What of moments cast in time
When the directions are all open
And turns are without walls
No landmarks offer bearing
And not a map nor compass
Temporarily lost or never to be found
On this great journey of life,
What are you to do?
Who shall be your guide?
And moreover, are you really in need
Is your heart not speaking clearly?
What of the noise of the universe?
Selective listening or just silence
Will you surrender your walking staff?
Hand it to another man?
Trust in him to feed your soul?
And your belly
What path will he lead you on?
And where will your destination be
Will you even think about?
The place your journey began
Where you first chose a path
Made a pact with yourself
Decided what you wanted to be
As you follow, will you ask?
Questions that really matter
Doctrine and philosophies
Scope and expectations
Or will you listen and recycle?
The words of another man
Perfectly repeating one by one
As you’ve done with his steps
Will you shout out praises to him?
Call him teacher, or even master
Forsaking your inner brightness
For a lesser light on a busy road
Where those who walk beside you
Are simply holding space
Full of motion, but without substance
Finding the monotony soothing
Without real responsibility
Dependent on the big machine
Becoming that which you denounce,
But on a different vibrational plain
Livestock of their self-serving doctrines
No longer the feel of expansiveness
Narrowing thoughts day by day
Influenced by the words and paths
Being led by the words of another man
Have you forgotten choice?
Seeking mental clarity through thought
Some easier, while others infinitely difficult
But not insurmountable
Will you use your inner light?
Or the second-hand candle of another man
What you do; that’s up to you
Stay in line and follow the course
Or step aside and evaluate
Once again believe in the steps you take
If they are of your own choosing
There’s still time to walk away,
Ignore the speeches, ignore the noise
Cut the cord, regain your life
Never again to walk another’s path
Or follow the words of another man
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