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In Essence, Human

My faith is goat steady –
surefooted in rocky times –
I keep her within sight,
safely separated.

Store her with potential –
mountain lion persistent –
set them on the other side
of vision – lock myself away.

It’s the tigress in my heart
that unsettles me the most –
certain by her pacing
that she’ll consume me

Tremble at the demands –
self being called to embrace
something higher, deeper –
an assertion of essence.

( “Contemplating Emergence” is the name of the art, that like the poem, found its origins in my dreams.)

11 thoughts on “In Essence, Human

  1. Oh V.J., you went and did it again! You spoke my heart for me especially this part: It’s the tigress in my heart
    that unsettles me the most –
    certain by her pacing
    that she’ll consume me
    Took my breath away! Thank you for sharing you gift! 😀 ❤

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  2. Unsettling … trembling … inevitable when we mature to realization that faith is not the end-answer … indeed something deeper within pushes to connect with something higher calling. You’ve put words to the inner unrest we wrestle with. And a gorgeous image! (Perhaps a gentle soul peering out from strands of consciousness?)

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