Places

You say it all the time
I don’t want to be here
But what you never say is
Where you want to be

Where do you want to be
Where do you want to go
What is it that you want
What is it that you need

Only you can answer that
Only you know what it is
In the silence of the heart
In the silence of the soul

That is where the answers wait
You have but to hear the silence
It will guide you better
Than a cluttered mind

Eyes

How do you put words
on feelings this deep
they all fall short
they cage something boundless

Language is too limited
Actions are not enough
But a look
See it in my eyes

It is in them
It is all there
In them you might see
In them you might know

In them
Reflected
Infinite
Unending

Angels

Feathered wings
White or black
It matters not
They walk a path

Not on pedastals
Not in the clouds
No longer above us
But here on the ground

Some see only devils
Castoffs and rejects
I see them fortunate
They walk among us

Anla’shok

This is kind of an almagamation of Shadowalker and Rangers and about three other writings that weren’t posted.

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In the darkness of night
the shadows of day
a form slowly moves
observing the view

This is my life
to walk in places
others will not go
out of fear of unknowns

Here I abide
and stand firm, determined
no ground will I give
nor back will I turn

This is my home
it is all I have known
understanding the beast
makes it a beast no more

Some fear the dark
but the dark fears me
I know of its secrets
and hidden frailties

But make no mistake
about my place here
I stand in the dark
to hold it at bay

One cannot fight
an enemy unknown
or one will lose
before one volley thrown

I know the dark
it is my home
I know it well
so I will not lose

point of view

Every angle different
every refraction shimmers
every glimmer a different tint
every facet a new vision

What I will see
you may not
unless you look
through my eyes

I move around
constantly
looking at the angles
seeing the entire picture

Just one view
is not enough
who knows what’s hidden
if you never seek it out

contemplations

Swing of the pendulum
Draw of the rune
Inner self speaks
Now can you hear her?

Quiet the thoughts
Empty the mind
Angels speak softly
Their voices are silence

When nothing else moves
When nowhere else is
She’ll speak in your heart
Advice she will give

It cannot be forced
Calm must prevail
A turbulant mind
Will hear only clamor

Meditation’s the path
Peace is the key
The question a door
The answer beyond

Shadowalker

There must be darkness.
This is a natural fact.
There will be darkness.
This is unchangeable.

I am at home here.
I know the darkness.
It long ago consumed me.
I am the darkness.

This is not brooding.
Just a state of being.
I am Jarek Shadowalker.
Darkness is my domain.

I stand in places shrouded.
I see and contemplate.
I stand silent, vigilant.
When needed, I act.

I understand the beast.
I became the beast.
For this reason alone,
I can hold the beast at bay.

Possibilities

The paths always divide
Which fork will be taken
Choose then travel
Another fork

I walk the path
My eyes are open
I look down both sides
I know what can happen

Though I see not over the hill
I see what is in the distance
Maybe this path leads me there
Maybe there is another fork