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Wisdom's Wilderness 4

Posted By: Perry Neal Crawford

Wisdom's Wilderness 4 - 12/18/18 06:35 PM

The Raven

Blackness frightening, blinding lightening,
Thunder pounding in the air,
Wind is blowing, danger showing,
Homeless raven doesnít care.

Arsonís yearning for fires burning
Makes the hillsides bare and weak,
Food source waning, balance straining,
Forestís futureís growing weak.

Rain is pouring, flashflood roaring,
Pushing down the mountainside,
Torrent crashes, beats and smashes,
Sturdy rocks begin to slide.

Seeking shelter, helter skelter,
Frightened raven swoops and dives,
Rocks are falling, death is calling,
Raven hoping to survive.

Numbness grasping, falling, gasping
Landing in a yucca tree,
Darkness closing, death imposing,
Raven fearing it must be.

Stunned and humbled, call is mumbled,
To a higher powerís ears,
Heartfelt sadness turns to gladness,
Gratitude through flowing tears.

Clouds are clearing, daylight peering,
Through the storm comes heavenís gaze,
Answered yearning, strength returning,
Raven flies through morning haze
Posted By: Moosesong

Re: Wisdom's Wilderness 4 - 02/05/19 02:40 AM

I like it. a good story put into poetic form.
Posted By: Perry Neal Crawford

Re: Wisdom's Wilderness 4 - 02/06/19 05:08 PM

Thank you. Those of us living in recovery share this common theme of being enslaved by drives. It is human nature to want to feel good, feel better than just boring OK, feel better than bad,or feel nothing at all. The thing we find that does all that for us soon becomes a bigger problem than any we want a recess from. Recovery is such an exquisite feeling at first, and gratitude abounds. Then we have to deal with strong feelings and life challenges in sobriety. Many songs exist that speak of these common denominators, and I am grateful for all of them. I hope some of my offerings give all in recovery, or in search of it, a lift.
Posted By: Douglas Murphy

Re: Wisdom's Wilderness 4 - 03/30/19 02:42 PM

Hello Perry.

Well thought out story/poem. The flow of it carried me along and the message clear enough to understand.. Thank you for sharing this and your thoughts concerning where it came from.

Posted By: maccharles

Re: Wisdom's Wilderness 4 - 04/04/19 12:28 AM

Why are you not paring these down into song form?

There's is good meaty imagery here.
Posted By: Perry Neal Crawford

Re: Wisdom's Wilderness 4 - 04/08/19 08:35 PM

I wish I were a better musician. I don't read music (I failed the class) and my guitar skills were amateur to begin with (mainly strumming chords). Now my finger timing is lost to Parkinson's as well as my singing voice. Spoken Word is my main genre now, using poem parable story poems.
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