Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Am Peace

By Justine C. Tajonera

It is an old greeting: "Om Shanti."
It is an acknowledgment that there is
a line that separates me
from a material world
and the dimension where
my soul belongs.

I imagine that my body
is a coat for this
particular space
in the world,
in time.

There is a time that
I will cross into
the unknown.
We all know it
but we close
our eyes
to it.

Today, my friend
wept silently
in the car,
grieving for
a loved one,
full of light,
who passed into
the shadow.

This flesh hides me
from the pure
and powerful point
of light that I

I close my eyes
and join the travelers
headed for
the beautiful realm.
One day
we will finally
meet, and I will say,
once again,
"Om Shanti."

(Jan. 26, 2010)
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this... :)

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