Tuesday, May 3, 2011


How quickly we forget
Sauntering clumsily back into our lives
With embellishment and fluidity.

The stinging of the desert sands
And the scorching of the obscured veiled eyes
Flailing the sandstorm into submission

A sanctimonious manhunt
Narrowed by the years

What have we learned about VENGEANCE?
Is it mine?

The teacher proclaims "namaste,"
Rolling up her mat.
Will there be a NAMASTE?
A day of devotion and reverential salutation,
Or will we devour the pious with our own grim servitude
And allegiance?

Taking up our mats
Will we follow?

Are the twofold turrets forgotten?
Another blip on the screen of radar
Crumbling in the dust.
The ashes and soot of tears
And fears.

The onlookers viewing their demise
Each step carefully orchestrated
With precision and grace.
Concealing their grins
By a shroud.


  1. vengence...ugh...lots of thoughts on that the last couple days...and what it reaps...nice bit of word play and imagery today...

  2. so glad I'm not alone in my disquiet over this. Very good

  3. This is so good ...For awhile there I thought I was totally surrounded by vengeance... Thank you for your words...Well done...well said!

  4. Hokusai says look carefully:
    everyone of us has to find
    a way to live with fear.
    It doesn't matter if you sit at home
    and stare at the ants on the veranda
    or the shadows of the trees
    and the grasses in the garden.
    It matters that you care.
    It matters that you feel.
    It matters that you notice.
    It matters that life lives through you.
    Contentment is life living through you.
    Joy is life living through you.
    Satisfaction and strength
    is life living through you.
    Peace is life living through you.
    He says don't be afraid.
    Look,feel, let life take you by the hand
    Let life live through you.

    Lorely - Namaste!

  5. Dorota,

    I completely agree with you and the words of Hokusai...brilliantly said...I do believe one must live in a state of awareness when necessary, that is what I would say I'm living in...very aware of what one's actions can reap and bring upon others..I pray peace and Namaste to you :)

    Thank you for your lovely comment!

  6. it was once said that for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing.Though vengence mars the soul,to see that the truly evil do not harm the innocent,sometimes require the use of force.However this use of force must not be done with joy but with a sadness that a soul has chosen the wrong path and must be sent back to the beginning to start over.

  7. Very powerful and thought provoking write, Lorely. Vengence ... it blinds, it misleads, justifies wrongly misdeeds. In the Bible it clearly says, "The vengeful will suffer the Lord's vengeance, for He remembers their sins in detail. Forgive your neighbor's injustice; then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven."
    ~Sirach 27:1-2
    ...And this, I think, is the path that I would choose to follow.

  8. There is power, so much of it, in what we radiate. I feel it when I bow my head in NAMASTE and when someone else does. That blessing. Recognizing the divinity in another, even when they wield violence, is awfully hard, but somehow necessary if we're going to stop the cycles of hate.

    Beautiful verse, thank you.