We Can See Where We Are

June 16, 2010

Life is a stage
We can see where we are
The wise one points to the devastation
See the fishes and birds gasping in toxic goo
Helpless angry humans watch
All a sacrifice to the god of greed

And so it is
The trickster moves his pawn
A hundred thousand times over and again
We have been here before
No winners or losers
The play goes on
A dance of light and shadow
Our inner angels and demons
We embrace it all

To reject any part is to experience separation
For the web of life is inter-connected
If one thread comes loose
The integrity of all is vulnerable
Acceptance for the suffering we unleash
In this story of ignorance and wisdom
We work together to rewrite yet another draft


1 Gloria Tate 06.17.10 at 2:43 pm

I really enjoyed reading this and the image is beautiful!

2 Miruh 06.17.10 at 9:36 pm

Hello Gloria,


I wanted to write about something positive that we can do in the light of the events that are happening. There is so much blame going about and taking some responsibility gives us a sense of power to create change.

Thanks for stopping by.

Love and blessings!

3 Linda Rhinehart Neas 06.18.10 at 12:31 pm

Dear Miruh,
Boy, you really capture the sentiments I have been having. Yesterday, when I read about the senator apologizing to the oil company for the money being set aside to help those who have lost their jobs and to clean up things down in the gulf, I couldn’t believe my ears. It was good that his party told him to rescind his remarks.
We have all, benignly or not, caused the issues this poor plant suffers from…now is the time to stop pointing fingers. We MUST, all of us, start working towards change, cleaning up our messes, loving the world into change, as my friend Dr. M says.
Thanks for this post…as always, it has touched me.

4 Miruh 06.18.10 at 5:47 pm

Hello Linda,

It is an interesting time and some of the ways we choose to respond are as confused as the events that are happening. As you suggest, the most effective response would be: “We MUST, all of us, start working towards change, cleaning up our messes, …” It all comes back to our own choices for what we want for our planet and to be focused on how to get there.

Thanks for your input, this is a conversation that people should be having; now what can we do about this?

Love and blessings!

5 Nicole 06.19.10 at 6:57 am

Hi Miruh!

You’ve woven an intriguing story here … Had I not read many of your other posts on living the absolute truth of life, I might have read this poem in a much darker light. And in a more straightforward way. But this part says it all for me:
“A dance of light and shadow
Our inner angels and demons
We embrace it all
To reject any part is to experience separation”

Thank you for getting me to probe deeper … I always appreciate your writing!


6 Marion 06.19.10 at 11:56 am

I was awestruck by this, Miruh. It should be published somewhere for all to see.

“We work together to rewrite yet another draft”…I sure hope so. I believe many people who have wounded the planet in different ways are now actually seeing truth and hearing and containing it. It will be the “small people” who actually will come together…the so-called big heads of the money god will dissipate. The crisis with the oil in the gulf will change us. And, I pray, Mother Earth will see our good intentions.

7 Miruh 06.19.10 at 8:12 pm

Hello Nicole,

It is my intention to write from the space of a higher perspective. If we look at events from any other point of view, one can despair for it all makes no sense. Taking responsibility puts the power in our hands to make this world want we want of it.
I love it when readers like you respond at a deeper level, connecting to what I am trying to put into words.
I thank you!
Deep peace to you!

8 Miruh 06.19.10 at 8:17 pm

Hello Marion,

Actually I think these words come from a place where everyone can see it but not everyone knows where to look or appreciate the message. Putting the ball back in one’s court, taking ownership is a matter of being ready to grow and change. It takes work and courage.
I appreciate your kind comment. I join you in wanting to see a shift in people’s consciousness as a result of the current state of events.

Much love to you!

9 Alexys Fairfield 06.20.10 at 8:37 am

Hi Miruh,

Excellent writing my friend.

It’s ironic that a story about toxins is toxic. It is really taking it’s toll on all players and watchers alike. I hope they hurry and rewrite the next draft, and perhaps concentrate on a better outcome instead of a greater income.

Sending you peace and love.

10 Miruh 06.20.10 at 2:55 pm

Hello Alexys,

We can stand back and watch how the play is unfolding and recognize that we do have another chance to create what we do want this time. It is an empowering stance if we can all agree that this is an opportunity.

Thanks for your kind words,I always ppreciate your lighthearted way of saying what needs to be said.

Love and blessings to you my friend!

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