Saturday, September 13, 2014

Why Human Torture?

A River Of Love

by MA Nangini in The Beholden 2001

I go to the edge
     of the earth
And again  I scream out
     to the vast dark
     unfeeling universe


Why must there be human torture
Why must we experience
     the agony of rejection
     human-to-human ostracism
     the war of dehumanization
Why does any human heart settle on destruction?


Not with the axe
     or sword
Nor knife or bomb
     shall thy Kingdom come
     but in love
     seeing the fault of others
     as my own
Stronger and stronger the reviving powers
Love is the never-ending river
     the promised fountain
     the Living Water

The Resurrection of soul at death's end
Gift from eternal source lives on and on
If only we would allow it access
This river of unending Love

We'd never turn away food and water for the body
Why do we turn away from the nourishment of soul

Why are we in denial of this Divine Power
And the Oneness of our Being?

Grace Transforms the Impossible

The Positive of Negative

by MA Nangini in The Beholden, 2001

In any kind of
     human degradation
as in
     hostage-taking provocations
     prisoners of war in detentions
     concentration of inhuman encampments 
     mental and emotional enslavements
     whatever the abusive variation
personal energy orientation
comes to an end
depleted  devastated 
unless rooted in Hope.

Then comes the cracking point:
     into the insanity spiral
     retaliate - allow violence full reign and strike back
     provoke the need for a public assassination
     become numbed by the whole experience in alienation
     "run into the wire" to die
work with the forces of devastation
as does the Author of Life
and transform the negative into positive
and have more of life.

And to have it more abundantly:

I listen
     from the holiest of inner spaces  
     and creativity unfurls
     cracks open the gift of insight
     for its meaning
     seeing with new eyes
     the world.

I feast
     on its meat and vein
     heart  marrow and kernel
     knowledge and understanding
     for energy re-organization
     in person
as in
    group, nation, global planet
    micro-macro places of being in unison:

The work of Grace.