So Much

So Much

There is so much
to tell you honey
So much love
coming your way
When times seem
The worst
remember the future
has yet to happen
and life take many
twist and turns
So much love
coming your way
There is so much
to tell you honey
Inside you is beauty
no words to describe
So much to tell you honey
So much love
inside you
So much love
coming your way

Dewey Dirks

 

Good Words

Four Sages

Late one night
four wise shaman
sat
by the glowing embers
of their campfire
all around them
the tall swaying grass
of a great plain.

One of them
looked up
at the great sea of stars
in the deep night sky
He said, “There I see
huge furnaces
of brilliant
glowing gas
scatted across
billions of miles
of void space
The secrets they hold
promise to unlock
deep wisdom”

Soon another sage
looked high up and said,
“There I see
billions of dreams
left in the sky
by all the creatures
of all the worlds ages”

The third sage
gazed at the sky and said,
“There I see the great
kings and queens
of the past and present
singing the lights of
a billion truths
so that all might hear.”

The fourth wise man
took his turn looking
high into the sky and said,
“I really don’t know what
they might be but it is good
to touch them
with my soul,
my heart and my mind”

Then the four wise men
passed around
a hot cup of broth to share.
They sat in silence
with the kind hint of a smile
for each other
because they all knew
it was they four who sat
at the fire
because it was they four
who knew what each of them
had said
carried equal portions of wisdom.

Dewey Dirks copyright 2011

 

One Single Thing

Twenty-five hundred years ago
Lao Tzu wrote of Tao
He said that all the world
was one single system
one single thing

Here in the twenty-first century
our science teaches us the Earth
is a single biosystem
of thousand of interrelated parts
One single system
one single thing

My friends
look at the Earths biosystem—-
The lives of species everywhere
affect the well being
of other species
Thousands of interrelated parts
one single system
one single thing

Like a coral with thousands
of individual creatures
all living in a colony
to make a single creature
Earths living biosystems
are thousands
of individual creatures
all living in a self sustaining
forever evolving colony
to create
one single system
one single thing

If the Earth isn’t itself alive
it certainly has a lot of parts that are….
One single system
one single thing

The Earth is alive
and we are a part of that life
The Earth is our mother
One single system
one single thing
Personally, I think
all of Earths religions
all of our science
all of our conceptions of Gods
have been efforts to perceive
and understand the life,
the biosystem
that we all are a part of
All equal in their
different conceptions of
one single system
one single thing

I would imagine
Like any living thing
She cares very deeply
for all of her parts

Dewey Dirks copyright 2011

Figure It Out

Figure it out

Figure it out
people of Earth.

Don’t spend your time
trying to figure out
if there’s Gods or not.
Don’t spend your time
trying to guess
what is on Gods mind.
Don’t spend your time
thinking Gods
are going
to figure it out for you
if you just pray hard enough.

You are a human
your time is best spent
figuring out how to get along
with your fellow humans
and figuring out
what you can do
to help humanity
climb out of this
environmental, economic
and sociopolitical
ditch we’ve dug for ourselves.

We dug it together
for ourselves.
Now we  can climb out of it
together for ourselves.

We have to
figure it out
together people of Earth
the buck stops with us.

F-i-g-u-r-e
i-t
o-u-t

Dewey Dirks  copyright 2011

Bickering

Christians you need
to get a clue!
Muslims
are not
going anyplace
anytime soon

Muslims, wake up!
Christians
are not
going to go away
anytime soon

Hindus get a clue!
Muslims and Christians
are going to be around
as long as you

People
who prefer science
wake up!
Religions have been
around a long, long time
they are not
going to go away
anytime soon

Religions of the world
Get a clue!
Science is here to stay
it ain’t gonna disappear
just for you

The whole bunch
of you have been
bickering and fighting
for hundreds of years
Seems like you’d all get a clue
after this amount of time
none of you are going away
anytime soon

You all have a clear choice—
You can continue to fight
and bring down
our whole civilization
sooner or later
Or you can do what’s
intelligent and wise
and learn
to live with each other
The choice is
up to you.

Dewey Dirks copyright 2011