When Fear Fades

When Fear Fades

                                                                  Suns and Shooters ~ Philip Brent Harris


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



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.


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


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