Sometimes I Affirm

Sometimes I affirm.
Sometimes I deny.

Sometimes I neither
affirm nor deny.

Sometimes I affirm and deny,

I am life – a paradox
to the certainty-seeking mind,
but never to a heart grown intimate
with its own unqualified nature.

To such a heart, I am fathomless peace,
ever-new joy, unaccountably free –
your own open spaciousness –
expressing itself as the simple
innocent truth at the core
of every moment, both
in and out of time.

Love, how can I be other?

I am your brother, your mother,
your teacher, your fool.

I am a drop-out
from the holy saint school,
a drip of doggy drool,
a footless stepping stool,
a double-edged tool
of the true nondual,
a non-exception
to the golden rule,
a cool crystal pool
behind your hazy
eye wool.

I descend from the skies
to kiss those eyes –

I am the kissing,
the kissed,
the kiss.

I am
what it is
when you ask,

“What is this?”

Historians lie
and prophets are blind.

I am the light
behind their mind.

Yes, No?
What the hell –

let’s slip through the crack
in the Liberty Bell!



About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: Essays on the Conscious Process: Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: Verses and ramblings on life as it is: Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: Verses on the Play of Consciousness: Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: Poems of the Mountain Hermit: Love Poems from The Book of Yes: Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: Thank You!
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2 Responses to Sometimes I Affirm

  1. marcelvuijst says:

    found it! just entered liberty bell in the search option, haha could have saved me a lot of scrolling.

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