In Base Reality

We are given a gift
in the power of words and emotion
formed within the heart and mind
and fueled by the soul
to tell a tale bold
of feelings old, yet unforgotten

yet few choose to express
this base of living power
as they wile away the hours
of their lives

and then they wonder
why their silence
rings so loudly in the night
as sleep evades
the darkness of their days

for the expression of their soul
has been left unadorned
alas, forlorn
in the illusions they were taught
must be what's real

while here, in base reality
creation falters
within the hearts
of saviors and of martyrs
seeking to contain the pain
that cries in desperation
for release . . .

?Michaelette?

3/19/2000
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