Day 147: Redemption


You were not born into slavery

You are no less a captive than the brightest wishing star

You are in no need of any type of ransom

For there are no chains that can hold you

No space that can keep you

You are as free as the ocean waves

You are a bird of sovereignty

Given wings of grandeur

Magnificent blended feathers of white

So mighty and bold, and ever so soft

Can you not see your perfection

Your beauty

Though you stand unmoved

With eyes stained in tears

Know there is no sadness

That cannot be liberated by thy very wings

My little dove of humanity

Why wait you

Go forward

Burst through

An angel to her mission

A mountaineer to his sheep

Slice across this imaginary bondage

Soar above the idleness of wrath, bitterness, and woe

They are but ash in the flame of forgiveness

Emancipate the weight of thy mind through acceptance

Break away from this dream land

Be as the blacksmith’s iron to fire

Bend in the heat of accordance

An ember endowed with source’s grace

Dear, dear compassionate one

Know you are amazement

Know you are joy

Wait no longer gentle bird of love

Emancipate your life

Embrace your wonderment

Liberate your essence

In the waters of truth

Washout all remnants of doubt

Bring rains to desert

Redeem your spirit’s calling

From sister malice

Redeem your growing passion

From brother fear

For you are not made for false imprisonment

Nor for substitutionary sacrifice

You are birthed without boundaries

Baptized in ceaseless acceptance

Delivered through eternal peace

Bathed in fountains of ever flowing benevolence

Retreat now from this forest of delusion

Play no more with painted ghosts and shadow makers

Resolved and renewed in this generation of truth

Set in motion your ordained and blessed flight

by Sam Craft

June 2012 




Sam Craft’s photos
Maui 2012

“Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, “Love your enemies.” It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies.”  ~  Martin Luther King Jr.

16 thoughts on “Day 147: Redemption

  1. What an amazing and spangly bit of writing, really beautiful and it warmed the cockles of my heart, Loves parent warned loves child, never leave a man behind, so if my future leads to a way to help them recieve, I’ll do it all ‘cos they’ve made me. My enemies are my greatest angels, we cannot see across the ocean yet and what would I be if I flew away with the crew in the KNOW, leaving my best friends, all because they couldn’t understand me. I’d love to fly off likie a bird, and I will do in my imagination should I get all tattered up, cos I love them specially, they have walked the faithless trail with me, and their motivation becomes null and void when I know now, if bad things happen, I need those things to get me to the realisation of my dreams. What use is the love of a thousand strangers, if those in the crew of angels were I dwell, think I am a monster. I cant go back as i’m too far in and I know my hurdles are tests of the free, they wanna make sure I mean free when I say it, I love them and we clearly need to talk some more. Waking up and realising your memories are based on something other than your emotions, the opposite, is heart breaking but I get it all, Had I not been saved by gods love, I would have scornfully judged them all, and wallowed for all eternity. Now I say, OK, I will do it your way until you tell me you know me. If this screen wasn’t what it was, then so far in life, i’ve yet to prove my love. I will not be invited into any kinda fold where I have to deny who I am or why I am the way I am, if I am caged, i’ll fly off in tut birdland, an write a letter everyday, to the people who are epically great and unaware of their love sitting under fake hate. I will be a better friend and a better daughter sister mother lover, it’s gonna be hard to work out the logistics but I have a feeling if I didn’t follow this through, I would be making the worst mistake in history EVER. I know my heart, I know I am not a bad person, so I face my future with some nerves, but knowing it is part of the plan, if I must land in the world of Stan, to show them that my face ain’t made of poxy spam. Last chance derby’s or only chance derbys are known, I’m in it for the long haul, location unsure, but i’m in it up to my neck and I is a lady of honour, I’ll live til my last breath telling people about what happened to me, because it was and is fgooooooooking epic, minus the hate, hate that I fully understand, its the stuff of mirror images, with or without the KNOW, I understand it and I want them to understand me too, plus I now the old lucid dreaming result, which helps dull the emotions somewhat, for however long it takes! Rambling….Sorry Xxx

  2. Retreat now from this forest of delusion

    Play no more with painted ghosts and shadow makers

    Resolved and renewed in this generation of truth

    Set in motion your ordained and blessed flight WOW!!! what an ending…this whole post is so hopeful and I love it…Great again SAMTASTIC!!!!

  3. Yes Sam!! You are brilliant and wonderful here once again. We make our own bondage it has been said, and you have reminded us that just by our inherent nature – we are free to fly… “you are birthed without boundaries” – soooo empowering – touching should you are Sam — thank you! xo

    1. he, he…You and David both use the word “Brilliant”…he he….that’s so kind. Wonderful is cool, too. Yes, we make our own bondage….harder with the pain knocking, too….that bondage is. Thanks for your sweetness. Always appreciated. 🙂 Sam

  4. hey beauty spreading those angelic words…soothing inspiring encouraging others to find them selves and free them of all the shackles holding them back..
    sam you are a guru,a guru who spreads happiness
    love ya 🙂

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