Poetry by Rafael Stoneman
the damn has been bursting all along
singing tears of the mountain’s song
the puppet breaks free from its strings
the caterpillar soars with new wings
dreamers shall awaken beyond time
in love with a human heart so divine
the actor surrenders the final mask
in Your light all life comes to bask
a fruit suddenly drops from its tree
such sweetness like honey is to be
She Wanders the Night
I want to break every window in your mind’s house.
And drag down each floor.
You’ve constructed a tower of cards
from a false blueprint.
Instead of building your foundation on Her,
you’ve framed a shadow on stud-less walls.
Nature will shatter your backwards design
and set fire to your five star prison.
A book of poems in your library
may bring you some praise
but no relief.
A new lover may uncoil your kundalini
but not deliver peace.
That simple monk has more in her begging bowl
then your perfumed soul.
She wanders the night like a homeless star.
You with your robes and a closet full of make believe
will bow at her feet and cleanse with tears all pride.
She will teach you how to create a new home
with free hands on a mountain of pure gold.
You will know that She is within you
as you plant flowers at your own grave.
And water seeds in Her eternal womb.
Who died and left you ruler of the Universe?
If you see something you don’t agree with, is it because you are not seeing all of yourself?
Or is it because it is your job to preach and lecture your truth to the world you imagine
is outside of you?
What is this complacent lack of compassion that human beings move in?
The heart has no borders and casts no stones.
We can learn perhaps the most from the person with Terretz, who blurts out obscenities.
When we feel offended, it is a great opportunity to go deeper beyond
the maze of maya mind.
Truly I am grateful for all who bring a feeling of offense into my space.
For it lets me know if I am divided or whole.
I am your offended reaction and the space that it dissolves into.
I have freed myself from preference on every level.
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