Field of Dreams

I’ve traveled the world
Looking for treasure.
Looking for pleasure—
So I can get
A full measure.

I’ve seen the field.
I’ve seen the gold.
I’ve seen the generations
Mining it for ore,
They all come,
And then, they all go.

But why the lust,
For more and more?
Only to watch,
As they slowly sink,
Into the very same field:
A field of bones.

Spanish Translation

He viajado por el mundo
Buscando tesoros.
Buscando placeres,
Cualquier cosa,
Para conseguir
Todo lo que pueda.

He visto el campo.
He visto el oro.
He visto las generaciones
Buscando la plata,
Todos vienen,
Y todos se van.

¿Pero por qué la lujuria,
Por más y más?
Sólo para ver,
como se hunden,
en el mismo campo:
Un campo de huesos.

Por: ElRoyPoet © 2020

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Commentary: The crisis in the world today is that instead of embracing a new spiritual life, like we were designed to do, people are trying to get as much pleasure out of an aging physical body, for as long as they can. Subsequently egotistical adults refuse to grow up. It it true that people without convictions are prone to depression when they become aged and sickly. However that is no excuse for the obsession with “trying to remain forever young”; this preoccupation of “not wanting to become old” was never supposed to hijack our eternal purposes. That’s why our Creator in His Infinite Wisdom designed us to age gradually so that we could transition into spiritual mature beings gracefully. […]
When we spend our time pursing earthly pleasures and treasures, we become lost at sea. It’s only when we have our lives anchored on “The Rock Of Ages” that we can withstand the crashing waves that engulf us.
So how do you navigate back to safe harbors? Every day you make choices, that determine the direction your heart will travel. Will you seek to know your Savior, or will you become more acquainted with the world’s idols? If you decide to read the Bible, you will also choose to look for the good in God’s creations.

“Who is good, if he knows not who he is? And who knows what he is, if he forgets that things which have been made are perishable, and that it is not possible for one human being to be with another always?”

Spanish Translation

“¿Quién es bueno, si no sabe quién es? ¿Y quién sabe lo que es, si olvida que las cosas que se han hecho—perecerán, y que no es posible que un ser humano esté siempre con otro?”

Excerpt from Epictetus on Love and Loss: The Stoic Strategy for Surviving Heartbreak

“Beware of those who weep with realization, for they have realized nothing.” By: Carlos Casteñeda

“In every encounter, we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.” By: Brennan Manning

“People are mistaken when they feel their lives are meaningless. The error is based on their failure to recognize what does matter, instead of becoming overly focused on what they believe is missing from their existence.” By: Iddo Landau

“The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.” By: Mahatma Gandhi

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