Though great is
the happiness,
more severe is the
pain
when it
leaves;

though great be
the pleasure,
deeper still is the
grief
when you
breathe –

joy leads to
sorrow
when wrapped in
a world of
tomorrows,
only the
changeless is
the nature of
peace.

Fear doesn’t
move me,
I’ve given myself
to this world,
trading
reality’s glory
for the
dream.

All effects
have a cause
in a world
perfectly balanced
for experience is
not
more than it
seems.

Clinging to
waves can’t
sustain me,
but knowing the
ocean will
embrace me,
I go on turning
water into
wine,

within the
mind of a world
that believes
more than
all else,
in escaping
the concept of
time.

 

Written for Dungeon Prompts: Fear, How do you use it?

9 Comments

  1. I LOVE this metaphor:

    Clinging to
    waves can’t
    sustain me,
    but knowing the
    ocean will
    embrace me

    And this is so true:

    within the
    mind of a world
    that believes
    more than
    all else,
    in escaping
    the concept of
    time.

    For that matter all of your words ring true for me.

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  2. This seems so simplistic, but says so much. Balance of spirit is so tricky. For those who feel with their entire being; extremes are the norm. I don’t think this is necessarily a “bad” trait if you can maintain your face within society and still channel your pleasures and pains as a contribution to the good of the order (poetry, art, music, discussion, movement, influence, etc.)

    “only the changeless is the nature of peace.” – To me, this has multiple meanings, but most important (I believe) lends to the key significance of having a spiritual cornerstone in an ever-changing world. Change is inevitable on every physical level of existence, but what grounds you and evolves you is what you are measured by throughout time.

    “experience is not more than it seems.” The “balance” you refer to is like an oxymoron to me… a balance created by imbalance. Each experience is unique, a reality known only by the self… though some of us can relate to each other quite effectively. We exist in our own life perspectives, while sharing a universal consciousness; which seems contradictory, but not when you consider we are not unilaterally aware, nor equally engaged. In this way, the nonsense actually makes sense. 🙂

    I know… I know… I’m in a “heady” space today…

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  3. “Fear doesn’t move me”

    There is power in getting to that space, where you are no longer immobilized by fear.

    The wave is the metaphor that carries this poem, as the emotions (highs and lows) go in and out in a flow-like, back n’ forth rhythm, soothing like. Still, I like the imagery of abandoning the clinging to of waves as safety and refuge, and trusting instead its ocean mother to protect/ embrace you, though it is the ocean that continues to frighten most because of its unknown resident power. Beautiful.

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