141 results for 'D. Sager'
I wander, looking, not feeling. Experiencing but remembering nothing. The taste is gone, bland are the fire scorched courses of your love. I wander around the echoing rooms of passions castle, now dusty; spiders find their comfort in the sedentary atmosphere, catching their supply and watching the inactivity with many points of view. My meandering desire leads me to other lands; stepping on the thorns of my morality, my feet are hesitant to find the new, knowing it violates the old. Satisfaction, though fleeting, is found in the trysts. It's so easy to find excuses when we are dilapidated;... (more)
"Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?"
- Henry David Thoreau
It is an image unlike any living visage, stretching much further, a distortion that discerns reality. This is the shadow. The position of light influences the distortion of it, happening without my conscious decision. My only control is where I place myself in reference to the light. What is the light that I stand in? Where will this light... (more)
In the early dawn, the dark and the bright birth
My silver cage flew open, and I wandered,
In the cool of the morning, the placenta of night
My foundling feet find rhythm, and I wandered,
In the heat of noon, the umbilical light a rage
My downy wings grow furious, and I wandered,
In the dying day, the flower of life now closing
My infant dreams lay in grasses, and I wandered,
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Scraping back the detritus of conformity, aborted dreams, and superficial survival. The script is not mine, I borrowed it from one of the many plays performed in front of me, in books, movies, and in the grand stage of the home of my youth. Foreshortened future, that was a symptom, all hope sterilized, no will to think that tomorrow is a viable possibility. With no tomorrow available in my mind, I grabbed anything available, not my dreams, I possessed not the capability to birth those; but dreams birthed by other souls, who fate bestowed with that capability. I took hold of the dream of a family.... (more)
I fell. Deep. Down a dark hole. Some call it love, some call it hell. I prefer a nomenclature of a different sort, abyss. I keep falling, there is no bottom, no end. I throw up ropes hoping they catch on ledges of sanity as I slip past in a free fall. There is no reason, no understanding of this mystery, and still I fall. Controlling my fall is a crazy act of futility. I spin, float, and turn. Why? When I see her, my soul feels the wind of my descent. This is a good thing? I stood on the solid ground once. I don't recall being happy in that place. Spinning out of control, I find contentment... (more)
Pillar #5 - Mercy
“compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one's power” - Dictionary.com
“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”- Abraham Lincoln
Mercy is crucial to wisdom, allowing it to function by bringing constructive resistance to the force of knowledge. It directs the power of wisdom to accomplish its highest objective, that of bringing and nurturing life. Without it, wisdom may be a cruel master, harsh and unrelenting. This mercy need be applied to myself as well as others.... (more)
"Wisdom has built her house, she has carved out her seven pillars:" Proverbs 9:1. The aim of this series is to present a non-cliche, non-religious point of view of wisdom. I do subscribe to some religious interpretations of the subjects addressed, but wish to here, only point out the common understanding of the principles.
Pillar #3 - Seriousness
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end. - Henry David Thoreau, (1817-1862)
Character cannot be developed in ease and... (more)
Number One - Humility
“Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
Humility is an attitude that understands others are just as important as myself. An attitude that looks to provide the needs of those around me by my hand. This pertains not only to a physical provision but to an emotional, mental, and spiritual provision. To be humble is to know I am a servant to those around me, and gladly submit to that service, not as a slave, but as my brother's keeper.... (more)
I hear him coming, old truck grumbling
Stumbling up the stairs.
I hear him cussing, broken glasses throwing
Threatening me to tears.
I hear his belt undoing, drunken fury lashing,
Bringing my young fears
I hear the slaps finding, bruises are coming
Staining my skin with smears
I hear the bath filling, his sorrow is falling
Draining his guilt the water clears
I hear the door slamming, darkness is calling
Suffering my torment through the years
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Thou shalt not. That's what I heard when I went to church. Being a young man and given to many troubles, I struggled with my love for God while bearing the guilt of “thou shalt not”. Looking at the exactness of the laws imposed on me by religion, I saw a certain, weakness, in their application.
Thou shalt not Lie. Really? I will lie till my tongue twists in my head to save you from harm. A man breaks into your house, your wife and kids hide, he asks you, “Where are they?”. OK religious man, you who impose on me your guilt ridden laws, speak up! Tell that man where your family is so he... (more)