How much distance and difference is there
between a mountain and a molehill?
And how far are you determined to climb
to insure your problems amount to blessings in the end?
How tenacious is your will to peace?
How deep is your reservoir of faith?
When you weep with me
do so not out of sorrow
and know that even in our suffering
there shines a light of salvation.
How many skeletons are there living in your closet
that rattle bones when you can’t sleep at night?
And how tired are the dragons that guard the secrets
hiding in the shadows that haunt your soul?
How dedicated is your tongue to truth?
How strong is your resolve in the fire?
When you dance with me
do so not in half steps
but full measure
and know that every movement
guides us closer to the stars.
How many millstones hang around your neck
as you drag your cross from earth to sea to sky?
And how many psalms do you recite in darkness
as a prayer for healing to arrive with dawn?
How inspired is your passion?
How embedded is your urge to ascend?
When you sing with me
do so not in low key
but high spirits
and know that this language of lyrics
is born of revival.
© Scott Thomas Outlar
Excerpt form the book “Essential Existentialism”
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Why are we here?
What is our purpose?
What is the meaning of life?
These are the questions that have plagued humanity since the dawn of time.
With the recent passing of Stephen Hawking, one of the most world-renowned physicists, known for his enormous contributions to quantum mechanics and general relativity, one has to only look to his astounding life of physical challenges and dedication to finding the answers to these questions. It begs us to continue to look for our own answers.
This anthology is dedicated to what gives life meaning and purpose personally. On a grander scale, what is the purpose of our existence as humanity? It is both deeply personal and widely introspective; yet it is also subjective.
Various poets share their verse, prose and poetry about what they perceive to be the meaning of life. ~ Brenda-Lee Ranta
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My poem “Trembling Toward the Sun” from the Essential Existentialism anthology available through CTU Publishing…