Posting Notes

I am not interested in your pretty memes, your impressive
litany of borrowed quotes, your imitation of enlightenment.

If you want to talk to me, discard all of the fancy trappings
and speak honestly, from your passion, from your heart.

Our precious time together here is brief, let’s not waste it
with pretense, charades, or endless futile mind games.

I’ve read all the claims of oneness achieved, non-existence
realized, and psuedo-bliss showering down like spring rain.

I’d rather hear what it’s like for you when your private pain
and sorrow can no longer be blithely by-passed or ignored.

I want to know how you deal with loss, when your lover leaves,
when your best friend dies, when you’re beset by nagging doubt.

When you pause to take a good long look in the mirror,
I want to know whom or what it is you actually see.

You can piously invoke all of the dead masters who ever lived.
It won’t pay one month’s electric bill, or settle your secret fear.

Come on, come clean, or be silent — death is watching us
as we speak with every post, and carefully taking notes.


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 Posting Notes

  1. Love this post! Just give me the words, sheer and honest, the raw emotion. No pretenses of enlightenment. If it’s real, nothing need be said to point it out.

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