On The Trail of Eternity

29 01 2010


(listen to song by Barry Gremillion and Lrod)

I called my estate Temporary, Texas

barbed wire was illegal there

the place was protected by paradox and

the ephemeral shadow of the dove

I wasn’t afraid to invest in the temporary

to love, to love knowing

knowing all the while that the object of my love

the person, place or nation

the ideal or creed or livelihood,

all sentiment, sensation

would vanish, be stolen by time

a tent was temple to my religion

time and rent the devils of my panoply

the mantra, chant, the litany: “It Comes and Goes.

It Comes and Goes. Rama Jah Ohm”

God watches his body decay like an echo

if anything is eternal, infinite

it is God’s threshold of pain

mountains crumble, oceans drain

the universe a sore against the grain

time before and time again

It Comes and Goes, It Comes and Goes.

Rama Jah Ohm

Meanwhile back in Temporary, Texas

the sheriff sucks the smoke from the barrel of his gun

time is the outlaw, no jail can hold him.

He nails a poster to a tree

it says, “WANTED–ETERNITY.”

It Comes and Goes, It Comes and Goes.

Rama Jah Ohm

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