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the Saints Walk By

the Saints are walking in the Holy Parade
playing the music we hear
whispering and singing and shouting and screams
within our dreams
wanna play ?
charades is the game of choice
in this game we call life
i pick up the blade, the knife
i attempt to consciously disengage
my consciousness . . .
the Spider Web of Doctrines and Beliefs
and the Foods of my Ancestors . . .
have i overeaten ?
they do say you are what you eat
but . . .
what was in that Casserole ?
my stomach hurts mommy
here she says . . .
take another pill
it will be all right in a little while
i trusted her
i trusted in the intentional goodness
and i am now contentionally weeping
in my soul
seeking resolve
as i evolve

the next day i fell
i skinned the knees of my divine self
i bled
they gave me a Band-Aid and some orange stinging liquid
that shit hurt !
must we be pained to heal ?
yet i am still bleeding
and the blood pours forth every day
by now i should be dead
for i have been bleeding it seems
since the beginning of time
my hands have been pierced in the palms
i can no longer grasp any truth
or any thing else for that matter
yes, i too bear a cross
upon which many times over i have been nailed
i look down from my perch of forsaken-ness
and i see yet still
the Saints Walk By

(c) 17 November 2010 : William S. Peters, Sr.

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Comment by Bill on August 3, 2013 at 11:04pm

Thank you so much my Dear Friend . . .  i am humbled . .

Blessings to you and yours


Comment by Rosmarie Heusser on August 3, 2013 at 9:31pm

Blessings to You too, Bill  - All your poems are really remarkable. 

Ray Charles sang many years ago: "Understanding is the best thing in the world..." How true, and from that can arise compassion and "love certainly" (your title). 



Comment by Bill on August 2, 2013 at 4:15pm

Yes . . .  Blessings


Comment by Rosmarie Heusser on August 2, 2013 at 3:59pm

I find of my own history in this poetry... I think that we all have 'bled' a lot and have been 'crucified' many times, more or less conscious, directly or indirectly (as we are all connected), living in this often very brutal world. But undoubtedly we can overcome!  And it's indeed releasing to have got over it and Healing can take place. - Let's take it easy! :-)   

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