Petty thoughts and massive dreams circle inside
Alternating in lock-step from a fore-sworn pattern
Holding in check that free-floating passion waiting
To connect to The chamber of multiplexed infinity.
Release comes perhaps once a life in a flash of growing
When senses are overwhelmed by sputtering sounds
And from nowhere the tunnel of light speeds toward
The face of God!
I have wondered for many years whether it would be helpful to share the intimate and emotionally charged poetry I wrote that in so many ways saw me through my own divorce. These were times of deep stress but also periods of new understanding that growth awaits those who have been stripped of most of the convenient props of their identity. From the inside out, I experienced an openness to a new truth…that I was about to have a more fulfilling life with renewed strength and purpose.
For those now walking down this path of apparent emotional separation and upheaval, perhaps within these poems you will find the inspiring reality that deep down to your core you know that this temporal pain provides the seed bed for new growth and a richer life.
I am the love of God that transpires
to repair the watchful experience
of known and unknown
Leave me to my purpose and fill the hours
and the days with openhearted understanding of love.
Lift my skirt and rip open my shirt
Leave me to the wonder of it all so
that I might reason to the call
of what life meant.
All that I have dreamt is the rest of life
and lift from strife
to run at a pace – filled of grace
Just to live in love.
See the wonder of life in all
its fight and surrender the piece
of jetsam and flotsam – Leave
it all as discard – Enter and
hoist a petard.
Lean on me, set it free,
leave it be, you and me.
My Watchful Warrior
lead me not into frustration but guard my defenses
while they wither into obsolescence
unhinge the trappings of my doors
so they may nevermore fly open or close
Rather free ‘falling’ forevermore upward
and spiraling to my true north
Grant me the eternal rest
which moves silently and not at all,
So I am able to hear the noiseless
rhapsody endlessly enveloping my soul
No need to stop and pause
since we never started to begin with
understanding simply that
brings unparalleled peace
Thank you my joy filled God,
I see you
I see you now
You are my timeless wife.
- Jerry Levin 7/1/10 in flight from LA to NYC