The Feel you Feel

20150403_190900I was invited to share this poem at an event commemorating Marvin Gaye.  Looking at the the type of songs he wrote and performed, this poem provides not only contrast to his ideas, but I believe it provides answers that Marvin perhaps was searching for.

Feelings are always misleading…

(The Picture:  I’m joined by Rebecca Jade and Ken Turner.  Both wonderfully talented people)


 

 

 


 

 

The feel you feel
Is not the real that’s real

 

The thoughts you think
Are fabrication
Of self induced projections
Seeking to satisfy a reflection
Of what you yearn to be
And want to see

The feel you feel
Is not the real that’s real

 

Convoluted conversation
Hypocritical interpretation
Of people and places
Presumed engagements
Through ideas arranged
By lusts that burn in you
Till it be bright orange and blue

The feel you feel
Is not the real that’s real
Estranged from the peace you so seek
From simplicity, little joys and restful sleep
From Friends who care
Lover for life
Passion that ignites
Of all things pure
Such desires are right

 

The feel you feel
Is not the real that’s real

 

The feel you seek tis not of itself
The real you want sits not on a shelf
Are not seen by naked eye
They be born from within
Found by faith
Conceived by Love
Quickened by power
Of, by and through the Risen Christ

 

Go and talk to Him
He be not far away
Open your wounded heart to what He has to say
His words will sooth
His love make whole
No condemning gaze
Instead a joyful embrace

 

Renewed life
Infused with hope
Captured in mind
Bruised soul healed
Now you know that what you Feel
Is not of self nor of religion
It is of Jesus… He’s the real real

 


Copyright 2015 (C) William Owens, Jr.

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Author: William

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