and a dog is barking his complaints.
What has him so upset,
and is anyone else listening?
I would listen to the Voice within me,
I would, but everything else is louder
(at this moment, dog is quiet.)
Voice within me,
it is You bearing face of all the gods.
If you would show me my own True Face,
it will take time, and I must not rush.
(You are the guide I've been waiting for.)
You are patient, only if I am patient.
"Strength, growing within yourself,
Trust it, and it will grow more."
At 3:28 am,
I find the serene island,
I promise to return again soon.
- JAL, 10-24-09