When Fear Fades

When Fear Fades

                                                                  Suns and Shooters ~ Philip Brent Harris

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Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment

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When fear fades, what will I discover?
Maybe another person the same as me.
One who struggles to meet like needs,
who seeks the same answers that I do

When anger fades, who will I become?
Will I learn to be patient, quiet, to wait?
Never to merely speak, but to converse,
to think, feel and have a dialog with all.

When sadness fades, what will I discern?
May I understand there’s no separation
between joy, sorrow, pleasure and pain,
nor what is seen, hidden, real or fiction.

When aggression fades, what might I try?
Can I then choose to study war no more?
Give freely of myself, sharing all with all,
as all partake of our endless cosmic repast.

When hope fades, will I grow deaf, blind?
Lay down in wild lands, naked and alone,
unaware that I am only one stitch in time,
only a single voice in the cosmic chorus.

When love fades, will I remember myself,
realize I’m subsumed within other beings?
Knowing, at last, again, there is no ending.
Nothing is ever lost or gained, all remains.

When perception fades, will I start to see?
Comprehend that I create my own reality,
as, simultaneously, reality is creating me,
wave to particle, here, there, everywhere.

When need fades, will I then see my face?
Taking off my costume, mask and manner,
standing exposed in the darkness and light,
realize there’s ever been but one day-night.

When existence fades, will I begin to live?
Present, awake and aware every moment.
United, unique, color, note, word, instant,
nonexistent, eternal, perfect, flawed, one.

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Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment

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Pacifica, CA 94044
650.515.0514

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