Divine Ego

It started with the open eye inside the prism.
It ended with a wormhole through ancient beliefs.
Logic based thought now seems to be narcissism.
Both can be true, and I can’t find relief.

Hidden planes connect us all,
It’s thinking God is “we.”
It also implies the Ego is tall,
No “I” and “You”, just only “Me”.

Freedom is belief in life after death,
Uniting others to see we are One.
I’ll treat others as myself until my dying breath,
But maybe it’s delusion and I’m real up-spun.

We are all born of stardust and connected to space.
It’s wonderous and ponderous and mind blowing,
Knowing we look Creation in its great face.
Is it true divinity, or a narcissist’s mind flowing?

I said we are all One, which implies that I’m alone.
I’m only sure I exist, so I questioned what was real.
I claimed to be God in the flesh, now I’ve been sent to atone.
My intention was empathy, understanding what others feel.

Understanding myself helped me feel what you do,
And I only did what I thought God would.
Now I can’t tell if I have any screws loose,
And I’d time travel to fix it if I could.

If I exist, then God should as well.
I followed spiritual teachings
Yet it feels like I’ve been through Hell.
Ironic, because it’s God I was preaching.

About this poem

While learning philosophy and theology, I ran into a problem of it making sense while also seeming like ego inflation/delusions of grandeur. It also seemed blasphemous and like I was stuck between feeling damned and divine.

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Written on 2021

Submitted by JohnL3 on August 20, 2022

Modified by JohnL3 on September 12, 2022

1:18 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,286
Words 263
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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