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Stairway To Heaven?
Stairway To Heaven?
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I just got back
From a beautiful requiem.
I'm not sure what died
But I'm back now.
And I am remembering how,
As a teenager
I would come home late,
Drunk as a skunk and,
Quiet as a moth walking up the screen
Toward the light,
I would tiptoe up the stairs and
Collapse on my childhood bed
Beyond exhausted, staring
Into the stars
Of my private cosmos.
And I felt as if I had just crawled home
An enormous distance.
2) Now that I am back
I sit up straight!
I am seated in lotus
On the moon.
My weeping eyes are
Caked and streaked with moon dust.
My eyes have just been blessed
From seeing the Earth-rise.
Blessed by how sweet She looks
And how forgiving!
And as I sit there in moon dust
I begin to think of my parents
Who gave birth to me
On the forgiving Earth.
3) We don't have to love our lives
To get away with
Living long selfish lives.
And we don't have to love ourselves
For the world to love us.
It sounds like I am talking about God
But it isn't God I'm talking about,
It really is Earth . . .
About how we just have to love something
That She gave us
For Her to forgive us
For everything we have done to her.
And it is on the little strength
Of that child-like love
That she lets us
Crawl back.

 

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger  and author of several books, the latest: 13 Seeds: Health, Karma and Initiation. Over the last few years he has begun calling himself an activist poet, channeling his activism through poetic (more...)
 

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i especially love the 2nd and 3rd stanzas. it's so important to love her and what she gives us continually; the loving, forgiving Earth. thanks.

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Yes but the first part is necessary. It was my way in. In the first part, I revisit my teenage years, and my childhood (childhood bed) and about how, as for so many sensitive, searching youth, the parents, whether they are loving or not, are clueless. I identify my teen-self with the moth climbing up the screen, toward the light. The moth is coming up for me a lot. It represents the nocturnal, most vulnerable aspect of our nature or humanity. So the first part is telling a little more of my my story, providing another piece of the puzzle, that for some reason I am compelled to share, because, I suppose, I need to be part of the new sharing-culture, except where I share is not on social media platforms, but through poetry), and only then, after revisiting that period in my life of existential crisis, can I get to where I am now -- sitting in lotus on the moon letting my heart be broken by a vision of Earth-rise, and then hinting at rebirth through Her forgiveness. That's the idea anyway.

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