DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

WIND AND THE SEA: ANSWERS




THE ANSWER MY FRIEND
IS BLOWIN' IN THE WIND
THE ANSWER IS
BLOWIN' IN THE WIND

I LOOK UP AT THE WIND AS IT MOVES THE SEA
 
Water, water everywhere
below, above, and myself
by the Gulf engulfed
Breathing not air any more
Yet breathing, yes.

What now
Did I hear
You call?

Breathing and dreaming
A certain wave of peacefulness
Overcomes my being, entirely
and I thirst no more...
Breaths of salty flavor

No longer
In charge
Was I ever?

Few seconds? Eons?
There is now not
the necessity for tracking
That ticking sound from my soul
is not a clicking of time

It is
between now
and forever

Stupor of drunkenness
I must be dreaming as
I am reaching for my bottle
What was its name
this tastes the same

Elixir you
are hiding
from me

That oh so bright
Light--is it night?
No my sir, No...
It is the Presence
It is that First Cause

Of all
things which
were made

Drowning? Yes I am
but not in a briny sea
Finally here viewing
the really real me
in all the brightness

the moon
the sun
the Deity

A wisp is hanging over
as from this bottom I see
it can blind me no more
Here it is my eternity

No begin
No end
Only now

If there had ever ever been question
Let this be my certain answer
The First, the Last, the Always
As it was, is still above! And
As I looked up--this simple response:

To love
To love
To love


OK Peeps?  I fell asleep on the keyboard (again!) while writing this poem.  And I remember waking and looking at the page just before the last several segments, thinking, "My God, this thing could go on for pages and pages!"  


Aren't you lucky I woke up? --grin!

Sober love, and PEACE to you all...right NOW!


NOTE:  
This is not going to turn into a "dedication" blog.
However, I dedicate this to my wife, Prayer-Girl (PG)

Prayer-Girl is worthy of a dedication-post.
Bless you Prayer-Girl, Sober, Mother, Homemaker, Spirit-Gifted Healer

20 comments:

Dulce said...

Hey! You are learning fast and so 'damn' well. Soooo beautiful it seems you copied it from a book of poems!!? Is this really yours???
Oh My! This competence i have to face now ( LOL)
I am glad you dedicate such a beautiful poem to your peep #1!!!

Zanejabbers said...

Aw shucks. I'm glad you two have each other.

Nessa said...

I love your poem and I love your dedication to your lovely wife.

Wordless Wednesday

Inky said...

Steve, such sweetness and adoration with humour sneeking in between a few lines. YOu are doing GREAT, this is lovely. PG is going to love it and how wonderful a dedication.

Blessings to you both

wolfie185 said...

Wonderful Steve, you bring the message across really well. You are blessed to have someone as wonderful as Prayer Girl in your life to dedicate this to.

Secretia said...

Expressed thoughtfully and completely!

Syd said...

I like the poppies. They remind me of watching the Veterans' Day ceremony in my home town.

enchantedoak said...

I liked your crazy journey.

Shadow said...

close your eyes and breathe in the salty sea, and find your true self inside. the rest doesn't matter.

Madison said...

Aw. That's beautiful. I was prayer girl, I'd really love you.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Beautiful, both thoughts and dedication!

Prayer Girl said...

From "Dedicated To",
I love this poem. This speaks as strongly to my soul as the poems I wrote years ago. And for me that is saying a lot. Very powerful.

Thank you for this beautiful gift. I will cherish it always.

Your "Prayer Girl",
PG

LarryG said...

wonderful love song!
Fall asleep anytime Steve.

Janice said...

you have something at my blog
love the poem, HI pg

♥Shann♥ said...

I didnt fall asleep while reading, I enjoyed it a lot!
have a wonderful day today Steve E!

Calli said...

This was quite beautiful, Steve and touching that you dedicated it to your Prayer-Girl! You know, I have yet to meet her, Steve. I need to do that very soon!

btw~ Red is almost ready. She simply needs the perfect shelter (aka ~ cardboard box...lol)
tis a long trip, ya know...:)

soon my dear, v. soon!
love and peace~
Calli

John DeFlumeri Jr said...

Peaceful words, nice poetry, and your wife is a lucky woman I think!

Cat said...

Wonderful poetry Steve!

To Love!

Margie said...

You did such a beautiful job on the poem!
Bravo, Steve!
I so enjoyed this!

Blessings!

Margie:)

jake collins said...

Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing!