Page: Profile: Poetry
||Total Views: 11,368,864
VxPoem ID: 7730
Posted: November 29th. 2004 3:04:38 AM
The Song of The Force Creative
Age Group: Adult
"I’ve something to show you"
She touches my wrist
As if to steady me
Or perhaps validate my solidity
My body knows
So I sit with her
But not too close
The black bag
The one the bartenders
Know to tuck away and baby-sit
Is curled up
Sleeping at her feet tonight
She bends to wake it
To her lap and opens
(I watch her hair as it spills
From her shoulder, across her throat
And I ache to feel that fire-silk sweep
In delicious tangles about my cheeks)
Then she is smiling at me
I have no idea how long I’ve been gone
Or if she even noticed
My steadiness has evaporated
But that is not the only reason
I wish to feel her touch again
"It’s in here, someplace"
I catch almost-glimpses
As she searches
For magick in the mystery
I sense the power building
As the energies around us converge
For energy is unafraid
It simply does what it does
Combine and harmonize
Drawing forever inward
Bursting endlessly out
Creating and containing
We do not know we sing
We simply do
The song is within us
The song of the force creative
"You remember what I told you about"
The club is noisy and crowded
But there is only the song
And her` and me
Do not know we sing
I watch her face
And when she finds the treasure
Buried in the black bag
Her eyes tell me everything
"This is my life"
She holds up a tangle of chains
Charms and tokens
At its center is a tiny, perfect crystal
This is what she wanted me to see
So I reach for the chains
"There’s a pin in here someplace …
I don’t want you to stick yourself …"
She doesn’t want to let it go
So I pull her hands closer to me
And while I admire the stone
She tells me the history
Of things hidden in the chains
"My mother gave me this
When I became a manicurist …"
She shows me a small stylized hand
Golden fingers long and slender
Tiny nails perfect
"… and the cornucopia is from my son,
I remember wearing it on a piece of string
It was so important to him that I wear it …"
I look from the tangles in her hand
To the tangles in her eyes
"This is my life"
She smiles and offers a little shrug
Stoned with that image
I smile and say,
"This is the knot of your life, Babe"
Her path seems clear to me
"Maybe its time to untangle those chains
Lay them out straight, release the confusion
Love each strand
Every charm on its own terms
Not in relation to its entanglements"
Her look tells me she thinks
I don’t understand
And in that moment
Insight suspends me miles above the planet
My stomach free-falls down and away
I see the sun’s light impacting
The very fringes of our atmosphere
Energies, converging and combining
I see a faint blue glow
Photon and molecule, harmonizing
The lesson in the vision comes:
There are at least as many ways
to cherish happiness
as there are of building monuments to pain
Then my body is screaming planetward
And I am a blue-white streak across ebony sky
"Then again, a knot may be a good thing …"
Days later we are talking
"You know, I untangled the knot …
You remember. The chains.
Well, it was a single chain.
I had forgotten putting everything
On that one, long chain …"
Her words make me shiver
The hairs on my arms stand
And I hear the singing Universe
Hear the voice
That falls only on the willing ear
I have heard it said
That the Magick has gone away
I no longer believe that today
I listen for the singers of the force creative
Though I do not know why we sing
Only that we do
Author's Location: Moreno Valley, California
More Poems: darkling has posted 34 additional poems- View them?
Author's Profile: To learn more about darkling - Click HERE
Contact Me Via Email...
Email Invites Note: Yes! I have opted to receive invites to Pagan events, groups, and commercial sales
Disclaimer: The Witches' Voice inc does not verify the accuracy of the details stated in this listing, nor do we vouch for the value of the goods or services presented here... As with all contacts and financial dealings in cyberspace, we encourage you to use caution and wisdom in your dealings with strangers.
Political Statements: Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren's Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches' Voice, Inc. TWV is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization.
State/Country flags created by 3dflags.com and are used with permission
Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2015 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.
Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.
Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wrenâ€™s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witchesâ€™ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.
Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.