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Dr John WorldPeace JD
Below are all the poems that I have written from Oct. 1970 through December 31, 2019.
I have degrees in Political Science, Accounting and Law. My career has been in self employment in insurance, accounting, tax, law and web design. No degrees in English literature.
There are some poems missing (less than 10). I have been attentive to keeping all my poems together for 50 years. I was born in 1948. I have always considered the cursive originals as works of art. Handwriting experts can interpret the changes in my personality over time if they are so inclined or inspired. I don't know if any other poet has made his or her originals public. I think they do not want to reveal how much work they may have put into a poem.
On September 9, 2019, I finally accomplished publishing all my poems from October 11, 1970 to September 9, 2019. They have been self-published on KDP Amazon. Go to Amazon.com - category "books" - search Dr John WorldPeace JD. There are 40 poem books in total. There are another 15+ books also published there.
Starting in 2020 I will publish all the poems I write for that year in a 2020 Complete Poems book. I will have four categories of poems: free verse, one line poems, Haiku, and some graphics.
What you will notice is that poetry is not a struggle for me. It never was. A thought comes and I write. I never try to write when I am not inspired or not called by the muses to write. The poem will not flow if I am not in that creative space. The only corrections I make are typically to clarify the words I have scribbled (literally). I write all poems in cursive and then type them. I have written some poems on the computer but this sterilizes the poem to me. The cursive writing adds a mood to the poem.
I use very little punctuation and I feel some day I may go back and edit everything I have written with a focus on adding punctuation. I don't think a poem is ever really finished until the poet dies.
I have been writing a long time and I know how to connect to the source of these poems. This ability has flowed over into my art. I see the art in my mind, dreams, visions and then I draw, then paint. Sometimes the art is crystal clear and sometimes foggy and I have to work at bringing it into reality. But like with the poems I don't try to move the art forward until I am clear on what is to be done. Sometimes I have waited years to finish a painting: not due to a creative block but due to the fact that I have many other interests and self set objectives and goals in this life. Poems are written usually within a few minutes and I never go back and add on to it other than minor edits and to make sure my words are legible. I almost never add additional content, maybe a word or phrase or two.
If one does not have a passion for creating something, quilts to poems, houses to paintings, then what is created I think will be flat. I am passionate about poems, haiku, writing, art, my web design business and my WorldPeace Advocacy, my Candidacy for President 2020. I am riding all these horses at the same time. Maybe they are riding me. I have opened up my creative process to a public view, defects and all, for the purpose of allowing other would be poets to see the perspiration and passions and long term commitment it takes to hone ones creativity. And know that that honing will only stop with my physical death.
Some years I wrote hundreds of poems. A few years nothing. I had no desire to create some kind of world record in poems written even though I could do that. Instead my poems relate to my thoughts and a call to record them. Without the call I only on very few occasions tried to see how deep my well of inspiration. I saw that well has no bottom. It is truly infinite.
I have written about life. My life. My thoughts. And as a result I have created something unique with my poems. Not great and not trash.
I have no organization. No followers, no disciples. I am just one man living his own bliss. My greatest ongoing bliss is dancing between this physical reality and the spiritual side which is a knowing but at times an undeniable miraculous tangible event where those spirits from the other side who are the very necessary helpers assigned to every single incarnate human being, make their presence know; actually their love known.
I only very seldom write poems that rhyme. For me to try to make a poem rhyme puts a straight jacket on me and ends up taking a clear smooth inspiration and putting it into a straight jacket and destroying it. I enjoy poems that rhyme but it is not some thing I want to work at. Sonnets to me are just mind boggling in the sense of form and rhyme.
The poems are published in chronological order. The dates are there and for the last 10 years the time in 24 hour military time. In publishing my complete version - I numbered each of the poems before the date.
Confusion in the manifestations of this reality (dreamscape) exists when one believes that this finite mortal existence is the true reality as opposed to the infinite immortal reality of God. This is what the poet and artist and other creators bring to this earthly party. A glimpse of our infinite home made of indescribable beauty and love.
I changed my name on April 1, 1988 to John WorldPeace. So the poems prior to that date are signed in some variation of Ken. April 1, 1988, was both April Fool's day and Good Friday. Interesting.
To the right of the various years I have recorded where I was living.
