Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Category: Poetry

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.

Do Not Mourn Destiny

Do not
mourn
destiny.

What was
had to
be.

This
moment
is perfect.

In
tragedy
and success.

Learn
from
suffering.

Stop
chasing
success.

Do not
mourn
fate.

Truth

Truth
is the
gateway
to love.

Through it
passes
ultimate
reality.

Vulnerability
is the key
to the
heart.

Through it
we unlock
intimacy
with god.

 

Sanctification: A Love Story

Sanctification is not about self-denial. It is a love story. It is about falling in love with the deepest and truest aspect of our being. It is about falling in love with god. After that, everything that separates us from god simply starts falling away. Sanctity does not require us to deny anything. It asks us only for our attention. It asks only that we love god and our neighbor more than ourself. Sanctity does not call us to self denial, it calls us to be the truest version of ourselves. It calls us to ignore distractions and shed our false self.