Outlaw Truth

words that cut
sharpened by truth
turn no deaf ears
in this morning’s light

warned by The Universe
to give us this day
its Daily Bread
i shall go armed
only with insight
carried on wings
of outlaw truth

singleness of purpose
battling injustices
profound and profane
under building storm clouds

copyright 2020: all rights reserved

photo: Morning Reading. (January, 2020)

Shall You See the Sun

February 17 2015 049 final

Shall you see the sun
When they who are clouds
Attempt to stand above you
And prevent you from being

Shall you know the moon
When only storms fill your night
As uprooted trees crash ‘round you

Shall you hear the truth
When the only voices in the air
Are those spoken by forked tongues

Shall you taste freedom
When you feel only chains on your skin
And open shackles coming for your mind

No, no, no, no

You shall instead walk away
Amused and wiser for having survived
All your illusions that kept you caged
And contemplating all you might never be

Copyright © 2019 by John David Higham: All Rights Reserved
Photo: Rainbow Ocean (Date Unknown)

The Lynx, The King, The World (Lights within Shining)

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The lynx, the king, the world
(Lights within shining):
No simple trio,
These three
Making themselves known
In
A brilliant burst
Of
Light
Like a volcanic rainbow
Descending
From the Heavens,
Ascending
From the Earth:
Heaven to Earth,
Earth to Heaven
Celestial current
Passing through
Me,
A spiritual wire my body.

Behold
The spirit manifesting
The lynx,
The king,
The world.

The lynx, the king, the world
(Voices within calling):
Asking within
Telling within
Showing within
Faster and faster
The insights they bring
Tickle my consciousness
And
Move me beyond thinking
Move me beyond knowing
Move me beyond the mundane
And
Immerse me
In the profound stillness
Of this moment unending.

The lynx, the king, the world
(Awareness within emerging):
The secrets within
The secrets without
The secrets of past
The secrets of now
I
See in the faces
Of
Strangers no more,
I
Hear in the unspoken whispers
Of
Wounded children healing,
I
Touch in the flesh
Of
Still weeping souls.

The lynx, the king, the world
(Trumpets within blaring):
The song within
The dance within
The wonder within:
Be aware
How it connects
The you
To
The me
Vibrating
Vibrating
Vibrating like waves
Across
This universe’s spectrum.

The lynx, the king, the world
(Wonder within growing):
The eternal immersion
In
The
World of wonder
So
Taken by the what ifs,
So
Taken by the how thens,
So
Taken by the new worlds
Opening
All around me.
I,
No longer the hermit
No longer ashamed
No longer desperate
No longer
The lone
Prisoner
Of
My prisoner’s perspective:
HA
HA
HA!

The lynx, the king, the world
(Limbs within moving):
Dancing among abundance
Celebrating
All
That is good,
All
That is right,
All
That is blissful
As
The tower collapses
And
Brings
Evolution,
Bliss,
Redemption.

When the Mountain in You Moves (When the Mountain Comes Alive in You)

When the Mountain in You Moves

When the mountain in you moves
(When the mountain comes alive in you)
And
You know that you know
Beyond words
Beyond thoughts
Beyond feelings,
You are strong beyond strength
Aware beyond aware
In the here
In the now
As boundaries
Between
You and me,
Between
Them and us
Evaporate.

When the mountain in you moves
(When the mountain comes alive in you)
And
The mountain in you quakes,
Shattering strata
That have settled and pressed
With all the weight of your fear
With all the weight of your inertia
With all the weight of your loss
With all the weight of your shame
With all the weight of your regret
With all the weight of your disappointment
With all the weight of your grief.

When the mountain in you moves
(When the mountain comes alive in you),
It does not hear
It does not regard
It does not abide
All the trees and grasses
That found purchase
In the compromises of your soul
In the compromises of your body
In the compromises of your mind.

When the mountain in you moves
(When the mountain comes alive in you)
In
Unison
With sun and moon,
In
Unison
With Raven, Eagle and Owl,
In
Unison
With love and acceptance,
In
Unison
With faith and surrender;
You will know beyond thinking
You will listen beyond hearing
You will speak beyond talking
And love beyond feeling.

When the mountain in you moves
(When the mountain comes alive in you),
You will make
And
Erase valleys,
Crush oaks
And
Scatter new seeds
In
Your time
Of
Your liquid bedrock.

When the mountain in you moves
(When the mountain comes alive in you)
And
You create fresh sands
And
New peaks to look upon your world,
No dreams of stone
No dreams of mud
No dreams are needed,
And when who you were
Is
No longer needed by who you now are,
Then you are
The mountain you need to be
The mountain you must be
For another momentary eternity
Until
When the mountain in you moves
(When the mountain comes alive in you)
Once again…

Wind Sky Tree

Sunset Sedona June 22 2015

Wind sky tree
Wind sky tree
Breathe
Breathe
Breathe

Wind sky tree
Wind sky tree
Breathe
Breathe
Breathe

Wind sky tree
Wind sky tree
Breathe
Breathe
Breathe

Wind sky tree
Wind sky tree
Breathe
Breathe
Breathe

Wind sky tree
Wind sky tree
Be
Be
Be

Who I Was Is Not My Dawn

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Who I Was
Is Not My Dawn

Who I was
Is not my dawn
He has died now
I must grieve.

Who I was
Is not my dawn
His eyes seeing fear
When looking about.

Who I was
Is not my dawn
His ears listening
For intruders hidden.

Who I was
Is not my dawn
His mind building
Cages for his soul.

Who I was
Is not my dawn
His body is cold
On this humid morn.

Who I was
Is not my dawn
The service over
And dirt shoveled.

I am my own dawn
I am not afraid of me
Wherever my path
Will be.

Angel Sleep

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At night
My back
‘Gainst the sheets
My arms
Spread wide
My hands
Hanging over
Bed’s edges.

It is now
I pray
It is now
I seek
Angels
Visions
Escorts into Dreamtime.

How forgetful, I
Not finding them
At first
Then walking with them
In twisted landscapes
In people
All visiting
From the waking world.

At sunrise
My side
‘Gainst the sheets
My fingers cupped
Held
Close to my face
It is now
I pray
It is now
I seek
Angels
Visions
Escorts into a waking world.

I see them
I feel them
In twisted landscapes
In spirits
All visiting
From the dream world.
They
Speak with no words
Think with no thoughts
Know beyond empathy.

I, the intuitive one
Alone at my keyboard
As they
Gather and pass
Gather and pass
Gather and pass
With Light
With Truth
Passing through
This body’s envelope
At least for one
Eternal moment longer.