Monday, January 17, 2011

Trails on Ascending

What is within this earth’s crust   
What is within the depth of my soul
What is the purpose of my life’s journey

What created what is!

What lies without …

What lies in the serenity of a morning
hike through the forest, covered by
colossal trees, pelting through the pebbles
Cascading a bed of mountain stones
How is mighty and majestic pinnacle
That shows off to sky
The zenith of life, and the summit to reach. 

The crest pulls us with endurance
As tedious the life’s pathway too
To pursue, to trail, to hunt or to chase
All to ensue the purpose of life

Uphill, sometimes we give up
A twinge unquenchable
What made me to give up …
A constraint, a situation, sometimes a choice

But, the cry within is pinching persistently
To recuperate, to rebound, to spring up
Just to reach the apex
To excavate the edge, to ascertain the
Gentle, Calm, Mighty, and Majestic from the depths of my soul
to the world around me…
Life is All-Surrounding, lingering to behold.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The way we are ...

We hold on to things the tightest,
when we are forced to let them go-
We always want things a certain way,
when know they can’t be so.

Dreams always last the longest,
when they are furthest from our reach-
And the lessons we can learn the most from,
are often the very ones we teach.

The grass is always the greenest,
when it lies on the other side-
And the truths we preach to others
are often those we can’t abide.

We hold fast to the things in a storm,
which are most likely to blow away-
And yet we neglect to wear sunscreen,
on a bright and sunny day.
We spend our time trying to see things,
when perspective is one thing we lack-
And we never appreciate what we we’ve got,
until we can’t get it back.

We expect the whole world to give us a break,
and yet ironically we’ll find-
That when others come asking the same of us,
we tell him they’re out of their mind.

We tell everyone what’s wrong with this world,
and we do nothing to make it right-
We complain about families falling apart,
and yet do nothing to keep them tight.

We preach about loving our neighbours,
and we teach children right form wrong-
But we never set good examples for them,
when real chances come along.

We complain about not having enough time in our lives,
to do what we must do-
Yet if we were given more hours in a day,
we’d use up all that, too.

We desire to be close to all those we love,
yet all too often look on from afar-
And when it comes to the truth do we want to change,
or remain forever as we are ?