We Stand by Dustin Pickering

“Be thankful you aren’t cursed with perfection.  If you were perfect, there’d be nothing for you to achieve with your life.  Imperfection is the source of every action.  This is both our curse and our blessing as human beings.  Our very imperfection makes a holy life possible.

“We’re not supposed to be perfect.  We’re supposed to be useful.” 

             -Leonard Peltier, My Life is My Sun Dance

 

o when will you set

our minds and spirits free?

When will the Hours fade

in soft despondency?

The Fates want to snip my coil.

I stand, I stand.

 

I feel in the womb

  an eternal remnant of Time.

I never asked for more

  than strength.

I bleed but I stand, I stand.

 

The festival of stars

  is at our service.

The glory of being true!

We stand for passion,

  we stand for love.

We stand, we stand.

 I wrote this poem as a question.  I received my answer the next morning through the voice of Leonard Peltier in his book My Life Is My Sun Dance. I hope the poem enriches and improves your mind and relationship with the human world.

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