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A Visit from Myself

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JerryPat2
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to experience
a spiritual experience
twice in a lifetime is, I believe
something of a tremendous
undertaking and, in my case quite remarkable
late last night
I received my second one
it quite astounded me
it was as though I was privy
to age-old secrets
I felt wisdom entering my body
through my mind
this wisdom, late at night
rejuvenated my whole being
thought processing of the mind
my physical body
was even transformed
I was slightly in shock to say the least
my whole being was transformed
and quite mesmerized
so much so I went to bed contended
without taking my nightly medicine
slept like the dead
through the night
waking up feeling absolutely wonderful
it is hard for me to even
try to explain
but suffice it to say
and to use a very old phrase
I felt like I was reborn
not a religious experience
far from it
I hate to say it fearing the hoots and jeers
but to me when I awoke
I lay there for a long time trying
to get a handle on my encounter with . . .
my future self
as I lay there remembering
what had happened to me last night
and . . . here it comes . . .
ahhh . . . somehow I understood
that I was trying to talk to me
from across centuries maybe where Iíd been
reborn or reincarnated
filling me with gained wisdom
enough so that
it made my old self feel young again
even put enough insightful understanding
into this old brain of mine
giving me clear headedness to
cease and desist
my old ways
and travel through the rest of my life
knowing my path is my path
to walk as I want
but to accept the warmth and understanding
if my new way of thinking
this was difficult for me to write
but I have done my best

©October 9, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

© Copyright 2017 Jerry Pat Bolton - All Rights Reserved
LeeJ
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1 posted 10-09-2017 02:44 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

wonderfully insightful, enjoyed reading your spiritual experience....
JerryPat2
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2 posted 10-09-2017 03:15 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thank you so very much Lee. As I wrote these words I felt enamored to say the least.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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How exciting Jerry! You keep having these wonderful experiences. Life still has gifts for you. And you sir are in a position to see the gifts and appreciate them-that is a blessing in itself.  Do not be bashful about these great things, I think you are a blessed man. ~L
JerryPat2
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Lori, thank you so very much. Your thoughts touch me.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
Marchmadness
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since 09-16-2007
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5 posted 10-11-2017 05:58 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

That's an experience we all need to have, Jerry.
JerryPat2
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Eh . . . It was a tough way to go, Ida, but things worked out okay in the long run, I think.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
s1nfully_1nn0c3nt
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Sounds like a new beginning- thatís always an adventure and a reason to be rejuvenated Enjoyed.

-Trina
...because the most powerful words in your life are "I might be wrong"...

JerryPat2
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New beginnings are not always "good" beginnings, Trina . . . Thank you for your thoughts.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Poet In Pink
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Sounds like you were blessed with a wonderful journey Jerry Thank you for sharing it ~ Much enjoyed reading   Alana
JerryPat2
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My wonderful journey had some very rough edges, Alana, as many people do, but I weathered it to live to be as old as I am. Thank you.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
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