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fidelity

4 November 2010

burning the lungs, the searing and singeing
of the smoke chokes the days of grace
when once the face of the malefactor is revealed;
there are the signs and the seals
protecting, preserving the ancient ways
from the disintegrating forces of modern days
as long as the fidelity of faith is preserved…
but the one who would only serve
himself is not the servant of all
the filthy, filmy caul
of his deviant desires rage like fires
inside, the source of frustration and ire.
burning, the flesh is weak and reeks
while the spirit ever and always seeks
for that which lies beyond mere existing.

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  1. 4 November 2010 16:11

    “while the spirit ever and always seeks
    for that which lies beyond mere existing.”

    –I used to hate myself for longing for more than what I could taste and touch and smell and see. Now I know, and you so beautifully describe, it is the song of the Spirit in me. Beautiful words. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  2. 4 November 2010 16:29

    really nice..

  3. 4 November 2010 16:32

    well said…
    love your word flow.

  4. Wookiesgirl permalink
    4 November 2010 21:20

    Very nice. I love the dark ones. My most favorite to write.

  5. 5 November 2010 01:54

    and, finding now, the source of fire,
    sometimes forgiveness is felt as ire
    whilst truth effects departure of
    the filthy rags shaped from self-love…

    Heh, you keep provoking poetry.
    I’ve already deleted three
    as being too many, but now there’s more!
    This one, right here, makes the number four.

  6. 5 November 2010 05:02

    I enjoyed it so much.. and your words caught me in its thought.. I liked these lines so much… “inside, the source of frustration and ire.
    burning, the flesh is weak and reeks”
    Thanks for sharing..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

  7. Kelly Hay permalink
    7 November 2010 20:09

    Very intriguing find for poets rally!

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