And Then We Shall Write The Truth - Poem by RIC BASTASA

we shall start being true
to ourselves like how the world
in light, we shall start being true
to others
that give us light too,
words and actions
all true
all so beautiful to touch and hear
and too beautiful
to our smell
and so good to our sight
our eyes too
so beautiful
how we look at ourselves
inside us
then when all these are gathered together
like some firewood and leaves and
we shall burn
we have fire
we have smoke to offer to the skies
then as we inhale and exhale the last fires
within us
we shall begin again from the beginning

we are not ready to write everything
every detail
of that fire that kept us burning

in our hearts that keep on loving
soon they will

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 31, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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