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June 3, 2005

Out Of Mind

Filed under: Ungrouped — Vasilios Theodorakis @ 6:00 pm

What rank are you?
You, who claim servitude to God
Yet retire,
The two legged and the four unto
The recesses of the mind.
I graze
On your absence,
Your smug stamp of expression
Is a polarity of righteousness,
That salts my wounds,
Reminding me
Of the abandoned-ness
Suffered by the the One.
And as things get too hard.
As mortality gets too real.
You choose domesticity of the soul,
And the garb of the Ego Queens
Over brutal truth, and much needed compassion.

This, I have witnessed.
This, do I know.
Your self averted,
A priest’s son dies,
Promises are made,
Visits considered,
But nothing occures.
Touched by your play,
A creature is hurt,
Un-gathered by arms, killed,
Not nutured to death,
But denied its extension of expression.
Consumed by your status,
A friend is felled, unwitnessed,
Subjected to blow after blow,
The silent assault
Mimics the clamour
Of a synthesized Voice.

And were I to reflect on this,
Were I to really trouble myself by what I’ve seen,
My thoughts would be forced to raise the question:
Who are these people?
People, whose behaviour has been less wholesome
Than that of my darkest enemies.

Though we began our journey together.
Though we staked out
A claim within Holy Walls.
I’ve come to accept
That we do not travel the same Road
Or follow the same Source
And this has saddened me, greatly.
One can’t help but wonder,
What will it take for ‘You’ to return
To the ‘Way’.
A death? A birth? A disability?
Or are you so charmed,
As to think, you will make it to the end of life
Without your cocoon being pierced
By an instrument of God.
I only pray, that you are spared the knowing-ness
That that instrument
Is often the scalpel, of Christ’s own hand

Dedication (For complacent Orthodox Christians)
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