The Mind In Motion


  • Philosophy

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    More potential fodder for the OP cemetery of prose.

    The Mind In Motion

    The Earth spins endlessly as does one’s mind

    Constantly searching for answers amidst the

    tangled webs of uncertainty and chaos

    that cloud our everyday lives.


    Questions without answers abound

    Love and kindness constantly elude us

    as greed and self focus prevail where

    caring and giving once lived.


    The mind is adrift in a sea of longing.

    Longing for peace and the solitude

    that accompanies tranquil days and nights

    free of wondering what the creator has in store.


    Riddles of every description consume one’s thoughts

    and the universe that surrounds us seems not to notice

    As the greatest stars in the sky are mere specs, so

    it seems are we in our tiny and invisible world.


       The mind of man will continue to search and wonder

    Even though answers are as elusive as the vastness

     of the infinite space that holds us captive in its

     black, icy and ever expanding grip


    If man survives the ages and does not selfishly annihilate

     his own kind, might it be possible that someday his evolving mind

    would be blessed with the answers…and that they will be so simple

     that man will wonder in amazement at his own blindness?


    ©Copyright Charlie Gragg December 26, 2010.






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    Artie commented on The Mind In Motion


    Excellent write!! This piece takes us through the inner workings, of not only a true thinker, but a talented writer as well. The last stanza really wraps this up perfectly - 10 from me



    hanks Artie.

    jyothi commented on The Mind In Motion


    The perfect description of words with truely searching meaning.



    Thank you kindly

    damuthaunit commented on The Mind In Motion


    Awesome!!! All I can say is, "Thank you, again." I am amazed by how much your work touches me on so many levels. You are truly gifted. God Bless.



    You are very kind. Thank you.

    rsalassi commented on The Mind In Motion


    Hamp, your poem says just about all that should be said as we begin anew, hoping to fare better than we have. Excellent write.



    Thank you Richard.

    Teardrops commented on The Mind In Motion


    You have said what all feel now if we just listen and not screw life up . Great poem Marie



    Thank you Marie and if I haven't already said it Happy New Year.

    Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

    Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

    Hampton’s Poems (111)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    Searching 5
    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30