Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Great Liberation IS

Not walking naked through sleepy rivers 
Not pressing wishes unto the moon
Not bedding down with mind altering substance

The Great Liberation is

Not smashing dishes in search of a point
Not traveling the world without destination 
Not defying rules just to fit - differently 

The Great Liberation IS

The way of forgiveness
The way of looking into the eyes of our own fury and recognizing light
Not in the form of raging fire
But - IN THE FORM OF LIGHT

Hand of akka b. / Photo Credit: Asha Tyska Mclaughlin

THE GREAT LIBERATION IS

Revisiting the ugly past and saying THANK YOU
NOT because it's no longer the present, but

THANK YOU for being the mountain that made me

THANK YOU for being the mirror of my internal conflict 

THANK YOU for revealing the depths of my madness, self-composure, resilience 

THANK YOU for being the only thing that stands between me and

THE GREAT LIBERATION IS

NOT waiting for anyone else to say they're sorry,
but to say, you're sorry

NOT waiting for anyone else to say you're right, but to say, you're right

NOT dismissing the gift that is right before you, it is for you

THE GREAT LIBERATION IS

NOT walking naked through sleepy rivers

THE GREAT LIBERATION IS

 Walking Naked


*I had the pleasure of reading this piece tonight at Danielle Lopez's art opening @ Ojai Coffee Roasting Co. A powerful poem written in less than 30 minutes and also recorded last week for my upcoming poetry cd.

7 comments:

  1. Ohhhh Akka, what a nice tribute to saying thanks you and being thankful.
    Love your lines as always.
    And that picture does it...great.
    Have a wonderful sunday.
    Dagmar

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  2. i love this and definitely needed it today! thank you!

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  3. Beautiful :) I love this poem - and I love its message of accepting gifts for what they are and being grateful for life's challenges. Well done, Akka!

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