Step Beyond (A Poem)

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STEP BEYOND
Written and © Copyright 2012
By Andrew Paul Smith 02-01-12

I want to step beyond
The confines of the id
The idea which says it’s me
Behind which I am hid

I want to know the essence
Of the spirit from on high
The part that is eternal
And is never meant to die

The me that is imprisoned
By the bars of false belief
That has so far constrained me
And been the source of all my grief

The one that I am really
Is gentle pure and kind
And doesn’t want its own way
And to the truth it isn’t blind

Understands and knows and feels
The pitiable egos plight
And yet realizes that only in letting go
That the spirit can take to flight