A Pilgrim’s Egress In A Hundred Words

26 Nov

One leg dragging, the other —behind bended knee

I reverently balance. Wavering from doubt,

I fall prostrate, head on the ground…

Toes need a shoeshine.

I pay homage in acknowledgment, in humility;

Everything is greater than I am.


Womb of essence; ignition of light to life,

Great Lover in wisdom and without gender—

Give me a Faith free of guilt

 Through this chaos of doubt.

 Plume my wings

In my ascent. Unravel my bondage

From this self

In transgression.

The moon waxing,

Reveals an awakening without history.


Greetings soul! Spirit and spark of truth!

      Oh, transition in created to creator.


1st. draft posted 2014

Rev. 2016


Posted by on November 26, 2016 in Advent, Beginnings, Poetry, Spiritual, Zen


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16 responses to “A Pilgrim’s Egress In A Hundred Words

  1. book writing software free download

    February 26, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    This is a topic that’s close to my heart… Best wishes!
    Where are your contact details though?


  2. bkmackenzie

    November 28, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Lovely!! Especially for this time of year. May we all take moments to find faith…bkm

    Liked by 1 person

  3. magicalmysticalteacher

    November 28, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Transitions are hard (at least, for me), but this one seems to be joyous.

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  4. dsnake1

    November 28, 2016 at 7:45 am

    oh wow, this is written like your mind is so awakened, so compassionate.
    a plea or a prayer? maybe both.
    reminds me of what the Buddha said when He was asked what He had gained from meditation. His reply :”Nothing! But let me tell you what I have lost : anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity and fear of old age and death.”

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  5. gillena

    November 28, 2016 at 5:36 am

    Monday WRites 85 is live. I invite you to link in

    much love…


  6. Sanaa Rizvi

    November 27, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Beautifully serene 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sumana Roy

    November 27, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    “Give me a Faith free of guilt / Through this chaos of doubt.” this is so profoundly prayerful and honest…

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Magaly Guerrero

    November 27, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    “An awakening without history”… It sounds inviting, and a bit scary to me–I’m not fond of not remembering.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. thotpurge

    November 27, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    The moon waxing,
    Reveals an awakening without history…. amazing lines in this meditation.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Susan Anderson

    November 27, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    My husband is going on a pilgrimage in Spain next year, Camino de Santiago. He hopes to work some stuff out along the way. I think I will share your poem with him.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Truedessa

    November 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    plume my wings so I might soar, yet sometimes we must fall before we learn to fly. unravel my bondage. I agree with Sherry, this is one of your best pieces. Truly a poem to read again and again.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. 1sojournal

    November 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Really like it. It reminds me of walking the labyrinth and the meditative state that occurs. Wonderful writing,


    Liked by 1 person

  13. Mary

    November 27, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Very calming and meditative! Nicely penned, ZQ.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Gillena Cox

    November 27, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Luv the humility wit which this happens
    “Oh, transition in created to creator.”

    Have a good Sunday

    much love…

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    November 27, 2016 at 11:03 am

    This is spectacular… like a prayer… (plume my wings… really like this)…

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Sherry Marr

    November 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

    This is one of your very best. I admired each word and line…..I can feel the ascent (a good direction, better than the other way. Smiles.) But not too soon, okay? We need you here.

    Liked by 1 person


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