Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Thursday, May 31, 2018

We carry their hearts

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“They want us to be afraid.
They want us to be afraid of leaving our homes.
They want us to barricade our doors
and hide our children.
Their aim is to make us fear life itself!
They want us to hate.
They want us to hate 'the other'.
They want us to practice aggression
and perfect antagonism.
Their aim is to divide us all!
They want us to be inhuman.
They want us to throw out our kindness.
They want us to bury our love
and burn our hope.
Their aim is to take all our light!
They think their bricked walls
will separate us.
They think their damned bombs
will defeat us.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that my soul and your soul are old friends.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that when they cut you I bleed.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that we will never be afraid,
we will never hate
and we will never be silent
for life is ours!”
― Kamand Kojouri


here is the deepest secret nobody knows…
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart) (ee cummings)

it is also true, that you carry mine in yours

we are bound you and I
whether I know you, or not
whether I like you or not
or understand you

we are bound together regardless of race, or culture
or creed

education or standing

we are bound together by something older than the foundation of the world
something deeper that the greatest depth in the sea

we are bound together that that which carries us both
and compels us to communion

Oh we can deny it
And those in power often do
They foster fear, feed hate
Promote division
Build walls (or try to)

And seek expulsion, or even eradication

In anger some pick up guns, and kill
Or place guns in the hands of others

We are all too good at denying our bond
Denying that we all carry some of the Sacred in us
And so are brothers and sister
Bound together

But in that denial we deny ourselves
We exclude ourselves
We isolate our selves

You have only to look in the eyes
Those tight, angry eyes ( you know of whom I speak)
To know this truth

To know the pain that comes
From such a refutation of our very nature

It is hard not be afraid
It is near impossible to avoid hate
And we are often cowed into silence

But our brothers and sisters, dying on the streets of America
Hiding in terror under the desks of our schools

Our brothers and sister,
Bleeding in the dust of Gaza
Lying in the rubble in Syria

Call to us
We experience their pain, their fear, their horror
Their deaths
We feel the terror in their breasts
As bullets fly and bombs fall

For we carry their hearts
In our hearts

And so we must say to those who have chosen not to be fully human
Those who have denied their sacred DNA
Those who have closed themselves off, so they do not look
Past themselves

We must say to them, no matter what the cost…
“that we will never be afraid,
we will never hate
and we will never be silent
for life is ours!”

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