Friday

01072011

how close to the end
of that long road
i felt, this morning
as my house door
clicked shut
behind my departure
to my very last day
of that old journey
seemingly never-ending
while all the time
it was a stepping stone
to the true, new journey
my heart has desired
for time immemorial
the true, new journey
my soul has known
and recognized
but never quite
verbalized
for fear of breaking
conformity
for fear of breeding
selfishness
but in this world
where giving is a beatitude
and taking is a sin
i said today
is my day for taking
sin
win
take
or die trying

i have given
in time past
and today
i have taken
and one day
in time coming
i will give
once again