Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stairway of Life, A Sestina

The first step on the Stairway of life is Knowledge
The next step on this Stairway of being is Truth
Building upon and requiring the first two steps is Justice
After realizing the third, the fourth step is Enlightenment
Though not reached by most is the level of Revelations
And finally, the highest step is displayed by Rapture

Rebirth is made possible by conscious Rapture
Life in all its glory reflects collected Knowledge
Wisdom is fortified by mindful Revelations
Introspect, however, is founded upon Truth
Kindness reveals an amount of Enlightenment
Strength derives true power by a quest for Justice

Perseverance is required to attain meaningful Justice
Solitude is generally a prerequisite for Rapture
Compassion is often generated by Enlightenment
Learning may often lead to Knowledge
Endurance comes from struggles discerning Truth
Priorities are usually created by significant Revelations

Empowerment can result from reviewing Revelations
Cleanliness of lifestyle roots in absolute Justice
Momentary can be the glimpse of Truth
Reassurance is offered by passing Rapture
Lasting is the leverage of meaningful Knowledge
Fleeting could be unrecognized Enlightenment

Blindness of thought shows absence of Enlightenment
Ignorance of intellect has not any Revelations
Nothingness of spirit is a pit without Knowledge
Desperation of intent reflects a void of Justice
Life of enjoyment is only half lived with no Rapture
All that is amounts for not lacking any Truth

Openness of heart comes to us from Truth
Generosity, however, comes through Enlightenment
Rejuvenation of essence is presented by Rapture
Goals for living are made available through Revelations
Dignity of courage is typically derived from Justice
Empathy for others results from Knowledge

So as it has been shown, Rapture can not manifest without Truth
As should be known, Knowledge can lead oneself to Enlightenment
And, if one truly seeks Revelations they must quest for Justice

Adam Trotter / AVT

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