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Intolerance is judging without wisdom

Intolerance is judging without wisdom  Intolerance is taking Abba's place  Just ask yourself if you can see all things  And can every permutation trace

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How many readers did Walt Whitman have?

How many readers did Walt Whitman have  At any stage in his career  From none to hundreds to thousands  But never enough to satisfy the nudge within  For fame for bursting places for the energy within  For vision struggling for a foothold  on the consciousness ladder of a crucified nation
He hit the road  He walked the walk  He plumbed his own self  Like a sweet water well  And spewed like crystal fountains  All his dreams  At first a tiny handful read him
How long does it take for a person to be part of another's mind  Why would one wish to be
Better to be observer  Not inclined to control or own or be the center of anything  Finally words written impact only for their power to represent  What's real and  What is real is what we already know  Each one of us  And for this reason  Words themselves expire as they are written
I think Walt knew all this and finally was able  to be content with a few friends in Camden  Thinking yes  I have been read  But if none had ever turned a s…

In a democracy we all must be shepherds

Ezekiel 34:5-6 "And they were scattered  because there is no shepherd.  And they became meat to all the beasts of the field  when they were scattered." 
In a democracy we all must be shepherds  Cleave to the notion of the whole  It is the real  The life  The end to which we are all called 
In a democracy we are  Finally one  From one side to the other  From one end to the other  One and all

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The lamb thing is not what Jesus was about

Isaiah 53:7 "He was oppressed and he was afflicted,  yet he opened not his mouth:  he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter,  and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb,  so he opens not his mouth."
The lamb thing is not what Jesus was about He came to show us how to work things out  He wants us to become iconoclasts

And to create a peace that lasts

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The victory was won back then

I creep along at a snail's pace  And tell myself this is no race  And day by day face truth again  The victory was won back then 

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