6/21/10 – poem, a dark wood

Might sound like a divorce or a revelation of infidelity, but as I have mentioned here, it is about my dropping a religion, and leaving a religious organization, I devoted my adult life up til a year ago.  I realize now I needed more – but then again, I thought I was getting more – than what it could offer.  And, indeed, what it told me it was giving me.

Is the responsibility ultimately mine?  Of course it is.  And thinking of Dante’s “midlife crisis” in the dark wood…
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27 years
gone, left
dropped
thud

to go back
to a beginning
maybe

the hole
here
is so big
it swallowed up
so much
all but everything
a maw
there
looking back
a dark forest

and a not so dark
forest
maybe
verdant
maybe
for trodding
ahead
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3 responses to “6/21/10 – poem, a dark wood

  1. life is like that,
    science is not enough,
    religion is not enough,
    the search for meanings, the hunger for inner fulfillment is never ending…

  2. Love>religion

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