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[ NaPo 2021 ] [ Gibran ] As the Prophet goes by

Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing.    
Yet the timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness.  
And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.    
And that which sings and contemplates within you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.    
Who among you does not feel that his power to love is boundless?
   
    
~ Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet"    
   
   
   
In the grand stream of things    
you are a stone being tumbled    
worn smooth not of imperfections    
but of that which slows the water    
as it flows around, so that your life    
becomes much smoother, rather    
than keeping events long desired    
at bay with current deflections    
   
And it may take hitting    
rock bottom once in a while    
   
Or it may take several    
lifetimes passing you by    
   
What your life can be now    
is as boundless as the sea    
   
All the time in the Universe    
was made for you and me    
   
In the grand stream of things    
you are just a stone being tumbled    
   
 
Written by JohnnyBlaze
Published | Edited 2nd Nov 2021
Author's Note
inspired by Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCY0aeUx-Ns
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