A Journey to Acceptance

Last night I was visited by an ageless sage
He saw me weeping and locked in my cage
He asked, my dear child why are you weeping?
I said, Let me be, for atonement I am seeking

He asked, from what do you seek atonement?
I said, Oh Ageless One I deserve punishment
For Love beckoned and I did not follow
I thought there will always be tomorrow

Now he’s gone… he’s gone… oh my Ageless One!

Now I have nothing but memories and sorrow
And my heart beats not for tomorrow
Aye from yesterday, my breath I will borrow
For only through this, his images will ever glow

With my tears I built this lovely cage
To house all that my heart envisaged
Ageless One could I be brought back in time
I will never let go of a beauty so sublime

The ageless sage was moved by compassion
For all I could see is unbridgeable separation
He opened my eyes and unveiled all my folly
And spoke to me the secrets of all that is holy

My dear child, in ignorance and guilt
Indeed a cage you thought has to be built
For your eyes are yet shrouded and you know not
What your heart envisaged, this cage house not

Indeed in this cage his images will ever glow
For he is trapped inside because of your sorrow
Free you must set him though you need not let go
For always and forever, more than ever he is with you

Day and night he can hear your lamentations
From the lonely cage you built, he sends his petitions
That you may soon be comforted for he regret his actions
Know that to cause you pain, never was in his intentions

My dear child, these walls you built, you must tear down
That you may free him from the burden of your thorny crown
Your tears of sorrow is but a heavy chain wounding his feet
I know my child, you love him but this is not what you seek

Think not, there was something you could have done
For God has it ordained even before he created the sun
Remember yesterday in gratitude and trust God in his plan
Your longing is not but a thirst that He will quench in time

This I must let you know, he hold nothing against you
And your guilt is a great underestimation of his love for you
Therefore instead of lamentations, sing to him a lullaby
That he may spread his wings and embrace the sky

And know that acceptance does not mean letting go
It is knowing, for now, God have something else for him to do
In His appointed time He will send him back to you
And you will love him even more for he will be made new

It will be him but Free from all that once enslaved him

For a brief moment I contemplated
Then my thought became words and I uttered
Ageless one, I am an Agnostic, how can I be comforted?
Call me skeptic but a question must be answered

Great are all that you spoke of, but my doubt persists
My dear sage, what proof do you have that God exist?
With all my being, I called for Him on my moment of weakness
I begged do not take him, but my words just went to the mist

The Ageless One shook his head and smiled
Then he said, Oh my ever questioning dear child
You would know God for He is that which moving within you
On your Love one’s face, He is the Beauty and Love that you saw

I implore that you rejoice my child and do not fear
There is no reason for all your sorrow and tears
For whatever the spirit desires, the spirit attains
Therefore there is no reason you must be in pain

Thank you, I am comforted my Ageless One and now I dug
God indeed exist for which moving within me is ever burning Love
And what my spirit desires I know fully
I am sure now, My love I will again see

You’re welcome my dear child…

Just remember, your love one is not gone nor far away
Aye, you will see him again one of these days
But have patience and do not be in haste
For God is Love and Love will always find a way

The Ageless sage then vanished
But his voice remained, echoing in the mist

Acceptance does not mean letting go…
For always and forever, more than ever he is with you…
Tear down the walls…Tear down the walls…

Sing to him a lullaby… Sing to him a lullaby…
That he may spread his wings and embrace the sky…

Have patience, do not be in haste… do not be in haste…
What the spirit desires, the spirit attains…

Love will always find a way…
Love will always find a way…

- Donna