05 June 2020

Meditation #8 -- liberation

I was not there when the world went dark
When they built the walls of stone and lies
When the empire of fear and pain took hold
The empire of the blind.

Born into darkness, living in murk
Life decreed empty, peace made a crime
Under the reign of self-prisoned minds
I've never seen the light.

"Thou shalt not see, and thou shalt not know"
Such is the Word, law unto us all
Never to stray from the wasteland, for fear
Of their tedious rage.

But no deathly lie is eternal
Strange eons indeed have come to pass
Arise, arise, and open your eyes
The stars are right again.

From their secret places our mighty ones
Cast forth new spells of color and heat
Kaleidoscopic across the world
Even the blind can see.

In every heart, no matter how dark
A secret hides, a treasure denied
The dance shall quicken, the crystal call
Shall sound across the ice.

Cast down the walls within, breach the dams
Let yourself see what your heart still knows
Arise, arise, and join us in life
And become gods again.

9 Comments:

Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Very nice. Thanks for posting this.
Gosh I needed some peace. It's been a week.

XOXO

05 June, 2020 05:34  
Blogger Mary said...

Did you write this?
Excellent

05 June, 2020 07:23  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Sixpence: Thanks!

Mary: Yes, everything on this blog is by me unless clearly marked as otherwise (like a quote for the day).

05 June, 2020 08:19  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

A clarion call of a poem!

05 June, 2020 10:12  
Blogger JACKIESUE said...

i loved that so much

05 June, 2020 11:01  
Blogger Mike said...

Nice. Your active vocabulary probably goes past my passive one.

05 June, 2020 17:18  
Blogger Annie Asks You said...

This is superb and sorely needed in this time in our national life. I was deeply moved.
And thank you for your vote of confidence in my blog. I have great respect for your work (which now includes your poetry!) and most appreciative of your support.

08 June, 2020 06:24  
Blogger Diane Stringam Tolley said...

Brilliant! (Followed you from Jenny's!)

08 June, 2020 13:06  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Thanks for all the encouraging comments!

Annie: Thank you for your writing -- I always like it when I find an interesting new blog.

09 June, 2020 05:53  

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