One::Whole

The original version of One::Whole has been published in All of Me Vol. I, courtesy of Shadow Spark Publishing. Featured art is by Alex Ruiz.

Listen to One::Whole by Richard Charles Stevens

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Make me whole
Please take me home
My heart’s a seed
Please make it grow
Please take a sacred oath
To break the ancient code
Remain remote controlled device
For light wherein your soul excites
Set all mistaken goals aside
Before life takes its toll

Please make it known that you can see the irony to eulogy
That you discern my yearn for continuity
That ghosts of past are opencast
The spectres of each cycle passed
Across our weathered skin they glance
Reminders of a cherished dance
That blinders need no longer blind us from the answer deep inside us
Mortal slight and ill no longer blight us

Lead me back to childhood
Let’s make firewood of our dreams
Burn a secret pathway through the parting maze of trees
Lead me to the garden where we played in bygone days
Open to hope’s bargaining and basking in its rays
Take me to this quiet place not quite so faraway
Sit with me
You’ll find me in the shade

Make this one fine day a pendant
Wear it in a locket
Take custody of rusted key entrusted thee
Unlock it
Walk tender foot through crops of drought
Replenish harvest
Bleed devout
Herald earth song
Tease it out
Breathe me in
For I shall breathe you out
The air is incomplete without your signature upon it

Make me whole
Please take me home
My heart’s a seed
Please make it grow
Please take a sacred oath
To break the ancient code
Remain remote controlled device
For light wherein your soul excites
Set all mistaken goals aside
Before life takes its toll

Make patchwork of the sunrise
Crochet eiderdown of moon
Weave their braids in twine
To redesign unbiased view
Pounding with anticipation
Boundless in articulation
Founded on a single timeless truth
Grounded not the roots that feed the shoots of unimpeded use
Breeding seedlings
Lend caress to better dress their scenic loop
See resumed abiding senses
Heightened then in fevered bloom
Sparkling this vast array of heart shaped diamonds steeped in dew

Need believe in you
To see this through
Need perceive wherein these feelings grew
Reach the peak
Delight in the incline of thine creation
Kneeling at the pew of ceaseless youth’s divine persuasion
Need perceive wherein these seedlings bloom
Need to see this through
Or die remaining

Meet me at the Veil Gate
I shall wait for thee
Most patiently
Through meadows draped in rape seed
At innate speed proceed natively
Make me whole
Please take me home
My heart’s a seed
You make it grow
I bleed to take a sacred oath
To see thee break an ancient code
Remain remote controlled device
For light wherein blind faith resides
Set all atoning thoughts aside
Enthrone the day
Exalt the night
Divorce the blight
Of mortify
Ornate foundations
Fortify
Walk tender foot through crops of drought
Replenish harvest
Bleed devout
Herald earth song
Tease it out
Breathe me in
For I shall breathe you out
The air is incomplete without your signature upon it

Make me whole
Please take me home
My heart’s a seed
Please make it grow

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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