


© Frank Prem 2006

the Pilgrim (2) Poem #40: notes on hope and redemption: #16 – show and tell

notes on hope and redemption: #14 – righteous will

Poem #38 from a second series of meditations titled: the Pilgrim (2)

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what is a moral man
pilgrim

is there a measure to determine
what is righteous
what is not

is the im-moral
the non-conformist
necessarily wrong – a sinner
to be saved
and then converted
to a more correct path

is there a moral place
that allows for the exercise
of will
unfettered


© Frank Prem 2006

the Pilgrim (2) Poem #39: notes on hope and redemption: #15 – random indebtedness

notes on hope and redemption: #13 – now and then

Poem #37 from a second series of meditations titled: the Pilgrim (2)

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is it possible
pilgrim
to make up for a misdeed
whether perceived
or real

can this be achieved
through good deeds
or other acts
of contrition

or are such attempts
incorrect interpretations
of consequence
arising from unitary acts
that occured

once upon a time

in what way
pilgrim
can now
affect then


© Frank Prem 2006

the Pilgrim (2) Poem #38: tba

notes on hope and redemption: #12 – choice

Poem #36 from a second series of meditations titled: the Pilgrim (2)

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the infant experiences punishment
and reward
pilgrim

neutrality is not a part
of this experience

approval
disapproval

which would you choose


© Frank Prem 2006

the Pilgrim (2) Poem #37: notes on hope and redemption: #13 – now and then

notes on hope and redemption: #11 – why ‘god’

Poem #35 from a second series of meditations titled: the Pilgrim (2)

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what does god mean to you
pilgrim

what is the essence of god
what does it represent

life
truth
love
mind
spirit
idol

creator

does the act of creation
necessarily establish the linkage
to obligation

a two-way relationship
instead of a singleton event

does god mean forgiveness
or imply care

why


© Frank Prem 2006

the Pilgrim (2) Poem #36: notes on hope and redemption: #12 – choice