Solemn words, words so lame echo and re echo in my mind
Trying too hard to make something beautiful and inspirational
You know, to much of such and such and who and whom did that and this
Then and there but this poem is really going nowhere.
I write so much of such slushy like words that are mushy
That last line was just bad; in fact it was rather sad
That was me trying to be a poet, you know the kind that rhymes and sounds divine
And copies others who sound sublime in an attempt to catch that light of lime
But I am tired of doing them and not tapping into me and living my poetry
So I’ll take my own invitation and step into this and breathe,
The thick dark emotions constricting my throat like the ocean waves batter my soul
And I will sink into this and drown myself in myself and in my death find me
And resurrect me so that I can rise from my depths a new man, almost divine
Its good that I just learned to swim because now I can doggy paddle my way to discovery
And breast stroke my way to my nirvana each breathe sacred and holy
As the salt of my unshed tears sting my thirsty mouth and I drink the bitter waters
Of my Mara, the bitter waters of my failures and consume my own heart for courage
These words that pour out will be me more than I am me being me.
So I invite you into this journey of introspection, not the meditation preached by the silent monks
Or yoga postured by the crippled beggars, but the rocky journey of self discovery
Like when America was discovered by “Americans” because until you discover you, you don’t exist
So come and starve with me as you feast your face with tangible food but your soul hungers for the illusive desires
Come and burn with me in the hot sun fire of my emotions that are so bright I wear sunglasses inside my heart
Reach deep inside to the closets hidden within the closet where the darkness is so bright that you are blind
And can not comprehend what you are even hiding.
See me and you as worlds, entire universes because we are the sum total of our world
Reach and feel that power that you have shunned all your life, feel it there like a pool of lava
Powerful and incinerating everything so hot hot is hurts to touch.
But ignore the pain and reach in with me and sink your hands in down to your elbows and feel the exquisite release
As our world of lies and masks is burned away the lava eating through it all like an inexorable flood
Heating your blood and your bones and your clay self and making it into what it is
Come and mold and make yourself and stand forth in the sun your heart strong and sure
Your body glistening in the light of your ambition and your soul a lantern of hope
Walk into this adventure and stride out a God.