Poetry

Poem: Beliefs and Delusions by Mark Tulin

I never make fun of people’s religions
or political beliefs.

I find it foolish to argue
with those who are full of shit.

I am not naive.
I have my own delusions,
my own distorted ways
of thinking
and figuring out how the world works.

I cross strange territories
instead of crossing myself.
I sail in foreign seas
instead of aligning with those
who dwell above the clouds.

I may not be the sharpest tool
in the shed,
but I do know when I’m being conned.
I take life with a grain of salt,
not taking ideas too seriously
or else I’ll be lulled to sleep.

Freelance writer, poet, yogi and photographer from Santa Barbara, California. I write and take pictures about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching years in California. The things that move me may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry, pictures and stories resonate with you.

16 comments on “Poem: Beliefs and Delusions by Mark Tulin

  1. A quaint and insightful piece Mark, I especially liked your third stanza…..
    ‘I cross strange territories
    instead of crossing myself.
    I sail in foreign seas
    instead of aligning with those
    who dwell above the clouds.”

  2. I can seriously relate to this!

  3. I, too, have “my own distorted ways / of thinking / and figuring out how the world works.” How foolish we are to believe that we hold the truth of all things!

  4. Great post, My Friend! Loved your lines 3 and 4! LOL!

  5. Courageously put into words ♥️

  6. Hi, Mark. Picking favorite lines:
    “I sail in foreign seas
    instead of aligning with those
    who dwell above the clouds.”
    There is but one world, the world of future adventures in foreign seas as life unfolds, while those who delude themselves imagine that there is a place to dwell above the clouds. GROG

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