Strife colors the air I breathe
We are all wandering in a sea of darkness,
Searching for things that gleam within its dark corners
I am afraid, alone and unknowing.
But tides turn,
And with new dawns come rays of light,
Piercing shadows, illuminating snippets of recognition
That tug at our souls
Push the fear away,
A steady voice within me whispers.
Stalwart hearts never have to fear
You are the air above you
And the grass beneath your feet.
Rise above the burdens that
Hang needlessly at your neck.
Let them not weigh you down.
Let them not taint your heart.
Once, I think, there was knowledge
Of the everlasting that is beyond
The meager scope of my weary gaze.
The realization flows in my veins,
Like life blood,
That I am everything.
I am love and light,
Held together by fragile filaments
Called body and mind.
I am enthralled.
I was always Music.
I always traveled on the wind
Tracing the delicate lines of your face,
Touching your heart,
Stirring your soul.
Such things are constant
And never change.
I was always the Seeker.
Restless heart with gypsy soul,
Seeking answers, seeking truths
Without having a guide,
Traversing plains of uncharted territories.
Pushing aside distorted visions
And perverted dreams.
Beautiful untruths are still untrue.
I could never stay silent
In the face of falsehoods.
I am eternal.
I have not changed
Since the beginning of time.
In my stripped down form,
I remain the same soul
Who first walked this Earth,
Helpless and new.
With each age, I learn a new lesson,
Adding rings to the tree trunk,
Wrinkles to the eyes of wisdom.
Every day I learn a new lesson
In faith and in love.
God is in the music.
God is in the details.
We never die, and never grow old.
Only shed a new skin,
Don a new dress.
We only get smarter,
Only grow stronger.
We never fade away.
I embrace the soul of the world
And try to give it only love,
In hopes that you will feel it,
In hopes that they will learn.
I see you, scared and alone,
And I reach towards you.
I want to make the pain go away,
The shadows grow smaller.
I want you to live.
To Breathe in fresh air,
Instead of smothering in your sorrow.
I want you to feel love,
God is in your eyes,
Even if you don't know it.
I want the wounds to heal,
Salve to bleeding flesh,
Love to broken heart.