“WHY ALAN WATTS IS A HERO O’ MINE!” a poem. a.k.a.: “Why Do You Wanna Be A Member Of Our Group?” April 4, 2018: Wednesday!
I got up just this morning, considering-myself “a wreck,”
And thought of Alan Watts,* and thought I’d have a “peck,”
At writing-a-poem ‘bout-why, I think of him as “Friend!”
“SINCERITY,” he used to stress, “Can help you put an end,
To being too dang serious!” – I liked that substitution,
And BEING REAL, somehow, was in his constitution!
If you watch many of-his-videotapes,
He seems so “In The Now,”
Which-I-TAKE to-be spontaneous; just watch: “GOD-4-10 (minutes),” a Tao!
THE Tao, I think, is touched on there; he was a storyteller,
And kind and laughed, quite like a cat – a “Jesus” kinda feller!
He lectured ‘bout philosophy – said he-liked-to-talk-quite-”full,”
But gave a fine disclaimer: “I want no ‘guru pull!’ “
“I think you should drop ‘labels,’ and find yourselves some work,
That makes you fairly happy – like Capt. James T. Kirk!”
His philosophy? Kinda goofy! But with some truthful rumor,
And like one Edgar Cayce*** said: “Keep up the Happy Humor!”
I’ve got some other friends, I do,
At least I think they are,
And some of them like to proclaim: “My-AWARENESS? UNDER PAR!”
Now, I don’t know quite what they mean,
BUT – if I had-to-define,
The word “aware,” I think it is,
With Alan Watts I’d dine! 🙂
* – English philosopher(?)
** – Oriental philosophy
*** – American mystic “channel-er!”