The Angel and the Ghost

You are the angel
And I am the ghost
You are the dream,
near and in the trees
And I am the creature
lost in eternal
dry-spun hope

I am like the goblin
caught in his own fire
I come out again,
with a grin
Your beauty, inspired
And on this rise
we’ve been since
the early ages of time
When the sun first rose,
gave birth to the human mind
And I remember
not a moment, through
all that has passed
When once I was yours, and
oh how the romance lasts!

Oh Angel! Oh Dream!
Won’t you please
speak clear to me?
Have mercy on me
Let me in or let me alone
Too well, you know
I’ve not been at ease
since your light first shone

Leave me!
I am content amongst
the lame and the poor
Allow me to once more
wander in valleys, and
Meander along the beach, and
Won’t you let me do so
without any
The Evangelists
who cannot cease to preach?

I seek not loneliness
Nay! I seek solitude.
For it’s none but the former
I feel in your holiness

Leave me! I repeat.
Amongst the lame and the poor, yes
I’ll once again
walk amongst the worn out and torn
For together we walk
against judgement,
Heaven’s ridicule
and scorn
Tis you who must see
There is beauty
and fragility
in the earth
in humanity
Well beyond that written
in your scriptures for eternity

I will be
their brother
their guardian and protector
I will show them the true divine within themselves and each other.
For their can be no salvation in abstract trinity
But only in the final, choral embrace for humanity

Alas! I feel no strain, no pull
Your light no longer binds me

At long last, I am at peace
I stand in darkness once again
In that moment I take man as my brother,
And he takes me as his friend

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