Poem for a friend

Posted on December 6th, 2007 by george.
Categories: epiphany, friends, history, life, poetry.

twenty miles away
the glowing orb
our lifestar
squashed into an overripe orange
and dipped behind a string of clouds
a mile away
a solitary bird took flight
and winged its way between the rays
that flew so straight and true
from the blazing inferno of its Source
to the overflowing cup of my eye
circled
then crossed the path again
with I the only one to see it
in a flash
I saw the sun of the Egyptians
and the Greeks
I saw with the eyes of every warrior
hunter
farmer
and philosopher that has been or will be
and the dawn of realization
left me with a seed of contentment
this is it
and this is worth it
in the balance of all the good and evil humanity has wrought
I am content
for it has brought us to this moment
were civilization to find its end
in this dark night
it would be enough
now as the light fades
and night crawls up with its dark blanket
even as the image is burned into my mind
I breathe deeply
and give thanks
for humanity

3 comments.

atoosa

Comment on December 7th, 2007.

This reminded me of a Passage from Psalms:

8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Another beautiful work, G. Thanks for sharing it with the rest of your friends, too.

anna

Comment on December 7th, 2007.

this is really powerful. your writing is definitely from the depths of your soul – it shows. :)

Lorenia

Comment on December 8th, 2007.

this one makes me smile big

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