03 December 2020

Meditation #10 -- the enlightenment

On the boundless plain where the two worlds meet
Where you lived ten million empty lives
Until the great wave of sand crashed home
Can wisdom take root here?

Fury stoked fear, then calm stoked -- your pride
You faced your terror, found yourself its match
City ruined, life risen, deep and strange
Their steel rusted, you lived.

You paused a while, then you crossed the river
All was done, then it all slipped away
Stolen land, a new haunted tribe, and yet
In the end, nothing learned.

o o o o o

By the southern seas where R'lyeh sleeps
Where you savored the warmth, but not the heat
Beneath the gaze of inhuman eyes
Can wisdom take root here?

The man-made god who had made man god
Knew not what now he was raising up
In your hate's fierce power, defying them both
Coming to know yourself.

Then the men of the mundane burst in
Shattered the world you had made your own
Dealing death, calling you away -- you wept
But this time, remembered.

o o o o o

In the icy wastes of the last of lands
Where you learned so soon under howling skies
Of unending night and unsetting sun
Can wisdom take root here?

Frozen outside, warm at home, always she
Goddess eyes, offering much, asking much
Driven out, risen to rule at last
Fury stilled, peace achieved

As she arose, so you too shall arise
Ending your journey, ready for the next
Out of the ice, fit to reach for the stars
Now forever awake!


Blogger Hot guys said...

Well... That was kinda wonderful! 🙂

03 December, 2020 07:00  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yowza! An epic poem indeed!

03 December, 2020 09:56  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Thank you for this. Meditative words.


03 December, 2020 11:34  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Hot: Thanks!

Debra: Thanks! Praise indeed.

Shaw: Yep, it's all mine -- everything I post here is by me unless it's specified otherwise, like a quote of the day.

03 December, 2020 12:25  
Blogger Mike said...

"The man-made god who had made man god"
I had to read that 3 times before it would sound right.

03 December, 2020 13:39  
Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Loves it!


03 December, 2020 14:36  
Anonymous Annie said...

For sure: we have to free you from the shackles of ugly politics and allow your poetic self to soar. The images are wonderful; the optimistic message most welcome. Bravo, Infidel!

04 December, 2020 08:09  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mike: It's a little awkward, I know. But I think it expresses the idea accurately.

Sixpence: Thanks!

Annie: Thanks for the high praise! You've perfectly caught my thoughts about politics. Hopefully soon it will not demand so much attention, and I'll be free to post a wider range of things.

04 December, 2020 12:22  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

I really like this.

05 December, 2020 10:17  
Blogger Infidel753 said...


05 December, 2020 19:22  
Blogger Esmeralda Cloud said...

"The man-made god who had made man god"- Not awkward, very clever, that's right up my street, but then people do tend to need to reread my words as well, hahahahaha.

It's beautiful Infidel, I have to echo Debra, 'tis an epic affair, vast no less. I must get rifling too, see what's hidden in your attic that I've missed! - Esme Cloud

09 December, 2020 07:45  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Thanks! I do tend to put a lot of thought into every word and expression. Hopefully it repays whatever effort is needed for reading.

This does cover a lot of ground, even though I didn't want to make it too long. Enlightenment can be a difficult affair.

If your main interest is in the more poetic compositions, they're listed here.

09 December, 2020 09:39  

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