Assurance as a small bird flies into a storm
With fearless abandon, confidence wrapped about
In a constant warm embrace
Finally learning how to let go of the old
And to take hold of the new;
The secret war rages on
For the mind, for the very soul.
Oh, the fierce grip of the world and its ways
Its controlling hold on the body and soul,
The mind in a cruel hand of deception
Manipulated thoughts in cause and effect,
Logic and intellect, impulse and base desires;
The struggle for the next breath of clean air
Thirst for good water for the body
Grown dry for a pure drink,
The search for healthy food in the face of hunger
Needs and emotions in a constant hunt.
With eyes never satisfied
Restless desires wash back and forth within
Beauty of youth paraded as a commodity, then fades away;
Peace in the heart as an illusion at best
Always lies just beyond the fingertips
While imaginations dance about.
Yet, the moment still cries out to be gratified, satisfied somehow
But an emptiness only returns;
The tough grip of the Earth
Pulls the heart down
Only numbs the pain of frustrations
Teases with one fear after another
Turns within as a wobbling wheel,
Death of the body always lurking
Hidden, veiled at a distance,
But springs up in an unexpected moment
A shock of the ancient reality
Coldest chill to life’s hidden meanings,
Unknown mysteries that can fulfill the illusive purpose for being.
A few cry out for secret treasure
Even search eagerly for the pearl of true lasting beauty;
Selfishness growls and strains to hold back,
Sadly the heart within can give up.
To hold tightly on to this world, a deepest deception
Fear driven, pride driven, self-possessed,
True freedom almost forever lost;
Then the Father, our Creator
Draws us near
And reveals a better Way,
The only Way that works, that truly lasts.