Fabric of Life

How does one measure the depth of deep

what limits the length of pain

At which point does far begin

at what distance determines an end

Does our beauty enhance our soul

or simply decorate a vast empty shell

Does our life embrace and extend

or suffocate all that lives

What is internal always reaches beyond,

once external it can stab extremely deep

Each breath of our lives mesh a fabric …

as we pass in and through the moments of our day

We pass, we speak, we consider

But do we dare look into their eyes

There is a risk that we take with each moment

a sight, a pierce…but will it hold our gaze

If so we see a depth beyond the crystal surface

an abyss into the center of the sea

The timid opt only for wading

keeping distance from a voice they seem to hear

They splash and frolic in the shallowest of waters

Where avoidance and distraction breaks the moment that was shared

It is true, my face you found so lovely,

Yet I desired for you to truly see me

I watch you wade and peer into the reflection

I even sense when you are losing true sight

I pray you stay and look beyond mere beauty

If only for a glimpse into the wonders of this cobalt sea

Dear God, I pray lust not consume you,

There is vision beyond this flesh that you see

Can’t you stop even just for one moment?

listen to the whisper of tranquility offering you peace

Take one more step into my wanting waters

Feel the refreshing coolness splash atop your bare feet

Stand here, still, as it rolls in to embrace you,

You feel the pull to return into the serene sea

To ride these waves you must merge in with your body

With trust and time you will understand her ebb and flow

Respect of her strength is your lifeline

Her deep mystery is the passion for which you yearn

Your thrill will be in the experience,

A true experience which will enrich your life

Yet here you stand isolated and lonely,

a man…or an island as they say

What you’re now refusing to remember

are the times you braved the waters depths

To capture the loveliest of images

the face you longed to embrace

Years later you now know this vision

and you see you reached who you fought to become

You were not intended to be isolated and lonely

Yet to leave…again you must brave the depths of that sea

Alone you will never make it

seek a true image, a vision, full and complete

There is no fear as you dive; you are empowered

merged into the body and risen into a new life

Here there is no battle or struggle…

Simply the depths of true peace giving life


Candace Huffmaster 2005© all rights reserved