The Folly Of Ages – Love leads to certain death –

“A fool who cursed the sun was surprised to see it still shining.” – Marty Rubin
“A thing can be true and still be desperate folly, Hazel.” 
 

The Snake who from the darkest pools pulls pain through the roots

A drink but not to quench a thirst that begins in hell’s stench
 
Proof that evil resides holding reign in deepest echoing halls
 
A coil from roses bloody innocence proclaimed through beauty
 
Lay it down at the cavern’s maw bringing creatures from the depths
 
Take compassion to tear it asunder from the veiled innocent breast
 
Inside is found the hideous heartbreak of lover’s scornfully betrayed
 
A harbinger of rapturous delusions reveals the folly of ages
First published in Opinions Of Eye
05102012

Bar Time – The way it is

“When I go to a bar, I don’t go looking for a girl who knows the capital of Maine.”  
David Brenner
olavstubberud

11 pm – And the pressure is on


Feeling no pain, inhibition gone


12 am – The game is in full swing

All the preparation for this thing


1 am – Soon the last call is made

This spot beside me is up for trade


2 am – A challenge there she stands

One more drink in her hands


3 am – We share the passion bed

Our love we switch for pain instead


4 am – I lay awake with open eyes

Without the high theres no disguise


5 am – I’m stirring and flipping still

She awakes and tries to feel


6 am – I’m the victim of my crime

Following hard in bar time

The Fount – A hidden spring of provision

“When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.– Wayne Dyer

 


Laying in the desert, hot and dry throughout the land
Is a hidden fountain, waters flowing from under the sand
It has saved the life of many travelers, exhaustion so near
When all is lost then the vision becomes clear
Drink deep fellow traveler from its plenty
Renewed with strength from its bounty”
– The Fount, D.M.W. Sager
There is a mystery surrounding this flow. It is a given that water will flow as long as there are souls that drink from it. Should the fount decide that its tired of always giving, it would dry up. What the fount should know is, the very act of those in need taking sustenance from its cold and clear waters, is providing for its continued life. Its a mystery how that being taken from, adds to; how being used, promotes you. It’s tempting to give up helping others. The idea creeps in that the supply is limited. I forget that in helping others, I apply to my life a principle that, in giving, I receive. This is contrary to my understanding. Assuming that constant giving depletes my resources, I resist the opportunities to give. This selfishness on my part, hurts me, and hurts those I could help. Reminding myself of the divine principle, that contradicts my natural thinking, I am encouraged to keep the gates to my provision open.

I take the locks off the gates to the fountain, exposing my life to the weary traveler, the forlorn soul, the thirsty wayfarer. To my continued amazement, the levels of life giving water never fall below the lines where I have what I need; continually provided for by sources divine, I give all to any who come near. This lifestyle is not without sacrifice. Many who drink from my life, ridicule me, thinking they have played their con to a great degree and deceived me into giving them my provisions; they are wrong in their thinking, I know what they are doing and gladly give my goods to be spoiled. Knowing that in the end, this is my life, this is my purpose, I am a fountain. To give is my destiny and purpose. To not give would be to deny my destiny as a source of provision. Give to those who are in need, do not worry that you will be provided for, the divine arithmetic is in play. In giving, you get, in being reduced, you are promoted, in being divided, you are multiplied. Don’t hesitate, being good to those around you, know that you are a fountain, it is your life to give and replenish others. In laying your life down, you will live.