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We Searchers

we have searched
and found 
long days filled with longing
searched for small signs 
in sandy wastes
under the cruel orb
seeking all but settling on the crudest need
asking in our poverty

what sustains life?

having only water
we moved on
leaving our history on the holy stone
leaving our brothers ashes in the dry wind

what is true?
mountains father stones
god is in heaven for it is not here
all men want
all will suffer

of one mind we decided
god is not here
and we have far to go
leaving our light extinguished
in the earth
we descend

in that shadowy valley
the windbreath does not blow
thoughts do not ignite
spirits cannot soar

there we found Yama
who is no devil
but a wise man
filled with sorrow
but with hope
all he said was

do your duty
as i must
do not love 
do not hate
do not want
come to me in time
i am the only road
through this wasteland
through this life
you will find me kind

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  1. Date: 10/14/2012 9:48:00 AM
    great write Mark,loved it

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 8:51:00 PM
    Bravo....a work worthy of being read and considered many times. Very well done.