Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Category: Poetry

I Came for Desire

I
came
for
desire.

You
brought
me your
hearts.

Thus
all my
desires
were fulfilled.

Beloved Warden

Beloved
warden.

I am
bound
by love.

And your
invisible
strings.

Beloved
warden.

I am
captivated
by duty.

And our
implied
promises.

Beloved
warden.

I am
imprisoned
by inertia.

And my
fickle
heart.

A Prayer of Desolation

Lord god, keep my heart open amidst suffering and despair. By your grace, may I never become numb or immune to the suffering of others, nor indifferent to those things over which I have no control. By your grace, may I never succumb to hopelessness, nor be blinded by the darkness that precedes the light. By your grace, may I forgive and love those who serve fear, hatred, and violence, even as I loath their master. Amen.

Shadow I See You

Shadow
I see
you.

Memory
of my
false self.

Coldness
of the closed
heart.

Shadow
I see
you.

Lurking
in my
mind.

Whispering
old
tales.

Shadow
I see
you.

Seeking
once more
domination.

Darkness
of my
soul.

Shadow
I see
you,

Tower of Babel

Tower
of Babel
I will not
mourn your fall.

Hoary
heights
profane
the sky.

Humiliation
will cure
your false
pride.

Tower
of Babel
I will not
mourn your decent.

Gaudy
spectacle
blinds
searching eyes.

Destruction
of illusions
will unveil
the light.

Tower
of Babel
I will not
mourn your fall.

 

Agni Lord of Fire

Agni
Lord
of Fire.

Ignite
my
desire.

I am
the infinite
made flesh.

Fire
in human
form.

Master
of my
fate.

Zombies Wander the Streets

Zombies
wander
the streets.

Consuming
family
and friends.

Spreading evil
delusion
and confusion.

One
and the
same.

Hopeless
either
way.

Slaves
to the
id.

Zombies
wander
the streets.

Merely Another Worldly King

He was
merely another
worldly
King.

Chasing
power
wealth
and fame.

Legions
obeyed
his every
whim.

Yet he
was unable
to master
even himself.

His coffers
overflowed
with ill gotten
gains.

Yet he
would never
have
enough.

His name
was known
by many
lips.

Yet he
was a stranger
to his
very soul.

Just another
worldly King
chasing fleeting
power, wealth and fame.

Most Merciful God

Most merciful god. I am in resistance to what is. I have not loved you with my whole heart. I have not loved others as myself. I have sought my will, and not yours.

Most merciful god. I have been blind to your mercy. I have not seen the perfection of this present moment. I muse that if things were different, we might all be happy…we might all be in love…we might all be at peace…we might all seek god. Yet this moment cannot be other than it is. It is, what had to be.

Most merciful god. We must know despair to understand happiness. We must be consumed by hatred to crave love. We must know the horror of war to prefer peace. We must experience separation to seek wholeness.

Most merciful god. May I see this suffering as grace. May I surrender to your will. If this is the path we must walk to the kingdom of heaven, may we tread quickly. Amen.

Waves Upon the Ocean

Waves
upon
the ocean.

Worry
not about
where they go.

Nor from
whence
they come.

They are
one with
the ocean.

Moved
by the moon
and stars.

They eddy
rise
and flow.

Be as
the wave
upon the ocean.

Worry
not about
where you go.

Nor from
whence
you come.

You are
one with
the universe.

Moved
by the moon
and stars.

You eddy
rise
and flow.