190910 1135 ABQ
I write dates as year /month /day. 190910
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TABLE OF CONTENTS THIS PAGE
INDIVIDUAL POEMS BY YEAR
BOOKS OF DR JOHN WORLDPEACE'S SELECTIONS OF THE ABOVE POEMS
INDIVIDUALLY PUBLISHED POEM BOOKS
COMPLETE POEMS 1970 TO 2019 (4 volumes - 2631 pgs & Supplement 538 pages )
THE REASON I WRITE POETRY by Dr John WorldPeace JD
INDIVIDUAL POEMS BY YEAR
BOOKS OF DR JOHN WORLDPEACE'S SELECTIONS OF THE ABOVE POEMS
These books can be found individually on Amazon.com. They are not in the Complete Poems because the poems in each of these Selection books are in Complete poems individually by date. Dates are written as YR/MO/DAY - 190805
INDIVIDUALLY PUBLISHED POEM BOOKS
COMPLETE POEMS 1970 TO 2019 (4 volumes - 2631 pgs & Supplement 538 pages )
The poems found in this 5 book set of Complete Poems (4 volumes and Supplement) can also be found individually by years on Amazon.com.
THE REASON I WRITE POETRY
A. WorldPeace Metaphysics Definition
I consider poetry the metaphysical language. I define metaphysics as it relates to Intangible Spirituality and Tangible Physical Reality.
There are two concepts of God. The all-inclusive God and the personal God. The personal God is a subset of the all-inclusive God. I define the all-inclusive God as the Infinite Potential from which all things materialize and all things disintegrate back into. There is no place God is not. I call the Tangible Physical Reality the Earth Dreamscape. It is not really tangible. It just appears more tangible than the Spiritual Dimension
There are infinite dimensions of the Spiritual Dimension. The apex of the Spiritual dimension does not distinguish time or space. There is only the now. The Earth Dreamscape is all about duality. Everything is defined by its opposite. Light and dark, bad and good, high and low. The human vehicle mind is not capable of imagining a not dualistic reality: without darkness there is no light or without light there is no darkness.
The nature of this reality is change. All things that manifest in the Earth Dreamscape (dimension) in time disintegrate back into the Infinite Potential
In the Earth Dreamscape, infinite immortal souls incarnate in a finite mortal human body (vehicle). Without an incarnate soul (spirit) the body is just dead meat. The same as an automobile without a driver. You can kill a human body but you cannot kill the incarnate spirit. For me a “human being” is the body-mind-spirit construct. You can kill the human being construct by killing the body or by the soul leaving the body. But you cannot kill the soul. So when a baby is aborted or a convict is executed, the body dies, the human being ceases to exist but the soul is unaffected.
In order for the soul to experience the Earth Dreamscape, the human body has limited senses. If the human body had infinite hearing there would be too much noise and chatter to focus. Souls incarnate to experience a more intense limited aspect of the Infinite Potential; the Earth Dreamscape.
In a word, we can have a certain level of love in the spiritual dimension that is euphoric but it is not as intense as a love that has a sexual dimension in the Earth Dreamscape.
There is no sex in the spiritual dimension (heaven is a sub-dimension of the Infinite Potential in which Jesus says the resurrected body, or soul body, is like that of an angel; no gender. Heavenly bodies have no gender because souls cannot create other souls. Only God can create souls. Heaven has some aspects of duality, the Infinite Potential does not.
The above are some of my basic definitions with regard to metaphysics.
My personal global focus is increasing the level of peace in the world human society. This is my WorldPeace Advocacy. Everything I do is related to my WorldPeace Advocacy. It the template by which I consider and measure everything.
This is important: Many people accuse me of being scattered. I am absolutely not scattered. The problem is that people cannot make the connections between what I am doing in poetry and art as it relates to Politics, Judicial Systems, Corporate Religion and my WorldPeace Advocacy. Even when I explain the common denominators in these systems the majority of people simply cannot understand the connection. The problem is the fact that I am a polymath capable of relating the multiple systems under a global template of a WorldPeace Advocacy.
The problem with the global trend toward isolationist, nationalist governments is that we now live in a global community most obviously connected by economics. The world is so integrated economically that world war, a global war will cause consequences to the aggressor. Further, problems like global warming and killer asteroids and the dangers of AI cannot be solved by one nation. And each day the world human society becomes more integrated. The isolationists/nationalists really cannot wrap their head around the necessity of a global approach to the rapidly evolving world human society.
