PART THREE of A Long Indescribable Journey
A chapter in the book Story Poems
Reaching The Summit
A Window Opens to the Breezes of Vision and Insight
PART THREE of a THREE PART LONG JOURNEY of 2003, 2004, 2005.
A REVIVAL OF AN OLD OLD STORY WHICH I LIVED TO TELL
THANKS BE TO GOD
The rock faces of those high fortress walls
Have been blasted away with such dynamic force
We purge through triumphantly; physically worse for the wear.
Spiritually and emotionally we stand a lot wiser.
The path on the other side of the mountain;
It is crunching deliciously beneath our feet.
We are truly professional construction workers,
Proud of our aptitude in rebuilding our war torn lives.
There is no easy way to reach your goals.
There are no secret answers
Except from the Heavens above.
There is a Superior Being to Whom His universe bows.
When all has been said and done
There is only one definite infinite truth,
"There is nothing new under the sun"
We will never rewrite destiny and fate.
An uncountable number of times before us
This road has been traveled and conquered.
By an immeasurable number of souls to come
The same road will be traversed for evermore.
Sadly this path has seen many who stumble,
Their fate was not to finish the race.
For those people we must live our blessed lives
With gratitude and power and graceful dignity.
If it is not deemed the right time
For us to return to our Eternal Home,
And we must continue on this puzzling path,
Then all things that are required to weather the storms
Will be gifted to us from a Higher Power,
With an almighty earth shattering force.
This may be beyond our comprehension.
Sometimes outside the square box of our beliefs.
When one suffers and survives,
Advancing bravely through turmoil and strife,
There is delivered a stronger and hardier faith.
Where there is no place on the atlas of life
For permanent or lasting grief.
The physical map of our life is sketched
By the very pencil that we choose to use
When we write our thoughts in our mind.
When it seems all is done and dusted.
You feel your life has been returned into your safe keeping.
An improved semblance of yourself appears.
Familiar normality begins to reign supreme.
At this blessed stage of your worldly existence,
If you chose to write an autobiography,
The only applicable title would be,
"Cancer was the blessing that gave us our life back".
Every single being, object or experience
Is truly a gift in some obscure form.
Residing under a cloud of darkness and regret,
This will serve to extinguish our light.
Step out into the light itself.
Shine with the brightness of success and eminence.
Show respect to the past.
Meet the future with intrepidity.
For my sister and I and our entire family,
All our priorities have changed.
Gone is the frantic fussing and bustling.
Rushing perilously through life has ceased.
We stopped to enjoy all the simpler heartier aspects.
We live in peace at a much slower enlightening pace.
We now exist on a happier more realistic plain,
This is a place where the trivial messy bits cannot interfere.
When all around you feels new and fresh
You can see with an open eye and touch with a softer hand.
You can almost hear the trees whispering on the breeze.
Sitting in the garden has a different meaning when you can hear it sing.
If you listen ever so silently and intently,
If you still your heart and pause your pulse,
You may even hear your adorable faithful pet speak.
We will hear God's Voice eagerly waiting to be heard.
This is the discovery of the inner senses,
The intuition that leads the way.
This is a far superior unique kind of sanity
That requires no analysis nor explanation.
These attachments to the universe were once buried
Deep inside what we used to innocently call our life.
Should we even wonder the reasoning or be regretful
That it takes so long to decide to visit this beautiful place
PART ONE OF A LONG INDESCRIBABLE JOURNEY;-
"FACING THE MOUNTAIN" LEFT OUR SURVIVAL IN JEOPARDY
PART TWO;- "CLIMBING THE CLIFF FACE"
IDENTIFIED AND EXPOSED THE ROCKS FALLING
LIKE AN AVALANCHE ON OUR LIVES
NOW PART THREE;- "REACHING THE SUMMIT"
THE FINALE OF THE STORY;-
EXPELS A BREATH OF RELIEF AND
LAYS OPEN A MYRIAD OF CHOICES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF ADVERSITY
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