Two Sides of a Coin

Raise your coin into the light,

on one side shadow,

one side bright,

 

Here we have, held in our hand,

a disc reflecting,

the duality of Man,

 

Look down deep,

inside yourself,

See it there?

In It’s repose?

 

Everything that you hold good,

shining out for all to know,

what lies in shadow,

out of the light,

are those things in you,

you’d rather hide,

 

We are taught,

these things are wrong,

that inside us,

they don’t belong,

 

Herein there’s,

a fallacy,

a cause of suffering,

that need not be,

 

Those dark traits,

which we’d deny,

serve us well,

through all our lives,

 

Were they not there,

within our sight,

we’d remain forever blind,

to love and light.

 

 

 

 

Uncrowded Paths

Gather up your courage, knowing it will be tested

Armor yourself in curiosity, willing to believe

lay aside your common wisdom, your preconceptions

They will not serve you here

Make your way past rusting chains and barricades

Placed so by guardians of today, left behind in a long ago yesterday

Here, overgrown, lies the shadowy path of the unfamiliar

It’s windings unmapped, it’s conclusion uncertain, perhaps undiscovered

On this day, like nearly every other, you’ll walk alone

Those that would cross your way have moved on, called by voices now silent

Seeing things unknown, hearing cries unrecognized

Further on, awaiting you among dark, decaying temples

The realm of unheard philosophies, of different equations

Drawn by different Gods