In order to resolve this, the world human society must become more spiritual. One simple example is if there was a greater consideration given to reincarnation then it would impact on the world human society’s view of global warming and fossil fuels which are destroying the Garden of Eden which is earth. There is no Planet B for human beings to migrate to. All the planets we have taken a close look at are essentially deserts.
Human beings cannot survive on the moon or Mars without those colonies eventually, sooner or later having to confront the issue of genetic manipulation to make the earth bodies able to survive on an other-than-earth planet off-world.
So what I am saying is that poetry and art need to be weaponized in a sense to increase the metaphysical truth that will erode the attachment to a Dreamscape Earth as the true reality. Poetry and Art if emphasized will disengage the attachment to the Earth Dreamscape which all religions says is the path to hell using the current metaphor for hell. The Earth Dreamscape is a darkness that can be experienced without descending into darkness and confusion if a human being remains focused on the fact that the Earth Dreamscape is a mirage. A mirage that according to Jesus can be manipulated with focus. A mirage that can move toward a positive more expansive human being experience if the world human society understands that it has this power. Every highly successful human being in any field of endeavor has used the power of visualization to reach the apex of their career. But that process is not understood as being the core of Spirituality.
The major entities that are charged with maintaining and increasing the level of peace in the world human society are governments, the legal systems and religion. All have failed to manifest a significant level of WorldPeace. They are all presently stagnated if not counterproductive.
My objective is to break the log jam. In these three areas I have significant education, formal and personal, and significant experience. I am a polymath in these areas as well as in art and poetry and writing and other areas. No one has my resume. No one is as qualified as I am to be the one and only Global WorldPeace Advocate. In America, politicians do not have a understanding of world religions even as they work in a government that gives equality to all those non-Christian religions. American law dictates tolerance for all religions, races, genders. (What is laughable is that the conservatives demand that the Constitution be strictly interpreted when the American Constitution is the most liberal Constitution on the planet.)
My signature mantra is “How can we manifest peace on earth if we do not include everyone (all races, all religions, all government, all genders in our vision of peace?” An American, White, Male, Christian view of WorldPeace will never work because it is an elitist exclusive homogenous mindset and WorldPeace is all-inclusive and democratic.
Being a member of any group is grounded in an exclusive elitist mindset.
Homo sapiens have terminated all other human species; of which there were many. Now homo sapiens are focused on further homogenizing the world human society and that is the foundation of conflict globally. White, American, Male, Christians are the apex predators in the world human society.
Now to get back on track. All religionists and all spiritualists speak out against becoming attached to anything in the Earth Dreamscape. The core impediment to increasing the peace in the world human society is confusion in believing that the finite mortal Earth Dreamscape is the true reality and the infinite immortal Spiritual Dimension is subordinate to the Earth Dreamscape.
The more attached a human being is to aspects of the Earth Dreamscape the more confused they are and the more confused they are the less the level of peace and WorldPeace in world human society.
Poetry, my poetry is a moment to moment reminding human beings that they are walking in two dimensions of the Infinite Potential; the Spiritual Dimension and the Earth Dreamscape. My poetry is a conscious connecting up of these two dimensions in every experience of a human being. The Soul uses the disposable human body (vehicle). Not the other way around.
My metaphysical poetry is a reality check on human beings who are confused and who have subordinated their infinite immortal spiritual soul to their finite mortal human body desires.
This answers the questions related to my level of production of poetry. I see the spiritual relationship in everything I experience through my human body from looking at a rose to evaluating the darkness of every act of Donald Trump.
A huge problem with the current world human society is the emphasis on science and math and the subordinating of art and poetry. Donald Trump behaves as if there is only this Earth Dreamscape. He gives little or no consideration to the Spiritual Dimension. Americans and the world human society is worse off due to the leadership of Donald Trump.
My poetry and art have kept me sane in an insane world human society. We are all strangers in a strange land: metaphysics with make the Earth Dreamscape less strange.
My flagship website https://johnworldpeace.com discussing nothing but metaphysics.
I am not a guru, master, priest, preacher. I have no organization, no followers, nothing to join, no disciples. I am the fool on the hill. I experience the Earth Dreamscape and write about it and write about how I navigate it so as not become lost in it.
I am a teacher of teachers for the most part. I believe that to follow anyone is to lose oneself and to become enslaved.
According to Hebrews 8: 10. All the answers are inside a person in their individual hearts and minds. This is the foundational principle of this Earth Dreamscape which is one dreamscape among infinite dreamscapes.
