Finding beauty in a pure existence

I’m surrounded by a white light I cannot control

So bright that it lights up the darkest depths of black holes

And illuminates to transparency the most sinned man’s soul

This light is the knowledge of the time that has yet to arrive

With this knowledge is immortality without the will to survive

But is to thrive without strife a life that’s really lived alive?

We could reverse a broken heart’s cry or child about to die

But is a world without sorrow a perfect world or a world full of lies?

Without suffering we wouldn’t know what true happiness feels like

Yesterday’s security is not promised so we fear uncertainty of tomorrow

The joy we seek and follow only comes from experiencing the horrors of sorrow

But those who wallow in insecurities and fear feel only hollow

So I would not choose to share this knowledge for I know life is meant to be limited

There is no weakness in the limitless therefore no beauty in the infinite

But time is jading and often we are fading between this innocence and the intimate

The time we have is a test to see if our patience prevails to receive eternal rest

But if our greed and jealousy get our best, our hearts will be pulled from our chests

I confess it’s easy to get stressed but overcoming the mess is what allows us to face what’s next

See we were blessed with the capacity to choose between right and wrong

To deny our urges and let mortality reign over the instincts all animals rely on

And if we live long or die strong we take nothing along

To the life after this life we’ve imagined but could never dream of

Knowing we will never return to earth or have this exact time and place in space

Makes the today we face so crucial in the system of life that we all everyday taste

Just know that death is not an escape or our soul’s final resting place

This world is safe, do not let it waste, look around and see that it is to full of grace

Look inside yourself and ask why people hate? This world is to short and the time is too late

I want to be able to say that from today no one will take your safety away and it will be safe to stay

But there’s no guarantee that we’ll safely await, that’s why we have to overcome what we face everyday

We all make mistakes, but none of us can honestly say that perfection can even be ascertained

We all make promises we break, have love that bends, lovers who become enemies and enemies who become friends

We all have seen how life can live and love and we’ve seen how hate makes it end

The time is now to look to god can say “ I’ve been caught in my ways and I need to cleanse

This soul lost some control but the fear and love of you in my heart sends

Waves of comfort and support that are not pretend, I kneel here to make amends”

Till then, we wait to see when our own imperfections bring about our end and we transcend

Away from the latest trends, lovers and friends, and our souls ascend

And we must take the good with the bad and brave misfortunes with a clenched fist

And never say that because we suffer and hurt that no god then exists

The worst thing you can do, to not believe because it’ll be to late when judgment begins

Please God take my soul, take my wrongs, take my curses, take all of my sins

Forgive me Dear Lord I’m ready to come home, open your walls and let me within

Finding beauty in a pure existence

S .

Joined January 2009

Artist's Description

This poem is about contemplating if you could really, seriously control time: would you? (the white light here is the knowledge of the future)

I try to weigh the pro and the cons of knowing the future and correlate it to our existence. This is my conclusion and I’m sure you can make a good argument for choosing to acquire knowledge of the future as well…

but …. what would you choose? and why ?!!?!!

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