The Glorious Fires of All Creation

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth!

Fire Spirit ~ Philip Brent Harris

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I yearn not for truth alone. It surrounds me, ever and always.
Each breath and every moment. I refuse to imagine gods
to bear my pain, shoulder my burdens during my brief
moments of flesh, this illusion of being alone.

How can I ever be alone? Warmed as the sun, within clouds,
washed through with rain, spread across the night sky,
shining the stars, all matter. No matter the terms I use.
Animate, inanimate, god—labels we use to describe
what we do not apprehend, comprehend. All sing truth, sing me.

I am blessed with creation. I am cursed with creation.
As all creation needs food, water, air, I require expression.
Yet, how do I compare? I am not cold, without warmth,
hungry, without food, dry, without drink. I have shelter,
body and mind. I love and am loved. Still, my temporary
carapace ages, no matter what I have or choose.

Creation in which all abide, abides within all existence,
speaks the whole’s desire, to manifest through us,
to remind us to remain humble.

Realizing that should I
be able to name every part, each particular element,
I will not know the whole. I will but admit my need.

I have walked down streets, passed homeless wrecks
and turned my face away, more than once.
I am saddened to admit I will do so again. Unequal to
bear witness, offer succor or sanctity, I reject myself.

I will struggle on, dig deep, clear the debris from my life,
let shine the bold self of my youth, sometimes foolhardy,
never afraid. I will forge ahead, foraging in virgin earth,
gather kindling to build a fire to warm those near me.
I will water life with my tears, both of sorrow and joy.
I will blow away the dust, which obscures my heart,
scrape away the false face that I have stood behind.
I will raise my eyes so that others may see.
I will share my truth, my beauty, my being.
Till spirit sings to spirit. Sparks rise from the whole,
give us a brief glimpse of the glorious fires of all creation.

~~~~~

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

Unite the World!

~~~~~

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