I will have published in the next couple of monthss my autobiography in 4 volumes. 1) My typical standard autobiography. 2) My 2008 prison journal relating my experience as a political prisoner and which gave me my bona fides as a WorldPeace Advocacy. 3) my poems 4) my book of personal miracles which relates how ordinary people can navigate this Earth Dreamscape within a greater degree of peace and harmony.
The poems are all published. By January 20th, my prison journal will be completed. By the end of January my personal Miracles, Inspiration and Significant Events should be published. My autobiography will be published sometime in March.
B. The Conscious Influence of Poetry on Dr. John WorldPeace JD
The following is about how poetry has driven my life. It has been my “guide on”. I am a follower of Jesus but not a corporate Christian religionist or a religionist of any kind. I belong to no organizations that are not imposed by law. As I said above, all homo sapien organizations are elitist and exclusionary and WorldPeace is all-inclusive and democratic cosmology/philosophy of life.
1) I have a distinct memory of waiting somewhere in the universe without a body in front of a wormhole guarded by two Roman soldiers. I was having a conversation with other souls and when it was over I was pulled into the wormhole and into my mother’s womb at the moment of conception. I tell people I came in this reality with God and I have never lost my faith. I am not a reborn Christian. I have preachers say they don’t believe anyone who says this. My mother insisted we go to church 49-50 Sundays a year. Church and Sunday school every Sunday. Nothing much on any other days. I did that until I was 18 and started college and was working full time.
2) At 8, I was a happy little kid who loved playing alone with is toys. Then I heard someone say that everyone dies. I thought WTF. I am going to die. If that is true why did I come here. I put away my toys and began my quest for metaphysical answers even though I did not use that terminology. I very quickly realized I had some kind of global involvement in my future. I began to ask the kinds of questions to which Christians give the fall back response. “God only knows.” I never believed that. I knew someone or someones had or have the answers. And I began to realize I was going to have to look at other religions for answers. But I did not tell anyone that. I did not want to deal with the negative attacks especially from Christians.
3) I loved the poetry of some of the Psalms. And certain Bible verses which were like poetry.
4) I was a C student at every level of my education because of boredom. Were I a kid today, I would have be out of high school by 10 with a computer and home study. My IQ is in the top 1%. I would have registered even higher but I had a small vocabulary because I did not want to talk over the heads of my family and extended family. The lack of vocabulary caused me to miss at least 3-5 logic questions on the Mensa test because I did not know the words. I have 10 years of college, 3 degrees and from kindergarten to graduating with a law degree I was bored in every single class. All the classes went too slow for me.
5) When I was about 14, I saw an article in the insert in the Sunday newspaper about a kid who was playing baseball with one arm. It was a watershed moment for me. I thought what could a person with good health, a higher than average awareness and ability to learn and unlimited energy accomplish with a focused distant run through life. I went to work for my uncle in the Summers at 14; half the Summer I went to Summer school to catch up. Fine with me. There was nothing to do at home. My second-grade teacher told my mother I was retarded. My mother would not accept it. I went to Summer school every Summer from 2nd grade until I graduated from college with my law degree in 1984.
6) In high school I was profoundly taken by
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
This gave me a perspective that it did not matter what I did, the only thing that mattered is that I tried my best.
And I guess the hope that one day I would be worthy of Jesus saying to me.
“Well done, good and faithful servant.”
About this time, maybe the same class I read
For all you days be prepared
This opened my eyes that a life of pacifism was not a realistic way to increase the level of peace in the world human society.
7) In the 11th grade I was sitting in the counselor's office and she was setting me up for some aptitude tests off-premises. While she was away from her desk, which was an old 40s oak desk with a glass top, I saw 2 or three lines of some quote under the glass.
Robert Frost: “Somewhere ages and ages hence:
This was the third watershed moment in my life. I realized I was going to basically work twice as hard as anyone I knew or would probably ever know. Good. Life goes pretty slow so I can speed up and expand.
8) Some time in my teens I latched onto Jesus saying, “Ask receive, seek find, knock enter.” I did not fully understand that until about 20 years ago. But I never stopped meditating on it.
A couple of years ago I put it all together.
I am a Spiritual Christian, not a Corporate Bureaucratic Christian. I absolutely believe in the Resurrection. I absolutely believe in the following words of Jesus because I believe in Hebrews 8:10-11. “Ask and it will be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds and to those who knock it will be opened.”
