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Show Me How (A Message From Joan of Arc)

04 Feb

 

In my need, why are you talking to me ancestral spirit?

Bringing me to my knees in guilt.

And now? —to graceful humility.

Yes, our resurrection is foreseen

In the light—of all our children’s

Friendships, courtship, and  dreams!

Yes, of course, why? — late we sleep

Sleeping through the night

And not awakened with history’s presence.

—Bringing us constantly to our knees

In guilt, in weakened humility? And now

In our need

Gracefully show us what to do

And show me  how.

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Note: Thinking about the Churches, and all common belief  or non-belief  religions.                                               I grew up… with Jesuits giving me my early education, the Southern Baptists gave me my enthusiasm, the Roman Catholics gave me discipline, the friends Service Committee gave me peace, and Zen gave me enlightenment… I’m sure that is the same process for all families of their personal Faith and the path they take . I believe, we need to move into some ACTION … it should not be our surprise to submit our “Just” presence into injustice. Whether as a group, or as an individual. All the “me” (meeeez) become us.

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Posted by on February 4, 2017 in bullying, Existential, ignorance, Love, poems, Spiritual, Zen

 

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9 responses to “Show Me How (A Message From Joan of Arc)

  1. Truedessa

    February 5, 2017 at 11:18 am

    the ancestors speak as the world is changing…perhaps, we need to search for signs to lead the way in the journey to further enlightenment.

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  2. sanaarizvi

    February 5, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Sleeping through the night
    And not awakened with history’s presence.
    —Bringing us constantly to our knees
    In guilt, in weakened humility?

    Such depth such emotion in these lines!!

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  3. Rall

    February 5, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Yours certainly is a religious pot pourri experience Z Q.Good to know you gained something from all of them.

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  4. Sherry Marr

    February 5, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    My spiritual path was much like yours, which keeps my beliefs as wide open as the sky. Love your poem. Indeed we could use some ancestral spirits to show us how.

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  5. C.C.

    February 5, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Humbly asking to be shown what to do…..and, in your note…the call to action….the idea for us to insert the “Just” presence into injustice….yes, a million times YES 🙂

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  6. Mary

    February 5, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Oh, I do agree. Faith alone is not enough. It has to inspire action.

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  7. Audrey Howitt

    February 5, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    I loved this. Your path is maybe not to dissimilar from my own–we all need to keep our feet on our path

    Like

     
  8. Gillena Cox

    February 6, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Always there will be questions along the path to enlightenment

    much love…

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  9. Gillena Cox

    February 6, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Monday WRites #95 is live, you are invited to link up

    much love…

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