Dealt Cards

1990's-?




Life deals its cards
And we carry them
Like mysteries...
Eyeing them now and then
Until their meaning
Opens to us...
And gifts match burdens
And all is whole again.

Waiting... while we work
To see...
The meaning in the cards.
Nothing quite finished...
Nothing quite content...
No peace...
Til the card-- the question--
Answers.

Our senseless fate...
Our sufferings...
Like some strange punishment
Or price we pay...
A hollow empty bell
Ringing in our life
Like a dirge...
Surrendering to the dark...
Asking in its echoes
"Is this my answer?"

We must live our truth
And find it...
As we walk this plain.
And we will...
Find them...
The answers...
Like new flowers
After a rain
Where once only desert appeared.
A surprise
Oh... beautiful surprise...
When truth has traveled so far
To be born...
And become your most...
Beautiful surprise.

Can it be true?
That honor resides
That deep in us...
That compromise...
Is no answer?
And all the cards
Must turn...
As they will...
As they will.




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