Is Anything Impossible?
Light to split darkness
Life to spring forth on
the third rock from
an ordinary star
Time and consciousness to exist
Knit together, fearfully, wonderfully
In seven billion wombs
Like stars in the heavens,
We are a universe unto ourselves
Capable of hate and violence yet
created in, by, and for love.
When we choose and are chosen,
is there anything impossible?
A template, a map,
a way in the desert
Has been given
Light has cleaved the darkness
And darkness has not overcome it
We too shall overcome
A beginning, a birth, a cry of pain and love and hope.
A death, a tomb, a cry of mourning, heads hung in shame.
A road, understanding, a redirection, a resurrection.
We too shall be lifted up,
But now, in the fullness of time,
We must lift.
Our backs are strong, our hearts are full.
Our throats explode; our eyes, our hearts burn within us.
Sing, but do not stop at singing
Pray, but do not stop at praying
Act, and do not stop until you are acted upon at last, until your fingers are weak, the breath has escaped your lungs and you have given all for love, resting not in peace, but in victory. Until that moment of passage, give all, love all.
All creation sings, and you with it. Open your eyes, arise, shine your light has come.
You too, create without ceasing.
You too, light the darkness.
Is anything impossible?
Originally published on Medium, click the link to view with full-screen illustrations: https://medium.com/@davidshirk/is-anything-impossible-a25088f94b54