dark chapters #6…

i have used
shards of glass
from bombed out
mosques
and churches
to create
a kaleidoscopic reality
symmetric patterns
of half-truths
reflected on mirrors
of fear
constantly changing
in meaning
and
patterns of perception
depending upon
who turns the wheel
and so it was
the sixth day
of satan

what to ignore…

which color
of the rainbow
should i ignore
if i am to see beauty
which prophet
of the word
should i ignore
if i am to seek wisdom
which child
of the world
should i ignore
if i am to serve humanity
all knowledge
begins with perception
to limit perception
is to limit knowledge

Point-Counter Point Challenge:  For those of you have been following the challenges between Jade and I, you are aware that several challenges have taken place over the course of the last few months.  This time, the challenge was to be initiated by me and I decided to change the rules a little…well a lot.  Here’s how it works this time.  Each poet provides the other poet with  five quotations that must be addressed from the opposite point of view as the original quote. Here is the third quote that Jade provided to me:   “The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.” – Rumi