I leave a trail upon the face of the multitude
So frail and fleeting
The beginning is all but erased by the eternal breath
What remains is unseen
In the absence of light
And if upon the sum total of my existence
A clearer eye should in the future gaze
It will be too late
It will be no more than if I had never been
I cast my eyes downward in despair
To those upon whom I tread
Lamenting the lost glow they once reflected
They give all they have received
To a cool indifference
Vainly seeking that which has turned away
And I am one of them
Like each so small
Frozen in transparency
And each so hard
But together soft and yielding
I am sinking down
Buried by the juggernaut of time
Where existence is only a smothering awareness
Of all that holds me in bondage
Anguish ebbs and flows within me
Panic tears my thoughts away
To that which mirrors the chaos within
The continuity of endless change
Cold and black and empty and lifeless
Yet surging and flowing with mindless purpose
Intricate patterns in a random dance
For it is made of life itself
And I quail before its power
The personification of all my fears
It slams upon all that I thought was secure
And I am swept away
A splinter spawned by my own self destruction
Hurled and heaved upon a massive churning breast
Gasping for a breath forever denied
All I know is a horizon sinking from view
And I am lost
I long for the comfort of stillness
And so my gaze is drawn upward
To the greatest vastness of all
My mind leaps outward with a speed so blinding
I perceive that I am unmoving
Entangled in a journey without ending
For the void has no end
The ultimate emptiness
Against all I take measure of all that I am
I am nothing
And nothing is all that is left to me
Save the defiance of wading out into the final act
For what is a moment of breath denied
That brings an end to an eternity of drowning
All will go on uncaring
A last look at the heavens to whisper goodbye
And I am heard
A slender glittering thread
A fitful glimmering of truth
Streaks across the black face of the lie
A moment of being then gone
Yet blazing upon my soul
A chance collision without worth
Created for my eyes alone
While all the world sleeps
I witness and it has meaning
And I know that I belong
I am a single tear
From the eye of the source of all
Yet if I am taken from the sea
A difference immeasurably small
Still the sea is diminished
I turn back from the depths
And begin the journey back to myself
In breathless anticipation of the joy
Of embracing the next instant
A blazing arc rises
A symbol of the promise kept
R. B. HART
Wayland Matthew Fox
THEN AND NOW
We knew each other from before time,
As felt thought forms clothed in magic -
Sleeping images in the mind of Mystery
Then and Now.
Becoming as deities of legend
Like the sword maker Wayland
And the triad goddess Brid.
I and Thou, Then and Now!
Descending into the clay feet of humanity -
Taking on the double vision, the dust, the death.
Then and Now, I and Thou!
Heeding the mania of the Soul to separate,
To hide in the wet darkness, to know the self.
Then and Now
Waiting, Expectant, Empty, to be filled by light, by Grace.
Climbing once again, Awake, Ascending to the infinite.
Then and Now!
Alive as before in the mind of God.
Together, all one,
New Poems by Bart Boyce:
Cindy Sheehan Day
if this were my last day on trip earth
and I was living it as if it were....
I would greet this day with that "frabjous" joy
the type of joy that brings the early rays of sun
and mixes them with little blue and red birds chirping
and drops of glistn'ing dew on earthly green meadows ...
and my focus and intent for the day ...
would be peace ...
for my inside serenity ...and peace between you and me ...
and peace for our township ...and peace for our world ....
O ...I would strive for peace and let go for peace ..
Accepting peace and living for peace ....
and honoring those who lay down their life for peace ...
who mourn the dead and those they raised ...
who dwelt among those who did not , also , cherish peace ...
for I am you and you are me and
we are the greatest of miracles .......
I will steadfast levy my gaze at peace
on this one day
and laugh .....laugh at the joy and beauty of it all
and the insanity and the craziness of it all
and the sadness and horror of it all
and the precious tender forgotten moment of love
that once was all ......
for today I am a 1000 times stronger than I was
for today I have made 1000 friends
and today my 1000 friends will act
with the guidance of universal truth and Power
we will act ....
so peacefully , those not among us ...
may feel and hear the prayerful vibration of our pounding,
loving heart ...
Poem for Peace 9/17/2004
who fight for their God, their self-governance
is it the Iraquis who have come upon us and demanded
we change our life? our ways? our God?
are we Oppressors? Is it for the cause of God and Right,
Truth and Beauty that we began and perpetuate this
senseless killing ....
Every day people will die ......what is the reason why ?
Religion? A threat of Terrorism? Weapons of Mass Destruction?
Population Control for Planet Earth?
Future Control of the Middle East?
Is it not for Corporate Greed?
Is it not for Corporate Greed? For Money and Defense Contracts
and maybe somewhere a touch of the
Ego of the "Christian" Right?
Were we to rethink this insane behaviour as a human race together.....
all the resources spent on destruction applied to
Life and Peace and a Mutually Acceptable Solution
Don't we have the ability to stop this needless killing of one another?
Every nanosecond this insanity continues ....
I must own ....\
I pray for peace
act for peace
live for peace
love for peace
as a race, I believe with all my being
that the only correct solution,
is absolute non-violence