When the Sleeper Awakens

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So often

As our journey we call life progresses

We are actually asleep

Neither the light of day

Or the dark of night

The symphony of sounds

Or a touch of a human hand

Can stir us to be

 

It takes an awakening

From a divine source

To shake loose

The slumber from our eyes

And the stiffness of our hearts

To be consummately aware

That we are indeed

Alive

 

Then everything changes

A new and righteous hunger

For kindness and love

Truth that is neither black nor white

But a wisdom as old as time itself

That is only refuted by fools who do not see

Fluid lines of light and color

A tapestry of us all

And not a lonely thread

 

Miraculous moments that are not so easily explained

Simple yet complex

Bursting forth from our souls

A longing that we can not fill

To breathe, to be, to give. to hold

Our gifts that have lain dormant

Until we the sleepers awaken

 

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