The Wholeness of Being

Euphoria has embraced me.
The wholeness of being,
Finally realized.

What’s next?
I no longer care.
I have reached the plateau.

Falling off the edge,
Is no longer a concern.
It simply does not matter.

If I do fall,
I will not fear;
Finality is reality.

It is inevitable,
And should be embraced.
For I have reached the climax.

It was wonderful,
And I would not trade
It for anything.

I lived.
It was beautiful,
And short.

The alternative
Is much,
Much, less desirable.

Perhaps, my words
Will sit upon the plateau forever.
Perhaps, they will be dismissed.

Either way,
I gave them life,
And there is nothing greater.

by Cody McCullough

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13 Comments

  1. Can totally relate to this, but in a different sense. I just don’t care anymore!! lol

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  April 4, 2013

      I think I know how you feel. I wrote this one as I was nearing the completion of this entire poetry project. I was so relieved and happy to reach the end of the journey that I came up with this poem to express how I felt. I couldn’t help, but add in the “falling off the edge” part. Of course, I didn’t know at the time that the project would morph into something bigger. It’s funny how that works. As soon as you finish one project, you begin another….

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      • Uh yes. I know EXACTLY what you’re talking about. Hope you never run out of projects, you’re stuff is amazing 🙂

  2. I like your style. There is a warmth to it. Not sure if you knew that.

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  April 4, 2013

      Mostly I just neurotically worry that people will not like my work, or style. I’m glad to hear that there is warmth to it. Sometimes I just need to take a step back, and trust myself. Of course if I were better at that, I probably wouldn’t have written anything in the first place….

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      • You’re right. You are probably the best critic of your own work, as they say. So take heart, mate. Your gut-feeling, I’d say, is about right 🙂

  3. It is inevitable,
    And should be embraced.
    For I have reached the climax.

    I love how you worded this!! What a beautiful but true writing! Also thank you for liking my poem.

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  4. Many reach the climax! I feel sorry for those who are not driven to find it, to leave a positive mark, or realize when they reach it. Good words!

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  April 6, 2013

      Thank you. I used to be afraid of put my writing “out there,” but not anymore. All I had to do was nearly die, so that I could realize there is nothing to be afraid. Too bad I didn’t realize that all along….

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  5. Hi Cody, I like your style too. Soothing to read ,and nurtured…somehow. I not only like your verse but its presentation.

    And the following …. nice! When a poem comes alive, takes on a personality of its own…. you have done it!

    “Either way,
    I gave them life,
    And there is nothing greater” This is so TRUE!

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  April 6, 2013

      That is one of the best lines I’ve ever written. Thank you for pointing it out.

      Reply

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