Monday, October 11, 2010

Singing to Monsters














Image: Sophie Munns (?)




The day will come
when the monster
that haunted the halls
of your childhood nightmares

stands in front
of you

wielding what seems
to be
power over your fate.

You can hope that
he’s not hungry
in that moment,

but he will be.

A karmic lack
of Holy satiation
is what makes a monster.

He will want to devour you
because your absence
makes him feel safe.

Listen closely now -

I will re-mind you
of what all true faery tales
teach:

When confronted
by a monster,

Sing.

Sing the song that
Life has been composing
in your heart –

breath-note by breath-note.

Sing until the monster
returns to human form.

Sing until the wounded child
who was the monster
is wounded no more.

Sing until the child who
was wounded is initiated
into authentic adulthood.

Sing until the authentic adult
who was the child
has found within his own heart
the harmony that complements
your song.

Sing until the duet
re-minds all those dwelling
between Heaven
and Earth

that love
is what
transforms.


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

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