This post isn’t from me. Beckett wrote his first poem for a contest this week. I asked him if I could share it. He said yes.
His words and formatting follow below.
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Life Among Us
“Did protons and electrons create the earth?
Or did Allah meditate and create its birth?
Is everyday in this place a curse?
Or should I pray on my knees and embrace it’s dirt?
I don’t know if there’s a reason I’m here,
I feel the only thing that’s driving me is reason and fear.
And seeing death to me conceivably near”
– “Death Messiah,” Jedi Mind Tricks (2008)
Sometime we all lose faith
Lost in a giant emotional wave
We become disillusioned
We become embittered
We become doubtful
“One little flicker of light
can erase the dark”
We’re all afraid of something
The things that hold us back
The things we fear
You have to hurt in order to know
Fall in order to grow
Lose in order to gain
Because most of life’s lessons are learned in pain
The deeper meaning of life
Is what people are curious about
We all want something beyond what we know
We want a connection with a spirit
Or the heart of the universe
When asking these questions
We find ourselves in a parallel universe
A universe that is beyond existence
Imagination is capable of ideas
that the conscious mind lacks
We need to learn how to dance
with the preciousness of life
When we focus on the blessings
We get a glimpse of the wonder everything is
When we forget all the negativity
When we don’t lose faith
We find ourselves in a state of joy
How many times have we been caught planning something?
The temptation to find forced happiness
As we confine our search
We miss an opportunity
We end up limiting our experiences
When we just let loose
Our options are ongoing
And each moment becomes a gateway
Into the unexpected corners of the future
I guess when we expand our knowledge
We really learn
That we shouldn’t live life
Life should live through us
– Beckett Baker
Everybody who just read that, I look super ugly in that photo and my smile is off😬… please ignore that.
Amazing job! You write with a wisdom beyond your years. Keep it up!