Spirit

July 20, 2011
By dancinshell SILVER, Longwood, Florida
dancinshell SILVER, Longwood, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Do you have the audacity to doubt my veracity and insinuate that i prevaricate?


Gentle water, reliable earth, glowing fire, flying air.
The source of the gentleness, reliability, glowing, and flying
Is, and only is, the effect of spirit.

But what happens when your spirit is drained and drilled,
Like water and earth?
Or abused and alienated,
Like fire and air?

What happens when you can no longer
Create spirit for yourself?
Hope and dreams cannot live without spirit.
Song and dance cannot dance and sing without spirit.

Without spirit the sun and moon are just spots in the sky.
Without spirit the flowers do not bloom,
And the leaves do not fall.

Water becomes distant.
Earth crumbles and cracks.
Fire becomes destruction.
Air stands and steals.
And spirit was all you needed…


The author's comments:
I was inspired by:
Emily Dickinson
Robert Frost
E.e. Cummings

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