Tightrope Walking

Balancing on a thin tightrope tautly stretched
across the virtual topography of “my” story,
who stands revealed in the scattered light
of an opaque prism, transforming, morphing
in the poignant play of ripening conditions:

a costumed clown with a borrowed frown,
a small boy waving a toy sword at the sky,
a dynamo brimming with surging life force,
or reluctant wounded warrior rallying round
a weary worried wagon train of wry belief,
projection, resistance, and rejection?

In reality we are none of them,
yet in love’s wild perplexing play
of paradox, we are all of them too!

When transient images are taken seriously
we tend to lose the humor of the view –
the gift of its intended amusement —
trapping ourselves in fixation’s glue.

All identities are meant as costumes
to express love’s innocent delight,
a vehicle to play this game
of incarnating light.

Somehow we manage to forget that,
creating many problems that ensue,
though even such forgetfulness
is part of love’s play too!

Here all of us are teetering, walking tightropes
stretched between our births and deaths.

There’s no safety net to catch us
should we trip and fall, except that love
which brought us here to answer it’s own call.



About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: http://www.pbase.com/1heart Essays on the Conscious Process: http://theconsciousprocess.wordpress.com/ Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: https://feelingtoinfinity.wordpress.com/ Verses and ramblings on life as it is: https://writingonwater934500566.wordpress.com/ Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: https://themindthatneverwas.wordpress.com/ Verses on the Play of Consciousness: https://onlydreaming187718380.wordpress.com/ Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: https://themysteriousexpanse.wordpress.com/ Poems of the Mountain Hermit: https://snowypathtonowhere.wordpress.com/ Love Poems from The Book of Yes: https://lovesight.wordpress.com/ Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: https://travelsindreamland.wordpress.com/ Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: https://freetransliterations.wordpress.com/ Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: https://westernmystics.wordpress.com/ Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: https://spiritguidesparrow.wordpress.com/ Thank You!
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2 Responses to Tightrope Walking

  1. Victoria Lovett says:

    Thank you
    So authentic
    Hits the nail on the head
    Deep bow

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