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Poem: Lost

Dr. Pauline Wolf

Author: Dr. Pauline Wolf

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LOST

I am the Power, I will hold on,

I will harness you and own you;

You, Shadow, do not control me!

I am the Power, I will hold on,

I will harness you and own you;

You, Shadow, do not control me!

Lost in chaos 

Swamped by images,

I focus the burning core of my Will;

 

I build revelry of flutes, pipes, tambourines

Add the hurdy gurdy of lively march tunes;

 

Music swells, drawing nearer and nearer,  

An entire army of musicians dance

Through the streets and alleys of tortured mind;

 

Music and Demon;

Black and Red sparkling whirlwinds,

Towering columns of Rage rising to consume;

I am the Power, you may not lose me,

I will harness you and own you;

You, Shadow, do not control me!

 

I peer to find the Demon’s heart;

Nothing, nothing but a vacuum, 

Vortex of empty space, life without meaning;

 

I see you, I Name you Demon, you are not Real!

 

Now the Play; 

Shadowy forms leaping upon a Stage,

Second pipes adding their eldritch voices to the Dance;

 

Writhing now in Fury, frustration, 

Then burgeoning horrified Fear, Demon watches; 

 

Power draws up from the Earth

Down from the Planets and the Moon,

Streaming from all that is Holy;

Life;

Cascading streams of light,

Warm rippling colors of Earth, Sky and Sun,

Golden eyes, as her Cry tumbles

In a torrent from her throat, 

Life, Life!

 

Black columns twisting and writhing, howls

That blast to the Stars;

Unbearable agony, defeat, misery, 

Last shrieking, dying spears of futile hatred;

 

Acceptance, love, creation, 

Power is returned to my World.

 

Pauline Wolf is an educator and practitioner of holistic health in Campbell River, B.C.

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