sitting in a dark room

sitting in a dark room
considering light
consider the space
and consider our plight

sitting in a valley
way down below
under the mountain
where we might perchance go

from the depths formed by rivers
mountains carved by streams
water through earth delivered
like thoughts left from dreams

no glow in the dark
nor flash in a mist
fully illuminates the possible
only giving a glimpse.

as in dreams or a journey
each explores soft edges of light
and the inside of darkness
holds some insight

revelations anew
portend blessings we are now seeing
to find the illusive
truth of all being

although darkness may comfort
or light warm the soul
held nearest our heart
is love as the goal

love transcends darkness
and compassion illuminates
winding path forward
to heaven’s welcome gates

a gate to goodness we seek
journeys’ guides hold us
in mysterious faith and eternal trust
our seeking emboldens

goodness tumbles out
like rivers to ocean
a true secret shared
all life needs such motion

traveling as drops in a stream
and then life’s winding river
all the hopes in our time
and sorrows delivered

to places of healing
missions of glory
as each one of us
seeks out our own story

Why do we hire poets so they can tell us the obvious?

Change is a continuous part of life.
The simple contains the profound.
The profound is often simple.
Sunlight and air belong to all.
Hope and despair trade places regularly.
Honoring the planet honors ourselves.
Love is the solution, the answer, the problem, the everything.
Not a bad poet
Sharing when we know it
The simple is profound
we see it all around
Hope emerges
then it merges
with air and light and sound

#livepoetry #nothaiku

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