Tuesday, February 14, 2006

on awakening

a burn patient lies unconscious
sleep induced
for if he awakened
the pain would kill him

people remain unconscious
for same cause
unable to bear the pain
or unwilling to do so
not knowing
truth and its freedom

and healing
lie beneath

facing the pain


Jon said...


This is powerful and very insightful Diane. And it exposes my arrogance and inspires to be more compassionate and gentler.

Thank you.

diana christine said...

a beautiful gift to me is another's comment and viewpoint on my own writing, as i study and learn from my written words. at first i was a bit bewildered by how you may have felt arrogance was exposed and found inspiration to be more compassionate. suddenly, however, i realized perhaps what you discovered was compassion and gentleness toward those who are asleep. wow, that is an angle i had not seen in my own words. i thank you from the bottom of my heart...
diana christine