The Real World

This poem puts into verse the description of the real world from the Workbook for Students in A Course in Miracles.

The world that you see brings fear to your mind
For what you looked for is what you did find
You sent out messengers guided by terror
That faithfully returned as dread’s bearer
You made this world as an attack on God
But this world of matter is just a facade
It is a symbol of your wish for separation
Thought to be real, but without substantiation
But this world, with its belief in sin,
Will truly be transformed from within
Forgiveness is the means of salvation
For when the mind makes no accusation
The “real world” will arise
A new symbol before your eyes
This symbol signifies the dream’s end
For the idea of sin, man will transcend
This symbol stands for love’s return
And man will all of his fear unlearn
This symbol means the end of time
When man enters eternity sublime
But the real world, this symbol of peace,
Will also end, and its activity cease
The last step, taken by God, guides us in
As heaven is remembered and all found within