Farewell to Darkness
Darkness has the world
up side down and backwards
Darkness abhors the light.
Darkness says that suffering and
deprivation are the building blocks of character.
But they are not.
Joy, Love and abundance are the building blocks
of character, of life, of all creativity, of
all ambition, the flourishing of mankind,
the bursting forth of all creation.
Darkness has the objects of sense,
the hard assets, as proof of the conquest.
Darkness fills our history books with
lies and shame and more lies.
Cloaked in capitalism. communism,
doctrines and dogmas and completely devoid
of humanism and compassion.
Compassion and human kindness,
the powerful life force,
the very essence of life.
Darkness parades as person, place,
religion and race. But belongs
to none of these.
Darkness slithers midst its own lies.
Darkness falsely claims to offer freedom.
But make no mistake darkness
is a succubus upon your very soul.
Darkness is the black hole of illusion.
No heaven can be found in such a
compression chamber of materialism.
Darkness consumes the planet.
Paradise lost is the only destination
on this lurid journey.
We can never find our way wandering
around in the complete oblivion of
We can never find our way pointing
accusing fingers at our fellow man,
inventing mores and moral codes
that nature has not ordained.
Darkness controls us with
fear and hate.
Darkness believes in the hell
of its own creating.
Darkness has no power over us.
Darkness is a choice, not a requirement.
Darkness is never seen
in the presence of light.
We are the light.
Darkness can't exist unless we allow it.
Turn to the light and extinguish the darkness.
Our choice is instant and constant and eternal.
Darkness is on the run.
Darkness is relinquishing
all claims to our beautiful reality.
In the beginning there was darkness.
And God said let there be light.
Farewell to darkness.
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