"The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul."

Monday, August 28, 2006

AS MY MIND COLLECTS MYRIAD IMAGES


AS MY MIND COLLECTS MYRIAD IMAGES,
FLEETING THOUGHTS AND DISCARDS
THEM WITH UNCONSCIOUS EASE.
ONE PERSISTENT, GHOSTLY, UNIDENTIFIABLE
UNDULATING SHADOW,
KEEPS RE-APPEARING, PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK,
FILLING ME WITH VAGUE UNEASE.
IS IT THE MEMORY OF THE RISING SUN
CHASING THE SHADOWS OUT ACROSS
THE DEWEY MEADOW GREEN,
THAT IS PROMPTIMG ME TO BELIEVE AND
SEEK, AN ETERNAL POWER, CONSISTENT, UNSEEN.
AS I LIGHT THIS SMALL CANDLE SO
LIFELESS, INSIGNIFICANT AND SLIGHT-
UTTER SILENCE, PITCH BLACK, DARKNESS
CAN'T STIFLE, AND FLEES FROM THIS TINY LIGHT.
I TRY TO RATIONALIZE TO PERFECTLY
LOGICAL, TO BE ABLE TO SEE FOR MYSELF
A (THAT) SUPERNATURAL BEING.
IS HE HIDING FROM MY UNBELIEF, JUST
WAITING UPON SOME POSITIVE FAITH,
THAT THO, NOT SEEING BUT BELIEVING.
THOUGH I MEDITATE, I STUDY, I TOIL
FOR KNOWLEDGE, FORMAL SCIENCE TO COMMAND
BUT AS I PAUSE IN MY EFFORTS, I MUST BEGRUDGINGLY
ADMIT ALL LABOR, ALL EFFORT, ALL KNOWLEDGE, ALL POWER
REST IN THOSE NAIL SCARRED HANDS
by
James Gargus
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2 comments:

Dan Marsh said...

He paints some fierce pictures.
Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

Interesting pen,enjoyed...Hugsss

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