An Ode To The Stages Of Consciousness

Steve McAlphabet
3 min readJan 23

This poem was inspired by the works of Dr. David Hawkins.

Photo by Ashley Batz on Unsplash

Viewing the state of humanity

there seems to be some stages

as we entertain insanity

quite often it enrages

us to think we are separate from the source of our existence

and we find ourselves in Shame

feelings of misery rise up with persistance

and we have only ourselves to blame

we feel Guilt for being who we are

and feel like we’re never enough

with our very souls we constantly spar

and the battle is very rough

hope becomes a distant dream

as we play out our lives as tragedy

and due to our lowly sense of self esteem

all we embrace is Apathy

mired in our suffering

we live our lives in Grief

the burden of existence is smothering

and there seems to be little relief

that life will ever improve

we find ourselves in Fear

down the path of growth we want to move

but the way is never clear

wanting more than we’ve had before

a new life we Desire

picking ourselves up off the floor

we try to lift ourselves up higher

with the state of ourselves and the world around us

Anger starts to build

life continues to confound us

as we try to feel fulfilled

struggling to improve our lot

we begin to find our stride

and though we often still feel distraught

we also begin to feel Pride

wandering through the ups and downs

ourselves we still disparage

our miseries continue to compound

Steve McAlphabet

I recently produced a documentary about my 73 day motorcycle tour to celebrate the legacy of Will Rogers and perform my show “Get The Bunk Out”.