We write our individual and group scripts in life.
(When God through a prophet appointed a king, God owned the bad acts of that king. In a Democracy, the citizens appoint a king and they own the bad acts of that king. So when Donald Trump denies health care to the poor Christians own it personally. And Christians believe in Jesus who said you own every negative thought and deed and these will be judged. So when a woman is legally denied an abortion by laws which do not simultaneously provide for entitlements for that unwanted child, Christians own all the abuse that unwanted child bears in life. That is the reality of the true message of Jesus that radical Fundamentalist and Evangelical Christians refuse to discuss. It is a metaphysical issue. It is why Jesus said few get into heaven.)
The Book of Revelation is a false book of a doom and gloom future set in stone and I reject it because it is contrary to the teaching of Jesus I have quoted above that we script our reality individually and as a group and because in my day to day life all my life I have been a witness to the truth of the above scripture. We are presently living the beliefs and actions of the world human society in the past; and in our personal life, the choices we have made and the things we have believed all throughout life. Through art and poetry these issues will have a better chance of being discussed.
8) After college in August 1970, and before entering the Army two months later in October 1970, I went to work selling life insurance. At that time I heard for the first time
Success is a journey, not a destination.
This helped me see that all my shortcomings on my path were just part of the path. And in 1993, I read the Tao te Ching and saw this repeated in the framework of don’t get into dualism. Just do you work and move on along.
And the same year I saw another collateral from Zen,
Chop Wood, Carry Water.
Meaning just do your work.
9) In 1986, I bought a book “101 Famous Poems” and I saw
William Ernest Henley – “Invictus”
10) In 1993, my second wife and I moved to Denver, Colorado to get away from my first wife who abandoned our marriage and a year later our children in 1988.
In order to keep my first ex (who I relate to as the Snake since 1987; I needed to keep myself reminded of what I was dealing with) from creating chaos in mine, my second wife and my children who were living with me lives. I took a menial job in warehouses at $7 an hour so the Snake would not file some court action to take back the two remaining children my second wife and I were raising.
I was not going to let 3 years of my life go by with nothing to show for it. So, I decided to re-interpret, not translate, the sacred books of the world’s major religions. It took three years. I put a WorldPeace spin on those sacred words. I reinterpreted the Bhavagad Gita, the Tao te Ching, Analects of Confucius, the Buddhist Dhammapada, the Koran, the saying of Jesus that were quoted in two of the 4 gospels and the Saying of Thomas. I looked at wrote about Zen Koans and Haiku and the Tibetan Book of the Dead and the Book of Job.
I was amazed to find that the Tao, the Dhammapada, the Book of the Dead, Zen, the Bhavagad Gita were basically poetry.
I acquired a lot of knowledge about poetry in reworking those sacred texts.
10) The point of the above is that not only have I learned something about writing poetry, I have what I consider an unofficial Ph.D. understanding of world religions and spirituality. And that understanding has dramatically expanded my world view and given me another huge reservoir to draw upon in writing poetry.
11) Somewhere along the way, probably 1976, I discovered Rudyard Kipling and “If”
My life has been this poem. I have lived all of it in spades.
I reject the last line as being gender specific.
Rudyard Kipling - 1865-1936
If you can keep your head when all about you
11) In 2002, I ran for governor of Texas in the Democratic Party. I found them to be corrupt just like the Republicans, and I seriously significantly challenged them. I told them if they pursued their plan Texas would go Republican (It had been Democratic since Reconstruction )
I am running for President as the Independent Maverick write-in Candidate for President 2020. At http://impeachpresidenttrumpusa.com/ you will find my Commentary on Donald Trump since he was elected. That is already about 3200 pages after I edit it down. I also have my notes on the 2002 Governors race in Texas to be published.
15) Helen Keller.
Life is a daring adventure or nothing.
Alfred Lord Tennyson - 1809-1892
I know its power. That is why I write so much. All great men and women have a large body of work from which maybe one percent or less is well known as inspiring. But that one percent has dramatically changed the world.
17) Lastly I wrote a poem yesterday that I have attached. I have written about 50 so far this year. I will write another 2500 by year end.
18) My flagship website https://johnworldpeace.com has 14,000 pages on it. The above is just a very shorthand rendition of those 14,000 pages.
Thanks for your consideration.
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