"Wake up and smell the roses"
First comes will, then energy,
Then it finds you after you find it,
Then comes curiosity with innocence,
and love and warmth and light.
Next comes the first lie and
in the fall out you cry though,
it was comparatively small but,
it makes you feel paradise lost.
Then you adjust and counter and
begin to lie as well and join
the ranks and participate and
still have love but hurt and feel.
Then the well in you fills
and brims with a sorrow
driven by all you could have said
and done with more truth.
Then the weight of your well
so deep and full halts you fully
and you sink in some form of despair
and begin to think your self is lost.
Then you learn to cope in some way
and drain some of your well
till it fills again and you repeat
and start to polish a human life.
But then just maybe you leave
your well unguarded and unchecked
until it fills and brims and floods
the entire plane upon which you stand
and take for granted.
Now you must sincerely dwell
until you find the root and the source
of your well; now you must go down there
against the grain of fear, diving deep.
You have mishaps and fear and anxiety
and nearly drown on the way, but still you go
and little by little you build fortitude
and wind and skill, diving to your pearl.
Then you come like a rocket out of your own deep
with pearl in hand and a glowing smile on face,
and you are then with open rejuvenated heart
and a mind born free and flowing with thought.
And you return to all you love
and return very true but little wise,
you cannot yet know the nature
of the fear in their eyes.
Then you rattle around the walls
of other folks' brains and incite
them to action of good and bad intent
and take their shame and receive harm from them.
Then you open a door to Patience
and go along with a loved one
out of trust; it is next when
Patience and trust meet, that it begins.
You yield the best of you to the best of them,
And in comes more light and vision,
And you yield control and simply be,
while they yield to you both love and skill.
And through the gentle rush of it all,
by the kindness, for the will,
because you are ready and so are they,
next you open up your eyes
and you see the waves of heat
and you smell the Roses
and you know then God is with you
and you know then heaven has come to earth.