Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dog Wars

When you expose yourself to contrast, you expose your Inner Being and All-That-Is to the same contrast. As you conclude a new desire, you summon Life Force forward into this leading edge experience, and whether you are allowing it to flow through you or not, All-That-Is benefits from that.
--- Abraham

Some contrasting events can be frightening when they happen, like this one was. They exist to get our attention about something important. We create them in our lives for reasons that might not be immediately apparent.

Quiet the morning takes the birds to sing
and strings the leaves a fallen
in sound of autumn's approach and more
the cool is coming through some door
within the sky is change

Walking the Precious sniff-a-long good leash
on the path so often ours
another sound tore the air with sudden rip of fabric
unto the fur and gentle ankle bare
it gnashed a surprising growl and teeth attack

A dog with black lip curled back
leashed to the terrible of gate left open
in ripe voice of rage it screamed
at us a peaceful walking

Avocado torn in mock toss of thought
too smashed and gone the green away
into the angry gravel I cannot throw or find
a weapon save in me
though in fear I hear
the crunch of teeth and slash to air
I cry my louder thunder

Hold the safety breast-side carry
not torn oh wag come shelter
like some wild woolly alpha song
I hear the heart a pound
then kick and see how I am strong

Dog follows us with a lonesome war
my back I turn and growl me too
I'm holding reverent good I say
along the alley home
don't dare disturb the place where we abide

Come afternoon the very same of day
a tarrying with some friends
with a gracious lick and saunter came
another smile-so-gentle dog
to yard with playful good
that even the Precious-good-leash came
from off her doubt and gave good chase
and the sky came dark though lit in me
was the warm again to good-sleep
What happened after this event? Instead of feeling fearful, I felt powerful. Instead of feeling anger, I rejoiced. Thanks be to contrasts!

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