Wednesday, July 21, 2010


.. I was always running (away)
From self
For cover
Fleeing the essence of I

Running from past
Sprinting from future
Giving the present a run for its money

Running like coward
Or a bull dragged by its angry horns.

Running into dead ends
One way stop signs
Forced backwards into
My own erected walls.

Running in fear
From time
In thoughts; cradling attachments like bones

Truth too pure
Self too damned
Running and running
Desperate to elude
This light inside.

Realisation came in revelations
I despised – truth dawned
Running – never moving
Frozen on spot

I saw my running was leading
As I fled with fearful eyes
Into a harsh reality.

Now I am running – running across fields
Forward – full circle back into self

Running and running for dreams
Transforming my illusions
Of reality.

Running into the future
Full speed I greet the gift
Of the present

Racing into the light...
~ by Clare Campbell

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