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Reason To Smile

Poem By Lendl Ian Servillon

I am woman and I have borne the Torah on a gold cloth
Over my shoulder.
I have consecrated its dust-leadened parchment,
Cradling the scrolls into temple darkness...
Clicked-shut the doors, saddened and empty.
I am of childbearing age...
I am crimson with life.
I have touched the Ark.
I have read the Covenant.

I cannot lighten the laws of heaven.
I have nothing to do with clouds or sin, but
I could have shown them where Eden was hidden...
The forgotten way going home again.

I have caressed the male god on his couch
In a ghost-haunted room, a candle-dark room...
Remembering a soul, but eyes with no spark.
I have soothed his forehead in the dead hours,
Softening his terror, silencing his scream,
'Mother, do not leave me again'.

I cannot replace the laws of heaven.
I have nothing to gain from angels or sin, but
I put him on the road to Eden...
The long-hidden path going home again.

I am woman and I come adorned with a
Mitre of thorns.
I own salvation, blessed and chaliced...
Giving to sinners,
Selling to saints.
I have witnessed the sins of gods.
I have dried the unwarranted tears of Eve.
I have confessed and absolved the dead.

I will not revise the laws of heaven.
I will not tamper with death or sin, but
I will wait for you in Eden...
At the end of the road going home again.

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Compulsion set aside for sober reflection. A poignant piece of poetry written in heightened poetic diction with conviction. Thanks for sharing.
Weight Of Ages Hangs Heavy: Over Beginning Time the weight of ages hangs dust layers heavy over prehistories over forgotten beginnings spark beginning of time yet universal themes are past present future then now tomorrow are one continuum hung outside time instant eternal seals we meet in the laws of God parodox time or scientific big bangs born into first fears of life death struggled through into mortality immortality eternity serendipities knowledge ignorance pale into splintered or focused pin points of perception we are raised up by rare realization that all life is sacred salvation may be blessed chaliced damned by affixed laws or social judgements pierce society but ultimately we wise realize no laws are greater than love bliss of knowing compassion forgiveness kindness humility honour justice are all aspects of sustaining nurturing sacred power love freely given regenerating Copyright © Terence George Craddock Inspired by the poem 'Earth-Woman' by Elysabeth Faslund. Dedicated to the poet Elysabeth Faslund.
The weight of ages hungs heavy over the beginning of this poem, yet the universal themes are past present future, then now tomorrow are one, we meet in the laws of God and time; born into the fears of life death struggled through into mortality immortality eternity, knowledge ignorance pale into splintered or focused pin points of perception, we are raised up by the realization that all life is sacred, salvation may be blessed chaliced damned by laws or social judgements of society; but ultimately we realize no laws are greater than love, the bliss of knowing compassion forgiveness kindness humility honour justice are all aspects of the sustaining nurturing sacred power of love freely given.10+++ enjoyed and saved :)
Thank you. Now do you understand what I said by 1,000,000?
By this poem you try to take one to the beginning of world life itself! Thinking in the classical line is something quite interesting ever, it seems!


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