Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Rising Times

Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

These are the rising times,

the rising of the sweet potency
within your soul.
The rising of humanity
to meet its greatest potential.

You know it.
You feel it.
Deep within your root,
there is a quivering.
It’s true.

It’s that uncertainty.
It’s that chaos.
It’s that which you fear
will shake you to your core.

Bless you,
I hope it will.

These are the rising times.
Let your authentic power rise.
Let your voice fly on
impassioned thermals,
like a hawk kettling amidst the gods.

These are the rising times.
Stand up for what you believe in.
Stand up for those who have
been beaten down,
whatever their creed or form.
Stand up because humans are
not designed to crawl indefinitely,

And now is the time.

These are the rising times.

These are the rising times.
Raise your arms high above your head.
Look up.
You’re a vast being in a vast universe.
How lucky you are to be here now.
Be here now.

These are the rising times.

Glory to the phoenix for
teaching us that ashes are not
an end point,
but a bed for consummating that
which is destined to be reborn.
Believe in the heat and glow.

These are the rising times -
and I’ll stand beside you
as we see these times through.
Standing together -
that’s all She has ever wanted for us.

Stand up and stand together.
It’s really that simple for us
to become fully human.
The sun has been showing us how
every morning,
and the moon, every night -


Did you realize?

These are the rising times.

© 2010-2017/Jamie K. Reaser
Published in "Note to Self: Poems for Changing the World from the Inside Out" and

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