The Dentist

(A whimsical look at the search
for the true Self with a playful nod
to Walt Whitman’s “O Captain!
My Captain!”)

O Dentist! My Dentist!
what do you see?
Tongue, teeth alone
or the very soul of me?

Peering down
that warm, dark shaft,
your mindless chatter
creates a draft.

If a captive’s cry
you hear within,
lower some floss
and rescue him.

For how he longs
to be set free
by anyone, including
the likes of thee.

© 2006 Dennis Ference

To experience the Spirit…

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To experience the Spirit
living in and through you
you need not accrue anything
but a willingness
to let go of everything.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon. Also available at Barnes and Noble and other booksellers.

God as Love

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The most beautiful
expression of God
as Love, is the needing
and giving of love
by God’s children.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Incessant Thoughts

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How easily we point
to people and things
outside ourselves,
naming them culprits
that limit our lives,
while holding tight
to those relentless thoughts
   about them,
those stronger chains
that more surely keep us
from being free.

© 2015 Dennis Ference