Essence Of Life

In the essence
of our life
we come to feel, to see
the vulnerability of our souls

The pain of passion
the emptiness of resignation
the triumph of love
the enthusiasm of spirit

Where would I be if I could not see
forever condemned,
blind to the reality
of life’s gifts

My heart turns to stone
if released from feeling,
sinking into the void
of eternal cold death

But I see the hurt,
I feel the despair,
sooth the open wounds
with the balsam of care

Chains of reality
gouge my soul
who will remit my sentence
cancel my transgression

Forever accused of
high treason to see to feel
let it be, for I have
felt and seen true harmony

The gates of my prison are
doomed to destruction
for life conquers death
and love conquers all