Pray For More Time

I have fallen
and never found land
to break upon
no rocks
suitable
no height
with which to acquire
the proper speed
where I may finally
shatter and rest.
I remain
unbroken.

I see shadows
when others see light
and in the darkness
all I see is bright.
Creation is the clay
and the kiln
and the hammer
and the rain that falls
on pottery shards
melting into clay.
It’s always a circle
it’s always that way.

Bones of misfortune
bleach over time
a skeleton is in our future
and in our past.
The form of us
the shape of us
comes and goes
but we always remain
forever
in remembered moments
of the living
and
recorded
loving, living
for all time
in places that don’t have names
that people with bones
can speak.

So while you can
speak
what will you say?
Who
will
you
hold?
What will you
love
with?
How will you fight
for others…or will you just
fight
with…others,
when all those “others”
are just those
you can’t remember
how to love?

When I see you
hate…
I fall.
I pray to break
open.

When you break
I pray.
How can we shatter
this illusion
together
when all that avails us
says
we are separate?
In this dream
how
can awakening
be more real for us
than the dream of power.

Wisdom can’t be given
because it’s not words
it’s experience
and that’s earned
through time
and not read about.

When you fall
I pray
for more time.

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About skymeetingtheground

Healer, poet, author, yogi, single father...outdoorsy guy.
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2 Responses to Pray For More Time

  1. Sandra Khoury says:

    Thank you Charlie…beautiful 🙂

    Like

  2. storyland99 says:

    Yes, this is beautiful and true.

    Like

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