Still Needing Reminders

Still Needing Reminders

How long does it take to be a person

Who does not need reminders?

There have always been

Those men and women fully mended

And full-ended

Who learned all one needs

To know about the, sum and substance

Of reality: its essence.


Incarnation, seer, saint,

Completed men and women

Who know of life for what it ‘ain’t’

And what it truly represents

Here and, for all I know, beyond.


In that case,

How long should it take, for me,

And probably for you,

To get to be that total human

One so much looks up to.


One works, one strives perhaps, for lives.

One thinks at times, one’s climbed the climb,

Attained its aim,

Achieved, accomplished… then one’s lame,

Where one must climb some more,

Renew the ‘brilliant’ store

Of insight that one thought one had,

Life’s underlying gladness passed

(or is it past?).


That’s when books come down once more

From well-stocked shelf;

One is searching once again for self

Through words of those who saw the light;

Whose insights helped and help your night:

Your dark night of the soul*


Stage set,

Your sage is met.

You’ve been re-minded and re-souled;

Not far off from whole again –

Till then.

Still Needing Reminders 10.10.2018 Revelations Big & Small; To The Child Mystic II; Circling Round Reality; God Book II; I Is Always You Is We; Arlene Nover Corwin




3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. marandarussell
    Oct 10, 2018 @ 18:29:50

    I doubt I’ll ever not need reminders lol. My attention deficit issues almost guarantee that!



    • arlenecorwin
      Oct 10, 2018 @ 18:41:01

      How sweet! ‘Attention deficit issues” – I like that phrase. You know what Maranda, there is not one of us that doesn’t have ADI – yes, let’s call attention deficit issues ADI! I like that phrase. I might must change my name from Arlene Corwin to Arlene Attention Deficit Issue. You see? You’re not alone. Affectionally, Arlene


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      • marandarussell
        Oct 10, 2018 @ 19:22:56

        You are probably right that most of us suffer from it to one extent or another! In today’s crazy, fast-paced world it almost lends itself to massive attention deficit issues!


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