Pilgrim Path

This blog is the work of a seeker and poet. Walking stick in hand, I head out into the world, not of the world, but in the world. My words and my friends carry me along and light the pilgrim path of spiritual journeys.

Friday, May 04, 2007


There are times I can’t bear the thought of more words.
Seems the world is full of conflict and pain
induced by the thoughtless rantings of mean hearts,
whose sharp-edged bullets lodge in our weakest spots.

Often times when we walk on our journey
unguarded and carefree among lovers and friends;
those who carry a piece of our pierced souls inside them,
will unleash a loose word, bring staggering pain.

Sudden sounds spoken quickly as a cheap balm
to simply assure ourselves we’re still alive
can become irretrievable, inflict deeper wounds
than the conscious mind can fathom.

To suffer gladly such offense would make of it
a victim’s stew, rich in guilt and poisonous intent
ladled thickly, eaten hot. No, let us bind our open sores
with generously slathered forgiveness.

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Blogger Anna said...

I wonder if those speaking the words that bring pain realize the effect of their words.

3:57 PM  

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