Wednesday, January 4, 2017

All of Our Deeds Come Home to Roost

I crack the shell 
of unreasoning darkness 
with my audacious song.
Rousting you 
from the safe familiar nest 
of your dreams.
Awaken! 
Greet the dawning 
of a new illumination
and strive to see the Truth 
from the inside out,
for appearances 
are seldom what they seem!
Take heed!
Brooding over unhatched plans,
gossiping and clucking 
with self-righteous disapproval
or crowing over our accomplishments
will only get someone's hackles up,
breeding misery and strife.
Attentive observation, 
self-assurance and honest work
bring far better results.
Scratching for a living? 
Keep pecking away at your obstacles.
We all strut and fret our way through life.
To thine own self be true,
yet fight fiercely when you must
to establish your place 
within the order of the group.
There is safety in numbers
and a lightened load.
Alone, 
you may simply find yourself 
in hot soup!
Remember!
We can only reap 
that which we sow.
If you put no effort in,
you receive nothing,
and naught of value will grow.





For those new to the game, each singing poem is inspired by a Teacher found in Nature; an animal, plant, star, stone etc that holds lessons of Wisdom for those who listen. Can you guess who is singing today?

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