Westward Ho

The great vision filled them with need,
Extraordinary journey laying ever ahead.
Necessity in knowing unknown wonders.
So so many perish along the hard path,
Still they’re driven by westward vision,
Death but one of the heavy challenges.
Hot dry plains, mountain tu airless sky,
Snow wagon deep as do vision yet call,
Until there, yon valley spreading wide,
Out new homes an Earth born paradise,
Demands met, vision fulfilled, we rest,
For now our new great futures to build…

easy…

westwardho

Late Fall

Shivers come as breezes blow brisk,
Birds dance thick chasing last meals,
My mind runs over in frustrated pain,
Worried visions of the coming white,
Summer long gone and winter is near,
Yet behold the new glory, colors at play,
Awaken to a wonder, beautiful new day,
Old path doth call me pull and enchant,
Magistry enticing to come out and dance,
I cannot refuse so I push at these wheels,

easy…

acrylic on rag
acrylic on rag

Stories from the Past

With fear and trepidation I slip in,
The screams of mystery wash ore,
Ghostly stories of times long past,

There is pain here, suffering, yearning,
Tension fills the very air, I need to know,
Carefully listening, I need hear their voice,

In opening myself, visions begin to flow,
Odd bits spread across the floor bring hints,
Dimmest of light glimmers, bringing focus import,
Understanding comes slow, brief glimmers revealed,

So lost, so hidden, yet meaning comes to mind,
And with meaning the hidden brings understanding,
So, relaxed, I sit back, take it all in, and begin to learn,
Only need patience, resisting judgment, and simply allow,

easy…

SilentRoomOfPainPencil

Venerable Life’s Wisdom

Venerable Life’s Wisdom
Stands firm throughout trial,
Taking only what is required,
Giving back so much more,
Knowledge spread out freely,
Doing in not doing, tis unity,

easy…

Venerable Life's Wisdom Stands firm throughout trial, Taking only what is required, Giving back so much more, Knowledge spread out freely, Doing in not doing, tis unity, easy...
Venerable Life’s Wisdom
Stands firm throughout trial,
Taking only what is required,
Giving back so much more,
Knowledge spread out freely,
Doing in not doing, tis unity,
easy…

 

 

Found Within

The of greatest virtue,
Follow only the One truth,
The One resides within, as unity,
Allow other to lead, indistinct, unclear,

So unclear, so indistinct
Within ourselves there is knowing,
Ever distinct, ever His so much clarity,
Within ourselves we find His true substance,
Deep and profound, as we were created to be,
Within us all we can know His truest essence,

Essence of the most supreme reality,
Within Him we can place all our faith,
From ancient times to the present, He is,
Whatever man’s name for Him, never to depart,
Open yourself to observe the source of all things,
How else are to know the true nature of the Source,

easy…

Because We Can, We Should

Hold to your soul, embracing oneness,
Steadfast and strong, without straying,
Concentrate the energy and reach relaxation,
Like the newest infant sated on the fullest meal,

Wipe the dirt from your world view,
Can we truly be without imperfections,
In loving all people and ruling a nation,
Can we not be true without this manipulation,
Awaiting the heavenly gate’s opening and closing,

Can one hold to the Mother’s feminine principle,
To understanding clearly all directions in respect,
It can be done without the strife in which we do live,
We bearing it, rearing it, this relevant goal of tomorrow,
Bearing without possession

Achieving better, without arrogance or greed,
Help raise for union, never for domination or control,
This Mystic Virtue, the meaningful path of the Great One,

This need be us all…

easy

The Long Road

It’s been a long road,
Getting from there to here,
It’s been a long time,
But my time is finally here,
And I will see my dreams,
Come alive at night,
I will touch the sky,
And they’re not gonna hold me down no more,
No they’re not gonna change my mind,
Cause I’ve got faith, of the heart,
I’m going where my heart will take me,
Faith, to believe, in all my gifts within,
I can do anything,
I’ve got strength of the soul,
No one’s going to bend nor break me,
I can reach any star,
I’ve got faith,
I’ve got faith,
Faith of the heart,

Rod’s version