The Path Remaining

The rest of the path
Yet lies before me
As it always has
From toddler
Through adolescence
And young adulthood
To this day

The endís not in sight
In these latter days
Iím experiencing
As it surely wasnít then
But it is much closer now
Itís kept approaching
Clearly it has

Iím convinced more
As I face the end
Of my experience
In this skin
It was not for naught
That I trod this path
Not at all

The path had my heart
Itís weakness and strength
Fear and hope as well
Through all my experience
A deep knowing-trust
In some eternal connection
With each step

I donít know any more
And yet I do know
Somehow I do know
Or trust at least
The All lives in me
And lives through me
As through all

Iím no demon nor god
Not saint nor sinner
Iím less than that
And more than that
Iím related to the stars
In flesh and out of it
Part of The All

Gratitude is tough to feign
On days of rocky path
And pain has itís way
Of clouding the sun
Weakening the body
Squeezing out hot
Heart tears

That physical pain
Will be left behind
Shorn of power
With the beloved body
As will that pain
Of my fleshy heart-soul

Iíll be transformed
As Iíve been before
As all have been
Back to Spirit
Dancing, fully free
Refreshing my soul
Home in The All

Danger is always there
And yet itís a mirage
For there is no death
No end of all time
In All That is
There only Is

Time is the medium
In which flesh dwells
Fluid and flowing
In a limited reality
That cannot end
Because it never was
All that is

So I go on in courage
On this path with hope
Iíll continue exploring
All That Is in this me
Finding "moments" of Union
With all I see and feel
Until Transcendence


© Craig Chadwick - 7/25/2003



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It all blends together, we are like a symphony, and each part is crucial.
We all contribute to the song of life."
...Sondra Williams

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