from Wendie Marks
I wonder where everyone is. It does not seem quite correct that we have all gone our separate ways. There is so much that we have experienced and so much still to be said. Be well all.
The Holy Fire
Eyes burning for days; tears washing my face
If only one person could quench their thirst
and survive from my tears.
It is too late
I have arrived too late
My heart swells aches cracks and seems to break
When will we the world recover?
How can we ask?
When so many have been lost?
There must be some meaning
We must make something of this
This raging fire hot blazes of combustion
Burnings, shootings, slaughterings, and so much more.
The annihilation of entire civilizations, a race.
But no! There are eighteen leafy green oaks pushing through stones.
Growing out of blue grey multi-colored boulders.
Something is surviving. Some have survived.
"These few these happy few?"
If Christ died for the peoples sin
Then is it possible that the holocaust
And the many other cruelties of mankind
May be a payment an exchange in the name of a higher good?
How might one understand the actions of murderers?
How might one transform all that we have seen
And all that we have remembered?
Is it the remembering that is the transformation?
Under crystal chandeliers we emerge
To higher forms of civilization: philosophy, art, music, poetry
Purification through fire gives birth to a refined humanity
An uplifted humanity.
Would you jump into the fire for a greater cause?
To transform all that you have seen and remember
Jump into the holy fire.
That is our great work.
There are bystanders and will be bystanders.
I am one of these too paralyzed and frozen
To be effective - to care about anything except ones own precious safety.
What if we stepped out?
What if we emerged from the grey stone
What if we were part of the rebirth of civilization.
Something passionate - yes
If only we could look through our eyes and not with them.
Will you come with me?
Let us jump into the holy fire.
To transform not once not twice but again and again
Let us join hands and jump together!